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Comment Moderation

Comment moderation is a feature in WordPress that allows you to prevent comments from appearing on your site without your express approval. Moderation can be very useful in addressing Comment Spam, but it has more general applications as well. If you would like to learn more about comment spam, see Fighting Comment Spam. How Moderation […]

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What is Ajax?

Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript And XML) is a technology that allows a web page to perform actions or update dynamically, without completely reloading. The idea is that by using Ajax technology, a web site can be more responsive and interactive than a non-Ajax site. For instance, without Ajax, Google Maps might require you to click a […]

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Pages

In WordPress, you can write either posts or pages. When you are writing a regular blog entry, you write a post. Posts automatically appear in reverse chronological order on your blogs home page. Pages, on the other hand, are for content such as “About Me,” “Contact Me,” etc. Pages live outside of the normal blog […]

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Using Gravatars

What is a Gravatar? Gravatars are Globally Recognized Avatars. An avatar or gravatar is an icon, or representation, of a user in a shared virtual reality, such as a forum, chat, website, or any other form of online community in which the user(s) wish to have something to distinguish themselves from other users. Created by […]

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Writing Posts

Posts are the entries that display in reverse chronological order on your home page. In contrast to pages, posts usually have comments fields beneath them and are included in your site RSS feed. To write a post: Log in to your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard). Click the Posts tab. Click the Add New Sub Tab […]

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Adding Asides

When you lean towards someone and tell them a little bit of information, you are making an “aside” comment. In blogs, you can do that on your blog by passing on small bits of information to your readers called Asides. Also known as remaindered links or linkblog, Asides were originally implemented by Matt Mullenweg, developer […]

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Registered User Features

Registered users can do a variety of different things on a WordPress driven site. The various elements available to the user are determined by their user level. The following articles should help you to understand more about how the different user levels work, how to write and edit posts based on the users security level, […]

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Administration Menus

Introduction GUsually, plugin and theme authors need to provide access to a settings (options) screen so users can customize how the plugin or theme is used. The best way to present the user with such a screen is to create an administration menu item that allows the user to access that settings screen. This article […]

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Using Image and File Attachments

In WordPress 2.5, media management has been vastly improved. You can manage your existing files, and upload new ones directly using buttons on the editor toolbar. This is a guide to using Image and File Attachments, about which there is some confusion as to functionality in WordPress 2.5. It is intended to answer the following […]

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Creating Horizontal Menus

Horizontal Menus are an excellent way to create a menu of categories or Pages, highlighting specific areas of interest within your website. Many web designers place a horizontal menu under the header, where they draw the eye. Horizontal menus are created with the HTML List feature. Yes, while they are horizontal instead of vertical, like […]

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