You’ve just created a new WordPress site and now you’ve decided to set it up on Google Analytics so that you can gather data and track website performance. Good choice. Google Analytics is really powerful enterprise-class web analytics tool.
You’ve probably visited blogs and other websites that display ads within the content of an article with text wrapped around it just as you might find with an image file. Ads placed within the content of a page tend to more lucrative than their sidebar dwelling counterparts. So how can a WordPress blogger pull of this ad wrapping effect? Let’s take a look at how to do it with just a simple bit of XHTML and/or CSS code.
You have probably seen website and blogs that have a large ad banner at the top of the page above the site header. Above the fold ad placements, especially full size banner ads, typically perform very well. So, how exactly can you do that with your WordPress blog? Let’s take a look at a couple ways to get the job done.
While installing WordPress is not terribly complex, it can still be intimidating for the less technical users. Fortunately, a wonderful tool called Fantastico is included in cPanel by many web hosts. Fantastico automates the installation of a wide variety of popular web applications (like WordPress) and takes much of the fear out of new WordPress installs.
Whether you just want to play with WordPress without investing in a hosting plan, or plan on building and testing a WordPress site offline, WordPress can easily be install locally on your Windows computer using WAMP. We’ll walk you through the steps.
One of the first thing many bloggers do after completing a fresh WordPress install is to change the permalink structure to something more search engine friendly. There are a few built in permalink options, but many bloggers want a custom structure with just the Post ID and the title of the post in the URL. Here how to get it done.
If you’ve installed a new blog since the release of WordPress 3, you’re likely familiar with the new default WordPress theme: Twenty Eleven. It features rotating header images just below the page title. It’s a nice feature, but some will find that the image header takes up too much real estate and want to remove it all together. Removing those Twenty Eleven images is as easy as changing a simple setting.
If you installed WordPress and your sire resolves to mysite.com, instead of www.mysite.com, there is a very easy way to fix this in WordPress.