WordPress.TV is a great source to improve your WordPress Knowledge

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WordPress TV helps you conquer the uphill climb to learn WordPress

If you’re new to WordPress, you may feel like you are climbing uphill as you learn the basics. However, you can learn many of the fundamental tasks simply by watching videos from the free resource: WordPress.TV.

Videos posted to the site include presentations from WordCamp events across the country and even the world. At the Charleston WordPress Meetup we recently viewed a video on how to choose plugins which was given at WordCamp Raleigh in 2016 by Andrea Ferguson.

Want to know how to moderate or manage comments? Need to understand how to use the Dashboard? How do you update your version of WordPress? There are many, many videos covering all the basics and event complicated topics. We’ve selectedten videos which we think are great for you if you’re new to WordPress and need to understand where to start.

For people just getting going, here is a list of WordPress.TV videos which will help bring you up to speed.

  1. WordPress Dashboard
  2. WordPress General Settings
  3. WordPress Discussion Settings
  4. WordPress Reading Settings
  5. WordPress Categories
  6. WordPress Comment
  7. WordPress Add a New User
  8. WordPress Post Tags
  9. WordPress All Users Screen
  10. WordPress Update

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Why It’s Important to Keep WordPress Up-to-Date

WordPress versions must be kept updated to prevent open doors into your site.

Don’t leave your front door open for hackers and bots.

One of the most common ways for homes and cars to be broken into is via an unlocked door. If you’re not regularly updating your website content management software, you’re leaving your front door open and hanging out a welcome sign.

Keep WordPress up-to-date and help eliminate vulnerabilities in your website.

Learn more about using WordPress with our series of video tutorials.

Use WordPress Tags to Help Readers Find Topics

Children playing tag

Tag your posts

Summer evenings on the lawn, children play a game of chase in which they run after one another, and when they get close enough to the person they are chasing, they reach out their hand and touch the person, screaming in delight, “Tag, you’re IT!”

Within your website, content tags work along the same idea, allowing authors to identify related content, simply by tagging it and make it active. Continue reading

WordPress Categories Are Powerful for SEO

using laptop computer to set wordpress categories

If you’re planning to use posts to your site’s blog to enhance your search results and search presence, you need to understand how powerful categories are.

Categories allow you to create a hierarchy and structure to organize content that makes sense to a reader, helping them find content by broad subject. When you use an organizational hierarchy, content can help support your SEO goals. Continue reading

Free During Beta Launch

Charleston Entrepreneurs Launch WP Intelligence, New Web-Based Service

During beta launch, business owners get free resources to help them learn WordPress

Charleston, SC– January 27, 2015:  Charleston PR & Design, LLC announces the beta launch of their new WordPress support and tutorial service, WP Intelligence (http://wpintelligence.com/). The site is designed to serve those who use self-hosted WordPress installations to power their websites. Continue reading

What are the most popular WordPress Plugins?

WordPress.org plugins page

What’s a WordPress plugin?

One of WordPress’ greatest strengths is its Plugins*. In fact, your website or blog could be managed far more efficiently with the addition of carefully selected plugins that either solve a specific problem or provide an essential function. Below, we’ve briefed the top ten plugins based on number of downloads from WordPress.org—the raves, the rants and the reason why you are better off with or without them.  Continue reading