If you go into Google and type in “How to create a blog”, you’ll be confronted with a huge amount of tutorials in all sorts of guises all claiming to show you how. Some of them will be OK, some will be totally awful, but I bet the majority of them won’t understand how to teach a

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This is the third in my series about comparing the new and old WordPress.com layouts. Previously I have compared the Dashboard sidebars and blog post listings pages. Today I’m looking at the blog post writing or editing page, where you write your blog post and add the publishing features to enhance its performance. Below is

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This is the second in the series of comparing the new style WordPress.com with the old version. Previously I focused on the Dashboard sidebars. Now I shall look at how each blog post is listed in its blog post listings page. First, here’s the new version: It is certainly bigger and clearer than the old version

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Below are the Dashboard sidebars. On the left is WordPress.com new, in the middle is WordPress.com old, and on the right is WordPress.org: I will be concentrating on those from WordPress.com, but I wanted to show you my WordPress.org sidebar as an example. This is the one I grew up with, so it is the most

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Have you noticed that some blog listings pages only show the beginning of posts? This is the case with this and my other blog, and it is because of the theme I use. You can see that only the first three lines are shown, and a nice ‘Read more’ button is offered to entice you

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If you’ve got a WordPress.com blog, there is now a widget for adding social media buttons on your sidebar. It’s called ‘Social Media Icons’ (of course!). I’ll show you how to install it, so you can see its shortfalls. On my blog it’s not so bad: But on my friend’s blog, well… You can see her problem. It all

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