Two people reblogged my blog post the other day! No, it wasn’t from this blog, but from another I regularly guest post for. Having your blog post reblogged is a kind of compliment, because it means someone liked it enough to want to share it properly with their readers by placing it on their blog. When copying

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Have you ever been impatient waiting for an image to appear on a blog or website? It takes ages to download, with layers gradually becoming visible as it materialises down the screen. This is because this image isn’t web-ready. What do you mean by web-ready images? The process of viewing images on a screen is different than printing them

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As a blogger it’s gratifying if people try to make contact with you. So why not make it easier for them by providing a contact form on your blog. All WordPress.com blogs have this facility by default. If you’ve got a self-hosted WordPress.org blog or website, there are lots of plugins available that will give

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When I created a homepage on my blog for the benefit of writing a how-to post about it, I noticed there was a comment box at the bottom. Which I realised I didn’t want. Comment boxes are for blog posts, not pages. So this is how you get rid of them. Go to the Dashboard via mousing over ‘My

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This is a continuation of my previous post about placing navigation links on your sidebar. What if you wanted your sidebar navigation to only show up on certain pages? Normally any widget placed on your blog’s sidebars will show on all the pages. However, WordPress.com provides a wonderful facility that allows you to choose which widgets are shown

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Sometimes you may want to have links to particular pages which cannot be accessed from your main navigation bar. Instead you may want these page links to be available from a special list in your sidebar. And sometimes this can be an alternative to the drop-down ‘child’ page tabs from the main navigation bar. This is accomplished through the use of menus,

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