WordPress 201 Workshop

Yesterday’s WordPress 201 workshop went well. We had about 12 students at MEDB’s Malcolm Center, eager to learn about the .org flavor of WordPress. It was a good group with lots of good questions and good interaction from everyone. Peter Liu from Kaiscapes...

Categories vs Tags

Confused about categories and tags in WordPress? You’re not alone. I’ve seen a lot of explanations and metaphors that try to explain the difference between categories and tags, but I still encounter a lot of people who are confusion about the differences between them....

WordPress Theme Makeover Tutorial

Last August I presented a WordPress workshop that taught the basics of customizing a WordPress theme. As part of the workshop, I created a 60 page step-by-step tutorial with an exercise of making over the default WordPress theme with several customizations to the...

How to Move Your WordPress Site to a New Web Host

If you’ve got a WordPress.org, self-hosted website or blog, the computer, aka web server, where the files for your website “live” belongs to a company that specializes in housing or “hosting” websites by maintaining hundreds of web servers and renting space on them...

WordPress 3.1 Feature Overview

WordPress 3.1 was released this past week and brings with it some nice new functionality and improvements to make your workflow easier. I haven’t had time to test out the new features much yet, but I wanted to touch briefly on the latest features you can expect...

WordPress 101 Workshop Slides

Thanks to everyone who attended last week’s WordPress 101 workshop at the Malcolm Center. We had great participation from all who attended. Much of the workshop was a real-time demonstration of WordPress, but the slides from the workshop are available below....

WordPress Flavors: .org vs .com

A very common point of confusion among people new to WordPress is the distinction between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. WordPress is a content management system, or software that enables people to publish websites and blogs using a their browser. The software is...