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WordPress hackers are very active now a days. If you’re an active member of facebook , hope you saw that many indian blogs got hacked by pakistanis. Two blogs (viralblogtips and sociobits) got hacked yesterday and they trying hard to recover their blogs. SO, you should secure your wordpress blog from hackers. It’s difficult to be 100% safe, But you can …

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What is and what isn’t XHTML WordPress, as a system, is based on documents written in the XHTML scripting language. XHTML 1.0 (which is currently the most widely supported version and stands for eXtensible Hyper Text Markup Language) became a W3C recommendation in the year 2000, and was intended to serve as an interim technology …

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What is a Theme? Fundamentally, the WordPress Theme system is a way to “skin” your weblog. Yet, it is more than just a “skin.” Skinning your site implies that only the design is changed. WordPress Themes can provide much more control over the look and presentation of the material on your website. A WordPress Theme is a …

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About Uploading Files with WordPress To upload files, you can use WordPress’s online interface, the Dashboard or one of the recommended editors and upload your files via FTP. This article tells you how to upload files using the Dashboard. To upload files via FTP, read Uploading WordPress to a Remote Host. About Uploading Files on Dashboard After you log in to …

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In WordPress, you can write either posts or Pages. When you’re writing a regular blog entry, you write a post. Posts, in a default setup, appear in reverse chronological order on your blog’s home page. Pages are for content such as “About,” “Contact,” etc. Pages live outside of the normal blog chronology, and are often …

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The following isn’t about choosing a WordPress Theme, but finding the CSS styles within your current Theme. Often a problem occurs in one part of the layout or template. For instance, there is a border you don’t want between the sidebar menu and the rest of the page. You hunt and hunt but you can’t find any …

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The following isn’t about choosing a WordPress Theme, but finding the CSS styles within your current Theme. Often a problem occurs in one part of the layout or template. For instance, there is a border you don’t want between the sidebar menu and the rest of the page. You hunt and hunt but you can’t find any …

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WordPress relies heavily on the presentation styles within CSS. With the use of Themes, you have an almost infinite choice of layout options. WordPress Themes make it easy to change your website look, and open up the field to help you create your own Theme and page layout. CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. It allows you to store style …

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A favicon (short for “favorites icon”) is an icon associated with a website or webpage intended to be used when you bookmark the web page. Web browsers use them in the URL bar, on tabs, and elsewhere to help identify a website visually. A favicon is typically a graphic 16 x 16 pixels square and is saved …

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Character Entities or Extended Characters In many WordPress sites, you will see odd symbols that will pop up from time to time. Often these symbols appear in navigation links. For instance, look at the the double left angle quotes («) and the double right angle quotes (») in this example: « « Previous Post Title    |    Next Post Title » » …

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Working with Images Contents [hide] 1 Working with Images 2 In Posts and Pages 3 In Theme Design 4 Special Contents Using Images 5 Resources WordPress makes it easy to add images to your WordPress site. You can upload them from within WordPress using the built-in file uploading utility in the Posts screen. You can also use an FTP Client program to upload multiple …

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Fonts Represent Your Content There’s no doubt that your words, your posts, are the meat and potatoes of your blog or website. Those words, along with your lovely colors and pictures, tell your website’s story. But, don’t forget to pay attention to your font selections. The fonts you choose in designing your theme can influence whether or not people …

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A Heading Isn’t a Header The heading isn’t your header, but a heading can be in your header. Confused yet? Ah, but you are here to learn. The heading is simply like a title. In HTML, it is structured by using heading tags such as H1, H2, H3, and H4. Normally, as the heading number gets bigger, the …

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When presenting lists of things, WordPress uses standard XHTML elements: <ol> for an Ordered List (where the order of items is important, so items are numbered) <ul> for an Unordered List (normally shown as items with bullets) <li> for each item in a list, ordered or unordered. By default, most lists (and some list items) in WordPress are identified by id or classattributes, making styling …

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Certain WordPress tag functions are used to display or return date and time information;the_date() and the_time() are examples of this. Some of these functions accept a parameter called a format string that allows you to determine how the date is going to be displayed. The format string is a template in which various parts of the date are …

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If you have set your WordPress site to display post excerpts on the front or home page, you will want visitors to click on the title or a link to encourage them to continue reading your post or article, right? WordPress makes this technique easy, and customizable. Contents [hide] 1 The Excerpt Basics 2 Read More Techniques …

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Your posts are filed in different categories. Category information is freqently displayed in thepost meta data section near your post or under the heading title. Different WordPress Themeshighlight the post meta data section in different areas. The display of the post categories is generated through the use of the the_category()template tag. And you have the ability to style how …

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The post meta data is the “administrative” information you provide to viewers about each post. This information usually includes the author of the post, when it was written (or posted), and how the author categorized that particular post. This lesson will show you some different ways to change your Theme design to display these important pieces of information in the …

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WordPress makes it easy to style your WordPress site with Themes, many of which are tested thoroughly on different computers and browsers before being released. These are designed for the screen. But what about having your WordPress site designed for print? Some people still like to print out web pages and read them at their leisure, so consider designing …

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The Next and Previous post links guide your visitor through your WordPress site. When it comes to creating strong site-wide navigation, some of the most powerful tools for moving your visitor around are these link tags. There are two sets of tags that move the visitor through your WordPress site: posts_nav_link(), which displays both thePrevious and Next links, and the combination pair of previous_post() and next_post(), which …

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Horizontal Menus are an excellent way to create a menu of categories or Pages, highlighting specific areas of interest within your website. Many web designers place a horizontal menu under the header, where they draw the eye. Horizontal menus are created with the HTML List feature. Yes, while they are horizontal instead of vertical, like …

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When it comes to colour, there is a lot to think about as you develop or design your WordPress Theme. It’s like painting a house. Which colour will cover the entire exterior? What colour do you want the door? Or the window trim? Accents and complementary colours or contrasting colours? The colours that go into a …

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Whether you write plugins or hacks for WordPress, or you want to add bits and pieces of code about your own WordPress site or other programming code like HTML, CSS, PHP orJavaScript, putting code in your post that actually looks like code, but doesn’t behave like code, is a frequent challenge for bloggers. By default, the way a piece of code written or pasted to WordPress post editor is interpreted depends on whether …

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What is a Gravatar? When browsing different web sites, you may notice that many users have a picture next to their name. These pictures are called “avatars.” WordPress, however, uses a specific type of avatar called “Gravatars“–short for “Globally Recognized Avatar.” Unlike standard avatars, Gravatars follow you around the web and automatically appear when you …

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If terms like feed, syndication, and RSS make your head spin, stop right now and read an Introduction to Syndication. That will give you a good overview of feeds and syndication. We have an article on WordPress Feeds to help you understand the basics, if you need them, but from here on, this article assumes that you know the basics of what feeds are …

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A feed is a function of special software that allows feedreaders to access a site, automatically looking for new content and then posting the information about new content and updates to another site. This provides a way for users to keep up with the latest and hottest information posted on different blogging sites. There are several different kinds of …

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As of Version 3.5, the Links Manager and blogroll are hidden for new installs and any existing WordPress installs that do not have any links. If you are upgrading from a previous version of WordPress with any active links, the Links Manager will continue to function as normal. If you would like to restore the Links …

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What Are Smileys? Smileys, also known as “emoticons,” are glyphs used to convey emotions in your writing. They are a great way to brighten up posts.  Text smileys are created by typing two or more punctuation marks. Some examples are: 😉 is equivalent to  🙂 is equivalent to  🙁 is equivalent to  😕 is equivalent to  To learn more about emoticons …

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There are two ways to make internal links from one content page to another in WordPress. One uses permalinks and one does not. The method that does not use permalinks works regardless of whether permalinks are enabled for your site. Contents [hide] 1 Linking Without Using Permalinks 1.1 Posts 1.2 Categories 1.3 Pages 1.4 Date-based Archives 1.5 Links On External Sites …

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Post Formats is a theme feature introduced with Version 3.1. A Post Format is a piece of meta information that can be used by a theme to customize its presentation of a post. The Post Formats feature provides a standardized list of formats that are available to all themes that support the feature. Themes are not required to support …

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Besides the helpful WordPress forums and this Codex, there are many sites dedicated to helping WordPress users use WordPress even better. WordPress help is everywhere. So how do you find it when you really need it? The WordPress FAQ provides extensive answers to frequently asked questions. We’ve even included a document on how to use the WordPress support forums to get …

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Comments allow your website’s visitors to have a discussion with you and each other. When you activate comments on a Page or post, WordPress inserts several text boxes after your content where users can submit their comments. Once you approve a comment, it appears underneath your content. Whether you want to customize how your receive comments or …

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Current versions of WordPress now have image alignment built-in. WordPress adds CSS classes to align the image to the right, left, and center of a paragraph, so the text will wrap around the image. Contents [hide] 1 Important Theme Code 2 Image Style 2.1 Borders 2.2 Padding and Image Width 2.3 Image Left, Right, and Center 2.3.1 Left, Right, and Centered …

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Working with Images Contents [hide] 1 Working with Images 2 In Posts and Pages 3 In Theme Design 4 Special Contents Using Images 5 Resources WordPress makes it easy to add images to your WordPress site. You can upload them from within WordPress using the built-in file uploading utility in the Posts screen. You can also use an FTP Client program to upload multiple …

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As with many software packages, WordPress has its own lingo or jargon. This article will introduce you to some of the terminology used in WordPress. Contents [hide] 1 Introduction to WordPress Terminology 1.1 Terminology Related to Content 1.2 Terminology Related to Design 1.3 Terminology for the Administrator 1.4 The Terminology of Help 2 History of the WordPress Name 3 More Information and Resources …

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Let’s take a step-by-step tour through your WordPress site and see how the different functions work and how to make your new site your own. During the first part of this tutorial, please don’t change anything within the program unless it is part of the tutorial. After following these steps, you’ll soon be changing everything. Log In …

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What is a “blog”? “Blog” is an abbreviated version of “weblog,” which is a term used to describe web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog features diary-type commentary and links to articles on other Web sites, usually presented as a list of entries in reverse chronological order. Blogs range from the …

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  It’s not too often that we write about WordPress extensions, but since I know there are many of you out there running your own WordPress installations I thought I’d give you a heads up about an awesome security-related extension. It is called WordPress File Monitor Plus, and as the name implies it monitors your site …

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I have seen many requests online on how to move a WordPress blog to a new server or host- including requests from some of my readers. It seems as though the easy part is transferring the files. What most people find difficulty with is moving their WordPress database to the new server or hosting company. While there are …

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