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Adding a Contact form to a Page or Post Mike Pick

When you preview a contact form on to your site it will automatically show your details, this is because you are logged. Log out and it will be blank like a user sees.

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Planning Your Website=pen and paper

If you want to create a good and solid website, you need a good and solid plan.

Put pen to paper.

Put pen to paper.

Describe your site

Purpose for your site

  1. What am I going to do with this?
  2. Who is going to read this?
  3. What kinds of information will I be posting?
  4. Why am I doing this?
  5. Who am I doing this for?
  6. How often am I going to be posting and adding information?

Your idea is

“The website will be dedicated to providing news and information on computers, web pages, and the internet and cover the topics of computer tips, web page design, and internet news.”

Under Computer Tips (a Category)

Sub categories Software and Hardware

Computer Tips

– Windows
– Linux
– Mac

Internet News
Web Page Design

– Web Standards
– WordPress

– – Plugins
– – Themes

Then you write about these. And expand Ram,motherboard etc

As people like uniformity there are the regular pages:

Welcome, About UsServices, Gallery,Contact Us,

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Shortcuts for content on pages or posts


CTRL+C: Copy

CTRL+V: Paste
CTRL+Z: Undo
CTRL+B: Bold
CTRL+U: Underline
CTRL+I: Italic

CTRL+S = Save

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Isn’t WordPress just for Blogging? NO! Get a Website at WP

What if I Don’t Want to Blog? No Problem!

Many people think that a WordPress site is “just a blog” and that you have to write every day to keep it going.
You can use it that way – WordPress makes it easy to build an online journal, or “blog”.
But if you prefer you can make all static pages. Build a few pages with photos of your artwork or product or hobby, write a bit about yourself and your business or interests, and make it easy for people to find you if you want to be found.
Just like a “real” website!

Your blog can be part of your New Website.

You don’t have to let people comment on your pages if you don’t want them to ( comments are the best part if you want to build an audience!). And you don’t have to blather on about your private life every day if you don’t want to. Of course, if you do want to, you can.


You can build a few pages, and then never touch your website again — except to check occasionally to see if you need to hit the button that keeps the WordPress program updated. How hard is that?
We’re not talking about a lifetime commitment here.
Although it could be, if that’s what you want.

Why Should You Build Your Website With WordPress?

Because you can. Fast, Effective, Reliable, Genuine, Trustworthy.
Build a website fast, and you can easily change the way it looks whenever you get the urge.
There are thousands of free WordPress templates that you can use, or you can use the new default template that comes with the WordPress installation.  

Isn’t it Hard to Build a Website?

If you think that building your own website is too difficult, just give me a call 083  150 1100, I do 121 tuition and  you’ll see that you could have your own website up and running today or tomorrow.
Want to get your hands dirty?

Build your own WordPress Template here’s how.

WordPress DIY template know how.

It’s a bit over my head, but if you know CSS PHP go for it. Then you get a totally custom design, and it’s backed up by all the bells and whistles of WP.
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The advantage of using Tags

Posts Tags

Categories allowed for a broad grouping of post topics, but when you wanted to describe a post in more specific terms, more categories were required. That led to very long category lists inside the blog and very long lists in Categories Widgets.

Now we have tags.

Tags are used to describe your post in more detail.

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that it may be a bit confusing upon first glance (especially to new bloggers), so here are some common questions and answers that may help you out.

Do I have to use tags?
The use of tags is entirely optional (although each post must be attached to at least one category). Use tags to get your blog viewed.  Up to 10 tags are recommended.

Are categories and tags hierarchical?
Categories can be arranged in a hierarchy (see the categories widget to learn more).

Tags, however, exist in their own right and have no set relationship to anything else.

Is there a limit to the number of tags I can have?
Yes, the sky. In other words, no. But less is better.

Is there any advantage to using tags or categories, or both?
Your posts will appear in the Topics listings of any tags or categories you use. Therefore, assigning tags and categories to your post increases the chance that other users will see your content.

However, you don’t want irrelevant content showing up on the topics listings or search, and neither do we.

That’s why we limit the number of tags that can be used on a public tag listing. Five to 15 tags (or categories, or a combination of the two) is a good number to add to each of your posts.

The more tags you use, the less likely it is that your post will be selected for inclusion in the topics listings.

Why aren’t my posts showing up on the Topics pages?
Check out the Topics documentation.

How are the archive URLs different for tags and categories?
If you publish a post attached to a category “food,” the URL will look like this:

The same post using the tag “food” will look like this:

If you publish a post attached to a category “food” and with the tag “rice”, the URLs will look like this:


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Images and graphics where to get them

Easily Add Graphics to Your Content

Great images and illustrations are crucial to generating viewer interest and engagement with your site. However, unless you’re a professional photographer or designer, finding fresh, interesting graphics to add to your text can be difficult. Luckily, there are sites online that offer great visual content that can be easily added to your site.


Unsplash features free, copyright-free, high-resolution photos. They post 10 new photos every 10 days, so you won’t run out of great images for your content. You can subscribe to the site to get alerts when they post new images, too.


Like Unsplash, Picjumbo offers free photos to use with your content. There is a new photo posted every day, and you can subscribe to their newsletter to stay on top of new offerings.


This content site, NVD3.js, may have a strange name, but it has great content. Need a chart for your article or blog? NVD3.js gives you a plethora of pre-made graphs you can customize with your data. You’ll need to know a little about coding to use this site, though.


Lettering.JS is a jQuery plug-in that allows you to create your own graphic text, kerning type, logos and more. If you ever wanted to jazz up your content’s text, this is the tool to use.


Trying to explain what your town would look like with a few adjustments? Decided to map out your next road trip? Want to illustrate what the Union would look like if France never sold the United States all that land? If so, Mapbox can help. This tool helps you create the map of your dreams and post it with your content.

Flat Icons

Elegant Themes offers 384 flat icons you can download for free. All you have to do is press the download button, and all of the icons are at your fingertips in just seconds.

Meme Generator

Okay, infographics are hot right now, but nothing can beat the meme when it comes to graphics popularity. You can create your own meme to fit any occasion using the Meme Generator. It allows you to edit already popular memes to fit your needs, or you can make one from scratch. Don’t feel like making or editing a meme? Just use one that someone else created (with attribution, of course).


Clip art may be the old stand-by for graphics, but it’s never gone out of style.Openclipart offers thousands of images that you can download and use. There’s everything from cartoon bunnies to drawings of sticks and everything in-between.

Text got you down? Take any or all of these tools out for a test drive, and you’ll never have boring content again.