In the previous post, we figured out how to setup a WordPress blog for the very first time. This article will show you how to customize the default WordPress Twenty Ten theme to better fit in with your own blog’s topics.
WordPress released the default Twenty Ten theme in June 2010, along with the latest WordPress 3.0 version. This theme is totally free and is a highly-customizable “skin” for your brand new WordPress blog. The basic installation allows the users to setup custom headers, develop complicated menu structures, modify the sidebar and footer areas and change the background colour easily. This is also a SEO-friendly theme that looks professional, and the best part is that it does not contain sneaky links back to other websites which is rather common in “free” themes (other than WordPress’).
Steve Bruner, the seasoned WordPress developer shared his thoughts in a one hour video on WordPress 3.0 Customization Techniques using the default Twenty Ten theme. In this showcase, he shared aspects of customization available, including custom post types and the new menu management feature. Check out the free video embedded and feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section.
In the WordPress universe, there are almost 12,000 free WordPress plugins available for you to download and install it along with your WordPress blog. Most people who are serious about working from home and earn a living with a WordPress blog will agree with me that it is important to install good plugins to make the Internet business more effective and efficient. Today, I will share with you my “secret” list of must-have WordPress plugins which I will almost always install for all my WordPress websites.
In an earlier post, I shared with you the tips on setting up your WordPress blog with a step-by-step guide. In this post, I will show you how you can install WordPress plugins. There are almost 12,000 free plugins which you can use to enhance the functionalities of your WordPress to do almost anything you want. Plugins are designed to either add, complement or replace the existing features in the system.
In the previous post, I shared with you how we can customize a WordPress Twenty Ten blog theme.
In this post, I will show you how to use WordPress to write your very first blog post and setup pages. For the more tech-savvy, this article might be too simple for you, so do feel free to skip to other posts on my blog. As for my friends who need a little bit more hands holding, read on. But before you start writing, do think through a little bit on what you intend to write for your first post. Write down the key points on a piece of paper if that helps.
Most of us dream of working from home and earning a full-time income on a part-time basis. Unfortunately if the recent news of raising the retirement age of people working in Singapore to 68 years old materializes, it seems like instead of retiring early, many more Singaporeans will be working for many more years than initially planned.
Singapore is currently in the process of extending the retirement age from 62 to 65 years old and expects to put the law in place by 2012. This will be done through legislation by making it compulsory for employers to re-employ workers in Singapore after 62 years old. The main reason for raising the retirement age ceiling is because of the rising life expectancy of people in developed countries, which in turn put pressure on the average Singaporean to take more time to save enough money for their retirement.
Before you access your self-hosted WordPress blog for the first time, you would have already set it up and installed your blog on your selected web host. If you have not, head over to my step-by-step guide on how to install and setup your own self-hosted WordPress blog on a web host.
To log-in to your WordPress blog, you should access your blog’s log-in page at www.yoururl.com/wp-admin (replace yoururl with your website’s domain name). Key-in your default user name, which should be “admin” unless you have changed it, and your password at the log-in page.
Chinese generally believe that it is the duty of parents to choose a good name for your babies, as it is the best gift you can ever give your children. Our children are recognised for what they are called and their names follow them wherever they go. It is believed that choosing an auspicious name will ensure that your children will have a smooth sailing life.
Similarly when it comes to planning for your blog, it is important that you spend some time to brainstorm and choose a good domain URL name for your website. There are many factors to consider when choosing your blog name but I have made it easier for your by condensing these key considerations into 10 easy steps.
I love to use the WordPress platform as the engine to run most of my blogs as it is user-friendly, flexible and well-supported by a large community of users who are serious about their blogs. The catch about using WordPress to build your blogging business is that you have to pay for the domain URL name and the blog has to be self-hosted. Today as at writing this post, Blog Towkay is using Bluehost as my preferred web hosting provider.
This blog post will show you how to setup your self-hosted WordPress blog on Bluehost in 5 key steps: (1) Sign-up for Bluehost web hosting, (2) Access Bluehost Cpanel for the first time, (3) Register your domain URL name, (4) Set up your domain, and (5) Install WordPress on your self-hosted Bluehost account.
The contents in Blog Towkay is organised around the 6 S framework I specially developed to help us remember the key ingredients of building a successful blog. The 6 S of Blogging as a Business are: