The Difference Between WordPress.org and WordPress.com

WordPress.org vs. Wordpress.com

Its  been a while since we've had a WordPress post! That's my fault, things have been crazy ever since SNAP! (which by the way was a blast and I loved meeting so many of you!), but I'm back and ready to roll! For this post I wanted to go back to basics a little and talk about the difference between WordPress.ORG and WordPress.COM. When I first started learning about WordPress this was really confusing to me so hopefully I can clear up any confusion out there for people interested in using WordPress. WordPress.COM is a similar set up to Blogger, in that your url is … [Read more...]

How to Change Fonts in WordPress

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UPDATE: An error occurred in the code below when this post was published, it should be correct now. Please leave any problems or questions in the comments. Thanks! So, have you ever been a little frustrated that there isn't an easy way to change the text size or font when writing a Wordpress post? Well, today I'm going to show you how to change the font type or size, using a little html. Don't worry, its not as hard as it sounds. :) In this example we are going to change a few words to be 24px. First make sure you are in the "Text" editing mode... You will see sets of code … [Read more...]

How to Install a WordPress Pinterest Plugin

WordPress Plugins

Happy Tuesday SNAP readers! I'm excited to start our 2013 Wordpress posts talking about plugins. I thought I would change it up a little and do a video tutorial showing you how to install a plugin and specifically how to set up a Pinterest plugin that will showcase your most recent pins on your sidebar. But first, for those that don't know, what is a plugin? Wordpress' site defines a plugin as "... tools to extend the functionality of WordPress. Plugins offer custom functions and features so that each user can tailor their site to their specific needs." There are TONS of plugins out there, … [Read more...]

How to Create a Navigation Bar in WordPress

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Hello SNAP! readers! Are you ready for another fun Wordpress tutorial? Today I'm going to show you how to create a navigation bar using Wordpress menus and how to set up dropdowns for that navigation bar. On the left side of your dashboard hover over "Appearance" and choose the "Menus" option. Your screen will now look something like this: Enter a name for your navigation bar in that box and click "Create Menu." Once you do this the left side options will become active. You use these options to create each individual navigation link. You can add custom links linking to external … [Read more...]

How to Truncate Posts in WordPress

WordPress truncated posts

Hello SNAP readers! I'm excited to be back with another tutorial for WordPress. Today we are going to talk about how to truncate your posts in WordPress... What is Truncating? What does truncating mean? Basically it means to shorten something. So in our case, it would be to shorten a post. Most of the time this is on a home or archive page, with a link for the reader to "read more." Why Truncate? Truncating is valuable for several reasons: Your readers don't have to scroll through long posts they are not as interested in. It gives the page a clean, organized and professional … [Read more...]

WordPress Categories vs. Tags

I'm so excited to be sharing some tips and tricks about Wordpress here on the SNAP blog! In the spirit of Spring Cleaning I thought for my first post we would talk a little about cleaning up those categories and tags on your Wordpress blog. If you moved over to Wordpress from Blogger you may have been a little confused when suddenly you had two options for labeling/categorizing/tagging (whatever you want to call it!) your posts. On Blogger they just have "labels" but Wordpress gives you a two tiered system which is really nice. So whats the difference? Lets break it down and talk about each … [Read more...]

Friday Feature: Simple as That

Hey guys, It’s Amy from The Idea Room. Today I am happy to share with you one of my favorite up and coming bloggers as part of the Friday Features Series. Rebecca Cooper from Simple As That. Truth be told, she already has a bit of a following, but I wanted to give her a little shout out here as part of this series. The first thing I notice and love about Rebecca is her amazing photography. I love her images and she also shares some great photography tips and tutorials and has a couple of books. She is the mother to four beautiful children and seems to be always doing something fun … [Read more...]