WordPress for Newbies Video Series Launch

As a thank you to the registered users of the Diane Penny Web Design website, I’m announcing the launch of my first YouTube video in the “WordPress for Newbies” video series. These videos will contain easy-to-follow instructions on how to develop a professional WordPress website. The topics covered in this video titled, “How to Choose […]

How to Integrate MailChimp with WordPress

In my last article titled, “Quickly Set Up a RSS MailChimp Campaign,” we set up a RSS MailChimp campaign for users to subscribe to a MailChimp list. This article covers the last step in setting up MailChimp on a WordPress website. This article will cover integrating MailChimp with WordPress using an API key. This integration […]

Easily Engage Subscribers Using MailChimp

In my last article titled, “Install Google Analytics on the WordPress Dashboard,” we installed Google Analytics using a WordPress plugin called ExactMetrics (formerly Google Analytics - GADWP). In this article we will setup MailChimp on the WordPress website so that users can sign up to be on the website’s email list. MailChimp is a poplar […]

Install Google Analytics on the WordPress Dashboard

In my last article titled, “Google FeedBurner in WordPress Made Easy,” we set up a RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed on the website using Google FeedBurner. In this article we will install Google Analytics on the WordPress Dashboard using a plugin called ExactMetrics (formerly Google Analytics - GADWP). Google Analytics is a free website monitoring […]

Google FeedBurner in WordPress Made Easy

In my last article titled, "Tips for Adding Google Services to WordPress," we set up the Google Search Console and added a Google Maps widget to the website. In this article we will set up an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed on the website using Google FeedBurner. An RSS feed eliminates the need to visit numerous […]

Tips for Adding Google Services to WordPress

In my last article titled, 10 Easy Steps to Add Content to WordPress, we added more content and widgets to the website. Specifically, we provided instructions for adding a Call-to-Action, Social Network, and the Visual Editor widgets. The Visual Editor is a widget used to type or copy plain text and add images, and to […]

10 Easy Steps to Add Content to WordPress

My last article titled, "7 Steps to Quickly Build Your Website" outlined how to install plugins, create Web pages, and select a layout. By following the instructions of that article, you should have selected your WordPress theme, installed some basic plugins, and created some common website pages. Now we’re ready to move on to the […]

7 Ways to Quickly Build Your Website

My last article titled, "Install WordPress in 5 Smart Steps" outlined how to install the WordPress application and how to select a WordPress theme that is appropriate for your type of website. Now that you’ve completed these steps, let’s prepare to build your website. 1.The first step in building a website requires you to install […]

Install WordPress in 5 Smart Steps

In my last article titled, "5 Smart Steps to Getting a Website,"  I shared information about the initial steps to take to get a website. Hopefully you were able to use that information to determine the type of website that you want, choose a Web hosting company, and select a hosting plan. Now that you’ve […]

5 Smart Steps to Getting a Website

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions from new website owners regarding setting up their website or blog. For example, should I use WordPress.com or WordPress.org? Should I sign up for a free hosting account? Can I set up Google Adsense on my free hosting account? In this article I describe the first five […]