I’m very excited about this series, because I already have dozens of posts in mind to add. It’s not often I have this many ideas for an Article Series, but I believe that I’m in a pretty good position now to effectively be able teach you everything you need to know to manage your wordpress blog or web site more effectively. One of the things I seem to specialize in is putting things online that I’ve not been able to find myself. Over the last 2 years of using WordPress I’ve found huge chunks of information to help me along all over the web, and I’ve not found a single definitive resource anywhere that had everything I needed. I’m hoping that this series will be that “cache” of golden information to some of you – and in the future you’ll look at this index page for the series and go “whoa – I’ll have to bookmark this and come back over and over again”.
In installment #1 of this series I’m going to show you how to organize your web site or blog using the underutilized “page” feature of WordPress. Usually WordPress is used solely as a “blog” with little or no acknowledgement of what pages can even do to organize more permanent content.
In installment #2 of “Managing WordPress More Effectively” Series I’m going to show you how to start taking control of your blog and making it more of your own. I’m going to show you how to create a second copy of your current theme to practice hacking that only you can see while logged in as admin. You’ll learn how to work with the WordPress loop, add PHP code on include files, change the formatting of the page, and edit the stylesheet to control color, size, background, and more.
In installment #3 of “Managing WordPress More Effectively” Series I’m going to show you how to create custom template pages for your category and tag pages. This gives you some very unique opportunities because you can not only write original content on each and every one of these pages, but you could also place very unique and relevant ads on each and every one. Read this article to find out how to make more money and get more search engine listings by creating new custom WordPress template theme pages.
If you have a broken WordPress Theme, learn how to troubleshoot and fix the problem on your own by performing these very easy to follow steps!