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Blog Exercises: Which Stats MatterLorelleBlog Exercises on Lorelle on WordPress.Blog Exercise Task from Lorelle on WordPress.

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:20:53 +0000

In this ongoing series called Blog Exercises, let’s explore the stats that matter, the ones you should be paying attention to on your site and off. On your site, you should be paying attention to: Most Popular Posts: Are your most popular posts related by topic? If so, there is clearly a driving interest in […](image)


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Blog Exercises: Blog a ConversationLorelleBlog Exercises on Lorelle on WordPress.Blog Exercise Task from Lorelle on WordPress.

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 11:19:13 +0000

In this ongoing series called Blog Exercises, today you will blog a conversation. “I don’t want to.” “Sure, you do.” “Nah. Don’t want to.” “This is a chance to improve your blogging.” “Uh-huh.” “This is a change to improve your writing skills.” “Nope.” “You will do it because I said so. Got it?” “Okay.” Writing […](image)


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WordPress School: What’s the Difference Between the Display Posts and Archive ShortcodesLorelleBadge - Learn WordPress with Lorelle VanFossen at WordPress School.WordPress - Display Posts Shortcode with featured images and excerpts in divs.Lorelle's WordPress School Assignment Badge.

Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:28:03 +0000

In Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course, we’ve been exploring shortcodes. In this tutorial, let’s take a look at two shortcodes that appear to be the same on the surface. WordPress has long had the ability to generate a list of posts in a Page or post with a bit of code in the archives() […](image)


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Blog Exercises: What Do You Mean By That?LorelleBlog Exercises on Lorelle on WordPress.Blog Exercise Task from Lorelle on WordPress.

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 12:23:30 +0000

Standing with a group of bloggers at a conference recently, someone said something and another blogger asked, “What do you mean by that?” I don’t remember the topic, but I loved the response. This was a person who wanted to know more. They didn’t want to just assume they knew what the other was talking […](image)


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Blog Exercises: Are You Trending?LorelleBlog Exercises on Lorelle on WordPress.Blog Exercise Task from Lorelle on WordPress.

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 12:09:19 +0000

In social media, trending are topics attracting the attention of most of the people, thus popular. Unfortunately, trending topics are self-feeding, an accident along the highway where everyone wants to slow down and take a look. Then they want to tell others about it so they can look. Walking by a student glued to their […](image)


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WordPress School: ShortcodesLorelleBadge - Learn WordPress with Lorelle VanFossen at WordPress School.Lorelle's WordPress School Assignment Badge.

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:02:13 +0000

WordPress shortcodes are abbreviated code placed into the WordPress Visual or Text Editors that expands into a larger code structure. As we continue with Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course, it’s time to explore the basics of WordPress shortcodes. The following is the embed code for a Google Map, pointing to one of my favorite […](image)


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Blog Exercises: Ingredients of a Well-Designed SiteLorelleBlog Exercises on Lorelle on WordPress.Blog Exercise Task from Lorelle on WordPress.

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:56:13 +0000

I was asked by a student in my WordPress class recently what defined a “professional blog,” one that met all the criteria for a well-designed, well-formed site that met web standards. What a marvelous question! We brainstormed all the elements that make up a web standard site, and mixed in personal preferences of the students […](image)


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How to Avoid the New WordPress.com InterfaceLorelleWordPress.com New Interface - Access to WP Admin.

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:13:27 +0000

For the past three to four years, WordPress.com users have been “experimenting” with the what is known as the “new” WordPress.com interface. A drag-and-drop-meets-wysiwymg interface (What You See is What You MIGHT Get), it is designed to make interaction with WordPress easier. I’m still waiting. What it continues to do is make my students and […](image)


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Blog Exercises: I Don’t Have Any CommentsLorelleBlog Exercises on Lorelle on WordPress.Blog Exercise Task from Lorelle on WordPress.

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:31:11 +0000

I hear this complaint frequently from new and long time bloggers. “I don’t have any comments. How can I get more comments?” First of all, let me explain something. You don’t want comments. Yes, that’s right. You do not want comments. At least not comments from anyone. If you just want comments, be content with […](image)


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Blog Exercises: Unfinished BusinessLorelleBlog Exercises on Lorelle on WordPress.Blog Exercise Task from Lorelle on WordPress.

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:23:53 +0000

In this ongoing series called Blog Exercises, let’s tackle your UFOs. In quilting and sewing, UFO stands for Unfinished Objects. We all have them, in our work, our personal lives, and on our blog. Do you have a to do list hanging around your desk or locked in your phone regarding your blog? It’s time […](image)


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