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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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What I Wish Hillary Clinton Would Say TonightLorelle

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 19:16:05 +0000

I’ve been asked repeatedly to make my views on the US 2016 Election public, even though it goes against all this site stands for, an unbiased educational site to support WordPress users and bloggers. In light of current events, and the impact the web has had on those events, the time has come for my […](image)


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Blame WordPress For the World’s ProblemsLorelleSubscribe to Lorelle on WordPress.Feed on Lorelle on WordPressGoogle+ for Lorelle VanFossen.Follow on Twitter.Copyright Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress - All Rights Reserved.Give and Donate to Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress.

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:12:14 +0000

Let’s call this person “wise” using air quotes to give you a description of where they come from in life. This “wise” person confronted to me at a public event to announce that WordPress was evil and must be destroyed. “After all,” he informed me soundly. “While WordPress says it supports freedom of speech, it […](image)


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Blogging Tools: DownThemAll Browser Add-onLorelleBlog Resources by Lorelle on WordPressDownThemAll Firefox Extension - download Hurricane Katrina Weather Advisories.DownThemAll Firefox Extension - Download Complete of web pages.Subscribe to Lorelle on WordPress.Feed on Lorelle on WordPressGoogle+ for Lorelle VanFossen.Follow on Twitter.Copyright Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress - All Rights Reserved.Give and Donate to Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress.

Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:19:14 +0000

DownThemAll! Firefox Extension is another tool for your blogging toolbox. As a reminder, most power bloggers use Firefox or Chrome web browsers. Not just because they are “better” in the terms of meeting web standards, but also because of their powerful extendable features. Browser extensions, add-ons, or plugins allow you to extend the features and […](image)


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Blogging Tools: Jing Screen Capture and VideoLorelleBlog Resources by Lorelle on WordPressJing - Example of WP-Admin, Media Screenshot with Jing.Subscribe to Lorelle on WordPress.Feed on Lorelle on WordPressGoogle+ for Lorelle VanFossen.Follow on Twitter.Copyright Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress - All Rights Reserved.Give and Donate to Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress.

Tue, 31 May 2016 18:28:18 +0000

One of my favorite blogging tools – okay, tool I use for teaching, writing, and research – is Jing by Techsmith. It’s a must-have tool for bloggers and blogging. Jing is free. It allows capturing still images (screenshots), basic video, and animation, and allows you to share them on the web or save them to […](image)


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WordPress School: Copyright PolicyLorelleBadge - Learn WordPress with Lorelle VanFossen at WordPress School.Lorelle's WordPress School Assignment Badge.Subscribe to Lorelle on WordPress.Feed on Lorelle on WordPressGoogle+ for Lorelle VanFossen.Follow on Twitter.Copyright Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress - All Rights Reserved.Give and Donate to Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress.

Tue, 10 May 2016 19:55:48 +0000

We’ve started our mini-series on adding policies to your WordPress site with some basic information and details on how to organize and structure policies on your site. It’s time to evaluate the five different policies featured on almost all websites regardless of topic or goals in Lorelle’s WordPress School free online course. Remember, we add […](image)


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