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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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Blog Exercises: Life Happens While Making Other PlansLorelleBlog Exercises on Lorelle on WordPress.Blog Exercise Task from Lorelle on WordPress.Feed on Lorelle on WordPressFeedburner icon

Sun, 01 May 2016 10:53:40 +0000

“Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans.” In this ongoing series of Blog Exercises, I’ve covered much about the philosophy of blogging, and the challenges that come with blogging over time. One of the most common excuses to pause or stop blogging is “life happens.” Examples include: Blog Exercises: Self-Control […](image)

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The Most Common Tiny Mistakes Made When Setting Up a WordPress SiteLorelleBattling drags is easy. It is stepping in gum that brings me to my knees.WordPress Details - Toggle Toolbar in Visual Editor.WordPress Details - Display Name settings.WordPress Details - About You and author byline example on author pageview on ClarkWP Magazine.WordPress Details - Set the Timezone Date and Time.WordPress Details - Set the Site Title and Tagline.WordPress Details - Set the Blog Picture or Icon to represent the image of the site.Blavatars example of favicons in web browser.WordPress Details - Gravatar settings.Example of a category list in WordPress featuring hierarchical list.WordPress Details - Category Descriptions at the top of a category pageview in WordPress.Tag cloud filled with unrelated words and concepts.WordPress basic structure of posts, Pages, categories, and tags - chart copyright Lorelle VanFossen.WordPress Details - Examples of WordPress Widgets in sidebar widgetized areas.Example of using Pages in main menu - out of control navigation.WordPress Details - Image aligned left breaks bullets,.WordPress Details - The Insert Media Screen with the Attachment Details.WordPress Details - Example of front and single post pageviews and featured images in WordPress Themes.Editors WordPress Content - Screenshots of the Text and Visual Editors.

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 11:07:46 +0000

I’ve just finished five years of teaching non-stop college and community education workshops and programs on WordPress for beginners, novices, experts, web designers, web developers, web programmers, and those who think they know everything but still realize they have a lot to learn. I love that last group as they are willing to learn and […](image)

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Web Writing HTML Entities Cheat SheetLorelleBlog writing tips and articlesSubscribe 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.

Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:27:10 +0000

Over the years I’ve copied and saved HTML Character Entities that I use on a regular basis, and I thought I’d share my cheat sheet. These are important to me as a technical web publisher specializing in writing blogging and WordPress tutorials, so I’ve explained why and how I use them in the table below. […](image)

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What is Your Favorite Article on Lorelle on WordPress?LorelleFeed on Lorelle on WordPress

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:31:28 +0000

I’ve been asked to put together a best-of collection of Lorelle on WordPress articles in an ebook. Do you have a favorite? I’m looking for articles that you’ve bookmarked and returned back to over the years to help you with WordPress and blogging, or articles that helped you understand and embrace a WordPress or blogging […](image)

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The Web is All About The WritingLorelleBlog writing tips and articlesExample of Google Gmail organization, image by Lorelle VanFossen.Inline Documentation example from Siobhan MKeown Smashing Magazine.Feed on Lorelle on WordPress

Tue, 09 Sep 2014 20:11:40 +0000

Reading “7 Things You Need to Know about SEO in 2014” from Compete Pulse, I was fascinating to read that “size matters:” Most blog posts range between 400 and 600 words, but the ideal length for highest ranking is actually around 1,500. Many still believe that a successful website is one that offers the information […](image)

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Speed Blogging Tips and TechniquesLorelleExample of feed code.Viefw of a feed from the site Lorelle Teaches.WordPress future post or timestamp feature on posts to control when a post publishes.Feed on Lorelle on WordPress

Sun, 03 Aug 2014 12:25:55 +0000

The following are the workshop notes for my popular workshop on “Speed Blogging.” The workshop is designed to teach how to take charge of your website and keep the content flowing with enthusiasm over the long term by learning the shortcuts, tips, and techniques to speed up the process of blogging, allowing your blog to […](image)

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Your Blog is Your Business CardLorelleSocial Media Demographics on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and Pinterest compiled by Lorelle VanFossen.Social media demographics compiled by Lorelle VanFossen on Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Reddit.Feed on Lorelle on WordPress

Sat, 02 Aug 2014 06:56:52 +0000

The following are the notes for my popular workshop “Your Blog is Your Business Card”. The premise is that today’s business card can’t hold all the contact information necessary to connect adequately with potential clients, but the blog can. It is the holder of your contact information and online identity. The workshop covers the philosophy […](image)

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Sale on Lorelle’s Book “Social Media for Crafters”LorelleSocial Media for Crafters: Covering the Basics of the Social Web ebook by Lorelle VanFossenBlogging Tips - book cover, copyright Lorelle VanFossenFeed on Lorelle on WordPress

Sat, 02 Aug 2014 05:52:18 +0000

I’ve updated my popular ebook, “Social Media for Crafters,” and it’s on sale for the next week in honor of the Willamette Writers Conference in Portland, Oregon, and to celebrate the power of the written word. The book will be on sale for only $2.99 USD. I’ve not had a sale on my books since […](image)

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