Posts Tagged ‘WordPress’

How To Update Your Blog (How do I upgrade my blog)

March 7, 2010 Leave a comment


Unlike most of my other “How To” Videos, this one is not targeted for the beginner.  We’ll categorize this one as Intermediate/Beginner.  If you know what an FTP client is, and if you know how to gain FTP access to the web server that your blog sits on, then you won’t have any problem.

If all this makes you nervous, you might try a WordPress Automatic Upgrade Solution.

If you have a Blog – don’t sweat a thing, upgrades are taken care of for you.

The reality is, many folks have someone else set up and install their Blog.  But what happens when an update is necessary?  Watch this video on How To Update Your Blog.  If you have any questions, let me know and I’ll help you out.



7 Days to Turn Your Blog Into a Social Media Hub – Day 4: WordPress

February 12, 2010 5 comments



This is the fourth part of a seven part mini-series looking at how and why to turn your blog into a social media hub. You’ll be able to find the complete series here.

So far we’ve looked at prepping the networks you’re going to be using for your hub, and what features you might want to consider. By now, you should have a pretty strong idea on what your hub is going to look like, so all we need to do now is find a home for it.

For that, the best option is setting yourself up with a self-hosted WordPress blog.

While there’s nothing wrong per se with free blogging options like Blogger or WordPress (the .com version; self-hosted WordPress is on the .org domain), they severely limit how much interaction you have with them from a user perspective. Designs are limited as well, and add-ons aren’t supported, and to make a truly effective social media hub on your blog, you need fluidity to design.

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