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Plugins and Widgets: What are They, and How Can They Help You Build The Site You Want?

So you’ve mastered the basics of WordPress – nicely done! Now that that’s out of the way, do you find yourself wanting to further customize aspects of your page, or add new features you may have seen on other sites you admire, but don’t know where to begin? It sounds like you might have reached […]

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4 Reasons Why WordPress Can Work for You – Even with no Coding Knowledge

WordPress Can Still Be a Great Fit For You, Even if You Don’t Know How to Code If you’ve been dreaming of building your first website — whether it’s a personal blog or a landing page for your business — and the idea of learning how to code is keeping you from diving in, we’re […]

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Returning to a Previous WordPress Post or Page

Revert to an Old Draft Ever spend hours editing and re-editing a post, only to realize that you really preferred the original version? While the cmd+z (Mac) or ctrl+z (PC) keyboard shortcut is a great way to undo minor changes as you’re working, it won’t do you much good if you’ve re-written entire paragraphs, saved […]

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Intro to WordPress Comment Settings

If your website includes frequently published content in the form of posts (like the blog you’re reading right now), it’s important to consider whether or not you want to allow site visitors to leave comments on those posts.

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Add PDFs to WordPress Websites

The process for uploading a PDF is the same as it is for adding an image. We cover uploading photos in our 5 Helpful Tips for WordPress Beginners post. Here we’ll go into less detail on the upload process. If you want more information on uploading (and screenshots), check out this section for uploading to […]

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Edit & Re-Order Menus in WordPress

Depending on your installation, your WordPress website may have multiple menus or it may have only one. For example, your site may have separate menus for the  header and footer, or the site may have only one menu. Often sites with only one menu display that same menu in both the header and footer. In this case, any updates you make will apply to both the header and footer.

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Create WordPress Categories & Tags

WordPress’ categories and tags allow you to organize your content in a way that lets users sort and filter content to focus on what they are interested in. WordPress designed categories to cover broader topics and tags to cover more narrow classifications within each category. For example, a site on cooking might have a category […]

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5 Helpful Tips for WordPress Beginners

Below are a few beginner tips to get new users started in WordPress. The focus of this post is to provide short answers, rather than exhaustive details. Additionally, this post is focused on website owners who have independently hosted WordPress sites (also called “” sites). Some of these tips will still apply to sites hosted […]

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Update WordPress Core & Its Plugins

Why you shouldn’t make your own WordPress updates Before explaining how to update your WordPress plugins, we’ll explain why you may want to think twice before doing it on your own. At Corporate Zen, we strongly recommend that you hire a developer to handle updating your WordPress website and plugins. Doing the updating is usually […]

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