Nominate WordPress for Best Internet App Award

Hey WordPress lovers, it’s time for the Crunchies Awards! Vote for WordPress as best Internet App of the year.

McBuzz and Business Blogging 101 voted, have you?

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WordPress Tutorial – How to Install WordPress on BlueHost Web Hosting

Here’s how to get started building your own self-hosted WordPress website or blog with BlueHost web hosting. Installing WordPress on BlueHost hosting is quick and easy. Watch this tutorial, and you can do it in under four minutes!

New Features in WordPress 2.8

Over at the McBuzz Communications website, I have posted a nice video overview of the new features in WordPress 2.8, and a short description of one of the coolest new features: the ability to insert more than one instance of the same widget into one – or more – of your sidebars. This gives you a powerful new way to customize the link menus in your sidebars. If you have a theme that allows you to have different sidebars on different pages, you can now have custom links on every page – without having to hack the PHP code for the theme!

Questions About Online Marketing, Websites, Search Engine Optimization? Ask Them Here

A few months ago, I created a post where people can ask general questions about WordPress. The response has been terrific! Since I also get questions about online marketing, website design, search engine optimization, and other things of a more general nature, I thought it would be a good idea to create a post to accommodate those, as well. So here it is!

Thanks, everyone, for your continued interest in WordPress, online marketing and Business Blogging 101 tutorials!

WordPress Tutorial – Make a Static Page Your Home Page – Part 2

This Beginner-level WordPress tutorial by Mark McLaren of McBuzz Communications follows-up to “WordPress Tutorial – How to Make a Static Page Your Home Page (Front Page)”. Part 1 of this tutorial shows how to tell WordPress to use a specific page as your home page. Part 2 shows how to hide the link to that page that would otherwise be part of the main navigation.

Note that a Part 3 is also on the way. Part 3 will show how to hide the link to the page by making the page a subpage AND by hiding links to subpages with the help of a custom sidebar using WordPress Widgets.

Some WordPress themes have a default “Home” button in the main navigation. Not all WordPress themes do, but some of the WordPress themes offered on wordpress.com do. If your theme has a default “Home” button, you may need this technique.

This tutorial also talks about navigation some themes have in the sidebar with links to subpages and “subsub” pages, meaning “child” pages that have other pages as “parents”. See the Business Blogging 101 (mcbuzzvideo on YouTube) tutorial about “child” or sub-pages to learn more about that.

WordPress Tutorial – Advanced “Back to Top” of Page Link

This Advanced-level WordPress Tutorial shows how to insert a “Back to Top” link in a WordPress Page or Post. The tutorial is advanced because it requires use of text editing software and FTP software to download and add HTML code to the header.php file in a WordPress theme. Once you add the HTML code to the header.php file, you can use the Code editing window in the WordPress Dashboard to insert a “Back to Top” link on any page or post. The advanced “Back to Top” link is superior to the “easy” “Back to Top” link covered in an earlier tutorial because it takes you to the top of the page much faster. A faster site provides a better user experience.

WordPress Tutorial – How to Make a “Back to Top” of Page Link

This Beginner-level WordPress tutorial shows how to insert a “Back to Top” link at the bottom of a Page or Post — or in the middle of a very long Page or Post — that takes you back to the top of the page when you click on it.

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