Category Archives: Blogging

How to Disable Trackbacks and Pings in WordPress

Are you seeing more spam trackbacks listed in WordPress comments? A trackback helps to notify another author that something related was written to what the they wrote, even if you don’t have an explicit link to his article. This improves the chances of the other author sitting up and noticing that you gave him credit […]

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The Blog Newsletter Combo Makes Art Blogging Easy

CONCEPT: The concept behind the blog newsletter combo is that content sent to followers in emails can also be blog posts. This will make creating content and art blogging  easy. As an artist I did not set out to blog about anything, let alone my art work.  However, I did start to blog when a client […]

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Reasons to write blog excerpts

It is good practice to write blog excepts, it will help you focus and stay on topic. An excerpt can be used as the basis to write a meta description and will help your readers find what they are looking for faster. For these reasons what you write for your excerpt is important.

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How to use Excerpts and Read More Tags

There are two ways to create summaries of blog posts; excerpts and read more tags. The results are quite different depending on the styling and coding of your WordPress theme. In this article I show visual examples of both and explain how to use them.

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Schedule WordPress Posts to Auto Publish

One of the keys to a successful blog is consistency. If you’re anything like me you produce a number of articles in one sitting (or two). Well you can’t publish them all at once but you can schedule WordPress posts to auto publish. Reasons why you may want to schedule your posts to publish automatically on […]

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Subscribe to Blog Posts

In a previous article I talked about providing site visitors an easy way to stay connected to you using Jetpack Subscrption module. In particular the subscribe to comments feature. Jetpack’s Subscription Module also allows visitors to subscribe and receive email notifications whenever you publish a blog post. But is it a good idea to use […]

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