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Designing Headers takes you step-by-step through the process of changing your WordPress Theme header, header image or header art.

Template Tags are the backbone of your WordPress site, giving you the power to generate content on your site. Template Tags allow you to change the way the categories and date and time are posted in your post meta data section. They control how categories, Pages, and posts are displayed on your site. Everything you see generated on your web page comes from the use of a Template Tag within a template file. If you are new to Templates and Template Tags, read Stepping Into Template Tags to get started understanding the power of WordPress Template Tags.

Dealing with comment spam is a tough task for a website administrator, but WordPress makes it easy. Articles on dealing with comment spam include An Introduction to Dealing with Comment Spam, Moderating Comments, Combating Comment Spam, and Common Spam Words. Also check out the many WordPress Comment Spam Tools and Plugins.

Want to know how to link to your various WordPress posts, Pages, and categories? Understanding how intersite linking works will help you link between posts and pages from within your posts and pages. Linking to Posts, Pages, and Categories will help you get your links figured out, whether or not you are using Permalinks.

The WordPress Loop is the brains behind your site. A simple yet sophisticated bit of PHP coding, it generates the content and information displayed on your site. Understanding how the Loop works and how you can customize it to your needs is covered extensively in the article on The Loop in Action.

Do you want your posts in WordPress to have a "mood"? Do you want to share the current book you are reading? Or some bit of information that might change from post to post? You can do that with custom fields in WordPress, explained in the article on Custom Fields.

Your WordPress site needs some care and feeding once in a while and we have the articles you need to understand more about your responsibilities as a WordPress site Administrator. Validating a Website talks about how to check under the hood and make sure the code underneath is running as smoothly as it looks. WordPress Housekeeping and WordPress Site Maintenance discuss the various tasks you may need to do to keep your site up-to-date and in good condition.

Part of the responsibilities of having a website is backing up your data. This should be done on a regular basis. To help you backup your WordPress site, read the articles on WordPress Backups and Backing Up Your Database. If something happens to your data, we're still here with another article on Restoring Your Database From Backup.

The Post Meta Data section in your WordPress site is the area that contains information about your post such as the date and time it was posted, the categories the post belongs to, the author, and other bits and pieces of information. You can customize your post meta data with the step-by-step instructions in the article on Customizing Your Post Meta Data Section.

Part of any software program developer's job is seeking and stamping out the various bugs that arise through the natural use of the program across a wide spectrum of users. WordPress is dedicated to good pest control and you can learn more about how to help or submit bug reports in the article on Submitting Bugs.

WordPress defines many useful functions. Rather than reinventing the wheel, you should take advantage of the core functions whenever possible. Of course, if the slick new plugin you're designing needs a better wheel, you're on your own, but at least you can take inspiration from the list of WordPress functions in the Function Reference list. Oh, and stop in and check out the WordPress Coding Standards, the guidelines for using PHP and programming code in WordPress.

Meta tags are found within the head section of your website and contain information that provides search engines and browsers with information they need about your site. By default, meta tags that include keywords and descriptions about your site do not come with WordPress. These are individualized pieces of information you need to add yourself. The article Meta Tags in WordPress will take you step-by-step through the process of adding meta tags to your WordPress site.

Plugins add function and flexibility to WordPress beyond the built-in features. There are plugins for changing the look of your site, monitoring visitor statistics, adding customized post listings, changing the Administration interface, counting the number of published words within a category, adding images to your site, creating image galleries for photoblogs or bragging, adding meta tags and custom functions, controlling comment spam, adding weather reports, and even hiding your email and web page addresses from harvesters. Plugins expand your use of WordPress, extending the power to control your website's every feature. And if you are creative and useful with PHP, consider creating your own WordPress plugin.

Tired of links to your web pages looking like math formulas? WordPress comes with a ready-to-use built-in utility that turns your math formula links into pretty Permalinks. Permalinks use your system's .htaccess file with ReWrite commands to change your links to look like example.com/category/tales-about-using-wordpress. Much prettier and easier to remember.

Are you moving to WordPress from another blogging or CMS software program? WordPress comes with several utilities to help make your transition from other major blogging tools easier, and documentation to take you through the process, step-by-step. Check out Importing Content from Other Blogging Software Programs for details on importing from b2evolution, Blogger, Blogware, Blosxom, Greymatter, Livejournal, Mambo, MovableType, Nucleus CMS, Radio Userland, Textpattern, TypePad, web-log.nl, and from an RSS feed.

WordPress provides ten different user levels for your registered users, allowing them to access to different areas of your site and limiting them from other areas. Registered users, depending upon their user level, may be limited to only posting comments or actually editing other users' drafts and articles and controlling how the website looks. It's up to you as the Administrator.

Template Tags are the backbone of your WordPress site, giving you the power to generate content on your site. Template Tags allow you to change the way the categories and date and time are posted in your post meta data section. They control how categories, Pages, and posts are displayed on your site. Everything you see generated on your web page comes from the use of a Template Tag within a template file. If you are new to Templates and Template Tags, read Stepping Into Template Tags to get started understanding the power of WordPress Template Tags.

English not your first language? Want to blog in another language? WordPress can be found in many other languages other than English. WordPress Localization explains how to find WordPress in your language, and if you are really a skilled translator and know something about PHP and software programming, you can help translate WordPress into another language.

The header or masthead is often the first thing people see on your site. It sets a tone for your entire website, creating an identity. Designing Headers takes you step-by-step through the process of changing your WordPress Theme header, header image or header art to match your site's purpose and content.

Gravatars and avatars are popular all over the web today, especially on blogging sites. Gravatars and avatars are icon, or graphic representation, of a user in a shared virtual reality, such as a forum, chat, website, or any other form of online community in which the user(s) wish to have something to distinguish themselves from other users.

WordPress makes it easy to use gravatars and avatars on WordPress sites in the comments template file. This allows a graphic representation of the comment author to be visible next to their comment. For more information on how to add gravatars to your WordPress site, check out Using Gravatars.

There's no doubt that your words, your posts, are the meat and potatoes of your blog or website. Those words, along with your lovely colors and pictures, tell your website's story. But, don't forget to pay attention to your font selections. The fonts you choose in designing your theme can influence whether or not people hang around to see more than a page or two of your pretty work.

In Playing With Fonts, the use of fonts within WordPress is explained, including how to find and change the fonts within a WordPress Theme, choosing fonts for your site, and how to set the styles for those fonts, including some great font resources and information.

Whether you write plugins or hacks for WordPress, or you want to add bits and pieces of code about your own WordPress site or other programming code like HTML, CSS, PHP, or Javascripts, putting code in your post that "looks" like code, but "doesn't behave" like code, is a frequent challenge for bloggers.

Writing Code in Your Posts takes you through the various processes and choices you have in adding code to your posts. These include how to make the code "look" like code, and various resources you can use if you put code in your posts frequently.

Podcasting is distributing audio content via RSS 2.0. There are clients available that will allow listeners to subscribe to your RSS feed and automatically download your content to their portable audio players. The article on Podcasting shows you how to add podcasting to your WordPress site, bringing sound to your WordPress site.

Are you new to WordPress? You've made it through the installation, or maybe not even that far, and you're not sure what to do next? New to WordPress - Where to Start features a step-by-step list of the process of installing WordPress and beginning to work on your new WordPress site. It will guide you, article by article, through the process of planning your site, installation, adjusting or changing your WordPress Theme, adding Plugins, and even provides information on where to find more help on WordPress.

Designing Headers takes you step-by-step through the process of changing your WordPress Theme header, header image or header art.

Template Tags are the backbone of your WordPress site, giving you the power to generate content on your site. Template Tags allow you to change the way the categories and date and time are posted in your post meta data section. They control how categories, Pages, and posts are displayed on your site. Everything you see generated on your web page comes from the use of a Template Tag within a template file. If you are new to Templates and Template Tags, read Stepping Into Template Tags to get started understanding the power of WordPress Template Tags.

Dealing with comment spam is a tough task for a website administrator, but WordPress makes it easy. Articles on dealing with comment spam include An Introduction to Dealing with Comment Spam, Moderating Comments, Combating Comment Spam, and Common Spam Words. Also check out the many WordPress Comment Spam Tools and Plugins.

Want to know how to link to your various WordPress posts, Pages, and categories? Understanding how intersite linking works will help you link between posts and pages from within your posts and pages. Linking to Posts, Pages, and Categories will help you get your links figured out, whether or not you are using Permalinks.

The WordPress Loop is the brains behind your site. A simple yet sophisticated bit of PHP coding, it generates the content and information displayed on your site. Understanding how the Loop works and how you can customize it to your needs is covered extensively in the article on The Loop in Action.

Do you want your posts in WordPress to have a "mood"? Do you want to share the current book you are reading? Or some bit of information that might change from post to post? You can do that with custom fields in WordPress, explained in the article on Using Custom Fields.

Your WordPress site needs some care and feeding once in a while and we have the articles you need to understand more about your responsibilities as a WordPress site Administrator. Validating a Website talks about how to check under the hood and make sure the code underneath is running as smoothly as it looks. WordPress Housekeeping and WordPress Site Maintenance discuss the various tasks you may need to do to keep your site up-to-date and in good condition.

Part of the responsibilities of having a website is backing up your data. This should be done on a regular basis. To help you backup your WordPress site, read the articles on WordPress Backups and Backing Up Your Database. If something happens to your data, we're still here with another article on Restoring Your Database From Backup.