Should You Use the WordPress Full Screen Feature?

WordPress Wednesday

Today’s post is another in the WordPress Wednesday series that I pop into every so often and it may turn out to be a secret WordPress gem.

Were you aware that there’s a full screen editor within WordPress?

Most of us are familiar with the Visual and Text Editor tabs on the new page and new post screens, but were you aware that there is also a Full-Screen editor? It’s actually pretty well hidden so you may not have even noticed.

Let me show you where the button is for launching the Full-Screen Editor and then we’ll look at why you may want to consider using it. [Read more…]

What You Should Place In Your WordPress Sidebar

sidebar widgetsYour WordPress sidebar possesses some prime real estate on your blog or niche website, so it’s interesting how many people seem to simply set it up with the standard default settings. Whether you utilize one or two sidebars I want to share with you what you really should place in your WordPress sidebar.

You may not agree with all of my recommendations and that’s okay. Sometimes what you place in this prime territory is limited by the theme you use, your blog/niche topic, and yes, your personal preference. After running through my list, leave me a comment or two to let me know if you agree or to tell me I have a couple screws loose. [Read more…]

3 WordPress Editing Tips You Need to Know

Wordpress WednesdayToday we make a visit to our WordPress Wednesday series and take a look at three WordPress editing tips. I love working with the WordPress platform as it’s so amazingly easy to use, it acts much like a word processing document, you don’t need to learn HTML code to use it (although it’s good to have a few of the basics down), and customization methods seem never ending.

Many people dive right into creating content in WordPress and don’t realize that they may be missing some of the slightly hidden editing features. So today I wish to bring to your attention a few WordPress tips to help with your editing and possibly even help you create your blog posts faster. [Read more…]

Cleaning Up Your Blog or WordPress Site

cleaning wordpress siteI’m starting a new series here at Marilyn Thompson Solutions and cleaning up my WordPress site. Now that I think about it, you could call it spring cleaning, but it’s actually more than that.

The new series is called WordPress Wednesday and it starts today because well, it’s Wednesday. I’ve been analyzing my sites recently and probably doing more critiquing than is healthy but I think that every once in a while you need to take a step back and look from the outside in. [Read more…]

WordPress Crash Course Review

WordPress WednesdayHello again, and welcome to another installment of WordPress Wednesday. I know many reading here probably understand the ins and outs of WordPress better than most but for those not so advanced, let me introduce to you what I feel is the best WordPress training course around. [Read more…]