More Tips about Changing Themes: Aligning the Blockquote

Yes, I’m back to The Entrepreneur (for now).   If you read me regularly, you may have seen me try on the “Heart and Style,” “Lenscap” and “Traveler” themes– but I’m back to the old theme –with some lessons learned and more CSS tricks to share. Lessons Learned Lesson One: I completely lost all my custom CSS… Read More

Getting the Right “Fit” with a New Theme

I’m a little disappointed. My current  erstwhile (previous) theme, the Entrepreneur, supports a boatload of widgets. But as the Winnie the Pooh so wittily said, that honey was somewhat lacking in smack.  I’m starting to try out new themes. Today, I’m playing with the theme Heart and Style. It uses bigger images and that poses a… Read More

Letting the Audience Meander Through Content: Adding a Tag Cloud Widget

WordPress widgets are pretty neat little capabilities to adding extra content, navigation, and other features to your blog–easily, without the need for plug-ins or extra code. In this little walk-through,  we’ll add a “tag cloud” to our primary sidebar–a simple maneuver that takes maybe five minutes–to help our audience meander through our content at their… Read More

Creating Menus: The Differences Between Pages and Posts

In my quest to develop a start page menu for this blog, I have been struggling with the differences in “site” pages and posts — and with the issue of widgets.  This posts discusses the differences and what this means for creating a menu system for a standard blog theme. A Page is Not A… Read More

Organizing Using Subcategories

Here is the hairy beast–applying our new structure to the actual blog, wrangling with WordPress’s categories and sub-categories.  Restructuring categories can be tedious but rewarding work.  Here are some tips and tricks. The Horrible, Tedious Job of Reconfiguring Categories and Why It’s a Good Idea OMG.  I started with fifteen unruly top level categories.  Now… Read More

Re-Designing Blog Structure with Airtable

SEO experts tell us that good structure is the key to better SEO scores.  Many bloggers have difficulty with creating the CONTENT that’s creative and evolving with our audiences–and maintaining a consistent structure. Categories and tags may not be enough.  Here I show how I used AirTable to redevelop my blog with better structure, using… Read More

Getting Started with Airtable

Today, I’m going to give you a bit of a walk-through on using Airtable, a free online database–and show i’m using it to re-organize my existing blog.  First, we’ll look at how to transfer data from Google Sheets to the Airtable–and how to set up an Airtable database for the very first time.   Airtable is… Read More

Getting the Facts about Your Blog

Committed bloggers need data.  In this post, I’ll show you how to grab all your blog post data and put it into a Google Sheet or Airtable database to improve our knowledge about audience engagement. This will also help to reorganize for better structure. Getting Ready for a Start Here Page I’ve been searching for… Read More

Branching out in Inline Styling: Boxes! and Tables!

In this post, we’ll go a bit further to branch out with some fancy HTML tricks to style boxes for text. We’ll also look at an Old School technique for creating boxes — so that even folks on the free plan can have some fun with text boxes. Today’s post is brought to by the… Read More

Using Inline Styles for Paragraphs and Headers

Inline styles are methods that anyone can use–even freebie accounts–to manipulate text sizes, fonts, and font colors. They’re fun and easy, but there’s a few tricks to dealing with them–without having to muck about with CSS. Using Inline Styles Using Inline Styles to color text is easy as 1-2-3. 1. We have to use the… Read More