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Build a Website in 3 Evenings

By |June 26th, 2015|

This course is for someone who needs a website but doesn’t have a domain name or website yet.  Build a website in three 3-hour evening classes.  Using WordPress, the world’s leading website building software, you will create content that is easy for your customers to understand and also will rank well […]

Take Control of Your Web Site with WordPress

By |June 26th, 2015|


WordPress Security

By |October 15th, 2014|

Here are some resources for WordPress security:

Custom Sidebars Using The Theme Avada

By |June 22nd, 2014|

These are some clues how to create custom sidebars in the WordPress theme Avada. […]

Installing WordPress from your cPanel

By |May 23rd, 2013|

You can install WordPress from your cPanel in about one minute.  Two minutes if you’re really groggy. […]

For Immediate Release: Take Control of Your Web Site with WordPress (PCC Spring 2013)

By |March 27th, 2013|

Learn how to use WordPress, the most popular website building software, at Portland Community College. PCC will offer the WordPress course, "Take Control of Your Website with WordPress" starting on April 9th and again on May 14th.

My Favorite WordPress Plugins

By |July 26th, 2012|

  • Spam Free WordPress, or Are You a Human
  • TinyMCE Advanced (a much better editor) […]

Inserting an Image into a WordPress Post or Page

By |June 10th, 2012|

  1. Click where you want the image to appear.
  2. Click on Upload/Insert, right above the Bold icon on the editor toolbar.  You’ll see this icon:  Media icon […]

Creating a hyperlink in WordPress

By |June 10th, 2012|

  1. Highlight text or click on image
  2. Click on Link icon in toolbar.  It looks like three links of a chain. Icon for linking or hyperlinking
  3. Paste URL (website address beginning with http:// into Link URL field
  4. Click on Insert


WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com

By |June 9th, 2012|

WordPress Logo
WordPress.com is a communal version of WordPress that has limited functionality.  WordPress.org is the site behind the software that is free for anyone to use.

If you have an account with WordPress.com, I highly recommend moving your site to your own installation of WordPress.  The good news is that most website hosts offer one-click installation of WordPress (Which comes originally from WordPress.org.)