#wordpress basics


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An outline of the settings under Media in your WordPress website.

Setting Title Description
Image size Here you can tell WordPress how to crop images if your theme does not already have image resizing embedded within itChoose a:

  • Thumbnail size
  • Medium size
  • Large size

Some themes will already have image sizes coded into them and the theme will then override these settings.

Uploading Files WordPress stores images, videos, audios, PDF’s, etc. into a folder called uploads within your websites files.You can check the box to have WordPress organize your uploads into month- and year- based folders – this is on by default and I recommend leaving it that way


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Setting Title Description
Formatting 1 – Elect to show emoticons as images2 – Allow WordPress to correct invalidly nested XHTML – leave unchecked in general
Default Post Category Choose to have a default post category or not
Default Post Format If your theme has it, this is where you can choose your post type – audio, video, etc. Custom Post Formats are defined in your theme’s css.
Press This Press This is a bookmarklet: a little app that runs in your browser and lets you grab bits of the web.Use Press This to clip text, images and videos from any web page. Then edit and add more straight from Press This before you save or publish it in a post on your site.Drag-and-drop the following link to your bookmarks bar or right click it and add it to your favorites for a posting shortcut
Post via e-mail You can enter your mail server information here if you wish to set up posting via email.You can also choose a default category for your email posts from the drop down menu.
Update Services WordPress will notify any of the services you list in this section.More info HERE

Click Save Changes and your settings are updated


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I followed a Twitter link from Tom Gooden this morning and found a very well-written article from Elegant Themes on things to consider before you start a WordPress web design business.

In the article, fellow Canadian Joyce Grace outlines three issues to consider when you are ramping up your WordPress freelance business and she has several key resources to check out.

The article led me to the presentation below on managing a distributed team. As your virtual assistant practice evolves, eventually you will add more team members to round out the services you offer, and learning how to manage a virtual team is essential, not only for your clients, but for you as well. You are the team leader and must lead by example.

Take a few minutes to go through the presentation and drum up some new ideas.


To delete a theme from your WordPress site, go to the left side menu and choose Appearance >> Themes.

Go to Appearance >> Themes
Go to Appearance >> Themes

Hover your cursor over the theme you’d like to delete and click on the “Theme Details” button.
Click on “Theme Details”

Then choose the “Delete” button.
Choose "Delete"
Choose “Delete”

Answer “YES” to the “are you sure?” dialogue box and you’re done.