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How to display an RSS feed in WordPress?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication - a web feed format for publishing frequent updates of site content such as news, blog posts, etc. Publishers benefit from RSS feeds because this lets them syndicate their site content automatically. Readers benefit from web feeds by getting timely updates when something new is posted on their favorite websites. #article h1, h2, h3, h4 { color: #398db9; font-weight: 700;margin-bottom: 10px;} #article h1 { margin: 0 0 15px; display: block; width: 100%; border-bottom: 1px solid #c9c9c9; font-size: 20px; } #article h2 { font-size: 18px; } #article h3 { font-size: 16px; } #article h4 { font-size: 14px; } WordPress gives you the option to easily add RSS feeds to your website. To do this, follow the steps below: Step 1. Log in to your WordPress admin area and go to Widgets in the Appearance section. Step 2. Click the Add button next to the RSS widget. Step 3. In the Current Widgets section on the right click Edit for the RSS widget. Step 4. Type the RSS feed URL, its title (optional) and check what item details to display (optional). Step 5. Click Done and then Save Changes to publish the RSS feed on your blog. If you want to see a video tutorial on how display an RSS feed in WordPress, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv…

How to embed a video into a post in WordPress?

Embedding videos into your WordPress posts is quite simple. To embed a video in a new post, go to your blog's admin area > Posts > Add New . Click the " Add Video " button in the WYSIWYG editor menu and then click on the " From URL " tab. In the " Video URL " field type the URL of the video you want to embed into your post. Type its title in the " Title " field. When you are ready, click Insert into Post. Publish your post and you will be able to see the embedded video in the new post on your WordPress blog.…

How to create an image gallery in WordPress?

WordPress comes with built-in gallery functionality - you can add several images to a post and show them as a gallery. To create a gallery in a new post, go to your blog's admin area > Posts > Add New . Click the " Add an image " button in the WYSIWYG editor menu and upload the images that will be shown in the gallery. When you are ready, click Save all changes . A Gallery tab will appear and when you click it, you will be able to arrange your images and set the gallery settings. To insert the gallery to your post, click Insert Gallery . Publish your post and you will be able to see your gallery in the new post on your WordPress blog. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to create an image gallery in WordPress, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…

How to add images, audio and video to posts in WordPress?

WordPress makes it really easy to add media to your posts. To add media to a new post, go to your blog's admin area > Posts > Add New . In the WYSIWYG editor menu you can click any of the following buttons to add media to your post - " Add an image ", " Add Video ", " Add Audio " and " Add Media…

How to create a summary of a post in WordPress?

WordPress gives you the options to create a summary (excerpt) of a post, as well as add a " More... " link to the post so that your visitors can click it and read the whole post. To use these features for a new post, go to your blog's admin area > Posts > Add New . To add the " More... " link to the post, click the Insert more tag button in the WYSIWYG editor menu above the message body. If you prefer writing your posts in HTML mode, you can use the: <!--more--> tag instead. It should be added after the text of your post. In order to create a summary for your post, simply write it in the Excerpt field. Click Publish to save and publish your new post. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to create a summary of a post in WordPress and add a " More... " link to it, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…

How to add tags to a post in WordPress?

Adding tags to your WordPress posts will help you organize your blog's content. Tags will also help your visitors find their way around your site more easily. To add tags to a new post, go to your blog's admin area > Posts > Add New . When you write your new post, you can add a tag to it by typing the tag word in the Tags field on the right and clicking the Add button. You can add as many tags as you want. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to add tags to a post in WordPress, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…

How to create a page in WordPress?

You can easily create a static page in your WordPress blog from your admin area > Pages > Add New . When your page is ready, you can save and publish it by clicking the Publish button. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to a create a page in your WordPress blog, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv…

How to save a post/page as a draft in WordPress?

WordPress gives you several draft options so that you can save your work without having to publish it immediately. This way you can work on a new post/page as much as you want and publish it only when it is ready. To save a post as a draft, go to your blog's admin area > Posts > Add New . Write your post and when you wish to save your progress, click the Save Draft button. To save a page as a draft, go to your blog's admin area > Pages > Add New . Enter the content of the new page and click the Save Draft button to save your page as a draft. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to save a post/page as a draft in WordPress, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…

How to edit existing links in WordPress?

You can edit your existing links from your blog's admin area > Links > Edit . From here you can delete your links or change their settings. To edit a link, click the Edit button which appears when you hover over it. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to edit your existing links in WordPress, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…

How to change a WordPress theme?

Changing themes in WordPress is really easy. Once you have installed a new WordPress theme , you can preview and activate it from your blog's admin area > Appearance > Themes . If you want to see a video tutorial on how to change a WordPress theme, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv…

How to add/remove/manage users in WordPress?

You can manage your blog’s users from the WordPress admin area -> Users section. To add a new user, click the Add New button and fill in the username, first and last name, email and password. Choose a role from the Role drop-down menu and click Add User to complete the user registration. The following are the roles in WordPress: - Super administrator - person who has access to the blog network administration features controlling the entire network (available for WordPress MultiSite); - Administrator - person with access to all the administration features; - Subscriber - person who can only manage his/her profile; - Editor - person who can publish and manage posts and pages as well as manage other users' posts, etc.; - Author - person who can publish and manage his/her own posts; - Contributor - person who can write and manage his/her posts but not publish them. You can manage existing users from the same section as well. When you hover on top of already existing user an "Edit" link will appear which will allow you to edit its details and change the user's role. You can delete one or more WordPress users by selecting them and choose Delete from the Bulk actions drop down menu. Also there is a drop down menu called " Change role to... " which you can use to change the roles of multiple…

How to change the author of a post in WordPress?

In order to change the author of an existing post in your blog, go to your WordPress admin area > Posts > Edit . Click the post whose author you would like to change and find the Post Author section. From the drop-down menu choose the new author and then click the Update Post button to save the change. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to change the author of a post in WordPress, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv…

How to schedule the publishing of a post in WordPress?

WordPress gives you the option to schedule the time and date when a new post should be published to your blog. To schedule the publishing of a post, go to your WordPress admin area > Posts > Add New . Write your post's title and text and when you are ready, click the Edit button located in the Publish section next to "Publish immediately ". Choose the time and date when you wish your post to be published and click OK. To complete the process, click Schedule . If you want to see a video tutorial on how to schedule the publishing of a post in WordPress, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…

How to add and publish a post in WordPress?

Adding and publishing a new post in WordPress is an easy process. All you have to do is go to your WordPress admin area > Posts > Add New . Write your post's title and text and when you are ready, click the Publish button. Next time you visit your blog you will see your new post there :) If you want to see a video tutorial on how to add and publish a post in WordPress, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…

How to speed up WordPress when using Safari?

You can speed up the management of your blog by installing Google's Gears for Safari. With Gears most of your blog's images and CSS files will be stored locally on your computer. This will speed up mainly your WordPress admin area. Remember that Gears works only locally, i.e. it will speed up your blog only on your computer. If you wish to optimize your WordPress blog so that it loads faster for all visitors, you can check our tutorial on how to optimize WordPress . You can install and enable Gears from your WordPress admin area, the Tools tab > Tools . You will see a section called Turbo: Speed up WordPress . There click Install Now and follow the installation steps. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to speed up your WordPress when using Safari, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…

How to speed up WordPress when using Firefox?

You were able to speed up the management of your blog by installing Google’s Gears for Firefox. Unfortunately, in 2011 Google discontinued the support of the Gears API. With Gears most of your blog’s images and CSS files were being stored locally on your computer. This was speeding up mainly your WordPress admin area. If you wish to optimize your WordPress blog so that it loads faster for all visitors, you can still check our tutorial on how to optimize WordPress…

How to speed up WordPress when using Internet Explorer?

You can speed up the management of your blog by installing Google's Gears for Internet Explorer. With Gears most of your blog's images and CSS files will be stored locally on your computer. This will speed up mainly your WordPress admin area. Remember that Gears works only locally, i.e. it will speed up your blog only on your computer. If you wish to optimize your WordPress blog so that it loads faster for all visitors, you can check our tutorial on how to optimize WordPress . You can install and enable Gears from your WordPress admin area, the Tools tab > Tools . You will see a section called Turbo: Speed up WordPress . There click Install Now and follow the installation steps. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to speed up your WordPress when using Internet Explorer, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…

How to adjust the reading settings in WordPress?

You can easily adjust the reading settings of your blog from the WordPress admin area > Settings > Reading . From there you can adjust the front page settings, the number of posts your blog pages show, the number of posts your feeds show, as well as the encoding for your pages and feeds. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to adjust the reading settings in WordPress, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…

How to add a new link to the WordPress sidebar?

Adding a new link to the WordPress sidebar is very easy. All you need to do is create a new link from the WordPress admin area > Links > Add New . There you should fill in the name of the link and its description, choose its category (you can create a new category if you want), configure the target, link relationship and advanced settings to your preference. When ready, click Add Link to add your new link to your blog's sidebar. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to add a new link to the WordPress sidebar, click Play Video on the screen below. http://wordpress.tv/2009/01/05/adding-a-new-link-to-your-sidebar/ Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv…

How to display links in the WordPress sidebar?

Displaying various links in the WordPress sidebar is quite simple. Most links displayed in the WordPress sidebar are actually widgets. They can be added to the sidebar from the WordPress admin area > Appearance > Widgets . Click the Add button next to each widget you wish to be displayed in your blog's sidebar. When you are ready, click Save Changes and your widgets/links will be added to your WordPress sidebar. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to display links in the WordPress sidebar, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…