Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Ask and Ye Shall Receive is of course a phrase out of the Book of Matthew in the Bible. I take this to mean that if you ask for something in the proper manner, you “might” get an answer. I posed a question on the Facebook “All About WordPress” page and got several responses within a few minutes. I am always grateful when I get help on a WordPress question. That is why I am a big believer in giving back to the WordPress community by submitting to speak or volunteer at WordCamps.

Facebook All About WordPress
Facebook All About WordPress

WordPress Counter

I have seen the WordPress download counter but I did not know where it was located on the WP website. Well I saw the counter today on the WordPress download page and this is how you get there.

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wordpress home

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wordpress download counter

Changing the Default Category

One of the websites that I maintain using WordPress is my work site: www.belmontcountyengineer.com. I wanted to change the default category and was not sure how to do so. Easy enough, I was quick to find out. From the dashboard click on “Post” and then “Categories”

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Go to Add New Category, type in a new category name, type in a slug then a description. The slug is what will appear in your website’s URL after your post is published.

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After adding the new category name, go to the “Dashboard” –  “Settings” then “Writing”. You can change the default category to the name you just added.

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WordPress Help Sites

I am in the process of putting together a list of websites that offer tips on using WordPress. I have received a lot of suggestions and I will probably release these in two or three groups. If you would like to submit a site(s) please use the contact page to email me.

Stay Tuned!