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WordPress world’s most powerful blogging CMS introduces you to a mind-blowing new feature. Let know about these features:-

1. Schedule Blog Posts for the Future : –

The majority of bloggers try to follow a publishing schedule. They post once a month, once a week or once a day. In WordPress, you can schedule posts to go live at a particular time and date, so you don’t need to be at your computer when the post goes liveIn the WordPress backend, go to the Edit screen for the post you wish to schedule.

1. In the top-right of the page, look for a box titled “Publish,” where you’ll find an option that reads “Publish immediately.”
2. Click the blue “Edit” text next to “Publish immediately” and choose the month, date, year and time you want your post to be published. Remember to use military time.
3. Click the gray “OK” button.
4. The “Publish immediately” text should now change to “Schedule for,” with whatever date and time you have chosen.
5. If you’re ready to go, click the blue “Schedule” button (formerly “Publish”). Your post is set to go.

2. Change Your Page and Blog Post URLs :-

1. Your page or post URL contains special characters like %, &, $, @, or *. These characters make it difficult for search engines to read and can be problematic for browsers, potentially preventing some of your pages from loading.
2. Your post or page title is really long and contains words not optimized for search.

3. WordPress Editor Tips

If you manage a blog or write content, you’ve probably used the WordPress editor a fair amount. But many people haven’t realized its full potential. Try out the tips below to speed up your workflow and eliminate misspellings and website styling issues.

Spellcheck in the WordPress Editor

This is a simple step that many people miss. If you want to spellcheck your content while you work or just before publishing, click the button that has a checkmark with the letters “ABC” at the top.

Remove Formatting from Copied Text

Sometimes you copy text from Microsoft Word and, even though you’re using the “Paste from Word” button (a clipboard with a “W” on it), the text still doesn’t look quite right. It might be the wrong color or size. In any case, a button exists specifically for removing formatting from outside sources. To use it, follow these steps:

1. The “Show/Hide Kitchen Sink” button pictures boxes with different-colored squares and rectangles. Click it to show a second row of buttons.
2. Highlight the incorrectly formatted text.
3. Click the “Remove Formatting” button. This button features a white eraser that turns pink when you hover over it. That should do the trick.

Shift + Return Creates a Line Break

Sometimes when you’re working in the WordPress editor, you want to create a single line break — not a paragraph break with a gap between the two lines, but a single line break in which the lines are closer together. To do that, just hold the Shift key and hit Return. That’s it. Adding your organization’s address to your contact page just got a lot easier.

Use WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts

I’m sure you use Control + C and Control + V to copy and paste all the time. But most people don’t know the WordPress editor also has shortcut keys, Here are some of the best shortcuts to try out.

Bold: Control + B
Underline: Control + U
Italic: Control + I
Heading 1: Control + 1
Heading 2: Control + 2
Heading 3: Control + 3
Heading 4: Control + 4

For a full list of WordPress “Hotkeys,” click the “Help” button with the question mark on the WordPress editor, then click the “Hotkeys” tab.

4. Easily Embed Videos, Tweets and Other Media

Many people don’t know WordPress can easily embed content from popular websites like YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Hulu, Flickr and Viddler. Read on to find out how.

1. Put your cursor wherever you want to insert the video, image, tweet or other type of media. The media will insert wherever you place the cursor.
2. Go to the media’s source site and copy the URL for the media you’d like to insert. For instance, I might go to this YouTube video and just copy the URL from the top of my browser.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjGe-_OYWQQ

3. Now go back to the WordPress editor and paste the URL into the main content area of the page. Make sure it’s on its own line and don’t try to right- or center-align it. This will cause it to display incorrectly. The editor will only show you the URL, but when you view the post, WordPress embeds the media.
4. If the URL you pasted appears in the main content area of the editor as a blue link, you need to unlink it. Click within the URL text, then click the broken link icon at the top of the main content area. The text should unlink.
5. Click the gray “Preview Changes” button on the top-right of the page to make sure the media has embedded correctly. You’ll see the YouTube video we embedded now displays within our content.
6. If your media shows up correctly during your preview, go back to the editor and click the blue “Update” or “Publish” button to make the media live on your website. If the sizing of the embedded media looks off, you may need to adjust the media settings.

5. Change Blog Post Authors Simply

If multiple people write for your site, but you’re the only one publishing, you’ll notice your username shows as the author for every post. For a lot of WordPress users, the ability to change post authors is hidden by default.Follow these simple steps to change authors for your WordPress posts.

1. Go to the Edit screen for the blog post that need an author change.
2. In the top-right of the page, click the “Screen Options” tab and a list of options will drop down.
3. Check the box that says “Author.” A new box on the page should display, titled “Author” and containing a drop-down box to choose the author of the post.
4. Select the author from the drop-down list. If she isn’t listed, you may need to add her as a user.
5. Click the blue “Publish” or “Update” button to save the post under the new author.

WordPress is almost undoubtedly the most popular blogging software that you can install on your own website. With that position at the top – there is the possibility of exploitation of a lot of vulnerabilities; especially with being an open source application. If you happen to run a website with a wordpress blog installed. There are different ways of preventing your WordPress blog from becoming the target of spam and abuse. Which method you use will depend on a number of factors.

Well some of few tools that you can use to fight agains WordPress Spam.

  1. Akismet – a very popular plugin which comes by default with wordpress. To use it, you need to signup for a wordpress acount and get an API key for your website.
  2. Defensio – A wordpress plugin that helps you filter your comments and also provides rss feed for both accepted and ‘spammed’ comments.
  3. Simple CAPTCHA – Adds turing text to your comment area to eliminate automated comments
  4. Challenge – Adds a challenge to your comments area, the regular stuff being additions and multiplications
  5. Referrer Bouncer – You don’t need to do anything to use it. Just activate it.
  6. Email Immunizer – Simply converts all your emails on your website to numeric references to prevent email colecting
  7. WPBayes – Implements the spam filtering with the Naive Bayesian technique, which means it marks the comments as spam or not based on your previous decisions. To be honest, I didn’t use this one
  8. Spam Karma 2 – This one assigns a karma score based on multiple factors like the age of the post, the email, if there’s a link inside, etc, etc.
  9. WP Spam Hitman – It fights agains wordpress spam using a series of patterns. That’s all I know about it, please test it and let me know if it’s a good one.
  10. Did you pass Math – Does the same thing as the one at point.

WordPress has long been known as a dedicated blogging platform. There were a lot of mini changes made in this version to improve usability. We like a lot of these changes, and some of the changes were not as impressive.

WordPress 3.0 New Features

Custom Menus – WordPress lets you publish two types of content: “Posts” and “Pages.”  In version 3.0, you can define additional content types with their own attributes.  For example, if you’re running a WordPress site for a design agency, you might create a custom post type to display portfolio items, another for employee pages, and another for client testimonials.  From there, you can customize your theme to better suit each individual post type.

Custom New Post Types - With WordPress 3.0 has introduced custom post types which allows you to create following type of posts

wordpress.jpg1. Download WordPress

The very first thing you’ll want to do is download a copy of WordPress 2.0. So, go the WordPress site, and look for the link that says “DOWNLOAD.ZIP.” After download the program, you’ll need to unzip the files into their own folder.

2. Set Up Your FTP Program

FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, and an FTP program will allow you to copy files from your own computer to your web host. There are many FTP programs available, and the one I use is a free program called SmartFTP. You can download it here.

3. Get Your FTP Access Information

You’ll need to enter this information into your FTP program to access and upload files to your web host. Specifically, you’ll need to enter the the domain name, user name and password for your FTP account. You can get this information from your web host. Then setup your MySQL Database your hosting control panel.

4. Enter Your Database Information into Your WordPress Config File

Remember when you downloaded and unzipped the WordPress program on your computer. Open that folder, and you’ll see another folder labeled “WordPress.” Open that folder, and find a file named wp-config-sample. Open this file in a text editor such as Notepad or Wordpad. When you open the file you’ll see some text, much of which looks like gibberish, but it’s not. Look specifically for the lines that read:

define(’DB_NAME’, ‘wordpress’); // The name of the database
define(’DB_USER’, ‘username’); // Your MySQL username
define(’DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password’); // …and password
define(’DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’); // 99% chance you won’t need to change this value

This is the place to enter the database information you saved from the previous step. So whatever the database name is, enter that information in place of ‘wordpress.’ Just be sure to leave the ‘ marks before and after as it appears above. Do the same for the DB_USER, DB_PASSWORD and DB_HOST. When you’re done, save the file, but save it as wp-config.php rather than wp-config-sample.

5. Upload WordPress to Your Server

Okay. We’re in the homestretch. The next thing you want to do is copy the entire WordPress program from your computer to you host’s server. So, first, open your FTP program and connect to your host’s server. Back in step 5, you tracked down your FTP information. If you haven’t already entered it into your FTP program, go ahead and do that now. Again, you’ll need to enter you domain name, your user name and your password. After you enter the information, go ahead and connect to your host’s server.

At this point, you’ll need to make a decision about where you’ll place your WordPress program. You can put it in, either, the root directory of your host server or a sub-directory. Personally, I place mine in a subdirectory because I run several different websites on the same server, and it just makes things a lot easier by keeping them separate. After you make your decision, go ahead and upload all the files and directories located in the WordPress folder you unzipped to you desktop, excluding the folder itself.

6. Run the WordPress Install Script

  • If you installed WordPress in the root directory of your server, open your web browser and type the following: http://www.mydomain.com/wp-admin/install.php (replace “mydomain.com” with your own domain name).
  • If you installed WordPress in a sub-directory, open your web browser and type the following: http://www.mydomain.com/subdirectory/wp-admin/install.php (replace “mydomain.com” with your own domain name and “subdirectory” with the name of the sub-directory you created).
  • After you go to this page, WordPress will do the rest. Just follow the onscreen directions, and then you’ll be all done.