Hacks for Self-Hosted WordPress Users

Learn About Yoast SEO for Beginners

Today, we’ll tackle Yoast SEO for beginners. Don’t fall over backwards in your chair when you see the length of this post. It’s mostly pictures. I promise. You CAN Figure out SEO! SEO kind of reminds me of the Dread Pirate Roberts from the Princess Bride. It’s really not that dreadful once you understand it a bit. SEO stands for ‘Search Engine Optimization.’ Which simply means that you do things to your posts to make sure that they show up…

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Granny Geek’s Tips for Building Platform (It’s all About the Visit)

Whether you want to someday write a book or just reach more than your mom, you’ve probably heard the term ‘platform’ before. This post won’t tell you how to make a six-figure income in three months whilst selling your soul to the devil. I can’t even tell you how to bring in thousands of followers each day. This post WILL tell you how you can make each visit to someone else’s blog a genuine interaction that builds friendships. After all, deep…

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Create a Post Template on Your Self-hosted WordPress Site

  Granny Geek Strikes Out I fall somewhere between complete computer novice and geek when it comes to the inner workings of WordPress blogs and code. I understand the basics, but I can’t always figure out how to make plugins work. After I read the first paragraph of instructions on most plugins, I realize that I have jumped in over my head and I quickly exit the program. My frustration this morning involved templates. I know that templates exists.  I’ve heard…

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