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Adding Extra Menus to WordPress

Most WordPress themes include one main navigation menu. While they sometimes have secondary menus as well. They may not have all the ones you need. For example, you may wish to use a unique secondary menu for each section of your site. Step One To add additional menus you will need to edit your PHP […]

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Adding Widgetized Sidebars to WordPress

We usually think of sidebars as being areas on the side where we might put menus or related links. In WordPress sidebars are content areas to which you can add widgets. They don’t need to be side columns, but can appear wherever you wish to put them. Most themes come with one or two existing […]

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BackWPup – WordPress Backup

BackWPup is a robust free plug-in for backing up WordPress sites. It makes it easy to set up scheduled backups that let you choose what you want to back up and where to store it, be that on the server, Dropbox or elsewhere. While the free version serves most needs, BackWPup Pro is also available. […]

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Create a Backup Plan NOW

We never know when something may go wrong, so putting a backup system in place should be one of the first things on your list. You may wish to set backups to run more frequently during development then less often when the site has been launched. Choose a system that can be accessed easily by […]

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Custom Post Type UI for WordPress

The Custom Post Type UI plugin makes it easy to create custom post types and custom taxonomies in WordPress without having to manually add them to functions.php. Note: You will still need to add/edit template files to use these in most themes. This resources area was built using this plug-in. It uses a post type […]

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Drupal Documentation

The Drupal.org Community Documentation is maintained by the Drupal community..

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Duplicate Posts in WordPress

If you need to add several pages of similar content you may find it helpful to be able to duplicate existing posts. This is particularly handy for things like event posts where you want to keep most of the same content and just change the date. The Duplicate Post plugin makes it easy to do […]

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Forms Plug-ins for WordPress

Whether you need a simple contact form, a survey or something more complex, your site is bound to need some sort of form. Formidable Forms and Gravity Forms are the two most robust forms plug-ins we’ve found for WordPress. They are easy to use and well documented. Another free option you may wish to consider […]

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Install Google Analytics

Google Analytics provides us with a very robust tool for monitoring our site traffic and plays a useful role in search engine optimization. If your non-profit has an existing Google Analytics account then be sure to add that to the site. If they don’t, create one and assist them with setting up their own Google […]

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Register your site with Google Webmasters

Google Webmasters gives you access to various diagnostic tools and let’s you submit an xml sitemap to Google. This helps them index your site more efficiently. The service will also notify you when problems arise. As Webmasters accounts are not shared, you should set this up under an account managed by a representative from your […]

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The Events Calendar Plugin for WordPress

Calendars serve many functions from booking rooms to displaying class schedules. For the more general purpose of displaying your events and organizing them by categories, we recommend The Events Calendar. It is (relatively) easy to customize, displays lists and calendar views and includes a widget for displaying upcoming events in a sidebar. .

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Use a Static Home page for your WordPress site.

In WordPress the default setting is to show posts on the home page. If you are creating a site with a mix of static and blog content, it makes more sense to use a static page for your site’s home page, and a different page for the blog home page. Step One Edit or create […]

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View Common Styles on one page as you develop.

Creating a page that uses all elements common to your site or them is a good way to test that they will all look as expected. Below is an example that shows the headings paragraphs and lists for this site. You may also wish to test custom buttons and other styles. Once you are ready […]

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W3C CSS Validation Service

The CSS Validation Service can help you find errors in your stylesheets. This can be particularly useful if your CSS isn’t behaving as you expect or if you are having problems with pages behaving inconsistently between browsers. .

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W3C Markup Validation Service

The W3C Markup Validation Service allows you to test your Web pages to see if they use valid HTML. Validating your pages is also a good way to find errors that may be causing you problems. .

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WordPress Codex

The WordPress Codex is the online manual for WordPress and a living repository for WordPress information and documentation. .

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