M. Douglas Wray

WordPress Refs


WordPress Video Tutorials

Dashboard Introduction

Rearranging the post editor

Writing and publishing a post

Saving and returning to-draft posts and pages

Publishing your post at a later date

Adding an ‘About me or any other static page

Adding categories and tags to your posts

Embedding photos video audio into your posts


Recommended Plugins

This list is very outdated and will be revised. I’ve removed ones I no longer use or recommend. – MDW 4/20/19

Akismet Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. You need a WordPress.com API key to use it. You can review the spam it catches under “Comments.” To show off your Akismet stats just put in your template. See also: WP Stats plugin. By Matt Mullenweg.
cforms Sadly, Oliver Seidel has ceased development on this outstanding form manager but it is being maintained. I stopped using it after the first announcement that it was not going to be supported. Thrilled to see it’s still out there. I now use and recommend Gravity Forms.
Google Analytics for WordPress This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics with extra search engines and automatic clickout and download tracking to your WordPress blog. By Joost de Valk.
TinyMCE Advanced Enables advanced features and plugins in TinyMCE. By Andrew Ozz.
Broken Link Checker Checks your posts for broken links and missing images and notifies you on the dashboard if any are found. By Janis Elsts.
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