Updates from January, 2011 Toggle Comment Threads | Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Jay Versluis 2:01 pm on January 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply

    Categories: Screencast ( 87 ), WordPress ( 145 )   

    Getting to know your Dashboard 

    Get up-close and personal with the WordPress Dashboard!

    In this screencast I will explain how to operate and customise your first port of call after login. You’ll learn all about how to customise the amount of information you’re greeted with and how to move the dashboard boxes around. Well worth watching even for seasoned WordPressers – you may notice something you’ve never spotted before.


  • Jay Versluis 2:40 pm on January 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , ,   

    Categories: WordPress ( 145 )   

    Workshop: How to post Source Code in your Comments 

    In this workshop I’ll show you how you can make source code show up in your comments. I’ll also show you how to format it so it looks different to ordinairy text.

    By default, WordPress strips out most HTML tags for security reasons. That’s a good thing, however if you’d like to share some HTML or PHP source code with someone it won’t show up. The workaround is to paste the code into an empty post via the visual editor, then switch to the HTML editor and copy the resulting transcoded characters.

    This works because single characters are not executable by the web browser and hence do not pose a security risk. It’s a bit tedious if you deal with code a lot, but it’s a safe solution and does not require any plugins.


  • Jay Versluis 1:53 pm on January 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: basics   

    Categories: Screencast ( 87 ), WordPress ( 145 )   

    WordPress Anatomy and How to Log In 

    In this screencast I will talk you through the basics of WordPress. I like to call it the “anatomy” – i.e.

    • Front Page
    • Header
    • Sidebar
    • Footer

    I’ll also show you how to login to your backend and how to work with two browser tabs open at the same time. Enjoy!


    • robin varnet 5:09 am on March 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hello – found you on youtube and DIG your teaching style. I am brand new to WP, someone started my page but didn’t follow through on “how” he set it up and why so I’m stuck with 15 pages from old website and trying to migrate them.

      One burning question about “LEAVE A REPLY”, why do I want this on every page? Honestly, I do NOT! and can’t figure out how to remove it.
      Any lessons on this?

      Please contact me regarding pricing for consultant fees to review, suggest enhancements and teach me or do them yourself.

      thanks much!

      • Jay Versluis 12:27 pm on March 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Robin, and welcome to the wonderful world of WordPress 😉

        Thank you so much for your feedback – I’ve been meaning to make some more workshops for a while, maybe this is a good encourangement to get started.

        To switch off comments on all your future posts and pages head over to Settings – Discussion and untick the third box from the top called “allow people to post comments”. When you write a new post, the Leave a Reply option will now be switched off by default. You can still switch this on for individual articles and pages. For existing posts, you can use the Quick Edit option and untick individual posts/pages quickly.

        Some premium themes have an option to override comments on pages (Thesis, Woo Themes and Elegant Themes) so so that box never shows on pages and only shows on posts (which makes more sense for static websites).

  • Jay Versluis 2:19 pm on January 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply  
    Categories: Screencast ( 87 )   

    How to Upgrade WordPress (2011) 

    In this screencast I will show you how easy it is to upgrade the WordPress Core, Themes and several Plugins at once. Note that this may not work on some hosts or if file permissions are set incorrectly on your server. If you’re hosting with me you have nothing to fear of course 😉


  • Jay Versluis 4:03 am on January 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply  
    Categories: Themes ( 28 )   

    How to style Modularity Lite 1.3 by GraphPaperPress 

    Modularity Lite returns with version 1.3, this time boasting WordPress Menus and a dynamic slideshow option to keep us excited. You can even change colours and your background image. Making it your own was never easier. Here are my notes from when I created minor amendmends for Simon’s website SoundCredit.tv.

    My original article on how to style this puppy goes back to version 1.1. With each update, the code has dramatically changed and therefore needs different tweaks. If you’re running an older version of Modularity Lite, check out my instructions for Version 1.2.

    (More …)

    • Benjamin Rioux 4:43 pm on August 5, 2013 Permalink | Reply


      I am having some issues with my wordpress site and you seem like someone who could help me. Im sure its a quick fix, but there seems to be a rather large space under my header image, almost like the headed box is too large for the photo. It would let me put a larger photo, and I can’t seem to find where in the style sheet it is that I can shrink these margins down. It is VERY irritating. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!




Compose new post
Next post/Next comment
Previous post/Previous comment
Show/Hide comments
Go to top
Go to login
Show/Hide help
shift + esc