Dec 162014
 

Charles asks…

wordpress??

I need 2 set up wordpess through a webhost…

i know i have to download wordpress but whats a good host to go with? and after i set up an account with a host, how difficult is the set up before I can begin building a site? and last but not least, can i still import the free wordpress templates?

Herschel Lawhorn answers:

WordPress have a help page that you may find useful

http://wordpress.org/hosting/

Paul asks…

WordPress!?

I have a wordpress blog now, but I can’t figure out how to get readers into there! I have been using myspace and it’s been great, subscriptions like crazy, but a lot of them don’t have wordpress…so no leads there. Besides, I am posting the same info to both, so it’s not much of a point of them getting one. How can I increase my wordpress readership? I already utilize tags, but I still only got about 89 views in two weeks.

Thanks in advance–serious answers only, please!

Herschel Lawhorn answers:

Commenting on other blogs is a great way to get traffic to your blog. Another really good way is to use sites like Stumble Upon. I get 500-800 visitors a day some days just from Stumble Upon.
I am also a member of a social power linking group. We share posts with each other and vote up the ones we like.

Http://1Cat.biz/spl

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Dec 162014
 

Ken asks…

Other sites like Bloggingheads.tv?

I’m looking for a sites like Bloggingheads.tv that features videos of interviews and/or lectures by intellectuals, writers, artists, philosophers, scientists, etc as the main component of their content. I’m not necessarily looking only for political content like the Bloggingheads site typically contains – just anything with smart, interesting stuff.

Herschel Lawhorn answers:

Try liveleak.com

Robert asks…

How can I record video chats the way that Bloggingheads.com does? Ideally, I’d end up with a Quicktime file.

I’m looking to record both sides of a video chat discussion I’m having with my friend on our webcams. We’re using Logitech’s software now, but can easily/happily switch to AIM video chat or Skype or Meebo, or really whatever works!

Ideally, one of us will just hit ‘record’ and we’ll end up with a quicktime file of our discussion that I can view later, send to my friends, post to YouTube, etc.

Thanks!

keywords: AIM, video chat, record video, iChat, videoconference, two-way chat, Stickam, Userplane, buddy list, buddies, skype, video phone call, web video,

Herschel Lawhorn answers:

I think both of you would need a screen capturing program like Camtasia, then you would have to crop both videos and edit (intertwine) them into one file.

Camtasia will output to avi, to make a move you would need Quicktime Pro which will convert it to .mov!

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Dec 162014
 

Chris asks…

How do I make my blog feature in a search engine?

I hve a blog and I want it 2 feature in the search results of any search engine when relevant search text is entered. How can i do it? I do not the user 2 search it using Google blog search and ne oter such utility.

Herschel Lawhorn answers:

It’s not as easy as it seems… Search on Google about SEO (search engine optimization) and you will see…

Richard asks…

I want to start a blog search site. I have the domain but how do I get the search engine?

My only hurdle is that I don’t know how to get a search engine for the actual blog search function. I can’t find any info on it either. I don’t know if Id have to have my own crawler built or if I can just pay someone to plug the search into my site. Can anyone help please? I know I could use Google Custom Search but it doesn’t have the flexibility that I need.

Herschel Lawhorn answers:

Sorry to break the news; but, Google Search already does this–and you can limit it to news and forums too.

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Dec 162014
 

Lisa asks…

How to get WordPress Blog into a separate URL?

I want to have 2 or 3 different wordpress based blogs hosted under one account. I already have several domain names and a host and have already installed WP blogs into separate folders through FTP.

But, what I need to know how to have the domain URL point straight to the blog without having to move files into the root directory. If domain name is 123blog.com, i want it to go straight to the Blog instead of having 123blog.com/blog/ in the URL.

Herschel Lawhorn answers:

You can have as many WordPress blogs installed under one hosting account as you want as long as they are all installed in separate folders and have separate SQL databases installed for each WordPress blog. It sounds like you have done this correctly.

WordPress should be installed to the root of each of these new folders you created. If you install WordPress to a subfolder like exampleblog1.com/blog then you have just unnecessarily added another subfolder that you didn’t need to add, unless of course you want to install 2 blogs under the root of one domain. In that scenario you would be using one WordPress installation as a main site and then the other WordPress installation would be a designated blog site under the main site.

On the root of your domain / website you want to create these folders and then install WordPress separately into each folder. This is the best structure and naming convention to avoid name resolution problems and many other problems.

Exampleblog1.com
exampleblog2.com
exampleblog3.com

Before I answer the question, as I understand it, I want to point this out. There are a couple of different ways to set up your WordPress blog. The default state of your WordPress blog is to have all your latest posts posted to your blog home page in typical blog fashion ie most current post is posted at the top, next oldest post is below, next post, etc. An alternative WordPress blog setup is to have a your home page be a static page. Which then means you can designate another page as your “official” blog page on your website. The practical use for this setup method is when you want your Home page to have content on it that you want to pretty much stay consistently the same instead of having all your latest posts posted on your home page.

Ok so now the answer:

Click on your Settings Panel in your WordPress Blog.
Click on General.
You will see these 2 setting options:
WordPress address (URL)
Blog address (URL) Enter the address here if you want your blog homepage to be different from the directory you installed WordPress.

This gives you the option to designate a different blog homepage besides the default root of your website and which is going to also be your homepage. If you see exampleblog1.com/blog as your URLs under your general settings this means that you installed WordPress to the exampleblog1.com/blog folder and not the root folder, which would not have /blog on the end of the URL. If this is the case I recommend that you move your WordPress blog by following these instructions >>> http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress >>> it is quick and easy to do. Unless of course you intend to have a main WordPress website and then another WordPress website under that main site acting as a separate blog. An example of this scenario can be seen on my website >>> http://www.ait-pro.com/ My main WordPress website has another WordPress installation under a subfolder called /aitpro-blog. I wanted to have my main site not look and act like a typical WordPress blog and wanted my blog to look and act completely like a WordPress blog. Both sites look visually identical so to a visitor they cannot tell that they are actually switching between two different WordPress sites – you get the best of all worlds using this method. In contrast you can have a WordPress blog not look like a blog at all and even hide the designated blog posting page like I did here (I used the Exclude pages from Navigation WordPress plugin) >>> http://www.visionsign.net/vision/

So let’s say you want to set up your Home page as a static page, which in your case you may or may not want or decide to do. You would then create a new blog page or designate an existing page on your website to be the designated “official” blog page instead of the home page.

To setup up a static home page (Front Page) and a designated Blog page (Posts Page)
Click on your Settings panel.
Click on Reading.
You will see these options.
Front page displays either your latest posts option or a static page.
Then you just choose whatever page you want as your Front page and whatever page you want as your Posts page.

Hopefully I answered your question and maybe gave you some more ideas and options to think about. One thing I would like to impress on you is that it is better to set things up optimally right from the very beginning, otherwise you could end up costing yourself a lot of time if you end up having to redesign your WordPress blog later on. Good luck!

Ken asks…

Im going to start a wordpress blog, help with URL?

I’m planing to start a wordpress blog. But i was wondering if there was a way to make the url. Blogname.com

Not like blogname.wordpress.com

But i don’t want to pay for it.

Herschel Lawhorn answers:

Theirs no way to get one for free they all will have something like namehere.webs.com or namehere.wordpress.com unless you pay

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Dec 162014
 

William asks…

WordPress Website?

I want to turn the site at http://s-g.k12.ky.us into a wordpress cms website. The question is how do I make the site look exactly the same? I don’t want to change the style, I just want to make editing it easier!!

Herschel Lawhorn answers:

I checked your website the design is pretty simple.. You need to install wordpress and create a theme. You can copy the default theme and make changes in

header.php
index.php
sidebar.php
footer.php

and mainly in

style.css

I am using wordpress for my website http://www.mohitaneja.com and I created this theme.

If you need any help creating the theme you have you can mail me.. I am a web-developer by passion not profession so all help from will be free 🙂

Best Of Luck!!

David asks…

How to install recaptcha on your wordpress website?

I want to install recaptcha on my wordpress website but I have no way of knowing how because the website of the owner is under construction.

Does anyone know how to install it? It’s for the comment box on my website.

Any suggesstions will be appreciated
Many thanks

Herschel Lawhorn answers:

There are heaps of form handling plugins available for WordPress and many of these make it very simple to add Captcha Capabilities. My own personal favourite is “Contact Form 7” which does have a Captcha capability and plenty of other features.

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Dec 162014
 

Donna asks…

Why is TNA assumed to be “inferior” by many people?

Slammiversary was the best PPV for a long time by both WWE and TNA yet people are calling it terrible. Is this a typical case of shotsighted WWE fan boys, has Michael Cole been blogging again?

Herschel Lawhorn answers:

People call TNA inferior because it is inferior to WWE right now as far as popularity goes, I mean WWE gets like 3million viewers and TNA gets roughly 1million viewers. Now I am a fan of both companies and personally I enjoy TNA more than WWE these days because TNA is TV-14 and not PG so I can see blood, swearing and some hardcore wrestling.

As far as Slammiversary goes, it was good even some of the matches that I thought would be lame were actually pretty good like Kendrick vs Doug Williams and Jay Lethal vs AJ. However I wouldn’t go as far to say that it was the best ppv in a long time by TNA or WWE, I personally think Wrestlemania 26 was better than Slammiversary, but not by far.

Steven asks…

should i start video blogging . . . ?

hey ! so im a teenage girl. and i recently got inspired to start video blogging because i love watch the 5 awesome girls vlog and the 5 awesome guys vlog. and i really want to give it a go. apparently they all ended up making tons of friends within the youtube community and its a great experience. bt im kind of nervous. should i try it?

should i start one by myself or with someone else? how do i get a lot of subscribers? is it safe? please tell me some information . . . and if you are a teenage girl or boy with a video blog that i can watch. alright thanks !

Herschel Lawhorn answers:

Sure.

If its what you want to do.

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Dec 162014
 

Maria asks…

free wordpress blog themes?

I need some recommendations on free downloadable WordPress blog themes. I’d like to have the following included in a theme:

– SEO optimized
– featured video section
– widget ready
– web 2.0 compatible
– customizable

help please?

Herschel Lawhorn answers:

You may visit my blog if you like that theme or may look into the list.

Mary asks…

What are the best Personal Blog Themes (WordPress)?

Hi, I would like to know what are the best personal themes (easily handle and free) .. Any help will be great!

Herschel Lawhorn answers:

Try on www.btemplates.com

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Dec 162014
 

Donald asks…

BlogSpot.com ???????????????????????????

I Have a blog account on BlogSpot.com I want to del it but how??? HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEELP

Herschel Lawhorn answers:

Wat?

Sharon asks…

Blogspot.com?

I want to know how to do some things on blogspot.com
I want to know how to =
1. Put Photos on my profile
2. Put a counter on my blog to see how many people visit
3. Make everything on one page
4. A direct link to my email address for people to send emails
5. Anything else that’s cool!
Here is an example of what I want mine to look like – stampersim.blogspot.com. On this website I also want to know how to put the personalized picture on the top with the markers, ribbon, stamps, etc.
I will choose a best answer! Thanksyou!

Herschel Lawhorn answers:

Blogspot.com is a great choice and run by google. When you log in everything you need and ask in your question can be found on the dashhboard. Check into all the widgets available to attach on page. The ones you want to assemble and choose location for more that one of the same widgets are HTML/JAVASCRIPT. With this one, you can add almost any third party widget. ALSO, you really should start to save your favorite websites in GOOGLE READER. Just add two buttons to your favorites bar and when at any page with RSS, click. THEN at blogspot.com, add the widget for BLOG ROLL< RSS FEED copy code> paste to blogspot HTML widget and position at the longest spaces available on your blog.

VISIT my #1 blogspot and stay and study how it is assembled with little guides leading you to the next information. Also, VOTE MY BLOG BEST HOBBY BLOG, please. THERE is a badge near top of page.

Twitter me: tikitoons

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