How to Embed Tweets

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Have you noticed blogs including tweets directly in their posts? I have, and I am loving it! Twitter has a cool feature that gives you the ability to embed a tweet directly into a blog post. Take a peak:


Readers can use it to reply, retweet, follow, favorite, or just access your tweets directly from your blog using the hyperlinks in the tweet.

How to embed tweets

  1. Login to Twitter.
  2. Hover over the tweet you want to embed.
  3. Click on “More” at the bottom of the tweet.
  4. Click “Embed this Tweet.”
  5. You can change the alignment of the tweet if you want it to be aligned in a particular way in your post.
  6. Copy the HTML code.
  7. Paste the HTML code into your blog post (be sure you do this under the HTML tab).

How will you embed tweets in your posts?

WordPress Plugins: What they are, how to get them, and my favorites

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Simply put, plugins are tools to extend the functionality of WordPress. There may be features that you'd like for your blog that don't come with the basic version of Wordpress (think like having a Pinterest "Pin It" icon appear when people hover over your images). Just like themes, you can upload plugins in the .zip file format (which, conveniently, is also the format they come in when you … [Continue reading...]

Setting up your blog RSS feed

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Back in the day, if you wanted to follow 10 blogs, you'd have to bookmark them all and check them daily for updates. Then came RSS. RSS allowed you to use an RSS reader (such as Feedly) to update you whenever there was a new post on one of your favorite blogs. Since most people use RSS readers these days over the bookmark and check daily method, this is something you should pay close attention … [Continue reading...]

Protect Your Blog from Hackers

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When I first started blogging, whenever I heard people talking about "hackers", I shrugged it off. Who would want to hack my measly little blog?  So I continued trucking along with my handful of followers. Then I got hacked... and it was a nightmare. A few months later, still a Wordpress novice, I decided to make some updates to my site. Somehow, I crashed the whole thing.. another … [Continue reading...]

How to Start a Blog: Install and Set Up WordPress

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Wordpress is a CMS platform (content management system) and is, in my opinion, the best option for hosting a blog. With Wordpress, you can get buy knowing little or even no HTML or coding and still have a beautiful functioning website and blog. If you purchased your domain through GoDaddy, installing Wordpress is a cinch! You can simply follow these directions and you'll be all set in about 24 … [Continue reading...]

Blog SEO: How to Use Keywords

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SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. According to Wikipedia: Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of a website or a web page in a search engine's "natural" or un-paid ("organic") search results. In general, the earlier (or higher ranked on the search results page), and more frequently a site appears in the search results list, the more visitors it will … [Continue reading...]