Quick Tip: Upload Images Via FTP Rather Than the Media Library

Admittedly, I'm a bit of a geek, and I enjoy the design and coding of a website as much as -- if not more than -- the writing and content. Whether you do all of your own design and coding or just tinker with it here and there, here's a quick tip that's sure to…

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HTML Tips & Tricks for Bloggers

While the visual editor in Wordpress and other blogging platforms really gives you a lot of flexibility when formatting your posts, it's a good idea to understand the HTML behind it as well. Not only does that allow you troubleshoot, but it also allows you to do more behind the scenes without having to pay…

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Quick Tip: Don’t Make Your Photos Clickable

If you click on a picture here at Life Your Way, one of two things happens: either a new tab or page opens up with the original photo source or...nothing. However, if you read a lot of blogs, chances are that you've accidentally clicked on a picture and it's taken you away from the post…

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Free Laminated HTML Cheat Sheets

I put together a bunch of these laminated HTML cheat sheets for Blissdom back in January, and I really love the way they turned out. I didn't keep one for myself, so I asked Shaina from Food for My Family to take a picture for me, and she sent me this one among others. Of course…

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Quick Tip: Adding a Facebook “Like” Button to Posts

As Facebook continues to grow in popularity as a social network, bloggers can make it easier for their readers to share posts they like on Facebook by adding a Facebook "like" button to every post. I have these here on Life Your Way, and you've probably noticed them at the bottom of posts (see it…

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Quick Tip: Watch Out for Smart Quotes

Do you know what smart quotes are? Despite the picture above, they really don't have anything to do with actual quotations. Instead, smart quotes refers to formatting that's added automatically to quotation marks by some programs, which shows distinctly which are opening quotation marks and which are closing. For example, these are smart quotes: ""…

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HTML Cheat Sheet for Bloggers

Almost all bloggers have to learn the basics of HTML at some point. Although you can do a lot in the visual view of your dashboard, you have much more flexibility and control if you understand the HTML side as well. With that in mind, I put together this cheat sheet of commonly used HTML…

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