Tutorials

How to Create Spaced Lists in WordPress Posts

Say you have a list like this:

  • Item A
  • Item B
  • Item C

…And you want it to look like this:

  • Item A

  • Item B

  • Item C

When you have lists that contain a lot of text, spacing out the items can improve readability.

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How to Optimize Your WordPress Database Tables

As time goes on, all the database operations performed on your WordPress tables (which are what store your blog posts and other data) will create what’s called “overhead.” To keep your database running smoothly, you can get rid of this overhead by “optimizing” your tables (similar to defragmenting your hard drive).

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How to Integrate Feedburner into WordPress

Feedburner is a free, Google-owned service that provides great feed statistics and services to bloggers and other feed publishers.

Here’s how to integrate Feedburner with a self-hosted WordPress blog:

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Enable Email Subscription with Feedburner

Not all visitors to your WordPress blog will be familiar with RSS feeds or how they work, while some other visitors just don’t want to mess with using a feed reader. RSS isn’t the only push-delivery method out there: email subscription is another great service to offer to your visitors.

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The Difference Between Trackbacks and Pingbacks

Ever wondered what the difference is between a trackback and a pingback? They both let you know when someone else has blogged about one of your posts, and the terms seem to be used interchangeably at times — so what’s the deal?

The WordPress Codex’s Introduction to Blogging article has a good explanation:

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