How to Backup Your WordPress Website

Hi, guys, and welcome to BuildMySiteForFree.com.  Today’s tutorial is going to be about something very important, and that’s backing up your WordPress blog.  And we’re going to do this by using the WordPress Database Backup plugin, and it’s so important because if something ever goes wrong with your computer, you know that you have all of your information that you have created – all of your plugins – you have
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How to Install and Use Akismet on WordPress

Hi, guys.  Welcome to BuildMySiteForFree.com.  In today’s tutorial, I am going to explain to you what the plugin Akismet is and how to set it up. And for those of you that don’t know, Akismet is a plugin that checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. So you pretty much don’t ever have to worry about comment spam or trackback spam after
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How to Get an API Key on WordPress

Hi, everyone.  Welcome to BuildMySiteForFree.com.  In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to find your API key.  And the API key is what allows you to use services like Akismet and WordPress.com stats.  And in order to use Akismet, you need to find and then type in your API key in order for it to work. So to first find where you're going to be plugging in your API key,
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How to set up and use XML Google Sitemap on WordPress

Hi. Welcome to BuildMySiteForFree.com.  In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to use the plugin XML Google Sitemap, and this plugin is a way to tell Google about pages on your site that they may not otherwise have discovered. So the sitemap is kind of like a building directory that, before installing it, Google does not know what it is when it gets there.  So by installing this plugin,
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How to set up and use the wordpress stats

Hi guys, welcome to BuildMySiteForFree.com. Today’s tutorial  is about how to install and use the plugin called WordPress Stats. And what this plugin does is it provides statistics about your visitors. And what I really like about it is that it actually focuses on what the most popular statistics that a blogger is going to want to track. So for instance  it will show us how many of our pages have
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How to Set up and Use Google Analytics on Your WordPress

Hi and welcome to BuildMySiteForFree.com. In this tutorial  I’m going to show you how to use the popular plugin Google Analytics. Now when you after installing this plug in, and making an account with Google Analytics what will happen is it starts tracking how many people found your site, how people did find your site, what they did on it, and essentially having all this information will help you improve
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What are Widgets and How do You Install Them

Hi everyone, welcome to BuildMySiteForFree.com. Today we have another video about widgets. So what are widgets and how do we install them? Well, for those of you that don’t know widgets are very similar to plugins and they may even be uploaded like plugins and they’re usually located in your sidebar. Now what it is is an application that basically enables you to perform a specific function or access a
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How to Insert the Calendar Tag into a Template on WordPress

Hi guys, welcome to BuildMySiteForFree.com. In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to insert a calendar tag into a template in order to display a calendar on your blog. And not only will this display a calendar on your blog but it’s also gonna highlight each day of the week in which you posted a blog. So what’s great about this is all of your followers who are following
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How to Download and Upload Plugins on WordPress

Hi, everyone! Welcome to BuildMySiteForFree.com. In today’s tutorial, I’m going to show you how to find, download, and then upload plugin files to your WordPress account. Now, this may sound like it might be a little bit difficult, but if you follow my directions, it will be very simple for you. The first thing you want to do is locate the desired plugin that you want to install. Now, you can
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