Monthly Archives: September 2014

How to add an Instagram feed to your blog

on 9.22.2014

How to add Instagram to your blog

What do the above photos tell you? I like stripes, I like flowers, and I like food. Oh, and I like taking pictures of those things and sharing them with others. I can’t be the only one, right? Instagram has more than 200 million users and seems to be pretty darn popular in the blogosphere, so today I’d like to share a quick and easy way to add an Instagram feed to your blog.

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What’s the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?

on 9.8.2014

WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

People often ask me if my premade blog themes will work on their WordPress blog. The first thing I always reply is: “Is your blog on WordPress.com or is it self-hosted?” This question usually causes confusion, which I completely understand. There are two kinds of WordPress, and figuring out which does what can seem like a puzzle. So to clear up the confusion, I figured I’d explain the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org (also known as Self-hosted WordPress).

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An easier way to add social media icons

on 9.1.2014

How to add social media buttons without uploading images

My very first blog design tip is about how to add social media icons to your blog… without uploading any images! But wait, why would you want that? Well…

You’ll save time because you won’t have to create the icons yourself or hunt them down on the web. They’re also easy to customize in terms of color and size. They’ll look better because they’re scalable vectors, which means that you get clear, pixel-perfect icons at any size. No blurry images — even on screens with very high resolutions!

So how does it work, you ask? I use the free resource called Font Awesome, and it really is awesome. Alright, this is starting to sound like an infomercial, so let’s get started!

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