Blog setup

How to make a podcast archive and video archive page for your blog

by Heather Cowper August 11, 2011
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If you’ve ever wanted to make a video or podcast archive page for your blog, this post will tell you how. I’ve been beavering away at my travel blog at Heather on her travels, producing both videos and podcasts from most of my recent trips. My aim is to make my travel blog a rich and multi-media experience so that there’s something easy to consume wherever you are and whatever you enjoy.

02 How to create a successful WordPress site – podcast and ebook review with Matt Preston

by Heather Cowper May 30, 2011

I recorded this podcast with Matt Preston about How to create a successful website with WordPress when we were at the Travel Bloggers Unite conference in Manchester. Matt has written an e-book on this topic into which he’s poured his years of experience on developing successful WordPress sites, such as his travel blog at Travelwithamate.com. The book which is available both in paperback or PDF will give you opinions from an expert to help you set up WordPress successfully as […]

How to set up an advertising page for your blog

by Heather Cowper February 18, 2011
How I set up my advertising page

This article will give you ideas on how to write an advertising page for your blog that will help attract advertisers and bring in some revenue. This article was originally published at Heatheronhertravels here. One of my New Year’s blogging resolutions for 2010 was to set up my advertising page at my travel blog, Heatheronhertravels.com in order to sort out my offering for sponsors. I finally got it written and for those of you wanting to do the same, here […]

Why you need an About page for your blog

by Heather Cowper January 6, 2011
All about the About page on my blog

In this article I share how I reworked the About Page of my blog at Heatheronhertravels.com and why you need a great About Page too. This article was originally published at Heatheronhertravels.com. I spent a good few hours re-working the About page on my blog at Heatheronhertravels.com and thought I’d share with you my new, improved version and why it was worth the effort. The aim is to improve my blog making it something that will attract lots of readers […]

How to set up the Featured Content Gallery in WordPress

by Heather Cowper December 27, 2010
How to set up the Featured Content Gallery in Wordpress Revolution Lifestyle

This article will tell you how to set  up the Featured Content Gallery using StudioPress (formerly Revolution) Lifestyle as your WordPress theme. The article was written when I was setting up my theme at Heatheronhertravels.com and was originally published there under How to set up the Featured Content Gallery in WordPress Revolution Lifestyle.

How to set up a feed based on WordPress tags with Feedburner

by Heather Cowper December 16, 2010
How I set up a feed based on Wordpress tags using Feedburner

This post will help any Feedburner users who are trying to set up a separate feed based on your WordPress Tags or Categories. It was originally published at Heatheronhertravels.com here. I spent a while puzzling over this recently when I was asked to provide a feed just for my travel articles about Europe. I made sure that I’d tagged the appropriate articles with a Europe Tag and then tried to set up a feed but ran into difficulties.

How to change the header in your WordPress Studiopress blog

by Heather Cowper December 3, 2010
How to change the header in your Wordpress Studiopress blog

In this article I share how I changed the header on my WordPress blog at Heatheronhertravels.com when I was setting it up in 2009, using the Revolution Lifestyle (now Studiopress) theme, having just moved over from a Blogger platform. It’s possible that some things may have changed on the theme and the WordPress interface since I wrote it, but I hope it may help any of you struggling with how to set up your header. The article was originally published […]

How your blog can appeal to a multi-lingual audience

by Heather Cowper December 1, 2010
Making your blog friendly to a multi-lingual audience

This article will give you ideas on how to make your blog friendly to a multi-lingual audience based on some ideas I heard in a seminar at the World Travel Market in 2009. This article originally appeared at Heather on her travels under the title of Making your blog friendly to a multi-lingual audience.  You’ll find out how you can add an autotranslation facility to your blog, why you might translate parts of your articles and how you should add […]

Use Project Planning to set up a new WordPress blog

by Heather Cowper November 29, 2010
Use Project Planning to set up a new WordPress blog

In this post I draw on some project management techniques that I routinely use in my day job to help set up my new WordPress blog. This is an article that originally appeared at Heatheronhertravels.com called Project Planning for my WordPress Blog. I wrote it at a time when I had just moved my Heatheronhertravels site from a Blogger platform over to WordPress and was trying to work through all the different tasks I would need to cover.

How I set up a Feedburner feed for my WordPress blog

by Heather Cowper October 7, 2010
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This post will tell you how I set up my feed for the WordPress Studiopress Lifestyle Theme that I use at Heatheronhertravels.com so that visitors to my blog can easily subscribe to receive updates via an RSS feed or by e-mail. I’ll tell you how I activated my e-mail feed within Feedburner and ensured that it was working correctly. I’ll tell you how I did some customisation on the Enews and Updates section at the top of my sidebar and […]

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