Have you wanted to take a Pin from your Pinterest boards and post it to your blog? It is quick and easy to do if you know how.
Here is a How To in 10 Easy Steps –
1. Go to your Pinterest board and find the Pin you want to post on your blog
2. Click on the Pin then click on the box near top right of Pin with the pencil in it
3. You will see the URL down at the bottom of the Pin
4. Copy the URL by using Control C or through the Copy option from your Edit menu
5. Go to your blog and start a new post
6. Type your Post Title and post. When you are ready to insert Pin link, click on the Add Media box on left side of Post page
7. Before you insert your link make sure to leave your cursor where you want the link to appear in your post
8. Click on the Insert from URL
9. Paste your URL into the box using Control V or the Paste option from your Edit menu
10. Click Insert Into Post on bottom right side of screen
And Bravo ! You have added your Pin to your WordPress blog post !
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Setting up a Portfolio on your WordPress blog is a simple and effective way to sort out content that you are posting. You can organize your art, writing and any other project you blog about. On your WordPress.com site you can display your Portfolio projects in several different ways. First lets set up the Portfolio in a few easy steps.
Go to your Dashboard and under the Settings, click on Writing. This will display a page with the writing default settings and formatting. Go down to the bottom of the page and you will see under -Your Custom Content Types- Portfolio Projects. Check the Enable box. Change the number of Portfolio projects you want to display. Click the Save Changes.
After you have done this first step, you will now see the Portfolio option in your Dashboard. Click on Portfolio and a menu will pop up with 4 options. The first option is All Projects. This is where you will see your Project, the project tags and type. You can edit, view or trash the project.
Next under the Portfolio tab is Add New. Ad your projects here just like you would any other post. Project Types and Project Tags are the last two options in the Portfolio menu.
Project Types are similar to categories. At the top of this screen in Project Types you will see the drop down screen options where you can choose which toggles you want to use. The three choices are Description, Slug and Project. It is important to know what the term Slug is on WordPress. A slug is the valid URL that is created from your title. For example if the title of your post is My Dog Ate My Homework, your slug would be my-dog-ate-my-homework. You would add this to the website URL.
Project Tags screen looks similar to the Project Types but has your Tags listed. Here you can add new project tags and edit your project.
For more information on Portfolio goto http://en.support.wordpress.com/portfolios
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Sharing is good right ? Make sure you have all the share buttons you want on your blog in the format you like. The share buttons will allow your viewers to share your valuable content with their social media network. To add share buttons to your WordPress blog, go to the blog Dashboard. Under settings, select sharing. The Sharing Settings page will appear. The first section is for you to connect your blog to your social media sites such as Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and more. After you make sure your blog is connected to your social media sites, go further down the share page to Sharing Buttons. Click and drag the share buttons you wish to enable. Below this section, you can change the format of the share buttons to words only or words and icons or just the share icon. Customize the share buttons to suit your blog’s style. Happy Sharing !
Optimizing Images when you Blog – remember the size and format of an image you are using significantly effects download time. HD images can have a big impact on that download time so make sure you optimize your image and that will improve the performance of your site. So don’t forget, optimize your image before downloading it to your WordPress site.
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