Adding an Email Address Through cPanel

I received an email today from a reader who had an excellent question.  She asked how does one add an email address through cPanel.  Easy enough, once you know how. You will generally want at least one email account to use with your WordPress website, assuming you want people to contact you.  You could of course use your primary account, but anything posted on the net is a target for spammers and it is easier to change an dedicated email address than the one you use for your whole life. To add an email through cPanel, begin by logging into your hosting service.  Your cPanel should appear.  (At least it does if you are using HostGator). Once clicked, you will see the following on your screen.  You will, of course, need a name as password.  For the purposes of this example I used the names “example” and “second example”, but you should certainly use something relevant to you.  It is your site after all. Finally you will have to decide how much storage you want this email account to have.  250 MB is the default, and if there is only one email account then do not worry about it.  If you are going to have many accounts, then you will probably want to cut it down.  Click “Create Account” when done. You will get a confirmation bar indicating that you have successfully created your email account. Now that you have created an email account, how to access it.  Look in the list of email accounts below the account creation box.  All the way to the right is a dropdown...

Laptop Dies, Blog Doesn’t Get Updated

Sorry to have disappeared there for a bit!  I have a couple of articles on using Google’s administration tools in the can that should get posted in a few days. My HP laptop’s screen decided that it had enough and quit on me, which makes it damn hard to write posts!  I’ve received my new Toshiba from Tiger Direct and I’m very happy with it so far.  Of course, one day is not enough time to really get to know one’s new system. I had a Toshiba back in school, which I loved.  Until I dropped it and broke the screen.  then I got an HP whose keyboard decided to wear out.  Well, not the whole keyboard.  Only a few letters.  I do not use the “W” very often, but when I need it… My last HP had the screen crap out.  It would come up for a while if I only opened the cover 30 degrees or so, so it was clear that it was not going to be long for this world.  What a disappointment that system was. So I am back with Toshiba, and this time I actually bought the extended warranty as well.  Now I know, these are supposed to be terrible deals.  Normally I never get these, but since my last two laptops have both suffered mechanical failures after 18 months or so I am tired of having to buy a whole new system.  I would rather pay the $100 now than ten times that in a year and a half. It is a Square Trade warranty, which covers up to my purchase price...

Changed the font color because you asked for it

Thanks for the feedback you are sending folks!  Seeing as I have had several people let me know thet the text was too hard to read I have changed the color to be easier on the eyes. I appreciate that you are taking the time to look around my site and welcome your feedback. Over the next week I will be adding instructions on how to add Google Analytics and webmaster tools to your site, so keep on visiting.   How you can change your style sheet’s color (if you are using Elegant Themes Studio Blue) As this site is all about how to do WordPress, I thought that I would share with you how I made the change.  Your theme has some CSS files that control the appearance of everything on the site.   A CSS file is a Cascading Style Sheet, or style sheet for short.  You can find them by navigating on your WordPress dashboard to Appearance –> Editor. Look at the list of files on the right side of the page.  Towards the bottom of the list are the style sheets.  My theme has different color options (I could make the site purple at the click of a button if I so chose), so I have about a half dozen CSS files listed, but I only need to alter the one that I am using (if I switch from green to purple at some point in the future I will lose the change of text color that I made since I am only going to edit the one CSS). Select the CSS that your theme is...

Website Traffic – Where Art Thou?

We create websites because we want to share with the world at large.  But what if nobody knows you exist?  Then you had better like self-affirmation. I have been keeping a log of what I have been doing to try to get the word out about this website of mine.  It is now February 1, 2012.  Since this site went live on January 16, 2012 I have had precisely ONE visitor.  However, that is about to change because of the work I have been doing for the past two weeks.  Specifically, this is what I have done: January 24 How To Do WordPress, the heart of the site completed. Requested that Google crawl my site Site submitted to the following directories: Directory World rDirectory Zeal DMOZ January 25 Signed up for FeedBurner Created a Twitter account Created a Facebook account (still some work to be done however) January 30 Used an SEO tool provided by my host, HostGator, which submitted this site to Google, Bing, Yahoo, and one other (that has slipped my mind) Added huge list of URIs to ping when this site is updated (thank you MaxBlogPress  for the list) February 1 You will have to read below what has happened  😉 In addition I have been active on several forums building up my reputation and including references to this site throughout the past two weeks.  Building quality backlinks is hard work and takes time, but they are valuable and do not depreciate quickly. But the one thing I have done that will give me the most juice is submitting an article to ezine Articles with a...

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