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Nonprofit WordPress Episode 7: Moving to Self-Hosted WordPress [Video Tutorial]

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No matter who you are, you can make a website for your nonprofit.

In Episode 6 of the Nonprofit WordPress video tutorial series we looked at some of the paid features that WordPress.com offers. With those additions, we’ve taken our website’s WordPress.com incarnation as far as we can. In this final episode we’ll explore the wider world, looking at what’s possible if we migrate our nonprofit website from WordPress.com to “self-hosted WordPress”. Read more…

Nonprofit WordPress 4: Adding News Stories [Video Tutorial]

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No matter who you are, you can make a website for your nonprofit.

In Episode 3 of the Nonprofit WordPress video tutorial series we expanded our site by adding a Results page, including a featured photo and an informational PDF. Now it’s time to add news to our site so we can tell visitors what our nonprofit has been doing, inform them of events, and pass along other timely information. Read more…

Nonprofit WordPress 3: Adding Pictures & Documents [Video Tutorial]

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No matter who you are, you can make a website for your nonprofit.

In Episode 2 of the Nonprofit WordPress video tutorial series we created a basic but working website in less than 4 minutes. In Episode 3 we’ll add another important feature—a Results page—and also learn how to add pictures and documents to our site. Read more…

Nonprofit WordPress 2: The 4-Minute Website [Video Tutorial]

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No matter who you are, you can make a website for your nonprofit.

In Episode 1 of the Nonprofit WordPress video tutorial series we looked at what WordPress is and how it can help you build a website. In Episode 2 we’ll actually build a simple nonprofit website—in less than four minutes. Read more…

Nonprofit WordPress 1: What is WordPress? [Video Tutorial]

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No matter who you are, you can make a website for your nonprofit.

The great thing about WordPress is that it lets anyone, even a non-geek, quickly create a good, basic website. After that, if you’re willing to invest more time you can tweak and extend your site in some wonderful ways.

The Blazing Moon Nonprofit WordPress video tutorial series will show you how this works step by step, from creating to customizing. This is the introductory episode. Read more…

Choose the Right WordPress for Your Website

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Many small to medium-sized nonprofits need an easy, inexpensive option for their websites. A common bit of advice is often dispensed in those situations: try WordPress.

Depending on the organization’s needs, that advice might be spot-on. Unfortunately those giving the advice sometimes don’t delve into an important question: which WordPress?

Because there’s not just one kind of WordPress.

In fact, there are four.

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WordPress Backups: The Hard Way and The Easy Way

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Dental checkups. Cleaning the gutters. Computer backups.

Some things are all too easy to put off even though we know we should do them.

I can’t help you with your teeth, and I won’t help with your gutters, but I have advice about backups. Specifically, WordPress backups.

Every day more organizations trust WordPress as their website platform. I do too, and I often recommend it to clients. That’s great. The problem is that some organizations take trust a little too far by assuming nothing will ever go badly wrong.

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Caution: Do Your Really Own Your Domain Name?

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You own a domain name. Great.

Did you or someone at your organization register the domain name directly with domain name registrar? Or did a consultant do it for you? Maybe a web hosting company or marketing firm set it up?

A domain name is like a mask. It’s your public face on the Internet, and someon—the owner—is behind it. You probably think that’s you. But are you sure?

It’s worth a few minutes to confirm whether you really own that name. Read more…

Website Options for Nonprofits — Part 3: Use Your Browser to Build a Website

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This is the last in a three-part series discussing website options for nonprofits.

Part 1 gave background information about what a website really is and discussed options for where yours can live.

Part 2 discussed the traditional approach: installing a web page editor on your computer and using it to build a website.

But the last 5 years have introduced a bevvy of tools that promise to let you build a website using nothing but the most basic and ubiquitous tool of the Web Age: the humble web browser. In this third post we’ll take a look at those tools. Read more…

Website Options for Nonprofits — Part 2: Web Editing Software

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This is the second in a three-part series discussing website options for nonprofits.

Part 1 gave background information about what a website really is and discussed options for where yours can live.

But whether you’re building a new site or need to update an existing site, you need some way to edit pages. Today we’ll discuss your options for editing or creating a traditional website: one where someone (you, a volunteer, or someone you hire) hand-crafts a website using a web editor installed on their computer. Read more…

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