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Hello, my name is LaRhea. I'm 20 years old and female. I love cats, DIY projects, TV shows, and bouldering. I'm currently getting my web development degree, so we'll see what I can do with that!

Tips For Writing Successful Policies

Policies on a site are used to protect you and your content, as well as protecting your readers. So how do you write a successful policy page? There are a lot of things to consider when writing rules and guidelines. Most of these policies will be designed specifically for you, so every policy page will, and should be, unique.
Here are a few things to consider when writing policies:

  • Legal requirements (varies by country)
  • Style, tone, and organization
  • Relevant policies
  • Short versus long
  • Understandable terms

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Interview with Clark Students: Using WordPress

By LaRhea Phillips

The world's first full-credit college course dedicated solely to WordPress at Clark College, Winter Quarter 2012, led by Lorelle VanFossen.
The world’s first full-credit college course dedicated solely to WordPress at Clark College, Winter Quarter 2012, led by Lorelle VanFossen.

Here at Clark Community college we have several classes focusing on using WordPress as well as learning about behind the scenes of WordPress sites. I thought it would be very interesting to see what the Clark students were planning on doing with their new found knowledge of WordPress and whether they would put it into real world experiences. Please feel free to take the survey and let all of us know your thoughts on WordPress. Please select all that apply!





Thank you for taking the time to answer these few questions!

Favicons: WP Tavern reviews Favicon Generator

By LaRhea Phillips

Jeff Chandler wrote an article on WP Tavern discussing the use of a helpful and free favicon generator called realfavicongenerator.net. Favicons are small images, usually 16×16 pixel, that are used for various technology. PCs, Macs, iOS, android phone, desktop browser, windows task bar, etc. all use favicons to identify programs.

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What is Make WordPress?

You may have come across or heard about Make WordPress and wondering what exactly this is. In general, Make WordPress is where you can become a part of the WordPress.org team and get involved with various areas of WordPress.

It is important to note that there are two forms of WordPress (WordPress.com, which is maintained by the company and staff of WordPress.com and Automattic, and WordPress.org, representative of the self-hosted version of WordPress).

To join the volunteers and contributors in the WordPress Community on Make WordPress, you need to be registered with WordPress.org with your own account. Once you have that taken care of, you can get started! Continue reading What is Make WordPress?

Creating Clickable Images

There are many locations where clickable images are a valuable tool, such as front page images, icons, photo galleries, image information, etc. There are multiple ways of going about this process. I will be discussing how to add clickable images to your content posts and pages and also how to add them to your widgets.

Before I explain further, be sure that your image file is either your original image or is royalty and copyright free. Some copyrighted images can be used with proper citations depending on the owner’s specifications. There is also plenty of public domain photography available for your use. Also make sure that your image file has a distinct name like Purple Flowers, instead of a default title like IMG_2345, before uploading it into the media library.

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SiteGround Web Host

Jeffro, of WP tavern, published a review about a web host site called SiteGround, which happens to be only a few months younger than WordPress. Both WordPress and SiteGround and  have based their web hosting companies around customer service. Jeffro discusses the differences between SiteGround and other web hosts and expands on the importance of customer service in a video series called Web Warriors.