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We have provided multiple WordPress tutorials for you to get step by step instructions on how to do common things in WordPress.  Refer back to this page often as we will have WP Tutoring content updated weekly.
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Adding Testimonials in Gutenberg

Adding Testimonials in Gutenberg

Step 1First select the page where you want your testimonials to appear. Click on the plus sign icon in the upper left hand corner. From there, select the Atomic Icons from the drop down menu. Click on AB Testimonial.Step 2Enter the text you would like to use. Select...

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Adding a Button in Gutenberg

Adding a Button in Gutenberg

https://youtu.be/90w6UjpvYso Step 1Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg editor).Step 2 Select Blocks. Then scroll to Layout Elements. Under that section you will see Button. Select Button.Hint: You...

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Using the More Block in Gutenberg

Using the More Block in Gutenberg

The "more" block is used when you want to include a short introduction of piece of content on a page or post. It will help create separation from the rest of your content. Step 1Step 1 First go to the page where you would like to add the more block. Click on the plus...

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Using the Separator Block in Gutenberg

Using the Separator Block in Gutenberg

The Separator block is used when you want to create a break of ideas or sections with a horizontal separator. Step 1First go to the page where you would like to add the separator. Click on the plus sign icon in the upper left hand corner. From there, select the Layout...

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Multiple Columns in Gutenberg

Multiple Columns in Gutenberg

With the Columns block, you can quickly and easily adjust your page’s layout. https://vimeo.com/347848567 Adding multiple columns in the Gutenberg Block Editor Step 1First go to the page where you would like to page’s layout. Click on the plus sign icon in the upper...

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How to use Gutenberg Products Block

How to use Gutenberg Products Block

If you have an woocommerce website, you may want to allow customers a preview of products you’re selling. A products block would be ideal for you to use. The products block is similar to the products short code. The Products block allows you to  insert any...

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Adding an audio file in Gutenberg

Adding an audio file in Gutenberg

https://youtu.be/Bd47W9lqal0 View the above video to see how to add an audio file in WordPress Step 1Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg editor).Step 2Select Blocks. Then scroll to Common Blocks....

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Adding a table in Gutenberg

Adding a table in Gutenberg

Step 1Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg editor).Step 2Select Blocks. Then scroll to Format. Under that section you will see Table. Select Table.Hint: You can also type “table” in the search bar...

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Adding a Verse in Gutenberg

Adding a Verse in Gutenberg

Step 1Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upperleft hand corner within the Gutenberg editor).Step 2Select Blocks. Then scroll to Formatting. Under that section you will see Verse. Select Verse.Hint: You can also type “verse” in the search...

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Moving a Block in Gutenberg

Moving a Block in Gutenberg

Step 1First hover your cursor over the block you would like to move. When you hover a block, you will see arrows on the left side of the block. The arrows will allow you to adjust your blocks (clicking the up arrow will move it up by one space, click the down arrow...

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Getting an Article’s Word Count in Gutenberg

Getting an Article’s Word Count in Gutenberg

Step 1Hover your mouse over the information icon(the circle with an “i” inside of it.). When you click on it, you will get information about your page (headings used, word count, paragraphs, etc.)  This is a really handy tool as you're creating your amazing...

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Adding a file in Gutenberg

Adding a file in Gutenberg

Step 1Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg editor).Step 2Select Blocks. Then scroll to Common Blocks. Under that section you will see File. Select File.Hint: You can also type “file” in the search...

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Using the Sharing Icons Block in Gutenberg

Using the Sharing Icons Block in Gutenberg

Step 1From the Dashboard to to Plugins > Install new and search for the Atomic Blocks Plugin Step 2First go to the page where you would like to post your social media share icons. Click on the plus sign icon in the upper left hand corner. From there, select the...

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Using the Author Block in Gutenberg

Using the Author Block in Gutenberg

The Author Profile block lets you add a user profile box to your page with an avatar, name, title, profile text and social media links. The block also comes with several settings to help you customize it in many ways.  This particular block is from...

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WordPress 5.5 – The best edition yet.

WordPress 5.5 – The best edition yet.

WordPress 5.5 is rolling out a new update on August 11, 2020. The core software is still in development but you can take a look and test it out via the beta test version. If you plan on testing it out, it’s best practice to perform a backup of your website before...

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WordPress Tutor – 5 Reasons You Need One

WordPress Tutor – 5 Reasons You Need One

A good Wordpress Tutor can show you a couple of techniques that will help you with posts, pages, and general upkeep of your site. They can also offer best practices to use when making a wordpress site. If you’ve ever attempted to learn something that is really complex and had someone say,”That’s easy just do …” and you got an “aha” moment, then you’ll probably have that same moment with a wordpress tutor. Those couple of minutes of tutoring can possibly save you hours of frustration.

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Privacy Policy Tool in WordPress

Privacy Policy Tool in WordPress

To protect yourself, your business, and the data of your website’s visitors it’s highly recommended to place a privacy policy on your website. The Privacy Policy Tool in WordPress will help you and your website visitors understand all the ways your website collects...

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How to use WordPress Health Check

How to use WordPress Health Check

Ever encountered a Wordpress issue and have no idea on how to start? Wish you could pinpoint where the exact issue is without having to spend hours investigating? A broken Wordpress site can be scary and it can be even more stressful if you don’t even know where to...

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OVER 13 Places to get Gutenberg Blocks for WordPress 5.0

OVER 13 Places to get Gutenberg Blocks for WordPress 5.0

Gutenberg Blocks for WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg is here and many people have started using it for their online editing experience.  Out of the box, there are alot of great blocks build into Gutenberg, but there are bound to be some times where you're looking for a...

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Adding a Code Block to Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

Adding a Code Block to Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

There may be some times when you want to show some computer code to your readers.  In the past that may have been hit or miss because the code may have executable instructions in it that would make the formatting inconsistent.  The Code Block in Gutenberg...

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Adding the Archive Widget to Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

Adding the Archive Widget to Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

The archive block places a listing of the archived posts on your site.   Step 1- Choose the archive block by either typing into the search bar or scrolling down to the "widgets" category in the block selector. Choose the Archive B``lock underneath the...

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Adding a Page Break in Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

Adding a Page Break in Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

Adding a Page Break in the Gutenberg Editor can be a great way to break up long content. Step 1 - In the block selector under the Layout Category choose Page Break Step 2 - You'll now have a line that you can use to separate your content into a multi-page experience. ...

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Adding Preformatted Text to Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

Adding Preformatted Text to Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

A preformatted block allows you to add text that respects your spacing and tabs, and also allows particular styling. Step 1-  Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg editor). Scroll to Formatting....

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Adding a Quote in Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

Adding a Quote in Gutenberg- WordPress 5.0

A quote block allows you to give quoted text visual emphasis.  This is a great way to show visual difference in your content and make reading more interesting. Step 1- Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within...

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Adding a Heading to Gutenberg – WordPress 5.0

Adding a Heading to Gutenberg – WordPress 5.0

Step 1- Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg editor). Scroll to Common Blocks. Select Heading. Choosing the Heading Block from the Common Blocks Setting Step 2 -A heading block with appear. Enter...

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Adding HTML to Gutenberg – WordPress 5.0

Adding HTML to Gutenberg – WordPress 5.0

A custom HTML block allows you to add HTML to Gutenberg and preview it as you edit.  Those who have used the classic editor should remember the 'text' tab.  This essentially recreates this as a block. Step 1 - Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the...

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Adding Latest Comments to Gutenberg – WordPress 5.0

Adding Latest Comments to Gutenberg – WordPress 5.0

A latest comments block allows you to display a list of your most recent blog post comments.  This is essentially the Recent Comments Widget available to you in a block that can be added anywhere in the content of your post. Step 1- Hover your mouse over the Add Block...

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Adding a Media & Text Block in Gutenberg

Adding a Media & Text Block in Gutenberg

AKA - placing text beside an image in WordPress 5.0 This is the block that we've all been waiting for!  For anyone who has been using the Gutenberg editor, placing text beside an image or video was extremely frustrating and difficult. In fact there was a...

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Using the Classic Block in Gutenberg

Using the Classic Block in Gutenberg

The classic block allows you to use the familiar classic WordPress editor within a Gutenberg block.  If you convert a post from the Classic Editor,( pre WordPress 5.0), to Gutenberg, your whole post will show up in one Classic Block.  This...

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Adding a Category Block in Gutenberg

Adding a Category Block in Gutenberg

A category block allows you to display a list of all of your post categories. Think of this as a block version of the popular category widget. Step 1- Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg...

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Adding a Cover Block in Gutenberg

Adding a Cover Block in Gutenberg

A cover block is a great option to use as a header for your content. You can add an image or video with a text overlay. Step 1- Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the upper left hand corner within the Gutenberg editor). Scroll to Common...

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Gutenberg – Adding an Image to the paragraph block

Gutenberg – Adding an Image to the paragraph block

Thanks to Jeff Chandler of WP Tavern for this solution.  Adding an image to the paragraph block can be extremely frustrating because it is not a straightforward process.  Follow the steps below to pull it off. Step 1 - Write Your paragraph(s) using the...

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WordPress User Roles

WordPress User Roles

Just like a successful business requires a team to manage and maintain it, a website will require the same thing. Each role within the company has different positions, responsibilities, and permissions. Each person is given their role based off of their skill...

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Adding paragraph text in Gutenberg

Adding paragraph text in Gutenberg

Gutenberg introduces a great way for you to add paragraph text.  You can use blocks to better separate and organize your content.  Also using blocks, you can easily move content around. Step 1 Hover your mouse over the Add Block icon (the plus sign in the...

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Free WordPress Tutorial for Beginners Just Launched

Free WordPress Tutorial for Beginners Just Launched

Learn WordPress the Easy Way We've just launched a Free WordPress Tutorial for Beginners that shows WP "newbies" how WordPress works.  We've made an online tutorial showing how to login to WordPress and perform basic actions in WP.  We also have over 40 free WordPress...

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WordPress Updates Tutorial

WordPress Updates Tutorial

This past week saw 50,000+ WordPress sites hacked.  Why?  Lack of Updates. Let's find out how to update our sites. The WordPress Updates screen There are 3 areas in WordPress that need to be updated on a regular basis: How do I know when I need to update WordPress?...

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50 Essential WordPress Plugins

50 Essential WordPress Plugins

WORDPRESS SECURITY   The Sucuri Security plugin is  for security monitoring & malware detection. The SiteGurad WP Plugin is for protecting the management page and login.   3. iThemes Security is easy to use and  offers 30+ ways to Protect WordPress. 4.Anti-Malware...

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How to add social media icons to your WordPress site

How to add social media icons to your WordPress site

Socal Media is by far one of the best ways to get the word out about your great content or busiess news.  Let's make it easy for others to promote your mssage by adding social media to your site via the "Add to Any" plugin. STEP 1 The first step is to open Dashboard ‹...

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How To Add Tags in WordPress

STEP 1 Depending on your theme that you are using Tags can be displayed at the top or bottom of the post On your Left side bar menu you will see posts and under it you will see Tags STEP 2 Adding information for Tag After clicking on Tags you will be able to enter the...

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Using post revisions

Using post revisions

Using post revisions is very useful feature of WordPress. It allows the author to view the revisions of the blog posts and restore to any of the version of the post. Let's see how to use it: Using post revisions STEP 1 : Go to the post editor of your blog post. And...

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How to reply to a comment

How to reply to a comment

We can reply to a comment on our WordPress site easily. Follow the steps below to reply to a comment: How to reply to a comment STEP 1 : Go to the post where you want to reply to a comment. STEP 2 : Click Reply and put your reply in the text area. STEP 3 : Now add...

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Creating a Video Gallery in WordPress

Creating a Video Gallery in WordPress

Video Gallery can be created by different plugins in WordPress. We'll use a plugin "Video Gallery" to do that. See our another tutorial "Installing a WordPress Plugin" to get the instructions of installing a plugin. Follow the steps below after installing the plugin....

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The Absolute Easiest Way to Make a Child Theme

The Absolute Easiest Way to Make a Child Theme

You need to make a Child Theme If you are going to do any type of coding change on your WordPress website, you're going to need a child theme. There are a couple of reasons to use a child theme, but the most important one is so that when you update your theme,(which...

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How to keep google from indexing your site

How to keep google from indexing your site

When you're in the process of building your amazing WordPress site, you definitely don't want to have google and other search engines indexing it and displaying your partially completed work.  This is how to keep that from happening. STEP 1 The first step is to...

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How to change the number of blog posts on your blog page

How to change the number of blog posts on your blog page

There may be times when you want to edit the number of blog posts that are showing on your page.  The "look" of your site may require more or less blog posts.  There is an easy way to change that value in WordPress.  By Default WordPress shows 10 posts...

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Updating a WordPress Plugin

Updating a WordPress Plugin

Updating a WordPress Plugin As you grow your WordPress site, you'll begin to notice that at least once weekly, you'll need to update your plugins, (actually more frequently for many sites.)  Here's how to do it. Step 1:  Open your site's dashboard in your favorite...

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WordPress Site Documentation Service

WordPress Site Documentation Service

Does your WP Site have alot of custom areas that you don't understand?  Did your developer just give you a site with no manual or anything to get you started?  We will create a Custom WordPress Training Manual For your site as a PDF that you'll be able to use for...

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Change the Post Author in WordPress

Change the Post Author in WordPress

Sometimes you might have to change the author of a post because of personnel changes, or a site migration.  Here is how you can Change the Post Author in WordPress from the "All Posts" screen. Step 1:   Go to "All Posts" in your WordPress Dashboard. Step 2:  Check the...

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Creating a gallery in WordPress

Creating a gallery in WordPress

We can create gallery in WordPress very easily. Let's do it by following the instructions below: Creating a gallery in WordPress STEP 1 : To create a gallery, open the page or post editor of your website and click on Add Media STEP 2 : Click Create Gallery and select...

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Removing the wordpress admin user account

Removing the wordpress admin user account

Sometimes we need to remove users from our WordPress website. It's very easy. Follow the steps below to do that: Removing the wordpress admin user account STEP 1 : To delete an user, go to Users > All Users menu in the WordPress Dashboard. STEP 2 : In that page...

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How to install a free theme

How to install a free theme

There are lots of free themes in wordpress.org website. We can easily install the themes and activate by following the steps below: How to install a free theme STEP 1 : Login to your WordPress Dashboard and go to Appearance > Themes. STEP 2 : Click Add New Theme....

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Import and Export WordPress Data

Import and Export WordPress Data

WordPress is a strong blogging CMS with lots of useful features. Import-Export option is one of them. We can easily export the blogs, pages, media files etc. from one site to another. Follow the steps below to do this. Import and Export WordPress Data Export WordPress...

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Changing your WordPress Themes

Changing your Wordpress Themes Clicking on the Dashboard >> Appearance menu option will default you at the Themes screen. To preview of your site in another theme (that isn’t currently active), you can click the Live Preview button associated with the theme. To...

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WordPress Dashboard

WordPress Dashboard

WordPress is one of the most popular CMS in the modern web world. About 26% of websites are build with this CMS. If you want to learn how the back-end of this CMS works, this tutorial is for you! In this Tutorial we'll learn about different features, options etc.....

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Setting the Date Format in WordPress

Setting the Date Format in WordPress

There are different types of date format which we can use in our WordPress site. The steps are given below: Setting the Date Format in WordPress STEP 1 : To set up the date format, go to Settings > General menu in the WordPress Dashboard. STEP 2 : You'll see Date...

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Setting WordPress Starting day of the Week

Setting WordPress Starting day of the Week

The starting day of the week is not the same in all countries. So we need to change that to match our local system. Follow the steps bellow to set up the starting day of your site: Setting WordPress Starting day of the Week STEP 1 : To set up the starting day, go to...

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Updating WordPress site tagline

Updating WordPress site tagline

Your site tagline is an important for part of site identity and seo. Follow the instructions to update or edit the site tagline: Updating WordPress site tagline STEP 1 : To update the site title, go to Settings > General menu in the WordPress Dashboard. STEP 2 :...

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Setting the WordPress Admin email address

Setting the WordPress Admin email address

WordPress admin email the place where all the site status or notifications are sent. We can easily set up the admin email by following the steps below: Setting the WordPress Admin email address STEP 1 : To update the site title, go to Settings > General menu in the...

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Setting the Default WordPress Language

Setting the Default WordPress Language

The WordPress website dashboard language not the same in all countries. So we can change the default English Language to our own language by following the steps below: Setting the Default WordPress Language STEP 1 : To set up the default language, go to Settings >...

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Set the Default Post Category in WordPress

Set the Default Post Category in WordPress

Setting the default post category is a handy feature in WordPress. This will keep you from having everything under "uncategorized" in your posts.  Follow the steps below to do that: Set the Default Post Category in WordPress You will need to create a category in...

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Set the Default Post Format in WordPress

Set the Default Post Format in WordPress

There are different types of post formats in WordPress. We can set the default post format by following the steps below: Set the Default Post Format in WordPress STEP 1 : To set the default post category, go to Settings > Writing menu in the WordPress Dashboard....

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Setting the Front Page of Your WordPress Site

Setting the Front Page of Your WordPress Site

Most WordPress sites implement a front page(home page). We can set the front page of a WordPress website by following the instructions below: Setting the Front Page of Your WordPress Site STEP 1 : To set the front page, go to Settings > Reading menu in the...

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Setting the Post page of your WordPress Site

Setting the Post page of your WordPress Site

Your blog page is a key component for your site visitors. We can determine the blog page by following the instructions below: Setting the Post page of your WordPress Site STEP 1 : To set the blog page, go to Settings > Reading menu in the WordPress Dashboard. STEP...

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Setting the number of blog posts per page in WordPress

Setting the number of blog posts per page in WordPress

Showing all blog posts in one page doesn't look good always. We can limit the number of blog posts for per page by following the steps below: Setting the number of blog posts per page in WordPress STEP 1 : To set the blog post number, go to Settings > Reading menu...

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