Tip of the day: WordPress Bloggers Can Help Get Out The Vote!

I am a proud citizen of the United States of America.  And I am registered to vote.

In most states the deadline to register for this privilege is fast approaching.

Us WordPress bloggers can help GET OUT THE VOTE for this important election by adding a subtle reminder to our sites.  Here’s how:

Navigate to your website’s settings>your profile. The last option under your profile is US Voter Registration Form.

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Check the box below to “Encourage your US-based users to register to vote…” and return to the top of the profile settings to SAVE this change.

Your page will now display in the lower right hand corner a subtle text, “Are you registered?” A click on this message will reveal a dropdown box with directions. The reader can then confirm registration and/or learn how to go about registering in their state.

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Spread your love of democracy!!  Encourage your readers to vote on November 8!!!!

 

 

 

Pssst…Here’s a Tip! WordPress Hyper-Links To A New Tab!: tech tuesday

I get a wee bit frustrated when I try to have my blog cake and eat it too–when I try to link my reader to a great site or post without driving them from mine!  As with many blogging platforms, a click on an embedded WordPress hyper-link refreshes the current page with the linked page.  I have tried, in vain, to have the linked page open under a new tab.  I have had a “Voila!” moment, folks!

In WordPress,  a blogger highlights the word to be hyper-linked, and goes to the unbroken chain icon in the toolbar above the text box.


Upon clicking, a pop-up window gives the writer a field to enter the linked web address, its URL, and a field to enter a title that will hover over the designated word, giving your reader an idea of why you are sending them away from your prose. Directly below those two fields is box with the option to open this designated hyper-link in a new tab.


Voila!  Your text will be linked to its appropriate post, map, photo, or websitein a new tab, and your reader can navigate back and forth between the your blog and your related site with ease!