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WordPress 102: How Should we Respond to Negative Comments?

Welcome to “WordPress 102.” This is an intermediate level blog series that is helpful to WordPress users.

We cover topics such as:

  • Guest-blogging
  • Adding users to your blog
  • Where to get free photos
  • Responding to negative comments
  • And more!

Please feel free to leave your questions and comments below (or more privately here). I look forward to talking with you!


All of my blogging  years have consisted of dealing with negative comments. Whether it be YouTube or Facebook, someone always has something negative and irrelevant to say. Sometimes they didn’t like the content and other times they didn’t like the way I spoke.

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Looking around, I notice that many other bloggers (or people even remotely public) deal with this on a much larger scale. But how are we to respond to it?

View More!: How Should We Respond to Negative Comments?

Do you have a question for me? Whether sad, silly, or serious leave your questions here.

Questions? Ask Fairen

 

Previously: Where to Get Awesome Photos for Your Blog FREE

Next Time: Wrapping Up- Leave Your Blog, Below

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WordPress 102: Where to Get Awesome Photos for Your Blog FREE

Welcome to “WordPress 102.” This is an intermediate level blog series that is helpful to WordPress users.

We cover topics such as:

  • Guest-blogging
  • Adding users to your blog
  • Where to get free photos
  • Responding to negative comments
  • And more!

Please feel free to leave your questions and comments below (or more privately here). I look forward to talking with you!


 

Hi, Friends! I’m re-sharing this older post that I wrote in May in hopes that it helps other bloggers. Enjoy!

Today’s post will be simple, short, and sweet. Today, I will be sharing some websites with quality pictures that you can use for free. All of these resources allow you to use the pictures for free and attribution is not required.


Pixabay
: This is my favorite so far! Pixabay has a vast amount of pictures for you to search and use. The quality is great on these pictures- check some of them out below!

humandramatic flowercity river

 

 

 

 

New Old Stock: These photos are free of known copyrights and are to be used for personal use as well as non-commercially. This site is known to recapture history. Read the rights and usage, here. Check out the photos, below!

UnsplashUnsplash provides free photos for you to do whatever you want with them! The pictures are often quite large so you may have to edit/shrink/re-size them. Here are a few samples:

Go Here for More!: Where to Get Awesome Free Photos to Use for Your Blog!

 

Do you have a question for me? Whether sad, silly, or serious leave your questions here.

Questions? Ask Fairen

Previously: 6 Things to Look for in Order to Determine if a Comment is a Spam Comment

Next Time: How Should we Respond to Negative Comments?

WordPress 102: How to Add Additional Writers to Your Blog

Welcome to “WordPress 102.” This is an intermediate level blog series that is helpful to WordPress users.

We cover topics such as:

  • Guest-blogging
  • Adding users to your blog
  • Where to get free photos
  • Responding to negative comments
  • And more!

Please feel free to leave your questions and comments below (or more privately here). I look forward to talking with you!

 


Last week, we spoke on the benefits of adding multiple writers to your blog and how you customize their access.

Today, we will talk about how to actually complete this task.

Remember, the “User” feature allows your guests/editors to do some of the following:

  • Write, edit, tag, categorize, submit/publish their post as if it were their own blog.
  • Receive adequate credit for their post instead of having my name be the linkuntitled
  • Be directly alerted when receiving comments, likes and links to reply to instead of checking back on the post in vain.

And the different users are as follows:

 

User Roles Guide
User Can’s  Cannot’s
Administrator Everything

-Receives alerts for comments and likes on their posts

Editor See/Change/Delete any post, tags, categories and links.

-Receives alerts for comments and likes on their posts

 Alter the actual blog/website by theme, menus (I believe are included), adding/deleting users, or altering site themes.
Author   -Write, edit, publish and delete their own posts

-Upload pictures

-Receives alerts for comments and likes on their posts

-See the blog’s comments, stats and title of posts/scheduled posts but cannot edit them unless it is on their own post.

 -Access pages on the blog

-Edit/Delete posts made by other users

Contributor  -Receives alerts for comments and likes on their posts

-See the blog’s comments, stats and title of posts/scheduled posts but cannot edit them.

 -Upload pictures

-Publish their posts

-Access pages on the blog

-Edit/Delete posts made by other users

-Edit blog settings

How to Access the “User” Feature

  1. Go to the dashboard of your website/blog.  (for me, it’s thoughtfulmindsunited.com/dashboard)
  2. Click “Users” on the left side bar. (Under “Appearance”)
  3. Click “Invite New”
  4. Insert the desired person’s email. (You can enter multiple email addresses as long as a comma is after each one)
  5. Choose the desired role from the dropdown
  6. Insert the text you’d like sent to their email

Example

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Changing Roles

You can easily change the role of a writer. Here is how to do it!

  1. Go to the dashboard of your website/blog.  (for me, it’s thoughtfulmindsunited.com/dashboard)
  2. Click “Users” on the left side bar. (Under “Appearance”)
  3. Click “All Users”
  4. Select/Check-Mark the User you’d like to edit
  5. Adjust the “Change Role To” drop-down to the desired role
  6. Click the “Change” button

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Have questions about this feature or blogging in general? Leave them here or in the comments!

I look forward to hearing from you. 🙂

Previously: Adding Authors to Your Blog and How Does it Work?

Next Time: How to Schedule Your Blog Posts