Using Akismet to fight comment and trackback spam

Chances are you’ve heard the term Akismet before in the context of preventing WordPress blog spam. So what is Akismet exactly? Akismet is a powerful tool in the fight WAR against comment spam and trackback spam. This isn’t your ordinary anti-spam plugin that just adds a simple image code which supposedly verifies if the commentor […]

Displaying Adsense and other ads with WordPress

I’m sure while browsing for WordPress themes, you’ve come across some that are advertised as being Adsense ready. What does this mean exactly? Basically this means the WordPress theme has been designed to have space for Adsense ads in the available dimensions. In reality, nearly every WordPress theme is potentially “Adsense ready” as any theme […]

OneClick Installer for WordPress

In our previous tutorials, we went over “manual” installations of WordPress themes and plugins, which involved downloading the plugin or theme files to your computer, and uploading it manually via an FTP client. Fortunately, there is an easier way with the OneClick Installer WordPress plugin. What this free WordPress plugin will do is take a […]

Is it time to move to a self-hosted WordPress?

Today I noticed a lot of Blogspot blogs serving up 502 errors, making almost all the Blogspot-hosted blogs I frequent temporarily innaccessible. For a lot of Blogspot users, the image below will look very familiar: Don’t get me wrong, Blogspot (a service of Google) is great for some people, and this may just be a […]

How to install a WordPress plugin

Do you see a WordPress plugin over at the official WordPress site you’d like to use on your blog and not sure how to install it? Not to worry, this tutorial will guide you through every step of the way. If you already know how to install a WordPress theme, this WordPress tutorial will be […]

What exactly is a widget-ready WordPress theme?

It seems wherever you see a WordPress theme promoted nowadays, you see it described as being widget-ready. The free WordPress themes available here are no exception. In this tutorial available exclusively at Theme Lab, you will learn: What exactly a widget-ready WordPress theme is Why you would even want to use widgets anyway How to […]

How to install a WordPress theme

Okay, you already know how to install the latest version of WordPress and want to switch away from the default WordPress theme look, but have no idea how to do it? Here’s the tutorial for you, complete with screenshots so even a beginner can easily follow along. With this three-step tutorial you’ll have a new […]

How to install the latest version of WordPress

So you see a theme you like on our free wordpress themes page, but have no clue how to even install WordPress in the first place? Not to worry, we’ve written a little tutorial, complete with screenshots, so even a total newbie can figure it out! After five easy steps you’ll have a freshly installed […]