When it comes to running a WordPress blog or website, one of the first things you will want to do is setup a way to track your web traffic. Without this, you will have no idea how many visitors you are getting or where they are coming from.

Google Analytics is a great option and happens to be free of charge. Once installed, you can access your dashboard where you can see all sorts of data such as unique visitors, top content, and the top search queries that brought traffic to your site. You can even see your visitors on a map overlay and get a feel of where your visitors are in the world.

To set it up, here’s a great tutorial that walks you through the process of setting up Google Analytics on a self-hosted WordPress blog:

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to update your WordPress plugins. This is extremely important and can save you from blog problems and security issues.

One of the most popular SEO plugins for WordPress is the All in One SEO Pack. We’ll show you how to use it in this video.

One of our favorite features of WordPress is the ability to add plugins. Why? Because plugins allow you to add unlimited functionality to your blog or website. However, if you’re just getting started with WordPress you might be confused about how to install a plugin.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use the Contact Form 7 plugin to manage forms in WordPress.

One of things most people overlook is proofreading. Luckily, there is an awesome plugin that will automatically proofread your posts and we’ll show you how to use it.

Of all the presentations at WordCamp Dallas/Fort Worth, our favorite was about using WordPress as a CMS. We’ll share a few plugins with you that allow you to turn WordPress into a fully capable CMS.

With the advent of flash video and quickly loading streaming video, videos are becoming a very popular way to blog. Video blogs are the new hot thing and add an extra level of engagement with your readers.

When it comes to using Wordpress for blogging, many people struggle when trying to find the best way to incorporate photo galleries. By default, Wordpress does not have a gallery function to show off all of your pictures. We’ll share an awesome tool in this tutorial to import your Flickr photos.