How and why to add countdown timers to WordPress

How to Add a Countdown Timer to WordPress For Free + More

Want to add a countdown timer to your WordPress site? While there are plenty of coming soon plugins that help you add countdown timers for website launches, there are surprisingly few plugins that let you add countdown timers to existing WordPress pages…at least for free.

REST API for Dummies

What Is The WordPress REST API? REST API For Dummies

If you pay any attention to the WordPress ecosystem, you’ve probably heard about the WordPress REST API. The REST API featured heavily at Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word 2016 address, and it’s just generally a hot topic in the WordPress community.

How to display different sidebars for different categories/post

How to Use Different Sidebars on Different Pages, Posts, or Categories

I bet that you have more than one type of content on your WordPress site. So why is your sidebar the same across every single page and category? Using different sidebars for different pages and categories allows you to offer readers a browsing experience that’s much more specific to their needs.

A Non-Developer's Guide to WP-CLI

What is WP-CLI? A Beginner’s Guide to This Weird Acronym

If you’ve ever shopped around for WordPress hosting, you’ve probably seen this weird little acronym that shows up on many hosts’ features lists: WP-CLI. Are you familiar? Most managed WordPress hosts offer it nowadays. Impressively, it manages to pack two different acronyms into a name that’s the perfect storm for confusing beginners. So what does this acronym mean? And why should you care about it?

htaccess

How to Use .htaccess to Restrict Access to All or Parts of WordPress

You probably created your WordPress site because you want people to see it. But that doesn’t mean you want people to see every single thing! That is, there are plenty of valid reasons to restrict access to all or parts of your WordPress site. Beefing up security, creating a private staging site, restricting sensitive content…you need to do it sometimes. But how?

WordApp Review - Create a Native Mobile App For Your WordPress Site

WordApp Review – Create a Native Mobile App For Your WordPress Site

Want to create a mobile app for your WordPress site? The idea has always sounded cool to me. But…I have zero idea how to code a native mobile app. Heck, I can barely hack my way around WordPress. And if you’re an average WordPress user, I’m guessing that you find yourself in much the same situation as I do.

how many wordpress plugins

How Many WordPress Plugins is Too Many? The Answer Might Surprise You

If you’ve used WordPress for a while, I’m sure someone has told you that you “shouldn’t use too many plugins”. It’s obvious – using too many plugins will slow your WordPress site down, right? But is that actually true? I mean, people tell me I shouldn’t swim after eating, but I’ve done that my whole life and I’m still alive and kicking! So is the common knowledge that “too many plugins is bad” good for WordPress?

infinite scroll

Add Infinite Scroll to WordPress via a Plugin called Ajax Load More

Is there anything more addictive than the Facebook News Feed. I mean, I’m sitting here trying to write this post, but that addictive little bugger just keeps scrolling…and scrolling…and scrolling. Now, it’s 30 minutes later and I still haven’t started.

reset wordpress website

How to Reset Your WordPress Website

If you have ever wanted to start all over again with your WordPress website, but are not sure how to get back to your default

watermark

How to Watermark Your Images With WordPress – Bye Bye Image Thieves!

Image theft…Photographers have been dealing with it forever, but thanks to the Internet, it’s become easier than ever for thieves to take images. And it doesn’t just affect photographers anymore. Anyone who’s creating unique images knows the pain of unattributed image theft.

child themes

The Right Way of Creating a WordPress Child Theme

Raise your hand if you have customized more than 5 WordPress sites. Keep it raised if it’s more than 10. If I get to 20, and your hand is still raised, then it’s hard for me to imagine that you haven’t used a child theme. Working with child themes is one of the best practices of overriding parent WordPress themes.

WordPress Maintenance

WordPress Maintenance 101: Keep Your Site Running Smoothly

One of the great things about WordPress is how easy it makes running a website. But WordPress can’t do everything… You need to be a little proactive – here are some things you need to do on a regular basis to keep your site running smoothly. If you don’t, your site might slow down, be vulnerable to security attacks, lose contacts, or even drop in the search engines.

How To: Add Tooltips to WordPress

Nowadays, tooltips are often seen as a shortcode in several premium themes, however those of which who still carry on the simple blogging tradition that

10 Handy WordPress RSS Feed Hacks

RSS is one of the primary delivery means for your blog’s content, your most loyal readers will likely access it via your RSS feed but

22 Handy WordPress Code Snippets

It helps when coding your own themes to have an array of code snippets to hand that you can incorporate into your the theme, I