Need to move your WordPress site to a new domain? While no one sets out intending to change domain names down the road, it’s certainly
When you first install WordPress, it enables comments for all posts on your site. Most of the time, that’s totally fine…but sometimes, you’ll run into
Struggling with how to add Facebook Pixel to WordPress? Just like adding Google Analytics tracking to WordPress, Facebook Pixel can throw you for a loop
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.
Want to level up your WordPress knowledge? I’ve been developing a few personal sites lately. And one of the things I’ve been focusing on is
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.
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.
If you’re using WordPress as your CMS of choice when building websites for clients, customizing or white labeling the WordPress admin dashboard is an essential element of getting ready to turn over the website to your client.
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?
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?
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 much do you care about the mobile visitors to your site? Did you pick a responsive theme and just call it a day? Responsive themes are certainly better than nothing, but are they really the best way to showcase the mobile version of your WordPress site?
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?
Are you a functions.php hoarder? If your first inclination when adding custom code snippets to your WordPress site is to stick them in functions.php, you may be afflicted with this terrible disease and not even know it.
Want to develop the magical superpower to control how your content looks on Facebook? I think we can all agree that’s a pretty cool skill to have.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
So you’ve decided to open a store. You’ve got a product and a target audience that wants it. You’ve looked at different e-commerce platforms and
I’ve got a confession to make. Although I’ve been using WordPress for a good few years now, and over the past year have used the
One of the most frustrating things for buyers of commercial themes is when they activate a theme on their site and it looks nothing like
If you run a content based website then getting your posts out to as many people as possible is the name of the game and
If you create your own WordPress themes then using some sort of version control is essential, there are a few options such as SVN and
I have been searching recently for a good forum system to use in conjunction with a WordPress front-end, while bbPress is great and I do
I received the gift of Xbox One for Christmas this year and in between sessions on Dragon Age and Destiny I have done a little
With the launch of Windows 8.1, Microsoft introduced a new Metro UI which was designed to work on mobiles devices as well as desktops. It
Today we are going show you how to add a GitHub login button into a WordPress theme using Oauth – this tutorial is for developers
We recently looked at Microsoft’s cloud service Azure where we gave an introduction to the service and how to setup a fresh WordPress installation. Today
WordPress uses a mySQL database to store, retrieve and display all the data within your website. This database is the most crucial part of the
The WordPress media uploader has improved a lot over the years and now provides some powerful tools to manage your images, edit them within WordPress,
For navigating older posts, by default WordPress uses next and previous links which are ok but only allow you to go back one page at
There are a number of reasons for wanting to simplify the WordPress admin menu, perhaps you are a developer and have handed a new site
When it comes to designing and developing a WordPress theme, there are several ways you can start. Many designers start by creating an HTML template
Essential Grid is a plugin that aims to be an all-purpose grid building solution for WordPress. Once this plugin is installed on your site you
Howdy open source enthusiasts! Did you know that there is an OS out there, as beautiful, robust and secure as Apple’s Mac OSX and yet
A staging site or development version of your site can run in parallel to your live or production site and allows you to make changes
Github is an open source online service that allows coders to host and share their work and do a whole lot more. If you are
On most blogs, the sidebar is there on every page. But, it can often be overlooked or relegated to simply housing a recent post widget.
If you’ve ever wanted to build your own WordPress theme, but aren’t sure where to start, then the Theme Matcher HTML to WordPress conversion service
In today’s smartphone dominated era, phones are an integral part of our lives. This can be verified from the statistics provided by Facebook’s mobile user
I’m the process of setting up my personal portfolio for my writing services, using WordPress of course, and I was thinking of ways to easily
This is the second of 3 posts that walk us through Pluggable Functions in WordPress. In our first post we were introduced to pluggable functions.
It was quite a while before I knew what Pluggable Functions were in WordPress, but when I learned boy did I see the power I
Issue tracking systems are used when people are collaborating on a project to record problems and keep records of fixes / milestones etc. They are
I have been wanting to add a social voting aspect to one of my existing websites for a while now, there are a few existing
These tips covering migrating to WordPress from another platform aim to help make the transition as painless as possible. While there is no denying the
Have you ever faced a situation where after updating a theme or a plugin, your WordPress site displays nothing but a white page? So bad,
When working with WordPress, it’s easy to stick with the linear familiarity of old layouts. However, designers are discovering more and more that fresher designs