Guides and Tutorials

In the following WordPress tutorials, we offer you step-by-step instructions with visuals, plus easy-to-grasp instructions that you can put to action right away. We go through a number of common WordPress-related tasks, including things like how to secure your site, how to make it faster, how to pick a hosting platform, and other brilliant WordPress tutorials.

Free Images for Blogs – How to Get Them & Use Them Effectively (Warning! Non-Obvious Advice, Data-Backed)

They say that blog posts with images get around 94 percent more views than those without them.[1] Yeah, alright, but are those “just numbers”? I mean, is there any particular reason why images work that well on WordPress blogs, or do we just like to look at them … with no further explanation needed? More importantly, are all images created equal? Do you just need

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Your Default Blog Homepage Sucks: Why You Should Be Using "Start" Pages Instead + How to Build One

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If you’re like most bloggers, you spend a ton of time on your blog posts. Crafting the perfect headline. Writing that intro that grabs readers just right. And while your posts certainly are important…how much time does that leave to spend on your blog homepage? Or, maybe a better question – do you even have a WordPress blog homepage that’s not just a list of your most recent posts?

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How to Install WordPress Themes and Plugins From GitHub

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A lot of WordPress theme and plugin developers use GitHub to implement version control for their projects. This means all their code and files are available for anyone to see and download. However, having to install WordPress plugins from GitHub manually can be frustrating.

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How to Create a Landing Page in WordPress

The name landing page is basically meant to represent a scenario in which the visitor comes to your WordPress website and lands on that specific page – effectively making it the entry point to your website. Now, what landing pages in WordPress are about is grabbing that visitor and convincing them to take care of a given predefined action. In most cases, this is about

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How to Simplify the WP-Admin to Get It Client-Friendly

Why simplify the wp-admin? As a WordPress designer, you usually have to tackle many challenges along your way through a given project. But quite unfortunately, more often than not, those challenges don’t go away once you deliver the site to your client. The thing is that clients are not always WordPress savvy, especially if it’s the first time they’ve become a website owner.

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The 6 Step Process of Designing a WordPress Site From Top to Bottom Quickly (& In a Way That Your Client Will Love)

Some designers hate WordPress. They say WordPress limits their creativity. They say it’s not really as easy to use as some think it is, and that clients tend to be very confused when interacting with it. They say it’s difficult to convert a modern design into a usable theme. And, here’s the kicker, they are right. At least partly. WordPress is not perfect as a

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10 Ways to Change the Way Your WordPress Site Works With Functions

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It’s not often that a WordPress developer doesn’t modify the functions.php file within a theme they’re developing. Why? Because functions.php gives you the power to control functionality specific to the theme. With some simple code inclusions and/or modifications, you can override existing website functionality and execute multiple functions in an efficient manner, instead of using potentially bulky and insecure plugins to achieve the same thing. Although adding a few plugins can get the job

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Here’s How to Retrieve Any Post You Want With WP_Query

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If you’ve built simple themes in the past, chances are the need to retrieve posts on your own didn’t arise. After all, WordPress loads the most recent 10 posts on the main page and the correct posts on archive pages. What about more complex scenarios? What if you would like a sitemap of sorts and you want to list all your posts and pages ordered

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