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.

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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Beginner’s Guide to Learning JavaScript as a WordPress Developer

Learning JavaScript as a WordPress Developer

If you have been following the happenings in the WordPress community for the past couple of months, you might already be aware of the rising importance of JavaScript. First up, the WordPress.com desktop app, Calypso, departed from the standard PHP route and has been coded using JavaScript (something CodeinWP talked about recently). And if that was not enough, in his annual “State of the Word”

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Secure Your WordPress Website in 2018: Here Are 23 Simple Tricks

Secure Your WordPress Website

I’ve heard many website owners complain about the security of WordPress. The main question is whether or not you’re able to completely secure your WordPress website. Are you going to find that it’s easy for someone to hack your site? The thought is that an open source script is vulnerable to all sorts of attacks. Luckily, this is mostly untrue. In fact, sometimes it’s the

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How to Adapt Your Plugin for Gutenberg: Part 1 (Block API)

Adapt Your Plugin for Gutenberg: Part 1 (Block API)

The story is straightforward; Gutenberg is the new editor experience in WordPress, which is going to be merged into core in the next major release. A lot of plugins that do not keep up with this will become obsolete. This makes it essential that you adapt your plugin for Gutenberg before it’s too late.

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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

blog homepage

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

install WordPress plugins from GitHub

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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