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.

How to Make Your Plugin Compatible With Gutenberg: Part 2 (Sidebar API)

Make Your Plugin Compatible With Gutenberg - Sidebar API

If you’re trying to make your plugin compatible with Gutenberg, you have a couple of paths that you can/should take – depending on what your plugin does and how it delivers its features to the user. In the first part of this mini-series, we explored Gutenberg’s Block API – which is what most plugins need in terms of Gutenberg-compatibility. This time, we will be exploring another piece of the Gutenberg puzzle – Gutenberg’s Sidebar API.

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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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WordPress Hooks: Beginner’s Guide to Adding Your Own Hooks

Plugins are the way to extend WordPress. The reason it is so easy to make WordPress do your bidding has to do with hooks that are littered across the source code. Want to do something as soon as a post is published? Want to modify the excerpt length? Want to create your own page view stats? Finding the right hook is all you need to

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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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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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Secure Your WordPress Website in 2018: Here Are 24 Simple Tricks

Secure Your WordPress Website

I’ve heard many website owners complain about the security of WordPress. The thought is that an open source script is vulnerable to all sorts of attacks. Is that a fact? And if so, how do you secure your WordPress website? Luckily, this is mostly untrue. In fact, sometimes it’s the other way around. Okay, let’s say that it’s partially true. But even then the blame shouldn’t

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11 Ways to Speed Up WordPress

How to speed up WordPress surely is a hot topic these days. Fortunately, there are numerous techniques that you can employ to get the job done. So, our intent here is to list every trick we know of that can make your WordPress site a lot faster. But first… Why should you speed up WordPress? There are many reasons that ring alarm bells, some of which might

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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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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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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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