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.

11 Ways to Speed Up WordPress Performance (UPDATED)

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.

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A Different WordPress Development Tutorial: How to Automate Your Workflow

WordPress Development Tutorial on Automation

As a WordPress developer, staying up to date with the recent techniques and trends can be intimidating. Take automation, for example – are you on top of what can be done in terms of automating your workflow? Not quite? Okay, this article can help you with that. It is a bit different from your usual WordPress development tutorial, though. It focuses on automating whatever can be automated when working on your next WordPress project.

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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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Micro-Interactions Tutorial for Beginner Developers: How to Create an Interactive “Like” Button With CSS and JavaScript

Micro-Interactions Tutorial for Beginners

I think it’s safe to say that micro-interactions are cool. We – web people – universally all enjoy them. And no matter if you’re noticing them or not, they provide a significant user experience improvement. By making your website or web tool come to life subtly and in a friendly way, they simply make the user enjoy the whole interaction a tiny bit more.

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How to Optimize Google Analytics for WordPress

optimize Google Analytics for WordPress

Google Analytics is an immensely powerful tool that enables its users to gain invaluable insights into the behavior of their website’s visitors. Learning how to optimize Google Analytics for WordPress will let you know how users interact with your site and which goals you are failing to meet, and ultimately enable you to shape a unique marketing strategy for your whole online business.

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Integrating Google Maps With WordPress (How-To) – Intergeo Maps Plugin Review

Intergeo Maps Plugin Review

Detailed contact information is always important for a website owner, and especially if the website was built for a business purpose. The unfortunate fact is that we should never rely on the visitor’s “drive” to sniff around and find the contact data on their own. This is the kind of information that should always be directly right in front of them. It just makes it

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How to Put Together a Mobile First, Performance Orientated WordPress Theme [Part 2]

If you’ve scrolled down to see what’s in store here, you may be wondering whatever happened to points 1-5. Ah, right, to find what the answer is, you should take a look at the first part of this mini-series. In short, what we’re after here is giving you a guide on how to build a high performing mobile theme for WordPress. It may not seem like

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How to Put Together a Mobile First, Performance Orientated WordPress Theme [Part 1]

In its core, putting together a WordPress theme is a rather simple task. WordPress delivers a really friendly environment and makes it clear which PHP functions to use for what purpose along the way. However. Even though it’s simple, it’s far from easy, and especially if you want your theme to be mobile-optimized. There’s a range of unique issues that you ought to overcome if you

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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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