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.

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 Buy a Domain That Is Taken (5 Steps to Your Dream Domain Name)

How to Buy a Domain That Is Taken

You’ve decided to start a new venture and you’ve come up with the perfect name. But when you search for the domain you want, you discover that someone already owns it. So what do you do? Do you give up and change your business name, or do you figure out how to buy a domain that is taken? If you want to choose the latter option, you’ve come to the right place.

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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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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 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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