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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 Truth About Content Sliders – Are They Any Good?

I’m sure you’re fairly familiar with content sliders. In short, it’s those things that clients always want on their sites to make them more “dynamic” and “alive.” And sure, to some extend they do that. After all, sliders introduce movement, and movement means life. But are sliders actually any good? Should we use them on the sites we’re building just because clients ask us to?

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How to Enable Author Bio Boxes on WordPress

An author bio is now an accepted trend on the web, especially on multi-author sites. It establishes reputation and trust, which isn’t quite there when all you know is the author’s name. It can also make the reading experience more personal. But a good bio box should be eye catching and attractive. It doesn’t help to have a bio if no one notices it. So

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This Is How You Get Stunning Content Presentation on a WordPress Site [Codeinwp Roundup 001]

Is it just my impression or do people generally don’t care that much about the so called “content blocks” on their WordPress sites? Where by “content block,” I mean the main block where the actual article or blog post is visible. For instance, even if you look at the official theme gallery at WordPress.org, you’ll see that most theme designs are focused primarily around headers,

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30+ Best AdSense Optimized WordPress Themes for 2019

If you’re reading this article, you most likely want to start earning money from ads on your site through AdSense. Great. The main problem you’re probably having is that you’re not sure where to put ads, and even if you do, your theme may make it troublesome. It would be a lot easier if there was a theme out there optimized for AdSense, so you

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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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40+ Best WordPress Review Themes of 2019

WordPress is used more and more by businesses to sell their products. One of the main things consumers like to see when they’re looking for products or services are reviews. Nothing makes a consumer feel better than seeing a thorough and informative review on the product they’re looking for.

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A Step by Step Guide to Migrating Your WordPress Site to a New Web Host

Moving your WordPress site from one hosting provider can be a long, tedious, annoying process, but what if it didn’t need to be? Many people are faced with the daunting task of host service migration due to problems with their current provider that just have them fed up. The problem is that many people push off migrating, because they’re afraid of losing time or making

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Double Your Site Traffic – Part 2

This is the 2nd post in a 2-part series. If you have not yet read the first article, click here. This post will focus on increasing your site traffic with the help of social media, Quora, rich snippets, and Google Authorship. Creating Social Media Accounts At this point, you should have a couple of posts written and scheduled in your blog. Now, if you haven’t

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Double Your Site Traffic – Part 1

Increasing your web traffic may feel impossible. You know it’s something you want and need to do, but it’s just such a dautning task. To make things easier for you, I’m going to post a 2-part series on increasing your traffic. Each post will give you a series of goals to accomplish for that week. Sometimes it may take a little bit of hard labor,

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Squirrly SEO Plugin – What it Does and Does it Work

SEO is the name of the game in online writing. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Basically, it’s the idea of optimizing your site for visibility on search engines. Usually to have good SEO, you have to check yourself constantly to make sure you’re putting keywords in all available places and optimizing their placement and usage. This takes constant concentration and a lot of time

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Make Your WordPress Site into an Issues-Based Magazine

Many of us might remember when news and articles were dominantly available on paper sources such as newspapers or magazines. These bunches of paper were (and are) usually organized into issues and volumes. For example, the New York Times on November 23, 1963 was Issue No. 38,654 in Volume CXIII (113). The days of periodical publishing, when every certain period of time, a collection of

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Plugin Information for the Amateur Developer – Plugin Info Part 2

This is the second part of a two part series on WordPress plugins. If you haven’t read the first part, I highly suggest reading it as it contains important basic information on plugins.   WARNING!! THIS POST IS EXTREMELY LONG. HOWEVER, IT DOES BRING A LOT OF NECESSARY AND USEFUL DATA INTO ONE PLACE.     So you’ve decided to take the next step, the

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Plugin Information for WordPress Beginners – Plugin Info Part 1

This is the first part of a two part series. It will cover basic information on WordPress plugins. The second part will cover the more complex details which will enable you to begin developing your own plugins. If you’re at all familiar with WordPress, you’ve most likely at least heard of plugins. You’ve heard how they make everything easier. All it takes is an install

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