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How to Backup a WordPress Site

Introduction If you’ve been using WordPress for some time, you would have probably experienced your site crashing and then malfunctioning upon trying to access its contents. As a result, you may have found yourself having to re-install your site and start from scratch because all your data has been corrupted, or worse, lost. To prevent this from happening, or to make recovery easier, it’s best to create a backup of… Read More »How to Backup a WordPress Site

How To Disable WordPress Comments

Introduction Comments are very important for a WordPress site. They provide a way to visitors to interact with the owners or moderators of a site. They allow visitors to give their opinions, feedback, and maybe even friendly remarks. However, there may be instances in which we would like to disable comments on parts or maybe even the whole site. These may be because the comments are self-promotional, spam, or even… Read More »How To Disable WordPress Comments

How To Change And Add WordPress Fonts

Introduction When it comes to websites, design is very important. Good design, aside from looking nice, also enhances user experience. One very important factor when it comes to web design is font. Fonts serve as a visual cue as to what a content is about and they also affect how the content is evaluated. This is very important, if your WordPress site, for instance, will be used for fund-raising campaigns.… Read More »How To Change And Add WordPress Fonts

How To Clear The WordPress Cache

Introduction When you run a website, you want it to run fast. Sluggish websites are always a no-go. One way this can be done is through caching. Caching works by storing the contents of a website and storing them some place so that they can be retrieved and used. This serves as an alternative to requesting the contents of a website whenever it is accessed through a web browser. As… Read More »How To Clear The WordPress Cache

How To Duplicate WordPress Pages

Introduction Throughout the time that a user a work with WordPress, they may find that that might need to clone a post or a page. They may, for instance, want to reuse the existing content as a template for future articles. In other situations users may find that they might need to build on top of existing content so that they do nor have to start from scratch. In scenarios… Read More »How To Duplicate WordPress Pages

Tutorial: How to use WordPress Code Snippets … and which are the most useful!

Introduction The functionality of WordPress can be extended through the use of plugins. It can also be extended by editing the functions.php file of the theme that the WordPress site is using. But what if we just need to add a an enhancement that only does a single thing? A possible answer is to create a site-specific plugin. However, a problem arises. What if we need to add another small… Read More »Tutorial: How to use WordPress Code Snippets … and which are the most useful!

Tutorial: An Introduction to WordPress Categories – Organize Your Content

Introduction Blogs that are just starting out typically consist of a few posts. Because they don’t have much content, it is not difficult to look for a post. If a user needs to view something, they can just navigate and look for what they need to view. The opposite is true, however, for a site that has a lot of content. In particular, it can be difficult to navigate or… Read More »Tutorial: An Introduction to WordPress Categories – Organize Your Content

Tutorial: Creating WordPress Plugins – Step by Step

Introduction WordPress is a very popular blogging platform. But that’s not all it’s good for. It can also function as an portfolio, business site, or e-commerce store. However the WordPress Core isn’t enough for WordPress to function like these. Instead, users need to extend WordPress’s functionality. How? The answer is through plugins? Plugins are essentially a collection of files that add to how WordPress functions. There are many kinds of… Read More »Tutorial: Creating WordPress Plugins – Step by Step

Creating A WordPress Theme – Step by Step Guide

Introduction If WordPress users need to change the appearance of their sites, they can easily do so. All they need to do is go to the admin dashboard, proceed to the themes page, and then choose a theme that suits them. If they can’t find the theme they need, they can purchase a theme or maybe get a developer to develop it for them. There is, however, another option, especially… Read More »Creating A WordPress Theme – Step by Step Guide

Adding Links in WordPress – Step by Step

Introduction Links are references to a URL. By clicking on a link, we can access the URL’s contents. Links may point to a file or more commonly, to a page on a website. Links are used because they make accessing and navigating websites easy. In this tutorial, we will be learning different ways to add links to a WordPress site. There are many so if you need to add a… Read More »Adding Links in WordPress – Step by Step

Using WordPress Sitemaps – Step by Step

Introduction A sitemap is a list of URL links of all the pages of a website. There are two kinds of sitemaps – XML sitemaps and HTML sitemaps. XML sitemaps are used by web crawlers (usually by search engine bots) to index sites and search for content. HTML sitemaps, on the other hand, are used by people to navigate the contents of a webite. Both are important. In this tutorial,… Read More »Using WordPress Sitemaps – Step by Step

Resetting WordPress Sites – Step by Step

Introduction It doesn’t always happen, but you may need to reset your WordPress site. This could be due to troubleshooting, testing, or development reasons. Resetting your WordPress site restores it to its default state – no posts, pages or categories, no activated plugins or themes. There are many ways to reset a WordPress site. One way to do that is to reinstall WordPress from scratch. However, there are other ways… Read More »Resetting WordPress Sites – Step by Step

Using WordPress Forms – Step by Step

Introduction Most sites require data from users – names, addresses, etc. Users provide the data mostly through forms. There are many types of forms – Contact Forms, Payment Forms, Login Forms, even Feedback Forms. These forms store the data on a database. When needed the information may be retrieved, edited or deleted. Without forms, users would not be able to provide the easily. They may have to directly contact a… Read More »Using WordPress Forms – Step by Step

Creating, Deleting and Modifying WordPress Navigation Menus – Step by Step

Introduction A typical WordPress site is made up of posts and pages. To access these, a user can enter their URL into a browser’s address bar and then hit ENTER. This make work if a site has little content. It wouldn’t be that difficult to remember all those addresses after all. But what happens when a site has a lot of content? It becomes tedious to keep track of the… Read More »Creating, Deleting and Modifying WordPress Navigation Menus – Step by Step

phpMyAdmin WordPress Database Management – Step by Step

Introduction All WordPress installations require a database. A database is a structured form of data that can be stored and retrieved. There are many kinds of databases -remote, NoSQL, and relational among others. Each kind has its own characteristics. Each kind has its own advantages and disadvantages. WordPress uses a relational database. In this type of database, data is stored into tables. These tables can be queried to retrieve data.… Read More »phpMyAdmin WordPress Database Management – Step by Step