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How To Embed YouTube Videos to WordPress

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Introduction Most WordPress Posts are text and image heavy. And for a lot of purposes -like blogging, this is fine, But did you know that you can also embed YouTube videos on your Posts/Pages too? Embedding YouTube videos can enhance your site. For instance, if you’re using WordPress as a blogging platform, you may decide to post videos related to the content of your blog post. In another instance, if… 

How To Add Google Analytics to WordPress

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Introduction If you’re trying to increase the traffic on your WordPress site, you can’t ignore analytics. Among other things, you will need this data to know more about your site’s visitors, which pages they frequently visit and when they visit. Thankfully, there is a free and easy to use service available that can help you out with this – Google Analytics. The service collects data from Life Cycle, Users and… 

How to Edit the WordPress Header

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Introduction Your site’s WordPress header is really important. It is the first thing your visitors will see and more importantly. It is also where we can insert scripts and code to enhance and extend the site’s capabilities and features. Given this, we might find that we need to edit the header of the WordPress site. As we will learn this easy to do. In this tutorial, we will learn how… 

How to Backup a WordPress Site

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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… 

How To Disable WordPress Comments

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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… 

How To Change And Add WordPress Fonts

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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.… 

How To Clear The WordPress Cache

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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… 

How To Duplicate WordPress Pages

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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… 

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

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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… 

Tutorial: An Introduction to WordPress Categories – Organize Your Content

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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… 

Tutorial: Creating WordPress Plugins – Step by Step

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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… 

Creating A WordPress Theme – Step by Step Guide

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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… 

Adding Links in WordPress – Step by Step

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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… 

Using WordPress Sitemaps – Step by Step

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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,… 

Resetting WordPress Sites – Step by Step

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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…