WordPress Tutorials

In this category you’ll find all sorts of WordPress tutorials, large and small, simple and complex. One of the great things about WordPress is that it’s relatively simple, but you still have to know how to do things. In this section, we aim to help you out there. Our readers range from beginners to experts, and so we try to covert that gamut with our tutorials as well. For example, a post more toward the beginner end of the scale would be How to Add Google Analytics to WordPress in Three Simple Steps. Another would be How to Upgrade a WordPress Theme.  An example of a little more advanced tutorial might be How to Widgetize a Page, Post, Header or Any Other Template in WordPress. And even further up the scale would be Install WordPress Locally on Windows with Xampp and DIY Truly Responsive Images on Your WordPress Website.

Support Your Clients With White Label Videos and Awesome Tutorials

Did you know we have dozens of continuously updated, high quality white label video user manuals for WordPress?

We’ve also got a comprehensive YouTube channel featuring 180+ videos on how to use our plugins, and topics such as installing WordPress, how to beef up your security and choosing the right web host.

Providing support for clients with little to no experience with WordPress can be a costly exercise, both in time and money. Who’s got time for hand holding?

White label videos

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How To Highlight New Content For Returning Visitors

The What’s New or What’s Hot page was an early web essential for showing visitors the latest content for a website.

Those pages have all but disappeared but there’s still merit in the idea of telling visitors what has been published since their last visit.

In this WordPress Weekend Project, let’s mix nostalgia with sophistication and highlight new content for returning visitors.

Get nostalgic and show your visitors what's new

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Embed Tweets, YouTube Videos, and More into Text Widgets with a URL

In a WordPress post, you can simply place the URL from a YouTube video or tweet into your editor, and the video or tweet will automatically be embedded.

You can also do this with media from a number of other sites such as Flickr and Vimeo and Slideshare. (See the entire list here.)

Trying to do that in a text widget, however, doesn’t work.

But there’s a way around that.
Code Snippet for Embeds in Text Widgets
As you’ll be changing your theme for solution, you should probably consider either creating a child theme or making your own simple plugin to use.

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Setting an Animated GIF as a Featured Image in WordPress

If you’ve ever tried to set an animated gif as a featured image in WordPress, you’ve probably discovered that you can’t.

The reason why is pretty simple. Your theme grabs a resized version of the featured image you upload. And in the case of an animated gif, that means it’s not grabbing the original gif image, and so you end up with a static image.

The Solution

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The Best 7 Free WordPress Audio Player Plugins

Maybe you’re a musician looking to sell your music. Or maybe you’re a podcaster looking to engage your audience in interesting topics. Or maybe you’re a modern day storyteller turning to cutting edge audio techniques to tell your stories.

Whatever your relationship with audio, you’re going to need an audio player to broadcast your work to the world.

Below we look at 7 free WordPress audio players and see what they have to offer.

Don’t forget to check out the ratings at the end.

Comparison of Features

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How To Learn WordPress in a Week (For Free!)

Thanks to the low barrier to using and working with WordPress, anyone with an idea and time to spare can develop a product or service on top of WordPress and start a business. In fact, many of our members are already doing that.

Whether you’re working full-time and juggling family, social and volunteer commitments, mastering WordPress is within your reach – and there are so many resources available for free that if you do have time you have absolutely no excuse!

Abacus

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Put Your WordPress Related Posts on Steroids & Boost User Engagement

Greater user engagement should be at least one of the goals you have for your site. Not only will more engagement help you with SEO, but more importantly, it will build a stronger relationship with your visitors.

If visitors are checking out more of your content, it’s a sign that they’re interested.

Of course you need interesting and relevant content. And many sites have that. But one thing they often lack is a successful strategy to help users find more content that will be of interest to them.

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How To Ease The Load Of Sending Email From WordPress

Your WordPress site can generate a lot of email especially if you use a newsletter plugin or provide your visitors with new post notifications and this looms large as a potential problem as your traffic increases.

In this Weekend WordPress Project, we’ll find out how to address these potential problems in less than 15 minutes by outsourcing your site’s email to Mailchimp’s transactional email service, Mandrill.

Take a load off your WordPress hosting, outsource your email

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