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.

How to Add Subtitles to WordPress Posts

Titles, of course, attract a lot of attention. If you feel you need a little extra time for your title, you might try using subtitles. If styled appropriately, they just might grab some more of your visitor’s “title attention time.”

While you could add subtitles to WordPress in a very manual way, as usual, there’s a plugin for you that will make the job easier.
Secondary Title Plugin
A plugin you can use for this job is called Secondary Title.

Once activated, you will see a new box in your write/edit screen to insert  your subtitle into.

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How To Build A Mobile WordPress Theme, And Why You Should

There are 5 reasons why you need to build a theme specifically for visitors to your WordPress site. And already having a responsive theme is one of them.

Truth is that most responsive themes provide a second-rate mobile experience and as mobile becomes the dominant device for accessing the web, your traffic is going to suffer.

Whilst you can get plugins that will help you create a mobile theme, let me show you how to take complete control of your visitor’s mobile experience by building your very own custom mobile theme.

Four screenshots of the mobile theme running on an iPhone

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Top 20+ Must-Read Tutorials for Mastering WordPress

WordPress offers limitless opportunities to those who want to roll up their sleeves and put in some effort.

As a blogging platform and CMS, it’s easy to learn. You can use the software, along with themes and plugins, to create and customize your own website.

For developers, WordPress has a low barrier to entry, so if you’re good with code you can create your own plugins and themes, and even start your own WordPress business.

Mastering WordPress does take some time and patience, but resources are aplenty.

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Go Semantic For More Responsive And Flexible WordPress Images and Embeds

Quite a chunk of the HTML output of your WordPress site comes not from your theme but from the bowels of the WordPress core.

A combination of WordPress’ age and a necessary requirement for backwards compatibility, some of that markup is decidedly old-fashioned.

If you want truly responsive and flexible images and embeds, you need to get modern and semantic.

Tag cloud of image related markup

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How to Easily Export Email Addresses from a WordPress Site

There are a number of reasons why you might want to export the email addresses of users on your site.

Maybe you had a newsletter or subscription service that you’re moving to an offsite provider. Or maybe you just need to import the address into a different plugin or piece of software.

WordPress doesn’t exactly make it easy to extract the email addresses of users on your site out of the box, but there’s a plugin that will let you do the trick very easily.

 
Plugin for Exporting Emails
At least one plugin you can use for this job is called Export Emails.

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5 Simple .htaccess Tips to Tighten Your Site’s Security

The .htaccess (short for “Hypertext Access”) file in your site’s directory is a configuration file you can use to override the settings on your web server. With the right commands, you can enable/disable extra functionality and features to protect your site from spammers, hackers and other threats.

Some of these features include basic redirects, locking outside access to particular files, or more advanced functions such as content password protection or preventing image hotlinking.

In this post, we’ll look at a few simple changes you can make to your .htaccess file to boost the security of your site.

Editing .htaccess

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How To Go Horizontal With Your WordPress Content

It’s a curious thing but whilst WordPress themes largely continue to revolve around the tried and trusted methods of delivering content and a reading experience, it’s the app makers that are pushing the boundaries.

Horizontal scrolling as an approach is pretty much shunned by WordPress theme developers, and yet is being embraced as a storytelling technique particularly on tablets.

So, let’s take a leaf out of the tablet and look at how to bring horizontal scrolling content to your WordPress content.

Screenshots from a tablet with sample horizontal content

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