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.

Allowing Temporary Access to Premium Content with WordPress

Software developers have done it for a long time now – for a limited time offered their services or products for free.

But that model wouldn’t seem to make sense for premium content, would it?  If you always offered your content for free for a limited time, it would seem that all someone would need to do is to check it out right after it was published.

And that’s true. That’s all they would need to do.

And yet this model has worked for some. One site that currently employs this strategy is the very successful entrepreneur interview site Mixergy.

Give access to premium content then shut it off with a pay wall.

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How To Build A Premium Content Site Using WordPress

From magazines and newspapers to bloggers, virtually every publisher aspires to make money from their content.

Creating a premium content site using WordPress is actually relatively straight-forward but there’s a lot to consider before you start building your site.

In this article we’ll look at how to approach creating and maintaining a premium content site and look at several potential technical implementations.

Subscriptions are now a common sight on the world's major publisher's websites

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How to Safely Move Your WordPress Site (Without Losing Anything!)

Moving WordPress can seem like a challenging task and one easily placed in the too-hard basket.

The WordPress Codex offers a detailed guide, though it’s confusing at best and doesn’t offer an easy guide.

Whether you’re tired of your current web host and want to move to a new one, or you want to just move your site to the root directory of your domain, migrations doesn’t have to be a headache – and you don’t have to fear making a mistake and blowing up your site.

In this step-by-step guide I’ll cover two common scenarios:

Moving boxes

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How to Split WordPress Posts into Multiple Pages

If you publish long posts on your site, it can be tedious for your readers to scroll and scroll through heavy chunks of text.

An easy way to break up your words is by splitting your posts into multiple pages.

Splitting pages is also an easy way to make it easier for readers to consume your content while increasing page views on your site.

In today’s Weekend WordPress Post, I’ll show you how to split your WordPress posts.

Split posts

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WordPress + MailChimp: Going Beyond Subscribe Forms

Over 5 million users rely on MailChimp to deliver their email marketing campaigns and undoubtedly that number includes a good many WordPress users. Perhaps you are one of them.

If, like most WordPress and MailChimp integrations, yours starts and stops with the subscription form widget then you are missing out.

In this article, I’ll show you how you can use MailChimp for everything from automated new post notifications to complete outsourcing of every WordPress-generated email.

MailChimp logo alongside WordPress logo

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Build Your Own Custom WordPress Search

The WordPress search function is much maligned and there are numerous plugins available to add enhancements but they don’t always provide what you want, especially if you are trying to build a secondary search engine that has specific requirements.

In this article, we’ll look at how easy it is to build your own custom WordPress search and discover some surprising WordPress search secrets on the way.

Pimp your WordPress search!

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Building a Magazine Style Homepage for a Multisite Network

Multisite network homepages often look messy, robotic, and unattended to. They’re often littered with anonymous avatars, title links for spam or test posts, and excerpts that look as if they were written in a language that doesn’t even exist.

Wouldn’t it be better if you had a homepage for your network that looked like a bright, shiny, well-edited magazine?

That’s what we’ll be aiming for in this post.

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