How to Begin Creating a WordPress Plugin

Creating a plugin extends the power of WordPress. Follow along with this tutorial for a quick beginner’s course on how to begin the process of creating a custom plugin. In this tutorial, you will be introduced to: Why creating a custom plugin is a better choice over modifying core theme, plugin, and WordPress files. Why […]

How to Fix: WordPress Site not Working on Localhost After Port Change

If you have installed WordPress on localhost (example: using XAMPP) and then later you need to change the Apache’s HTTP port number, you will find that the existing WordPress installs will stop loading. It will auto redirect to the URL with the old port number and fail to load. Trying to load the WordPress install […]

How to Get the Image URL from the WordPress Media Library

Many tools, widgets, themes, and plugins for WordPress often ask for an image URL during the configuration steps. Follow along to see how to get the Image URL so you can use it in the configuration. In this tutorial, you will learn: How to upload an image to the WordPress Media Library. How to get […]

Simple Table of Contents (ToC) Using Pure HTML and CSS Code

For one of my blogs, I needed a simple and clean Table of Contents (ToC) implementation that uses pure HTML and CSS only (no plugins or JavaScripts). I can then manually add the ToC into any page where I want to show it. This method has the benefit of not having to load any JS […]

Add a Status Text Next to Your WordPress Post Title

In this tutorial I will show you how you can add a status text next to the post title based on a condition. There are two different ways you can handle this: Show the status text dynamically when WordPress is rendering the post title. Update the post title text in the wp_posts database table using a […]

How to Create a Custom Post Type for Affiliate Links

Depending on the type of web site that you are creating, and the desired content structure, it’s sometimes very powerful to create custom post types with custom fields. Some of the time, you may want 100% control over the fields for your custom post type. At a minimum, you may want to keep the post […]

How to Add Google Analytics to WordPress

Adding Google Analytics to WordPress is a painless process. There are numerous ways to do it. Today, we will follow some simple steps to get it added. There is a plugin in the WordPress Plugin Repository that allows us to not only add the Google Analytics code, but load it in such a way that […]

How to Add Your Site to Google Search Console

Adding your web site to the Google Search Console, formerly called Google Webmaster Tools, will allow you to monitor your site’s performance in Google Search results. You can also see how Google sees your site, including your site’s relevance for Rich Cards and Accelerated Mobile Pages. In this tutorial, you will see: How to setup […]

How to Include Recipes in WordPress Posts

In this video tutorial, you will learn: How to install and activate the JetPack plugin. How to activate JetPack’s Recipes shortcode. How to find the Image URLs from the WordPress Media Library to be used within your recipe. How to use the Recipes Shortcode to easily add search engine friendly Rich Recipes with Print Buttons […]

How to Backup the WordPress Database

In this tutorial, you will learn: How to create a manual backup of the WordPress Database at any time. How to turn on automatic database backups. Resources discussed in the video: All In One WP Security & Firewall Plugin The All In One WP Security & Firewall plugin is simple to use for backing up […]