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In this video tutorial I will show you how you can customize the style of your WordPress site easily using a FireFox addon called Firebug. You can do the same thing using Google Chrome's inspector tool too. I will do this by walking you through a live example in which I will make a selection of … [Read more...] about How to Use Firebug to Modify Your WordPress Site’s CSS (Video Tutorial)
The new and improved edition of WordPress will be version 3.3 which is due for official release in November and it contains some exciting new features and improvements. In this post we will highlight some of these changes. Cosmetic Improvements 1. Refined Admin Menu bar The admin bar has been … [Read more...] about What’s New in the Upcoming WordPress 3.3 Release?
The default search function for WordPress isn't horrible, especially when you are running a blog where you desire someone to search just the post title and post content. While it's not phrase or exact match by default, you could realistically make some modifications to the search form to allow for … [Read more...] about How to Add Google Custom Search to WordPress (Video Tutorial)
Site speed is becoming more important to track and improve on since the search engines are using site speed in the ranking algorithm. A few readers have requested us to write a simple tutorial on how they can track their site speed easily. Here is a quick tutorial showing how you can use your Google … [Read more...] about How to Use Google Analytics to Track Your WordPress Site Speed
The upcoming WordPress 3.2 release has moved from beta to release candidate (RC) which means the final release is just around the corner. You can download and install the WP3.2 release candidate (RC1) and install it on your test server to test and make sure that the plugins and themes that you use … [Read more...] about Important Things You Should Know About the Upcoming WordPress 3.2 Release
I get asked a lot of questions on how to import or export data to or from a particular WordPress database table on a regular basis. For example: How can I export all my products details from a particular WordPress plugin to a CSV file? How can I bulk change data in some table? How can I … [Read more...] about How to Easily Import or Export any of Your WordPress Database Table Content
You are probably using a WordPress Google Analytics plugin to track your page visits and other traffic related statistics already but what if you wanted to track how many times a particular button or link gets clicked? You can use Google Analytics event tracking to get more insights into the … [Read more...] about How to Track Google Analytics Events from Your WordPress Site
I see many WordPress users mixing up the roles of a WordPress plugin with a theme (kind of like mixing business with pleasure) on a regular basis without knowing what they are doing. If you don't know why WordPress invented the concept of plugins and themes, then this article is for … [Read more...] about WordPress System Integration 101
Reading this article may end up saving your site from getting hacked. This Tips and Tricks HQ blog gets so many queries on the term “Free eStore Download”, "Free WordPress eMember" and many similar terms from bloggers not wanting to pay for the WP eStore or the WP eMember plugin. I am pretty sure … [Read more...] about Free Premium Plugin and Theme Downloaders – Beware!