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How to Fix WordPress FeedBurner Feeds Not Updating

   In the past we have shown you how to setup FeedBurner for your WordPress site. Recently we had an issue here at WPBeginner where our Feedburner feed was not updating. We published a post 8 hours ago, and our feed was still not updated. After some tinkering around and research, we managed to find […]

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Pasting Snippets from the Web into WordPress

Time to time, we share tutorials on WPBeginner that involves users adding code snippets to their theme’s functions.php file. While this process is fairly easy for those who know how PHP works, it seems a bit tedious for new users. Often beginners want to accomplish the final result of the tutorial, but they lack the […]

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How-To Create a Site-Specific WordPress Plugin

While creating the WPBeginner re-design, we saw a huge mistake that we made in our old site. All of our extra functionality that we added overtime was added in our old theme’s functions.php file. This not only caused our functions.php file to be super bloated, but it also increased the chance of error every time […]

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Crop, Rotate, Scale, and Flip Images in WordPress

Did you know that you can do the basic image editing in the WordPress backend? What do we mean by basic? Well simply cropping, rotating, scaling image sizes, and flipping the vertically or horizontally. When using WordPress for micro-blogging or when writing a quick post on the go, you will often find yourself limited to […]

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15 Most Frequently Asked Questions About WordPress

WPBeginner has been helping WordPress beginners since 2009. Over these past years, we have received all levels of questions (some beginner, some advanced). Overtime some questions have been asked over and over again. In this article, we will share most frequently asked questions by WordPress Beginners with answers. 1. I don’t see the Plugins Menu […]

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Trackbacks and Pingbacks in WordPress

  Recently while viewing our Facebook page, we saw one of our users asked a question that we thought we had covered. Unfortunately, we never did. The question was about trackbacks/pingbacks. Here is the question: “Do you have an article or explanation about moderating pingbacks? I get notifications that I have them sometimes on my […]

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Email Newsletter 101 for your WordPress Blog

We have been getting a lot of request to write a detailed tutorial that shows how to add an email newsletter to your WordPress blog. So in this article, we attempt to cover every aspect of email newsletters and WordPress for beginners. This includes the very basics to advanced tricks, recommended services & plugins, secret […]

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Create Your Own Customized Short URL for Your Blog

With social media sharing on a rise, we are seeing more and more attempts for branding. This branding starts from a custom twitter background, facebook welcome page, but it does not stop there. While most of us were sharing generic ow.ly, and other URL shortners, top brands like New York Times, TechCrunch, BuySellAds, and others […]

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Hiding Your Posts from Some Users in WordPress

  Because WordPress is a publishing platform, there are options for content visibility that most beginners overlook. Have you ever thought about creating a blog post that you don’t want everyone to read? Maybe just for family members or close friends? Or maybe just very special group of your users? Well, in this post we […]

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Customizing WordPress Admin Area (Dashboard)

Have you ever felt that your WordPress dashboard has additional clutter that you do not want. Sometimes added by additional themes, plugins, or maybe you don’t like one of the default widgets. Well in this article, we will share how just a beginner can customize their WordPress admin area to look the way they want […]

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Adding Verification Codes to Your WordPress RSS Feed

Often when WordPress bloggers signup for third party publisher accounts such as Digg and others, they are required to verify ownership. Most services offer multiple options of verification such as adding meta tags to the header, uploading a blank file, and adding content to the RSS feed. This article will use Digg.com as an example […]