Tag Archives: How To

Ever wondered how to do just that – well, this section is just for you!


How To – Create WordPress Themes That Sell

Considering the fact that WordPress is the most popular Content Management System out there and serves many users, it’s no wonder that developers feel encouraged and motivated to create themes for WordPress. After all, the gigantic size of the WordPress’ user base simply means that themes created for WordPress are likely to be used by […]


How To – Enter the World of BuddyPress: Tips And Resources

WordPress is quite possibly the most widely used open source CMS with thousands of free themes and plugins. Fans of the software have most likely heard of the infamous BuddyPress plugin for WordPress sites. You can extend the functionality to include user profile pages, private messaging, and even user discussion forums. BuddyPress is almost a […]


How To – Get More Attention With “Blog Stage”

As bloggers and content creators we have a lot to share. Your blog is a platform. But do you ever feel like no one is reading? Yet when you look at your Google Analytics account you see plenty of traffic. So, what’s going on? Sadly, the traditional positions of blog post and sidebars aren’t as […]


How To – Enable Tags in WordPress Pages

Tags have been supported in WordPress since version 2.3 was released in 2007. When used well, they can be a more effective form of navigation than categories or menus. But why has it never been possible to tag WordPress pages? Fortunately, WordPress provides the tools to help us enable tags in pages and any other […]


How To – Quickly and Easily Increase WordPress Security

Sometimes you encounter a tip which is so simple you can’t believe you didn’t know about it before. If you’re running WordPress, you’ll have defined a wp-config.php file which contains essential settings such as the MySQL database host, name, user and password. It normally sits in the location where WordPress was installed — in most […]


How To – Make Your WordPress Site More Accessible

Most of the time, my writing focuses on search engine optimization techniques. So, why would I write about accessibility in WordPress? Because, to a large extent, optimizing a site for search engines and optimizing a site for disability access amount to much the same thing. The same techniques that allow search robots to index a […]


How To – Spice Up your Comments With WordPress Snippets

First the phrase was “there’s an app for that”. Now, the prevailing sentiment is “there’s a plugin for that” — which isn’t always a good thing. Many of the customizations you envision for your WordPress comments section can easily be made in your theme files, so you can get the polished comments section you want […]


How To – Make Your Site Mobile-Friendly

The mobile web is growing exponentially. If your website doesn’t support mobile phones and tablets now, you can guarantee it’ll become increasingly important over the coming years. But what if you own one of the 13 million sites running on WordPress? I recently required a plugin which: worked on WordPress 3.1 could be used without […]


How To – Get the Most Out of the WordPress Ping System

You’ve created a massive site using WordPress—but all in pages, not posts. Should you be worried for your continued SEO happiness? In other words, does WordPress ping when you create a page, or just a post? And for that matter, do page/post edits send out a ping? Let’s dig into WordPress and find out. Ping, […]


How To – Manage Multiple Sites with WordPress Network

Here you are, a web developer currently working on several different WordPress sites at varying stages of development. They’re all in different directories on your domain so clients can have a look and see how they’re coming along. Out of nowhere, a major new WordPress version is released, and the Genesis framework you’re using to […]