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Beginners experiences on converting my graphic design skills and static page layout skills to a full content management system, starting with wordpress ….

 

22 Best WordPress Themes for Recipe Blogs

Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for your recipe blog? Traditional blog themes lack the imagery needed to make your recipes stand out. In this article, we will show you the best WordPress themes for recipe blogs that you can try right away. Making a Recipe Blog with WordPress WordPress is the most easy to use website builder in the market. It is perfect for sharing recipes and creating engaging food related websites ...

How to Accept Bitcoin Payments in WordPress

Do you want to accept Bitcoin payments in WordPress? Bitcoin makes it super easy to accept online payments from anywhere in the world. In this article, we will show you how to easily accept Bitcoin payments in WordPress. Why Accept Bitcoin Payments in WordPress? WordPress allows you to build an ecommerce store in minutes using WooCommerce or other ecommerce plugins for WordPress. These platforms allow you to accept payments online using PayPal, Stripe, 2Checkout, and ...

How to Add Load More Posts Button in WordPress

Do you want to add a load more posts button in WordPress? Many popular platforms allow users to load more posts when they reach to the bottom of the page. In this article, we will show you how to easily add a load more posts button in WordPress. When and Why Add Load More Posts Button in WordPress Keeping your users engaged with the content helps you get more views and ultimately more subscribers. Many ...

Dynamic Waveform Visualizations with wavesurfer.js

Waveform images are an awesome addition to boring audio widgets.  They can be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing, allowing users to navigate audio visually.  I recently found wavesurfer.js, an amazing waveform image utility that uses to Web Audio API to create super customizable waveform visualizations that take only a minute to implement. Start by including wavesurfer.js in your page: <script src="//cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/wavesurfer.js/1.4.0/wavesurfer.min.js"></script> Create an instance of WaveSurfer, passing the element's selector and other configuration options: ...
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How to Allow Users to Delete their WordPress Accounts

Do you want to allow users to delete their own WordPress accounts? If you allow user registration on your WordPress site, and a user does not want to keep their account anymore, then they will have to manually ask you to delete their account. In this article, we will show you how to allow users to delete their WordPress account from their account area. Why Allow Users to Unregister Themselves in WordPress? Many WordPress websites ...

Faster PR Pulls with Git Aliases

I love the traditional GitHub workflow of receive pull request, pull down pull request to test, and merge the pull request.  GitHub makes the first and the third steps easy but pulling down pull requests from new contributors requires some boilerplate work that annoys me... ...namely navigating to their fork and copying the fork address so that I can do: git pull https://github.com/some-new-user/repo.git branch-name And since you don't know if the author will be contributing ...
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How to Add Click to Load for GIFs in WordPress

Do you want to add a click to load GIF player on your WordPress website? Animated GIF images take longer to load which affects page speed and user experience. That’s why many popular blogging platforms don’t auto-load GIFs in their apps. In this article, we will show you how you can easily add click to load for GIFs in WordPress. Why Add Click to Load for GIFs in WordPress? If you often add animated GIF ...

Confessions of a Web Developer XVI

Facebook Sliders With Mootools and CSS One of the great parts of being a developer that uses Facebook is that I can get some great ideas for progressive website enhancement. Facebook incorporates many advanced JavaScript and AJAX features: photo loads by left and right arrow, dropdown menus, modal windows, and ...
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21 Best Wedding WordPress Themes

Are you looking for a wedding themes for your WordPress site? For wedding websites, you need a theme that can showcase the best moments of the event. In this article, we have picked some of the best WordPress wedding themes that you can use. Making a Wedding Website with WordPress WordPress is a popular choice to build family blogs, events, and wedding websites. Mainly because it is so easy to use and manage. There are ...

Cloudinary Launches a Complete Video Solution

Over the past year I've shown you how amazing Cloudinary is for media delivery, optimization, image filters and transformations, Vue and React; whatever the task, Cloudinary has you covered.  Today I'm happy to share that Cloudinary has a massive new feature announcement:  a complete video solution. Cloudinary's video solution boasts: An end-to-end video management solution that enables developers to simplify the workflow for using videos on web and mobile applications. The integrated API that supports the ...
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How to Appear in Google Answer Boxes with Your WordPress Site

Do you want your articles to appear in Google answer boxes? Answer boxes are Google’s push to answer questions directly on the search results page. In this article, we will explain how to appear in Google Answer Boxes for WordPress users. What is a Google Answer Box? Google Answer box is part of Google’s Knowledge graph. It is an algorithm that tries to answer user’s questions right on the search page. It uses carousels, side ...

Evolution of WordPress User Interface (2003 – 2017)

WordPress user interface has evolved steadily since its first release in 2003. WordPress started out as a simple blogging platform and has now matured into a full-fledged CMS platform. In this article, we will take you to back in time to show the different stages in the evolution of WordPress user interface since 2003 until now. The Beginnings of WordPress WordPress started out in 2003. Mainly because the development on an already popular blogging software ...

How to Prevent Authors From Deleting Posts in WordPress

By default, users with the author user role can delete their own posts, even when these posts are already published. If you run a multi-author blog, then you may want to stop authors from deleting their own posts specially once it’s published. In this article, we will show you how to easily prevent authors from deleting their own posts in WordPress. Why Prevent Authors From Deleting Their Own Posts in WordPress WordPress comes with a ...

Create a Password Protected ZIP

Have you ever wanted to put very basic security (a passphrase) on a file?  You can do so if you ZIP the file -- let's have a look at how you can password-protect a ZIP file! Creating a password protected ZIP file from command line is done so via the following command: # zip -er {file name to be created} {source directory or file} zip -er my-generated-file.zip source-file.rtf When someone tries to unzip the file, ...
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How to Turn Off PHP Errors in WordPress

Recently one of our readers asked how to turn off PHP errors in WordPress? PHP warnings and notices help developers debug issues with their code. However it looks extremely unprofessional when they are visible to all your website visitors. In this article, we will show you how to easily turn off PHP errors in WordPress. Why and When You Should Turn Off PHP Errors in WordPress? PHP errors that you can see on your WordPress ...

Excellent Resources for Web Professionals (Sponsored)

All web professionals, including web designers and developers, are looking every moment for ways to get the projects done faster, to respect deadlines, to deliver excellent quality and finally to have happy customers. This showcase is about excellent resources that will help you all achieve these results. You will find one of the best logo design services in the world, so your company will benefit by having a unique image; iGenApps will get your ideas ...
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7 PayPal Alternatives for Freelancers to Collect Payments in WordPress

Are you looking for PayPal alternatives for freelancers to collect payments in WordPress? PayPal is one of the easiest platforms to collect payments on your website. However, it is not available in all countries and not all of your clients may want to use it. In this article, we will share some of the best PayPal alternatives for freelancers to collect payments in WordPress. Why Look for PayPal Alternatives to Accept Online Payments PayPal has ...

Fix git After High Sierra Upgrade

Every major operating system upgrade is a grand adventure.  No matter the vendor or how vanilla you keep your system:  stuff is going to break.  This was very much the case with git when I upgraded my MacBook Pro to High Sierra. After the upgrade I tried to pull down a git branch and received the following cryptic error: xcrun: error: invalid active developer path (/Library/Developer/CommandLineTools), missing xcrun at: /Library/Developer/CommandLineTools/usr/bin/xcrun Every OS upgrade is interesting ...
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How to Style WordPress Navigation Menus

Do you want to style your WordPress navigation menus to change their colors or appearance? While your WordPress theme handles the appearance of your navigation menus, you can easily customize it using CSS to meet your requirements. In this article, we will show you how to style the WordPress navigation menus on your site. We will be showing two different methods. The first method is for beginners because it uses a plugin and does not ...

Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2017 WordPress Deals – Big Savings

Are you looking for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on your favorite WordPress products. These next few days are the perfect time to buy premium WordPress plugins, themes, hosting, and other web tools to grow your business. To help you find the best deals, we have listed the best WordPress Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for 2017. Some of these are exclusive just for WPBeginner readers. Note: These offers are for ...
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