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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 ….

 

How to Add a New Post in WordPress and Utilize all the Features

Are you trying to create a new post in WordPress? Do you want to learn about all the WordPress post features you see on your screen? While some may think that adding a new WordPress post is quite self-explanatory, many beginners find the interface a bit overwhelming. Not to mention, sometimes even the more savvy users are surprised to find the hidden gems on the post edit screen. In this beginner’s guide, we will walk ...

Cover Image vs. Featured Image in WordPress Block Editor (Beginner’s Guide)

WordPress 5.0 was released with the brand new Gutenberg block editor and a host of cool features. One of them is the Cover block, which lets you add cover images to your posts and pages. This feature has confused some users because it may seem similar to the Featured Image option which has been in WordPress since WordPress 2.9. In this article, we’ll explain the differences between cover image vs. featured image in WordPress block ...

Amazing User Agent API with userstack

We do our best to design and code websites so that they look and perform the way they should regardless of device or browser, but the truth is we sometimes we need to code for specific device, browser, or crawler. Whether it's a quick hack or a simply wanting to display different content for a given device, you eventually need that information. apilayer has created an amazing api, userstack, to help you! Quick Hits All ...
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How to Move WordPress From Local Server to Live Site (2 Methods)

One way to speed up your website development is to build your website locally on your own computer using a software like WAMP (for Windows) or MAMP (for Mac). Once you’re finished perfecting your website, the next step is to move it from your computer to a live site and share your creation with the world. In this article, we will show you how to easily move WordPress from local server to a live site ...

JavaScript Labels

No matter how long you've been a JavaScript developer, there will always be language features that you didn't know about until you saw them in a fringe piece of code. Your reaction generally is a bit like: One of those features I see developers quizically trying to figure out is JavaScript labels, which allow you to manage break and continue with JavaScript loops. Let's have a look at them! The basic format of a loop ...
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How to Import / Export Your WordPress Gutenberg Blocks (2 Steps)

Did you know that the new WordPress block editor aka Gutenberg allows you to save your custom content blocks and export them to use on your other WordPress sites. This little-known feature is extremely useful and can you save you a lot of time specially if you’re building websites for clients. In this article, we’ll show you how to easily export your WordPress Gutenberg blocks and import them to use on other sites. Reusable Gutenberg ...

7 Best Email Marketing Services for Small Business (2019)

Is email marketing a priority for your business in 2019? Are you looking for the best email marketing software? Choosing the right email marketing service can have a significant impact on the success of your marketing campaign. In this article, we will review the 7 best email marketing services for small businesses. Why Choosing The Best Email Marketing Service is Important? Email marketing is one of the most cost-effective marketing tools for small businesses. According ...

Colorized Brackets for IDE

Coders treat their text editors and IDE's like fragile beings, and for good reason: we spend a ton of time in them and having our tweaks and extensions can make us incredibly productive for our personal workflows. I always love hearing about what extensions and workflows other developers use to see if I can put them to my own use. That's why @Souvir may have changed my life with this tweet: You NEED multi colorized ...
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How to Move WordPress to a New Host or Server With No Downtime

Are you planning to move your WordPress site to a new hosting company or a different server? The biggest risk when switching web hosting or migrating a website to a new server is data loss and downtime. Both of these can make your website temporarily inaccessible to users and search engines which can result in loss of sales and search engine rankings. In this step by step tutorial, we will show you how to safely ...

Which is the Best WordPress Photo Gallery Plugin? (Performance + Quality Compared)

Are you looking for the best WordPress gallery plugin for your website? There are so many WordPress photo gallery plugins available, but the problem is that most will either slow down your website, or they’re extremely difficult to use. To help you pick the right solution, we have created a detailed comparison of the performance, features, and quality of the best WordPress photo gallery plugins. Our goal is to help you find the WordPress photo ...

How to Test Your Site for Updating to Gutenberg (WordPress 5.0)

Are you excited to use the new WordPress Gutenberg editor? Officially launched with WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg is the new default content editor for WordPress that allows you create visually stunning content using blocks. The challenge is that some themes and plugins may not properly support Gutenberg, so updating your website can cause unexpected issues. In this article, we’ll show you how to test your WordPress site for updating to Gutenberg and WordPress 5.0. Why Test ...

Git Checkout at Previous Timeframe

In the past I've blogged about checking out branches created on a specific date as well as sorting git branches by date, but one frequent usage of git and dates is checking out a commit at a given time in the past. For example, I often say "Weird, this feature was working a month ago" or "We removed that UI two months ago, how did it look again?". I don't care about the branch previous ...
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Squarespace vs WordPress – Which one is better? (Pros and Cons)

Squarespace and WordPress are two popular website builders that allow you to easily create a website without any technical skills or programming knowledge. Recently, our readers asked us to compare Squarespace vs. WordPress because they were seeing a lot of commercials on TV for both platforms. In this article, we will compare Squarespace vs. WordPress with the list of pros and cons for each platform. Our hope is that after reading our comparison, you can ...

How to Update Your Old WordPress Posts with Gutenberg Block Editor

Wondering how to update your old blog posts with Gutenberg, the new WordPress block editor? If you haven’t upgraded to WordPress 5.0, then you’re not alone. A lot of readers are concerned because Gutenberg is a completely new experience. The good news is that your old articles are safe even after upgrading to Gutenberg. In this article, we’ll show you how to update your old articles with Gutenberg, the new WordPress Block editor. You may ...

How to Change the WordPress Media Upload Directory

One thing I've always missed about the "old" way of web development was the simplicity of FTP. No deploy scripts, no fuss: simple drag and drop of files and the files are there. I've used FTP for assets on this blog for over a decade but I'm finally ready to be lazy enough to want to drag images into WordPress and use them as WordPress intended. The problem is that I want the files to ...
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How to Increase Your Blog Traffic – The Easy Way (27 Proven Tips)

Starting a blog these days has become easy with platforms like WordPress. However once it is up and running, the next big challenge you have is to bring more traffic to your blog or website. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a marketing guru to promote your blog. You can easily increase your blog traffic to get more visitors by using some proven best practices. In this article, we will share some of the ...

24 Must Have WordPress Plugins for Business Websites in 2019

Looking for the best WordPress plugins to take your business to the next level in 2019? There are over 54,226 WordPress plugins that you can choose from. This makes it extremely overwhelming for new users to find the right plugin for their website. We are often asked by readers for the best WordPress plugin suggestions for SEO, social media, backups, speed, etc. Being the largest WordPress resource site, our experts test over thousand free and ...

Background Sync with Service Workers

Service workers have been having a moment. In March 2018, iOS Safari began including service workers -- so all major browsers at this point support offline options. And this is more important than ever -- 20% of adults in the United States are without Internet at home, leaving these individuals relying solely on a cellphone to access most information. This can include something as simple as checking a bank balance or something as tedious as ...
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How to Add Web Push Notification to Your WordPress Site

Do you want to add push notifications to your WordPress site? Push notifications allow you to send notifications to users even when they are not visiting your website. In this article, we will show you how to easily add web push notifications to your WordPress site. We will also talk about the best WordPress push notification plugins and how to send desktop & mobile push notifications from your WordPress site. What is Push Notification? Push ...

How to Change the WordPress Admin Login Logo

There are numerous content management systems that thrive these days but none are as prolific as WordPress. Every client wants the ability to change their website at a moment's notice and they want to do it themselves, and again, WordPress is the best fit for that. You fit the client with WordPress, customize it with plugins for the features they need, and give them the login URL...where they would see a WordPress logo...which cheapens the ...
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