Category: Using WordPress
WordPress Shortcode Tutorial: How to Create Shortcodes, and Why They’re Super-Useful
This article is an in-depth WordPress shortcode tutorial. We cover what shortcodes are, when to use them, and how to register your own, with full-code custom shortcode examples.
How to Create Hero Images with Beaver Builder
This is a guide to creating a hero image on a WordPress site using the Beaver Builder plugin.
SiteGround vs. Kinsta: Choosing Between the Two Best WordPress Hosts
Kinsta and SiteGround are the two best hosts in WordPress. They’re also very different. Which one’s right for you? We’ll make it easy:
SiteGround Review: Why SiteGround Should Be Your First Choice for Shared Hosting in 2020
We’ve written this comprehensive SiteGround review after testing all major WordPress hosts and hosting with SiteGround for five years. We recommend making SiteGround’s GrowBig plan (starts at $5.95/mo before renewing higher) your first choice for shared WordPress hosting on any site with fewer than 30,000 visits a month. It’s reliable, performant, and technically cutting-edge, with very good and accessible tech support.
Add a Map to WordPress with WP Google Maps
There are 1000 reasons you might want to show a map on your WordPress site. Everything from a one-time event that happened at a cool place you want to show off to the (probably more common) case where you want to help your site visitors find the physical, real-world location of your business. For all the reasons and more, you’ll likely need to install a WordPress plugin. For this Quick Guide, we’ll show you how to add a map to your WordPress site using the WP Google Maps plugin. (We’ve recommended this plugin for quite some time. Here’s Fred’s pointer to it from 2015. 🙃)
The Best WordPress Hosting in 2020: An Honest Guide
Looking for the best WordPress hosting for 2020? We’ve analyzed thousands of unbiased WordPress hosting reviews from real users, to bring you the up-to-date, definitive list of the best WordPress hosts—and the hosts to stay away from.
Reusable Blocks in WordPress: How-to
There was (and still is) a lot of discussion of WordPress’s latest “Block” or “Gutenberg” editor. It’s still not the case that all WordPress sites have embraced the future it represents. (As I write this on WPShout in Jan 2020, I’m still using the “Classic” “Visual” or “TinyMCE” WordPress editor.) But one of the best features of the new WordPress editor is my focus today: reusable content blocks. Reusable block will make lots of small WordPress editing tasks better, I promise. Let’s get to how!
Delving Further Into WordPress Website Accessibility
So you’ve read Eric Karkovack’s post on WordPress accessibility, and now you want to make future sites you work on accessible. Great!
How to Schedule Post Revisions in WordPress
We’ve covered before that you can schedule design changes to your site from the WordPress Customizer. A weird limitation, though, it that you can’t schedule revisions to posts (or pages, or other custom post types). Well, you can’t do that out-of-the-box. Which is where this here Quick Guide comes in: we’ll use a plugin to make it possible for you to schedule things like small updates to WordPress posts and pages to go live at a later time. Scheduling WordPress post revisions is a cool super power, and it’s great the PublishPress Revisions plugin makes it possible.
How to Fine-Tune Your Existing WordPress Website for Accessibility
Building websites that are accessible to all users has become a major focus of our industry. Not only do we need to ensure that our creations look great on different browsers and devices, but they also need to work well with assistive technologies like screen readers.