Category: Using WordPress
How to Require a Featured Image for Your Post to Publish
“Featured Image,” if you’re not familiar, is what WordPress calls the image you select to represent your post (or page, portfolio item, etc) around the rest of your site and theme. Themes will use them at different sizes and in different places, but when you set them, you’ll usually see your theme use them on the homepage, each post’s page, etc. What’s great about that is that your site looks better if you remember them. But most people will forget, from time to time. That’s where the topic of this Quick Guide comes in: how you make sure that you (and your fellow posters) always set the featured image.
SiteGround vs. Bluehost: Which Shared Host to Choose in 2019
Finding the Best WordPress Hosting of 2019: An Honest Guide
Want to know who’s the best WordPress hosting in 2019? Let’s get straight to it:
How To Selectively Share a Draft in WordPress
Sometimes you want to share a draft of a WordPress post or page—without requiring the person you’re sharing with to have a login to your WordPress site. In this Quick Guide, we explain how to send a preview link to people who aren’t logged in.
How to Remove the “Category” from a WordPress URL
Categories have been in WordPress as long as I have. They have important organizational value: they tell you what’s related to what—and they give your visitors a good way to browse your site. But what do you do when it’s not serving your URL structures?
Control Your Widgets with Code with Widget Logic
How to Link to Page Content from a WordPress Navigation Menu
Sometimes you might want your WordPress navigation menu items to link directly to a page section that sits in the middle of a larger page, rather than simply to the top of the page. For example: instead of creating a nav menu link to a Contact page, how do I create a menu link to the Contact section of my homepage?
How to Create a WordPress Dynamic Front Page
So, you want to not have your ten most recent blog posts on your front page in WordPress? “Dynamic front page,” “custom home page,” and “WordPress static front page template” all kind of mean this same thing: I want to better control the marketing message that my WordPress site presents on the homepage. That’s our goal in this quick guide—to teach you the meaning of the “WordPress blog page template.” We’ll need that for this process, in addition to learning how to set your static home page.
How to Install or Update a WordPress Plugin from a ZIP File
This Quick Guide will show you how to both install and update WordPress plugins from a ZIP file.
How to Create Pages in WordPress in Under a Minute
It’s an important part of coming to grips with the platform to create a new page in WordPress. In this Quick Guide we’ll explain how to create pages in WordPress, why you’ll want to do that, and what it means to have done so.