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.








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.