Category: Using WordPress


Gutenberg, One Year In: A Fresh Look at the Pros and Cons of Gutenberg

WordPress Gutenberg
This week, we’re happy to present guest author Eric Karkovack’s thoughtful and balanced take on the Gutenberg editor, one year into its inclusion in WordPress core.

The Gutenberg block editor has now been a part of WordPress core for a year. This milestone seems like a perfect time to revisit one of the most anticipated and controversial features ever to be added to the world’s most popular CMS.


How to Find WordPress Post ID (no code!)

It’s not uncommon for a WordPress plugin (especially one developed for a small team of users) to rely on WordPress post IDs. If you’ve been around WordPress a lot, finding these numeric identifiers for the piece of content you’re wanting to control via WordPress post ID is easy. If not, this Quick Guide is for you. We’ll cover two different ways that when given a page on a WordPress site you control. First I’ll cover how to find the WordPress post ID with the web page’s HTML, then we’ll locate the numeric ID of the post by editing that post.


Schedule Design Changes in WordPress

Wall of clocks | time to build a WordPress site

One of my favorite recent changes to WordPress is the ease of scheduling design changes. I admit that while I find this feature very cool, I don’t use it a lot. But if you’re the kind of person who like to mark holidays, sales, or something else with customizations to look of your WordPress site, you should really know about this amazing power of the WordPress Customizer. It’ll really change the game if you’ve never used it before.



How to Change Your Permalink Settings

When you create a new page or post on your site, WordPress automatically creates a new entity called a “permalink” that directs to your new content. Since search engines use the URLs of your links as a factor to to determine your position in their rankings, making sure they’re optimized to reflect your keywords is pretty important. In this post, we’ll walk you through how to customize your permalink structure. Luckily, it’s pretty managable to change permalink settings in WordPress!


SiteGround Review: Why SiteGround Should Be Your First Choice for Shared Hosting in 2019

siteground shared hosting review 2019

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.



WordPress Facebook Widget: Add FB to Your Sidebar

Many people and businesses are proud of their Facebook page. They want to be able to market all the great reviews, posts, etc that they’ve earn on Facebook.  WordPress does many things for you, so surely it has a pretty easy way to get a Facebook widget. And you looked and it wasn’t there. So what do you do? How do you show off a Facebook page in WordPress?