Category: Using WordPress
How to Link to Page Content from a WordPress Navigation Menu
It’s pretty common in WordPress: wanting to link to a section of a page. I remember fondly my first time [stares wistfully into the middle distance]. This Quick Guide explains how to do that, and how to then add that link to a navigation menu. Need to link users to a specific heading within an article?
WP Engine vs SiteGround for WordPress Hosting: An Honest Comparison
Trying to choose between WP Engine vs SiteGround to host your WordPress site?
Become a Freelance WordPress Developer: How to Make a Career of It
This article explains what I’ve needed to know to work as a freelance WordPress developer.
How to Set Your Site Icon (Favicon) in WordPress
One thing every WordPress site should have is a site icon, also called a “favicon”—the little tiny image that shows up in your browser tabs to let you tell one site from another. Ours at WPShout is a orange circle with a bullhorn inside it, so you which tabs are us. For the more visually-inclined, here’s a relevant summary image of a site icon:
Best Image Optimizer for WordPress
We often hear the phrase Image Optimization in the context of site building and maintenance, but what exactly does it mean? Image optimization is the compression of an image’s file size (its weight) without changing its dimensions (its width and height). Some optimizations reduce the image’s quality – that is called a “lossy” compression, and some leave the quality intact, and that is called a lossless compression.
Where are WordPress Pages Stored & How to Find Them
It’s a very reasonable question: where are WordPress pages stored? There are a lot of ways to answer it though. Without getting too pedantic, we really need to understand a few different levels of the questions to really give a good answer.
How to Test Your Website for Accessibility
More than 1 billion people in the world and 1-in-4 U.S. adults have a disability. Websites not developed to be accessible are challenging for people with disabilities to navigate and use, and inaccessible websites put their owners at risk of receiving an accessibility complaint or lawsuit. It is increasingly important for developers in the U.S., Canada, and EU to ensure the websites they build are accessible.
When & How to Use Noopener Noreferrer in WordPress
It’s pretty common for WordPress folks to start looking harder at their page’s HTML from time to time. If you find yourself doing that, you may see this rel="noreferrer noopener" on some links. What’s noopener noreferrer? You’re in the right place to find out. Short answer: it’s a security measure for when you want a link to open in a new tab (or window) for your website visitors. It’s additional security related to target="_blank", if you know what that is. But we’ll get to that in a bit…