Category: Using WordPress
How to Change Your Default Category From “Uncategorized” in WordPress
In this text and video Quick Guide, we’ll show you how to change your WordPress default category from “Uncategorized” to something custom!
How to Create and Use WordPress User Metadata (User Meta)
In this article, we explore WordPress user metadata, usually called simply WordPress user meta.
Recover WordPress Password: Get a Password Reset Email
In this Quick Guide, we’ll help you get a WordPress password reset email. With that email from your WordPress site, you should be able to recover your WordPress password. It’s not a perfect system, but if you’re unable to log into a WordPress site because you forgot your password, this should help immensely. If you have access to the email address in question.
The Trouble with WordPress Frameworks
This article explains what WordPress frameworks are, and why I generally recommend against relying on them.
GoDaddy vs. Bluehost in 2019: Why Neither is a Good Choice (and What to Choose Instead)
If you’re trying to choose between Bluehost vs. GoDaddy in 2019, there’s one very clear right answer:
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 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?