Category: Using WordPress

Add a Map to WordPress with WP Google Maps

screenshot of WP Google Maps plugin page on WordPress.org

There are 1000 reasons you might want to show a map on your WordPress site. Everything from a one-time event that happened at a cool place you want to show off to the (probably more common) case where you want to help your site visitors find the physical, real-world location of your business. For all the reasons and more, you’ll likely need to install a WordPress plugin. For this Quick Guide, we’ll show you how to add a map to your WordPress site using the WP Google Maps plugin. (We’ve recommended this plugin for quite some time. Here’s Fred’s pointer to it from 2015. 🙃)


The Best WordPress Hosting in 2020: An Honest Guide

Looking for the best WordPress hosting for 2020? We’ve analyzed thousands of unbiased WordPress hosting reviews from real users, to bring you the up-to-date, definitive list of the best WordPress hosts—and the hosts to stay away from.


Reusable Blocks in WordPress: How-to

There was (and still is) a lot of discussion of WordPress’s latest “Block” or “Gutenberg” editor. It’s still not the case that all WordPress sites have embraced the future it represents. (As I write this on WPShout in Jan 2020, I’m still using the “Classic” “Visual” or “TinyMCE” WordPress editor.) But one of the best features of the new WordPress editor is my focus today: reusable content blocks. Reusable block will make lots of small WordPress editing tasks better, I promise. Let’s get to how!



How to Schedule Post Revisions in WordPress

We’ve covered before that you can schedule design changes to your site from the WordPress Customizer. A weird limitation, though, it that you can’t schedule revisions to posts (or pages, or other custom post types). Well, you can’t do that out-of-the-box. Which is where this here Quick Guide comes in: we’ll use a plugin to make it possible for you to schedule things like small updates to WordPress posts and pages to go live at a later time. Scheduling WordPress post revisions is a cool super power, and it’s great the PublishPress Revisions plugin makes it possible.


How to Fine-Tune Your Existing WordPress Website for Accessibility

how to make wordpress website accessible

Building websites that are accessible to all users has become a major focus of our industry. Not only do we need to ensure that our creations look great on different browsers and devices, but they also need to work well with assistive technologies like screen readers.



See Google Data in WordPress with the Site Kit Plugin

There’s a lot to love about integrating Google into your WordPress site. For one, most of us are running WordPress sites (at least in part) to make sure that our websites rank well in Google. What’s more, we’re also probably (I know I can’t be the only human with this problem) not checking in on how we’re doing in Google Analytics, Search Console, or other tools as much as would be strategic for our business. All these reasons and more are why you should use the new Google Site Kit plugin for WordPress. It’ll give you Google Analytics data right in your WordPress dashboard. For free!