Category: Using WordPress
How to Change a Username on WordPress
How to change username on WordPress seems like an easy question, but WordPress has never really supported the ability to change a username. Changing your admin username in WordPress is possible via three different kinds of work-arounds, and it’s just really a question of which you prefer. The easiest one is to create a new user account, but you might also want to use the “Username Changer” plugin, or do the queries yourself. Any and all of the options will solve for you the idea that WordPress usernames cannot be changed.
How to Create a WordPress Website, for Beginners
To create a WordPress website can seem daunting, but the basics are really approachable. In particular, to create a WordPress website from scratch puts the power in your hands to make all the choices that will make your site what you want it to be.
Enable Automatic Plugin Updates in WordPress Without Code
One of the best things you can do for WordPress site security it run updates in WordPress often, ideally as soon as they’re available. Making WordPress automatically pull in plugin updates for you is a great way to make that happen. Automatic plugin update can happen with some PHP code, but there’s actually a great plugin that lets you get this feature from just installing it. It’s called “Companion Auto Update“, and it’ll keep your WordPress plugins and themes up to date without breaking a sweat.
WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg Are Here: 5 Steps to Take Now
Big news in WordPress: on December 6, 2018 (last Thursday as I’m writing), WordPress 5.0 shipped. Among a few smaller updates was one massive one: the long-awaited Gutenberg editor has replaced the TinyMCE editor as WordPress’s official content editor.
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. A site icon looks like this:
How to Change Your Default Category From “Uncategorized” in WordPress
Categories are a type of taxonomy that WordPress uses to help users organize posts. If you’re a blogger, or create a lot of new content, you’re probably already using them. If you are, you might have noticed that it’ll automatically categorize your new posts as “Uncategorized” in WordPress, forcing you to manually select your desired category before you publish anything new. It’s a small extra step that can easily lead to a majorly disorganized site if you frequently forget it. In this quick guide, we’ll show you how to change your WordPress default category from uncategorized to something custom! It’s pretty simple, so let’s get started:
How to Customize Your WordPress Sidebar
This video and text tutorial will teach you how to customize WordPress widgets, including how to edit your WordPress sidebar.
How to Install a New WordPress Theme Using a Zip File
Themes are one of the first things people learn about in WordPress, and for good reason: they control how your site looks. It’s possible to make themes look a little different from other WordPress sites using the same one, but it’s not easy and takes an almost comic amount of work. So instead you should just install a theme that gives your site exactly (or as nearly as you can) the look that you want it to have.
Choosing the Right Hosting for You: Honest WordPress Hosting Recommendations
In WordPress hosting, there are definitely right choices—and wrong ones. This article is a quick-but-thorough guide on how to choose the right WordPress hosting for your project. Here’s how it’s structured:
How to Use iThemes Security to Enforce Strong Passwords in WordPress
It’s important to think about password security in WordPress. Enforce strong passwords so that your users are never able to have one like “chicago”, and you’re well on your way. But how? How can you make sure that WordPress passwords are as strong as they should be, when you aren’t the only one with an account on the site? That’s where the iThemes Security plugin in WordPress comes it, it has a simple setting that’ll prevent people from setting low-security passwords, and you’ll have a whole load off your mind. Better yet, iThemes Security is a free plugin.