Quick Guides: WordPress Tutorial Videos for Developers
We love helping WordPress developers solve tricky problems quickly. That's why we've put together this collection of WordPress video tutorials for developers. Each Quick Guide is a simple, to-the-point video tutorial on a topic in WordPress development, plus a text outline that walks step-by-step through the video content.
Do you need a video tutorial for a specific challenge that's come up in your work? We'd love to hear from you! Reach out to us on Twitter (@wpshout) or by email with your request.
Our Most Popular Video Quick Guides
How to Use FTP to Deactivate a Plugin That’s Breaking Your WordPress Site
How to Migrate your Site with All-in-One WP Migration
How to Clear Your SiteGround Cache
How to Fix Wrong-Sized Images in WordPress
Recent Video Quick Guides
How to Disable Comments on All WordPress Posts
So you want to disable comments on all posts on your WordPress site. No problem, and you don’t have to click dozens of checkboxes to do it. This text and video Quick Guide explains how to use the Disable Comments plugin to permanently turn off comments across your WordPress site.
How to Disable File Editing in the Admin Area of WordPress
In this text and video Quick Guide, we describe how to disable all kinds of file editing within the WordPress admin area (also known as wp-admin).
Using Gutenberg to Show Your Site’s Latest Posts on a Page
How do you show latest posts with Gutenberg? That’s what we’re here to answer. When I wanted this feature, it was so that my site’s “About” page would be able to list my latest posts. Back in 2007 or so, I more-or-less had to learn to program to get this working in WordPress. Now it’s as simple as finding the right block in the WordPress Gutenberg editor.
Using the wp_footer Action Hook to Modify Your Site’s Footer (Without Theme Changes)
This week’s text and video Quick Guide shows how to use WordPress’s wp_footer action hook to make changes to your site’s footer—without editing your theme.
How to Add CSS Classes to a Gutenberg Block
In this text and video Quick Guide, we’ll show you how to add additional CSS classes to a Gutenberg block—that is, a block in the new WordPress editor.
How to Install a New WordPress Theme Using a Zip File
This text and video Quick Guide covers something simple and important in WordPress: how to install a WordPress theme from a zip file.
How to See Which WordPress Template File is In Use with Show Current Template
In this text and video Quick Guide, we teach you how to show the WordPress template file being used on a given webpage on your site, using the Show Current Template or Which Template plugins.
How to Create Hero Images with Beaver Builder
This is a guide to creating a hero image on a WordPress site using the Beaver Builder plugin.
Add a Map to WordPress with WP Google Maps
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. 🙃)
How to Create a Contact Form with Gravity Forms
Gravity Forms is one of WordPress’s most popular form plugins, and our first choice to create a contact form. Below is a step-by-step guide to creating a contact form with Gravity Forms.