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.

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Schedule Design Changes in WordPress

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One of my favorite recent changes to WordPress is the ease of scheduling design changes. I admit that while I find this feature very cool, I don’t use it a lot. But if you’re the kind of person who like to mark holidays, sales, or something else with customizations to look of your WordPress site, you should really know about this amazing power of the WordPress Customizer. It’ll really change the game if you’ve never used it before.



How to Change Your Permalink Settings

When you create a new page or post on your site, WordPress automatically creates a new entity called a “permalink” that directs to your new content. Since search engines use the URLs of your links as a factor to to determine your position in their rankings, making sure they’re optimized to reflect your keywords is pretty important. In this post, we’ll walk you through how to customize your permalink structure. Luckily, it’s pretty managable to change permalink settings in WordPress!


How to Properly Modify JavaScript Files in a Parent Theme

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I recently needed to modify a JavaScript file in a WordPress parent theme. The script was doing almost what I wanted, but not quite, so I wanted to make minor changes. In your case, you might want to entirely override a parent theme JavaScript file in your child theme, or even deactivate a parent theme JavaScript file altogether.


How to Migrate a WordPress Site with the Duplicator Plugin

WordPress has a lot of migration systems. We’ve had lots of good experiences with All-in-One WP Migration, some people swear by WP Migrate DB Pro, and others are partial to WP-CLI’s terminal-based systems. On top of these options, I’ve recently found a plugin I really like called Duplicator that approaches WordPress migrations in a unique way. Here’s a guide on how to use Duplicator, and what sets it apart.


WordPress Facebook Widget: Add FB to Your Sidebar

Many people and businesses are proud of their Facebook page. They want to be able to market all the great reviews, posts, etc that they’ve earn on Facebook.  WordPress does many things for you, so surely it has a pretty easy way to get a Facebook widget. And you looked and it wasn’t there. So what do you do? How do you show off a Facebook page in WordPress?


WordPress Profile Picture without Gravatar

I was recently working on setting up a site for a personal project and was surprised to discover that there was no place in the theme to add a custom picture for my user bio. I figured out what I wanted: to set my WordPress avatar without Gravatar. I’d rather not rely on a service like that if I don’t have to. But this wasn’t the WordPress avatar appearance I wanted:



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.


Simple WP_Query Example: Using a Shortcode to Display Post Titles

In this video and text Quick Guide, we present a basic use of WP_Query inside a WordPress shortcode, to show the post titles of the five most recently published posts. We’ve designed this Quick Guide to be a simple intro to using WP_Query in general, as well as to using WP_Query to display post titles and other post data inside a shortcode specifically.