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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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
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!
Prevent Brute Force Attacks in WordPress with the Limit Login Attempts Plugin
If you’re interested in securing your WordPress site (and you should be!), then Limit Login Attempts is a small, efficient, perfect plugin. It does one single thing—prevent brute force attacks against your WordPress site—and does it well.
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 Create a WordPress Dynamic Front Page
In this Quick Guide, we’ll explain how to create a custom homepage for your WordPress site.
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!
How to Minify and Combine CSS and JS with Autoptimize
How to Find WordPress Post ID (no code!)
It’s not uncommon for a WordPress plugin (especially one developed for a small team of users) to rely on WordPress post IDs. If you’ve been around WordPress a lot, finding these numeric identifiers for the piece of content you’re wanting to control via WordPress post ID is easy. If not, this Quick Guide is for you. We’ll cover two different ways that when given a page on a WordPress site you control. First I’ll cover how to find the WordPress post ID with the web page’s HTML, then we’ll locate the numeric ID of the post by editing that post.
How to Search Through a WordPress Plugin’s Files with Sublime Text
This Quick Guide walks you through searching through all the files in a WordPress plugin using the Sublime Text code editor. This process works not only for searching through WordPress plugin folders, but for searching the contents of any folder using Sublime Text.
See Your WordPress Scheduled Tasks
Sometimes, a developer will want to know why a WordPress site gets slow at a particular time, why their WP-Cron scheduled task isn’t working, or want to force one to run at off time. For all of these problems, the WP Crontrol plugin is the perfect tool. It’s a WordPress plugin to quickly debug your WP-Cron issues, all in one convenient place.
Making Your First WordPress Shortcode
This video and text Quick Guide covers how to create a WordPress shortcode. If you want to learn the basics of WordPress shortcode creation, or if you want a refresher on shortcodes, you’re in the right place.