Quick Guides



How to Disable File Editing in the Admin Area of WordPress

With WordPress 4.9, you now get a warning when you’re about to make a change in the file editors in the WordPress back-end. (For those not following, I’m talking about the editor that you can find at Appearance > Editor, or Plugins > Editor on most WordPress sites.) This is great first-step, and does end one of arguments for disallowing editing of files in the WordPress admin side of the site. That is: people won’t know what that they could break their site when they make changes on those pages.



Create WordPress Custom Post Types without Code using Pods

WordPress Custom Post Types are what we call all the content types you might want to create for a site that are distinct from Posts and Pages. Here on WPShout, we’ve got one called Quick Guides, that’s what you’re reading now. New Custom Post Types (or CPTs) in WordPress are useful because your content probably fits into many conceptual categories, and Posts and Pages aren’t all of them.


How to Add Custom CSS Styles to Beaver Builder Elements

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Beaver Builder is my favorite WordPress page builder by a mile, and it becomes significantly more powerful if you know CSS. This video guide quickly walks you through efficiently adding CSS styles to Beaver Builder elements—both modules, and the HTML elements inside those modules.




Easily Add Amazon Affiliate Links to Your WordPress Posts

Amazon sells just about everything. And if you’re in the US, or another country where they have a big presence, using your site to make a little money linking to Amazon’s pages for products you love is a very appealing proposition. The Amazon Associates program is an easy way to make a small percentage on all sales of a product that you recommend to your audience. But making the links is a little cumbersome. But it doesn’t have to be.


Using Beaver Builder to Create Medium-Like Layouts in WordPress

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Beaver Builder┬áis one of my all-time favorite additions to the WordPress ecosystem (see our full Beaver Builder review here). It’s the first drag-and-drop WordPress layout builder I can really recommend, and use without resentment on my own clients’ sites. Given how helpful a good WordPress layout builder is, that feels a bit like saying it’s the first working teleporter—a big deal.