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 Migrate your Site with All-in-One WP Migration
How to Use FTP to Deactivate a Plugin That’s Breaking Your WordPress Site
How to Clear Your SiteGround Cache
How to Fix Wrong-Sized Images in WordPress
Recent Video Quick Guides
Using the CSS3 vh (viewport-height) Unit
I’ve recently fallen in love with the CSS3 vh property. (vh stands for “viewport-height.”) It lets you make things a certain percentage of the height of your browser window itself—whether that “viewport” is a tablet screen, a phone screen (in portrait or landscape), a laptop, a desktop, a smart fridge(?), or what have you.
WP Engine vs WordPress: What’s the difference?
Long-time WPShout readers—seasoned in the world of WordPress—may want to skip this one. But for those new to the world of WordPress, I was interested and cheered to get assigned a fun explainer out to you in this week’s Quick Guide. This week we’re covering the difference between a product (really “hosting company”) called WP Engine, and WordPress (an open-source project that can run on many different kinds of WordPress web hosting). I’ll get into the distinctions in those parentheticals even more below 🙂
Creating a WordPress Widget to Show a Random Post
Making a widget to show a random post uses two underlying concepts you need to get familiar with to be good at WordPress development: making use of WP_Query objects, and making widgets. If you’ve not checked them before, check out our Quick Guides which more thoroughly introduce both:
Install Google Analytics in WordPress with Google Site Kit
Google Analytics is by far the most popular site-analytics system in the world. This fact has many causes, but one unarguable one is that it helps that Google Analytics is free. With or without that as a cause, it’s common to need to install GA in WordPress. I always use a plugin (though I’m pretty agnostic about which). Here’s why:
How to Undo Changes in Beaver Builder
If you’re not clear how to undo changes in Beaver Builder, it can be difficult to know how to walk back a change you’ve made—specifically, how to undo Beaver Builder layout changes, for which normal “Ctrl+Z/Cmd+Z” undoing within Beaver Builder itself simply won’t work.
How to Use the Custom HTML Block in Gutenberg
Adding HTML to Gutenberg can feel challenging if you’re new to the system. That’s why today’s Quick Guide is about adding a custom Gutenberg HTML block. Learn when—and how—to add HTML code to WordPress posts and pages.
How to Use the Gutenberg Editor to Add a Link
Learn how to add hyperlink to WordPress content with this quick tutorial.
How to Change a Post’s Author in WordPress
There are lots of situations where you might want to change a WordPress post’s author. Fortunately, changing the author of a post (of any post type—Post, Page, or any custom post type) is easy to do if you know where to look.