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
How to Change WordPress Password in phpMyAdmin (a cPanel tool)
In this Quick Guide, we’ll walk you through how to change a WordPress user’s password using phpMyAdmin, a tool found in most webhosting cPanels. To change WordPress passwords from phpMyAdmin is simple (it takes less than a minute front-to-back) and it’s a very useful trick to know—one we use at least a couple times every single month in our work with our clients.
How to Prevent Browser Caching of a CSS Stylesheet in WordPress
This video and text Quick Guide explains how to prevent browser caching of CSS files in WordPress. The CSS cache busting tricks here will work outside WordPress, too: you’ll just need your own method of adding query strings.
Using WordPress: Add Script to Header
Changing How Your WordPress Post Titles Appear: A First Filter Hook Tutorial
This Quick Guide covers how to use code to change your WordPress post titles. This is separate from manually changing one or more WordPress post titles, which you can do without code. Instead, it’s the kind of thing you’d want to use to change something about a lot of post titles at once, like adding “(Sale!)” in front of all 200 products in a product category.
How to Require a Featured Image for Your Post to Publish
“Featured Image,” if you’re not familiar, is what WordPress calls the image you select to represent your post (or page, portfolio item, etc) around the rest of your site and theme. Themes will use them at different sizes and in different places, but when you set them, you’ll usually see your theme use them on the homepage, each post’s page, etc. What’s great about that is that your site looks better if you remember them. But most people will forget, from time to time. That’s where the topic of this Quick Guide comes in: how you make sure that you (and your fellow posters) always set the featured image.
How To Fix a WordPress Site Stuck in Maintenance Mode
This quick guide walks you through fixing a WordPress site that’s stuck in maintenance mode. This problem shows up as both the front-end and admin area of your site displaying nothing but “Briefly unavailable for scheduled maintenance. Check back in a minute.”
Understanding is_singular in WordPress Templates
Let’s talk about is_singular, one of WordPress’s more complicated template tags. In WordPress themes (and plugins too), we use “conditional tags” to control what shows up. This Quick Guides explains how to use the is_singular conditional tag in WordPress, as well the two other related ones: is_page and is_single. As you might guess, they all tell use something about whether or not there is one piece of WordPress content. If it is (a) singular piece of content 🤓
How To Selectively Share a Draft in WordPress
Sometimes you want to share a draft of a WordPress post or page—without requiring the person you’re sharing with to have a login to your WordPress site. In this Quick Guide, we explain how to send a preview link to people who aren’t logged in.
How to Remove the “Category” from a WordPress URL
Categories have been in WordPress as long as I have. They have important organizational value: they tell you what’s related to what—and they give your visitors a good way to browse your site. But what do you do when it’s not serving your URL structures?