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.
Do you need a video tutorial for a specific challenge that's come up in your work? We'd love to hear from you! Reach out to us on Twitter (@wpshout) or by email with your request.
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
How to Schedule Post and Page Updates in WordPress
In this text and video Quick Guide, we’ll cover how to schedule a post update or a page update, so that your scheduled post revision is automatically set to go live at a particular time.
Set Your WordPress Typography with Easy Google Fonts
Today I want to show off one of our favorite plugins here at WPShout. It’s all about making your site look great by giving you the right font, or if you’re fancy “typeface.” (I say that somewhat jokingly aware that there’s a distinction and that people care, but a little too far out of my depth to make the real distinction 🤪) Anyway the fun and useful typography plugin we’re showing off today if the WordPress plugin called “Easy Google Fonts.”
How to Create a Custom Taxonomy in WordPress with Pods
In this text and video Quick Guide, we’ll explain how to register custom taxonomies using the Pods plugin. Using Pods to create custom taxonomies is easy, and doesn’t require writing any PHP code of your own.
How to Send a WordPress 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. If you’re unable to log into a WordPress site because you forgot your password, and you have access to the email address you used to register the account, this is the best way to go.
Understanding is_singular() in WordPress Templates
This text and video Quick Guide explains how to use is_singular(), one of the more useful WordPress template tags. We also explain the difference between the is_singular() conditional tag, and the two other related ones: is_page() and is_single().
How to Install WP-CLI
This text and video Quick Guide covers how to install WP-CLI, the WordPress command line interface.
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: