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Where to Find WordPress Plugins

Where to Find WordPress Plugins

One can find WordPress plugins at numerous places on the Internet. In this post, we look at three repository websites for WordPress plugins.The first site, wordpres.org, offers free plugins. The two remaining sites offer Premium (not free) WordPress plugins.

Headway 3 Promises to Change the Game for WordPress Theme Creation

Headway 3 Promises to Change the Game for WordPress Theme Creation

Have you heard of Headway yet? It’s a fantastic drag-and-drop theme framework which lets you build WordPress themes as fast as you can imagine them in your head. Headway 3.0 is just around the corner, let’s see why you should be using it.

How to Install WordPress Securely

How to Install WordPress Securely

Many WordPress users are looking for the easiest way to install and setup WordPress. It can be as easy as clicking a button, if your web host provides that option, but if the install our site vulnerable to attack – the ease of setting it up quickly fades. Here are a few steps we can do to tighten up the security for our WordPress websites. Always, Always, Always Upgrade to the Latest Version WordPress’ popularity makes it a big target for security attacks. At the same time, its popularity requires that security gets better and better. The latest version of…

5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a WordPress Blog, and How to Avoid Them

5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a WordPress Blog, and How to Avoid Them

WordPress might well be the most user-friendly CMS of the bunch, and a snap to install, but that doesn’t stop many people making bad decisions that leave a negative impact on the success of their blog. Let’s take a look at 5 of the most common problems and how to avoid them.

How to Backup WordPress to a Local Computer

How to Backup WordPress to a Local Computer

Backing up your WordPress site is one of those essential things that don’t get spoken about nearly as often as they should. We’ve already reviewed the best WordPress online backup tool, BackupBuddy, and today we are going to talk about another tool which allows you to backup your site to your local computer. This piece of software is Backup Smart.

How to Automatically Get Notified When a Plugin is Updated

How to Automatically Get Notified When a Plugin is Updated

One of the major problems with security on WordPress sites is the fact that many people are careless with the updating of plugins. When there is a security vulnerability in a plugin and it gets fixed, it is very important that we update it, else we are leaving the door open to potential hackers. You might have many blogs or be using many plugins, so keeping track of all plugin updates is not always an easy task. Thankfully there is a plugin that sends you an email whenever one of your installed plugins is updated.

The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Taxonomies

The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Taxonomies

In this post we examine the difference between WordPress categories, tags and custom taxonomies. We also go through the step-by-step creation of a custom taxonomy.

How to Add Buttons and CSS Classes to TinyMCE

How to Add Buttons and CSS Classes to TinyMCE

Update: Here’s a better way of adding custom styles to the Styles dropdown in TinyMCE. When creating websites for clients, especially those who are not so familiar with website editing or the internet in general, it is always useful to customise the WordPress Admin in order to make it simpler and more intuitive. Once customisation is that of adding functionality to the TinyMCE visual editor. For example you might want to let clients easily select a paragraph of text and give it a particular style, such as increase its padding and make a background for it. As a developer you…

Options for Creating a WordPress Website

Options for Creating a WordPress Website

Today we’ll be taking a look at the different options you have for creating a WordPress-powered website. Your ultimate choice will probably be based on your level of expertise in WordPress and coding in general, as well as the budget you have for developing your site.

Guide to Using Custom Functions Plugins in WordPress

Guide to Using Custom Functions Plugins in WordPress

Learn how to group frequently used custom functions into re-usable plugins and check out the magic of the mu-plugins WordPress folder in this tutorial.