Being a novice, one may wonder that plugins are used not only to enhance features of a website, but also to improve its design. These small applications sometimes greatly transform the design of a site, making positive miracles. If you’re related to the web design like DesignContest do, you have to know at least the basic design plugins for WordPress – those that we consider in this article. Let’s start.
Last I counted, there were over forty thousand plugins in the WordPress plugin repository. (Yes, I count them. What? It’s a hobby, don’t judge). Of those, I’m guessing there are only about 2% that are earning their authors money in some way, whether by asking for a kindly donation from users, upselling them to premium add-ons and features, serving ads, or even displaying a random kitten picture at 5¢ per click. If you want to join this small-but-merry band of creators, or you’re looking to up your plugin marketing game and tickle your bottom line, this post is for you.
There has been a great debate between having a blog with sidebars or without sidebars. Well, most of the people use sidebars because they have the ability to enhance the content, which is written on a site. On the other end, many website owners abandon it because they only need to highlight their content.
If you work with WordPress or you simply want to use WordPress to build your own blog or website, you’re better off working on a localhost environment before moving the site to a live server.
Setting up your localhost environment using MAMP or XAMPP is the usual way to go, but in this tutorial I’m going to show you an alternative that’s both easy to setup and very useful – DesktopServer.
Web hosting refers to where our website is going to be “living”. Just like our families have their own homes to live in, a website’s set of files must have a little space somewhere to call their own.
These spaces are called servers, and there are large warehouses all over the world that are full of them, all waiting to be “rented out” to you, the client. This is done through what we call a hosting company. Its job is to rent you a space on their server, take care of your files, and provide the best service possible to keep your site running smoothly.
There are certain factors to take into consideration when choosing your web host, some more important than others. Below is a list of these factors in no particular order to get you going on your new site.
When searching for a particular type of WordPress plugin many people first search in the WordPress Plugin Repository. However, there are other ways to search for that particular WordPress plugin you might need.
Here are some of the best places to look for them.
Improving your blog content can provide numerous benefits. But do you know how to use WordPress to make your posts stand out?
Your visual Identity across the world wide web is your Gravatar – short for Globally recognized Avatar. The very idea of this service is to have consistency across all the online platforms that you choose to associate with. You will be identified with your Gravatar whenever you surf the Internet. In other words, an image that you choose as your Gravatar will feature next to every comment or post that you make on any site that supports this service.
Starting out with Wordpress can be pretty daunting though – and it’s not the easiest platform to get your head around in those initial stages. In fact, without doing a fair bit of research first, you might find yourself tripping up on even the simplest of tasks – that may not have been overly obvious to you. Here I’ve tried to put together some tips for WordPress beginners (because we all have to start somewhere). These tips will help you create an attractive website using WordPress, but most importantly – a functioning website too that works well and does it’s job.
WordPress updates can be a daunting thing to new users. Fear not, WordPress has one of the easiest updating systems around, and the core is designed to be as backwards compatible as possible.
When you have some updates to do, always update core first, then update your plugins and themes right after.