WordPress Tips and Tricks

What are Sidebars in WordPress? (How to Create & Edit Them)

Sidebars in WordPress

When I am first teaching people about WordPress, an early questions that usually comes up revolve around a little bit of confusion about the sidebars in WordPress, their function and how to use them.

Well, in this article, I am going to answer the questions “what are sidebars in WordPress?”, “what is a WordPress widget”, and “how you can add widgets to your sidebar?”

Best WordPress Image Optimizer Plugin: Top Compression Options

Best WordPress image optimizer plugin

Most website owners either don’t know about the WordPress image optimizer options available to them, or they ignore the fact that images add to the size of their site because they feel that the visual element images add is important for user engagement.

This is true of course, but the site’s performance suffers.

Thanks to some of these WordPress image optimizer plugins however, you can get the best of both worlds!

How to Set Up a WordPress Website: Easy Guide for Beginners

Set up a WordPress website

When it is time to set up a WordPress website, there are few things to keep in mind so that things don’t go south for you in the long run.

So in this article, I’m going to show you how to set up a WordPress website properly, securely, and in less than an hour.

How to Secure WordPress: Protect from Hackers and Data Loss!

Secure WordPress

I’ve had my site hacked twice because I didn’t secure WordPress properly.

Neither was a particularly fun experience.

In short, getting your site hacked = spending your whole day trying to fix things that you don’t entirely understand, and that’s provided that the hack wasn’t of a deep-cutting variety.

Luckily for me, patching a few things and changing web host did the trick and fixed everything., but not everyone gets off that easily…

Speed Up WordPress: 26 WordPress Optimization Tips

Speed up WordPress

A few weeks ago, I was digging into some WordPress speed/performance resources and ended up going down the rabbit hole of how to speed up WordPress sites.

After reading for what literally days on the subject, I decided to do a case study on speeding up this site.

Long story short, I did it, and if you are after the best fixes then read on…

WordPress Pages vs Posts: What is the Difference Between Them?

Page vs post WordPress

If you are a newbie to WordPress, you may find it confusing to understand the difference between WordPress pages vs post. The basics are that a page and post are both used to create content on WordPress, but…

The difference between a WordPress page vs post is that a page is static and contains your core information such as Home page, About Us page, Contact page, and so on while a post includes information specific to your site’s niche with published dates in chronological order, an author name (usually) and other…

Best WordPress Plugins: 2020 WordPress Blog Plugin Guide

Best WordPress plugins for blogs

I’ve put together a list of 10 of the best WordPress plugins on the WP Plugins Directory to shine some much-deserved light on plugins that are reaching for the top. Each of these bad boys currently has over 1 million active installs, and they’re ready to make a new home on your WordPress blog, too.

In this post, I have put together two lists…

10 most downloaded free plugins (with over 1 million downloads).

My favorite plugins that I personally use.

How to Fix a 404 Error in WordPress

How to fix a 404 error

When you were starting your blog, you probably weren’t thinking too much (or at all) about its 404 page.

You were most likely more concerned with designing a beautiful homepage and contact page, and crafting your perfect ‘About Me’ page.

Understandably, the 404 template often gets overlooked.

But, it’s actually really important. Here’s why…

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