Drive Traffic to Your WordPress Site with This Inbound Marketing Checklist

Why do you have a website? If you’re like most site owners, the answer is probably something like, “to be found.” I mean, why have a site if no one can find it and use it, right? Whether you are an aspiring author looking to get noticed by agents and publishers, a business owner who Read more about Drive Traffic to Your WordPress Site with This Inbound Marketing Checklist[…]

The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Translation and Localization

WordPress powers more than 15 million websites across the web and I’ve got news for you – not all of them are in English. In fact, one of the reasons the ‘Press is so popular is due to its availability in many languages and the ease with which it can be translated. What’s even more Read more about The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Translation and Localization[…]

How to Get More People to Share Your Content on Social Media With WordPress

There’s a formula all of the best bloggers follow: valuable content + proper search engine optimization + semantic relevancy = great rankings in search engine results and high visitor engagement. However, just writing valuable content and following the best SEO and semantic search practices are not enough. In order for your great content to be seen, it Read more about How to Get More People to Share Your Content on Social Media With WordPress[…]

The Ultimate Guide to the WordPress functions.php File

If you’ve started building your own theme, or maybe even creating a child theme to customize another theme, then you’ll have learned all about template files and the theme template hierarchy. But what about the theme functions.php file? The functions file is where you put all of the functionality your theme needs that doesn’t relate just Read more about The Ultimate Guide to the WordPress functions.php File[…]

How to Create a WordPress Plugin

If you’ve been building your own themes for a while, chances are you’ve been adding code to the functions.php file. Sometimes you might have wondered if you should be writing a plugin instead, but you weren’t sure how. In many cases, writing a plugin is better practice than adding code to your functions.php file. And Read more about How to Create a WordPress Plugin[…]

WordPress Development for Beginners: Building Plugins

Interested in creating your own plugin for WordPress from scratch? Coding your own plugin if you haven’t done it before may feel like you’re venturing into no man’s land, especially if you’re not super confident about your PHP skills. The challenge is knowing how to get started – and being open to making mistakes along Read more about WordPress Development for Beginners: Building Plugins[…]

A Guided Tour of Calypso, WordPress.com’s Desktop App

If you’ve been reading about Calypso, the new system for managing your WordPress site from Automattic, you may be wondering how it works and what’s different from the familiar WordPress admin screens. Calypso isn’t what you’re used to: it’s entirely written in JavaScript and it interacts with the WordPress.com REST API (which is different from Read more about A Guided Tour of Calypso, WordPress.com’s Desktop App[…]

WordPress Development for Beginners: Widgets and Menus

Widgets and menus are generally your first port of call when making customizations to a WordPress site. Not only do they allow you place and display content anywhere on your site (that is widget-ready, of course, in the case of widgets) but they’re also noteworthy features for any potential users of your themes. While adding Read more about WordPress Development for Beginners: Widgets and Menus[…]

Hacked? How to Clean Your Site and Get Off Google’s Blacklist

So, did it hurt? When you landed at the bottom of the SERPs, I mean, and Google slapped a scary red warning message on your site telling people to keep out. If this happened due to an error on your part (bad SEO, shady linking tactics, etc) that’s one thing. But if your site was hacked Read more about Hacked? How to Clean Your Site and Get Off Google’s Blacklist[…]

Moving Your Blogger/Tumblr/LiveJournal/Movable Type Blog to WordPress

If you’re moving your website or blog to WordPress, you’ll be looking for as many shortcuts as possible to make the process easy. Unless you’re planning a complete rebuild, there will probably be content you want to move across, like posts and images. This could also be a few static pages or it could be Read more about Moving Your Blogger/Tumblr/LiveJournal/Movable Type Blog to WordPress[…]