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Beginner’s Guide to Pasting Snippets from the Web into WordPress

mistake

Time to time, we share tutorials on WPBeginner that involves users adding code snippets to their theme’s functions.php file. While this process is fairly easy for those who know how PHP works, it seems a bit tedious for new users. Often beginners want to accomplish… Read More »

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Sep 21, 2011
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Pippity – A WordPress Popup Plugin that will Knock Your Socks Off

Pippity

Update: After a few years of trying out various different plugins, we realized that most solutions were buggy and didn’t solve all the problems. That’s why we created a much better solution for our own sites. It has A/B testing, built-in reporting, tons of great… Read More »

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Sep 20, 2011
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How to Fix WordPress FeedBurner Feeds Not Updating

Setup FeedBurner

In the past we have shown you how to setup FeedBurner for your WordPress site. Recently we had an issue here at WPBeginner where our Feedburner feed was not updating. We published a post 8 hours ago, and our feed was still not updated. After… Read More »

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Sep 20, 2011
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How to Remove WordPress Dashboard Widgets

Customizing WP Admin

Have you ever worked on a project which required you to customize the display of the WordPress admin panel? Well one of the first things consultants customize is the WordPress Dashboard. We showed you a quick example of how to add custom dashboard widgets in… Read More »

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Sep 16, 2011
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How to Add Placeholder Text in Gravity Forms

Placeholder Text for Gravity Forms

If you don’t know already, Gravity Forms by far is the most beginner friendly WordPress contact form plugin out there. We use it on our WordPress Gallery site, WordPress Coupons site, and pretty much all new clients as well. Recently while working on a client’s… Read More »

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Sep 15, 2011
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How to Send Email in WordPress using the Gmail SMTP Server

WP Mail

Recently we had an issue with one of our clients’ Gravity Form on their website. The data wasn’t being passed on to their Google Apps account email because WordPress doesn’t use SMTP mail like Google. Rather, the wp_mail() function makes use of the standard PHP… Read More »

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Sep 14, 2011
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StudioPress Marketplace – Pure Genesis Goodness

StudioPress

Although StudioPress already offers 41 turnkey designs for Genesis, that number is going to skyrocket with the advent of StudioPress Marketplace, the perfect place to buy officially approved Genesis themes from third party developers. For those of you that don’t already use the Genesis framework,… Read More »

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Sep 14, 2011
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How to Create a Grid Display of Post Thumbnails in WordPress Themes

Grid Loop Display

When creating WordPress site designs, have you ever had the urge to create a grid display of posts? The grid layout works great for media centric sites such as our WordPress gallery or another showcase type site. Theme frameworks like Genesis already has a pre-built… Read More »

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Sep 13, 2011
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How to Create Additional Image Sizes in WordPress

Additional Image Sizes

Last month there was a huge vulnerability spotted in a famous image resizing script known as TimThumb. Since then the community has collaborated and fixed the issues. While TimThumb is a viable option, we believe that WordPress theme developers should focus on using the core… Read More »

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Sep 12, 2011
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