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How to Make Text Widgets More Colorful and Less Boring in WordPress


Text widgets allow you to add extra information to your blog’s sidebar or any other widget area. Mostly people use text widgets in WordPress to add a little introduction about themselves, the website, or they use it to add shortcodes inside widgets. Text widgets are… Read More »

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Feb 12, 2013
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How to set a Default Featured Image in WordPress Using a Plugin

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It is not easy to find a perfect image to be the featured image for a blog post. Complicated license restrictions, and over-used stock images make it even harder. If you set up a theme that uses featured images and has no fallback option then… Read More »

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Feb 11, 2013
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How to Remove the Inactive Widgets in WordPress

How to Remove Inactive Widgets in WordPress

One of our users asked us if it was possible to remove inactive widgets in WordPress. Once you have tried out different themes and played along with many plugins, you will notice that a number of inactive widgets would start accumulating in your inactive widget… Read More »

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Feb 6, 2013
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How to Stop Spam Registrations on your WordPress Membership Site

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For most blogs, comment spam is the biggest issue they have to deal with. This is why you will find numerous articles floating around the web on how to combat comment spam in WordPress. Rarely do you find anything about preventing spam registration in WordPress.… Read More »

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Feb 5, 2013
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Why Can’t I Add or Install Plugins in WordPress?

I can't install plugins

One of the most common questions we get asked by WordPress beginners is: “Why can’t I add plugins in WordPress?”. It usually follows up with a long paragraph saying how the user could not find the plugins menu in WordPress, and they have been trying… Read More »

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Feb 4, 2013
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How to Add a User Interface for Post Formats in WordPress 3.5

Post Formats UI

Post formats were introduced in WordPress 3.1 to offer micro-blogging functionality in WordPress. Despite it being there, most beginners have no clue on how to use it. Reason: Because it is not as prominent as it is in on Tumblr. WordPress has a user interface… Read More »

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Feb 1, 2013
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How to Efficiently Manage Multiple WordPress Sites using ManageWP


Managing multiple WordPress sites can be frustrating and time consuming. Unless you are hosted with a managed WordPress hosting provider like WPEngine, keeping all of your WordPress site up to date becomes your responsibility. Sometimes, one missed WordPress update is all it takes for hackers… Read More »

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Jan 30, 2013
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How to Add Tables in WordPress Posts and Pages (No HTML Required)


WordPress comes with a visual post editor which is nice, but there are certain things that it can not do. Creating tables is one of them. Tables are an important tool to sort and present data in an understandable format. Even though you can create… Read More »

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Jan 23, 2013
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How to Block Spam Comment Bots in WordPress with Honeypot


Spam comments are a big pain in the ***. To prevent spam comments, bloggers end up taking strict measures such as requiring people to register or have everyone enter a captcha before submitting a comment. Spam prevention controls such as captchas, math quiz, and registration… Read More »

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Jan 22, 2013
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How to Fix the Missed Schedule Post Error in WordPress

Schedule Post Error

WordPress has this wonderful feature that allows you to schedule posts to be automatically published at a specified time. This feature is a complete blessing for travel bloggers and bloggers who go on vacations. When you are in a different time zone, you don’t want… Read More »

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Jan 21, 2013
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