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How to Restrict WordPress Site Access by IP or Logged In Users

Password Protected

You are about to launch a new product, and you have developed a great website for it using the world’s favorite web publishing platform, WordPress. You want to test it live on its own domain and hosting, but you are not yet ready to make… Read More »

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Mar 7, 2013
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How to Remove Website URL Field from WordPress Comment Form

Combat Comment Spam

A lot of WordPress comment spam is generated by automated bots. You can block spam comments using honeypot or use other plugins and tools to combat comment spam, but the trickier part is to discourage people from submitting spam comments. Doesn’t make sense huh? Why… Read More »

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Mar 6, 2013
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How to Add Reusable Codes in WordPress Posts and Pages

Add reusable code blocks to WordPress

For better security WordPress post editor does not allow you to add executable code into your posts. However, we understand that there are times when you may want to add code to your posts. For example, you may want to add your Adsense Ad code… Read More »

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Mar 1, 2013
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How To Switch/Convert Custom Post Types in WordPress

Convert Post Type

WordPress comes with five default post types, which are posts, pages, attachments, revisions and menus. Users can also create their own custom post types. This gives them power to create different types of content and display them differently on their websites. Recently we found a… Read More »

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Feb 22, 2013
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How to Notify Users Only On Replies to Their WordPress Comments

Notify when someone replies to my comment

In the past, we showed you how to allow users to subscribe to comments in WordPress. Subscribe to comments is a fairly standard functionality that you will see on numerous blogs. The biggest complain we hear with that feature is that it emails you every… Read More »

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Feb 20, 2013
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How to Allow Users to Report Inappropriate Comments in WordPress

Flag Comments

WordPress is a community software, and it is used by many online communities to run their websites. Great thing about communities is that people work together against challenges for the betterment of the whole group. Comment moderation is one such challenge. Despite the number of… Read More »

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Feb 18, 2013
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How to Regenerate Thumbnails or New Image Sizes in WordPress

Regenerate Thumbnails

Recently, a WPBeginner reader asked for our help regarding an issue with images on their website. It all started when the user switched to a new theme, and the theme displayed thumbnails next to the excerpt of the post. The problem was that all new… Read More »

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Feb 14, 2013
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How to Make Text Widgets More Colorful and Less Boring in WordPress

Colorful

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

Thumbnail Fallback

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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