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Yet another year is about to coming to an end. We want to thank you guys for supporting WPBeginner for 5+ years of our existence. As we look back at the year of 2014, it was full of success and joy for the WPBeginner team.

With your help, we built two schools in Guatemala. Syed will be visiting them in January.

We also welcomed Soliloquy and Envira Gallery into our family of WordPress products.

OptinMonster became an industry standard for WordPress popup and lead generation plugins.

In 2014, we wrote many useful WordPress tutorials. We thought we should compile a list of our favorite ones. Let’s take a look at the year.

January 2014

9 Most Common Misconceptions about WordPress – Despite being the world’s most popular CMS, people still know very little about WordPress. In this article, we tried to clarify some of the most common misconceptions about WordPress that we came across while talking to users.

How to Show Latest Videos From YouTube Channel in WordPress – Many WordPress users upload their videos to YouTube (See why you should never upload a video to WordPress). If you are running a YouTube channel, then you would definitely want to showcase your recent videos on your WordPress site as well. In this article, we showed how to show latest videos from a YouTube channel in WordPress.

8 Best jQuery Tutorials for WordPress Beginners – We have published some very easy to implement jQuery tutorials on WPBeginner. In this article, we showcased some of the best jQuery tutorials for WordPress beginners.

February 2014

How to Fix Error Too Many Redirects Issue in WordPress – It is a common and perhaps one of the most puzzling WordPress error for beginners. In this article, we showed users how to fix error too many redirects issue. We also explained what causes the error in the first place so that users can avoid it in the future.

How to Easily Create Responsive WordPress Image Galleries with Envira – The default image galleries in WordPress are very basic and depending on your theme, they can be ugly, not ready for mobile devices, or too slow. In this article, we showed how to easily create responsive image galleries with Envira. Not only it allows you to create beautiful image galleries, but it also makes your image gallery fit all devices, without compromising speed and aesthetics.

How to Display a List of Child Pages For a Parent Page in WordPress – Many WordPress site owners user Pages to create most of their content (See the difference between posts and pages in WordPress). WordPress pages are hierarchical, which means they can have parent and child pages. In this article, we showed users how to display a list of child pages for a parent page in WordPress.

March 2014

How to Add a NoFollow Checkbox to Insert Link Section in WordPress – When inserting a link WordPress allows you to simply check a box to open link in new window. But if you want to make the link nofollow then you have to manually add the tag. In this article, we showed how to add a nofollow checkbox to insert link section in WordPress.

Beginner’s Guide: How to Use Google Analytics for Your WordPress Site – Many WordPress users who install Google Analytics on their sites do not know how to use it. In this beginner’s guide we explained how to use Google Analytics on your WordPress site to analyze your traffic and audience.

April 2014

How to Install and Setup WordPress Multisite Network – WordPress can be used for a single site, or you can use it to create a network of sites. In this article, we showed how to install and setup your very own WordPress multisite network.

How to Disable Disqus on Custom Post Types in WordPress – This year we switched from default WordPress comments to Disqus commenting system (See why we use Disqus Commenting System?). We noticed that Disqus was showing comments on our custom post types like Glossary and Deals. We turned off those comments and shared how to disable Disqus for custom post types in WordPress.

May 2014

How to Display Most Commented Posts in WordPress – Comments are a powerful tool to engage your audiences. We explained how to showcase your most commented posts in WordPress.

How to Create a Survey in WordPress With Gravity Forms – We love Gravity Forms and how it allows users to do so many things with WordPress using forms. In this tutorial, we showed users how to create online survey in WordPress using Gravity Forms.

When Do You Need a Custom Post Type or Taxonomy in WordPress – We showed users how to create custom post types and taxonomies in WordPress. But how do you know that it’s time to start using them on your site? In this beginner’s guide, we explained when users need a custom post type or taxonomy on their WordPress site.

June 2014

How to Fix WordPress Keeps Logging Out Problem – One of the most annoying WordPress error a user can face is when they keep getting logged out of the admin area. This article explained how to fix WordPress keeps logging out issue and what causes the issue in the first place. Also see our list of 14 most common WordPress errors and how to fix them.

How to Switch from JetPack Subscription to MailChimp, AWeber, etc. Many beginners use Jetpack email subscription feature on their sites when they start out. However, they soon realize its limitations and want to switch to a proper email service. In this tutorial, we showed how to switch from JetPack subscription to MailChimp, Aweber, or any other email service provider.

Stop Using FeedBurner – Move to FeedBurner Alternatives – FeedBurner is a dead service for a long time now. In this article, we explained why it is dead and why it is time to move on to much better FeedBurner alternatives.

Step by Step Guide: How to Start a Podcast with WordPress – Ever wanted to start your own podcast but didn’t know where to get started? We wrote a complete step by step guide on how to start a podcast with WordPress for beginners.

July 2014

How to Add Custom Styles to WordPress Visual Editor – In this article we showed users how they extend the WordPress visual editor by adding their own custom styles.

How to Add a Contact Form Popup in WordPress – Ever wanted to display a contact form to display inside a popup on your WordPress site? In this tutorial we showed how to create a contact form popup in WordPress.

7 Best WordPress Backup Plugins Compared (Pros and Cons) – Backups are the most important defence sheild for the security of any WordPress site. In this article, We hand-picked 7 of the best WordPress backup plugins and compared each one of them.

August 2014

9 Most Popular Free Responsive WordPress Slider Plugins – There are so many free slider plugins that it becomes very confusing for beginners to decide which one is the best. We picked up 9 most popular free responsive WordPress slider plugins available.

40 Useful Tools to Manage and Grow Your WordPress Blog – Once you have started a blog, you want to find out the best tools to help you grow it. In this article, we showed 40 useful tools to help you manage and grow your WordPress blog into a success.

How to Highlight New Comments for Returning Visitors in WordPress – WordPress lists comments in a chronologicle order which makes it difficult for users to find new comments. Earlier we wrote about how to rearrange comments to show newest comments on top. In this article, we showed how to highlight new comments for returning visitors in WordPress.

September 2014

How to Fix WordPress Not Sending Email Issue – Many WordPress users face this problem when they are unable to recieve their contact form or notification emails from their WordPress site. In this article we explained why this happens and how to fix WordPress not sending email issue.

How to Resize and Make Images Larger without Losing Quality – There is usually no or very little quality loss when you are resizing large images to make them smaller. However, making an image larger in size results in very noticeable quality loss. In this tutorial we showed users how to resize and make images larger without losing quality.

October 2014

8 Reasons to Convert Your Blog to – Many bloggers start out on free blogging services like blogger or But as their blogs grow they start realizing what they can or cannot do. This article provides 8 reasons to convert blog to

23 Top Tools for WordPress Freelancers, Designers, and Developers – WordPress is one of the most sought after skills on freelancing websites. In this guide we handpicked 23 best tools for WordPress freelancers, designers, and developers to manage their work efficiently.

How to Build an Email List in WordPress – Email Marketing 101 – Ever wanted to start building your email list but didn’t know how? Head over to our step by step beginners guide on how to build an email list in WordPress.

November 2014

How to Easily Add Title Attribute to Images in WordPress In this article we explained what is title attribute for images and how it is different from the title that you enter when uploading images in WordPress. Lastly, we showed users how to add title attribute to images on their WordPress site.

How to Fix Missing Admin Bar Issue in WordPress – Sometimes the admin bar in WordPress can mysteriously disappear. In this article, we explained why this error occurs and how you can easily fix it.

How to Add CAPTCHA in WordPress Login and Registration Form – Spam registrations and malicious scripts trying to login to your site can be a big problem for any WordPress site admin. In this guide we showed how to add CAPTCHA in WordPress login and registration form for better protection.

December 2014

How to Move Comments Between WordPress Posts – Tansferring contents of a post in WordPress is simpler, but what if you wanted to transfer comments too? In this tutorial, we showed how to easily move comments between WordPress posts.

How to Add Image Icons With Navigation Menus in WordPress – Many popular sites use icons in their navigation menus. In this tutorial we showed how to easily add image icons with navigation menus in WordPress.

These were some of the best WordPress tutorials of WPBeginner in 2014. We hope that you liked them.

We would like to thank you for supporting us throughout the year by offering feedback, sharing articles, suggesting topics, etc. We are really, very thankful. We hope to add more useful tutorials in 2015.

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