WordPress (81 Articles)

How to change the media settings in WordPress?

The media settings in WordPress determine the size of the images that are inserted in your blog's posts. These settings can be modified from the WordPress admin area > Settings > Media . If you want to see a video tutorial on how to change the media settings of your WordPress blog, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…

How to set a static front page for my WordPress blog?

You can easily set your WordPress to display a static page as your blog's front page. First you need to create the new page (there is no problem to use an existing page; if you wish to use an existing page, you can skip this step). This can be done from the WordPress admin area > Pages > Add New . Once you have created and saved the new page, you should set it as your blog's front page from Settings > Reading . Once there, tick " A static page (select below) " in the " Front page displays " section. Then from the " Front page " drop-down menu choose the static page you just created and click Save Changes . Now when someone visits your blog they will see your new static front page. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to set a static front page for your WordPress blog, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…

How to adjust the discussion settings in WordPress?

You can easily adjust the discussion settings of your blog from the WordPress admin area > Settings > Discussion . From there you can adjust the default article settings, the comment settings, the avatar settings, etc. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to adjust the discussion settings in WordPress, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…

How to add and delete categories in WordPress?

In order to add/delete a category in your blog, log in to the admin area and go to Posts > Categories . To add a category, simply type its name in the Category Name field. If you wish, you can also type a category slug, description and choose a parent item. Then click Add Category and your new category will be created. To delete an existing category, hover over it and then click the Delete button. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to add/delete categories in WordPress, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv…

How to use the WordPress dashboard?

The Dashboard panel available in your WordPress admin area provides you with quick information about your blog. It includes information about the number of pages and posts on your blog, the most recent comments, the latest news at WordPress.org, etc. You can arrange the information boxes to your preference. This way you will be able to keep up with all recent activities in your blog. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to use the WordPress dashboard, click Play Video on the screen below. …

How to adjust the writing settings in WordPress?

You can easily adjust the writing settings of your blog from the WordPress admin area > Settings > Writing . From there you can adjust the size of the post box, formatting, default post category, etc. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to adjust the writing settings in WordPress, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…

How to add a widget to the WordPress sidebar?

Adding a widget to your WordPress sidebar is quite simple. Log in to your WordPress admin area and go to Appearance > Widgets . Click the Add button next to each widget you wish to add to your sidebar. Once you have added all widgets you wish to appear on your WordPress sidebar, click the Save Changes button under the sidebar on the right. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to add a widget to the WordPress sidebar, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…

How to add a PayPal button in WordPress?

Adding a PayPal button in WordPress is quite simple. First you need to obtain the HTML code for your button. This can be done from the official PayPal website. Once you have the code for your button, log in to your WordPress admin area and go to Posts > Add New . Switch from Visual to HTML and paste the code for your PayPal button there. Publish your post and you will see your PayPal button in it. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to add a PayPal button in WordPress, open this video tutorial:  https://videopress.com/embed/d4PXHxaw…

How to quickly edit posts in WordPress?

In WordPress you can quickly edit a post using the Quick Edit option available under the post. For editing multiple post you can use the Bulk Actions option. Simply check the posts you wish to edit and choose Edit from the Bulk Actions drop-down menu. If you want to see a video tutorial on how to quickly edit posts in WordPress, click Play Video on the screen below. Find more useful WordPress videos at WordPress.tv .…

How to set your WordPress blog to private?

In WordPress you can easily set private status to different posts or to the whole blog. To do this go to Settings - Reading in your WordPress admin page. There you'll see the Site Visibility Options which will allow you to configure whether your site will be visible to search engines or not. To make your blog private, select  I would like my blog to be visible only to users I choose – Select this option to create a private blog. If you want others to be able to view your private blog you’ll need to invite them to be a…

How to disable all WordPress plugins directly from the database?

You can easily disable all WordPress plugins directly from your database. This is useful when you have some problems with your WordPress installation such as not being able to log in to the admin area and/or having blank pages. To disable all plugins, log in to phpMyAdmin and select your WordPress database from the menu on the left. Browse the table wp_options and find the option active_plugins . Click the pencil icon to edit the table. Its content will vary, depending on what plugins you have enabled. For example, if you have the Akismet and Hello Dolly plugins enabled, the code there will be: a:2:{i:0;s:19:"akismet/akismet.php";i:1;s:9:"hello.php";} To disable all plugins, simply delete the code and click the Go button to save the change. The other option is to use the following query to disable all of your WordPress plugins: UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = '' WHERE option_name = 'active_plugins'; Please note that disabling the plugins will not remove them from your WordPress application. They will simply be deactivated. You can easily activate them from your WordPress admin area at any time.…

How to optimize WordPress for better performance?

WordPress is one of the most (if not the most) popular blog applications currently available. Here are some tips on how to improve the performance of your WordPress blog:  Optimize your WordPress database. You can do this using a plugin such as this one or you can do it directly from phpMyAdmin .  Install a caching plugin such as WP-Cache or WP Super Cache .  Check your website using this online tool . It will give you valuable information on what modifications can be made in order to improve its performance.  Decrease the number of external and internal links on your pages. Leave only the most important ones. …

How to configure WordPress to work with a new domain?

In case you wish to use your WordPress application with another domain, you should change the siteurl and home options in your WordPress database. You can do this using the phpMyAdmin tool available in your cPanel . Once in phpMyAdmin, select your WordPress database and browse the table wp_options . Find the options siteurl and home and change their values to the new domain you wish to use.…

How to secure an existing WordPress installation?

Here we will list some steps through which you can improve the security of an existing WordPress installation: - If you have manually installed your WordPress, the default administrator username will be admin .  You should change this to something harder to guess. To do this, log in to your WordPress admin area, go to Users and create a new user with Administrator role.  Once the account is created, log out from your admin area, log in with the new account you created and delete the old one. - Restrict access to the wp-admin folder only for your IP.  You can easily do this by placing a .htaccess file in the wp-admin folder containing the following lines: Deny from all Allow from <Your IP> You can see what is your IP at this URL . - Restrict the access to most files in the wp-includes and wp-content folders. The access to everything except images, CSS and JavaScript files can be blocked. To do this, create a .htaccess file and place the following rules in it: Order Allow,Deny Deny from all <Files ~ ".(css|jpe?g|png|gif|js)$"> Allow from all </Files> - Protect the wp-admin folder with a password. You can easily password protect the folder by following the instructions in this tutorial . - Keep your WordPress, as well as the Wordpress plugins updated to their latest versions. You can check your WordPress installation for vulnerabilities using this online scanner…

How to create a more secure WordPress installation

If you have not installed your WordPress yet, it is a good idea to change the default database prefix before making the installation. You can easily do this by modifying the following line in the wp-config-sample.php file; $table_prefix  = 'wp_'; Change it to something more complex, for example: $table_prefix  = '1w27p_'; Once you make this change, rename wp-config-sample.php to wp-config.php and proceed with the WordPress installation . This can be done also by using the WordPress installation web interface. You should simply enter the desired database prefix in the Table Prefix field of the web installer interface.…

How to transfer my WordPress from one host to another?

Transferring your WordPress application includes copying your files and database and modifying the wp-config.php file in your main WordPress folder. In wp-config.php you should change the MySQL settings: DB_NAME - here you should enter the name of the WordPress database, e.g. : define('DB_NAME', 'user_wrdp1');   DB_USER - here you should enter the username with privileges to access the blog database, e.g. : define('DB_USER', 'user_wrdp1');    DB_PASSWORD - the password for accessing the database: define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password'); DB_HOST - the MySQL host; in most cases you won't have to change this: define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');    In case you wish to use the transferred application with another domain, or in another folder, you should also change the siteurl and home options in your WordPress database. You can do this using the phpMyAdmin tool available in your cPanel . Once in phpMyAdmin, select your WordPress database and browse the table wp_options . Find the options siteurl and home and change their values to the desired…

How to disable trackbacks in WordPress?

Trackbacks are often abused by SpamBots and may cause various problems. That's why you are advised to disable trackbacks until you are certain you can deal with all complications which may follow. In order to disable trackbacks in WordPress, go to your Admin panel, Options, Discussion tab. There uncheck "Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks.)" You can also disable this feature by this SQL query: UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = 'closed' WHERE wp_options.option_id =20 AND wp_options.blog_id =0;…

How to install WordPress?

There are two ways you can install WordPress on your Siteground hosting account: Manually, by downloading the script to your computer and uploading the installation files and folders to your account. Automatically via the Softaculous autoinstaller. For a detailed step-by-step information on how to install it both ways, please visit our WordPress Tutorials pages.…