How to Link to Page Content from a WordPress Navigation Menu

Sometimes you might want your WordPress navigation menu items to link directly to a page section that sits in the middle of a larger page, rather than simply to the top of the page. For example: instead of creating a nav menu link to a Contact page, how do I create a menu link to […]

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How to Create a WordPress Dynamic Front Page

So, you want to not have your ten most recent blog posts on your front page in WordPress? “Dynamic front page,” “custom home page,” and “WordPress static front page template” all kind of mean this same thing: I want to better control the marketing message that my WordPress site presents on the homepage. That’s our […]

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How to Install or Update a WordPress Plugin from a ZIP File

This Quick Guide will show you how to both install and update WordPress plugins from a ZIP file. Installing a WordPress plugin from a ZIP file is one of the two main ways to add a plugin to WordPress. In particular, to install a premium WordPress plugin, you’ll almost always be uploading the plugin as […]

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How to Create Pages in WordPress in Under a Minute

It’s an important part of coming to grips with the platform to create a new page in WordPress. In this Quick Guide we’ll explain how to create pages in WordPress, why you’ll want to do that, and what it means to have done so. For the unfamiliar, “pages” are one of WordPress’s two core “post […]

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How to Use Simply Schedule Appointments, a Free Online Booking Calendar for WordPress

Today, we’ll cover a free online booking calendar for WordPress called Simply Schedule Appointments. We’ll also cover why, and how to use the powerful appointment-scheduling WordPress plugin. Why Use a Free Online Appointment Scheduling Plugin? First, the why: As a consultant, coach, or busy person, scheduling appointments can be frustrating exercise is circular email chains. […]

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How to View the Full-Sized Version of Any Image on a WordPress Site

Viewing the full-sized version of any image on a WordPress site is quite a bit easier than you may think. If you’re looking at a resized image on a WordPress site and want to see the full-sized original image, today’s Quick Guide is for you. To view the full-sized version of any WordPress image, you’ll […]

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How to Change a Username on WordPress

How to change username on WordPress seems like an easy question, but WordPress has never really supported the ability to change a username. Changing your admin username in WordPress is possible via three different kinds of work-arounds, and it’s just really a question of which you prefer. The easiest one is to create a new […]

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How to Create a WordPress Website, for Beginners

So someone told you you should create a WordPress website? And you’re not really sure what that even means, “create a wordpress website from scratch.” What does it require? While I can’t be exhaustive in this guide about how to build a WordPress website from scratch, I’ll do my best to cover all of our […]

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SiteGround vs. Bluehost: Which Shared Host to Choose in 2019

If you’re choosing between SiteGround and Bluehost shared hosting—whether for a WordPress project or not—then you’ll be happy to learn that there’s an easy correct choice. SiteGround is far better hosting than Bluehost. In fact, while SiteGround might or might not be the correct hosting for you depending on your project, the truth is that there’s never a good reason […]

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Enable Automatic Plugin Updates in WordPress Without Code

One of the best things you can do for WordPress site security it run updates in WordPress often, ideally as soon as they’re available. Making WordPress automatically pull in plugin updates for you is a great way to make that happen. Automatic plugin update can happen with some PHP code, but there’s actually a great […]

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