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General WordPress theme tutorials, tips and tricks. Discover how to customize WordPress for SEO benefits, unique design elements and user accessibility. For beginners and experts alike.

While the vast majority of our tutorials are WordPress related, you will occasionally find other design and development tutorials as well.

WordPress Halo

In the early days, all hyperlinks were permalinks since content was static. However, since the rise of blogging and dynamic web pages, permalinks, or permanent links, usually refer to the web address of a single blog post. Because a blog post is a permanent thing (the content may change but the URL doesn’t), it is […]

Facebook Recommendations Plugin

This is part 6 of 7 in the Facebook Social Plugins series:

This is part 6 of 7 in the Facebook Social Plugins series: To generate recommendations, the plugin considers all social interactions with URLs from your site. For a logged in Facebook user, the plugin will give preference to and highlight objects their friends have interacted with. Facebook Dev — Recommendations Now that you have your […]

WordPress Dashboard Widget

A standard WordPress install comes with a bunch of useful Dashboard widgets (Recent Drafts, Recent Comments, Right Now) and some that are damn near useless for certain people (Other WordPress News, WordPress Blog, QuickPress). However there is no simple way to add a widget of your own…or is there? I like to add a widget […]

Twitter @Anywhere

Twitter @Anywhere is an easy-to-deploy solution for bringing the Twitter communication platform to your site. …add Follow Buttons, Hovercards, linkify Twitter usernames, and build deeper integrations… Twitter Developers — @Anywhere Did you know Twitter makes it easy to integrate their features into your WordPress website? Well they do, and it’s called @Anywhere. With a tiny […]

Facebook Comments Box Plugin

This is part 5 of 7 in the Facebook Social Plugins series:

This is part 5 of 7 in the Facebook Social Plugins series: Comments Box is a social plugin that enables user commenting on your site. Features include moderation tools and distribution. Facebook Developers — Comments We’re chugging right along in this series. By now you should have your Facebook app ID, the JavaScript SDK added to […]

Facebook Insights Dashboard

This is part 4 of 7 in the Facebook Social Plugins series:

This is part 4 of 7 in the Facebook Social Plugins series:By now you should have your Facebook app ID, the JavaScript SDK added to your page(s), and the Open Graph protocol <meta> tags added to your <head>. We finally get to make use of all that with Social Plugins — specifically the Like button. […]

HostGator Logo

This quick tutorial is for those who have taken part in our free WordPress blog setup. Changing Your DNS Every domain registrar has a slightly different procedure for changing your domain nameserver, but the essentials are the same. You need to: Login to your domain registrar — the place you bought your domain; GoDaddy, Namecheap, […]

WordPress Post Revisions

If you haven’t noticed, WordPress saves post and page revisions every time the Save Draft and Publish buttons are pressed as well as when the auto-save function kicks in every 60 seconds. It’s a good thing too because I can go for hours without remembering to save, enthralled by whatever literary masterpiece I’m constructing at […]

Facebook Developers Logo

This is part 3 of 7 in the Facebook Social Plugins series:

This is part 3 of 7 in the Facebook Social Plugins series:By now you should have your Facebook app ID and the Open Graph protocol meta tags and namespaces added to your themes <head>. If not, check out parts 1 and 2 in the series. We’re going to be adding the JavaScript SDK asynchronously, which […]

Open Graph Protocol Logo

This is part 2 of 7 in the Facebook Social Plugins series:

This is part 2 of 7 in the Facebook Social Plugins series:The <meta> tags allowed by the Open Graph protocol allow you to specify structured information about the web pages on your site. The more information you provide about a particular page, the easier it is for that page to become indexed in the appropriate […]