How to Edit WordPress Theme Files From the Admin Dashboard

While making modifications to WordPress, we need to edit the theme files located inside the /wp-content/themes/ folder. Sometimes, we might have to manually add some lines of code to header.php or other files like footer.php or content.php. The purpose of the edit could be to add simple lines of code like adding a favicon link rel code to header.php or Google Analytics code to footer.php. Continue reading “How to Edit WordPress Theme Files From the Admin Dashboard”

How to Add Favicon to a WordPress Powered Website

A favicon is an icon or image used in the title bar of a tab in a browser when a particular website is open. Every website can have a 16×16 pixels image on the browser’s title bar, right before the title of the page. It can be used as a branding tool for websites on web browsers while giving visitors a way to identify the page that is open in their browser. The same icon is used in the bookmarks as well. Continue reading “How to Add Favicon to a WordPress Powered Website”

How to Backup WordPress Remotely to Dropbox using WPB2D

Backing up all the content that is online is absolutely necessary. While running a website powered by WordPress, the site files and database needs to be backed up regularly. This is done so that when there are data failures, the backup can be used to restore a website to its previous working stage. Backing up regularly requires some time and so it is better left off to be done automatically. Storing backups remotely is also necessary to be safe. Continue reading “How to Backup WordPress Remotely to Dropbox using WPB2D”

How to Find ID of Posts/Pages, Categories, Users and Everything Else in WordPress

In WordPress, every item that you create or upload, or is created and uploaded by users has a unique ID assigned to it. It is basically a unique number used to query, identify and read the item for display from the database. This ID is present for almost everything—posts, pages, categories, tags, users, media uploads, comments, and menus. Sometimes, there is a need to identify the ID of such items. Continue reading “How to Find ID of Posts/Pages, Categories, Users and Everything Else in WordPress”

Alternative Text vs. Image Title Attribute in WordPress Media Manager

The Add Media button in WordPress visual composer is not only for uploading and inserting images but it is also used to put additional media information and links. There are two main tabs present in the Insert Media window—upload files and media library. You can either upload files from your system or choose previously uploaded images. Once an image is selected, there are options or attachment details which are displayed on the right. Continue reading “Alternative Text vs. Image Title Attribute in WordPress Media Manager”

How to Change WordPress Media Upload Directory?

WordPress media directory is the location of the folder on a web-host where media files like images are uploaded. By default, files are uploaded to /wp-content/uploads/ folder. The uploaded files are also organized into month and year based folders. That means when we upload an image.jpg in the month of May 2015, it is placed in the folder, /wp-content/uploads/2015/05/image.jpg. Continue reading “How to Change WordPress Media Upload Directory?”

How to Use WordPress Media Manager to Edit Images in-house

The tool that allows us to upload and insert images in WordPress can do a whole lot more than that. Besides allowing us to insert and edit captions, alternate text, descriptions and titles—it can do some basic image editing as well. It is not as powerful as an image editing software but we can easily crop, resize, rotate and flip images online. There aren’t a lot of options there but it is enough to perform simple edits in images that are already online. Continue reading “How to Use WordPress Media Manager to Edit Images in-house”

How to Find out Whether a Website is Powered by WordPress or Not

If there is ever a need to figure out whether a website is powered by WordPress or not, then it’s a simple task. We can either view the content/design, source of the website or check with external tools. What we usually look for is the directory structure, themes or CSS files that are pointed in the HTML code. If they match the WordPress style, then we can be certain that the site is powered by this famous CMS. It’s really a 2 minute task to figure out if any website has been built with WordPress.

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How to Get WP.me Shortlinks for Blog Posts in WordPress

WP.me domain short links is a great way to access the posts in a blog. They act as an alternative to using external URL shortening services like bit.ly and goo.gl. After activating Jetpack, this service is attached to your blog. When WP.me shortening service is activated in Jetpack, each and every post will have a short URL. They will be generated automatically.

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How to Enable Akismet for the Very First Time

Akismet is the very best plugin to disable spam comments and trackbacks on a WordPress website. When a comment field is open to the public, there will be spam. If the site gains some attention, the number of spam increases. If a site becomes really popular, there is so much spam that it will be impossible to manage them manually. But there is a great plugin, something called Akismet that can be used to fight back spam.

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