Tutorial Category: Plugins

  • How to use Disqus comments in WordPress

    How to use Disqus comments in WordPress

    Using the Disqus commenting system The official Disqus Comment System plugin was last updated in 2021 and has very low ratings. I noticed there is an alternative to the official plugin called Comments – wpDiscuz which has the same amount of users as the official plugin and a lot better ratings. I will test out…

  • Cleaning up a WordPress Database

    Cleaning up a WordPress Database

    A WordPress database will over time become more and more bloated, as it becomes filled with various information / entries. From posts, comments, users, themes, plugins and more. Too often using a plugin and deleting it will not delete the entries it made into the database. These entries can become really big. Here is an…

  • Privacy plugins in WordPress

    Privacy plugins in WordPress

    The first version of this tutorial. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)What is a Privacy PolicyWordPress Privacy settings and guide A few WordPress Privacy plugins– Complianz GDPR plugin– CookieYes plugin– Cookie Notice plugin– GDPR Cookie Compliance plugin– Cookie Notice & Consent plugin (smaller) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) “The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) (GDPR) is…

  • How to use a Code Snippet plugin in WordPress

    How to use a Code Snippet plugin in WordPress

    Code Snippets plugin overview.How I use Code Snippets.Code snippets in the cloud.Code Snippets Pro. A code snippet is a piece of code one usually adds to the child theme functions.php file or better yet a plugin meant to handle code snippets. A code snippet is a small piece of code meant to do something… A…

  • Give Donation WordPress plugin walk through

    Give Donation WordPress plugin walk through

    The Give donation plugin for WordPress. The plugin contains form templates to help create your fundraising campaigns. It also contains fundraising reports and donor management. A WPGive setup wizard is seen after installing and activating the plugin. Goes to the GiveWP Setup Guide screen. Going through the GiveWP plugin settings All Forms Shows the initial…

  • Sorting the Media Library

    Sorting the Media Library

    The current Media Library in WordPress has looked the same for many years. What options are there to order / sort / organize the media library today? I have tested a lot of the Media Library folder plugins and selected the plugins that keep it simple and as close to the default WordPress user interface…

  • EZP Coming Soon Page Elite plugin

    EZP Coming Soon Page Elite plugin

    Plugin has been closed down by the author. The EZP Coming Soon Page WordPress plugin is good to use for new launches/maintenance or when the site needs to be offline for a while. The same developers you made the backup/clone plugin Duplicator has made the Coming Soon Page plugin. The user interface is easy to…

  • Automatically set fallback featured  image

    Automatically set fallback featured image

    Here are various ways to add a featured image. I am showing examples with setting the same image for all featured images, taking the first image in the post content as featured, defining specific images for categories and more. Below the code I will also be showing a plugin approach. Marks code – add first…

  • Speeding up WordPress site manually and through cache plugins

    Speeding up WordPress site manually and through cache plugins

    Sometimes we need to speed up a WordPress site. We would then find a performance plugin. Two sites I use for checking the performance of a site:gtmetrix.com and tools.pingdom.comOther sites I also might use are: Google PageSpeed Insights and WebPageTest. A new site I was told about: marketingtracer.com/speedtest A new site As one setup a…

  • Drag and drop page ordering in a tree page view WordPress

    Drag and drop page ordering in a tree page view WordPress

    Currently the default method to rearrange WordPress pages or posts is to go to All Posts / All Pages. Click “Quick Edit” of the page/post you would like to have for instance in the top and be sure it has 0 (rewrite it to become 0). Select various other pages/posts and add another number in…

  • Some plugins I use

    Some plugins I use

    There are some plugins I use on most sites that I run. Akismet – is by default installed. Deals with comments spam. All in One WP Security / WP Cerber Gutenberg (Block Editor). The new editing experience in WordPress. Autoptimize – Optimizes the site. Duplicator or Duplicator Pro Email Encoder – Protect Email Addresses Full…

  • A short overview of WordPress Security plugins

    A short overview of WordPress Security plugins

    Here is an overview of various Security plugins in WordPress. All in One WP SecurityBulletProof SecurityDefenderiThemes SecuritySecuPressShield SecuritySucuri SecurityWordfenceWP CerberMy thoughts on the security plugins. I installed the plugin Query Monitor to see how much resource each plugin takes. After installing Query Monitor I selected to go to the frontend of the site and in…

  • Exporting and Importing WordPress posts pages media and more

    Exporting and Importing WordPress posts pages media and more

    It is possible to Import and export content from one WordPress site to another. Exporting content Go to Tools -> Export.Select the content to be exported.All content, Posts, Pages or Media.Click the Download Export File. An xml file will be downloaded to your computer. Importing content At the bottom of the page below the title:…

  • Manage your avatar in WordPress

    Manage your avatar in WordPress

    Managing your avatar profile image in WordPress. The default for managing your avatar in WordPress is using a gravatar. This means you need to sign up at gravatar.com and add some avatar images to your new account. The e-mail address you at gravatar.com and for your WordPress sites will link the avatar image from gravatar.com to…

  • The SEO Framework

    The SEO Framework

    An overview of the SEO Framework WordPress plugin. The Yoast SEO and All in One SEO plugins are very different from The SEO Framework. I have added tutorials to show the settings each contain. To give an overview of what features each offer. SEO Settings Layout General Settings SEO Bar Settings and Counter Settings. Title…

  • All in One SEO pack

    All in One SEO pack

    An overview of the All in One SEO WordPress plugin. The plugin went through a major overhaul in 2021. I have added articles to show the settings of a few SEO plugins. The Yoast SEO WordPress plugin and The SEO Framework plugin. To give an overview of what features each offer. There is also an…

  • WordPress SEO plugin

    WordPress SEO plugin

    An overview of the WordPress Yoast SEO plugin. This plugin is one of the most popular WordPress SEO plugins on the marked. It will automatically take care of the site’s technical SEO. I have added articles to show the settings of a few SEO plugins. The All in One SEO plugin and The SEO Framework plugin.…

  • Using Poedit 2 Pro to translate a WordPress plugin or theme

    Using Poedit 2 Pro to translate a WordPress plugin or theme

    I am currently using version 3.2 of Poedit. As this article has been updated from the older version which mentioned Poedit version 2. Poedit will suggest translations for each phrase. I will use the plugin All in One SEO as well as the WordPress SEO from Yoast as an example. I am helping to translate the…

  • Contact Form 7 Customization tutorial

    Contact Form 7 Customization tutorial

    After installing and activating Contact Form 7 a new sidebar item is seen named Contact with the sub sections Contact Forms, Add New and Integration. Going to Contact Forms one can see a list of the forms. By default Contact form 1 will be seen. Clicking the title or hovering and clicking edit one enters…

  • Automatic update of WordPress and themes

    Automatic update of WordPress and themes

    In WordPress 5.6 and onward we are able to update WordPress core, translations, plugins and themes through the Automatic update in WordPress. Here is an example from the Installed plugins screen. Auto-update plugin Bulk actions.Select multiple plugins and click “Bulk actions” to select to Enable/Disable auto-updates for many plugins at once. Auto-update theme To auto…