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HTML to WordPress Theme Tutorial: Step 3 – Menus, Widgets and Functions

We’re now at the final part of our three part series on creating your first WordPress theme from static HTML. So far, you’ve taken your index.html file, turned that into a PHP file, added template tags and split it up into theme template files. You then created extra template files to display different content types. In this final part we’re going to finish the process of making your theme work. We’ll do the...

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The Ultimate WordPress Backend Tutorial: A Guide to Customization

There’s a lot that goes into developing WordPress websites from the ground up, which is why I hope you’ve found the WordPress startup guide helpful. Having one cohesive guide that walks you through the process step-by-step can be an invaluable tool when you’re first starting work as a WordPress developer. Once you’ve mastered the WordPress website setup process, be sure to tackle the SEO tutorial next. This will teach you all...

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Help! I Need to Migrate a WordPress Multisite: A Step-by-Step Guide

WordPress Multisite has been a highly beneficial addition to web developers’ toolboxes since its introduction in WordPress 3.0. While the multi-site network management solution can’t be used for every new web development project, it has proven itself quite valuable when all the right variables are in place. In the Ultimate Guide to WordPress Multisite, Rachel McCollin talks about how to enable Multisite and create a network of sites from within a...

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Your Startup Guide to SEO: A WordPress SEO Tutorial

WordPress tutorials aren’t just for the DIY user or WordPress beginner who need an introduction to the CMS. In fact, you can find a wide array of WordPress-related topics covered in online tutorials. One of the subjects you might want more help with as you build your first WordPress site is search engine optimization (SEO). It’s not a difficult subject to grasp, but it does take time to construct a solid...

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Get the Most Out of Defender and Maximize WordPress Security

Anyone who owns, builds, manages, or hosts WordPress sites should be obsessed with security. It’s not that WordPress isn’t a safe platform to build websites with. It’s just that, being the most popular and widely used CMS in the world, WordPress is an easy target for hackers. This is why WordPress blogs can’t and shouldn’t stop talking about WordPress security. The nice thing about security getting so much attention is that...

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The Ultimate Guide to DNS for WordPress

DNS can be a headache. It’s one of those aspects of website management that can either be a breeze or take days to sort out. I should know – I recently spent a week trying to transfer a domain name, which eventually involved failed redirects, htaccess editing and the site going down! Luckily it’s fixed now. But my experience shows that it helps to understand exactly what DNS is, what aspects of...

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Adding Styling via the Customizer Without Adding CSS to the Page

The WordPress Customizer is an incredibly powerful and useful tool. By incorporating it into your themes and plugins, you give your users more flexibility and simplify design, layout and content customization. However, it does have its drawbacks. One of these is the fact that any styling you add directly via the customizer will be output in the head section of the page, and not via your theme stylesheet. This is particularly the...

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