Tutorials: WordPress Plugins

How to Remove Taxonomy Base Slug in WordPress

Removing the base slug of a taxonomy is a tricky business in WordPress. We suggest using a plugin instead of hardcoding it in your theme. To remove the base slug of any taxonomy: WP htaccess Control Remove Taxonomy Base Slug To remove the “category” slug: Remove Category URL No Category Base (WPML) FV Top Level Categories Three of the plugins above are old and not updated. To remove the default… Read more

Code Syntax Highlighting in WordPress

Have you visited a webpage where lines of programming code are written in different colors depending on their function in the code? That is called syntax highlighting. In this tutorial, we will implement syntax highlighting in WordPress using a plugin that is built on SyntaxHighlighter, a JavaScript package developed by Alex Gorbatchev. 1. Install and activate the SyntaxHighlighter Evolved plugin. 2. Go to Settings > SyntaxHighlighter in the dashboard of… Read more

Quick Configuration for the W3 Total Cache Plugin in WordPress

W3 Total Cache is one of the top WordPress cache plugins. Its plugin page describes it this way: “W3 Total Cache improves the SEO and user experience of your site by increasing website performance, reducing load times via features like content delivery network (CDN) integration and the latest best practices.” In this tutorial, we will teach you a quick configuration for W3 Total Cache. 1. Go to the General Settings… Read more

Solved: Uploaded Images Not Showing in WordPress Media Library

Uploading images to the WordPress uploads folder via FTP or the cPanel is different from uploading them through the WordPress dashboard. When you upload an image through the Media Library, for example, the image gets registered with WordPress. WordPress assigns some unique identification values to it. With the help of a plugin, however, you can register your uploaded images with WordPress. The Add From Server is compatible with WordPress version… Read more

Solved: Thumbnails Not Showing in WordPress Media Library

Moving the WordPress uploads folder to another location or uploading images via FTP/cPanel do not automatically create thumbnails for the images or results in existing thumbnails not being displayed. This can be frustrating when you create new articles and there are no previews for the images listed in your Media Library. Fret not as there is a plugin for that! Regenerate Thumbnails is sufficient for the basic task. You can… Read more

How to Fix the Missed Schedule Error in WordPress

WordPress is the leading Content Management System on the internet. Web designers like it because it is extremely customizable and the availability of documentation and tutorials online about WordPress functionalities seems endless. Writers love it because of its user-friendly dashboard and very easy installation process. People from non-technical backgrounds can easily install WordPress on their website and start publishing content online right away. But there is a hiccup. While WordPress… Read more

How to Hide the WordPress Version Number

WordPress is the top Content Management System on the internet. In terms of market share, WordPress serves as the backbone of 60 percent of websites that use CMS. Because of this, WordPress is a prime target for hackers. One way of finding out the vulnerabilities of a website is through opening its source code. By default, WordPress displays its version number in the source code. A piece of code, however,… Read more

Removing Category Slug from WordPress Site URL

By default, when you create a new category in WordPress, the word category appears in the URL of the category page. For example, if you created a category called environment, the page for that category could be reached at yourwebsite.com/category/environment. If you like that URL, well and good. If you do not want the word category to be in the URL, the easiest workaround is to install a plugin. Remove… Read more

How to Display Featured Posts in WordPress

This tutorial will display a list of your Featured Posts with thumbnail images in the sidebar of your WordPress-powered website. The list will be consist of five titles right next to their corresponding images. Furthermore, this will create a checkbox under each of your posts in the WordPress dashboard. If after reading this article you want a different method of doing the same thing, you may read the article How… Read more

How to Display Most Popular Posts in WordPress

The following steps will display a list of your Most Popular Posts with thumbnail images in the sidebar of your WordPress-powered website. The list will be consist of five titles right next to their corresponding images. 1. Add the following lines of code to the functions.php file: // Set image sizes add_theme_support(‘post-thumbnails’); if ( function_exists( ‘add_theme_support’ ) ) { add_theme_support( ‘post-thumbnails’ ); set_post_thumbnail_size( 50, 50, array( ‘center’, ‘center’) ); add_image_size(… Read more