How to Remove the Footer Link for Verbosa Theme in WordPress

Normally, removing the footer credits in a theme is easy. We can use an action hook, modify the child theme to just rewrite the relevant page. However, Cryout Creations makes it very difficult to remove the footer link for Verbosa and their other themes. For example, the Verbosa theme has the … [Read more...]

How to Implement a “Top Bar” in WordPress for Special Offers

A top bar is a great way to display persistent ads or special offers on your site without annoying your readers. Unlike regular advertisements which are lost when your user scrolls past them, the top bar "sticks" to the top (or bottom) of your site and is always present so it doesn't get lost. This … [Read more...]

How to Use the SiteGround WordPress Migrator

Yesterday on July 19th, 2018, SiteGround released a new tool that allows you to easily transfer a WordPress site from any other hosting provider to SiteGround. While this was possible previously, it required downloading a copy of your site and databases onto your PC, and then uploading that … [Read more...]

How to Install WordPress After Purchasing Web Hosting

Now that you've purchased web hosting, it's time to build your site! For this, we're going to use "WordPress". It's an application that powers more than 30% of all websites. WordPress allows you to create web pages, navigation menus, and a blog. This tutorial will explain how to install it … [Read more...]

How to Calculate Values in WordPress Posts and Pages

Let's say you store some data in MySQL database that you retrieve via a shortcode. This shortcode returns a dynamic value that's updated in real time. Great! Now what if you need to perform some calculation on that value? Let's say it's as simple as multiplying it by 2. Now you're stuck! Short of … [Read more...]

Tutorial: Exclude Logged in WordPress Users with Google Tag Manager

This tutorial will explain how to configure Google Tag Manager - GTM for short - so that your own visits your site don't trigger Google Analytics tracking code. It makes the following assumptions: You've already set up Google Tag Manager and added the code to your site You've already set up … [Read more...]

How to Display a Single Cell from Google Sheets in WordPress

Sometimes you need to publish dynamic data in WordPress. Whether it's changing prices, the score for a game, or stock prices. Google Sheets is a great way to achieve this. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to display the value of a single cell in Google spreadsheets using a simple shortcode. Here … [Read more...]

How to Add Custom Image Sizes to the Dropdown in WordPress

When you upload an image to WordPress, you can choose the image size from a dropdown from the media section. There are typically a few predefined sizes. Namely: Thumbnail (150x150) Medium (325x225) Large (1024x766) There might be some others as defined by your theme or plugins. Often … [Read more...]

How to Add Adsense to WordPress Posts

Putting Adsense ads on your site is the simplest way to monetize your blog. Luckily for us, Google has made it pretty easy. Here's a quick tutorial with screenshots on how to add Adsense to WordPress. Step 1: Log in to your Adsense Account If you don't have an Adsense account, create one here and … [Read more...]

How to Remove Posts from the Homepage in WordPress

By default, new WordPress posts appear at the front of your blog. However, sometimes you don't want this to happen! Here's how to remove posts from the home page, so they don't appear in your feed. Step 1: Create a New "Dummy" Category The best way to keep some posts away from the front of your … [Read more...]