Adding and Removing WordPress Users Tutorial

One of the first things you need to do when you setup a new WordPress blog is create an administrator user and also remove the “admin” username if it exists. The “admin” username is created in many WordPress automatic installations by default and is exploited by a number of hackers. This tutorial will cover what you need to know to both create and remove users.

Embedding YouTube & Vimeo Videos in WordPress

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how much is a video worth? A video can teach, inform, demonstrate, and help sell your products. With the popularity of large sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo, adding videos to your website has become quite easy. This tutorial will provide a step-by-step guide using WordPress as an example.

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How to Use GTmetrix Website Speed Performance Analyzer

GTmetrix is a fantastic online measurement tool brought to you by the wonderful folks at Gossamer Threads. They have combined the results & scores from both Google PageSpeed and YSlow to provide you a handy checklist of where your site does well and where you could improve. They also provide straightforward (mostly) recommendations on what you can do to improve.

Custom Sidebars for WordPress Pages

Do you have a WordPress theme that you really like, but it would be great if you could change the sidebars for certain pages? Most developers will tell you that first you go into functions.php and register the new sidebar, then create a custom page template. But, what if you don’t want to touch any PHP or even HTML for that matter? What if you just want a simple way to add custom sidebars when you want? If so, this tutorial is for you.

New WordPress Image Gallery Tutorial

One of the nice upgrades in the recent version of WordPress (released Dec 2012) was the integration of a very easy to use image gallery. This gallery provides a lot of nice features, however it does lack the very nice lightbox effects that many other galleries have. But fortunately there is an easy drop-in plugin that requires NO configuration to provide a lightbox. This tutorial covers the basic setting up and inserting of a WordPress gallery with a lightbox.