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.
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.
Unfortunately in life our ideas for posts, our time to actually write posts, and the times that we’d like to publish them are all different. Fortunately though, there are some features and plugins to help us with that. We’ll cover how to schedule WordPress posts in this tutorial.
You have started using Twitter; and you now regularly update your account with useful and relevant tweets. Great! Now you want to let all of your website visitors know about your mastery of Twitter. I’ve put together this tutorial to show you how to add your Twitter feed to your website.
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.
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.
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.
Adobe Kuler is a free online tool for developing color palettes. It is primarily geared towards graphic designers, but just about anyone can use it to create a fabulous color palette quickly and easily. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to put together a quick color palette.
Facebook is a useful tool in your social media toolbox, if you regularly update. But, with our busy lives, activity on social media is a challenge. The solution is use Facebook’s built in tool for scheduling posts. With this, you can be active online and in the real world at the same time!
It seems like every day you have another website to log into and you need another unique & secure password. And you probably ran out of ideas for new passwords about 20 passwords ago. So here is one method to create easy to remember passwords which are also very strong.