It’s amazing how much has changed from the old days of building websites, especially when you had to hire a web site designer to make your website that ended up costing you a lot of money. In those days, you still had premade HTML and Flash (remember flash?) templates. Eventually we started to see content management systems come into view like Mambo, Movable Type, and WordPress.
Have you ever looked inside your “uploads” folder, the place where all your media such as images get stored with each upload? I’m about to show & tell what happens when you upload images to your media library with default WordPress media settings in place. You might be shocked at what you see…
Unfortunately WordPress does not give you the option to disable (hide) widget titles from the front-end of your web pages. There are times when you might want to hide a widget title, but to do this, we need a plugin. The one I recommend is called “Remove Widget Titles” from Stephen Cronin.
By default when you publish a widget to a sidebar in WordPress, that widget is going to show up everywhere that sidebar exists. The problem is that you may not want that widget to show up everywhere, so what do you do? We will need a plugin to accomplish our goal…
Before you install your new WordPress theme, there is one thing you should consider before you activate it and begin setting up your website, because what you decide from this point on will either save you headaches or give you one (or many).
When writing a post, whether it’s for the blog or a page, most people are familiar with how you insert images (media) into your content. There is also the option to insert a featured image instead of directly into the post itself. However, what about adding an image to a text widget, or just simply adding an image to a sidebar?
It’s really easy to update a theme when you installed one from the WordPress theme repository (the free themes) when you get a notification that there’s an update for your theme, as well as plugins. But what about themes that you installed yourself from outside of WordPress, such as Shaped Pixels?
Do you ever find yourself in confusion with a little frustration and annoyance that your WordPress does not perform some basic things that it really should? How about feeling unsure of where to go or what to do when you come up to the point of creating your website and you are now stuck? Finally at last, you realize you need a plugin, but the question is, what plugin do you use?
I’m sure many have encountered this problem…you are building a website using WordPress, drag a widget into a sidebar, add your content, and then you noticed that every single page in your website that has that sidebar is now showing the widget everywhere. Frustrating at best, especially if you want to show it only on a few pages, but not all pages.
Probably one of the most challenging thing you will face as some point in time is finding a reliable and quality web host provider that will not fail you. Let’s face it, when you perform a Google search for web hosts, you will soon realize just how saturated your choices are, but are they all good hosts?