How to Update WordPress Plugins via FTP

WordPress comes with an integrated system to manage plugin upgrades. All you will need to do is click on the update link, and it’ll update your plugins however sometimes these updates can fail due to incorrect host configuration variables which can break your website. The only way to resolve those errors and continue using the most recent version of the plugin is by manually updating the plugin via FPT. Let’s take a look at how to manually update WordPress plugins via FTP. Manually Updating WordPress Plugins via FTP Firstly, you need to download the latest version of the plugin you are attempting to update. If it is a free plugin, then you may download it from the WordPress.org plugin page. If it is a premium plugin, then you can download the most recent version from the website of the specific plugin. You will need to login into your account and download the plugin. All plugins come in . zip files so you need to extract them.   Note: In this example we’ll be using FileZill, but you can use any FTP client you like.   You’ll have to enter your site name from the hostname with your FTP username and […]

How To Merge Two Websites Together

Many users want to merge two website so that they can spend less time. Instead of building multiple WordPress website they want to merge websites later. They don’t need build a big website as begin time. It’s advance of this problem, is it interesting? Why do you want to merge two websites together? You can merge a website to a destination website will all contents with less time.  If your blog doesn’t work well, you can merge content to your primary blog website. Instead of updating, running, marketing, keeping for two website or many websites, you only need pay attention and develop for a website. 2. Exporting content from old website The core version of WordPress (i.e. with no plugins installed) has export functionality built-in. You will find the export feature in the main WordPress admin menu in the Tools section. There are three options available. The first option backs up all content including posts, pages, comments, custom fields, categories and tags.          

How to Add an Image in WordPress Sidebar

How to Add an Image in WordPress Sidebar

Do you want to add an image to a sidebar widget in WordPress? Now we will show you 3 ways to easily add an image in your WordPress sidebar widget Using “Image” From WordPress vesion 4.8, you can use the “Image” widget to add any image to your WordPress sidebar. It is recommended in most cases, especially if you are not that technical, and just want something basic. Using “Text” widget or “Custom HTML” The WordPress text widget or custom HTML widget for those who understand basic HTML code and/or would like more advanced control. Using a WordPress plugin could be beneficial for a number of specific use-cases. Image slideshows, image lightboxes, etc. I’ll talk about a few good options later on in the article. Using WordPress Image Widget The easiest way to add an image in WordPress sidebar is by using the default ‘Image’ widget. Goto Appearance -> Widgets page and add the ‘Image’ widget to your WordPress sidebar. When the widget expands, You can setup for its options. Click on the ‘Add Image’ button to upload your image or select an image you have previously uploaded. Then provide a title/ALT text for the image, add a description, select […]

Upload Images in WordPress Comments

Upload Images in WordPress Comments

Comments with media allows to boost user engagement on your site. In this article, we will show you one easy way is to allow your visitors to insert both videos and images into their comments on your WordPress website. Install and activate the Comment Attachment plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/comment-attachment/ This plugin allows your visitors to attach files with their comments, such as documents and images. It uses only built in wordpress hooks, and provides you with multiple settings in you admin. Go to your admin area and select Plugins -> Add new from the menu. Search for “Comment Attachment”. Click Install -> Activate. Go to Settings -> Discussion page in your WordPress admin area and scroll down to Comment Attachment section. Comment Settings From here you can setup options to display image attachment field in the comments section of your WordPress posts and pages. These options include the position of comment field, field title, required option, file types, image attachment size, etc. You can also allow your users to attach a document, PDF, powerpoint presentation, excel spreadsheet by checking the file type options in the comment attachment settings. Once all options are setup, click on the Save Changes button to store your settings. […]

WordPress and Wix Comparison

WordPress and Wix Comparison

Nowadays, Self Hosted WordPress.org is the most popular website builder but is not the only option. Wix is another popular platform that allows you to easily create a website. Both Wix and WordPress allow you to create websites without learning to code. In this article, we will review and compare the pros and cons  between Wix vs WordPress. Hopefully that you will be able to decide which platform meet all your needs. Categories Wix WordPress.org Cost Wix offers a basic website builder for free. However, there are 3 major downsides to it. 1.     It adds Wix branded advertisements on the top and bottom of your website. 2.     You cannot use a custom domain name for your site, so your site address will be: username.wix.com/sitename 3.     To remove ads and get additional add-ons (Google Analytics, Favicons, eCommerce, etc.), you’ll have to upgrade to one of the premium plans they offer. Apart from that, Each Wix premium plan has different storage and bandwidth limitations. You can pay monthly or choose a yearly plan. The WordPress software is available for free for anyone to use. 1.     There are flexible plans available from a variety of web hosting companies. The cost depends on how […]

How to Clear Cache on Browser/Plugin/Server

How to Clear Cache on Browser/Plugin/Server

Sometimes issues that should not normally exist on your webpage are simply because of your own cache and can be quickly removed by clearing the cache out. There are three types of caches that may affect how your website is performing. These caches are Browser Cache, Plugin Cache and Server Cache. Please read below to learn how to clear each type of cache. Browser Cache – this is cache stored by your browser to allow your page content to load faster. Plugin Cache – this is cache specifically from a 3rd party WordPress plugin. Server Cache – this is cache imposed by your hosting company directly from your server. ➤  Clear Browser Cache For Each Browser Your browser cache, also called Temporary Internet Files for some browsers, serves as a folder where some items such as images, photos, or even entire websites are stored or cached. This is so visiting frequent websites takes less time and allows them to load much faster. There are times when simply refreshing the page is not enough, and you have to clear your browser cache to solves some issues. 1.  Mozilla Firefox Step 1 – Cllck the Open Menu icon found on the upper right corner of the browser. The icon will […]

How to Fix Blank White Screen

How to Fix Blank White Screen

The WordPress Blank White Screen (white screen of death) is one of those extremely annoying problems like error establishing a database connection. In this instance there will be no error messages, no hint as to what the issue is and no way to tell for certainty how to fix it. When attempting to diagnose a white screen condition consider what you did before the condition occurred: Did you install an upgraded version of WordPress, and did you check to see if the white screen occurred before you installed and activated your theme? Did you install any plugins prior to installing the theme? A blank screen in WordPress can be caused by many reasons. It can show up on an admin page while the rest of the website works perfectly. You may even experience a blank screen on one post while the others are flawless. In most instances, the blank white screen is caused by an exhausted memory limit for WordPress. Having too many plugins running simultaneously or a faulty plugin could be taking up the memory. Here are list of the most common and easy fixes to try before you start delving into some of the more deeper issues. Let’s start! Fix 1: […]

How to Create an Email Link in WordPress

How to Create an Email Link in WordPress

If you are a administrator of a WordPress website, sometimes you may need to set up a text link on a post or page which, when clicked, sets up a blank email to a chosen email address. It means that creating a link to an email address allows users to send you an email with a click. In this article, we will show you how to link to an email address in WordPress. However, we don’t recommend creating email links because spammers often use scripts to harvest web sites for email addresses. If you create email links, you may see an increase in spam. You can consider to using a contact form instead. Step 1: Highlight the selected text that you want to link Step 2: Click the Insert/Edit link button in the toolbar For linking email addresses, we use the same button that we use for linking to web pages. This button is in the toolbar of post editor, and it looks like this:   You can also use the keyboard shortcut: Alt + Shift + A (Command+K on Mac) This will bring up the insert link popup where you need to add your mailto link. Click on the apply button […]

How to Add Custom Styles to Widgets using Widget CSS Classes plugin

How to Add Custom Styles to Widgets using Widget CSS Classes plugin

Widgets are important for your site’s growth but most sidebar widgets in WordPress usually look the same. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could easily style important widgets differently? In this article, we will show you how to add custom styles (CSS) to WordPress widgets. Using a Plugin to Add Custom Styles to WordPress Widgets Firstly, you need to install and activate the Widget CSS Classes plugin. =>           After activate Widget CSS Classes plugin, you can go to Appearance » Widgets and click on any widget in a sidebar to expand. You will notice a new CSS Class field below your widgets, so you can easily define a CSS class for each widget. For example, we added CSS class widget_category Now go to your site on the front-end and check Impact Element(Google Chrome) or FireBug (Firefox) this widget you can see the class would be added like this: Assume that you want to change the widget title, then I will use CSS code as follows and insert into style.css file:

And this is our result: Similarly, you can add any custom CSS class you want such as add background, change borders, use different colors, etc. That’s all, hopefully […]

How to Fix Admin Bar Not Showing Up in WordPress

How to Fix Admin Bar Not Showing Up in WordPress

After you are logged in, you will see the admin bar appears on every page of your site. It contains useful shortcuts to different sections of the WordPress admin area. Admin Bar But sometimes, you may have issue with Admin Bar. This article we will show you How to Fix WordPress Admin Bar is not showing up. Firstly, On the WordPress left navigation in the admin section. Go to Users -> Your Profile. Make sure that’s you have checked on checkbox at the top reads: “Show Toolbar when viewing site” However, a missing WordPress admin bar issue often appears when a plugin or an active theme is not allowing WordPress to properly execute the code in the footer area of your website. When a theme is missing this code, or a plugin does something that messes it up. footer.php file The most popular culprit causing this problem is a missing <?php wp_footer(); ?> line right before </body> tag in footer.php file inside your theme folder . If you do not have this line, then you need to add it and then upload the changed file back to your server. If you are using a child theme and your child theme does not […]