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 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 […]

HOW TO UPDATE WORDPRESS AUTOMATICALLY

HOW TO UPDATE WORDPRESS AUTOMATICALLY

Have you ever wonder how can keep your site’s theme, plugins, and WordPress core updated? It’s one of important jobs you need to do for your site but it’s also something that’s easy to overlook. In this article we’re going to show you the easiest way to to update WordPress automatically using a free plugin. How Is Importance of Keeping your WordPress Website Updated? The WordPress.org Codex recommends that you should always update WordPress to the latest version because in each new often include: Security Improvements Bug Fixes New Features Better Compatibility with Themes, Plugins and Other Tools Upgrading to the newest version of your site will not only enable you to access any new features, it will keep your site safe and secure, improve its speed and performance, and provide a smoother user experience. Apart from that,  there’s a major correlation between a lack of updates and which sites get hacked. How to Update WordPress Automatically The easiest way to update your WordPress site automatically is using Easy Updates Manager, this free plugin lets you configure all the updates on your site, including: WordPress core updates Plugin updates, including different settings for different plugins Theme updates, including different settings for […]

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. […]

How to clear your DNS cache

How to clear your DNS cache

Your DNS cache stores the locations (IP addresses) of web servers that contain web pages which you have recently viewed. If the location of the web server changes before the entry in your DNS cache updates, you can no longer access the site. If you encounter a large number of HTML 404 error codes, you may need to clear your DNS cache. After you clear your DNS cache, your computer will query nameservers for the new DNS information. DNS cache on your local computer stores IP addresses of hostnames you have recently visited. From time to time IP address changes. You might wait a couple of hours until your DNS cache refresh automatically or clear the DNS cache manually with the following commands. Windows Clearing DNS is very simple. To clear your DNS cache if you use Windows, perform the following steps: Windows 8 On your keyboard, press Win+X to open the WinX Menu. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator. Run the following command:

If the command succeeds, the system returns the following message:

Windows 7 Click Start. Enter cmd in the Start menu search text box. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator. Run the following command:

  If the command succeeds, the system returns the following message:

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How to Import and Export Users in WordPress

How to Import and Export Users in WordPress

Are you migrating an existing site to WordPress and want to import and export WordPress users from this website to another? For importing users from existing websites to a new WordPress website, the best and easiest way to do it is by using a plugin named Import Export WordPress Users –  that is an ideal plugin for exporting and importing WordPress users or WooCommerce customers details from/to your WooCommerce store for migrating an existing online store. This plugin help you import and export users when you purchase a website and want to merge the content and user base or when you want to import all users into an email list or your CRM. Export Users in WordPress Goto visit Users => User Import Export page and scroll down to the export section Firstly, select a user role to export from your website, select fields that you want to export with the user, and more. All user will be exported by default but if you don’t want to export any user, uncheck it from the columns section. Finally, click on the Export button then it will save a CSV export file. You can use this file to import users into another WordPress site. […]

Should We Disable Plugin Updates in WordPress?

Should We Disable Plugin Updates in WordPress?

In this article, we will discuss Should we disable plugin updates in WordPress and what could be the consequences of doing so. Many WordPress users think that plugin updates can break their site. If you are using the best WordPress plugins with a standard compliant WordPress theme, then chances of an upgrade breaking your site are very low. Plugin updates not only offer new features, they also patch security vulnerabilities, improve performance, and fix compatibility issues with latest or upcoming versions of WordPress. By not updating plugins, you are intentionally compromising security and stability of your WordPress site. However, If you still must disable plugin updates on your site, we will show you how you would do that. Install and activate the Easy Updates Manager plugin. Easy Updates Manager allows you to manage all WordPress updates including core, plugin, theme, and translation updates. Upon activation, you need to visit Dashboard -» Update Options to manage plugin settings. Disable All Plugin Updates in WordPress Click on the ‘General’ tab and scroll down to ‘All Plugin Updates’ option. Click on ‘Disabled’ to turn off all plugin updates. Click on the save changes button to store your settings. Selectively Disable Updates for Specific Plugins in WordPress […]

How to Translate a WordPress Plugin/Theme

How to Translate a WordPress Plugin/Theme

If you haven’t translated a WordPress plugin/theme before, it’s easier than you might think and doesn’t take all that long. Developers don’t always create translation ready themes, so when you buy a premium theme make sure to check the plugin’s features list or ask the developer if the plugin has been localized. There are three types of files used in the framework: POT (Portable Object Template) files: The first step in the translation process is using a program to search through the WordPress source code to pick out text passed into a __() or __e() function, generating a POT file. This file will contain all the text available for translation. PO (Portable Object) files: The second step involves translating the text in a POT file into the target language, saving both English and translator messages in a PO file. MO (Machine Object) files: In the last step, the PO file is converted into a machine readable format. There are many translation tools available, such as GlotPress, Launchpad and Pootle, but we’re going to use LOCO Translate. LOCO Translate is a free, easy to use open source program for Mac OS X, Windows and UNIX/Linux for editing PO files and generating […]

How To Check Your WordPress Theme Against Latest Standards

How To Check Your WordPress Theme Against Latest Standards

The free WordPress theme directory has set standards for all themes submitted. Theme developers who want to submit their themes to the directory must follow those standards. You can test your theme against these standards. In this article, we will show you how to check your WordPress theme against latest standards. As a WordPress administrator, you will want that your WordPress theme will not break when you add a new plugin , you want it also continue working with new WordPress versions and most important you want that theme will not vulnerable for hacks. For that reason WordPress is publishing and updating standard guidelines for developing a WordPress theme. As a theme developer you probably familiar with that and if not you would better read the information found in wordpress.org website, you can find the WordPress theme standard article here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Review A simple plugins called Theme Check was developed to do just that. This plugin will go over all themes files and check the code against the latest WordPress theme standards. All you need to do is to select the theme that you want to check and click the check button. You should be aware that all the warning that Theme Check […]

How to Add Icon Fonts in WordPress using plugin

How to Add Icon Fonts in WordPress using plugin

Do you want to add icon fonts without slowing down your website? This is a fun way to make your WordPress site’s design even more appealing. Font icons let you spice up your posts, pages, or menus by including eye-catching icons. And when it comes to font icons, Font Awesome is definitely one of the biggest names out there. But if you don’t want to fuss with your theme’s code, the Better Font Awesome Icons plugin is a great option! In this tutorial, you will learn many ways to add icon fonts in your WordPress theme using a wordpress plugin. Add Awesome Icon Fonts Using A WordPress Plugin Factly, not all WordPress users are so techie and they need something simple and effective. There are a variety of plugins which offer this functionality, but Better Font Awesome plugin is one of the more popular and regularly updated options. Install and activate Better Font Awesome plugin. To add icon fonts, just open your post/page and you will see an Insert Icon button beside the Add Media button. Click on that button and you will see many vector icons. Choose it according to your requirement and you will see the shortcode in your post editor. […]