Category: Wordpress Essentials

  • Blog Post - Reasons You Should Do a Regular WordPress Check-Up

    Reasons You Should Do a Regular WordPress Check-Up

    Introduction to WordPress Maintenance Admit it, you do treat your WordPress installation as a set-it-and-forget-it kind of thing, don’t you? Almost everybody does. Literally, the only two things we usually do with a WordPress site once it’s up and running is: (1) publish new content, (2) update the plugins and the WordPress core itself (here…

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    How To Create a Sticky Post in WordPress

    By default, your newest articles are published at the top of your blog. With every new article published, your existing articles are pushed down a spot — and eventually, off the front page completely. It can be disheartening when your best article drops off the front page. There are two main problems with this: One…

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  • Featured Image - A Guide to Using WordPress Logs to Track Errors

    A Guide to Using WordPress Logs to Track Errors

    Use WordPress logs to fix problems that arise on your WordPress instance — or, more accurately, to figure out why they’ve occurred. This feature tracks errors and records them in one easy-to-locate file, so you can get started on the troubleshooting process. There are three basic steps to enable WordPress error logs: In this article,…

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    Speed Optimization: the WordPress Plugins You Need

    I’ve talked a lot about security over the last few weeks. This week, though, I want to talk about another important website attribute: speed. For anyone who experienced 56k dial-up, you could be forgiven for thinking today’s super-fast broadband connections have solved the problem of website speed. After all, most websites load within a few…

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    Can Your Site Benefit from a WordPress Reverse Proxy?

    While explaining how it works is a little more difficult, the essence of what a WordPress Reverse Proxy does is simple. It allows your WordPress site to be viewed through another domain, so that your visitors have no idea they’re on a different site or system. For example, let’s say you have a WordPress blog…

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    How to Find the Post ID in WordPress

    Introduction to WordPress IDs When I first started using WordPress several years ago, I remember a plugin asking me for a post ID. I thought I was picking up WordPress quite quickly, but this one had me stumped. I could see the name of my post, I could find the URL – but I had…

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  • Featured Image - The Complete Guide to Creating Custom Shortcodes in WordPress

    The Complete Guide to Creating Custom Shortcodes in WordPress

    In this post, we’ll take you step-by-step through the process of creating and using your own custom shortcodes. We’ll go over what shortcodes are, walk you through the entire process of creating a new shortcode, and show you how to modify and control the shortcode attributes and functions. Please note that this is a more…

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    Navigating the Hype Cycle

    How WordPress can Smooth Out the Peaks and Valleys  Every day brings a buzz around a new SaaS offering popping up on your social media feed. The question arises: Is it just a passing trend or a truly revolutionary technology? The Gartner Hype Cycle provides an insightful model for understanding these patterns. However, leveraging this…

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  • What is WordPress Multisite Mode?

    What is WordPress Multisite Mode?

    Let me guess. You’re cruising around the internet looking for a place to host your multisite setup on WordPress, or maybe you’re just thinking of going down the multisite path but haven’t even gotten started yet. Have no fear, Pagely is here. Introduction to WordPress Multisite For those of you who haven’t gotten started yet,…

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  • IPv4 vs IPv6

    IPV4 vs IPV6  Understanding IP Addresses: The Basics This post is part of a series designed to help developers who are just starting out understand some basics and how they relate to WordPress. This tenth post in the series is about the IP address system, and in particular IPv4 and IPv6 and why knowing about…

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