Display Widgets plug-in removed from WP

Display Widgets, a plugin with more than 200,000 active installs, has been removed from WordPress.org due to its authors inserting malicious code. SEO consultant David Law was the first to bring this issue to the attention of the plugin team after discovering that…

The Essential Guide to Content Formatting to Increase Time on Page

Content formatting is an important piece of the puzzle that is blogging and content marketing. While you would think that the information inside your posts is what matters most, it turns out that the presentation is just as important. While the content is…

The Preamble in Constitutional Interpretation

I was creating a short post with the Preamble of the US Constitution for my ESL site.  An essay came up in my search results: THE PREAMBLE’S SIGNIFICANCE FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INTERPRETATION, by Michael Stokes Paulsen.  I found the piece both interesting and easy to understand.…

How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress (Step by Step)

YouTube video gallery plugin

Recently, a user asked us how to create a video gallery in WordPress. WordPress makes it easy to embed videos in your blog posts, but it does not allow you to create video galleries out of the box. In this article, we will…

25 Tools for choosing a site color scheme

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Scored some web dev tools info! I found this fantastic article with links to tools for creating website color schemes at CodeMyViews.com.  An international web development company with an impressive business model: Our clients are all over the globe, so our team is…

How to Fix 503 Service Unavailable Error in WordPress

Download your current WordPress theme

Are you seeing a 503 service unavailable error in WordPress? The problem with the 503 error is that it gives no clues about what’s causing it which makes it extremely frustrating for beginners. In this article, we will show you how to fix…

Create a WP Favicon

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I need a favicon.  This article covers it all.  They use GIMP, free PhotoShop like software,  for the tutorial.  I left out the section about the history of the favicon. Source: https://torquemag.io/2016/11/wordpress-favicons-beginners-guide/   A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO WORDPRESS FAVICONS JOHN HUGHESNOVEMBER 28, 2016 Your…

Smart Slider 3 plugin review

GREAT PLUGIN!  I cannot stress the stellar usability and results enough.  I bought the Pro upgrade, which I have not used yet.  The free version is fully featured.  I don’t have time to detail.  Just try it.5 stars!!!!! It is not difficult to…

Safe WP Upgrade to PHP7

Upgrade WordPress to PHP 7

I tried to upgrade to PHP 7 thru cPanel and crashed my site.  So I need this info.  There are other useful tools in this article as well. Source: https://themeisle.com/blog/upgrade-wordpress-to-php-7 September 14, 2017 UPGRADE WORDPRESS TO PHP 7: HOW TO DO IT SAFELY CATEGORIESFEATURED, WORDPRESS…

How to Lazy Load Images in WordPress

Lazy Load settings

Do you want to lazy load images in WordPress? Lazy Loading allows your website to only load images when a user scrolls down to the specific image. You can see it in action on many popular websites like Buzzfeed. In this article, we…