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Admin Columns Pro is a WordPress plugin that aims to help users manage and control the list/overview pages of the WordPress admin. Specifically, it expands the core functionality of columns on overview pages for posts, pages, categories, media, users, comments, and other content types.

Developed by Codepress, Admin Columns Pro lets you sort, filter, and edit WordPress admin columns in powerful and highly customizable ways. It even supports inline editing of column data.

The [...]

Tue, Jun 13, 2017
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Do you want to create custom meta boxes for your WordPress posts, pages, and custom post types? Custom meta boxes are commonly used to provide a better user interface for adding custom fields (meta data) into your content. In this article, we will explain what is a custom meta box, and how you can easily add custom meta boxes in WordPress posts and post types.

What is a Custom Meta Box in WordPress?

Custom [...]

Tue, Jun 13, 2017
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Becoming a better blogger is just like becoming a better guitarist

There's no way you become a great (or even decent) guitarist without picking up a guitar, grabbing a music book, learning where the notes and positions are, and this is the most important part, practicing the guitar.

You don't play the song the right way the first time. You don't play it perfectly. Instead, you play, and you play, and you play – [...]

Tue, Jun 13, 2017
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All that we have learnt in the past two articles would go down the river if we don't implement a proper image SEO strategy. Image SEO plays an important role in your overall SEO strategy and is crucial for sites that share tutorials. Think of all the traffic you would be losing if your images were not named improperly, did not have ‘alt' tags or worse, hosted on different servers.

WordPress Image SEO Mistakes

We'll [...]

Mon, Jun 12, 2017
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If you own a Cinnabun in a mall you're only competing against the cookie store that's also in that mall. The people that like cinnamon will probably stop by your store and the people that like oatmeal will probably stop by the cookie store. You don't actually have to do that much marketing because you're only competing against one or two other stores.

It's entirely different online. You're competing against the whole world. There isn't [...]

Mon, Jun 12, 2017
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After stumbling upon the HTML to WordPress app, I began to wonder what the point of it was.

Why? I had never had the need to convert an HTML site to WordPress. Most of my development has started with WordPress frameworks, so it didn't make much sense to me.

Why would you start with an HTML build only to change your mind and bring it over to WordPress? Sounds tedious to me. Apparently I'm right [...]

Mon, Jun 12, 2017
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The original Beaver Builder plugin lets anyone create their own WordPress theme from scratch. It's a powerful plugin and it comes with so many default features for customizing the look, style, and functionality of your WordPress website.

Recently the team announced a new product called Beaver Themer.

This is technically an add-on to the original Beaver Builder plugin and it's packed with features to help you make page templates and build custom headers/footers on your [...]

Mon, Jun 12, 2017
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I've been developing with WordPress for around ten years now and, during that time, have used my fair share of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs). There's certainly no shortage of choice these days, with literally dozens of different editors/IDEs available. (We'll come to the distinction between an IDE and an editor shortly.)

Some IDEs are free, others commercial. Some are pretty basic by default, while others do almost everything you want right out of the box. [...]

Mon, Jun 12, 2017
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Choosing a domain name can be a daunting task. It's sometimes easier to come up with the website idea than naming it. It can seem like the interesting and memorable names are taken. One easy solution is to use a domain name generator to find possible names based on your keywords.

In this article we'll take a look at the most popular domain name generators on the web. All are free to use. They use AI [...]

Mon, Jun 12, 2017
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It's that time again! The next release of WordPress is now available to download. WordPress 4.8 “Evans,” was released last week on the 8th of June. It includes a multitude of new widgets and improvements, along with a handy improvement to how links work in the visual editor. Let's take a closer look!

Exciting Changes to Widgets

The main focus for WordPress 4.8 really surrounded changes to improve existing widgets and also introduce some new [...]

Mon, Jun 12, 2017
Source: WP Clipboard Category: TUTORIALS