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Category Archive: WordPress

The Hidden WordPress Options Panel

By: Mitch Canter

Did you know that there’s a hidden options panel in WordPress?

It’s one page you can visit that will allow you to set every single option available to you on your site – even some of the hidden ones that are set via plugins and/or other functions.

Using Hyperlinks Correctly in WordPress

By: Mitch Canter

Any good content marketer worth his or her salt knows the value of using links in their content. It’s a good strategy to practice – whether you’re linking internally to content you’ve written in the past or to external resources you mention in posts.  However, a lot of people overlook a small, single detail that could […]

Why I (Still) Use WordPress

By: Mitch Canter

It’s no secret that I love WordPress. I’ve built this site on it, for one, but I brag that I’ve used WordPress for nearly all of the projects I’ve done over the last few years.  Other platforms have come and gone, but WordPress has remained steadily at the top of my list of “must-use” tools. […]

Add a Product List to WooCommerce’s Order Columns

By: Mitch Canter

If you’re running WooCommerce, the Orders screen is a great way to see – at a glance – what’s going on in your store.  However, there’s one thing that it absolutely doesn’t show: the products that people have ordered. The code below changes that – it gives you a special column in your Orders screen […]

WordPress 4.1 Release Candidate Available

By: Mitch Canter

Just in time for Christmas, the amazing WordPress contribution team is getting geared up to release WordPress 4.1 on December 16. Right now, we can settle for the “WordPress 4.1 Release Candidate” In case you missed it, here’s what to expect from WordPress 4.1: A new theme, Twenty Fifteen. It’s more blog focused, and is very […]

5 Essential WooCommerce Extensions, Add-Ons & Plugins

By: Mitch Canter

WooCommerce is one of the most powerful WordPress eCommerce solutions on the market. Out of the box, it does everything you’d expect an eCommerce system to do: Host products Have a scannable product listing Take orders for products Accept payments through PayPal Allow people to use coupons But, sometimes, you need to think outside of […]

Redirection: An Easy Way to Handle 301 Redirects

By: Mitch Canter

Since I’ve switched to my new design, I’ve also done quite a bit of cleanup work on the content side of things.  I pruned a lot of old articles that weren’t bringing in search traffic (and weren’t related to the site anymore), cleaned up a lot of the categories, and set my permalink structure to […]

The Best WordPress Social Sharing Buttons

By: Mitch Canter

If you run a blog (or a church site with some sort of event calendar or news section), having a place where your visitors and members can share your content is absolutely invaluable.  Sometimes all it takes is for people to start spreading the word about an event. By giving them the chance to do so, […]

Best WordPress Contact Form

A Look at The Best WordPress Contact Forms

By: Mitch Canter

No site is complete without having a contact form of some kind on it. Whether you use it for lead generation, user submitted content, or just to have people stop and say hello, having a form visitors can easily fill out to send you a message is crucial.  WordPress is privileged to have an amazing […]

WordPress Heartbeat API: An Introduction

By: Mitch Canter

If I were to mention to a casual WordPress user something about the WordPress Heartbeat API, most would have never even heard of it, much less know that it’s been in WordPress since version 3.6(!) with very little fanfare.  But, as it turns out, the Heartbeat API has gained traction in the developer community, as […]