Keeping Up With Regular Maintenance Tasks (Part 1)

Whether it’s a car or a computer, a bike or a bass guitar, staying on top of regular maintenance issues—cleaning, backing up, staying in perfect tune—is the best way to ensure that those things which you love and rely on stay in perfect shape. So why wouldn’t you do the […]

The Buddy System: Going Social with Your WordPress Site

The best WordPress bloggers, site owners and administrators know that one of the keys to having a fantastic and wildly successful web page is to integrate everything you post and promote with some sort of social media component.

Of course, the problem many people run into when looking at a social […]

On Alert: Signs that Your WordPress Site Has Been Hacked

Many WordPress site owners and administrators have no doubt experienced an unease or wariness at one point or another when it seems that something just isn’t right with their site. Perhaps loyal visitors have dropped out in droves or it takes a long time to edit or post new content […]

Please Stand By: Ideas for Making a More Creative Maintenance Page

The dreaded maintenance page: it is, as they say, a necessary evil. After all, nobody likes having to put one up, as it sends a signal to both loyal and new visitors that something may be wrong with your site, which can discourage returning users and give the impression of […]

What’s Your Type? Adding Custom Fonts to Your WordPress Site

Ask yourself this question: what’s one consistent element of every outstanding and beautifully designed WordPress site you’ve ever seen? Most likely it’s—in a word—typography. Indeed, having the perfect fonts can mean so much to the readability of a site, and using typefaces that meld perfectly with other design elements can […]

Useful Hacks, Tricks & Tips for WordPress Users: Part 2

In Part 1 of this column we learned that, thanks to the vast and incredibly helpful community of WordPress users, there are countless hacks, tricks and tips to make designing, building, editing and administering a WordPress site a lot easier and, often, a lot more fun.

Here’s Part 2, with another […]

Useful Hacks, Tricks & Tips for WordPress Users: Part 1

It’s no great secret that one of the elements that makes WordPress so incredibly popular is the fact that it thrives on a sense of community. Indeed, message boards teem with useful information that WordPress users, designers and administrators at every level of knowledge and skill share and disseminate.

Of course, […]

Cleaning Up: One-Click WordPress Site Optimization

Whereas seasoned WordPress pros know all about database optimization, newbies to the platform may be a little in the dark as to the why, when and how of the process. Essentially, optimizing your WordPress database gets rid of unwanted data and greatly improves efficiency and, therefore, performance.

As to the “why […]

The Write Words: Great Themes for Authors and Bloggers

As much as is said about the sheer versatility of the WordPress platform—available for everyone from simple e-commerce sites to mega-corporations, media outlets, design firms etc.—it may be hard to remember that the entire endeavor was begun specifically as a place where bloggers and writers could craft and share their […]

WordPress 4.8: What’s New and Notable in the Latest Release

Back in May we gave readers a sneak peek, thanks to WP Beginner editorial staff, of what was coming down the line with WordPress 4.8. The first major release of the year definitely promised some tantalizing changes and additions, features and enhancements, but the company was, of course, remaining tight-lipped […]