How to Filter Blog Posts by Author in WordPress Admin panel

In this post I will share step by step instruction on how you can easily filter blog posts by authors in WordPress Post Panel.

The default list panel lets you filter posts by

  • Month
  • Category
  • Post Status

The Author filter is not included by default.

So to add the author filter, we will make use of a plugin Author Filters.

As the name suggests, this plugin lets you filter the blog posts by author.

Lets see how it works.

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How to convert / change post type in wordpress

WordPress uses various post types to store and display content on your website. The most common post types are Posts, Pages, Attachments and Menus.

Do you know that it is also possible to convert one post type to another?

Recently I came across a situation where I wanted to change a post to a page.

In this tutorial, I will share step by step instructions to switch on post type to other.

We will make use of the Post Type Switcher Plugin.

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How to add Widget to Pages and Posts in WordPress

Widgets are very powerful and are extremely easy to use. However their usage is  limited to the widget ready areas.  

What if you want to embed widget in a Page or Post?

In this post I will cover a plugin which allows you to embed any widget in a Page or Post.

The plugin is  AMR Shortcode Widget. Its a very popular plugin with 4.9 rating and has over 100,000 downloads.  Here are the instructions to use it:

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How to Create a Child Page in WordPress

In WordPress, pages are arranged in a hierarchical manner, meaning that you can create a page and a subpage. A subpage is also known as a child page. When creating a page on WordPress, by default, the page is usually standalone or a parent page. This means that it is the main page. However, you can create another page under the main page, which is referred to as the child page. So why would you need to have child pages? Sometimes when developing a website, we might get to a situation where we have too many pages.

This can bring in a lot of confusion especially in identifying categories that such pages go under. For example, you might have an About Us page, Our Team page and Our Values page among others. The Team and Values pages can be created as child pages under the About Us page, which would make things easier for organizing your website content and keep it clean. In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to create a child page. Before creating the child page, we will create a parent page.

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How to Install a WordPress Theme on Localhost

In this tutorial I will share step by step instructions for installing a wordpress theme on localhost computer.

We installed WordPress on a Windows machine using Xampp in this tutorial. We are going to pick from that WordPress installation and add a theme.

We are going to cover three ways of installing a WordPress theme;

  1. Copying a theme file to the WordPress file system
  2. Installing through the WordPress dashboard.
  3. Uploading a theme file from your computer.

Lets start.

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How to Install WordPress on Windows using XAMPP Server

WordPress is the world’s most popular tool for creating websites. It is capable of creating any style of website, from a simple blog to a full-featured business website. You can even use WordPress to create an online store.

If you are aspiring to be a developer, WordPress is one of the few content management systems that you will find yourself learning. Most people who have never built a site find it very easy to get started with WordPress since with WordPress, you do not necessarily need any coding or design skills to get a professional website. There are millions of freely as well as premium themes available for download. You can simply get such a theme and change the appearance and content to match your prefered website design.

In this tutorial, we are going to cover how to install WordPress on a Windows machine using Xampp. We will cover two major topic;

  1. Installing Xampp on a Windows machine.
  2. Installing and getting started with WordPress on a Windows machine.

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How to Modify / Rename the Default Category in WordPress

We recently shared this tutorial on how to create categories and subcategories in WordPress, what we did not tell you is that a new WordPress installation comes with a default category called Uncategorized that is used to categorize posts that you forget to assign a category to. Many WordPress beginners struggle with the idea of deleting this category and are often stuck on how to do that especially when they realize that it does not have a delete option. However, in this tutorial, we are going to show you how you can change the default category and/or rename it. We are going to cover the following;

  1. Changing the default category in WordPress.
  2. Renaming the default category in WordPress.

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How to Deactivate a Plugin when you are Locked out of WordPress Dashboard

There are situations when you can get locked out of the WordPress dashboard. There are several reasons why this happens, and most of them have different solutions. Some of the reasons that may lead to a person being locked out of WordPress dashboard are : 

  • Your username and password not working as well as the recovery method. This might be caused by forgetting the username and/or the password or someone hacking your website and changing the login credentials.
  • You can also be locked out of the WordPress dashboard after attempting to log in with the wrong credentials many times. This is an excellent way to block hackers who use software to try and get your login credentials.
  • The dreaded white screen of death. This happens when you see a blank white screen when you visit your website. This can be caused by several issues among them a problem with one or many plugins.
  • A PHP parse error. This can happen when you alter the website’s code and forget something as small as a semi colon. You can edit a plugin code or a theme code and forget something. This might lead to issues accessing the WordPress dashboard.
  • Installing incompatible or corrupt themes and plugins.

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How to Disable Gutenberg and replace it with Classic Editor in WordPress

Gutenberg is a new editor for WordPress named after Johannes Gutenberg who invented the printing press over 500 years ago. The current WordPress editor requires the use of HTML and shortcodes to make things work the way we would like them to. The goal of the new Gutenberg editor is to simplify this especially for people new to WordPress. However, it is still at its beta phase, but will soon be replacing the classic editor as the default editor in WordPress.

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How to Setup a Custom Page as Home Page in WordPress

By default, WordPress shows the posts page as the home page. This is the page that has your latest posts, shown in a reverse chronological order. However, website owners may prefer to show a static page or a splash page as the home page instead of showing the latest posts.

In this tutorial, we are going to discuss a step by step guide on how change your wordpress front page. We will set up a static page as your home page. I am going to assume that you have a WordPress website running and want to change your homepage.

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