Beginners Guide to Creating Categories and Subcategories in WordPress

One of the best ways to organize your content on a WordPress website is through the use of categories. Categories allow site visitors to browse through the website’s content by topic or a grouping rather than doing it chronologically. Before going further with this tutorial, it is important to note that categories are different from tags. Categories are used for grouping of posts on a WordPress website while tags are used for describing specific details of a post.

There are two ways through which you can create a category in WordPress. They include;

  1. Creating a category from the categories menu under Posts in the dashboard.
  2. Creating a category directly from the post creation and edit screen

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How to Display latest comment on top in WordPress

When comments are added to a WordPress post, they are arranged from the oldest to the newest by default. For example, let us look at this WordPress post. We have the oldest comment posted on July 3, 2015, at the top while the newest posted on February 21, 2018, at the time of writing this tutorial appears at the bottom. However, you can reverse this and have the comments showing with the newest at the top and the oldest at the bottom. In this post, I am going to show you how to have the newest comments displaying at the top.

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Beginners Guide to Creating and Publishing a Post in WordPress

You have created a blog on WordPress but do not have any posts to show to your target audience. How do you do that? Creating posts on WordPress is a simple thing for most people, but it can prove to be very difficult for beginners. In this tutorial, I am going to discuss a step by step guide on how to create a blog post. I will discuss various aspects of creating a blog post including;

  • Creating a New Post
  • Creating a title
  • Creating post body
  • Editing the Permalink of the post
  • Adding a featured Image
  • Adding an Image inside Post Content using the media library
  • Selecting a category
  • Previewing A Post
  • Publishing a Post
  • Saving Post as a draft
  • Schedule a Post
  • Updating a Post
  • Un-publishing and Deleting a Post

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How to add Search Icon with Toggle Effect in WordPress Menus

You might have seen some of the popular websites having a search icon with a nice looking toggle effect. Some of them showing full-screen toggle and some search box toggle. In this tutorial I am sharing you Steps for achieving search box toggle effect with the help of code snippets, the theme am using is Twenty Sixteen. If you would like to browse more popular themes then have  a look at SpiceThemes

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A simple guide to customizing the wordpress login form – without using a plugin

In this tutorial I will share various techniques which can be used to customize the wordpress login form. We will make the customization without using a plugin

Here are the things which we will cover

  • Customize the logo on the login form
  • Customize the logo url
  • Customize the logo title
  • Customize the login form field labels
  • Customize the login button text
  • Customize the background color of login form
  • Customize the background image of the login page
  • Hide the remember me checkbox

Lets start.

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How to selectively display widgets on specific posts or pages

WordPress by default display the widget every where. So if you want to display or hide the  widgets based on rules then you will need to make use of plugins.

In this tutorial I will cover 4 plugins which can be used to hide or display widgets in posts or pages control the widget visibility of specific post and pages. At the end o this post I will also share a code snippet for controlling the widget visibility based on conditional logic.

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How to remove the url field from the comment form

If you have ever run a blog, you must have faced the problem of comment spam. Spammers engage in comment spam for link building purpose.

One simple way to discourage spammers is to remove the url field from the comment form. This will ensure that spammers cannot use your comment form for link building purpose.

In this post I will share a small snippet which will remove the url field from your comment form.

I recommend you to use the code snippet plugin in order to run this piece of code. Using the code snippet plugin ensures that your changes remain intact even after you change your theme.

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How to Insert Line Break in Widget Title

WordPress, by default, does not allow HTML tags in widget title.  If you try to add HTML tags in the widget title, they will be stripped before the widget content is output. So if you want to add Line Break in the widget title, you will need to perform some code jugglery.

In this post I will share a simple technique which you can use to insert line break in the widget title. The concept is simple.

We will create a filter which hooks into Widget_title filter and dynamically add the break tag.

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