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 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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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 add custom CSS in wordpress – without using any plugin

There are quite a few custom css plugins , however majority of them apply the custom css site wide. If you want to apply the css to a specific page, then one approach is to make edits to the theme functions.php file. However this approach is not recommended , as the changes will be lost if you change the theme.

In this tutorial I will share a simple technique to add custom css to a specific Page or Post in WordPress. The best part is that we don’t need to make any edits to the templates files or the functions.php file. We will achieve this without using any custom css plugin.

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How to Link Widget Titles in WordPress without using a plugin

By default WordPress does not accept hyperlinks in the widget title.  Even if you enter a hyperlink , it will strip down all the html tags  and simply print out the text.  So basically in order to link the widget titles, we’ll need to find a way to make WordPress accept html in Widget Title.

The Snippet

Here is a little snippet which lets you add a hyperlink in the widget title. The snippet  makes use of widget_title filter and it will dynamically replace custom tags with actual html tags. You can use the Code Snippet plugin to run this piece of code.

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How to Display WordPress Login Form in the Sidebar

The one page WordPress site administrator’s use the most is the login page. And most of us have tried to customize the look of that page in one way or another. However, despite providing a custom look, the login page does not always have to be a separate page.

On the contrary, you can easily put the login form in the sidebar. By doing that, you will be providing a simple log in solution for your visitors. The users will also feel encouraged to register into your site once they see the log in form.

Choosing the Plugin

While it is possible to add the log in form manually, we won’t go into that much hassle. Being a proud WordPress user, we have lots of third-party plugins for that purpose. For this tutorial, I will use Sidebar Login, an absolutely free plugin with more than seventy thousand active installs at this moment.

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How to Show Posts from Certain Categories in WordPress SideBar

Category is an important feature of WordPress. By categorizing your posts, you can provide a properly organized site to your visitors. Unfortunately, WordPress does not provide lots of options when it comes to displaying category or related posts. In this regard, the only option you have is the Recent Posts widget. The simple and basic widget does not provide any customization or sorting options.

In today’s post, I will discuss about four plugins that will let you display posts from specific categories. These plugins will allow you to display recent and relevant posts in different ways.

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