I've had a tricky problem to resolve. My current WordPress theme does not employ the function to display category descriptions on my category pages. So I understand some themes are made like this, and I am happy with mine. But the thing is, I want my category pages to include a description. What … [Read more...] about How to Display Category Descriptions in WordPress
The WordPress content management system is one of the most popular blogging platforms powering over 60 million websites. It's easily the most widely used blogging tool on Earth. Find out how to supercharge your WordPress blog with my straightforward tutorials, hacks and tips.
As a WordPress blogger, you'll likely find there are certain times when you use the same content in multiple places. That content might be an image, video, text or a combination of all or some of them. Repetitive tasks use up your time and tend to be tedious. The good news is you can automate the … [Read more...] about How to Create & Edit Reusable Blocks in WordPress
I'm writing this post about how to change WordPress passwords based upon a recent experience with a client, who found himself in a very unfortunate predicament. I won't repeat the details of it here, but this experience shows why understanding how to resolve such a seemingly small thing as changing … [Read more...] about How to Change WordPress Passwords in 2 Simple Ways
This is an anecdotal post from my own experience. It's based upon a client with a very difficult and unique position in accessing his WordPress admin login. It demonstrates the importance of a number of things, not least how vital it is to understand the basic workings of WordPress and how we must … [Read more...] about An Unfortunate WordPress Admin Login Problem
What the heck is a favicon? Why is it such a big deal… or actually is it actually any sort of deal at all? If you don't know the answers to these questions I'll explain what a favicon is and why it's worth taking some time to add one to your WordPress blog. If you know what they are but don't know … [Read more...] about Where is the Favicon in WordPress + How to Make One Too!
Like some of my tutorial type posts here at SideGains, I'll often write about things I'm investigating or learning. It seems reasonable to me that if I need to find out about something, then others probably need to do the same too. So... today I'm drilling into WordPress categories vs tags. In … [Read more...] about WordPress Categories vs Tags: A Simple Guide to Their Uses
If you ever find yourself with time to spare as a WordPress blogger, you could do a lot worse than carrying out some spring cleaning and WordPress optimization techniques to keep everything ship shape. Let's be honest, you'd never live in your home and not tidy it up regularly or leave something … [Read more...] about 8 Powerful WordPress Optimization Techniques
We know how important Search Engine Optimization is to give your posts a fighting chance of appearing in search results. In this post, I'm going to tell you how to optimize WordPress for SEO and give you a simple checklist of some of the items you'll need to work through. I can't stress enough … [Read more...] about How to Optimize WordPress for SEO – An Introduction
This post about creating a 403 error page template is kind of a follow on from my recent post about how to disable directory listing in WordPress. In that guide I talk about locking down the potential security risk of leaving your directories visible. The result of following the guide means that … [Read more...] about How to Create a 403 Error Page Template for WordPress
This post will help you avoid a potentially BIG problem if you have a WordPress blog on a host running the Apache Web Server. The problem is that your directories might be visible. I'll explain why this is a problem and how to disable directory listing in WordPress to resolve it. Hopefully you can … [Read more...] about How to Disable Directory Listing in WordPress to Make Your Blog Secure