Category: WP Beginner
How to Find Which WordPress Theme a Site is Using
Have you ever wanted to find out which WordPress theme a website is using? Often we get emails from readers asking us for help in finding the exact theme that a certain website is using. In this article, we will show you how to easily find out which WordPress theme a specific website is using.
When you are starting a new website, choosing the right theme is a very important decision.
Often you have ideas and inspirations that you have seen on other websites. In some cases, you may want your website to have almost the same layout and features as another website that you saw on the internet.
This could be possible specially if that website is using one of the thousands of free and paid WordPress themes available in the market.
And thankfully, it’s quite easy to find out which WordPress theme a website is using.
Method 1. Find WordPress Theme used by a Website with IsItWP One of the easiest way to detect WordPress theme used by a website is with IsItWP. It is an online tool that a..
How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress (Step by Step)
Recently, a user asked us how to create a video gallery in WordPress. WordPress makes it easy to embed videos in your blog posts, but it does not allow you to create video galleries out of the box. In this article, we will show you how to easily create a video gallery in WordPress.
When and Why Create a Video Gallery in WordPress WordPress makes it easy to embed videos in your blog posts by simply entering the video URLs. It can also display hosted videos on your own website.
However, you should never upload videos to WordPress. Videos are large files and serving them directly may cause issues with your WordPress hosting service.
You can easily add a single video into your posts but what if you wanted to show multiple videos on a page?
One way to do this is by adding one video after another. While it works, it creates an unpleasant user experience because it requires a lot of scrolling.
Wouldn’t it be nicer if you could create a video gallery with thumbnails just like a photo..
How to Force WordPress to Check for Plugin Updates
Recently, one of our readers asked us how to force WordPress to check for plugin updates? WordPress automatically shows plugin updates when they are available. However if you immediately need to update a plugin, then there are other ways to force updates in WordPress. In this article, we will show you how to easily force WordPress to check for plugin updates.
Method 1. Using The Built-in WordPress Updates If you just want WordPress to check if a plugin update is available, then this is the easiest way to do that.
Simply head over to Dashboard » Updates page and then click on the check again button.
WordPress will now reload the page and check all your WordPress plugins, themes, and core WordPress software for updates.
If there is an update available, then it will show you on the page and as the notification in the admin bar.
You can now go head and install the update. For more information, take a look at our article on how to properly update WordPress plugins.
Method 2. ..
How to Choose the Best Website Builder in 2017 (Compared)
Website builders are a perfect solution for individuals and small businesses to start a website without hiring a developer. The problem is finding the best website builder can be tricky for beginners. With so many website builders out there, how do you know which is the right solution for you? In this article, we’ll help you choose the best website builder by going over the pros and cons of the most popular options.
We will be comparing the following website builders in this article. If you are interested in a particular website builder, then just click on the name to skip ahead.
WordPress.org Sitebuilder.com Wix BoldGrid Shopify Weebly Squarespace iPage Website Builder GoDaddy Website Builder WordPress.com Webs.com Choosing the Best Website Builder — What to Look for? Before comparing the top website builders, we recommend that you write down what you want to do with your website? What are your goals and what features would you like to see on your website.
For example, you can w..
How to Fix 503 Service Unavailable Error in WordPress
Are you seeing a 503 service unavailable error in WordPress? The problem with the 503 error is that it gives no clues about what’s causing it which makes it extremely frustrating for beginners. In this article, we will show you how to fix the 503 service unavailable error in WordPress.
What Causes 503 Service Unavailable Error in WordPress? All WordPress hosting companies offer fixed amount of resources for each hosting account. For websites on shared hosting, this limit cannot handle heavy usage of server resources.
The 503 service unavailable error occurs when your web server is unable to get a proper response from a PHP script. This PHP script could be a WordPress plugin, a theme, or a misbehaving custom code snippet.
If the error is caused by heavy usage, a server glitch, or a DDoS attack, then it could automatically disappear in a few minutes.
However, if it is caused by bad code on your website, then it will keep occurring unless you find and disable the code that’s caus..
How to Duplicate WordPress Database using phpMyAdmin
Do you want to duplicate your WordPress database using phpMyAdmin? WordPress stores all your website data in a MySQL database. Sometimes you may need to quickly clone a WordPress database to transfer a website or to create manual backups. In this article, we will show you how to easily duplicate WordPress database using phpMyAdmin.
Why Use phpMyAdmin to Duplicate WordPress Database WordPress stores all your website content in the database. Almost all WordPress hosting companies offer MySQL as your database management software. You can interact with MySQL using command line tools, but that is not ideal for beginners.
PhpMyAdmin offers a web based interface to manage your MySQL database. It can be used to manually backup your WordPress database, restore admin password, or move your website to new server.
You can learn more about it in our guide on how to manage WordPress database with phpMyAdmin.
That being said, let’s take a look at how to duplicate WordPress database using phpM..
25 Best WordPress Themes for Fitness Blogs
Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for fitness blogs? As a fitness website owner, you may be looking for a theme with a specific look and features to help you promote your website. In this article, we will show you the best WordPress themes for fitness blogs.
Starting Your Fitness Website with WordPress WordPress is the best blogging platform in the world. Before you start, you must know that there are two types of WordPress. Choosing the right one is crucial for your success.
A self-hosted WordPress.org website gives you access to all WordPress features and complete control of your website. For more on this topic, see our comparison of WordPress.org vs WordPress.com.
To start a self-hosted WordPress.org website, you’ll need a WordPress hosting account. We recommend using Bluehost.
They have agreed to offer WPBeginner users an exclusive discount on hosting, a free domain name, and a free SSL certificate.
After signing up for hosting, the next step is to install Wor..
How to Lazy Load Images in WordPress
Do you want to lazy load images in WordPress? Lazy Loading allows your website to only load images when a user scrolls down to the specific image. You can see it in action on many popular websites like Buzzfeed. In this article, we will show you how to easily lazy load images in WordPress.
Why Lazy Load Images in WordPress? No one likes slow websites. A study conducted by Strangeloop found that a 1 second delay in page load time can lead to 7% loss in conversions, 11% fewer page views, and 16% decrease in customer satisfaction.
Images take the most time to load on your website compared to anything else. If you add a lot of images to your articles, then each image increases your page load time.
One way to deal with this situation, is to optimize images for web and use a CDN service, like MaxCDN. This allows users to download multiple images at once from servers located near them.
However your images will still be loaded, and it will still affect the overall page load time. To ..Read More
How to Add a Slide Out Contact Form in WordPress
Do you want to add a slide out contact form in WordPress? If your business depends on getting new leads from your website’s contact form, then one of the best ways to grow your lead source is to make your contact form more noticeable. In this article, we will show you how to add a slide out contact form in WordPress without annoying your users.
Why Add a Slide Out Contact Form in WordPress? Many small business owners start their website hoping that it will help them grow their business.
That’s why you add a contact form page, so users can get in touch with you.
However, the problem is that most users who may have questions will leave your website without contacting you.
That’s why you might notice that many popular websites add contact form popups, slide in contact forms, or call to action buttons that open contact forms.
These animated and interactive options divert user’s attention to the contact form and allow them to quickly fill the form without visiting another page. Th..
7 Best WordPress CDN Services in 2017 (Compared)
Are you looking for the best WordPress CDN service for your website? A CDN service speeds up your website speed by serving cached static content from servers located near your user’s geographic location. In this article, we will show you the best WordPress CDN services, and how CDN helps speed up your WordPress site.
What is a CDN? Content Delivery Network or CDN is a network of servers that delivers cached static content from websites based on the geographic location of the user. For more information, take a look at our infographic on Why you need a CDN for your WordPress blog?.
A CDN is not a WordPress hosting service. You will still need a WordPress hosting service to build your website.
How CDN speeds up WordPress?
Normally, your WordPress hosting company serves your website from a single location. All your website visitors access the same server.
If you have a high traffic website, then all those user requests will slow down your website. During peak traffic hours, it ..