Praise the heavens, because we have a great article for you! Some people might find it strange for a church to have a website, but we’ve found that churches, and other religious organizations, are some of the best customers when it comes to WordPress themes. These churches require communication with their congregations, and that includes event calendars, homilies, priest information, and much more.
One of the most panic-inducing issues you might encounter on your WordPress website is the 500 internal server error. It can appear on any page of your website when there’s something wrong with your site’s file system or its server. Whatever the cause in your case, the outcome remains the same – your site will be offline, for all to see.
Thankfully, there are a number of ways you can troubleshoot your WordPress website, even before knowing exactly what caused the problem. Often, something as simple as deactivating themes and plugins or creating a new .htaccess file will do the trick.
Instead of wading through lines of code when activating optional WordPress core functions like translation, custom backgrounds and logos, HTML5 integration, or post thumbnails, we’ve put together this handy add_theme_support WordPress snippet generator to do the heavy lifting for you.
To use the tool, simply click “Support” on the feature you’d like activated, then fill out the relevant fields below the box to further customize the feature, when modifiers are available. When you’ve added everything you’d like, copy the code and paste it into the functions.php file. That’s all there is to it!
Coding in a “live” environment can be a perilous — if not ill-advised — endeavor, and working remotely on a WordPress installation is no different. Any misstep in a live environment could result in an alteration that damages your site and lands you in a terrible mess.
However, there’s no need to live on the edge. It’s possible to install WordPress locally on your Mac machine, thus providing you with a safe working environment. This method will shield you from the effects of coding mishaps and supply a host of benefits, such as the avoidance of downtime.
You’ve got a blog. And you’ve got a Twitter account. Are you ready to learn how to embed your Twitter feed in WordPress for a better match than you’ve seen since the latest season of The Bachelor?
There are myriad reasons why you might choose to work on an “offline” WordPress website – i.e. one that exists on your computer only and isn’t accessible from the web. Perhaps you’re not ready for the world to see your site yet, you want to test changes to an existing site before going live with them, or you are simply looking to tinker with WordPress without having to purchase a hosting service.
Whatever the reason(s), the process of installing WordPress locally on a Windows PC can seem unduly complicated. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be. With a completely free piece of software and this guide, you’ll be up and running with your own local WordPress installation in no time at all.
All developers know the time it takes to code a new website template, and any resource that can help shave off some dev time is well worth using. Starting today, we are rolling out a series of free WordPress developer tools in the form of snippet generators and related resources that will help you create clean code in a matter of seconds. Our first generator spins off custom dynamic sidebars for WordPress – just fill out the fields to get started.
WordPress is a flexible and feature-rich Content Management System (CMS). However, its core software is relatively limited. This is by design; after all, there is no point bloating WordPress core with features that not all site owners will need. Nonetheless, if you build out anything more than a super-basic WordPress website, you will soon find yourself in need of additional functionality.
The best (and easiest) way to fill in the gaps is with plugins. WordPress offers thousands of free plugins via the WordPress Plugin Directory, and many more premium options are available across the web. There is likely a plugin for any element of functionality you can conceive.
As website owners, we often get caught up in the looks of our website and the functionality which lets us do all the things we want our website to do, be it adding a member’s area, selling products, booking appointments, organizing events, and more. But there is one thing that most of us completely forget to take into consideration: how safe our website actually is.
Creating a tight, consistent brand is crucial in the web world, and one of the ways this is achieved is through a website’s overall look and feel. If you’ve overlooked the favicon, that little colorful icon sitting in the tab of your web browser, you are missing out on an easy way to keep visitors recognizing your site and brand. Your favicon is your company’s calling card, one that distinguishes you from the other 37 tabs sitting open on your user’s web browser. It’s a nifty little file that contains multiple iterations of one image at various sizes, which allows for image viewing across all the different browsers and operating systems.
Certain errors can dissolve all but the most hardened WordPress user’s resolve. One of the most potentially problematic is “Error establishing a database connection.” To add salt to the wound, this particular error can be due to one of many potential causes, making diagnosis a real challenge if you’re not sure where to start.
Choosing the right content management System (CMS) for your business can be a truly daunting task. There are a number of elements you need to factor in before making a decision, including (but not limited to!) customization options, ease of use, and community. And once all is said and done, how can you be sure that you’ve made the right decision? Switching from one CMS to another (such as Joomla or WordPress) once your site is set up is no mean feat.
Raise your hand if you have more than one website. Don’t be shy; I know it can be addicting. After all, launching your first website is an exciting adventure, especially when you do it all by yourself with the help of WordPress. It’s only natural that you want to feel that sense of accomplishment again and bring your next big idea to life. In fact, you probably have two or three sites under your belt. But, if you’re like most WordPress users, you’re probably logging into each website separately. In that case, you know the hassle of managing multiple sites. You have to update WordPress, themes, and plugins on one site, and then repeat the process for every other website you operate.
You need a way for people to contact you via your website. No matter what your site is about, that’s a fact. But there’s a problem…there’s no default WordPress contact form tool. So to create an effective way for readers to contact you, you’ll need to turn to an external solution.
Whether you’ve already tried (and been disappointed by) a contact form plugin or this is your first go round, keep reading to learn all about the best contact form solutions for WordPress and how you can implement them on your site. I’ll give you options for both free and premium plugins, as well as some unique non-plugin contact form solutions.
WordPress is an open-source Content Management System (CMS), which (in part) means that you can make whatever changes you like to core files. In short, you’re in control of every aspect of your website. While that power can be intoxicating and you may be excited by the prospect, you might also reasonably be intimidated by making irreparable changes and damaging (or even ‘breaking’) your site.
Whether you are looking to collect user feedback, create client questionnaires, customer satisfaction surveys or contact forms, you will at some point need to generate a form for your website. Now, you probably know there are a ton of plugins and paid services that can help you achieve this, but before you wander off to plugin land, consider for a moment an alternative solution: Google Forms. These free, basic forms are a cinch to integrate into your site, and today we’re going to walk you through exactly how to embed a Google form to your website and get the most out of the data collection process.
It’s time for the ultimate showdown – MailChimp vs. Constant Contact – two email industry giants battle it out for email service supremacy.
When you think of email service providers, chances are your thoughts go straight to one of these two companies. They’re both strong contenders for a small business or solopreneur’s email service provider.
Finding employment is never easy, whether you’re looking for your first job or wanting to embark on a new journey in your career. Naturally, the first thing you need is a resume that covers all your skills, highlights your education, and shows off your previous work experience.
Looking to be the next Arianna Huffington? Well get ready for a tumultuous, yet invigorating work life filled with story hunts, writer management, and appealing to readers who demand the best from every article. It sounds tough, but you’re bound to discover a world filled with stories and interesting people. Not to mention, you don’t have to be an experienced web designer to launch and manage your website.