Adding / Editing Photo Images in WordPress

Adding an Image to a Page or Post (skip to editing an image) Note: If you are replacing an existing image, it is easier and quicker to simply remove the old one from the page and then insert a new one. 1) Log into the Admin Dashboard of your website by going to http://www.yoursite.com/wp-admin/ 2) Click on Pages or Posts in the left column. 3) Click on the page or post where you want to add the image. 4) Once the editor appears, place your cursor where you want the image to appear. 5) Click the Add Media button right … Continue reading

Adding a MailChimp Signup Form on Your Website

There are several ways to integrate MailChimp into your WordPress website. Getting a form on your site is relatively easy. The challenging part can be to get it to integrate with the look and feel of your site, especially if you don’t know anything about HTML or CSS. If that’s the case, you may want to find someone to help you out. Before we get into adding a form to your site, it is worth mentioning that you should only be collecting the very minimum amount of information that you require. An email address is essential for any kind of sign-up. … Continue reading

Difference between a Theme and a Template in WordPress

For many people, the use of the word Theme and Template mean the same thing. In Drupal, for example, themes are called templates. In WorPress, templates are called themes.  That being said, there is also something called a Page Template in WordPress. To complicate things, you may also occasionally see the term Theme Framework. Confused? Lets sort this all out. Themes Themes are what control the way your website or blog looks, Theme Frameworks Themes Frameworks are the same thing as Themes but allow a webmaster to customize not only the look of your site but also turn features on and … Continue reading

[Solution] Can’t save WordPress Weaver II Theme Settings

However, in some environments, as soon as you try to make ANY changes to the Weaver II setting: The sub-theme reverts back to the default one. All Weaver II settings are reset with default settings. Backing up and restoring the Weaver II settings works ok however this is probably the only other feature which does work correctly in the theme settings. Since I’ve successfully installed Weaver II on many sites to date, the only thing that is different is the hosting environment. If this is happening to you, the problem may be a result of your hosting companies having tightened PHP … Continue reading

Add a Search Page to a WordPress Site Using Weaver II Theme

To create a search page for the Weaver II theme: Create a new page Set the title to Search or Search Website Set the Permalink to search Set the parent is set to (no parent) unless you want it to appear in a sub-menu. If you don’t want the page to appear, you can use a custom menu or use the Exclude Pages WordPress plugin to add an Exclude Pages from Navigation checkbox to your page and then use it. Add the following HTML code on the text tab of your page: Save your page. It should look something like … Continue reading

Adding SSL Support to a WordPress Site

If you plan on taking payments or gathering any personal information beyond simple email address, or simply want to have a more secure access when administering your website, you’ll need to enable your site to work over SSL. This is the same security that banks use to make communications with their websites secure. You’ll need a few of things: A static IP address — This is an address that never changes. Depending on your web hosting provider, there may be a fee (monthly or yearly) associated with this. Sometimes they will wave the fee if you purchase your SSL Certificate from them. … Continue reading

Get Google Verified Authorship for Your Website

Some people claim that getting getting Google Verified Authorship for your site can actually increase click throughs and even rakings. While I’m not sure about that, if there is even a chance that this is true, can you afford not to especially when it only takes about 5 minutes of your time? Here is how you can get Google to verify authorship of your site: Step 1: Add the following code to the header of your site: <link rel=”author” href=”https://plus.google.com/118443020258338946806/posts” /> Naturally you’ll want to change the link to point to your own page. For WordPress Sites: Some themes advanced … Continue reading

Troubleshooting WordPress

Here are a few WordPress plugins to help you troubleshoot your WordPress site. Memory Load Consumption and db size Usage — Indicates memory and db usage. Check to ensure you aren’t close to running out of memory on your site. AntiVirus – Protects your site from melicious plugins and themes. Broken Link Checker – Automatically validates all links on your site and notifies you by email if any are broken. P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler) – Helps you determine what is slowing down your site. WP Clear Fix — Gets you out of trouble when your site starts to give you … Continue reading

Add Terms and Conditions Checkbox to PayPal button

There are times when you will want your clients to read and accept terms and conditions before making a payment in PayPal. The great thing about the following approach is that it will work for just about any website, whether the site is simply written in HTML or uses a CMS like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal. Here is how to add a checkbox to your PayPal button. STEP 1 — Add the following Javascript code on your page: STEP 2 — Replace the following piece of code in the PayPal form created by the PayPal button generator: <form action=”https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr” method=”post”> …with… STEP 3 … Continue reading

How to Setup a Local Development Environment for my Website?

Installing a website on your local PC is not a simple task but it is getting simpler. Both Microsoft and the AMPP community have been hard at work to entice developers. At its simplest, you can just start coding in HTML, however if you are using a CMS (highly recommended), the steps will be a little more invoved that this. Pick Your Web Server Platform This choice is usually decided for you by your employers existing web platform. Students and entrepreneurs will often opt for the AMPP platform while some larger businesses will tend to go with IIS. There is … Continue reading