Beginners

These tutorials are appropriate for those new to WordPress, or for non-coders.

How To Go Beyond WordPress Basics

How To Go Beyond WordPress Basics

If you want to become more proficient with WordPress, and develop confidence with, and understanding of, the more technical aspects, this tutorial is for you. It explains some of the skills and knowledge you need to move from a beginner’s understanding of WordPress, to an intermediate level. We’ll look behind the scenes of your WordPress site, explain the file structure and more.

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Maintaining Your WordPress Site

Maintaining Your WordPress Site

Launching your WordPress site is just the beginning of its life on the web. You’ve conceived and birthed your baby… but now you’re in charge of feeding and protecting it.

Owning a website is a responsibility.

There’s a lot to consider, more than most people realize when they are just starting out. Neglecting your site means it could get hacked, suffer from broken links, or an unplanned update breaking your contact form. Any of which could result in lost search engine rankings, decreased traffic and/or lost leads.

Here are some of the main tasks you’ll have to do on a regular basis to keep your site in excellent health.

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Syncing Content Between WordPress Sites With WP Site Sync

Syncing Content Between WordPress Sites with WP Site Sync

In situations where you are working with a development/text site and a live site, there are often times when you want to be able to sync up individual posts/pages, without having to migrate the whole site, or even the whole database. Until now there really hasn’t been a good, user-friendly tool to allow this.
Enter: WP Site Sync
As you’ll see from the quick demo video, syncing content is now a matter of clicking a button!

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2 Ways To Safely Customize Your WordPress Site Without A Child Theme

2 Ways To Safely Customize Your WordPress Site Without A Child Theme

Here are 2 ways to safely make modifications to your site’s CSS and PHP functions, without creating a child theme. It’s based on my recent talk at WordCamp San Diego.

This year (2016) I gave a talk at WordCamp San Diego as part of the Beginners’ Bootcamp, entitled “Customizing Without Hacking”. It was an introduction to best practices for customizing WordPress without doing anything that will break your site or make it a nightmare to maintain.

Learning from the beginning how to customize the right way will make your future-self’s life much easier.

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