Beginners

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

How To Add A Table Of Contents To WordPress Posts

How to Add a Table of Contents to WordPress Posts

If you write long tutorials and guides, a table of contents can help your readers more easily navigate, get a sense of the content that’s coming, and find what they are looking for.

Here are a couple of plugins I like for adding a table of contents to posts.

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How To Avoid Enormous Network Payloads In WordPress

How to avoid enormous network payloads in WordPress

If you are using Google PageSpeed Insights to test your site, you’ll see this “avoid enormous network payloads” warning if the total size of your page is more than 1.6MB.

It sounds technical, but this is actually one of the recommendations that you as the site owner have the most control over. Unlike some PageSpeed recommendations, you can fix this one!

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How To Back Up Your WordPress Site To Dropbox

How To Back Up Your WordPress Site To Dropbox

Backing up your WordPress site is a necessity, but it can be hard to find an affordable, easy-to-implement solution that covers all the bases. There are a lot of possibilities out there, but the following have served me well over the years. I usually only have to use them on shared hosting plans. Some of my sites are on managed WordPress hosts who take care of backups as part of the plan.

In this guide I’ll show you how to set up either the BackWPUp plugin, or UpdraftPlus, to back up your site to Dropbox for free.

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2 Ways To Sell Using PayPal And WordPress

2 Ways To Sell Using PayPal and WordPress

There are many, many ways to sell things from your WordPress site, from physical products to digital downloads or access to content. The best solution will depend on your particular circumstance and needs. While WordPress can get quite sophisticated in the ecommerce department, a lot of folks just want to be able to sell a few items quickly and easily using PayPal.

In scenarios like this where the user wants the simplest possible solution and knows they want to use PayPal, a fully featured shopping cart / ecommerce solution such as WooCommerce might be overkill. Sometimes simple PayPal buttons will suffice.

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