Posts by Smartketeer 324
A few days ago I stumbled upon a very unique little plugin ...A plugin that will allow you to add audio effects and audio stories to your images!As far as I know, this excellent idea is completely new ... I've seen, tested and used hundreds of plugins, but I haven't seen anything similar.Basically, this very small and simple plugin will allow you to link an image to an audio file through your media library. As a result, a small "Play" icon will be added on your image, allowing you to provide a
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A few days ago I received another interesting question from one of my clients. He was looking for a simple method of displaying business opening hours on his restaurant website ...And I've just realized that many site owners are completely neglecting this awesome and important feature on their business websites.And that's wrong!Why?Because ...it's important for businesses to be accurate and on timedisplaying your open hours will help customers to plan their daily activities around your hours, t
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Yesterday - after publishing my tutorial on custom attachment file type icons - I received an interesting question from one of my followers ... He was looking for a simple method of adding additional uploadable/allowed file types to the default media uploader ...Needless to say, there is a solution ... But let's start with the beginning ...As we all know, when you upload images, audio files, videos, etc through the media uploader, Wordpress will automatically embed the file if it is a supporte
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A few days ago I received a question from one of my readers ... He was looking for a simple method of showing file-specific icons next to his download links ...Needless to say, there is a solution ...But let's start with the obvious question: when/why you need attachment file type icons in Wordpress?Here's the thing ... By default, Wordpress will allow you to upload several file types. Images, audio files, videos, etc. And when you upload a file through the media uploader in order to add it to
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Let's start with the obvious question: what is minification and why is so important?To put it shortly: minification is a method that will allow you to make your website file(s) smaller, by removing empty lines, white spaces, unnecessary characters, etc from the original source code of your webpage.The goal is to eliminate any unnecessary bytes from the source code by deleting extra spaces, indentation and line spaces while maintaining the readability of the code. The process will reduce the ove
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Yesterday - after publishing my tutorial on CSS and Javascript minification - I received another performance-related question from one of my readers ... She was looking for a simple method of optimizing the Wordpress database of her website.Needless to say, there is a solution ...But let's start with the obvious question ... Why you should optimize your Wordpress database?It's simple ... Your Wordpress database becomes bigger and bigger every single day and if you have been using Wordpress for
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A few days ago I received another interesting question from one of my readers ... He was looking for a simple method of removing the standard blog features from his Wordpress website ...But let's start with the obvious question ... Why disable blog features in Wordpress?I know ... On first hearing, it may sound weird ... After all, Wordpress is known as the best blogging platform ...And it is! If you want to start a blog, Wordpress is your best choice.But Wordpress is not a just a "simple" blog
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A few days ago I received another interesting question from one of my readers ... She was looking for a simple method of adding a Favorite Posts feature to her site ...Needless to say, there is a solution. But, let's start with the obvious question ...Why add Favorite Posts in Wordpress?Well, the main reason is this: you need to make your site as user-friendly as possible.But there is more ... We are making constant efforts to improve user engagement, to decrease the bounce rate (bounce rate re
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Wordpress comes with built-in support for SEO-friendly URL structures. It means that you can easily choose a custom URL structure for your Wordpress website.But let's start with the basics ...When you create a new post/page, Wordpress will automatically create a slug (URL, permalink) for you:As you can see, the URL has been created based on the title itself. However, that's not the default Wordpress option for permalinks. The default "Plain" option will generate permalinks like this:https://you
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A few days ago I received an interesting question from one of my readers ... He was looking for a simple method of preventing authors from deleting their own posts ...Needless to say, there is a solution ...But, let's start with the basics ... Wordpress comes with a powerful and easy-to-use user role management system. Each registered user is assigned a user role, and of course, each role comes with different rights and permissions. A few months ago I already published a short, basic tutorial o
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