Posts by Smartketeer 324
As we all know, PayPal makes it super-easy to accept donations on your Wordpress website.This is why so many site owners, bloggers and non-profits add PayPal donate buttons on their sites.Needless to say, there are many possible scenarios ... They can generate funds for their cause, they can try to cover the costs of running their website, etc.The point: regardless of your goals, there are many situations where it could be a good idea to create an attention-grabbing donation page, or to add a n
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By default, when you upload an image, Wordpress will automatically create different sizes and saves them in the uploads folder.These default image sizes can be easily changed under Settings => Media => Image sizes:But here's the thing ... Many themes (in fact, most of them) will take advantage of the above feature in order to define new theme-specific image sizes ...Which is also cool ... until you'll decide to change your theme! The problem? Most likely, the new theme will define new ima
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Usually, the content creation process starts with a comprehensive research ...Which is very time consuming ... You'll have to find trusted sources, to read dozens of relevant, topic-related articles etc ...And sooner or later you'll end up on sites/blogs written in different foreign languages ... In which case, you'll have to use Google Translate in order to translate the given site over to English. I admit, the outcome it's not always the best, but usually, the result is good enough for compre
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Before anything else, let's define the term itself ...News tickers - also known as news slides - are (usually) located at the bottom of most television news networks and they are used to showcase upcoming highlights, breaking news, daily trends, etc.Hence the idea ... Wouldn't be nice if you could create a cool news ticker on your Wordpress site in order to showcase popular posts, promotional materials, special deals, etc?Well, it's easier than you think!So I've decided to create a short tutor
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The famous toggle effect technique is widely used accross many well established websites in various different ways.The point: a basically (by default) hidden content segment becomes visible when the visitor clicks on a given specific link or button.And believe me, there are many scenarios where you may want to hide (initially) certain parts of your post or page content. The most common reason is to create a compact look and allow users to click and see more information if/when they want.I'll gi
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First of all, let's clarify the term itself.A floating website element sticks to your screen as you scroll the page up or down.I'm pretty sure that you have seen such sticky site elements in form of floating header or footer bars, email opt-in forms, sidebar widgets, etc.Obviously, they are perceived much better by your visitors, and as a result, they tend to have a much higher click through rate and conversion rate than "unfixed" static objects.So, if you have some truly important items such a
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The full screen image and video backgrounds are becoming more and more fashionable every day ...But, there's a small problem ... Usually, adding full screen backgrounds to your Wordpress site means that you'll have to work with HTML and CSS. Which can be quite hard, especially for beginners ...You'll have to consider many factors ... The most important one is the image and/or video size, and scaling that size for various devices, resolutions, screen sizes, browsers, etc, can be extremely annoyi
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As we all know, widgets are the easiest way to add custom items and features to your Wordpress website.Most of them are are highly customizable, and they will allow you to easily insert various useful functions into your Wordpress sidebar or any other widget-ready area (post, page, footer, etc).However, there is a small issue ...While a professional (paid) third-party theme usually will allow you to create your own custom widget areas, most of the free Wordpress themes are coming with a very li
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A few weeks ago I saw an interesting question posted by a new WA member ... She was trying to find a way to edit her own - recently submitted - comment.As I told her at that point, the default Wordpress installation does not allow users to edit their comments once it is published. And that's OK ... The reasons are pretty obvious, and I'm sure that any site owner can easily understand them ...However, we shouldn't forget that we are not only site owners, but commenters too ... We are posting com
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Widgets are the easiest way to add custom items and features to your Wordpress website.Most of them are are highly customizable, and they will allow you to easily insert various useful functions into your Wordpress sidebar or any other widget-ready area (post, page, footer, etc).However, they are providing pre-defined functions and solutions that can't be edited without altering the original source code.This is why Wordpress comes with a text widget that will allow you to add custom text (and H
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