White Screen of Death in WordPress

Have you ever found yourself staring at a blank screen upon opening your WordPress site? Everything was working fine just a moment ago, and suddenly the site turned blank! It could also be that the WordPress site is loading fine, but the dashboard isn’t. Situations like this what the WordPress community likes to call the infamous White Screen of Death – and it’s one of the most unsettling things about WordPress. If you haven’t come across this term yet –...

Best WordPress Slider Plugins

Sliders are mainly used for highlighting important content and load multiple images or videos on website when visitors load up your homepage. Slider allows you to display multiple images, videos and content in a fascinating and attention grabbing way. Presently, there are hundreds of slider plugins available in the WordPress repository. Here I listed the picks of best WordPress slider plugins, with which you can give your website a new professional look. Must-have features Responsive on tablets and smartphones...

Time Saving WordPress Shortcuts

If you want to take your WordPress blogging to a whole new level of proficiency, it’s time you learned the many different keyboard shortcuts that are built into WordPress. No plugins needed, this is just another bit of awesome that? is WordPress. Basic knowledge If you want to highlight a word or phrase, you have to lift your palm from the keyboard, grab the mouse (or touchpad), highlight the text, move the mouse over the I button and click it. That’s a lot...

Top WordPress Plugins for Writers

All too often, writing is a solitary pursuit; hours at a time spent hunched over the keyboard, pounding out word after word, sentence after sentence. Some days, what with writer’s block and the never-ending stream of readily available procrastination-inducing distractions (think Twitter, YouTube, Reddit), writing can seem impossible. So, why not give yourself a head start with these WordPress plugins for writers and writing? Plugins Akismet Imagine that you’ve just posted an update about your latest chapter, or shared...

WordPress Search Plugins You Should Know

Search exists so that people who find your site can find what’s on your site. Visitors are always looking to navigate to content that interests them in as little time as possible. Search is one path leading to that goal – embrace it. Subpar search scares visitors off. If someone lands on your site, glances around and stays interested, then you’ve already done a lot of hard work. But if that person goes to the search bar and punches in a...

Audio Player Plugins for WordPress

You hardly need an expert to tell you the impact music has on people’s lives. Listening to and playing music can even promote good health. What other medium speaks to such a wide audience? What else so strongly connects a variety of people with each other? WordPress has built-in support to handle audio files in various formats. It can automatically embed an audio file in a supported format, but what if you need more features like playlists, customization options, etc?...

Get WordPress Security Threats Done

WordPress is a massively popular, completely open source piece of software. The great thing about that security-wise, is that there is a huge community that work with it, who are able to discover bugs as well as security risks quicker than one might with an in-house CMS solution. (It’s hard to find out about weaknesses when one way to find out is actually having the weakness exploited, and having a huge user base makes discovery a lot more likely.)...

AB Split Testing in WordPress Themes by Google Analytics

A/B split testing isn’t a buzz term. A lot of savvy marketers and designs are using it right now to gain insight into visitor behavior and to increase conversion rate. And yet A/B testing is still not as common as such Internet marketing subjects as SEO, Web analytics and usability. People just aren’t as aware of it. They don’t completely understand what it is or how it could benefit them or how they should use it. This article is...

Pressnomics – Not Just Another WordCamp

There is a diverse group of passionate and very successful entrepreneurs creating the products and services that drive the WordPress economy. PressNomics, however, is a 3 day event for these folks to collaborate, learn, and relax. PressNomics is an awesome event that focuses on the commercial side of WordPress. The event is self-described as “The conference for those that power the WordPress Economy” and that statement couldn’t be more true. PressNomics is a who’s who of respected professionals and companies...

Using Sass in WordPress Themes

Why Do We Need Sass Sass is a CSS preprocessor: a programming language that compiles to (spits out) CSS stylesheets. Like any CSS preprocessor, Sass exists to let you write styling rules in a manner that is: DRY: “don’t repeat yourself,” meaning less copy-pasting and blind repetition. Dynamic: capable of interpreting variables. WHAT DOES NON-DRY CSS LOOK LIKE? Let’s look at one example of “non-DRY CSS,” and why it might be an issue: Pure CSS is flat: there’s no...