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Elegant Themes Shortcodes

Elegant Themes has an excellent suite of shortcodes to enhance your WordPress site’s functionality, however shortcode examples are difficult to find. Do you want to view and then copy and paste Elegant theme shortcode examples into your site? Here’s the link:...

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Event Espresso Shortcodes

Event Espresso is a very robust event registration system for WordPress that is available as both a free and premium plugin.  There are also a number of add-on companion plugins available to enhance Event Espresso’s functionality. Below is a comprehensive list of Event Espresso shortcodes available for displaying Event Espresso information within your website pages and posts: Single...

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WordPress Navigation: How to edit your site’s navigation and drop down menus

WordPress added navigation menu management to it’s core features, however it’s not in the most easy to find location in your site’s admin area. The screenshot below shows where to find the menu editor in WordPress. The video tutorial below the screenshot illustrates how to use the WordPress menu editor to manage your site’s navigation menus. Steve...

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Add an Admin User in WordPress

Adding an admin user in WordPress is quite simple. Navigate to the “Users” menu item in your WordPress site’s admin area and mouse over it. In the flyout menu that appears, click on “Add User”. The thirty second video below shows the process. Steve Kozyk

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Event Espresso Export to CiviCRM Import

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BuddyPress Member Directory: Show Users by Role/ S2Member Level

The Problem We recently had a software development project requirement where we needed to show certain BuddyPress members in the BuddyPress Members Directory. Specifically, BuddyPress members who belonged to certain roles/levels needed to be displayed. For example you may only want to show Administrators or Editors in the members directory or in our case, show only S2Members of a certain...

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Change your WordPress Home Page

To set your home page on your WordPress site, login to your website’s admin area and expand the “Settings” menu.  Next select “Reading”.  On the “Reading Settings” screen, in the “Front page displays” area at the top of the page, click on the “A static page” radio button and select an already existing page in the “Front...

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How to Add a Quote with the WordPress Quote Rotators Plugin

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Show Full Image in WordPress When a Visitor Clicks on an Image

Show the full size image in WordPress when your visitors clicks on on one of your images.

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WordPress NextGEN Gallery Tutorial

NextGEN Gallery is the most popular (most downloaded) WordPress plugin as of this writing.  It’s continually suggested that the plugin become integrated into the core WordPress framework to provide WordPress out of the box gallery functionality because the majority of WordPress users install the NextGEN Gallery plugin anyways. For purposes of this tutorial we’ll assume you’ve...

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WordPress Website Homepage- How to Change it

Do you want to change your WordPress website or blogs homepage? Is your homepage showing the wrong page or post? Changing and setting your WordPress website’s homepage can be accomplished by logging in to your website admin area and navigating to the “Reading” option under the “Settings” tab. Next choose the “Front Page Displays” (your homepage) option...

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Adding Hyperlinks to Your WordPress Website

Internal Page and Post Cross-Linking Best Practices When a colleague recently asked me about best practices for linking between pages on his WordPress site, I decided to do some research to see if there was a better way to accomplish this than the built in WordPress standard HTML URL linking tool.  Adding internal links throughout your website is enhances user experience, marketing, and search...

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Organizing Your Pages in WordPress: pageMash

When using WordPress “out of the box” as a CMS for your website, organizing your pages and site navigation can be a bit unwieldy. Fortunately, their is a simple way to accomplish this using a few WordPress plugins, pageMash and Multi-level Navigation. For purposes of this article, we’ll assume you’ve already installed the pageMash plugin, have properly configured the...

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Add a PDF to WordPress

Do you want to upload your PDF files to your WordPress website for your visitors to view in their web browser? Here’s how you do it. To add a PDF to WordPress for your visitors to download into their web browser and view in Adobe Reader, you’ll be uploading your PDF file to WordPress and adding a link to it on your post or page. First, log in to the Admin area of WordPress. Next...

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Add PowerPoint Presentations to WordPress

Do you want to upload your PowerPoint presentations to your website for your visitors to download? Or do you just want them to view your PowerPoint presentations directly on your website without providing access to your original PowerPoint file? Here are a few different methods you can use to upload your presentations to WordPress. 1. Downloadable PowerPoint Presentation from WordPress In this...

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Add an Image to a WordPress Post or Page

There are a number of steps involved with adding an image or other media file to your WordPress website and many formatting options to choose from. It may seem a little complicated at first, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be glad all of these options are available to you to help fine tune the appearance of your website. To insert an image or other type of media into a WordPress...

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Add a Post to your WordPress Website

Adding a new post to your WordPress website is very similar to adding a new page. The main difference between a post and a page is that a page, as the name implies, is simply a webpage on your site. A post is a blog entry, or journal entry, that appears in a specified area of your website. It can be placed on your homepage or in a different section of your website, for example under...

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Add a Page to Your WordPress Website

Adding a new page to your WordPress website is very similar to adding a new post. To add a new page, log in to the Admin area of WordPress and click on “Pages” in the left navigation. In the expanded “Pages” area in the navigation, click on “Add New”. Now you’re ready to begin adding a new page to your website. Once you’ve finished adding your page,...

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Microsoft Word Formatting in WordPress- How to add a properly formatted Word Document to WordPress

When you copy and paste your Microsoft Word document content into a WordPress post (or page), the hidden proprietary Microsoft text formatting code is retained. This can have unintended consequences when you publish your post. Fortunately WordPress has a built in feature to recognize Microsoft text formatting code and convert it to browser friendly HTML formatting (click here to learn how to...

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Microsoft Word Formatting in WordPress- How to remove it when copying your content to WordPress

In Microsoft Word, have you created an article, blog entry, or page content for your website which you’ve attempted to copy and paste into WordPress and have problems with formatting the text? Does the text you just copied from your Microsoft Word document appear different when you try to add it to WordPress? This problem occurs because of invisible “Microsoft formatting tags”....

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