Adding custom CSS code to your WordPress website needn’t be a hassle. Contrary to the advice you might be reading online, you can even do it quickly and easily without creating a child theme. Yes, that’s right. Add CSS code (styles) to WordPress – no child theme required. This is an easy (and completely professional) solution for beginners. With this solution there is zero chance of the code being overwritten with a WordPress or theme update. Continue reading “How to add custom CSS code without a child theme (WordPress)”
It’s finally here! My NEW fully comprehensive guide to WordPress. WordPress: The Essential Guide by Zaposphere is an ebook that explains every aspect of the WordPress administration area and much, much more. From post categories to widgets, from themes to plugins, you’ll learn how to create a child theme, how to add a contact form, the basics of HTML as well as WordPress SEO techniques that will GIVE YOU THE EDGE against the competition. Continue reading “WordPress The Essential Guide by Zaposphere OUT NOW!”
In this post we’ll take you step by step through the process of creating and inserting a custom menu in WordPress. Add a secondary navigation menu into your header area, footer area or directly inside your page content or blog post.
You want to modify your WordPress website’s theme but don’t want the hassle of losing your customizations everytime you update it? The answer to your problem is a child theme! In this blog post I’ll guide you through, step-by-step, how to create a child theme in WordPress from scratch. Let’s do this! Continue reading “How to create a child theme in WordPress – Step by step guide”
So your users, subscribers, customers can’t log in to your WordPress website – but you, as an admin, can? Your users are requesting new passwords but when they enter their log in details the page just refreshes. Does the user log in page or (My Account page for WooCommerce customers) just reloads with no error message? This is not helpful – for you or your users. Read on to find out my solution… Continue reading “My WordPress users can’t log in? Problem solved with .htaccess file reset”
WordPress 4.0 has arrived. The latest version is nicknamed “Benny” in recognition of the jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman. Jumping beyond version 3 will certainly raise expectations, so what’s new with in WP 4.0? Continue reading “WordPress 4.0 offers a more seemless user experience”
In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to create some amazing HTML icons – they’re not images, but unicode font characters. Anybody can insert them into their website – they’re free and require no scripts or fancy coding knowledge. All you need to do is copy and paste their unique identifying code and style them as you would any other word on your website. Continue reading “HTML icons reference – Unicode character list & CSS3 buttons”
Good things in life aren’t always free, however we’ve found a free way to automate and schedule WordPress backups using a simple but effective plugin. Backup your entire WP site – files and SQL database, for the complete safety net solution.
The plugin we’re going to recommend requires you to have a Dropbox account – but that’s freely available as well. Sound too good to be true? Probably – read on to find out more… Continue reading “How to schedule WordPress backups for free!”
Here’s a quick tutorial explaining the way I manually backup my WordPress website. It follows a two step process using an FTP client software and your web host’s control panel. Continue reading “How to manually backup your WordPress website”
The ability to add Google fonts to your WordPress website is a four step process and especially useful for those wanting to customise their site a little further. Let’s walk you through the steps.
Do you want to insert shortcodes in text widgets? Well, another super useful WordPress tip is coming your way. It’s also quick and painless. Continue reading “Widgets unleashed – Allow shortcodes in widgets”
This post has gathered together some best SEO practices straight from Google (or the horse’s mouth, as it were). With a search engine whose secret formula is changing with increasing regularity, it seems prudent to have an SEO strategy with long-term planning. Continue reading “Best SEO practices according to Google”
The team were recently asked how we make our tables responsive in WordPress. That is an excellent question… so here’s some advice. Responsive HTML table designs can be challenging but with solid foundations your structure will be sound. Keep reading for the advanced tips.
Inserting the current date or year in your website’s copyright footer message is too often overlooked by a lot of website owners. Continue reading “Display the current year – auto updating copyright footer”
There have been times when I’ve wanted to create a new custom widget area in a WordPress post. This post explains the process without needing to use a plugin. Continue reading “How to add a custom widget area inside a WordPress post”
Say ‘no’ to inappropriate punctuation marks. This post aims to help those wanting to remove automatic hyphens / auto hyphenation occurring on their WordPress website or blog. Continue reading “Remove auto hyphenation – hyphens in WordPress”
WordPress version 3.8 is here. Officially made available from 12th December 2013 it is one of the most dramatic visual changes to the WordPress administration interface in a long time. Continue reading “WordPress 3.8 – So what’s new?”
This post will explain how to create elaborate HTML email links for your website or blog, including adding an email subject and body text. Continue reading “HTML email links code – How to add a subject, body text and other cool stuff”
“How do I create beautiful looking tables for my WordPress website?” is a question often asked but rarely solved. We’ve found than many website owners just want a simple way of displaying their data – beautifully. Continue reading “Creating beautiful tables for your WordPress website”
In the quest to make the process of creating a website simpler and easier to understand, the Zaposphere design studio has compiled an essential checklist. So if you want a website and are unsure what to do or where to go, the answers are below… Continue reading “Creating a website ~ the checklist”