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WordPress – How to set Featured Images in Bulk Posts

by | Tutorials | 2nd June, 2017

WordPress introduced the Post Thumbnails feature in version 2.9. In version 3.0, it was swiftly changed to Featured Image and has remained that way since then. A featured image is an image that is associated with a particular post. Imagine reading an online news magazine that has no image at...

WordPress – Grid Design and Pagination

by | Tutorials | 2nd June, 2017

Steve Jobs once said that design is not just about how something looks, but also how it works. While that’s true, the reality is that people think more of appearance when we talk about design than the inner workings of an object. “Woops that site has a really amazing design”,...

WordPress – How to add a Powerful Search Capability

by | Tutorials | 31st May, 2017

From the Dogpiles to the AltaVistas, search engines have come a long way indeed. Some are now defunct, some are struggling while others continue thriving. The current big guys are Google, Bing and Yahoo. We humans, since time immemorial, have always had this strong inner desire to know. This curiosity...

WordPress – Why and How To Optimise the MySQL Database

by | Tutorials | 31st May, 2017

Since ancient antiquity, humanity has always been forced to come up with ingenious ways of data storage. Data, or rather more specifically knowledge, is crucial to our existence. Be it speculations or facts, it’s always been vital we come up with efficient ways of storage. It’s easy for us to...

WordPress: Import/Export Posts in Bulk

by | Tutorials | 30th May, 2017

Everybody knows that content, or rather more generally data, is king. It’s what is driving the web. It’s what the web is all about. The web was built to exchange and share content. People go to the web because of content. Pretty much all websites out there work with some...

WordPress SEO – Sitemaps

by | Tutorials | 29th May, 2017

We all want a better search engine page ranking, don’t we? No wonder you read a lot nowadays about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) techniques. One very effective technique is generating sitemaps for our websites. See Search Engine Crawlers (known also as bots or spiders) scan the web discovering pages and...

How To Create Powerful Datatables in WordPress

by | Tutorials | 29th May, 2017

Table, table, table. Tables are pretty everywhere, in all sites in the web. My guess is that 99.999% of websites have some form of a table. From those beautiful menus you admire to those football league standings. Some websites even use tables to list their content in a grid-like manner....

WordPress – Smart Handling of 404 Errors To Improve SEO

by | Tutorials | 25th May, 2017

Have you ever clicked on a link on a site only to end up with a page like this: HP_NO_IMG/data/uploads/users/a4c0adcd-8650-4b65-9b01-9dd628e70757/1356165126.png” alt=”‘Choose Plugin Settings'” /> It’s annoying isn’t it? Well “404 page not found” is one of the most common errors on the web. They are almost impossible to avoid as...