WordPress Basics

How to Update a Theme in WordPress

How to Update a Theme in WordPress Theme updates occur for a number of reasons up to and including new features, security patches, and general improvements. Keeping themes up-to-date is important when utilizing a WordPress site to ensure speed and security as well as compatibility with plugins and new versions of WordPress. As the theme is an essential part of any WordPress site it is important to make sure that before updating all plugins are up to date and the basic system requirements for the theme are met in terms of PHP and memory limits. Also [...]

How to Update a Plugin in WordPress

How to Update a Plugin in WordPress Plugin updates frequently occur for a number of reasons. New features, security patches, and general improvements are all reasons for updating. This is why keeping plugins up-to-date is important when utilizing a WordPress site. Updating a Plugin Via WordPress Most of the time this will be sufficient for updating a plugin, however if issues occur restore the backup and progress via FTP/File Manager. Step One: Backup WordPress First things first, let’s take a backup of the WordPress site in case of a critical [...]

How to Delete a Category in WordPress

How to Delete a Category in WordPress Categories in WordPress serve to create a hierarchy for posts to give a system of organization. Without categorization and tagging, posts would be a scattered mess only able to be sorted by date and title. Creating categories was covered in depth here but today we’re going to cover how to delete categories. There are a number of reasons why one would want to do this from redesigning the organization to just general web housekeeping. Deleting a Category in WordPress Deleting a category in [...]

How to Add Categories in WordPress

How to Add Categories in WordPress A category in WordPress is a way of organizing content/posts into nice and neat sections. Whenever developers create a category a corresponding page is created with all posts that fall under that category. Posts are assigned categories individually via the post editor or in bulk via All Posts. Adding Categories in WordPress Adding categories in WordPress is a simple four step process. Step One: Login to WordPress First, log into the WordPress dashboard. In order to create a category sufficient permissions will need to [...]

What is a Slug in WordPress and How to Edit Slugs

What is a Slug in WordPress and How to Edit Slugs What is a Slug? A slug within web terms can be defined as the editable part of the URL. The slug is located at the end of the url after the base domain prefix and often contains relevant keywords with hyphen separators. Permalink structures can also influence the slug by including date, time, author, post id, etc. which can be changed via Settings. By default the slug takes the title of the page or post, however this can be changed. Think about the slug as [...]

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