WordPress Basics

How to Integrate Mailchimp with WordPress

How to Integrate Mailchimp with Wordpress Sometimes site owners will call for the ability to utilize Mailchimp on their site. If the builder doesn’t natively support this integration then MC4WP is the answer. A simple plugin solution created to add Mailchimp support to any WordPress website. Mailchimp Integration with WordPress Step One: Login to Admin Dashboard In order to get this tutorial to work simply login to the backend of the WordPress site. Step Two: Download MC4WP Plugin Next, on the left hand side of [...]

What to Look For in a Good WordPress Theme

What to Look For in a Good WordPress Theme Themes on WordPress can be crucial yet fickle beasts. They further lay the groundwork of website creation for plugins to complete. Themes oftentimes can be instrumental however aren’t always thought of heavily before work begins. Plugins and design can always be updated, however themes can’t always and sometimes age poorly/fail when businesses need them most. What Does a Good WordPress Theme Have? A good WordPress theme ticks a few boxes for success.  Reputation and Popularity The first is reputation and popularity. [...]

How to Update WordPress Core

How to Update WordPress Core With WordPress 6.0 and the recent release, concern around how to update may arise. Major Wordpress Core updates occur once every 6 months on average with security updates and bug fixes happening sporadically in-between. New features, security patches, and general improvements are all reasons for updates to be pushed. Keeping the core WordPress up-to-date is important when utilizing a WordPress site for these very reasons. Updating Core WordPress Via WordPress Most of the time this will be sufficient for updating the core WordPress software, however [...]

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 [...]

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