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Use WordPress Custom Post Types To Organize Your Content Better

What is a WordPress custom post type template?

To answer that, let’s first start with the two post types built into WordPress: posts and pages. Posts are for blog posts and usually display on the front end along with a publication date, an author, comment count, and tags and categories. Pages on the other hand, display without any of that extra information. How post and pages display on the front end is the post type template. A custom post type template then is similar to posts and pages in that it displays content in the front end, but you as the creator of the custom post type can define what information the post editor collects and how it’s displayed on the front end for your visitors. This will make more sense as you go through this tutorial.

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Why I Moved To Siteground Hosting and Why It Is The Only Host I Recommend

Hosting a big decision and I don’t take recommending a host lightly. There is no shortage of BIASED hosting reviews on the internet because hosting companies pay out commissions for any referrals a reviewer sends to them. In this Siteground hosting review, I’ve tried my best to include as many UNBIASED opinions as possible. The best ones I’ve found are in the form of advice given from one site owner to another on social media.

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Contact Form 7 PayPal integration To Accept Payments

Since Contact Form 7 is so popular, developers have created a lot of 3rd party add-ons to try fly on the coattails of its’ success. For that reason you’ll find an CF7 add-on for pretty much anything a contact form can do. Including a popular contact form 7 paypal integration. This tutorial shows you how to integrate the two and accept payments.

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Codepen WordPress – Adding Codepen Projects To WordPress

If you want to integrate projects from Codepen with WordPress, then look no further. If you don’t know, Codepen is a place where developers can test and share snippets of HTML, CSS and Javascript which you can then add to your site. The tricky part is getting them to work properly in WordPress. The Codepen we will use in this example is called Terminal Text Effect and original project in code is here. I’m including

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How To Create A WordPress Website

Before you can do awesome stuff with WordPress you need to have a WordPress website! In this post we start from zero, without even a domain name or hosting account, and build a site step-by-step.

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WordPress Core Files Replacement Done Manually On A Live Site

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to safely replace all the WordPress core files on a live site. You may need this process if you encounter the ‘white screen of death’ since one of the best ways to fix that issue is WordPress core files replacement. You can either watch the detailed video tutorial below or scroll below that to read the image/text version of the tutorial. First you will need to log in

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Add Last Modified Date To Blog Posts

Whether you like it or not, readers will look at when a post was published and decided whether it is too old to be relevant.

That’s where adding a “last updated” date to your posts becomes important. You see it on tons of websites including The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and Mom & Pop’s Record Store.

The reason is it helps calm the reader’s fears. They don’t want to waste their reading something that is not relevant or is outdated. Alerting them to the fact that the content is updated encourages them to read further with confidence.

It also gives them confidence that there’s someone actively working on the site.

In the tutorial below I show how to include the code to your functions.php file and have it appear right before the content. The process is automatic, so once you set it up you never have to worry about it again.

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