WordPress

Find help and tips of lots of different features of WordPress, including links to a WordPress design tutorial.


How to Use HTML Bookmarks: Add HTML Anchor Links to a Web Page

html anchor code

If you have created a long page of content on your blog, then you might want to offer your readers a chance to ‘jump to a particular section in a post‘ straight away.

For example, in the 1st half of your article, you might be describing products in your niche. In the 2nd half of the article you might have included a comparative table that ranks these products. You can easily give your reader the choice of skipping the content and going straight to the product table by using an HTML bookmark (anchor link).

This functionality is easily added with HTML bookmark code. (more…)


How to Install WordPress on XAMPP: Run WordPress Locally 2

Whenever I want to try a new WordPress theme or  make significant changes to my blog, I prefer to test it out on my own computer first rather than dabble with my live site and run the risk of crashing it for all the world to see.

Having WordPress installed locally on your own computer can save a lot of anxiety. This is especially true if you want to roll out a new version of your site. or perhaps convert it to a new WordPress theme. 

Professional WordPress: Design and Development

But WordPress needs to run on a server.

When we talk servers we are usually referring to the web servers provided by hosting companies. This is where we house our live sites.  

So how can we have access to a local server?  Simply by setting up a local web server  on our own computer. This is where applications like XAMPP, for example, come to the rescue.  (more…)


How to Display Popular Posts Without a WordPress Plugin

Plugin Performance

Website Tips 4 U currently has 25 active plugins.  Whilst this can be a manageable number, it would still be nice to be able to get by with fewer plugins to reduce page loading times.

In fact I use a Performance Profiler plugin to check which plugins might take too long to load and have thus eliminated where possible the most taxing plugins time-wise.

When this post was originally published, the Pingdom Speed Test recorded the following for Website Tips 4 U but it would be nice to reduce the load time further.

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