Working on ThemeLab

Our parent company, WPBeginner has acquired ThemeLab. It was an active WordPress blog ran by  Leland Fiegel. He usually published how to articles, tips and tutorials about WordPress. Leland also distributed several free themes, many of them are still used on blogs. Syed Balkhi, CEO and founder of WPBeginner outlined plans for ThemeLab in the … Continue reading →

Image file size display in WordPress media uploader

WordPress Idea: Displaying Image File Size in Media Uploader

Many web publishers and bloggers are concerned about the page load speed and time. It is common knowledge that speed affects how search engines rank a website in search results. One of the heaviest element on any web page is often images. The more images you use the more time it takes for a page … Continue reading →

Shortcode Output Appearing On Top of Post Content in WordPress

While browsing WordPress support forums, I often see threads where users are asking the question ‘Why my shortcode output jumps to the top of the page content?’. Users asking this question are using a shortcode which outputs something and instead of appearing at the exact position where shortcode is placed, their shortcode output appears above … Continue reading →

Best Social Media Plugin for WordPress: Floating Social Bar

I have tried many social media plugins on different WordPress sites. During my previous jobs, freelance work, and on my personal blogs. The problem with most WordPress social media plugins is that they are usually full of features that I don’t need. Just like most other bloggers, I also want simple buttons that make it … Continue reading →

Out-Dated and Poorly Written WordPress Tutorials

It is fun to make sense of a poorly written tutorial with bad code. Last night I found an old tutorial with a nice idea but some mistakes with the code. I decided to write a better version of that tutorial. Fixing it was like a puzzle, and I enjoyed it. Now we will be … Continue reading →

What do I have to learn to write my own blog template from scratch?

Answer by Noumaan Yaqoob: Start with basic HTML and CSS. Write plain HTML/CSS documents using a plain text editor such as notepad. This will strengthen your understanding of HTML, CSS, web design, layout and formatting, etc. Blogger uses template tags so you need to learn how those blogger tags are used in an HTML+CSS template. … Continue reading →

Why edit-tags.php and Why not edit-terms.php

Today at work, I was writing about categories and tags in WordPress. I noticed something that looks strange to me and I decided to share it here. Apparently when a user edits a category, tag or any term. It is handled by edit-tags.php file which takes parameters like tag_ID, taxonomy, action, post type. Shouldn’t it … Continue reading →

What is the best Facebook-like plugin for WordPress?

Answer by Noumaan Yaqoob: There is an official Facebook plugin (WordPress › Facebook " WordPress Plugins) in the WordPress repository. There are a few reasons which make it a much better choice: 1. Facebook itself is one of the contributors of the plugins in coordination with Automattic the company behind WordPress.com. Other contributors to the … Continue reading →