How to Display The Feed Content of a Website in WordPress

The fetch_feed is a built-in WordPress function that retrieves and parses an external feed. Under-the-hood, it's powered by SimplePie - a very fast and easy-to-use PHP feed parser.Follow me as I walk us through the steps in using fetch_feed to display the feed content of this blog … [Read more...]

WordPress 101: Internationalization and Localization

One of the most-loved features of WordPress CMS is the support for a number of different languages.By default, WordPress is presented in U.S. English, but it does come with a built-in language capability. This has allowed the WordPress community to translate WordPress into several languages. … [Read more...]

The Subtle Difference Between home_url() and site_url()

WordPress ship with a lot of helper functions to speed up theme and plugin development such as the home_url() and site_url().These two functions - home_url() and site_url() return the same value (WordPress address or URL) if WordPress hasn't been given its own directory.If WordPress is given … [Read more...]

How to Manage and Batch Install Your WordPress Plugins

This is an article i wrote for SitePointAccording to Forbes, over 60 million websites globally are powered by WordPress. Numbers like this show that WordPress is no doubt a leading contender when it comes to Content Management Systems (CMS).The application of WordPress has gone past just a … [Read more...]

How to Rename Existing WordPress Post Image Attachment URLs

In a previous post, I showed us how to move or rename a website to a new domain name / URL without any SEO loss but I missed something important - rename image URLs in existing posts and pages to point to the new domain.My blog images are stored in an Amazon s3 bucket with URL CNAMEd to … [Read more...]

WP Rocket – Last WordPress Cache Plugin You Will Ever Use

Like most website powered by WordPress, my blog also use a cache plugin. I have been using the WP Super Cache plugin since the inception of this blog and so far, it has served me well.A colleague at WPTuts+ informed me about the WP Rocket cache plugin and how it makes WordPress super-fast.I … [Read more...]

Quick Tip – Convert WordPress Post to Page, Custom Post-types & Vice-versa

This is a simple tip hence this article will be short and succinct.WordPress treats post and pages as the same - both are stored in the wp_posts table.The table column post_type is what distinguishes them.Posts have a post_type column value of post while Pages - page.To convert a … [Read more...]

How to Change WordPress to a New Domain without SEO loss

I recently changed, renamed or move my blog to a new domain. I was afraid my blog traffic and search engine ranking would be adversely affected by the domain name change. It's now over a week and so far, my blog SEO ranking and traffic wasn't affected.In this article, I will show us how to … [Read more...]