Introducing the New DevotePress Screencast Series

We are creating DevotePress screencast to help you understand WordPress visually through videos. However, we are first starting this for WordPress beginners. And we will slowly move on to advance WordPress tutorials. Here’s the first beginner video of the series: How to Write and Publish a New Post on WordPress Most of the tutorial videos we see on YouTube is too long. So, we’re trying to make the videos upto Continue Reading →

How to Use Markdown in WordPress

Most bloggers and writers prefer Markdown nowadays because of it’s lightweight and simple nature. Markdown is a super simple way to add formatting like headers, bullet lists, links, blockquote etc. It has all the advantages of plain text, but with the organizational power of a word processor. Before Markdown existed, we would use HTML for organizing post through plain text, or avoid HTML and use visual editor. Markdown does the same Continue Reading →

How to Add New Plugin in WordPress by Uploading

We usually add new plugins by using the search tab as mentioned in the previous article. However, there are times when we need to upload the plugin instead of using the search tab. We might need to use old version of plugin due to compatibility issues. Some other times, the plugin might not be available in the WordPress plugin directory. However, we do recommend you not to use plugin not Continue Reading →

How to Add New Plugin Using Search Tab

Plugins are what powers WordPress websites. While there are many ways you can perform this action, we are going to show you instructions on how to add new plugin through search tab. Follow the following steps to add a new plugin through search tab.  Go to Plugins -> Add New You will enter the Install Plugins screen There in the search box, type the plugin you want to install on your Continue Reading →

How to Display Recent Tweets on WordPress Sidebar

In the previous article, “How to Extract Twitter Widget HTML Code” we discussed how to extract HTML code from twitter. Now, in this article, we will walk you through the process of displaying recent tweets on WordPress sidebar. However, we assume that you already have the HTML code which you receive after you follow instructions from previous article on ‘How to Extract Twitter Widget HTML Code‘. Go to your website Continue Reading →

How to Extract Twitter Widget HTML Code

Twitter is one of the most popular social networking site along with Facebook. There are high users and chances are, you also have a twitter account for your blog or business. If you don’t add twitter updates to your website, then you’ll miss out on potential news hit or blog post views. Of course, more than anything it’s personal preference to show or ignore your recent tweets. If you’re into Continue Reading →

How to Change CSS Quickly Using JetPack

Themes are not always one fit for all solution. There are times when the user wants some elements to fit their taste. Previously, this would require programming knowledge and FTP client, if they wanted to make any changes to the file. However, this process has been made easy by Jetpack. Jetpack consists of Custom CSS module which we can use to change CSS of the theme, without messing our hands Continue Reading →

Ability to Display Your Theme on The Featured Section of WordPress Theme Directory

It used to take around a month for a theme to be reviewed. There was also a chance of theme not being approved. All these process would amount to lots of frustration for the theme developer. However, now all of it has changed. To eliminate this delay, WordPress has started making Theme Reviewers compete for their theme to be displayed on the featured section of WordPress theme directory. So, here’s Continue Reading →

Adding extra classes in body tag using body_class filter in WordPress

The WordPress body class function body_class() works from WordPress 2.8 version onwards. This function gives the body element different classes and can be added, typically, in the header.php’s HTML body tag. This gives you option to style more effectively with CSS. The code will look like: 1. What body_class() Generates? The body_class() function is quite similar to post_class() function that was introduced in WordPress 2.7. The only differences are the Continue Reading →