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WTF is a plugin?

Much like widgets, the term “plugin” is not specific to WordPress. Outside of my favorite blogging platform, plugins are defined as “a small piece of software that supplements a larger program” + I think that definition will help break down what exactly a WordPress plugin is. WordPress Plugins According to WordPress.org, “plugins are PHP scripts […]

WTF is a widget?

The term “widget” isn’t specific to WordPress. In fact, Merriam-Webster has an entry for the noun widget. But today we are defining widget as it applies to WordPress websites + blogs. Not what it means for any piece of software. WordPress widgets According to WordPress.org, “widgets add content and features to your sidebars.” If your […]

WTF is a WordPress theme?

They can have different names, depending on who you’re talking to. Theme, template, layout, skin + design are all options that I’ve heard used before. Whatever you choose to call them, the quick explanation is that you affect the look of your website with your WordPress theme. I stick with the lingo that WordPress uses […]

WTF are Gutenberg blocks?

In December 2018, WordPress released version 5.0 of the open-source blogging tool. With this major update, they introduced the Gutenberg editor + Gutenberg blocks. Instead of treating pages + posts like traditional Word documents, WordPress now lets site owners add components to each page with a more visual approach. First things first. If you don’t […]

Get images to behave on your WordPress blog

Do you feel like you are fighting images on your website? Sometimes you place an image + the size is so rowdy you have to scroll forever to see your text. Other times your words wrap around the image in a weird way. That ends today — let’s dive into the best ways to add […]

3 blogging tricks you want to know

Not everyone uses WordPress as a blogging platform. But if you’re creating content on a WP site, these blogging tricks will up your efficiency + get you in front of a few more readers for each post you publish. #1 – Schedule your blog posts It can be tough to get ahead when creating content. […]

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