Tip: Keeping Important Posts At the Top

You can set posts to Stick to the Front Page so that they remain at the top of your front page even after newer posts are added. This is also know as making a post “Sticky.” This is useful for keeping announcements or posts concerning upcoming events ahead of other posts. The only problem is remembering to switch this off after the post is no longer current.

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Hack: Show a Short List Of Posts By Tag

I love tags. You can use them for all sorts of things and not limit yourself to using tags only one way. For instance, I can tag something with a topic, and I can also tag it as being for beginners. Sometimes you may want to have a post and list some other posts that have specific tags. For instance, if you have a post on security, you may want to also mention how backing up your data is important, and then show a list of posts that have backup as a tag.

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WordPress Hacks Online Course

WPTipsAndHacks has its first online course! Read about it here, and then get a huge 80% discount. The course is regularly $50 USD at Udemy, but this coupon will get it for $10 USD. 

WordPress Hacks: Modify your WordPress site with Shortcodes, Filters, Actions and Widgets is a course for anyone that wants to customize their WordPress site without resorting to third-party plugins. In the course, you will first learn how to modify the functions.php file and your theme to change and add features to your site. Then you will learn how to build your own simple plugin to use as your main tool for making modifications.

The course teaches four ways to customize WordPress to suit your needs: Shortcodes, Filters, Actions and Widgets. By making your own Shortcodes you can insert text into your posts that can later be controlled and adjusted. Filters allow you to change the content across your site. Actions give you the power to alter how WordPress works to fit your needs. Widgets let you put custom dynamic content in the sidebars and footers of your site.

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