What is new in WordPress 4.8 (Features & Additions)

With the first beta of WordPress 4.8 released last week, it’s a good time to update you on all the new features that will be introduced in this version. This first major version release of 2017 is currently scheduled for release on June 8th. WordPress 4.8 will be the foundation of the Gutenberg, a project […]

Adding a Gallery to a WordPress Post

An eye-catching image gallery is an essential component of an effective WordPress site. New WordPress users often ask us for guidance on the best way to include multiple images in a post. The first instinct is to upload multiple images in sequence, simply clicking “Add Media” over and over at the top of your WordPress […]

Add a video in your WordPress theme or website

As of WordPress 4.7, you can now add a video to your theme pretty easily. This feature is part of the custom header feature in WordPress, and it allows you to add a video from YouTube or by uploading an MP4 video. Before committing to adding this to your site, one should consider the size […]

Insert a WordPress Admin user with PHP code

You might find yourself once in a while in a scenario where you have FTP access, but no WordPress admin access to login from the dashboard. Well, adding an admin is as easy as copy-paste. Step 1: Identify the theme that the site is using. To do so, load the website in a browser and […]

Create a custom image upload button in your WordPress plugin

I’m constantly writing plugins and creating customizations for clients, and I often need to create something that allows the user to upload images within a page on the dashboard. There are many ways to achieve this, but clearly the correct approach is to use WordPress’s native Media Uploader. This maintains consistency within the dashboard, and […]

Athena Pro Version 1.0.5 Is Here

Athena Pro is Smartcat’s superstar theme. Our top-selling theme of all time, Athena can often be found on WordPress.org’s Most Popular list. And this month, Athena Pro got even better! We’ve added the following new features in Version 1.0.5, released mid-June 2016. The ability to publish multiple galleries The ability to control the number of […]

ZEAL – A Premium Magazine-Inspired Theme For WordPress

Meet ZEAL Pro, the latest Premium theme for WordPress from Smartcat. This magazine-style theme features the highest degree of customization available from any Smartcat theme to date. Designed for the design-savvy WordPress user, ZEAL Pro is perfectly suited to showcase periodicals, blog sites and other creative content. ZEAL Pro also features new custom Post Types […]

Athena – Responsive – Multipurpose WordPress Theme

Athena is a fully-loaded, professional theme for WordPress, including the most desired theme features of 2016. Athena boasts a masonry style blog page and 9 page templates, full-width Front Page Jumbotron with Parallax option, a responsive portfolio image gallery, Woo Commerce support and more. With built-in testimonial and FAQ features, as well as easy integration […]

Are You In Over Your Head With Your WordPress Site?

You chose WordPress because you understood that it could make launching your business online simple and affordable. The most popular self-publishing software on the web, its creators tout it as easy to use “with no coding experience or expert knowledge.” “Most users are able to pick up the basics without any training at all,” the […]

How To Block humanorightswatch.org Spam Referral Traffic

If this blog post caught your eye, it’s safe to assume that you’re wary of humanorightswatch.org and other spam links showing up in your Google Analytics. These spam back-links damage your site’s SEO ranking. I personally noticed a significant rank drop on one site I manage since these links started happening. Why Do Spam Back-links […]