Category: WordPress

In WordPress plugin are the tools that use to extend the functionality of the site. You can either create your own plugin or use the existing one.

There are thousands of free and paid plugins are available for the WordPress.

You can easily manage it from the Admin dashboard.

In this tutorial, I am discussing various ways to install the WordPress plugin and I am assuming that you have successfully installed the WordPress.

Different ways to install WordPress plugin

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WordPress is a free open source software, that means you can download, install and modify it. It is mainly popular for creating blogging website but you can create any kind of website in it.

It is customizable with themes and plugins.

You can easily install it on your local system for creating your project and testing it before making it live.

It this tutorial I am installing WordPress on Windows and using XAMPP.

How to install WordPress on Windows System

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Recent posts widget list your latest post and it helps you to keep reader longer in your site which reduces the bounce rate.

You can add it to anywhere within your site.

WordPress by default doesn’t show thumbnail in Recent posts Widget and if you want to add it you need to either modify the code or use Plugins.

With plugins, you can set your post featured image as the thumbnail or show any default image if there is no featured image and adjust its size.

In this article, I show you –

  • How you can add Recent Post Widget in the sidebar of the WordPress
  • And, add the thumbnail using Plugins.

Easily add Thumbnail to the Recent Posts - WordPress

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You generally write your article and publish its right off, or if you write more than 3,4 posts a Day in this case you either schedule them or save it to the Draft. And publish it at the right time.

Why not use those completed or scheduled posts to shows as upcoming posts on your website. This lets the visitors know What is now coming next.

For this, I am using a SOUP – Show off Upcoming Posts Plugin which lists your future posts on the website. It uses your scheduled posts for listing.

I am assuming that you have already scheduled some of the completed posts if you don’t know how to do it you can check my earlier post – How to Schedule Posts in WordPress without plugin.

How to show Upcoming Posts in WordPress

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You don’t need any extra plugin to schedule posts in the WordPress because it is an inbuilt feature.

If you manage to write 4,5, or more posts in a day and you don’t want to publish all of them at that time then you can either save them to draft and publish it when the right time comes.

In WordPress, you can easily schedule and unscheduled the posts.

How to Schedule Posts in WordPress without plugin

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SlideShare is a one of the popular web service where user view,upload and share their content. It support multiple formats e.g. ppt,pdf,doc,etc.

You can find content on the wide range of topics.

Member chooses its upload content is available publicly or privately. After uploading, it is available for the community, where member interact with it by like, share on various social media, comment on it, embed your content and even they download it.

To embed SlideShare Presentation to the website or personal blog there are two ways –

  • Without Plugin
  • With Plugin

In this tutorial, we check out both of these ways of embedding.

Within this tutorial, I am assuming you have SlideShare account, if not you can signup for it.

How to embed SlideShare Presentation in WordPress

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MailChimp is one of most popular email marketing service, it is used by many webmasters or bloggers to send an email update to their audience.

Adding subscription or signup form within the website allows readers to subscribe to the email list and get updates of website activities on regular basis.

In this tutorial, I will show how you can add MailChimp signup form with or without a plugin on your WordPress site.

How to Add MailChimp signup form to WordPress

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