40 brilliant WordPress tutorials

Add Custom JavaScript to WordPress the Right Way
Sometimes it's helpful to add custom JavaScript to your WordPress site, for example to change the layout and design of your WordPress theme, or enhancing the functionality of a WordPress plugin. This tutorial explains how to do it the safe and proper way.

How To Prevent Common WordPress Theme Mistakes
There are a number of common mistakes people make when creating WordPress themes. This WordPress tutorial by Nauris Pūķis explains what they are and how to avoid them.

How To Internationalize Your WordPress Website
WordPress is currently fully localised for over 65 languages, so if you want your site to have global appeal, take full advantage of this. This WordPress tutorial explores how to internationalise your WordPress theme or plugin to translate it into any of these languages automatically.

Prepare your WordPress site for a surge in traffic
A sudden traffic spike on your site can be a lovely surprise, until your site can't deal with the sudden influx of visitors. This tutorial explains how to anticipate spikes and prepare your site in advance. It also shows you what to do if your site slows down or crashes after a surge. Handy stuff.

How to Disable Trackbacks and Pings on WP Posts
Trackbacks and pingbacks used to be a handy way for blogs to notify each other that they'd linked to a post. Today they're mostly used by spammers to flood your comments with links to their sites. WordPress makes it easy to prevent link notifications on new posts, but disabling them on older posts is a little more involved; here's how to do it.

How to Install Google Analytics in WordPress
The best way to know your audience is through your traffic stats. That's where Google Analytics comes in. It's free and it can tell you who visits your site, where they come from, when they visit, what they look at while they're there, and how they interact with your content. Follow this guide to get up and running.

Use Colour Psychology to Boost WP Site Conversions
Choosing the right colours for your website can have a big impact on its effectiveness (and on an ecommerce site, that means more sales). This WordPress tutorial shows you how to convert colours to customers.

Add icons to WordPress custom menus without plugins
Adding icons to custom menus can be a nice way to add personality to your site, as well as improve usability. It's a relatively simple, two-step process that doesn't involve any PHP coding whatsoever. And this WordPress tutorial will show you just how to do it.

How to create and customise a WordPress child theme
When looking to customise a website, a lot of people edit the theme directly. This creates a number of problems, not least that you can't update the theme without losing your changes. The smart way to modify your site design is with a child theme. This tutorial walks though how to create one.

The ultimate guide to A/B split testing with WordPress
Even tiny changes to the phrasing of copy or the position of a button on your site can have a big impact on how people use it. There's no need to guess what will work and what won't – you can prove it using A/B testing. This WordPress tutorial shows you how to test out different options before you commit to them.

5 free essential plugins for your first WordPress blog
There are a massive number of plugins available for the WordPress users. So how do you pick out the ones that will actually be useful? In this tutorial, the guys at WPMU DEV pick their five must-have plugins for your first blog. They cover everything from monitoring pageload speed to protection against spam.

How to create your very first WordPress plugin
If you can't find what you need in the vast library of WordPress plugins, the next step is to think about making your own. It's not as difficult as it sounds. Find out how in this WordPress tutorial.

How to make your WordPress site multilingual
Businesses that want to expand internationally might want to consider making their WordPress site multilingual. This tutorial from net magazine explains how to do so, with the help of some tools, plugins and translation services.

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