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How to change the default Gravatar in WordPress

Hello. Today I’m going to show you how to change the default Gravatar in WordPress.

1. Hover over “Settings” and in the drop-down click “Discussion”.

2. In the “Discussion” page scroll down to the “Avatar” section below.

3. Select the avatar of your choice (I’ll be using the generated Retro avatar as an example).

4. Click “Save Changes”.

5. Your avatar should now look different.

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How to add an author info box in WordPress posts using plugin

Hello. Today I’m going to show you how to add an author info box in WordPress Posts using a plugin.

1. Install and activate the Guerrilla’s Author Box plugin.

2. Hover over “Users” and click on “All Users”.

3. In the “All Users” page, click below the user you want to edit.

4. In your profile page, add in your biographical info and such and click on “Update Profile” below.

5. Now go to any one of the WordPress posts you created and your info box should look like this:

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How to add the Skype share button in WordPress

Hi. Today I’m going to show you how to add the Skype share button in WordPress using the plugin of the same name.

1. Install and activate the plugin.

2. On the left sidebar in the admin dashboard, hover over “Settings” and in the drop-down click “Skype share button”.

3. In the config page, click the check mark next to “Enable share button”, then select the button size and location of your choice.

4. Click on “Save Changes”.

5. Go to your WordPress site/blog to see the share button in action.

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How to disable the search feature in WordPress

Hello. Today I’m going to show you how to disable the search feature in WordPress using the Disable Search plugin.

1. Install the Disable Search plugin.

2. Click on Activate and the Search feature should now be disabled.

3. Go to your WordPress site and try to enter a search URL, and you should get the following error page as seen below:

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How to change the category base prefix in WordPress

NOTE: the last image in this tutorial may differ from the text.

Hello. Today I’m going to show you how to change the category base prefix in WordPress. This is gonna be a short and simple one.

1. In the admin dashboard, hover over “Settings” and in the drop-down menu click “Permalinks”.

2. Scroll down to the “Optimal” section and in “Category base” enter the prefix you want to use.

3. Click “Save Changes”. Your prefix should now be working.

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How to display related posts by the same author in WordPress

Hello. Today I’m going to show you how to display related posts by the same author in WordPress using the “Similar Posts” plugin.

1. Install and Activate the plugin, which can also be downloaded here.

2. In the left sidebar hover over “Settings” and in the dropdown click on “Similar Posts”.

3. In the settings page of the plugin in the “General” tab, scroll down to the bottom and click “Yes” next to the “Match the current post’s author?” option.

4. Switch to the “Placement” tab and click “Yes” next to “Output after post”. (You can edit the text in the “Parameters” box if you want.)

5. Click “Save Settings” and go visit any single post on your WordPress site and you’ll see related posts by the same author at the bottom of the post.

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How to link a post title to an external link in WordPress

Hello. Today I’m going to show you how to how to link a post title to an external link in WordPress using the Page Links To plugin.

1. Install and activate the Page Links To plugin.

2. Then, create a new post or go to an existing one and you should see the meta box below the post editor.

3. Click on “A custom URL” and add the link of your choice, then save and publish your post.

Your post should now link to your custom URL, which should now look like this:

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How to display recent posts from a specific category in WordPress

NOTE: This won’t work with all of the themes in WordPress.

Hi. Today I’m going to show you how to display recent posts from a specific category in WordPress using the Recent Posts Widget Extended plugin.

1.Install and Activate the plugin, which can be found here.

2. Hover over “Appearances” and in the drop down click on “Widgets”.

3. In the “Widgets” page, find the “Recent Posts Extended” widget and add it to the primary side bar.

4. In the Recent Posts Widget Extended menu, under the “Limit to Category” option, select the category you want to display recent posts from.

5. Click the “Save” button and go to your WordPress site to see your recent posts by the category you chose.

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How to list future upcoming scheduled posts in WordPress

NOTE: This won’t work with all themes in WordPress.

Hello. Today I’m going to show you how to list future upcoming scheduled posts on WordPress using the “SOUP – Show off upcoming posts” plugin.

1. Install and activate the plugin.

2. Visit the “Widgets” page under “Appearance”.

3. Scroll down, look for the “Upcoming Posts” widget and add it to your sidebar.

4. Change the widget settings if you’d like and click “Save”.

5. Visit your WordPress site to see if the widget is working properly.

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How to display category descriptions in WordPress

Hello. Today I’m going to show you how to display category descriptions in WordPress.

1.In your admin dashboard, hover over “Posts” and in the drop down, click on “Categories”.

2. Look for an existing category you want to add a description to, then hover over it and click on “Edit” below which should take you to the “Edit Category” page as seen below:

3. Now in the “Description” box add the category description of your choice.

4. Now click “Update” , then go to the category on your WordPress and make sure your description is there.

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