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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.

Thank you for taking this tutorial and I’ll see you guys later.

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:

Thank you for taking this tutorial and I’ll see you guys later.

 

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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How to limit the number of archive months displayed in WordPress

NOTE: this tutorial requires the Collapsing Archives plugin, which can be downloaded here.

Hello. Today I’m going to show you how to limit the number of archive months displayed in WordPress.

1. In the left sidebar of the admin dashboard, hover over “Appearance” and in the drop-down, click on, “Widgets”.

2. Click on the “Collapsing Archives” widget, then click “Add Widget”. Make sure “Primary” (A.K.A. your sidebar) is selected.

3. Review your settings and click on “Save”.

4. Now go to your WordPress blog to make sure your widget is working.

Thank you for taking this tutorial and I’ll see you guys later.

How to add a title attribute to a WordPress navigation menu

Hello. Today I’m going to show you how to apply a title attribute to a WordPress navigation menu.

1. On the left sidebar of the admin dashboard, hover over “Appearance” and click on “Menus”.

2. Then in the “Menus” page click on “Screen Options” which should be in the top right corner of the page.

3. Then in the menu it brings down, check mark the “Title attributes” option.

4. Click on one of your existing menus to expand it. You should now see the “Title Attribute” field.

5. Now, enter the text you want to use as a title attribute and click “Save Menu”.

6. Finally, visit your website to see if your title attribute is working.

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How to create a WordPress page

Hi. Today I’m going to show you how to create a WordPress page.

1. Hover over “Pages” on the left sidebar and click “Add New”.

2. In the editor, add the title of your page.

3. Type what you want to type in the content box, which should look like this:

4. In the “Publish” box, click on “Preview” to see what your page looks like.

5. When you’re ready, click “Publish” and voila – you have successfully created a new WordPress page.

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How to apply a WordPress page template

Hi, Today I’m going to show you how to apply a WordPress page template.

1. On the left sidebar, highlight “Pages” and click on “Add New”.

2. In the Editor, find the “Page Attributes” section, which should be located at the bottom right and has a drop-down list for templates.

3. Select the template you want to use in the drop-down menu (I’ll be using the “Full Width” template for this tutorial).

4. Preview your page to see the template in action.

Thank you for taking this tutorial and I’ll see you guys later.

 

How to hide a WordPress site from search engines using Yoast SEO plugin

Hi. Today I’m going to show you how to hide a WordPress page from search engines (Make sure you have the Yoast SEO plugin installed – here is a link to said plugin).

1. In the WordPress editor of your post, scroll down to the Yoast SEO meta-box and click on the advanced settings icon (which should look like this as seen in the image below).

2. In the “Meta robots index” section, select “noindex” from the drop-down, then in the “Meta robots follow” section click on “nofollow”.

3. Post or publish your page as usual, and it should now be hidden from search engines (ie Google).

Thank you for taking this tutorial and I’ll see you guys later.