Category: WordPress Basics

How WordPress Assembles Pages

Three basic structures in WordPress interact to create your web pages: the core, the theme, and the database. The CORE is the set of files that make up WordPress and perform the tasks of storing, retrieving, and assembling content. The DATABASE is where your content is stored. The THEME is made up of template files that provide instructions to the core…
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Your Password is Important!

If there is one simple thing you can do to protect your site against hackers, it’s to use strong passwords. Easy passwords are a hacker’s best friends. You need to create a password that is unique, random, and long to be safer. According to the traditional advice — which is still good — a strong password: Has 12…
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How to use Widgets

WordPress Widgets add content and features to your Sidebars, Footers, Headers, or others depending on your Theme. Examples are the default widgets that come with WordPress; for Categories, Tag cloud, Search, etc. Plugins will often add their own widgets. They can be added, removed, and rearranged on the Theme Customizer or Appearance > Widgets in the…
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What is a Widget

Widgets are tools that allow a user to add and control features or content to a sidebar, header or footer. In fact, they are cleverly disguised pieces of code that a user can manipulate by simply dragging and dropping a widget into a desired location on a page. Where do widgets come from? Some widgets come from your WordPress install. Other…
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