Weekly Articles for WordPress Admins – Monday, 4/11/2022

weekly wordpress articles for april 11 2022

Each week, I hand-pick 5 new articles to help you with creating and managing your WordPress website. And now, you can also subscribe to receive notifications so you’ll get the weekly articles directly in your inbox! Sign up below.

This Week’s Featured Articles:

  • Compare The Best WordPress Calendar PluginsOpens in a new tab. (Intermediate)
    Have events and want to add a calendar or event list to your WordPress website? Look no further. For an article that’s 2 years old, this list still holds true and the first pick (The Events Calendar by Modern Tribe) continues to be my go-to choice for most sites we work on at the office. All the options here are fully free except for EventON which has a free event list but you’d have to buy their calendar.
  • How to Install a WordPress Plugin – Step by Step for BeginnersOpens in a new tab. (Beginner)
    When you first start using WordPress, installing your first plugin is exciting but still can cause some nervousness. This guide walks through how to install a WordPress plugin through the built-in WordPress plugin search, by uploading a plugin from the plugins page, and by uploading through an FTP program.
  • How to Notify Subscribers of New Posts in WordPress (3 Ways)Opens in a new tab. (Intermediate)
    The 3 best ways to let visitors to your site know about your new posts are to send new posts to email list subscribers manually, using an RSS feed to send notifications, or to use push notifications. On this site, I use the second option with the free plan from email marketing platform SendinblueOpens in a new tab. to automatically send my latest articles each week to email subscribers. It’s pretty slick.
  • How to Use Git for WordPress DevelopmentOpens in a new tab. (Advanced)
    If you’re updating your WordPress code and not using Git yet, you’d probably be considered a “code cowboy” – and since it’s not the Wild West anymore, you really need to start using Git to get your codebase under control. If you’re working with other developers, it’s a must so that your code changes don’t get squashed by others. This article is a great intro to Git for WordPress developers. Next week, I’ll share a more advanced article about Git.
  • 19 Best 404 Page Examples to Reclaim Lost VisitorsOpens in a new tab. (Any)
    At some point, your site visitors will experience a broken link or type in a URL wrong and they’ll see your 404 page. Like these examples show, the 404 page is a great opportunity to reinforce your brand but help your visitors get back on the right path. Wait, there’s more!

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Thanks for reading – until next week!

Aaron Day

Professionally designing and building websites since 2002, I was an early adopter of WordPress and continue to build engaging WP solutions on a daily basis. I'm the CTO of a web development agency and we manage over 700 WordPress sites - so most of what you'll find here on this site, we've used in practice.

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