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Featured Image Support to a WordPress Theme

WordPress themes makes it possible to give your users control of many aspects of their site's designs.

One of the most common design features in themes are featured images. Many bloggers love to use large, high-quality images for their posts.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to add featured image support in a custom WordPress theme.

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wordpress video thumbnail

WordPress makes adding videos easy. However, many WordPress users don't realize that they can make their videos more attractive.

In particular, it often helps to add a preview image to your videos. An eye-catching preview image can really draw attention to your video. If you allow the preview image be chosen automatically, you can often end up with a snapshot taken at a bad moment in the video.

Please note, this will only work with videos that you have directly uploaded and stored in WordPress. This won't work with WordPress YouTube, WordPress Vimeo, or WordPress Wistia videos.

This tutorial will show you how to add a custom preview image to your WordPress videos.

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Magento 2 Logo

Are you planning to add a website to your brick-and-mortar store? If Yes, then running your site on Magento could be one of your best choices.

You have several options to install Magento. In this tutorial, you will learn what you need to know before installing it.

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Create Password Protected Posts in WordPress

Did you know that WordPress offer the ability to password-protect the posts that you write?

This feature doesn't require a plugin and is a core feature of WordPress.

In this short, I'm going to show you how to create protected posts. Each WordPress post will need it's own password, so this won't work for protecting a whole site.

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Move A WordPress Site From Localhost To Production

So you have everything ready for launch and your site is sitting on your local computer. You're ready to move WordPress to the "real" server and start publishing.

Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to export and import your data base, and get WordPress running on the new server.

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Top 5 WordPress Project Management Plugins

WordPress is the key technology tool for many companies. They use it for marketing, e-commerce, CRM and 1,001 other tasks. So, it's not surprising that a lot of WordPress users also rely on it for project management.

After all, if you allow customers to pay you on your WordPress site, or raise a support ticket there, why not also collaborate on projects using the same platform.

In this overview, we'll introduce you to 5 of the best WordPress project management plugins. All 5 have free versions available on WordPress.org. You can download them, test them, and see if they're a good fit for you and your projects.

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Multilingual Joomla Explained

Today, we're delighted to launch a new book, "Genesis Explained".

Genesis Explained is a developer's guide to the Genesis Framework for WordPress.

Genesis is a powerful theme framework which empowers you to quickly and easily build incredible websites with WordPress.

Whether you're a novice or advanced developer, Genesis provides the secure and search-engine-optimized foundation that takes WordPress to places you never thought it could go. If you want to spend less time struggling with complex instructions, and more time building sites that make you proud, this is the book for you!

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| Podcasts
Pippin Williamson and a Lifetime Company

Pippin Williamson runs several of the most successful businesses in the WordPress world including Easy Digital Downloads and AffiliateWP. But instead of looking to sell, he's buying a park. And opening a brewery. And looking to build a company that will last a lifetime.

If you want to hear about Pippin's story, check out this interview with Indie Hackers and his 2017 Year in Review. If you want to hear about his life outside of business, this is the podcast for you. Click here to find out more about Pippin's park and click here for more on his brewery

My apologies for the audio on this episode - Pippin lives out in the countryside and the internet was glitchy.

Follow Pippin on Twitter at @pippinsplugins and check out all his products at Sandhillsdev.com.

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| Drupal
Give Your Drupal Articles More Visual Appeal with Boxout

A boxout is a design element used mainly in magazines to enclose related information to the main article while retaining some type of connection. You can use it to add extra links related to your content or a small bio.

The "Boxout" contrib module helps you add this design element to your content directly in CKEditor. In this tutorial, you will learn how to do just that. Let’s start!

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Review of the Best WordPress Checklist Plugins

If you really care about your WordPress content, you know that it's a constant struggle to maintain high standards.

It's not easy to create consistent, high-quality posts. Without a careful approach, you'll find your site has a different approach from post to post, and you'll soon end up with lots of messy content.

One solution is a WordPress checklist plugin. These plugins enable you to decide the requirement for each post before you publish.

We downloaded and tested all the checklist plugins for WordPress. Here's our review of all four WordPress checklist plugins ...

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Create Charts in Drupal 8 with Views

There are many ways to present data to your readers. One example would be a table or a list. Sometimes the best approach is to show data on a chart.

It can ease understanding of large quantities of data. There is a way to make charts in Drupal with the help of the Charts module and Views.

In this tutorial, you will learn the basic usage of the module in combination with the Google Charts library. Let’s start!

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WordPress - Fatal error: Allowed memory size

Does your WordPress site show a message similar to this?

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 33554432 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 19456 bytes) in wp-admin/includes/theme.php on line 81

If your answer is "yes", this tutorial is for you.

We've helped several of our students with similar issues so we decided to write a tutorial to hopefully help someone else out as well. 

Before starting to read this guide, it's worth understanding what PHP errors are in WordPress.

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How to Track WordPress Pages and Posts that Need Review

One of our members was wanting an efficient way to track which content needs review, so we created this tutorial for him.

WordPress has really useful features for content creation and maintenance. One of those features is the core "Pending Review" feature. "Pending Review" is one of two default statuses in WordPress, in addition to "Draft". Click here to see the difference between Pending Review and Draft.

We'll also show you how to use a really powerful plugin called PublishPress.

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OSTraining's 2018 Preview: Always Bet on Text

Happy New Year, everyone.

For me personally, this month marks 7 years of OSTraining and 10 years of doing online training full-time.

That's long enough to have been through a few cycles.

2017 was a relatively quiet year. There were almost no major releases. WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, Bootstrap - none of them had a blockbuster release last year.

That's all about to change in 2018.

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