Category Archives: WordPress

How To Create Chat Rooms On WordPress Website?

Without connecting to any third-party service you can start fully hosted chatrooms on your WordPress Website for enabling chat for the users and guests.

This lesson will show you a really simple process of doing that in minutes. Simply log in to your WordPress site and navigate to Plugins -> Add New page to search and install Simple Ajax Chat – Add a Fast, Secure Chat Box plugin on your website.

Creating A Chat Room

Upon activation, navigate to your admin area dashboard Settings -> Simple Ajax Chat page and change the default name of the chat to anything you want.

Then choose your options such as whether you require login or want to enable chat for the guests too, enter banned phrases, etc. Now save your changes and scroll down to copy the shortcode.

Displaying A Chat Room

For displaying the chat room navigate to Pages -> Add New page and paste the shortcode you have just copied. Publish the page and your chat room is live. You may also add the chatroom page link to your website’s navigation menu from the admin area dashboard Appearance -> Menus page.

Alternatively, another awesome plugin called Chat Room is also there, but it has not been tested with the recent WordPress versions, although it still works. If you want, you may try that one also.

Automatically Calculate Taxes & Print Shipping Labels In WordPress Ecommerce

WordPress Ecommerce is your all-in-one solution to start an eCommerce shop within minutes simply by registering your domain name and subscribing to WordPress Ecommerce. It is loaded with WooCommerce, hosting, backup, security, and everything you need to set up your store and manage it without any technical skills.

This lesson guides you on how quickly you can manage sales by automatically calculating taxes and printing shipping labels. You will just need to create products and your store will automatically take care of tax calculation, payment processing setup, and printing the shipping label, etc.

How To Implement Auto Tax Calculation & Shipping Label Print?

Simply log in to your WordPress Ecommerce website and navigate to Plugins -> Add New page to find and install WooCommerce Shipping & Tax plugin on your website.

The plugin needs to have the Jetpack plugin installed and activated on your website. If it is not installed, a prompt will appear to install and connect Jetpack. As you do that, a setup complete banner will display.

Once done, you would be able to set up shipping from your admin area dashboard WooCommerce -> Settings -> Shipping -> WooCommerce Shipping & Tax -> Shipping Labels page.

And taxes can be managed from your admin area dashboard WooCommerce -> Settings -> Tax page by selecting the “Enable automated taxes” option. The plugin provides you with all important options to manage shipping and taxes on your website.

How To Auto Configure SSL In WordPress Website?

SSL stands for Secured Socket Layer. When configured it can be seen in the address bar of your website as an HTTPS lock icon instead of HTTP which generally works on websites having no SSL certificate.

The main work of an SSL certificate is to implement encryption to protect sensitive information such as log-in details, credit card numbers, and other sensitive data from unauthorized people and bots.

Apart from this, it has now become an SEO and internet ranking factor so now it positively impacts the website’s visibility on search engines. All popular web browsers now show a warning of an insecure zone on websites that don’t use SSL certificates.

Anyone can subscribe to an SSL certificate plan such as Standard SSL and Managed SSL for adding an SSL to their website. Free Auto-SSL service is also available for the VPS and Dedicated Server users at

This lesson will guide you on how you can auto-configure SSL on your WordPress Website. Because even when you subscribe and install SSL on your website’s hosting, common issues such as partial encryption, and mixed content errors arise, and the website doesn’t get redirected to HTTPS. As a result, both HTTP and HTTPS modes remain active for the users, which is not at all good.

How To Automatically Configure Your Website To Use HTTPS?

You simply need to log in to your WordPress site and navigate to Plugins -> Add New page and then search for the Really Simple SSL plugin. Install and activate the plugin, upon activation the plugin will automatically configure your website to use SSL to its fullest potential. It takes your website from HTTP to HTTPS in just one click.

Apart from this it also offers features to keep track of your server’s health, and tweak configuration to keep WordPress fortified and safe by tackling its weaknesses. It keeps you notified when plugins, themes or core contain vulnerabilities and need appropriate action.

How To Enable Weight-Based Shipping Charges On WordPress Ecommerce?

You can calculate shipping costs based on the weight of orders made by the customer on your WordPress Ecommerce website. WordPress Ecommerce is a packaged service that allows anyone to start his eCommerce shop simply by registering his domain name and then subscribing to the WordPress Ecommerce plan.

For enabling the weight-based shipping cost feature you need to log in to your WordPress Ecommerce website and then navigate to Plugins -> Add New page. Search for WooCommerce Weight Based Shipping plugin. Install and activate it, upon activation the plugin will allow you to add multiple rules for shipping based on various conditions such as:

  • Order Weight, Subtotal, & Destination: You can easily create multiple shipping rules as required for various order destinations, weights, and subtotal ranges. 
  • Flexible Price Calculation: On the basis of the cart’s weight, a rule can be set to expose a constant or a progressive price.
  • Conditional Free Shipping: You can also set up a free shipping threshold. 
  • Shipping Classes Support: For every shipping class, you can override the way the shipping price is calculated.

All these options can be easily managed from WooCommerce -> Settings page, under the ‘Shipping’ tab.

How To Display The ‘Read More’ Button On All WordPress Posts?

In the previous lesson, you learned about displaying the ‘Read more’ button on any blog post on your WordPress Website. Now if you have so many posts and you want to automatically show excerpts i.e. ‘Read More’ option then that also can be done.

Navigate to Plugins -> Add New page on your admin area and search for the Easy Custom Auto Excerpt‘ plugin and install and activate it.

Upon activation visit your admin area Dashboard -> Excerpts page and select your options such as after how many words or paragraphs you would like to display a ‘Read More’ button, the color of the button, whether you like to display it only on the home page or other tags and category pages too, etc.

After selecting your options, save the settings and your website would start showing excerpts with a ‘Read More’ link instead of whole posts.

How To Insert Read More Button In WordPress?

The ‘Read More’ button is used to display only a part or paragraph of your blog post on the home page of your website. It works on all tags, categories, subscribers’ emails, blog feeds, and multiple post pages of any WordPress site.

You can insert a read more button on posts you make on your WordPress website. There’s no need to install any plugins. All you have to do is while writing any blog post, follow these steps:

  1. Finalize where you want to insert the ‘Read More’ button such as after the first paragraph or second.
  2. Press ‘Enter’ to come to a fresh line
  3. Click the ‘+’ button visible on the right side of the block inserter
  4. In the search box type ‘More’
  5. The ‘More’ block will come visible
  6. Click to insert it

You will see that the ‘Read More’ block has been inserted and now your post is showing only excerpt with a ‘Read More’ button, instead of the whole post on the home and multi-post pages of your website.

Another problem arises when you suddenly come to know about this option and other posts on your website show up full so what to do now? Should you edit all posts and insert the ‘More’ block or is there any other option? Well, there is an option, and we will discuss about it in the next lesson.

How To Click & Save Any Online Image To WordPress Media Library?

Any online image can be saved to the media library of your WordPress Website either with a click on the image’s page or by pasting the image URL in the admin panel of your website.

To add these features to your WordPress site, simply navigate to Plugins -> Add New section and search for LH Add Media From Url plugin.

Saving Image By Pasting The URL

After activation, you can save any media file from your admin area dashboard Media -> Add from URL page.

Simply paste the URL of the media file and proceed by clicking the ‘Submit’ button. In a few seconds, the image would get saved in your media library and you would be able to give it a title, alt text, and other optional information.

The saved images can be used on any post or page of your website simply by using the ‘Add Media’ button and then selecting the image from the media library.

Saving Image In One Click

The plugin also offers you a bookmarklet that can be dragged to your browser’s bookmarks bar from Media -> Add from the URL page.

Now, whenever you want to upload an online file to your website, you can upload it by clicking the bookmarklet. It skips the process of copying and pasting of URL for saving the image and the image automatically gets saved to your WordPress site’s media library.

How To Export And Import WordPress Menus?

The WordPress navigation menus can also be exported and imported just like posts and pages.

WordPress export page on the admin area ‘Tools’ menu doesn’t allow you to export navigation menus although menus are exported when you download the complete XML file by selecting the ‘All Content’ option.

In case you only want to export navigation menus then this lesson guides you on how to do that easily on any WordPress Website.

How To Export WordPress Menus?

Simply navigate to Plugins -> Add New page on your admin area dashboard to find and install a WordPress plugin called ‘WPS Menu Exporter‘.

Upon activation, visit the Tools -> Export page and you will notice that a new radio button option ‘Navigation Menus’ has been added to the export items list. Tick that option and click the ‘Download Export File’ button and you would be able to export navigation menus just as you export Pages, Posts, and Media from your WordPress site in the form of an XML file.

How To Import WordPress Menus?

For importing navigation menus to other WordPress websites, visit the Tools -> Import page on the website you want to import menus.

The page might ask you to install WordPress importer. For that, you just need to click the ‘Run Importer’ button below WordPress and it will be installed. Now you can select and upload the XML file to import menus o your website.

How To Merge Similar Tags & Categories In WordPress Website?

Merging similar tags, categories, and other taxonomies is possible. You may either merge or convert one taxonomy into another from the admin panel of your website.

To do so, simply visit Plugins -> Add New page to find and install a plugin called ‘TaxoPress‘. It offers you options for adding, removing, merging, bulk editing, and deleting unused tags, categories, and custom taxonomies on any WordPress site.

Once activated the plugin enables you to merge and manage all taxonomy terms on your website from your Dashboard -> TaxoPress -> Manage Terms page as shown in the given screenshot.

The key features of the plugin include:

  • Organize: In TaxoPress, you can manage taxonomies, and also terms. There are tools for you to add, rename, remove, delete, and even merge terms. You can add any term or taxonomy to any post type.
  • Optimize: TaxoPress can improve your SEO with automatic term management. TaxoPress can automatically suggest relevant terms for your content and link those terms to the correct archive pages.
  • Showcase: TaxoPress allows you to use your terms for advanced features such as Related Posts and Tag Clouds.

The plugin is fully functional with Managed WordPress, WordPress Ecommerce, as well as popular WordPress plugin features such as WooCommerce Product Categories, and bbPress.

Why Everybody Should Use Managed WordPress For Making Websites?

WordPress is the internet’s most popular and versatile website-making system and that’s because of many good reasons.

Generally, to make a website you need a domain, hosting, and WordPress, to secure it you need SSL, malware scanner, firewall, and backup service, and still after having all these things you need to configure them and make them work together, and for that, you need an expert.

That’s not with Managed WordPress. With Managed WordPress you need nothing else other than a domain name. It is your complete website solution. This lesson guides you on why you might want to use Managed WordPress over anything else.

Managed WordPress Is User-friendly

Anyone in the world can make his website simply by registering his domain name and subscribing to a Managed WordPress plan.

Managed WordPress is very easy to use, even if you have no technical skills. Its interface is intuitive and user-friendly, and you can easily create and manage your website or blog on your own.

Highly Customizable, Anyone Can Customize It

Managed WordPress offers a vast array of themes and plugins that allow you to customize your website or blog to your heart’s content. You can choose from thousands of themes to give your site a unique look and feel, and you can add plugins for extra functionality, such as contact forms, social media sharing, SEO optimization, and more.

Search Engine Friendly

Managed WordPress is packed to be SEO-friendly, which means that it’s optimized for search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo. It offers a range of built-in SEO features, such as meta descriptions, permalinks, and sitemaps, and there are also plugins available to help you improve your site’s SEO even further.

Highly Scalable

Managed WordPress is highly scalable, which means it can grow with your business. Whether you’re starting small or have big plans for the future, WordPress can handle it all.

WordPress is an open-source platform, which means that it’s free to use and anyone can modify its source code. This has led to a thriving community of developers and users who contribute to its development and offer support that has not yet been gathered on any other website-making platform.

Mobile Friendly

With more and more people accessing the internet on their mobile devices, having a mobile-responsive website is essential. WordPress is designed to be mobile-responsive, which means that your site will look great on any device, whether it’s a desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Real Timesaver

It will hardly take fifteen to twenty minutes in launching your website over Managed WordPress. Yes, exploring thousands of themes and plugins available and deciding what will look better can take time but bringing your website online is something that can be done in minutes.

Saves Money

Managed WordPress saves your money as you don’t need a separate service for backups, security, malware scan, SEO, and most importantly you don’t need a developer or coder to build or put up your website online. You can do everything yourself, the interface is user-friendly, the online support is accessible round the clock, and tutorial demos are always available.

Makes Most Types Of Websites & eCommerce

Overall, WordPress is a powerful and flexible platform that can be used for a wide range of websites and applications. Whether you’re a blogger, a small business owner, or a developer, WordPress has something to offer.

It is a powerful platform that can be extended to any kind of website. With a simple install of a plugin, anyone can start using it as an eCommerce store or discussion forum, a business website that takes orders and feedback, an appointment booking site for a professional, and so on. Even there are plugins that enable you to use your WordPress installation as a smartphone app for Android etc.

Finally, it is not at all inviting to try coding a website from scratch. Managed WordPress is both a pocket-friendly and user-friendly solution for anybody wanting to bring his business online.

Displaying PDFs As 3D Flipbooks On Your WordPress Website

Embedding PDFs as 3D flipbooks keep your content monetized where as flat PDF links open in the web browsers and you get no chance of earning through ads on your website.

Apart from this, embeds of PDFs as flipbooks look far more impressive than flat PDF links and the best thing is the visitor remains on your website while he reads the PDF.

This lesson guides you on how to embed PDFs as 3D flipbooks easily on your WordPress website. But first of all, you should know that now anyone can quickly start his own WordPress site simply by registering his domain name and then subscribing to a Managed WordPress plan.

To embed any PDF as a flipbook, visit Plugins -> Add New page and search for the ‘PDF Flipbook, 3D Flipbook WordPress – DearFlip‘ plugin.

Find it, install it, and activate it, upon activation visit Flipbooks -> Add New Flipbook page on your admin area dashboard. Enter a title, upload your PDF, publish it, and then copy the shortcode that appears on the top right section of the page.

Next, create a new post or page or open any old content for editing, (wherever you like to embed your flipbook) and simply paste the copied shortcode and the PDF flipbook will appear.

How To Enable Product Comparison On Your WordPress Ecommerce Website?

You can allow your customers to compare multiple products, and help them analyze what exactly they want. First of all, you should know that anyone can build his own online store simply by registering his domain name and then subscribing to WordPress Ecommerce.

Next, to enable product comparison, you will need to visit Plugins -> Add New page and search for ‘Productive Wishlist, Compare and Quick View for WooCommerce‘ plugin, install and activate it. Upon actiavtion you would be able to control the plugin options from its admin settings page.

The plugin offers three essential features of eCommerce:

  1. Product Comparison
  2. Product Quick View
  3. Product Wishlists

Allowing customers to analyze the product with a side-to-side comparison will encourage more sales because in many cases they get confused with the list of related products that are offering low and high prices of same or similar options. This makes them to procrastinate the purchase and look up for more products. By comparing products side to side is going to let them know what extras are there in the other product added in comparision and which one is right for them.

Removing Deleted Pages Of Your Website From Search Engine Results

When you delete any web page of your WordPress Website, it stays there on the search engines archive index for a very long time and the users following that link notice error pages.

This lesson will guide you in two things,

  1. How to redirect those broken page links to something relevant?
  2. How to ask search engines for removing deleted pages?

Fixing Links For Deleted Pages

Link Fixer, previously known as Permalink Finder is a very useful WordPress plugin that fixes all not found errors on your website.

Simply install it from Plugins -> Add New page of your WordPress site. Upon activation, the plugin automatically redirects all broken links internally and externally i.e. your website links present on search engines and other websites to something most relevant instead of showing a 404 not found error to your visitors.

Updating Search Engines

To update search engines like Google for removing deleted posts and pages of your website from their search index, you simply need to install and activate the Remove Deleted Pages from Search Index plugin on your WordPress site.

Upon activation, the plugin implements the 410 HTTP status code for all deleted web pages of your website, as that tells search engines that the web page is no longer available and must be removed from the index.

Replacing A Word Or Sentence Across Your Managed WordPress Website

Suppose you change your site name or you write about something whose name has been changed or maybe you have found a better word or you have updated your promotional slogan and now you want to update it all over your website. This can be easily done by following a few easy steps given in this lesson.

Login to your WordPress site and navigate to Plugins -> Add New page. Use the search box to find the ‘Text Replacer‘ plugin. Once you find it simply install and activate it.

Upon activation, from this plugin’s page on your dashboard, you would be able to replace one word, a set of words, or any sentence from your posts and pages of your website without having to edit the content one by one. The plugin has been programmed keeping non-technical users in mind so anyone can make use of it.

Managing Attendees For Your Event From Your Managed WordPress Website

The event managers using their Managed WordPress website can manage the attendees for their events.

Managed WordPress is the complete solution for easily starting and managing any kind of website on your own. All you need to do is register your domain name and subscribe to a Managed WordPress plan. Event Managers may extend their website by having a free plugin called RSVP and Event Management Plugin.

Simply navigate to Plugins -> Add New page, and search for ‘RSVP and Event Management Plugin’ to install and activate it. Upon activation, the plugin lets you manage attendees for your events. It can be used for:

  • Weddings
  • Business conferences
  • Any kind of gatherings
  • Community events
  • Birthdays, etc

It offers you the following group of features:

  • Open registration or private attendee list
  • Custom questions
  • Import and export attendees
  • The ability for attendees to add additional guests
  • Easy to customize the text
  • Passcode or no passcode to RSVP
  • Easy attendee management
  • Associate attendees to make it easier for groups/families to RSVP all at the same time
  • Email notifications

These options can be managed from the RSVP Plugin page accessible in your admin area dashboard. Once you are there, simply set the “RSVP Open Date” and “RSVP Deadline” which state the starting date and the deadline to apply for the event.

Once you set the dates, create a new page from Pages -> Add New and paste the shortcode [rsvp]. This page will allow people to enter their names to complete their RSVP which means reply if the event pleases you and you want to attend it.

Apart from the page that is created for visitors, you can manually add the guests too from the admin panel of the plugin and the list of attendees will be created that will help you to know how many people are attending the event.

Six Spectacular Blog Designs You Can Use On Your Managed WordPress Site

Managed WordPress allows anyone to have a responsive blog with the website. All you need to do is register your domain name and then subscribe to a Managed WordPress plan.

Once you do that you can extend your website with free plugins that can be installed from the admin panel of your website. This lesson is on one such WordPress plugin that offers you six beautiful blog layouts to make your website look nice and impressive.

  • It lets you create six blog designs with shortcodes
  • You can add it to unlimited posts
  • Offers you to implement a timeline layout
  • You can auto-generate shortcodes to easily embed a blog

To use the plugin navigate to Plugins -> Add New page on the admin area of your website and then type Blog Manager WP on the search box. Now install and activate the plugin. Upon activation, the plugin adds a new menu ‘Blog Manager’ that enables you to select and implement new blog designs over the pages of your website.

You can select and display these designs simply by pasting this shortcode [wp_pbsm] on any page of your website. All layouts have a fully responsive design and you can also modify them easily from the admin side.

How Restaurants Can Offer Online Table Booking From Their Website?

Anyone can start his website simply by registering his domain name and then subscribing to a Managed WordPress plan. Once your website is live you can add more features to it by installing plugins.

To enable your customers to book tables online from your website, simply login to the admin area dashboard of your WordPress site and navigate to Plugins -> Add New page. Now use the search box to find Five Star Restaurant Reservations – WordPress Booking Plugin and then install-activate it.

Upon activation you would be able to:

  • Create a customized responsive restaurant reservation form on all devices
  • You can add this reservation form to any page via the included Gutenberg restaurant booking block or shortcode, or simply choose your reservation page in the settings
  • You can set up a specific restaurant schedule by defining the times and dates available for reservation
  • You would be able to quickly confirm or reject a booking
  • Notify a customer by email when their request is confirmed or rejected
  • Receive email notification when a booking is requested

This all and more can be done from the new menu ‘Bookings’ added to the admin panel of your website.

Improve Search Engines Crawl On Your Managed WordPress Website

Crawling is a process used by search engines to find content and present it to the people searching for it on the internet. In this process, search engines like Google send robots known as crawlers and spiders to find content on blogs and websites.

They not only take new content but also look up the updates made to content on websites. This content could be a blog post, image, video, or file such as PDF but anyhow of the format, the content is generally discovered by links.

Generally, websites contain a lot of information in headers which is not useful for many of us and instead makes the website insecure. For example, WordPress headers contain information about plugins and themes used on the website. This lesson will guide you on how you can remove such things on your website to better the crawl rate, make your website load faster and be more secure.

How To Remove Unnecessary Information From Your Header?

To make your website load faster, have a better crawl rate, and perform more securely on the internet you will need to remove unnecessary information from the header. This can be easily done by a plugin you can install on your website.

Simply navigate to Plugins -> Add New page on the admin area dashboard of your WordPress site and search the term ‘Crawl Optimization’.

Install and activate this plugin and it will deactivate elements such as short links, REST API links, RSD/WLW links, oEmbed links, generator tags, and X-Pingback headers to streamline website navigation and reduce the amount of data transferred.

Have A Faster, Secure & Easy Crawlable Website

As a result, your website will become faster as unnecessary data transfer and streamlining navigation are now minimized. SEO is enhanced as your website is not easily navigable by search engines. The crawl rate improves as the plugin removes all unnecessary links and information from the HTTP headers of your website.

Customizing Your Managed WordPress Blog Page With New Amazing Designs

There are times when you don’t want to leave your theme but think about implementing some changes to it. It becomes difficult when you don’t know to code and still wonder how to do it on your own. If you are in such a situation you may simply comment on this post and someone will help you out with that.

Maybe this lesson may also help as it is about implementing some amazingly great designs on your WordPress blog without changing the theme of your website.

First of all, you should know that Managed WordPress is a packaged service that allows anyone to start his own blog or website simply by registering his domain name and subscribing to a Managed WordPress plan. It gives you everything such as hosting, security, backup as well as online support you need to start and manage your website on your own.

Back to the topic, there is a free plugin called ‘Blog Designer’ that offers you fifteen unique designs you can select and implement on the blog page of your WordPress site. Let’s see how you can do that.

Blog Designer

How To Implement Blog Designer Layouts On Your Website?

  1. Login to the admin area of your WordPress site
  2. Visit Plugins -> Add New page and search for the ‘Blog Designer’ plugin
  3. Install and activate it. Upon activation, visit Blog Designer -> Gettings Started page on your admin area dashboard to know about the plugin
  4. Visit Blog Designer > Settings page to select and customize a new design for your blog
  5. Select the page for your blog to appear and save your changes
  6. That’s it, the new design will go functional

The plugin offers you highly customizable design options that you can use without having any technical or coding skills.