Five WordPress ‘How To’ Tutorials to Add Quality to Your Blog

wordpress 'How to'When you are developing websites for your clients based on WordPress, you would sometimes require that the quality of the website is top-notch. Fortunately WordPress is a powerful and versatile platform and there is no shortage of possibilities. The internet is full of WordPress ‘How To’  tutorials about almost everything under the sun. However, below are given five WordPress ‘How to’ tutorials that would make your WordPress blog look utterly professional and you would be counted as a true WordPress professional.

1. Learn to Disable Styles and Scripts

This is the first WordPress ‘How to’ tutorial. When you keep on adding more and more plugins, they have a tendency to slow down your blog due to the accompanying CSS and JavaScript files. This tutorial by Justin Tadlock teaches you how you can disable Styles and Scripts and optimize your WordPress installation.

2. Show Related Posts Thumbnails in WordPress

In this second WordPress ‘How to’ tutorial, you will learn how to add thumbnails to the related posts generated by popular YARRP plugin of WordPress.

3. Create Custom Read More Messages

In this WordPress ‘How to’ you learn how to add a custom “Read More” message to posts making use of the custom fields. It is not something very technical and you can easily do this with a bit of tweaking with the_content template tag.

4. Show Thumbnails on Home Page by Grabbing First Image from Post Automatically

This is a simple WordPress ‘How to’ which allows you to grab the first image in a post automatically and then show this as a thumbnail on the homepage of your WordPress blog.  This is very easy and you would not even require to add a custom field. All you will have to do is to edit functions.php file and index.php file.

5. Learn to add Breadcrumbs Sans a Plugin

Breadcrumbs give your website a professional look and the reader an idea of where he is at a particular time. There are many plugins available which add breadcrumbs to your blog . But this can be achieved with this simple WordPress ‘How to’ . You will need to create a new file named breadcrumbs.php and insert a short code in it. After that you can add the include path of the file and your WordPress blog will be having breadcrumbs.

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