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How to Add YouTube Videos to Your WordPress Posts the Right Way

Reading Time: 2 minutes Before WordPress 2.9, released in December 2009, if you wanted to add a video to your post you had to go to YouTube, find a video, get embed code, copy it, switch to HTML view, paste the code, update the post… But there has to be a better way, right?

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It’s Broken! How, Where and When to Ask for WordPress Help

Reading Time: 3 minutes Asking for help properly will affect how long you’ll have to wait. Knowing what caused the problem, where to ask for help and finding out if you can fix it yourself can save you some precious time.

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WordPress Basics: Custom Post Types

Reading Time: 3 minutes You might find it hard to believe, but for an experienced WordPress developer trying to see something from a new WordPress user’s perspective is almost as difficult as it is for that user to develop a theme or a plugin. Still, dropping your standard hat and putting a different one on every now and then is rarely a bad thing. So let’s take a look at one of WordPress’ most important features – post types, focusing more on the WHYs of using custom post types than the HOWs.

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Help! My Portfolio Has Disappeared!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Want to hear the short version first? Here it is (again): don’t let your WordPress theme handle portfolio, or any other functionality. Imagine that sentence is bold, underlined and blinking at the same time, so it’s easier to memorize. Now read on to see how you can recover your lost content before Google bots hit…

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8 Ways You Can Contribute to WordPress as a Non-Developer

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’d love to help, but I don’t know how to code! I’ve heard that more than once. Don’t you think WordPress would be even better if everyone using it knew how they could contribute? Not by making the app itself better, more intuitive or easier to use, not by making free themes or plugins others can…

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