pingbacks and trackbacks—the basics

What do ‘pingback’ and ‘track back’ mean?

For those looking to run a successful blog, maintaining a constant exchange with other bloggers, website operators, and the rest of the internet community is of the utmost importance. By referring to the entries of other bloggers within your own texts, you won’t just attract new readers; you’ll also manage to generate valuable backlinks. Methods like trackbacks and pingbacks can help you with this...

WordPress shortcodes: the most useful short commands

WordPress shortcodes: how to make your project more dynamic

Thanks to simple installation and numerous extensions WordPress is the first choice for many when it comes to content management systems. One special feature that developers published with version 2.5 are the so-called shortcodes. This practical short command is linked with PHP script and makes it possible for authors or editors to easily implement dynamic content.

WordPress frameworks at a glance

WordPress frameworks: the easy way to get your ideal theme

Themes are a great way to give your WordPress project a unique look and add special features quickly and easily. Intuitive and beginner-friendly, no programming knowledge is needed to implement your perfect look. The basis for many purchasable layout templates are special themes, which contain layout editors and basic functions and resemble a homepage kit. These special WordPress frameworks can...

Thesis: A WordPress framework for responsive projects

Thesis: The WordPress framework focused on SEO

The WordPress framework Thesis is appreciated in many different ways: some value the divergence of the theme kit whereas others evaluate it as an unnecessary complication when working on new layout templates for the popular content management system. Basically, the Thesis framework presents itself as an excellent parent theme solution, which can be enjoyed – despite its rather cumbersome start –...

WordPress Gutenberg

WordPress Gutenberg: What does the new editor do?

The upcoming version 5.0 of WordPress will use the Gutenberg editor to make some changes to how articles are created. Gutenberg uses “blocks” instead of HTML and CSS. The act of creating an article has a playful element, with the author assembling their articles block by block. In practice, Gutenberg has been available for some time now and has caused quite a divide. So, what is behind the new...

Web analysis with Matomo

Piwik in the WordPress dashboard: Web analysis directly in the CMS

As an operator of an internet site, you will, of course, be interested in tailoring your website to the needs of your users in as much detail as possible. To be able to do this, it’s helpful to find out as much as you can about the behavior of your visitors. Web analytics programs make this possible. Many people have only heard of Google Analytics and don’t know about the advantages that other web...

Successful blogging find your target market

Successful blogging – part 3: defining your target market

There are countless blogs online and thanks to easy and free blogging software, anyone can become an author. In our blogging series, we take you through the basics as you create your own professional blog. After discussing the technical aspects of a blog in part 1, and the importance of finding the right topic in part 2, the next step is to analyze your target market. After all, you can only...

"Error establishing a database connection" | Explanation & solution

"Error establishing a database connection": an explanation of the WordPress database error

"Error establishing a database connection": this WordPress database error can drive website operators and internet users mad! What do you do when your WordPress site displays this error message? We explain how to locate the error and which steps you need to take to fix it. Our instructions will help you to understand why this error occurs and what you have to do in order to make your website work...

WordPress themes: elements and structure

WordPress themes: elements and structure

The blog software, WordPress, has many strengths, one of them being that design and layout can be separated from the program core. This allows users to customize the appearance of website content using themes without having to interfere with the actual software. Here, we explain the function of WordPress themes, their components, and their structure.

WordPress: domain change and domain transfer

WordPress domain transfer: switching providers and changing your WordPress domain

WordPress websites are always subject to change. Some users may be dissatisfied with their provider and want to change web host, while others may be unhappy with their current domain name and want a new web address. With WordPress, it’s easy to transfer domains and change providers, whether you work with your own WordPress installation or use wordpress.com.


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