How to disable blogging features in WordPress

Because WordPress is a blogging software, WordPress themes come default with blogging features. Many people use WordPress as a Content Management System, so the blogging features in WordPress are undesirable for those who want just a basic website. There is always more than one way to do this; however, this article will explain how throug Read More >

Completely disabling Comments from WordPress in the code

WordPress by default has comments enabled for most themes. The comments can be disabled in the WordPress Dashboard Settings > Discussion page; however, this does not remove the comments from the page entirely. What happens when the comments are disabled is, the site will display “Comments are closed”. Comments can be removed completely be Commenting Read More >

Removing the Sidebar Links/Widgets in WordPress

When working with a WordPress theme, occasionally, the webmaster may want to completely remove the sidebar links and widgets from the theme. This can be done through the Widgets or by editing the source code of the sidebar.php file in the WordPress Appearance editor. (Not a current customer? Click here to learn more about InMotion’s Read More >

Deactivating Widgets from the Sidebar in WordPress

Widgets are plugins that are used to customize the appearance of the WordPress site. If you have not already, please visit the What are Plugins and Widgets? for more information. Default WordPress sites can have widgets that are undesirable and can make the site look poor. In this tutorial, the sidebar/footer widgets will be customized Read More >

How to disable the comments on a page in WordPress

WordPress themes by default will have Comments enabled for each page. Sites that are designed to have posts, yet no comments, will need to have this feature disabled. This tutorial will explain how to disable the comments on a page in WordPress. This tutorial will use the Birdsite theme as an example. Disabling comments in Read More >

How to use the WordPress Text Widget

The WordPress Text widget is the easiest way to add custom HTML code to your WordPress sidebar. Whether it is an advertisement or any other text, the WordPress Text Widget is the way to go. In this article, we’ll show you how to add an “About us” section to your sidebar. Log into your WordPress Read More >

Finding and Installing Widgets in WordPress

Widgets add functionality to the sidebar of your WordPress website. Follow the steps below to add new widgets to your website. 1. First, login to your WordPress dashboard. After you have logged in, click “Widgets” under “Appearance“ This screen contains three areas of interest: Available Widgets Inactive Widgets Widget Areas Available for Your Theme   Read More >

Searching for & Installing Plugins

One of the best features of WordPress is the ability to customize your website with Plugins. Plugins are easily downloaded and installed and within minutes. You can easily add customized functionality to your website.  1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard. Once logged in, click “Add New” under “Plugins” 2. Search fo a plugin using the Read More >

What are Plugins and Widgets?

Widgets and plugins are used to customize your website. Both widgets and plugins, like themes are installed using the WordPress Dashboard. What is a Plugin?  Plugins are third party pieces of software you are able to install and use on your WordPress website. Plugins are typically developed to add additional functionality to your website that Read More >