How to Fix Secure Connection Error in WordPress

How to Fix Secure Connection Error in WordPress

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Are you seeing ‘Unable to establish secure connection error’ in WordPress? It is a common WordPress error and usually occurs when you are trying to install or update a WordPress plugin or theme from official WordPress.org directory. In this article, we will show you why this error occurs and how to easily fix secure connection error in WordPress. What Causes Unable to Establish Secure Connection Error in WordPress? WordPress comes with a built-in system to manage updates. This system regularly checks for updates and show notifications for you to install plugin / theme updates. However, it needs to connect to the WordPress.org website in order to check for updates or install them. Due to some misconfiguration on your WordPress hosting server, your website may fail to connect with WordPress.org website.…
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How to Remove v=XXXX string from WordPress URLs

How to Remove v=XXXX string from WordPress URLs

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Are you seeing strange v=xxxx string in your WordPress URLs? Recently, one of our readers asked us how to get rid of v=xxxx string from their WordPress URLs. This string is made up of seemingly random letter and numbers added as a parameter to your permalinks. In this article, we will show you how to easily remove v=xxxx string from your WordPress URLs. Why Are You Seeing v=XXXX String in Your WordPress URLs? This string appears on websites running an online store using WooCommerce. It is not a bug or an error, but an actual feature of the plugin. The purpose of this string is to help WooCommerce calculate tax and shipping based on a user’s geographic location. The string helps make the feature compatible with WordPress caching plugins like…
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How to Properly Add JavaScripts and Styles in WordPress

How to Properly Add JavaScripts and Styles in WordPress

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Do you want to learn how to properly add JavaScripts and CSS stylesheets in WordPress? Many DIY users often make the mistake of directly calling their scripts and stylesheets in plugins and themes. In this article, we will show you how to properly add JavaScripts and stylesheet in WordPress. This will be particularly useful for those who are just starting to learn WordPress theme and plugin development. Common Mistake When Adding Scripts and Stylesheets in WordPress Many new WordPress plugins and theme developers make the mistake of directly adding their scripts or inline CSS into their plugins and themes. Some mistakenly use the wp_head function to load their scripts and stylesheets. <?php add_action('wp_head', 'wpb_bad_script'); function wpb_bad_script() { echo 'jQuery goes here'; } ?> While the above code may seem easier,…
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How to Track User Engagement in WordPress with Google Analytics

How to Track User Engagement in WordPress with Google Analytics

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Are you properly tracking user engagement on your WordPress site? User engagement is one of the most important metric to track because it helps you strategically plan for growth. In this article, we will show you how to track user engagement in WordPress with Google Analytics. Why Track User Engagement with Google Analytics Generally, website owners consider traffic and pageviews as the most important indicators of their website’s performance. They assume that higher traffic will result into more conversions and sales. While that is true, you can get even better results by tracking and optimizing user engagement. User engagement shows you what users do when they arrive on your website. It helps you identify patterns of highly engaged user behavior which leads to more conversions and sales. For example, you…
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How to Remove Date and Time from WordPress Comments

How to Remove Date and Time from WordPress Comments

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Do you want to remove dates from the WordPress comments area on your website? Recently bloggers have been wanting to remove comment dates to make their comments look fresh and evergreen. In this article, we will show you how to remove dates from WordPress comments. Should you Remove Date from WordPress Comments? Some users believe that hiding date and time in WordPress will prevent their articles from looking dated thus improving their improve WordPress SEO and search engine rankings. We disagree with this sentiment. In fact, we believe removing dates can be quite problematic. You can see our article on why you should not remove dates from WordPress posts for more details. Same arguments are true for your WordPress comments as well. Removing date and time from comments will hide…
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How to Add Official LinkedIn Share Button in WordPress

How to Add Official LinkedIn Share Button in WordPress

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Do you want to add the official LinkedIn share button in WordPress? There are many social media plugins that let you add share buttons, but most of them don’t use the official buttons. In this article, we will show you how to add the official LinkedIn share button in WordPress. Adding Official LinkedIn Share Button in WordPress For this tutorial you’ll need to edit your WordPress theme files. If you haven’t done this before, then check out our guide on how to copy and paste code in WordPress. First, you need to visit the LinkedIn Share Plugin page. You will be asked to select your website’s language and the button style you want to use. You can leave the URL field blank because the share button can automatically get the…
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How to Fix Destination Folder Already Exists Error in WordPress

How to Fix Destination Folder Already Exists Error in WordPress

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Are you seeing ‘Destination folder already exists’ error in WordPress? This error usually occurs during the installation of a theme or a plugin which prevents you from finishing the installation process. In this article, we will show you how to fix destination folder already exists error in WordPress. What Causes Destination Folder Already Exists Error in WordPress? This error occurs when you are trying to install a WordPress theme or plugin. WordPress extracts your plugin or theme’s zip file into a folder named after the file itself. If a folder with the same name already exists, then WordPress aborts the installation with the following error message: Destination folder already exists. /home/user/example.com/wp-content/plugins/wpforms/ Plugin install failed. The first thing that you should do is visit your themes or plugins page to see…
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How to Properly Move WordPress From Subdomain to Root Domain

How to Properly Move WordPress From Subdomain to Root Domain

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Do you want to move a WordPress site from subdomain to root domain? The process is fairly easy to follow, and there is a way to save your SEO rankings as well. In this article, we will show you how to easily move WordPress from subdomain to root domain with step by step instructions. Transferring WordPress from Subdomain to Root Domain A subdomain is an extension of your root domain name. For example, http://yourwebsite.example.com is a subdomain of example.com. In this case, example.com is the root domain. Search engines consider subdomain to be a totally different website. This is why you need to make sure that you properly redirect search engines to the root domain after the transfer. This will help you preserve search rankings after moving your website. Unlike…
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How to Exclude XML Sitemaps from Caching in WordPress

How to Exclude XML Sitemaps from Caching in WordPress

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Using caching plugins is probably the easiest way to to speed up your WordPress site. However, you might end up getting your sitemap cached too and that’s not a good idea. The XML sitemap should always reflect the latest posts and urls of your website so search engines get the latest version of whatever’s updated. In this post, I’d like to share with you how to exclude and prevent XML sitemaps from being cached (unintentionally) by some of the most popular WordPress Caching plugins. W3 Total Cache In order to exclude the XML Sitemap from caching using W3 Total Cache plugin, here’s what you do: Go to Performance > Page Cache. Scroll down to the section labeled "Never cache the following pages". Then, enter the following lines in the box:…
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How to Remove Author Name from WordPress Posts

How to Remove Author Name from WordPress Posts

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Do you want to remove the author name from your WordPress posts? By default, WordPress does not have an option to publish articles without an author name. In this article, we will show you few different ways to remove author name from your WordPress posts. Method 1: Remove Author Name from WordPress Posts Using a Plugin This method is easier and recommended for all users. However, it may not work with all WordPress themes. First thing you need to do is install and activate the Show Hide Author plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin. Upon activation, you need to visit Plugins » Show/Hide Author page to configure plugin settings. The plugin automatically hides author name for all post types.…
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