Display Vital Stats of Your WordPress Blog to Your Visitors

If you have been running your site for some time and are regularly updating it with fresh, high-quality content, chances are you have built up a good amount of traffic over time. As a result, your visitors are most likely sharing your site via various social media networks, following it and commenting on your posts. And a high-traffic blog or website, in turn, gives you some bragging rights.

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How to Force HTTPS on Your WordPress site

In this tutorial I will explain how you can easily force HTTPS on your WordPress site. I will show you the trick to enabling https on the entire domain, on a sub-domain and on a single page. You don’t even need to use any plugin for this.

This tutorial will be very helpful if you have purchased an SSL certifiate for your WordPress site but you don’t know how to force your webpages to use HTTPS URL.

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How to Add Video Lightbox in WordPress

If you are looking for a better way to display your videos on your WordPress site or are trying to get a better understanding on how lightboxes work, this article is for you.

A lightbox can be a great tool for showcasing both photos and videos on your website or blog. It makes the media truly stand out and captivate the visitor’s attention. It also adds a nice design element to your site, which is both professional and artistic at the same time.

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How to Create Category Specific RSS Feeds in WordPress

If you are running a larger WordPress site covering multiple topics, your visitors might have to sift through a lot of items in their RSS feeds in order to find content that is of interest to them. To solve this problem, you can provide them with an option to subscribe to different RSS feeds that are specific to each category.

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How to Embed Audio on WordPress Website

If you are looking for a good audio player to give your WordPress blog readers an option of playing music or podcasts, the Compact WP Audio Player plugin is a great choice. A hybrid of flash and HTML5, it can be used to play files that are in either MP3 or OGG format.

That’s right, this also behaves as an OGG player for WordPress! The player is nicely designed, compact, and compatible with all major devices and browsers. It uses a simple shortcode to embed audio files on your posts and pages.

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How to Manage Downloads in WordPress

Many bloggers and website owners offer various perks to their visitors, such as free podcasts, e-books and other downloadable materials. If you are using WordPress to offer your visitors any types of files that can be downloaded, it is best to install a file management plugin that will take care of many steps of this process for you. A good plugin will keep track of the amount of downloads and other stats, as well as allow you to protect your files with a password if you wish to limit access to your downloads only to certain users.

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How to Build a Great WordPress Site Using the Twenty Fourteen Theme

With its latest 3.8 “Parker” update a couple of months ago WordPress released a new default theme, Twenty Fourteen. The developers called it a “beautiful magazine theme,” emphasizing its strong visual elements, which make Twenty Fourteen stand out in comparison with the platform’s prior native themes. The bold new approach to the default design meant that the theme won’t work for every site or satisfy every user’s taste, but that didn’t seem to be the idea behind it. It looks like with every new theme, WordPress developers attempt to showcase a different aspect of the content management system, and Twenty Fourteen did just that in showcasing what WordPress can do for magazine-style sites and blogs.

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