How to Modify / Rename the Default Category in WordPress

We recently shared this tutorial on how to create categories and subcategories in WordPress, what we did not tell you is that a new WordPress installation comes with a default category called Uncategorized that is used to categorize posts that you forget to assign a category to. Many WordPress beginners struggle with the idea of deleting this category and are often stuck on how to do that especially when they realize that it does not have a delete option. However, in this tutorial, we are going to show you how you can change the default category and/or rename it. We are going to cover the following;

  1. Changing the default category in WordPress.
  2. Renaming the default category in WordPress.

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How to Disable Gutenberg and replace it with Classic Editor in WordPress

Gutenberg is a new editor for WordPress named after Johannes Gutenberg who invented the printing press over 500 years ago. The current WordPress editor requires the use of HTML and shortcodes to make things work the way we would like them to. The goal of the new Gutenberg editor is to simplify this especially for people new to WordPress. However, it is still at its beta phase, but will soon be replacing the classic editor as the default editor in WordPress.

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How to add Search Icon with Toggle Effect in WordPress Menus

You might have seen some of the popular websites having a search icon with a nice looking toggle effect. Some of them showing full-screen toggle and some search box toggle. In this tutorial I am sharing you Steps for achieving search box toggle effect with the help of code snippets, the theme am using is Twenty Sixteen.

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How to remove the url field from the comment form

If you have ever run a blog, you must have faced the problem of comment spam. Spammers engage in comment spam for link building purpose.

One simple way to discourage spammers is to remove the url field from the comment form. This will ensure that spammers cannot use your comment form for link building purpose.

In this post I will share a small snippet which will remove the url field from your comment form.

I recommend you to use the code snippet plugin in order to run this piece of code. Using the code snippet plugin ensures that your changes remain intact even after you change your theme.

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Quick Tip – How to disable theme updates

In this post I will share a simple technique which can be used to disable theme update. This will prevent both automatic and manual updates.

Running an outdated theme is not the best practice, but there might be some use cases where not updating the theme is required. For this tip to work, you don’t need to make any changes to the core wordpress files.

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How to Insert Line Break in Widget Title

WordPress, by default, does not allow HTML tags in widget title.  If you try to add HTML tags in the widget title, they will be stripped before the widget content is output. So if you want to add Line Break in the widget title, you will need to perform some code jugglery.

In this post I will share a simple technique which you can use to insert line break in the widget title. The concept is simple.

We will create a filter which hooks into Widget_title filter and dynamically add the break tag.

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How to add custom CSS in wordpress – without using any plugin

There are quite a few custom css plugins , however majority of them apply the custom css site wide. If you want to apply the css to a specific page, then one approach is to make edits to the theme functions.php file. However this approach is not recommended , as the changes will be lost if you change the theme.

In this tutorial I will share a simple technique to add custom css to a specific Page or Post in WordPress. The best part is that we don’t need to make any edits to the templates files or the functions.php file. We will achieve this without using any custom css plugin.

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How to Display WordPress Login Form in the Sidebar

The one page WordPress site administrator’s use the most is the login page. And most of us have tried to customize the look of that page in one way or another. However, despite providing a custom look, the login page does not always have to be a separate page.

On the contrary, you can easily put the login form in the sidebar. By doing that, you will be providing a simple log in solution for your visitors. The users will also feel encouraged to register into your site once they see the log in form.

Choosing the Plugin

While it is possible to add the log in form manually, we won’t go into that much hassle. Being a proud WordPress user, we have lots of third-party plugins for that purpose. For this tutorial, I will use Sidebar Login, an absolutely free plugin with more than seventy thousand active installs at this moment.

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How to get the Widget ID in wordpress

In this Post I will share a short snippet which will display the widget id inside the widget form.

One can also get the widget id by inspecting the html but I find that rather tedious and user unfriendly.  So I wrote this short snippet. All you need to do is include it on your site and every widget form will display the widget-id.

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