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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How to Show Posts from Certain Categories in WordPress SideBar

Category is an important feature of WordPress. By categorizing your posts, you can provide a properly organized site to your visitors. Unfortunately, WordPress does not provide lots of options when it comes to displaying category or related posts. In this regard, the only option you have is the Recent Posts widget. The simple and basic widget does not provide any customization or sorting options.

In today’s post, I will discuss about four plugins that will let you display posts from specific categories. These plugins will allow you to display recent and relevant posts in different ways.

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How to Insert Navigation Menu inside a Page or a Post

In this Post I will share a technique which can be used to insert the Navigation Menu inside your content like Page or a Post. It is really simple and can be done without writing any code.

The Idea Behind

Well the concept is pretty simple. We will insert the navigation menu by embedding the Custom Menu widget inside our content. We will utilize the AMR Shortcode Widget plugin for this.

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How to Backup your WordPress Website to Dropbox

Most of your will agree that backing up your WordPress website is a time-consuming and sometimes, a boring process. Despite being a crucial task, a fair portion of website owners fail to make regular backups of their sites. I sincerely hope you are not one of them.

Nonetheless, there are some ways to make the backup process easier and simpler. There are several excellent free WordPress plugins which let you back up your website without having to do it all by your own. In today’s post, I will discuss about two plugins which allow you to backup your website in Dropbox – UpdraftPlus Backup and Restoration and WordPress Backup to Dropbox

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How to add Widget to Pages and Posts in WordPress

Widgets are very powerful and are extremely easy to use. However their usage is  limited to the widget ready areas.   What if you want to embed widget in a Page or Post?

In this post I will cover a plugin which allows you to embed any widget in a Page or Post. The plugin  AMR Shortcode Widget. Its a very popular plugin with 4.9 rating and has over 100,000 downloads.  Here are the instructions to use it

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5 Best Custom Code Plugins for WordPress

WordPress is an excellent blogging platform, we know that already. However, when it comes to including custom codes, WordPress does not provide any native option. For that purpose, you will need custom code plugins. These plugins let you do everything including inserting codes into the posts, pages or the functions.php file, highlight code, add code to a specific location of your website etc.

In today’s post, I will discuss about the 5 most popular WordPress plugins for adding codes to your WordPress website. Let’s start with Hana Code Insert.

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How to Display or Hide Widgets on Specific Pages and Posts

In this post I will cover 2 plugins which can be used to conditionally display widgets on specific pages. There are a lot of use cases for conditionally displaying widgets. For example if you want to display the login widget on particular pages, then you can do so easily with these plugins

Using the Display Widget Plugin (link)

The Display Widget Plugin is immensely popular. It has been downloaded half a million times and has rating of 4.8.

Using the plugin is quite straight forward. Just Install and activate the plugin.

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How to Change Background Color of Text Widget – WordPress

In this Post I will show how you can quickly change the background color of a WordPress Text Widget.  Here are the instructions

Change the Background Color of all Text Widget

Use the following CSS rule to customize the background color of all text widgets.

.sidebar .widget_text { background-color:yellow; }

This rule will ensure that all text widgets have yellow as their background color. You can use the Simple Custom CSS plugin to add this style rule to your wordpress site

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