Love Coffee WordPress https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com A Repository of Caffeinated WordPress Tips Mon, 12 Oct 2020 19:01:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/cropped-LCWP-Favicon-Actually-square-recolored512-32x32.png Love Coffee WordPress https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com 32 32 Adding Google Analytics to WordPress https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/adding-google-analtytics-to-wordpress-using-a-plugin/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/adding-google-analtytics-to-wordpress-using-a-plugin/#respond Mon, 12 Oct 2020 19:01:44 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=24384 Adding Google Analytics to WordPress using a plugin

Zip has installed an SEO plugin. So he probably wants to be able to find out how many visitors are actually coming to his website and what pages they are viewing. In this post, he'll install Google Analytics using a plugin so he can start viewing analytics data for his new website.

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How to Use Yoast to Configure Your Post for SEO https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-use-yoast-seo/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-use-yoast-seo/#respond Thu, 03 Sep 2020 16:41:43 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=24551 How to Use Yoast SEO

Zip's added the Yoast SEO plugin to his blog. Let's look at how he can optimize a post (or page) for search engine optimization using the Yoast plugin as well as some things to keep in mind when using this helpful plugin.

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Sloth Installs an SEO Plugin (Why You Should Use an SEO Plugin and How to Configure Yoast SEO) https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-set-up-yoast-seo-why-use-seo-plugin/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-set-up-yoast-seo-why-use-seo-plugin/#respond Fri, 28 Aug 2020 15:30:53 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=24501 Configuringthe Yoast SEO Plugin

Zip has completed basic design work on his blog. Next, he's going to move on to Search Engine Optimization. In this post, we briefly look at some of the plugins available to help with SEO, and install and configure the Yoast SEO plugin.

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15 Places to Find Free Stock Photos or Vector Graphics for Your Website (and When to Attribute Them) https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/free-stock-photo-websites-vector-graphics/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/free-stock-photo-websites-vector-graphics/#respond Thu, 27 Aug 2020 03:20:19 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=24411 15 Places to Find Free Vector Graphics for your website

Zip is designing his website and starting to write some posts. But where can he get photos and graphics for his website? Let's look at 15 websites where you might find free stock photos or vector graphics.

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Hueman Free Theme CSS Tweaks https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/hueman-free-theme-css-tweaks/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/hueman-free-theme-css-tweaks/#respond Mon, 24 Aug 2020 16:02:46 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=24367 Slothverse homepage

Zip is using the Hueman free them currently. Here are a few CSS changes he made for styling the author box, links, and tags.

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Post Formats in WordPress https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/wordpress-post-formats/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/wordpress-post-formats/#respond Mon, 24 Aug 2020 02:17:11 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=24317 What are WordPress post formats

Zip is using a theme that supports post formats. What are post formats in WordPress and how do you use them?

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How to Add a Favicon in WordPress https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-add-a-favicon-in-wordpress/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-add-a-favicon-in-wordpress/#respond Sun, 23 Aug 2020 17:27:43 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=24300 How to Add a Favicon in WordPress

Zip wants his website to show the little icon that appears in the browser tab. Here's how to add a favicon (and site icon) in WordPress.

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Sloth Adds a Logo (Adding a Logo to Your Header and Where to Get One) https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-add-a-logo-in-wordpress-logo-design-tips-and-services/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-add-a-logo-in-wordpress-logo-design-tips-and-services/#respond Sun, 23 Aug 2020 14:16:29 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=24229 How to Add a Logo in WordPress

Zip's theme allows him to add a custom logo to his header. If your theme offers the ability to add a custom logo, here's how and where to do it. Also, this post provides some tips for creating a logo and links to some websites that allow you to create logos easily.

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Sloth Has Fun With Fonts (How to Choose a Font and 12 Fun Font Pairings) https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/12-fun-font-pairings-choosing-website-fonts/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/12-fun-font-pairings-choosing-website-fonts/#respond Thu, 20 Aug 2020 21:36:31 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=24135 Font pairings

Zip has added some colors to his website. Next, he needs to choose some fonts. Typography is an important part of your website's design. Here's more about choosing fonts along with 12 fun font pairings he is considering.

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Adding Google Fonts to Your Website With a Plugin (Review of Google Fonts Typography Plugin) https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/google-fonts-plugin-google-fonts-typography-review/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/google-fonts-plugin-google-fonts-typography-review/#respond Wed, 19 Aug 2020 21:35:47 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=24115 Google Fonts Typography logo

Google Fonts Typography is a plugin that allows you to enqueue, and easily set, Google Fonts for your website.

This review is for the free version. A pro version exists for this plugin as well.

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Changing Your Widget Title Colors (and finding the right CSS selector to edit CSS) https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/styling-widget-titles-with-css/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/styling-widget-titles-with-css/#respond Wed, 19 Aug 2020 17:48:17 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=24090 Changing Your Widget Title Style with CSS

Zip is slowly, slothfully, changing the colors for his website. But he finds that he can't change the widget titles in the customizer. Here's how to style widget titles using CSS, including adding background images and custom CSS classes.

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Sloth Gets Colorful (Choosing Colors for Your Website) https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/choosing-website-colors/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/choosing-website-colors/#respond Wed, 19 Aug 2020 14:52:20 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=24043 Sloth searches for a website palette

Zip has chosen a theme and created a child theme. Time to start designing! First up? Choosing a color palette for his website.

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Adding Menus in WordPress https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-add-menus-in-wordpress/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-add-menus-in-wordpress/#respond Tue, 18 Aug 2020 21:08:23 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=24029 Adding Menus in WordPress

Zip has added some widgets to Slothverse. Next, a menu. Here's how to add a menu in WordPress.

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Sloth Gets Widgetized (Adding Widgets to Your WordPress Website) https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-add-widgets-in-wordpress/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-add-widgets-in-wordpress/#respond Tue, 18 Aug 2020 18:15:29 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=24020 How to Add a WordPress Widget

Now that Zip has a theme configured, he wants to add some stuff to his sidebars and footer. He'll do that using a widget. Here's how to add a widget in WordPress.

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A Brief Introduction to the WordPress Customizer https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/using-the-wordpress-customizer/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/using-the-wordpress-customizer/#respond Tue, 18 Aug 2020 16:08:00 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=24008 Customizer

Zip has installed a theme, added a child theme. Let's look at the WordPress customizer where you can configure many settings that will affect the appearance of your website.

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Should Sloth Add a Pagebuilder? https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/should-i-user-a-pagebuilder-in-wordpress/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/should-i-user-a-pagebuilder-in-wordpress/#respond Tue, 18 Aug 2020 14:58:19 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=23990 Should I use a pagebuilder in Wordpress

Zip's new theme prompts him to install a pagebuilder. Should he?

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Sloth Has a Child (Theme): Configuring a Child Theme for Your WordPress Theme https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-add-a-child-theme-in-wordpress/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-add-a-child-theme-in-wordpress/#respond Mon, 17 Aug 2020 23:02:20 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=23972 Configuring a Child Theme Featured Image

Zip has added a theme to his new blog. But if he's going to customize it, he should add a child theme so his changes don't get overwritten. Here's how to configure a child theme using a plugin.

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Sloth’s First Theme (Adding A WordPress Theme 101) https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-install-a-wordpress-theme/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-install-a-wordpress-theme/#respond Mon, 17 Aug 2020 19:04:26 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=23946 How to Add a WordPress Theme

We're finally getting around to some design work. Zip the sloth is ready to add a theme to his website. Here's how.

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How to Change the Width of the Gutenberg Block Editor in WordPress https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/wordpress-block-editor-width-how-to-change-it/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/wordpress-block-editor-width-how-to-change-it/#respond Mon, 17 Aug 2020 16:01:17 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=23912 Block editor width

Is your block editor too narrow? Here are a few ways to change the maximum width of your post editor in WordPress.

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Sloth Gets Secure (Adding AN SSL Certificate to Your Website) https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/adding-an-ssl-certificate-to-your-wordpress-website/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/adding-an-ssl-certificate-to-your-wordpress-website/#respond Tue, 11 Aug 2020 18:07:26 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=23510 Adding an SSL Certificate in CPanel

Let's get rid of that annoying Not Secure warning and add some security by adding an SSL certificate to Slothverse.com. Here's how to add a free Let's Encrypt SSL certificate in WordPress.

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Sloth Gets Categorical (Or, At least, He Adds Some Categories to His Blog) https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/adding-categories-in-wordpress/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/adding-categories-in-wordpress/#respond Mon, 10 Aug 2020 18:12:19 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=23490 Adding Categories in WordPress

While you can add categories on the fly as you write posts, it will be helpful for Zip (and for you) to think about your site structure right away. Let's look at adding categories in WordPress as Zip adds some to his new blog.

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Sloth Creates Some Pages (Must-Have Pages For Your WordPress Website) https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/pages-every-website-needs/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/pages-every-website-needs/#respond Sat, 08 Aug 2020 17:04:12 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=23453 Pages You need in Wordpress

Zip has written his first post. Now it's time to work on his website structure a bit. Here are some basic pages you need for your website.

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Sloth Writes His First Post (A Tour Through The WordPress Block Editor) https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-write-a-post-in-wordpress-block-editor-tutorial-gutenberg/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-write-a-post-in-wordpress-block-editor-tutorial-gutenberg/#respond Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:33:39 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=22894 A sloth at a computer with the Lorem Ipsum text. How to Write a Post in WordPress Gutenberg block editor

Now that Zip has finished configuring his WordPress settings, there are yet more settings to be set. But before we do that, he gets to write a post. At last. But only to get rid of the annoying default post that comes with WordPress

While doing that, though, let's take a tour through the entire WordPress block editor and learn how to write a post in WordPress.

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The WordPress Media Library: Adding and Working With Images and Media Files in WordPress https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/wordpress-media-library-adding-and-working-with-images-and-media-files-in-wordpress/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/wordpress-media-library-adding-and-working-with-images-and-media-files-in-wordpress/#respond Fri, 17 Jul 2020 15:00:35 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=23094 Sloth with camera on bridge

Zip's working on writing his first post. But images are so integral to most blog posts, so let's do a brief tutorial on using the WordPress Media Library to upload not only images but files and other media.

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Getting Your Extra Or Divi Video Post Format Featured Video to Work With WP Rocket Lazyload https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/wp-rocket-lazyload-disables-extra-theme-featured-video/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/wp-rocket-lazyload-disables-extra-theme-featured-video/#respond Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:05:35 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=23053 WP Rocket lazyload disables Extra theme featured video

I had trouble with getting the featured video to work in the Extra theme while using WP Rockets lazyload for videos. Here's my solution.

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What is the Difference Between a Page and a Post in WordPress? https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/wordpress-pages-vs-posts-what-is-the-difference-between-a-page-and-a-post-in-wordpress/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/wordpress-pages-vs-posts-what-is-the-difference-between-a-page-and-a-post-in-wordpress/#respond Tue, 07 Jul 2020 18:32:20 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=23017 Wordpress pages vs posts featured image

It's a very basic question, but one that I've been asked before: what is the difference between a page and a post in WordPress. Here's my answer.

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Sloth Configures His User Profile (Configuring Your WordPress User Profile Settings) https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/wordpress-user-profile-settings/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/wordpress-user-profile-settings/#respond Mon, 06 Jul 2020 17:03:57 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=22997 WordPress User Profile

So, Zip has created an email address associated with his domain and set up a Gravatar. But to get that Gravatar to show up, he needs to add that new email to his user profile. While we're at it, let's go over how to update your user profile in WordPress.

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Sloth Sets Up a Gravatar (How to Add an Avatar to Your WordPress Blog) https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-add-a-gravatar-how-to-add-an-avatar-in-wordpress/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-add-a-gravatar-how-to-add-an-avatar-in-wordpress/#respond Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:38:41 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=22946 how to add a gravatar featured image

If you want your own custom avatar instead of a default avatar, you need to set up a Gravatar. Here's how.

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Sloth Gets Email (How to Set Up an Email Account in cPanel) https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-set-up-an-email-account-in-cpanel/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/how-to-set-up-an-email-account-in-cpanel/#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2020 23:59:20 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=22925 sloth gets email

OK, Zip has configured his settings. Ready to write, no? No! If Zip wants his own Gravatar, he'll need his own email address. Here's how to set one up in cPanel.

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The Best Method I’ve Found for Creating a Collapsible Menu in Divi and Extra on Mobile https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/the-best-method-ive-found-for-creating-a-collapsible-menu-in-divi-and-extra-on-mobile/ https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/the-best-method-ive-found-for-creating-a-collapsible-menu-in-divi-and-extra-on-mobile/#respond Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:00:15 +0000 https://www.lovecoffeewordpress.com/?p=22902 Divi collapsing menu featured image

This is a link to the best method I've found for creating a collapsing (nesting) menu in Divi or Extra themes. It works on both themes and with the fullwidth menu module.

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