WordPress Front-End Post Submission Tutorial: Your How-To

There are a lot of different use cases where WordPress front-end post submission can come in handy. By “submit WordPress posts from the front-end”, I mean some type of front-end editor or form where users can fill in the details and hit submit. Then, that information shows up in WordPress as either a blog post …

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How to Migrate WordPress.com to WordPress.org (Updated for 2019)

Looking to migrate WordPress.com to WordPress.org? If you’ve ever read WPLift before, you know that we’re big fans of the self-hosted version of WordPress (that’s WordPress.org). However, when you’re just getting started, the simplicity of WordPress.com can be attractive. But don’t worry – if you started on WordPress.com and want to make the switch to …

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WordPress Custom Fields 101: Everything You Need to Get Started

WordPress custom fields…what are they? How do they help you? If you’re not a developer, you might not be familiar with these magical little tools. However, I can almost guarantee that you’ve used and benefited from WordPress custom fields in your day-to-day WordPress life, even if you didn’t know it. Here’s the thing, though: WordPress …

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How to Create a Custom Gutenberg Block in WordPress (Without Code)

At this point, the new WordPress Gutenberg block editor has been out for quite some time, and you’ve probably become familiar with the opportunities it affords you with its default blocks. What’s more, intrepid developers have created tons of plugins that add new blocks to the editor, which greatly expand what you can build with …

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How to Upgrade WordPress to PHP 7 (And Why You Need To)

Recently, we were having some performance issues here at WPLift. 502 errors. Server slowdowns…it wasn’t fun stuff. The quest to fix those issues led us to this post, which we hope acts as both a source of motivation and guidance on this very important topic: The PHP version that your WordPress site’s server is running. …

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How To Restrict/Disable Blocks In WordPress Block Editor (Gutenberg)

The new WordPress block editor in WordPress 5.0 – named Gutenberg while under development – brings with it a ton of new blocks (hence the name!). Beyond the 34+ default blocks, third-party plugins can also add their own blocks for you to use in your designs. All that means that you might be looking at …

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How To Remove WordPress Sidebar For Specific Posts Or Entire Site

Looking for a way to remove the sidebar at your WordPress site? Most themes come with a sidebar of some sort, but you may not want to use it on all of your content (or even at all). While a sidebar certainly gives you more space to put “stuff”, having more “stuff” isn’t always a …

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Locked Out Of WordPress? Here’s How To Get Back In Without Email

Being locked out of WordPress is frustrating, so I’m not going to make you wait around with a long introduction. Instead, I’ll jump right into the meat of this post. I’m going to show you how to recover your WordPress password and get back into your wp-admin dashboard even if your password reset functionality isn’t …

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How To Use FTP For Your WordPress Site

When you’re just getting started with WordPress, it’s normal to do everything through the WordPress admin dashboard. But as you start to become more familiar with your website, learning how to set up WordPress FTP access can help you more easily manage your site and solve some issues that you may encounter. In this article, …

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How To Use FTP For Your WordPress Site

When you’re just getting started with WordPress, it’s normal to do everything through the WordPress admin dashboard. But as you start to become more familiar with your website, learning how to set up WordPress FTP access can help you more easily manage your site and solve some issues that you may encounter. In this article, …

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