How to Get Rid of /wordpress/ From your WordPress Site URL

Are you trying to remove /wordpress/ from your website’s URL? Sometimes beginners end up installing WordPress in a subdirectory, which causes /wordpress/ to appear in their website URL. If you accidentally installed WordPress in a subdirectory and want to move it to the root directory, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we will show you how to get rid of /wordpress/ from your WordPress site’s URL. Note: The method shown in this tutorial works for other subdirectories as well. Why You See /wordpress/ in Your WordPress Site URL WordPress is quite easy to install and nowadays most WordPress hosting companies offer quick WordPress installers in thier hosting control panel. However, some beginners who are manually installing WordPress may end up accidentally installing it in a subdirectory. Most often this subdirectory is named wordpress. This happens primarily because...

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How to Create Conversational Forms in WordPress (Typeform Alternative)

Do you want to make your forms feel more human? Many of our readers have asked us to write a tutorial on how to create a Typeform-like form in WordPress. Unlike a traditional contact form or survey form that lists all question at once, conversational forms take a one question at a time approach similar to a face-to-face conversation. This makes conversational forms less overwhelming for users and result in higher form completion rate. In this article, we will show you how to create a conversational form in WordPress. Conversational Form Plugin for WordPress (Typeform Alternative) Previously it was hard to create conversational forms in WordPress because there wasn’t a good WordPress-focused solution. Several SaaS applications offered this feature with Typeform being the most popular one, but it had several downsides: Typeform is a SAAS (software as a service) tool...

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How to Choose the Best Website Builder in 2019 (Compared)

Website builders are a perfect solution for individuals and small businesses to start a website without hiring a developer. However, finding the best website builder can be tricky for beginners. There are so many website builders on the market, how do you know which one is the right solution for you? In this article, we’ll help you choose the best website builder by going over the pros and cons of the most popular options. We will be comparing the following website builders in this article. If you are interested in a particular website builder, then just click on the name to skip ahead. WordPress.org Wix Gator by HostGator 1&1 IONOS Website Builder BigCommerce Shopify Weebly Squarespace GoDaddy Website Builder WordPress.com BoldGrid Ucraft Choosing the Best Website Builder — What to Look for? Before comparing the top website builders, we recommend...

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How Much Does It Really Cost to Build a WordPress Website?

One of the questions we often get asked is: how much does it cost to build a WordPress website? While the core WordPress software is free, the cost of a website depends entirely on your budget and goals. In this article, we will break it all down to answer the ultimate question: How much does it really cost to build a WordPress website? We’ll also show you how to avoid overspending and minimize cost when building a website. This is a lengthy read and that’s why we have added a table of contents. Here is what we will cover in this article. What do you need to build a WordPress website How to estimate the real cost of making a WordPress site What’s the cost of a low budget WordPress site What’s the cost of a WordPress site with more...

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How to Check Grammar and Spelling Mistakes in WordPress

One of the biggest complaints that we’ve heard from WordPress beginners about the post editor is that it cannot spellcheck. This is why some users prefer to create their initial drafts using desktop apps like Microsoft Word which have basic spelling and grammar check options. Some users even depend on their browser’s spell check feature. However, using these tools means you may still miss errors while editing articles in WordPress. For those who want to create error-proof articles, we have the solution just for you. In this article, we will show you how to check grammar and spelling mistakes in WordPress. Adding Grammar and Spelling Check Option in WordPress Post Editor There are many WordPress plugins as well as some online tools to help improve your writing. We tried all the popular grammar-checking solutions and finally chose Grammarly as the...

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How to Update Your Old WordPress Posts with Gutenberg Block Editor

Wondering how to update your old blog posts with Gutenberg, the new WordPress block editor? If you haven’t upgraded to WordPress 5.0, then you’re not alone. A lot of readers are concerned because Gutenberg is a completely new experience. The good news is that your old articles are safe even after upgrading to Gutenberg. In this article, we’ll show you how to update your old articles with Gutenberg, the new WordPress Block editor. You may also want to know what will happen to your existing content after upgrading your blog to Gutenberg. What’s The Difference Between Classic Editor and Gutenberg Editor? Before we get started, let’s first discuss the major differences between the old Classic Editor and the new Gutenberg Editor. The Classic Editor was a text editor that looked very similar to Microsoft Word. It had a single editing...

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Best of Best WordPress Tutorials of 2018 on WPBeginner

The year 2018 is about to come to an end. It was a great year overall for WPBeginner, WordPress community, and for many of our users who started new websites and businesses. We want to thank all of you for your continued support of WPBeginner. To continue our tradition, in this article, we will share our staff-pick of the best of best WordPress tutorials on WPBeginner. We will also share an overview of the success that our team had in 2018. WPBeginner Recap 2018 by Syed Balkhi Like every year, 2018 has been the best year ever for me both personally and professionally. WPBeginner YouTube channel passed over 100,000 subscribers (currently at 122k subscribers). This was one of my goals for 2018, and I’m very glad that we met it. We switched WPBeginner to HTTPS and added Browser Push Notification....

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How to Add a Countdown Timer Widget in WordPress (3 Methods)

Do you want to add a milestone countdown in WordPress? A countdown timer helps you showcase important achievements, anniversaries, upcoming events and more. In this article, we will show you how to easily add a countdown timer in WordPress (even the evergreen timers). When and Why you Need a Milestone Countdown Widget? Milestone countdown widgets are a useful tool to remind your audience about an important milestone in your business, an upcoming event, product launch, or a sales events. This helps build anticipation among your customers and improves user engagement. Following are some common scenarios where you can effectively use a milestone countdown widget: Before launching your website on a coming soon page. During website maintenance to let visitors know when the website will be available again. Before introducing a new product or service. When hosting an event or conference....

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How to Properly Move from Medium to WordPress

Do you want to move your Medium blog to WordPress? While Medium is a decent blogging platform, it is certainly no match for the flexibility of WordPress. In this article, we will show you how to properly move your blog from Medium to WordPress without losing your content. Why You Should Move from Medium to WordPress? WordPress is the most popular blogging platform in the world. It powers more than 32% of all websites on the internet. WordPress is very easy to use, incredibly powerful, and easy to customize. To learn more about WordPress and what you can do with it, see our complete WordPress review with pros and cons. Now, when we say WordPress, we are talking about self-hosted WordPress.org. Not to be confused with WordPress.com, which is a hosted platform. For a full comparison see our article on...

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How to Scan Your WordPress Site for Potentially Malicious Code

Often we get asked by our users, is there a way to scan your WordPress site for potentially malicious code? The answer to that question is YES, YES, and YES. There are both free and paid tools available to scan your WordPress site for potentially malicious or unwanted code. Usually, malware and malicious code can go unnoticed for a long time unless you regularly scan your website. In this article, we will show you how to easily scan your WordPress site for malware and potentially malicious code. When To Scan Your WordPress Site for Malware and Malicious Code? The best time to scan your WordPress site for malware and malicious code is now. Many beginners don’t install a WordPress security scanner right away, this means that a malware or malicious code injection can go unnoticed for a long time. Many...

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