Category Archives: WordPress

5 Reasons to Use WordPress for Your Website

1. WordPress is Easy Once you get the hang of it WordPress is a beautifully intuitive system to operate. Ok, some things are a little tricky but they’re a lot less so with WP than any and all of it’s … Continue reading

Creating a Custom Post Type for Elearning Videos

In my last blog post I mentioned that I wanted to create a custom post type for videos in WordPress here on SelfAssemblySites. What’s a custom post type? The concept is a lot simpler than it sounds. First some background: … Continue reading

Fixing Broken WordPress Website

Hi folks, heres’s another free video for y’all. This oneĀ  will be useful if your website is broken and you think the cause might be a WordPress Plugin (or even a broken theme) :) You can see the original in … Continue reading

How to Embed Videos on Your WordPress Website

One of the most common things people want to know, is how to successfully embed YouTube videos onto their WordPress sites. It’s mostly straight forward, but there are one or two tricky issues that you can trip up on. This … Continue reading

How to Track Clicks on Outgoing Links

Tracking clicks on outgoing links away from your website can be useful: you might want to check how many clicks your externally hosted RSS feed gets, you might want to track referrals for advertising revenue or affiliates, you might want … Continue reading

Moving Your WordPress Directory

When developing the new version of an existing website, what a lot of people do is develop it at a subdirectory of the current site, at e.g. www.example.com/newsite. When your new site is ready for production, you’ll probably need to … Continue reading

What Are the Benefits of WordPress as a CMS?

“But, isn’t WordPress just for blogs?” We see this question asked a hundred times a day all across the web. Here’s our answer: WordPress is suitable, even the best choice Content Management System (CMS) for the vast majority of websites. … Continue reading

WordPress 3.3 Fix for “Fatal Error Undefined Function is_rtl()”

Here’s a quick fix if you’re seeing the following error after upgrading to WordPress 3.3: Fatal error: Call to undefined function is_rtl() in /wp-includes/general-template.php on line 2102 First of all, don’t panic, the error seems to affect the admin dashboard … Continue reading

WordPress 3.4 Beta 1 Video Review

WordPress have released just WordPress 3.4 Beta 1. I’ve made a short video review of the new version, particularly comparing the v3.4 new features against a current WP 3.3.1 install. “If all goes well, we hope to release WordPress 3.4 … Continue reading