How to use the Google Open Sans font in WordPress by Bas Wijdenes

Google web fonts in WordPress. Google has its own web fonts and one of these fonts is Open Sans. Personally, I think this is one of the most professional looks on the internet. I also like to use Google Open Sans on my WordPress sites. As usual, you can easily use the Open Sans font … Continue reading How to use the Google Open Sans font in WordPress by Bas Wijdenes

How to customize the default avatar in WordPress by Bas Wijdenes

Why can’t I customize the Avatar by default in WordPress? I have no idea why you can not change this by default. You would expect that there is an upload tool, or that you can make an image the default avatar image. There are different ways to use a different default Avatar in WordPress.For example, … Continue reading How to customize the default avatar in WordPress by Bas Wijdenes

How to add an extra sidebar in WordPress by Bas Wijdenes

Introducing an extra sidebar in WordPress. In this blog post I explain how you can add an extra sidebar to a WordPress site. I used the Twenty Fifteen Theme from the WordPress developers myself in the blog post, but of course this also applies to other themes. I started looking at a second sidebar because … Continue reading How to add an extra sidebar in WordPress by Bas Wijdenes

How to remove WordPress self-pingbacks from your website

The technical steps first, then the explanation With this blog post I assume you have a Child theme, if you don’t please Google a Child theme in WordPress first. Open your child theme directory in an FTP tool such as FileZilla, or update the files directly in your hosting provider tool. If a functions.php file … Continue reading How to remove WordPress self-pingbacks from your website

How to add a (2) footer widgets in the WordPress Twenty Fifteen theme

Let’s add a footer widget first in the WordPress Twenty Fifteen theme. Intro There are several tutorials on the internet that add one footer widget that covers the entire width. I think that is a waste of most space. Why not divide the entire width into 2 widgets? The two widgets that I explain here … Continue reading How to add a (2) footer widgets in the WordPress Twenty Fifteen theme