About the wpfaq.org website

I started to build this website in the summer of 2009 after finding out that there are some things people want to be able to do when building their website but there are very few websites actually explaining them in a comprehensible way how to achieve them. Since then the number of discussed topics on the website and the number of visitors keep increasing.

On September 25th 2010 I published the WPFAQ.org E-Book (.pdf) which has seen a lot of updates since then.

In addition to the content of the WPFAQ.org website the WPFAQ.org E-Book also instructions about: Auto-Fading photos slideshow, Random text or images (or random anything else), Floating menu (or float anything else), Sliding image menu, Accordion menu, Background slideshow, Five Star rating system (Bonus Chapter) and much more... which are not discussed on the website.

You can buy my WPFAQ.org E-Book here or download a free sample here.

Have a nice day,
- Cédric -

WordPress FAQ - Tutorials, Tips and Tricks

The list of the FAQs on this website is divided into categories. However some of the items on the list can be used for different purposes so you may also have a look at the items in other categories.

• Basics for beginners

Want to start building your own website using WordPress? Follow these 8 steps to get started…

1) How to start building a website with WordPress (Requirements)
2) How to install WordPress
3) Setting up WordPress
4) Themes
5) Plugins
6) Widgets
7) How to use WordPress
8) Some general tips

• Introductory and popular

Basic web knowledge base
Here you will find all the basic informations you must know if you want to start building a website or are already building one...

Basic HTML Codes knowledge base
Here you will find some very useful HTML Codes knowledge...

How to add HTML and other code to your WordPress website
This is a MUST READ! if you want to follow any tutorial you find on the wpfaq.org website or the WPFAQ.org E-Book

Known issues and general troubleshoot
Find a solution for almost any problem you may have with WordPress

Backup and retrieve a website
How can I make a backup of my WordPress website? How can I retrieve my website?

Google
How can I get my website to show up on google and other search engines? What about Meta-Tags and domain forwarding?

Statcounter and Google Analytics
Is there a way of tracking visitors activity? How can I know how many visitors my website has? Where they come from and which pages they’re looking at? What about Statcounter and Google Analytics?

Click counter
How can I see how many times a certain link is clicked or how many times a certain file was downloaded?

E-Commerce and business solutions
Selling stuff using WordPress. Is that possible? Any suggestions on how to do that? What about a booking system? How do I get my real-life business to show up on Google Maps and what is it good for?

How to build an online store in WordPress

• Publishing and hosting

Hosting and FTP applications
What is a hosting? Which hosting is the best? What is an FTP client? Why do I need it? And how does it work?

Using HostExcellence Hosting

Domains
What is a domain? How does a domain of the type of yourdomain.com work? How do I register them? Do I get personal e-mails me@mydomain.com too?

Multiple websites
How can I have multiple websites? What’s the best way to manage multiple websites?

Multilingual sites
I would like to have a website in multiple languages. How can I do that?

Website for a group
I’m in a work-team and we are about ten people. It would be nice to have a platform/website that we all can update to share stuff and communicate with each other. Can I do this with WordPress?


• Appearance

Background
Where can I change the background? Can I have a different background for each page or post? How can I set an image as the background? How can I have the background-image adapting to the screen-size and make it static or fixed?

Background slideshow
How can I have a slideshow as the background of my WordPress website or page?

Themes
I would like to change the look of my blog. How can I do that?

Customizing themes
How can I personalize a theme? How can I change the title or the heading? The picture displaying at the top? The name of “Home” in the navigation? The color of the links? The “No posts found” message? The color of the links? And more...

Empty blank page
How can I have an empty page? How can I have a totally blank page with no theme or template on it? I would like to start with a page with just nothing on it! No styles, nothing!

Footer
How can I edit the Footer? How can I add some text, an image or some HTML code to my Blog’s Footer?

Columns
How can I have columns in WordPress?

Tables
How can I add a table to my WordPress created website?

• Navigation

Navigation menu FAQ
Not available yet…

Tear down menus
How can I add a tear down in WordPress?

Drop down menus
How can I add a drop down in WordPress?

Sliding image menu
How can I add an imageMenu to my website?

Accordion menu
How can I add an Accordion menu in WordPress?

Rollover buttons and images
How can I add a Rollover image or Rollover button to my WordPress?

Floating menu (or float anything else)
How can I add a floating menu in WordPress? What is that good for? How can I have some text floating? Links? An image?

Redirect
How can I make a redirect in WordPress?

Anchors
What is an Anchor? How can I add Anchors to WordPress? How can I add "Back to the top" links to my WordPress?

• Text and other content

Custom fonts on the web
How can I use custom fonts hence not web safe fonts on the web and keep them readable for search engines?

Wrap text around an object
How can I have text wrapping around images, movies, music players, other text, or anything else in WordPress?

iFrames
What’s an iFrame and what is it good for? Can we have one iFrame on a page but a different page loads in depending on the link that was clicked by the visitor? What I am trying to do is have a list of newspapers and upon clicking on a name that paper's page would load in the frame then another and so on.

Auto-Scrolling text and images
How can I have text or images which scroll automatically in WordPress?

Auto-Fading text
How can I have text changing automatically with fade-in and out effect?

Different tabs with slide effect
How can I have different tabs on a page with a slide effect when changing from one slide to another?

Mixed contents slideshow
How can I have a slideshow with photos, text, a mix between photos and text all in one?

Toggle, Hide and display
How can I add some content to my page which is hidden when the page loads and displays when people click on a link?

Popup windows
What can popup windows be used for? How can I create a page to display in the popup window? How can I add Popup windows in WordPress? How can I add centered popup windows in WordPress?

Calendar
I’m creating a website in WordPress and I need to add a calendar to it. How can I do that?

Date and time
How can I have the current date displaying on my website? What about countdown or count-up timers?

Google Maps
How do I add a Google Map to my website? How can I add a map with a mark/pin, descriptions, lines and more on it

• Photos and images

Photos FAQ
Available soon

Highslide JS
How to use Highslide JS with WordPress. Highslide JS is a better LightBox. Which can be used for example to achieve the well known image-zoom effect and a lot of other things.

Shadowbox
How can I add Shadowbox to my WordPress created website? What can I do with it?

Auto fading photos slideshow
How can I have a slideshow with photos changing automatically with a fade-in and out effect? How can I have people changing the photos manually?

Zoomify
What is the best way to add panoramic or high resolution photos in WordPress? How can I add Zoomify to my website?

Simple scroll image gallery
Just one more way to present your photos...

Mouseover photos album
How can I have some thumbnails displaying at the top and the bottom of a bigger image and when people point their mouse over the thumbnails the image displays in the area of the bigger image? Or just another way to display photos on your website...

Cover flow
How can I add the cover flow effect to my website?

Random text or images (or random anything else)
How can I have a photo, some text, links or anything else changing on pageload so every time the page is reloaded the image or text changes randomly?

• Music and audio

Music and audio
How can I add music to my WordPress created website? What about Flash players? How can I have it to go on playing no matter what page the visitors are looking at?

The best Flash players

Sound on mouseover or click
How can I have a sound playing when people point their mouse over an image or some text? How can I have a sound playing on click?

Podcasting
Not available yet...

• Video

Movies and Flash content
How can I embed any video content into my WordPress website? How can I embed my videos using HTML5?

YouTube videos
Can someone please tell me how to post a YouTube video to my WordPress blog? Can I post a YouTube video to one of my pages also? What about posting multiple videos displaying in the same area?

• Files

Files and Downloads
I would like to add a .pdf (or any other file or folder) for visitors to download if they would like. How can I do this?

Google Docs
I would like to embed something like an excel document to my website which I could edit when I get new data. And be able to share a Word document with a friend and have us editing it both.

• Social networks and interactivity

Tell a friend widget and StumbleUpon
How can I add a Tell a friend widget to my WordPress created site so that people can easily send the link to one of my pages to their friends and bookmark it? How can I add a StumbleUpon button to my website?

Facebook and Twitter
I’m a Facebook user. How can I get my visitors to add me as a friend? How can I create a fan page for my website to start a community? How can I have people sharing the URL of my website with their friends on FB? And much more…

Forms
How can I provide a form in WordPress that visitors can complete and return via e-mail?

Guestbook
How can I add a Guestbook to my WordPress created site?

Forums or discussion boards
How can I add a Forum, Message Board or Discussion Board like vBulletin or PhpBB to WordPress?

Polls
How can I add a poll to my website? I would like to ask questions to my visitors and have their answers in a simple and easy way.

Newsletters
What's the best way to offer a newsletter to my visitors?

Google search box
Can I add a Google search box to my WordPress created website? Can I have it searching within my own website?

Five Star rating system
How can I have a rating system with five stars in WordPress for people to rate different pages or products on my website?

• More

Tooltips
Is it possible to create the mouseover/rollover/hover effect... When the mouse is hovering over a photo or a link text pops up indicating that its a link and when the mouse is pulled off the photo or link the text goes away?

Favicons
Many websites have little images before the http, like apple has the apple logo. How do you put one of these icons into your own website?

Add snow to your website
How can I add falling snow to my website?

Disable right-click
How can I disable the right-click on my website? I want to avoid people getting text or photos out of my website.

iPhone
I have an iPhone. How can I edit my Blog from the iPhone?

Also visit:

- W3schools.com (which is really great!)
- W3C WWW Consortium

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People who plan to build multiple websites.

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Recommended for:

People who plan to build multiple websites.

Specifications:

- Toll free support
- Unlimited space
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- Unlimited MySQL
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and more...

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If you decide to use HostGator I would not recommend you to use the Hatchling plan unless you want to build only one website since otherwise it's way too limited. I would recommend you to at least use the Baby plan but better use the Business plan (which is the one I use). Of course you can upgrade your plan at any time.

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You will find a short review I wrote about HostGator as well as some basic instructions and FAQs on how to use HostGator on this page.


This FAQ is also discussed in my WPFAQ.org E-Book (sample)


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