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Tutorial: How to Contribute to WordPress

Are you interested in becoming more involved in WordPress? There are various ways in which the extreme coding extraordinaire, or even the most amateur of bloggers, can be a part of WordPress.

What is Your Interest?

Your choices are as follows:

By selecting one of the teams above, you’ll see a blog that pertains to that topic and the opportunities listed in the top portion of that post (if available):

Screen Shot from WordPress.org with links and options of how to contribute to WordPress.

To join the Core Team to help with the development of the site, you must start by reading the Core Contributor Handbook, and following the instructions to ensure you’re qualified to apply.

There are many options that you could contribute to any of the teams. Not only do you have the possibility of diving in and getting your hands dirty, but you can also attend  weekly meetings hosted via Slack , or simply just subscribe to the posts.

Beside each recent post, there will be an option to subscribe and receive email updates each time a new post is published on that topic:

Screen shot of blog in WordPress.org under Core opportunites.

Opportunities are just a click away, depending upon how involved you’d like to be.

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WordPress Plugins: WP Fastest Cache Tutorial

Today, it is important to site users that web sites load as quickly as possible. A blog that is slow to load risks the potential of losing repeat visitors. Everybody wants to get as much information as fast as they can. So what options does WordPress offer to help with making your web site load faster?

WP Fastest Cache WordPress Plugin describes itself as:

This plugin creates static html files from your dynamic WordPress blog. When a page is rendered, php and mysql are used. Therefor, system needs RAM and CPU. If many visitors come to a site, system uses lots of RAM and CPU so page is rendered so slowly. In this case, you need a cache system not to render page again and again. Cache system generates a static html file and saves. Other users reach to static html page.

WPFC Main Download Page

After installing and activating the WordPress Plugin, go to the Settings > WP Fastest Cache in the Admin Panel and set the options. Continue reading WordPress Plugins: WP Fastest Cache Tutorial

WordPress Words: Media Library

Media consists of the images, video, recordings, and files that you upload and use in your blog. Media is typically uploaded and inserted into the content when writing a Post or writing a Page…

The Media Library Screen allows you to edit, view, and delete Media previously uploaded to your blog. Multiple Media objects can be selected for deletion. Search and filtering ability is also provided to allow you to find the desired Media.
Media Library – WordPress Codex

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What Do You Need to Know To Use WordPress?

When it comes to WordPress, there are a few things that people should know in order to be effective WordPress users and authors:

What WordPress is and What it Does

Wikipedia offers an accurate description of WordPress that is nicely summed up:

“WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 22.0% of the top 10 million websites as of August 2013. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites.”

For more information about WordPress, visit the About page on WordPress.org. Continue reading What Do You Need to Know To Use WordPress?

What’s on the WordPress Kitchen Sink?

Many of you may be wondering “Whats the WordPress Kitchen Sink??” But after I tell you, don’t be too disappointed if you already knew what it was.  The Kitchen Sink is located on the Visual editor for Posts/Pages. This is a picture locating where the "Kitchen Sink" is.

Now, upon clicking this icon, it will bring up more options to edit your Post/Page. Continue reading What’s on the WordPress Kitchen Sink?

Creating and Uploading Header Art In WordPress

Before you begin this tutorial, there are some prerequisites you already should have completed. You should already have an idea or foundation for your header. Your design concept, images, and logos should already be developed. The later portion of this tutorial will simply show you how to create the banner, set it to the recommended size, and then upload it using WordPress. If you are not already prepared, here are some basic suggestions to help get you to where you need to be in order to complete this tutorial.

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