How to Guides

This is a collection of how-guides and detailed tutorials to help you do more with software tools that you use daily. I am continuously compiling the list of the common problems and how to fix them and will continue expanding this list with time.

Disable WordPress Comments Easily For Pages and Custom Post Type

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In certain cases you may want to disable comments for custom wordpress post types or pages. This can be easily achieved by adding few lines of simple code to your theme. Open your theme’s functions.php and add following code

The code above will disable the comments on pages and your custom post type. Note: Replace ‘custom_post_type_name’ […]

How to Add Shortcodes in WordPress


Have you ever wanted to add special content in between your posts or pages like adding a image gallery, may be add a Google AdSense Ad, Social sharing buttons or anything for that matter. WordPress fortunately provides special tags called shortcodes which are easy to create and could be put to use anywhere in the […]

Add NoFollow to Links in WordPress Post

NoFollow External Links

Pagerank is very important when it comes to SEO for your website. It determines where your page will show up in Google search results, pages with higher PR will show up first and lower PR pages will be towards the bottom. As per Google’s Matt Cutts, Google Pagerank is number and importance of the links […]

Add Widgetized Footer in Genesis

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Genesis is one the most popular WordPress framework and is highly recommended by great WordPress developers and bloggers including myself .  If you have noticed most popular websites have fat footers these days and Genesis framework doesn’t come with widgetized footer by default. Today I will show you a simple trick using which you can […]

Speed Up WordPress by Leveraging Browser Cache

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As we all know having a fast website is no more a good to have feature. It is a must have for all serious bloggers and website owners because your visitors and Google bots like it fast :). One important step in improving your blog speed is to leverage browser cache. What is Browser Cache […]

Add Custom Favicon in Genesis Theme


Custom favicon ( the little icon that shows up in the browser) can be a great way to personalize your website/blog. If you are using Genesis framework then you are in luck. It is super easy to add custom favicon in a website developed with Genesis. This code snippet will help you to display your […]

Use Shortcode and PHP Inside Widgets without Plugin


Today we will learn how to extend WordPress widgets to execute shortcodes and PHP code without any plugin. In five minutes or less you can add support for: WordPress shortcodes in widgets Support PHP code in widgets Yeah, you heard it right five minutes or less. So without wasting time lets get started. Use Shortcodes […]

Windows 8.1 Boot Directly to Desktop


If you have upgraded to Windows 8.1 and want to boot directly to the desktop instead of the Microsoft’s new shiny metro interface, you may feel lucky today. There is a really simple way to do this. Step by Step Guide to Boot Directly to Desktop Go to taskbar and right click on it. Select properties and […]

Redirect Blog Comments to Thank You Page [How-to]


On any website or blog there are two types of visitors, new and repeat and it is really challenging to keep your audience engaged especially the new one. Commenting on posts is one way to engage with your audience and groom the community around your blog. Having new visitors comment on your post is really […]

Convert Any Document to PDF

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An email based service allows to convert emails, documents, spreadsheets and presentations to PDF easily. Just send an email and the converted file will come back right into you inbox in few seconds.