Articles by Rachel McCollin

Rachel McCollin has been helping people build websites with WordPress since 2010. She's a huge fan of self-hosted WordPress and wants to help as many people as possible create an awesome website with it.

The Complete Guide to WordPress Widgets: How to Use, Add, and Implement Them to Customize Your Site

Use WordPress widgets to enhance your site: add a login on sidebar, a cta button, a gallery. Learn how to add, use, and code WordPress widgets from...

DDoS Attacks Explained: Causes, Effects, and How to Protect Your Site

DDoS protection is a necessity for all sites. But what's a DDoS attack? How can you stop attacks to your site? Learn more in this guide about DDoS...

The Complete Guide to WordPress REST API Basics

The WordPress REST API is set to change the future of WordPress. Learn about the possibilities it offers and how to access it.

How to Add Google AdSense to WordPress (With Plugins and Manually)

Want to start displaying ads on your WordPress site?Learn how to add Google AdSense to WordPress using a plugin or by manually adding code to your...

How to Customize Your WordPress Theme (5 Step-by-Step Ways)

Need to change the look of your WordPress theme? Learn how to customize WordPress themes properly using one of the best methods (tutorial).

WordPress Maintenance 101 (+ 22 Premium WordPress Services to Get Help From)

WordPress maintenance is crucial for any type of website. Learn how to take care of your WordPress site or hire WordPress professionals who can hel...

How to Change Fonts in WordPress (And Change Size, Color, Optimize)

Learn everything you need on how to change fonts in WordPress, how to change font size, font colors, and learn how to optimize them for faster pages.

How to Delete a WordPress Theme (3 Effective Ways)

Need to delete a WordPress theme? Learn three different methods to delete properly all theme files and data to keep your site secure and fast.

WordPress for Nonprofits: Best Themes, Plugins, and Tools to Empower Your Project

Need to launch a new site for your nonprofit organization? We've put together all the best WordPress themes, plugins, and tips to run your nonprofits!

WordPress Hacked: What to Do When Your Site Is in Trouble

Learn how and why WordPress sites get hacked, the most common signs of hacks, and how to fully clean up your hacked WordPress site!

WordPress Multisite: The Everything-You-Need-To-Know Guide to WordPress Network

Learn what WordPress multisite is, how to set it up, key features, and how to work effectively with a network of WordPress sites.

How to Create a Child Theme in WordPress (Extended Guide)

WordPress child themes are key for customizing your themes. Learn what they are, how to use them, and how to create child themes for your WordPress...