How to make WordPress Menu links open in new tab

If you use WordPress for your website, you may want to have your Menu links open in new tab or window. Here is how to make your WordPress Menu links open in new tab/window.

  1. From WordPress Dashboard, click Appearance > Menu
  2. Open the Menu that you want to edit
  3. Click Screen Options at top of the page
  4. Put check mark in the Link Target option
  5. Click on the link in the Menu that you want to edit
  6. There is now the option for Open link in a new tab
  7. Check that option
  8. Do this for other Menu links that you want to open in new tab

Hope this helps, enjoy.

How to add WooCommerce Cart link to WordPress menu

If you are using WooCommerce for an online store plugin for your WordPress site, you may want to add a link to the WooCommerce Cart to your WordPress menu. Just follow these steps below to add a Cart link to your WordPress menu that links to your WooCommerce Cart page.

  1. From WordPress Admin Menu, click on Appearance > Menu
  2. From here on left side of page, find pages box
  3. Click View All
  4. There should be a page listed for Cart
  5. Click check box next to Cart page and then click Add to Menu button
  6. Move Cart link to where you want it in the menu and be sure to hit Save Menu

There you go, you should now have a link to WooCommerce Cart page in your WordPress menu. Hope this helps with your WordPress problem, enjoy.

How to make hidden content pop up only when an object is hovered over with mouse

There may come a time when you need to create content that you want to have stay hidden until an object or image is hovered over with the mouse. An example of a way to use this is in making a map with map pins that when the mouse hovers over a map pin, it creates a pop up with information about that location or a project that was completed for that location. Just follow these steps to make hidden content pop up when an object or image is hovered over with the mouse on your WordPress site.
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How to fix #comments div links for comments plugins in StudioPress Genesis

If you are using a WordPress Comments Plugin like Livefyre or Disqus to handle the comment discussion on your site, your theme’s links to the #comments div may be broken once the default comments have been turned off. Today’s snack will show you how to fix the #comments div links for comments plugins used in a StudioPress Genesis theme to where your theme’s Comment links work throughout your site.
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How to change the number of WordPress footer widgets in StudioPress Genesis

If you are using StudioPress Genesis, you may want to change the number of footer widgets. Often it is set to 3 footer widgets by default, but you can change this number from within the functions.php file. Just edit this line of code in the functions.php file in your current WordPress theme in order to change the number of footer widgets your StudioPress Genesis theme has.
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How to hide template files from WordPress Appearance File Editor

Often when developing a WordPress theme, you will add template files to allow certain functionality on the site. If these files are listed in the themes main folder, wp-content/themes/theme-name/template-file.php for example, they will show in the WordPress File Editor in the WordPress Admin Panel under Appearance > Editor. Also, if these files are listed inside a folder at the theme directory file level, wp-content/themes/theme-name/templates/template-file.php for example, they will show in the Editor as well. This means that these template files will be editable through the WordPress Admin Panel and can be easily changed there without having to use a Host File Manager or by using FTP.

As you may know, if you make a small mistake in a php file, even something as small as an extra semicolon, it can possibly break the entire WordPress site and display a php error code when visitors try to visit the site instead of the regular site itself. It can also break the site to where you cannot even access the WordPress Admin Panel to fix the problem. If there will be people managing the site that are not experienced with PHP coding, you may not want to have certain php files accessible through the WordPress File Appearance Editor. In order to hide certain php files from the WordPress Appearance File Editor, you will need to put those files at least 2 folders deep from the theme directory file level. An example of this would be: wp-content/themes/theme-name/templates/hidden/template-file.php.

I hope this WordPress Tip helps you with securing certain template files from easy editing. Enjoy!

How to add a page or link to your WordPress Navigation Menu

If you are using WordPress, you may want to add a new page or link to your WordPress menu. Just follow these steps below to add a page or link to your WordPress navigation menu.

  1. From WordPress Admin Menu, click on Appearance > Menu
  2. From here on left side of page, find pages box(or links)
  3. Click View All or add custom link if doing a link
  4. Find page you want to Add to menu
  5. Click check box next to page you want added
  6. Move new link to where you want it in the menu and be sure to hit Save Menu

There you go, your new menu item should now be in your WordPress menu. Hope this helps with your WordPress problem, enjoy.

How to secure Plugin files to prevent direct access

A lot of WordPress Plugins allow direct access by typing in the url in your browser. Depending on the situation, this could be a potential security threat that could allow your site to be hacked. Today’s snack will show you how to stop people from being able to access your Plugin files directly.
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How to display the number of your Facebook fans

Everybody knows that Facebook is a very valuable tool for any blogger. This WordPress tip will show you how to display the number of your Facebook fans count in your WordPress theme template file.
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How to fix Custom Post Class not saving in StudioPress Genesis 1.8

If you use the StudioPress Genesis Framework for your WordPress site, you may also use the included Custom Post Class option inside the post pages. This option allows you to specify the post class of a specific post or page by simply typing the name of the post class in the provided field inside the post editor screen. With the latest update, StudioPress Genesis 1.8, the Custom Post Class field does not update and save when you save the page. Today’s snack will show you how to fix it so that the Custom Post Class field updates when you hit save.
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