Your Default Blog Homepage Sucks: Why You Should Be Using "Start" Pages Instead + How to Build One

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If you’re like most bloggers, you spend a ton of time on your blog posts. Crafting the perfect headline. Writing that intro that grabs readers just right. And while your posts certainly are important…how much time does that leave to spend on your blog homepage? Or, maybe a better question – do you even have a WordPress blog homepage that’s not just a list of your most recent posts?

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120+ Great Cheat Sheets for WordPress, Web Developers and Designers

WordPress cheat sheets + web development and design

“Why bother with WordPress cheat sheets?” – you ask. Well, maybe it’s just me, but I find it rather hard to remember all those keyboard shortcuts, function names, arguments, structures and whatnots that all come “with the territory” when you’re doing any kind of WordPress dev, design, or publishing work.

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SOS! Where to Find the Best WordPress Help

Where to Find the best WordPress help

The great thing about working with WordPress is that the best WordPress help is never hard to find. Whether you have a simple question about resetting your password, or a more complex issue concerning custom post types, there is support and education available for all levels of users.

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On Page SEO Techniques for WordPress: 15+ Do’s and Don’ts You Must Know

On Page SEO Techniques for WordPress

On page SEO techniques … I think this is the part where I tell you that “content is king” and if you create “high-quality content,” Google is going to love you and magically rocket your site to the top of the rankings without any additional effort on your part. Unfortunately, in the real world, creating great content alone isn’t a ticket to the top of the SERPs – you also need to optimize that content using on page SEO techniques that you’re going to learn in this post.

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How to Put Together a Mobile First, Performance Orientated WordPress Theme [Part 1]

In its core, putting together a WordPress theme is a rather simple task. WordPress delivers a really friendly environment and makes it clear which PHP functions to use for what purpose along the way. However. Even though it’s simple, it’s far from easy, and especially if you want your theme to be mobile-optimized. There’s a range of unique issues that you ought to overcome if you

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How to Put Together a Mobile First, Performance Orientated WordPress Theme [Part 2]

If you’ve scrolled down to see what’s in store here, you may be wondering whatever happened to points 1-5. Ah, right, to find what the answer is, you should take a look at the first part of this mini-series. In short, what we’re after here is giving you a guide on how to build a high performing mobile theme for WordPress. It may not seem like

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How to Create a Physical Product Marketplace Like Etsy (on WordPress)

Physical Product Marketplace Like Etsy on WordPress

TL;DR: “WordPress and eCommerce”? Who would have guessed just 5 years ago that this would be a viable possibility. Surely not anyone in my university class. Nevertheless, we’re here. And WordPress is now perfectly capable of handling an eCommerce business of any type, basically. So to check the extent of that, we’re looking into the topic of creating a physical product marketplace like Etsy … all on WordPress.

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A Different WordPress Development Tutorial: How to Automate Your Workflow

WordPress Development Tutorial on Automation

As a WordPress developer, staying up to date with the recent techniques and trends can be intimidating. Take automation, for example – are you on top of what can be done in terms of automating your workflow? Not quite? Okay, this article can help you with that. It is a bit different from your usual WordPress development tutorial, though. It focuses on automating whatever can be automated when working on your next WordPress project.

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