Ideas and Inspiration

Looking for a good WordPress theme? Building a site and stuck on a blank canvas? Struggling to get started in general on whatever you’re working on? Help yourself to these pieces of inspiration. We talk #design, #business, #WordPress, #tools, and more. Get. Stuff. Done!

Double Your Site Traffic – Part 1

Increasing your web traffic may feel impossible. You know it’s something you want and need to do, but it’s just such a dautning task. To make things easier for you, I’m going to post a 2-part series on increasing your traffic. Each post will give you a series of goals to accomplish for that week. Sometimes it may take a little bit of hard labor,

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Double Your Site Traffic – Part 2

This is the 2nd post in a 2-part series. If you have not yet read the first article, click here. This post will focus on increasing your site traffic with the help of social media, Quora, rich snippets, and Google Authorship. Creating Social Media Accounts At this point, you should have a couple of posts written and scheduled in your blog. Now, if you haven’t

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A Step by Step Guide to Migrating Your WordPress Site to a New Web Host

Moving your WordPress site from one hosting provider can be a long, tedious, annoying process, but what if it didn’t need to be? Many people are faced with the daunting task of host service migration due to problems with their current provider that just have them fed up. The problem is that many people push off migrating, because they’re afraid of losing time or making

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This Is How You Get Stunning Content Presentation on a WordPress Site [Codeinwp Roundup 001]

Is it just my impression or do people generally don’t care that much about the so called “content blocks” on their WordPress sites? Where by “content block,” I mean the main block where the actual article or blog post is visible. For instance, even if you look at the official theme gallery at WordPress.org, you’ll see that most theme designs are focused primarily around headers,

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WordCamp Europe 2014 (#wceu) Day 1 – Here’s What’s Going On

— Sep 26th — This year’s WordCamp Europe started a bit earlier than expected. Even though the official green light was given this morning (Sep 27th), things actually started happening yesterday evening. That being said, the agenda wasn’t particularly tense as the most popular hashtag apart from #wceu was … wait for it … #beer. People seemed to be reaching out to other like-minded WordPress

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The Problem With "Get Pro" Plugin Notifications

Quite possibly, the biggest and most obvious factor behind the popularity of WordPress is the fact that you can extend its features and functionality with the help of plugins and themes … all within minutes. Need to add an eCommerce store to your website? Cool, have no fear! How about a job board or a help desk, right next to your WordPress site? A forum

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Add a Google Custom Search to Your WordPress Site

WordPress is a great platform in many ways. Search is not one of them. You can use different plugins to fix this problem, but you’re going to need a LOT of plugins. It would be much easier to just add Google Custom Search onto your site. So what are you waiting for? Let’s do it. Create a Google Custom Search for Your Site First up,

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How to Build a Private Community on WordPress

WordPress has long been the home of online communities. Through forums, blogs, plugins, and comments, many people can interact on one platform. This is great for public communities, but what if you want to use these tools for a private community? Don’t worry, there are plugins for this exact purpose. Some Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start You’re about to spend money for premium

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David Braun Interview – CEO of TemplateMonster for 14 Years – "You’d Be Surprised How Deeply I Am Involved."

David Braun Interview

If you are in the website development business, you’ve probably stumbled upon a site called TemplateMonster.com. Maybe the blue monster-head logo rings a bell? It might have crossed your mind that the site is pretty big, but just how big? Let’s find out! Here’s my interview with David Braun – the CEO – plus a lot of interesting facts from TemplateMonster’s journey so far.

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The Truth About Content Sliders – Are They Any Good?

I’m sure you’re fairly familiar with content sliders. In short, it’s those things that clients always want on their sites to make them more “dynamic” and “alive.” And sure, to some extend they do that. After all, sliders introduce movement, and movement means life. But are sliders actually any good? Should we use them on the sites we’re building just because clients ask us to?

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Should You Develop a WordPress Site for a Client From the Ground Up or Use … Ekhm … a Helper?

Every designer has his/her habits… Maybe it’s this one type of shadow effect that you like putting on most sidebar elements. Or maybe it’s the way you’re separating the breadcrumb links. Anyway, there’s always something. But what if we take it much further, and much broader? Namely, should you be using a placeholder WordPress theme when building sites for clients? Or should you start from

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How to Make a jQuery Top-Sliding Login Panel

There’s a certain kind of style you can only get from a top-sliding login panel. That smooth transition of a clean login box sliding from the top of the screen just adds some class to a website. It’s also extremely functional as it’s very noticeable, but it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. One of the best part’s about it? You can make it

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How to Enable Author Bio Boxes on WordPress

An author bio is now an accepted trend on the web, especially on multi-author sites. It establishes reputation and trust, which isn’t quite there when all you know is the author’s name. It can also make the reading experience more personal. But a good bio box should be eye catching and attractive. It doesn’t help to have a bio if no one notices it. So

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Load Old WordPress Posts on the Same Page with AJAX

Loading a new page to see content is annoying and time consuming, so why would you want to make visitors to your site load a new page to see old WordPress posts? With the following instructions, you can build a plugin that replaces the “Older Posts” link with a button on the bottom of the page that loads older WordPress posts on the same page.

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