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Remote Work for WordPress Professionals: How to Work From Home (And Stay Sane)

Remote work is an increasingly popular choice for employers and employees: employers get to enjoy the pick of the best talent from across the globe, and employees get the flexibility of working from wherever they like. For most remote workers (including me), this means working from home. (more…)

How to Get Unlimited, Sure-to-Work Blog Post Ideas in a Non-Obvious Way (Spoiler Alert: It Involves Talking to Your Audience)

The biggest challenge of successful blogging is consistently coming up with engaging blog post ideas that readers will actually enjoy. At the beginning, we simply write down everything we would ordinarily say to curious customers. For a few months it seems easy. But then… (more…)

4 New Creative Use Cases on How to Automate Your Social Media Presence via WordPress (Never Before Published)

Let’s start with something fairly obvious – sharing your content on social media is important, of course. However, who actually has the time to really make it a truly deliberate and thought through practice?

Basically, even though we know it to be something very valuable in the long term, we find it hard to devote our time and attention to it on a daily basis. (more…)

44 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Blog – Which You Can Use to Grow Yours to 225,000 Visits / Month, Like We Eventually Did

Starting a blog for the first time is an amazing, yet intimidating experience.

Thinking that people are actually going to read – and even share – something you wrote. It’s unlike any other feeling I can describe. (more…)

Pain Free Publishing: New WordPress Tricks to Make Blogging Easy

Following all the steps to get a WordPress post published, shared and promoted can be an unnecessarily complicated process. This post will look at some nice WordPress tricks to reduce the resistance in the publishing process and how to automate as many of the steps as possible.
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Best SMTP Providers Compared – Amazon SES vs SendinBlue vs SendGrid vs Mandrill

Do you use email as one of the puzzle pieces in your overall online business strategy? If the answer is yes, and it probably indeed is yes, then you should look into what some of the best SMTP providers can do for you – and that’s both in terms of giving you new tools to make your existing tasks easier, as well as revealing totally new possibilities. (more…)

10+ WP-CLI Tricks to Manage Your WordPress Site (Updated for WP-CLI 1.2.0)

Note. WP-CLI 1.2.0 has just been released, which makes it the perfect time to have a deeper look into what WP-CLI has to offer in general, as well as how to best start working with it. Let me warn you, though, if you haven’t experimented with WP-CLI yet, get ready to be impressed when you see what’s possible.
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Your Default Blog Homepage Sucks: Why You Should Be Using “Start” Pages Instead + How to Build One

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? (more…)

Ultimate Roundup of Brilliant WordPress Tutorials – Your Input Needed!

One of the great things about WordPress is the ever-growing community of people that surrounds it. People who are not only willing to extend the software itself, but also share their knowledge and experience with everyone else via some brilliant WordPress tutorials. (more…)

How to Format Your WordPress Blog Posts (Insights Based on 2,500,000-Words of Experience Publishing Content)

Nearly 1.4 million WordPress blog posts are published every single day. And that’s great news(!) … somewhat. (more…)