Beginner tips

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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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…)

How to Optimize Google Analytics for WordPress

Google Analytics is an immensely powerful tool that enables its users to gain invaluable insights into the behavior of their website’s visitors. Learning how to optimize Google Analytics for WordPress will let you know how users interact with your site and which goals you are failing to meet, and ultimately enable you to shape a unique marketing strategy for your whole online business. (more…)

Time Management for WordPress Freelancers With No Time

Freelancing in the WordPress space is a hugely attractive proposition: WordPress has experienced incredible growth for over a decade now and despite challenges there’s no sign of that stopping or there being any shortage of work to go around.

There are even great opportunities to split your time between client work and your own projects, which can flourish into very large businesses (see the progress made over our transparency reports to illustrate this). (more…)

WordPress Freelancers: How to Put Parts of Your Business on Autopilot (Toll Free Numbers, Automating Lead Generation, WordPress Development on Autopilot)

I’m officially crappy with email.

And it’s not that I don’t care or I can’t be bothered when people contact me. I just seem not compatible with the medium itself.

Being a pro blogger and working with WordPress, this doesn’t make my life easy, and especially when dealing with new prospective clients who might be put off by my struggles.

But hold on … why am I telling you this? (more…)