Category: Essential Tips and Tutorials for WordPress Beginners

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…)

WordPress Comment Systems Compared: Disqus vs Facebook Comments vs Spot.IM vs Postmatic

WordPress comment systems act as powerful performance indicators for your website. A large number of comments across your blog typically correlate with high traffic figures and content that resonates well with your audience; in contrast, a low comment count could indicate that your blog posts are missing the mark. (more…)

SOS! Where to Find the Best WordPress Help

 This is a contribution by Raelene Morey. 
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. (more…)

[RESULTS] Biggest WordPress Hosting Survey to Date – The Good, Bad and Ugly of WordPress Hosting

What you’re about to read are the results of our 2016 WordPress hosting survey – aka.  “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of WordPress Hosting.”  Yep, we have good, we have bad, and we indeed do have ugly. (more…)