WordPress.com vs WordPress.org – What’s the Difference?

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org

The whole WordPress.com vs WordPress.org thing is really confusing. For everyone. First off, and it needs to be said right away, WordPress.org and WordPress.com are two entirely different websites / organizations / web solutions. Here's everything you need to know.

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

blog homepage

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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5 of the Best Local WordPress Development Tools Compared for 2020

Local WordPress Development Tools

If you’re a WordPress developer, you probably do most of your work in test environments. That way, you can tinker with your plugins, themes, and sites all you want without breaking anything for real. The only question is, which local WordPress development tools are the best fit for your needs?

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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 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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How to Use GTmetrix Speed Test Tool + Improve Your GTmetrix PageSpeed Score on WordPress

How to Use GTmetrix Speed Test Tool

If you want to improve your WordPress site’s performance, you need to know where you’re at right now. That’s what the GTmetrix speed test tool helps you with. With GTmetrix, you plug in your site’s URL and GTmetrix spits back your current performance metrics, along with scores, recommendations, and analysis tools to help you optimize your site’s performance.

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