Everything You Need to Know About WordPress Affiliate Programs – 30+ Affiliate Programs for WordPress, and How to Promote Them

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Affiliate programs are some of the most popular online marketing tools, and the same is true for WordPress affiliate programs: product creators can get free initial advertising and pay out only on performance and product promoters can get paid to recommend great products. (more…)

SMTP Providers Compared – Amazon SES vs SendinBlue vs SendGrid vs Mandrill

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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…)

Transparency Report #28 – On Leadership, WordPress.org Challenges, and New Partnerships

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Welcome to the 28th edition of the monthly transparency report (for May 2017). This is a series where I do my best to discuss all the current goings on that were at the center of our attention last month, plus everything else that’s interesting from a business-ish point of view. Click here to see the previous reports. (more…)

3 Absolute Best RSS to Post WordPress Plugins and What You Can Do With Each

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RSS is dead, long live RSS!

Granted, people haven’t been excited about RSS for a long time. The technology is surely past its prime in the eyes of the public, but it’s still very much in use behind the curtains. What’s more, you can still achieve pretty great things with it for your WordPress site. (more…)

A Collection of 10+ Beaver Themes and Templates That I Like

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Beaver Builder is one of the most popular drag-and-drop page builders for WordPress. And for a very good reason. Even the free version of the plugin has a 4.8 rating at WordPress.org, and the premium edition has what seems to be a never-ending stream of happy customers. (more…)

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

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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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May 2017 WordPress News – This Month in WordPress w/ CodeinWP

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 This is the May 2017 edition of “This Month in WordPress with CodeinWP.” 

Happy birthday, WordPress! Like every year, our beloved CMS just had its birthday on May 27. As part of the celebration, the core team prepares another major release that will be out very soon, hopefully right before this year’s WCEU, which is another huge piece of news that’s just around the corner. (more…)

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

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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…)

How to Create a Local Search Directory Like Yelp on WordPress

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TL;DR: Yelp is a huge website / web service offering a ton of features and serving millions of visitors. This you surely do know… However! It turns out that you can create a local search directory like Yelp on WordPress. Here’s how – all done from top to bottom and without touching a line of code. Enter Colin:
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What’s Coming in WordPress 4.8 – See New Features in Action

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Excited for the first major WordPress release of the year – WordPress 4.8? The launch is set to happen on June 8-9, which is basically just around the corner (and just before WCEU). No wonder there’s a lot of talk going on in the community already as to what sort of improvements that new version is set to deliver. (more…)