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The 6 Step Process of Designing a WordPress Site From Top to Bottom Quickly (& In a Way That Your Client Will Love)

Some designers hate WordPress. They say WordPress limits their creativity. They say it’s not really as easy to use as some think it is, and that clients tend to be very confused when interacting with it. They say it’s difficult to convert a modern design into a usable theme. And, here’s the kicker, they are right. At least partly. WordPress is not perfect as a

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40+ Best WordPress Review Themes of 2019

WordPress is used more and more by businesses to sell their products. One of the main things consumers like to see when they’re looking for products or services are reviews. Nothing makes a consumer feel better than seeing a thorough and informative review on the product they’re looking for.

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A Step by Step Guide to Migrating Your WordPress Site to a New Web Host

Moving your WordPress site from one hosting provider can be a long, tedious, annoying process, but what if it didn’t need to be? Many people are faced with the daunting task of host service migration due to problems with their current provider that just have them fed up. The problem is that many people push off migrating, because they’re afraid of losing time or making

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Double Your Site Traffic – Part 2

This is the 2nd post in a 2-part series. If you have not yet read the first article, click here. This post will focus on increasing your site traffic with the help of social media, Quora, rich snippets, and Google Authorship. Creating Social Media Accounts At this point, you should have a couple of posts written and scheduled in your blog. Now, if you haven’t

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Double Your Site Traffic – Part 1

Increasing your web traffic may feel impossible. You know it’s something you want and need to do, but it’s just such a dautning task. To make things easier for you, I’m going to post a 2-part series on increasing your traffic. Each post will give you a series of goals to accomplish for that week. Sometimes it may take a little bit of hard labor,

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Squirrly SEO Plugin – What it Does and Does it Work

SEO is the name of the game in online writing. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization. Basically, it’s the idea of optimizing your site for visibility on search engines. Usually to have good SEO, you have to check yourself constantly to make sure you’re putting keywords in all available places and optimizing their placement and usage. This takes constant concentration and a lot of time

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Make Your WordPress Site into an Issues-Based Magazine

Many of us might remember when news and articles were dominantly available on paper sources such as newspapers or magazines. These bunches of paper were (and are) usually organized into issues and volumes. For example, the New York Times on November 23, 1963 was Issue No. 38,654 in Volume CXIII (113). The days of periodical publishing, when every certain period of time, a collection of

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Plugin Information for the Amateur Developer – Plugin Info Part 2

This is the second part of a two part series on WordPress plugins. If you haven’t read the first part, I highly suggest reading it as it contains important basic information on plugins.   WARNING!! THIS POST IS EXTREMELY LONG. HOWEVER, IT DOES BRING A LOT OF NECESSARY AND USEFUL DATA INTO ONE PLACE.     So you’ve decided to take the next step, the

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Plugin Information for WordPress Beginners – Plugin Info Part 1

This is the first part of a two part series. It will cover basic information on WordPress plugins. The second part will cover the more complex details which will enable you to begin developing your own plugins. If you’re at all familiar with WordPress, you’ve most likely at least heard of plugins. You’ve heard how they make everything easier. All it takes is an install

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How to Build a Social Network on WordPress

In a previous article, we went over how to build a private community. Well you’re probably wondering how to make a public community. You may want to begin a small social network, a fan club, a discussion community, etc. and want the general public to be able to access it. There are a few options out there for WordPress users. BuddyPress The plugin itself works

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How to Make a jQuery Top-Sliding Login Panel

There’s a certain kind of style you can only get from a top-sliding login panel. That smooth transition of a clean login box sliding from the top of the screen just adds some class to a website. It’s also extremely functional as it’s very noticeable, but it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. One of the best part’s about it? You can make it

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How to Build a Private Community on WordPress

WordPress has long been the home of online communities. Through forums, blogs, plugins, and comments, many people can interact on one platform. This is great for public communities, but what if you want to use these tools for a private community? Don’t worry, there are plugins for this exact purpose. Some Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start You’re about to spend money for premium

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WordCamp Europe – Day One Recap

I will split this by speakers and interesting things that they said (from my point of view ), you can find more things on twitter using : #wceu Speaker : Vitaly Friedman ( @smashingmag ) – Editor Smashing Magazine Presentation : Behind the Scenes at Smashing Magazine – You don’t need legal mumbo-jumbo – You don’t need deadlines – You don’t need many articles – You don’t need

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How to Add Publish and Delete Buttons to the Frontend of WordPress Posts

Your site may be set up in such a way that posts need to be approved. It may be that they don’t need to be approved, but it allows contributed posts that you may need to delete. Publishing and deleting articles in these cases can get annoying really quickly. You have to check for pending post son the backend, then preview it in the frontend,

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