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

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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…)

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

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

Hi again and welcome to another installment of our monthly news roundup! July brought us several interesting stories that we’re itching to share with you. Beyond the news, we also collected some of the best articles made by our fellow WordPress-ers to help you get more from our favorite CMS. (more…)

Pain Free Publishing: New WordPress Tricks to Make Blogging Easy

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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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Transparency Report #29 – It’s Been 5 Years Since We Started

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Welcome to the 29th edition of the monthly transparency report (for June 2017). This is a series where I share everything that’s been going on at CodeinWP and ThemeIsle, business-wise. I try to get to as much detail as possible while also making it interesting for you to read. Click here to see the previous reports. (more…)

2017 WordPress Hosting Survey: 4,750 Respondents Say GoDaddy Hosting Is Quite Okay

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Something that’s not a mystery here, and hasn’t been ever, is that we like our managed hosting plan at Kinsta quite a bit. It works, keeps things fast, overall … great! We even reviewed it here. (more…)

What’s the Most Effective Commission Level for a WordPress Affiliate Program

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A couple of weeks ago, we (re)published our guide to affiliate programs for WordPress. While working on the guide, we also did some research around the most effective and popular commission levels for popular WordPress affiliate programs. (more…)

20+ Elementor Themes and Templates for 2017

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Elementor has become one of the most popular page builder plugins for WordPress, and not without a reason. It’s highly configurable, easy to use, and packs a ton of features. But! Can you get additional benefits if you use it with some of the best Elementor themes and templates? (more…)

June 2017 WordPress News – This Month in WordPress w/ CodeinWP (#WCEU Edition)

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

Hey y’all! There was one major, significant event that took place in June… Of course, I’m talking about WordCamp Europe! (more…)

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…)

Best 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…)