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  • Three Quick Tips for Better Blogging

    WordPress.com News
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Learn how to edit your tagline, customize comment prompts, and schedule posts -- three great tips to have in your blogging back pocket.
  • WordPress 3.9 “Smith”

    WordPress News
    Matt Mullenweg
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love. A smoother media editing experience Improved visual editing The updated visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into the visual editor from your word processor without wasting time to clean up messy styling. (Yeah, we’re talking about you, Microsoft Word.) Edit images easily With quicker access to crop and rotation…
  • 29 Awesome Flat Design WordPress Themes

    4 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Flat Design is growing trend in the WordPress design industry right now and people are going gaga for it. We have already seen a huge number of flat design WordPress themes by Independent theme shops and marketplaces like ThemeForest & MojoThemes. This is only going to continue as more and more designers aim to create themes with minimalistic approach. There are currently 200 themes available on ThemeForest marketplace (and more being released frequently), designed specifically with keeping flat and modern design principles in mind. In this collection, I will showcase some of the best…
  • How To Use WordPress As A Learning Management System

    Elegant Themes Blog
    Nathan B. Weller
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    WordPress has many uses that most of us are exceedingly familiar with. It can be a blog, business website, art portfolio, e-commerce store and so much more. Over the last few years another use case has become more and more popular: WordPress as a Learning Management System (LMS). While I do not know for sure, I imagine that using WordPress as an LMS grew from many bloggers’ desire to create and sell e-courses to their readers. However, as the niche has evolved, its uses (and advantages) have been noticed by more than just bloggers. Organizations as varied as fast food chains, call…
  • HTML5 Galleries in WordPress 3.9

    Konstantin Obenland
    4 Mar 2014 | 11:15 am
    With the new release of WordPress will come the ability to declare support for HTML5 markup in galleries. Once a theme declared support, the definition list elements will be replaced by <figure> and <figcaption> for better semantics. If you decide to not only adopt this new feature but also maintain backwards compatibility, then there are two ways to achieve that: Style not only the new HTML5 elements, but also add CSS selectors for the traditional definition list elements. This is the route we chose for _s to keep it as simple as possible. Filter the shortcode attributes and…
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    WordPress News

  • WordPress 3.9 “Smith”

    Matt Mullenweg
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love. A smoother media editing experience Improved visual editing The updated visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into the visual editor from your word processor without wasting time to clean up messy styling. (Yeah, we’re talking about you, Microsoft Word.) Edit images easily With quicker access to crop and rotation…
  • WordPress 3.9 Release Candidate 2

    Andrew Nacin
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:47 am
    The second release candidate for WordPress 3.9 is now available for testing. If you haven’t tested 3.9 yet, you’re running out of time! We made about five dozen changes since the first release candidate, and those changes are all helpfully summarized in our weekly post on the development blog. Probably the biggest fixes are to live widget previews and the new theme browser, along with some extra TinyMCE compatibility and some RTL fixes. Plugin authors: Could you test your plugins against 3.9, and if they’re compatible, make sure they are marked as tested up to 3.9? It…
  • WordPress 3.8.3 Maintenance Release

    Andrew Nacin
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:29 pm
    WordPress 3.8.3 is now available to fix a small but unfortunate bug in the WordPress 3.8.2 security release. The “Quick Draft” tool on the dashboard screen was broken in the 3.8.2 update. If you tried to use it, your draft would disappear and it wouldn’t save. While we doubt anyone was writing a novella using this tool, any loss of content is unacceptable to us. We recognize how much trust you place in us to safeguard your content, and we take this responsibility very seriously. We’re sorry we let you down. We’ve all lost words we’ve written before, like an…
  • WordPress 3.9 Release Candidate

    Andrew Nacin
    8 Apr 2014 | 2:05 pm
    As teased earlier, the first release candidate for WordPress 3.9 is now available for testing! We hope to ship WordPress 3.9 next week, but we need your help to get there. If you haven’t tested 3.9 yet, there’s no time like the present. (Please, not on a production site, unless you’re adventurous.) To test WordPress 3.9 RC1, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”). Or you can download the release candidate here (zip). If you’d like to learn more about what’s new in WordPress 3.9, visit the work-in-progress About screen in your…
  • WordPress 3.8.2 Security Release

    Andrew Nacin
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:04 pm
    WordPress 3.8.2 is now available. This is an important security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. This releases fixes a weakness that could let an attacker force their way into your site by forging authentication cookies. This was discovered and fixed by Jon Cave of the WordPress security team. It also contains a fix to prevent a user with the Contributor role from improperly publishing posts. Reported by edik. This release also fixes nine bugs and contains three other security hardening changes: Pass along additional…
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    Matt Mullenweg

  • Hiring By Audition Expanded

    Matt Mullenweg
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:49 am
    The guest blog on Automattic’s hiring process for the Harvard Business Review ended up being pretty popular and thanks to Michelle Weber and Dan McGinn it’s been expanded into a longer version that’s now on shelves in the actual magazine! Very excited about this. If you are in an airport and see it on the stands (as above) definitely pick it up, it’s a great issue.
  • Automattic Longreads

    Matt Mullenweg
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Brad Stone at BusinessWeek reports Automattic has acquired the great service Longreads, which you can also read about on our blog. See also: Techmeme.
  • Why the Web Still Matters for Writing

    Matt Mullenweg
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    I wanted to share unique perspective for why the web matters in an app world with a guest post from Stratechery writer Ben Thompson: This week Twitter was abuzz with the most recent report from Flurry that showed people spending most of their time on mobile using apps, not the browser: Many were quick to once again declare “The Web is Dead,” but I’m not sure that conclusion makes sense, at least for writing. First off, Flurry’s numbers don’t account for webviews within mobile apps. On my site, Stratechery, 37% of my iOS traffic comes from webviews (Android doesn’t break out the…
  • Bitcoin: The Fifth Protocol

    Matt Mullenweg
    6 Apr 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Naval Ravikant writes on Bitcoin (and more) as The Fifth Protocol. Fantastic read, and reminds me to read Snow Crash.
  • Automattic Around the World

    Matt Mullenweg
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:44 am
    In April and May, there are Automattic team meetups and events happening in Budapest, Napa Valley, Pender Island, New Orleans, Barbados, Cardiff, Konstanz, Playa Del Carmen, Portland, Toronto, Saratoga Springs, Palermo, Edinburgh, and Lisbon. Did I mention that we’re hiring?
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    WordPress.com News

  • Three Quick Tips for Better Blogging

    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Learn how to edit your tagline, customize comment prompts, and schedule posts -- three great tips to have in your blogging back pocket.
  • New Theme: Fictive

    Caroline Moore
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Fictive is about your style, your look, and your story. With plenty of ways to customize, it's a great option for a travel blog or personal website.
  • The WordPress.com Transparency Report

    Jenny Zhu
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    WordPress.com is proud to release our first-ever transparency report. Get schooled on the number of information requests, takedown demands, and national security requests we've received.
  • Five Minutes with David Cole

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Meet and get to know former Justice League of America superhero and Happiness Engineer extraordinaire, David Cole.
  • Heartbleed Security Update

    15 Apr 2014 | 1:02 pm
    WordPress.com has taken steps to deal with the Heartbleed vulnerability. Here's what you need to know.
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    WordPress Planet

  • WPTavern: WPWeekly Episode 146 – WordPress 3.9 With Andrew Nacin

    Jeff Chandler
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:29 am
    In this weeks edition of WordPress Weekly, we discussed several topics with WordPress lead developer Andrew Nacin. Ever since the release of WordPress 3.7, many have questioned why auto updates are turned on by default for minor and security updates. Nacin described the philosophy behind the auto update system and why the team will be sticking with its current implementation. We also learned the details behind the release of a major security update to Jetpack. Last but not least, Nacin describes what it was like to lead the release of 3.9 and what he’ll be focusing on now that he…
  • Andrew: Customizing TinyMCE 4.0

    Andrew Ozz
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:04 am
    Many of the TinyMCE settings have changed in version 4.0. There is a new default theme: Modern, and all the UI settings for the former Advanced theme (theme_advanced...) are deprecated. One often used setting was theme_advanced_blockformats It was renamed to block_formats and keeps the same formatting. To specify a different set of elements for the ‘blockformats’ drop-down (second toolbar row in the WordPress Visual editor), you can set a string of name=value pairs separated by a semicolon in the initialization object: block_formats: "Paragraph=p;Heading 1=h1;Heading 2=h2;Heading…
  • WPTavern: Quotable: Highlight and Share WordPress Posts on Twitter

    Sarah Gooding
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Readers may not always identify with the title that you’ve chosen for your posts but they may find a gem within your article that is more “quotable” and worth sharing. Quotable is a new WordPress plugin that capitalizes on this, allowing readers to highlight any text within your content to quote the article on Twitter. The plugin, developed by Josiah Sprague, was partially inspired by the toolbar on Medium.com that enables visitors to tweet or comment on the text they select. Sprague said that he created it out of his love for both WordPress and Twitter: I love how both…
  • Akismet: New in 3.0: Activation with Jetpack

    Anthony Bubel
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:40 pm
    We launched Akismet 3.0 just a few days ago and hope that you’ve already upgraded to enjoy its many new features. One of the nifty items we added to the mix is a seamless activation process using the popular Jetpack plugin. Let’s take a closer look. If you have Jetpack and Akismet installed and activated on your site – and the Jetpack plugin connected to a WordPress.com account – you will find this new feature in your dashboard via Jetpack → Akismet. There, you will see which WordPress.com account is connected via Jetpack and an option to activate the Akismet…
  • WPTavern: WordPress 3.9 Has Built-in Support for Pasting from Microsoft Word

    Sarah Gooding
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    photo credit: This Year’s Love – cc A common support question that’s been popping up on the web after WordPress users update to 3.9: What happened to the “Paste from Word” button in the visual editor? If you find that the button is missing, don’t worry – it’s not a bug. Prior to this update, the button was located in the kitchen sink of the visual editor: WordPress 3.9, however, removes the “paste from word” button entirely. It includes TinyMCE 4.0 and has better built-in support for pasting in blocks of text for Microsoft Word. The…
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  • Underscores on WP Tavern

    Kathryn P.
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Delve into the Underscores starter theme in Jeff Chandler’s WP Tavern interview with Automattic code wrangler Konstantin Obenland. Find out how it’s meant to be used in theme development and how to contribute to the project, and explore a sampling of the outstanding sites built using Underscores.
  • HTML5 Galleries in WordPress 3.9

    Konstantin Obenland
    4 Mar 2014 | 11:15 am
    With the new release of WordPress will come the ability to declare support for HTML5 markup in galleries. Once a theme declared support, the definition list elements will be replaced by <figure> and <figcaption> for better semantics. If you decide to not only adopt this new feature but also maintain backwards compatibility, then there are two ways to achieve that: Style not only the new HTML5 elements, but also add CSS selectors for the traditional definition list elements. This is the route we chose for _s to keep it as simple as possible. Filter the shortcode attributes and…
  • Behind the Design of the Forefront theme

    Takashi Irie
    25 Feb 2014 | 2:00 am
    If you’ve read my previous articles you’ll recognize the title of this post. For those of you who are new, these are my thoughts behind the themes I’ve designed. This time, I’d like to talk about Forefront — a responsive Business theme. Demo Activate it for your WordPress.com site Download from Creative Market for your self-hosted WordPress site MAIN FEATURES Custom page templates Jetpack testimonials ready Jetpack Social Links ready Flexible widget areas Support for flexible Custom Header, and a Custom Background Responsive design Accessible tab-able navigation Custom…
  • Tell Us What You Think

    Kathryn P.
    19 Feb 2014 | 10:28 am
    We’d love to know what sort of content you’d like to read on ThemeShaper in 2014. Take our quick poll and let us know! Take Our Poll Thank you to everyone who took the poll, we appreciate your feedback.
  • Proper use of template_redirect and template_include

    Kirk Wight
    19 Feb 2014 | 10:05 am
    WordPress Lead Developer Mark Jaquith explains why template_include, and not template_redirect, should be used to load alternative template files.
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    Tammy Hart Designs

  • Alabama Bloggers April meetup

    15 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    A monthly meeting of local bloggers.
  • CSS Only Item Highlighting

    12 Apr 2014 | 4:40 pm
    This is a quick example of how to highlight items on hover using only CSS. Bonus: click and hold toggle buttons to highlight specified images.
  • Animating SVG Icons with CSS

    12 Apr 2014 | 8:59 am
    I’ve been a fan of icon fonts for a couple of years now. All of the icons you see on my site come from a custom icon font that I made using IcoMoon. I also frequently use Font Awesome, especially for quick prototyping in the browser. You just pop in a link to their CDN […]
  • Back West

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:47 pm
    J. Mike Smith is an executive, career, leadership, and startup coach. He maintains his online presence with a neat and tidy blog. He came to me wanting his site to be a little fresher and mobile friendly. So we worked together to launch a redesign that is as clean cut as he is and easily […]
  • Plugin: Basic Instagram Widget

    5 Apr 2014 | 1:57 pm
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    Mitch Canter is [studionashvegas]

  • Advanced CSS Selectors

    Mitch Canter
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:37 pm
    Posted in DevelopmentIt’s my firm belief that between CSS and jQuery, there’s nothing on a page that I can’t manipulate.  CSS is amazing in that (as long as the proper hooks are in place) you can use it to manipulate elements with granular precision.  What most people don’t realize, however, is that you can use so much more than IDs or classes to select the various page elements.  Learning how to do this effectively means that you open your designs up to a lot more flexibility (and some really cool effects too)! Here are some of the more advanced ways to select…
  • A Guide to Choosing Web Hosting

    Mitch Canter
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Posted in TutorialOf the two “pieces” of your website (your domain and your hosting), finding appropriate hosting is the most important.  Beyond that, it can also be the most challenging, as there are literally hundreds of choices, with varying price points and features between them.  New website owners may find themselves overwhelmed by the choice, which may lead them to choose incorrectly, therefore waisting money.  There are a few different types of hosting, and it’s worth knowing what they are and how they work in order to make the best choice for you and your site.
  • PHP ‘include’, ‘get_template_part’, and ‘require’: Best Practices

    Mitch Canter
    20 Mar 2014 | 11:17 am
    Posted in DevelopmentIncluding files in a PHP environment can be tricky for new developers.  There are no less than four ways to include a file: include, include_once, require, and require_once.  Moreso, there’s very subtle differences in the reasons behind using each one.  Throw in WordPress (which has its own specific flavor of include tag – get_template_part) and it can be downright confusing.  Using the wrong one, especially in plugin development, can mean the difference between a working plugin and a fatal error. Let’s break down the various tags and shed some light…
  • WP-Migrate-DB: Migrating a WordPress Installation in 5 Easy Steps

    Mitch Canter
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:45 am
    Posted in PluginsIf you’re a WordPress developer, migrating a finished development project can be one of the trickiest parts.  There’s moving parts in many places that have to be taken into consideration, and migration is (unfortunately) where WordPress actually could use some improvement.  However, it’s a necessary evil – one that I’ve done almost daily for a few years now.  I’ve developed a nice system to move everything over in one fell swoop, and the majority of the work is done by the WP-Migrate-DB plugin. FYI: There is a Pro version of the plugin,…
  • WP-Inject: A Bloggers Dream Come True

    Mitch Canter
    18 Mar 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Posted in PluginsBefore you all head for the hills at the mention of the word “inject”, never fear – WP-Inject is a good type of injection! WP-Inject (by Thomas Hoefter) is an article writer’s dream.  To me, choosing an appropriate image to go with an article is the hardest part of publishing a blog post.  You have to go in and search through photos, hoping they are all available for use in your blog (at least, you should be… you are using photos you are ALLOWED to use, aren’t you?) WP-Inject makes this easy by providing an interface in the posting area.
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  • How to remove login shake effect when error occurs

    Jean-Baptiste Jung
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    Simply paste the following code into your functions.php file: function wps_login_error() { remove_action('login_head', 'wp_shake_js', 12); } add_action('login_head', 'wps_login_error'); Credit: WordPress Support Forum
  • MightyDeals giveaway: 3 WordPress themes bundle to win

    Jean-Baptiste Jung
    27 Mar 2014 | 3:15 am
    A word about Mighty Deals Mighty Deals offers unbelievable deals and discounts for creative professionals.The deals include products and services that are heavily discounted, exclusively for Mighty Deals customers, usually from 50% to 90% off. Each deal stays on the site for a very limited time and is available exclusively for purchase directly through the site. The prize: DesignerThemes themes bundle On this giveaway, you can win an amazing bundle of 5 gorgeous, high-quality WordPress themes. Their beauty is more than skin deep, though, as these themes are built on a responsive design,…
  • WordPress tip: Bulk delete comments with a specific url

    Jean-Baptiste Jung
    14 Mar 2014 | 8:54 am
    Just run the following query on your WordPress database to delete comments with nastyspamurl as url. Don’t forget to replace the table prefix wp_ if your database is using another prefix. And of course, create a backup of your database before running the query! DELETE from wp_comments WHERE comment_author_url LIKE "%nastyspamurl%" ;
  • How to set the default image size in WordPress galleries

    Jean-Baptiste Jung
    11 Mar 2014 | 9:07 am
    Simply paste the following snippet into your functions.php file: remove_shortcode('gallery'); add_shortcode('gallery', 'custom_size_gallery'); function custom_size_gallery($attr) { $attr['size'] = 'medium'; return gallery_shortcode($attr); } The desired size can be changed on line 5. Thanks to emoticode for the cool tip!
  • How to change the title attribute of WordPress login logo

    Jean-Baptiste Jung
    21 Feb 2014 | 4:51 am
    Simply paste the following code snippet into your functions.php file. Title text can be customized on line 2. function custom_login_title() { return 'Your desired text'; } add_filter('login_headertitle', 'custom_login_title'); Thanks to Dave Clements for this code!
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  • 10 Tips for Making Your WordPress Ecommerce Site a Success

    Kristen Wright
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Once you get your WordPress site set up to start selling products with iThemes Exchange, it’s time to get down to the work of making satisfied customers (the heart of a successful ecommerce site). These 10 simple tips for making your WordPress ecommerce site a success were pulled from our recent ebook, WordPress & Ecommerce, a Simple Guide for Selling Products Online. Use them as a checklist for reviewing your current site and then make a list of what you can easily implement. Small improvements like these can make a huge difference in your overall customer experience, and…
  • Builder Mobile Navigation plugin released

    Ronald van Weerd
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:06 am
    Our latest Builder themes are not only fully responsive, but also include a navigation module that will adapt based on the screen width. Our latest theme Easton, even has a great off-canvas navigation. Older themes do not include mobile navigation, so for that, and based on several requests for such a feature, the (free) Builder Mobile Navigation plugin was created. Builder customers can find the plugin in their membership download area as of today. The plugin can be used on all Builder themes, responsive and non-responsive. Install and activate You will find the plugin in your iThemes…
  • Using Coupons & Styling Customer Receipt Templates in iThemes Exchange

    Derek Viars
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Want to know how you can get some easy return business from customers on your site? This week’s Exchange Talk will cover how you can create and style coupons, send them to your customers and get them coming back for more. How Coupons Work in iThemes Exchange For this tutorial, all we’ll need is the Coupons add-on for Exchange. We’ll use this Exchange add-on to create a coupon that you can attach to the emails your clients receive to give them an incentive to come back and make another purchase. Next we’ll cover the basics of setting up a coupon using the add-on. Creating a…
  • How to Sell WordPress Security Monitoring in Your Freelance Biz

    Kevin D. Hendricks
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    With major security breaches and hacker strikes, there’s a lot to worry about on the web today. Your freelance clients are concerned, rightly so, and that’s an opportunity for you to step in and help. Selling WordPress security monitoring can make you the hero. By branching out and adding this to your freelance services, you’re creating a new and steady income stream for yourself while also easing the fears of your clients. Selling WordPress security monitoring is a win, win. Selling Ongoing Services Last month we talked about selling WordPress maintenance and we covered many of the…
  • Freelance WordPress Developer Bill Erickson: Getting Started

    Kevin D. Hendricks
    14 Apr 2014 | 11:25 am
    Bill Erickson is a freelance WordPress developer who gives back. He’s created 20 free plugins, shared code snippets, written tutorials and even made contributions to the WordPress core code. Bill is also a successful freelancer, based in Texas, and eager to share his insights with other freelancers. We spent almost an hour talking to Bill about WordPress, freelance development and tips for entrepreneurs. We’ll share his freelance insights in this 5-part interview series: Part 1: Getting Started Part 2: Best Practices Part 3: Contracts Part 4: Giving Back Part 5: Highlights Let’s go……
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    Elegant Themes Blog

  • Exploring The Best WordPress Form Plugins

    Kevin Muldoon
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    The contact page is one of the most important pages on a website. It is how advertisers get in touch with you and how customers ask questions about your product or service. Displaying contact email addresses to visitors is rare today due to the spambots that crawl the web for email addresses. Most website owners display contact forms instead. Contact forms allow you to dictate what information is sent to you. For example, in your contact form you could ask for a person’s URL, the department they want to contact, and the reason they are contacting you or your company. This ensures that…
  • WordPress 3.9 Improves The Media Editing Experience

    Nick Roach
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    If you haven’t noticed that update notification yet, you will be happy to hear that WordPress 3.9 was released yesterday. You will also be happy to know that we have already tested and updated all of our themes based on the 3.9 release candidates. If you are using the latest version of your Elegant Theme, then you have the green light to click that update button! WordPress 3.9 Makes The Media Editing Experience Better 3.9 introduces several updates that focus on the media editing experience. This includes improvements to image editing, gallery management, audio playlist management and…
  • The Best WordPress Plugins That Everyone Should Be Using

    Kevin Muldoon
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:01 am
    With over thirty thousand WordPress plugins listed in the official WordPress plugin directory alone, it is no surprise that WordPress users are a little unsure about what plugins they should be using. There are just so many to choose from; which explains why there are so many plugin top lists online. Most plugin lists focus on which plugins are the best, though the plugins which are listed as the best usually have the most features. Today, I would like to share with you a collection of plugins that are not necessarily The Best. This is more of a collection of what could be considered…
  • How To Use WordPress As A Learning Management System

    Nathan B. Weller
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    WordPress has many uses that most of us are exceedingly familiar with. It can be a blog, business website, art portfolio, e-commerce store and so much more. Over the last few years another use case has become more and more popular: WordPress as a Learning Management System (LMS). While I do not know for sure, I imagine that using WordPress as an LMS grew from many bloggers’ desire to create and sell e-courses to their readers. However, as the niche has evolved, its uses (and advantages) have been noticed by more than just bloggers. Organizations as varied as fast food chains, call…
  • A Complete Guide To Installing WordPress

    Kevin Muldoon
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    In comparison to many other website platforms available online, WordPress has one of the simplest installation procedures. All you have to do is extract the contents of the zip file, configure your database settings, upload the files, and then run the WordPress installer. That process sounds simple to anyone who has developed websites in the past, however it can be daunting and confusing to those who have not. And since WordPress is the most popular content management system online, it is inevitably the platform that millions of people will use for their first website. In this article, I…
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  • How to Change Author URL Slug and Base in WordPress

    Editorial Staff
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    WordPress comes with built-in support for SEO friendly URL structure, also known as pretty permalinks. This feature allows you to choose URLs for your posts, pages, and categories by editing their slugs. However, WordPress does not allow you to choose a slug for author pages. In this article, we will show you how to change Author URL slug and base in WordPress. What is a URL Slug and URL Base? In WordPress terminology, a slug is a URL friendly title of a publicly viewable page in WordPress. It looks like this http://example.com/2014/04/adventures-of-sherlock-holmes…
  • What’s New in WordPress 3.9

    Editorial Staff
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am
    WordPress 3.9 arrived yesterday with lots of improvements and new features. At WPBeginner, we followed the development closely, and published an article about what’s coming in WordPress 3.9 with screenshots. We are glad to report that all the features we were excited about made their way into the final release. In this article, we will show you what’s new in WordPress 3.9, and what cool new things you should try out after updating your sites. Please note that WordPress 3.9 is a major release, so it will not get automatically updated. You will have to initiate the update. TinyMCE…
  • How to Setup CloudFlare Free CDN in WordPress

    Editorial Staff
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Page speed is a crucial element in determining your website’s search engine rankings. Not to mention, slow websites lead to a bad user experience. We are often asked by our users how does WPBeginner load so fast. The answer is simple, we use W3 Total Cache and MaxCDN. However, some of our users told us they can not afford MaxCDN. In this article, we will show you how to set up CloudFlare’s FREE CDN in WordPress. What is CloudFlare? CloudFlare is basically a Web Application Firewall, a distributed proxy server, and a content delivery network (CDN). It optimizes your website by…
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    SoloStream, LLC

  • The Benefits of Choosing WordPress for Web Development

    Rob Chernish
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Originally developed as blogging software, a growing number of web developers are turning to WordPress for the creation of websites and special web development projects. In fact, almost one out of five websites are built with WordPress. No longer just a blogging platform, WordPress is great for ... Read More »
  • What to Look for in a Premium WordPress Theme

    Rob Chernish
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:41 pm
    WordPress continues to appeal to a large number of users due to the use of themes. WordPress themes allow users to easily change the look of their sites, without requiring a lot of coding. These themes can be divided into two main categories – free themes and ... Read More »
  • The Top Five Ecommerce Plugins for WordPress Sites

    Rob Chernish
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:18 am
    When you are planning on creating an ecommerce site, WordPress may not be the first platform that comes to mind; though, there have been many quality ecommerce plugins that have been available in the past couple of years. In fact, you can have great success with an ... Read More »
  • Common Misconceptions about WordPress

    Rob Chernish
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
    A growing number of businesses are beginning to see the potential in WordPress. For years, WordPress was primarily used as a blogging platform; though, businesses, both small and large, are jumping on the WordPress bandwagon. Despite this increase in usage, there are still those that ignore WordPress, ... Read More »
  • How to Keep Your WordPress Site Secure

    Rob Chernish
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:06 am
    The internet is an amazing place, full of websites and connecting people from all over the world. With so many people spending a great deal of their time online, there is always the risk of hackers and malicious users attempting to gain access to a WordPress website. ... Read More »
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    WP Jedi

  • Make WPtouch Even Faster with Infinity Cache

    Wordpress Jedi
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:20 am
    WPtouch happens to be one of the best mobile plugins for WordPress. It can make your website mobile friendly in a flash. The free version offers lot of features. But there are many compelling reasons...
  • Promote Your Content with These Flyout Box Plugins for WordPress

    Wordpress Jedi
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:01 am
    As a webmaster, you should do your very best to offer your readers great content at all times. That alone is not going to guarantee that people will find your best content. You should promote your...
  • YellowPages Directory Theme for WordPress

    Wordpress Jedi
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    Online directories used to be a whole lot more popular a few years ago. Many of them have come and gone. Some of them were badly hit with Google penalties and had to change their ways. You can still...
  • Handling Payments in WooCommerce: 15+ Plugins

    Wordpress Jedi
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    You don’t need me to tell you how powerful WooCommerce is. It has everything you would need to start an online shop and sell products. The plugin is already very powerful, but you can further...
  • Add Keyboard Shortcuts to WordPress: 3 Plugins

    Wordpress Jedi
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:03 am
    Navigating your way through WordPress features and your posts is not hard. You need a decent mouse for that. Some folks might prefer using keyboard shortcuts to use WordPress. These 3 plugins enable...
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    WPMU DEV's Blog - Everything WordPress

  • Let Users Sign In and Recover Passwords On The Front-End Of Your WordPress Site

    Chris Knowles
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Earlier this month, Rae published a great post on how to fully customize and brand your site’s login page. If you only have 15 minutes though, there is an alternative and that’s to add front-end login, registration and password recovery directly into your site’s pages and sidebars. Use widgets and shortcodes to brand your sign-in, register and forgotten password functions. The problem with the builtin sign-in, register and password recovery forms are that they carry the WordPress branding and don’t look anything like your site. Whilst you can do some amazing things…
  • Easter Eggs in WordPress: What’s There to Get Eggs-Cited About?

    Raelene Wilson
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    What happened to Easter eggs in WordPress? Have they disappeared forever? Since The Matrix Has You Easter egg surprised (and freaked out…) users in WordPress 2.6, there hasn’t been a single hidden feature in more than four years. That’s 13 versions of WordPress. Easter eggs are fun to discover and provide a cheeky outlet for developers who have put a lot of time and work into a program and want to leave something of themselves behind. Easter eggs are silly and don’t often make sense, but mostly it’s fun finding one yourself and sharing it before your friends have stumbled…
  • WordPress 3.9 “Smith” is Out

    Raelene Wilson
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The latest version of WordPress has been released. Named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, WordPress 3.9 aims to “close the gap” between what you see when creating posts in the backend of WordPress and what you see published on your site. This release includes a raft of improvements that build on features in previous versions of WordPress, including quick image editing, the ability to drag and drop images directly into the visual editor, gallery previews, audio and video playlists, live widget and header previews and a new theme browsing experience. WordPress 3.9 is…
  • 10 WordPress Plugins for More Powerful and Flexible Scheduled Posts

    Joe Foley
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Some of us are more organized than others. Some have our future posts already written and scheduled out a month in advance. While I can’t claim to be one of those, here at WPMU DEV, we do use the scheduled post option in WordPress quite a lot. In fact, it’s rare that any post here will be written and then published straight away. I’d say that about 98-99% of the posts you see here have been scheduled to publish. And so we surely appreciate that function. But that function, like most, can be improved upon. And so below we’ve found 10 plugins to help do just that – all doing different…
  • How To Test WordPress Plugins With PayPal Sandbox

    Chris Knowles
    16 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Virtually all WordPress plugins that collect payments, from e-commerce stores to fundraising, offer integration with a PayPal product. Testing this integration prior to launch means setting up the PayPal Sandbox and this, like PayPal itself, can be a little confusing. In this article, we’ll look at how to create a PayPal sandbox environment and where to find the data that the majority of PayPal supporting WordPress plugins ask for. Finding the right settings for testing plugins with the PayPal Sandbox can be confusing The PayPal ecosystem consists of 3 environments: Live PayPal –…
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  • WordPress Help Desk Plugins: All The Free & Premium Standalone Options

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:52 am
    I’m currently rebuilding my theme shop ( ThemeFurnace ) and have been looking at WordPress based help desk solutions which I can use for customer support. There are loads of plugins which integrate with a third party site or service but I wanted to find plugins that are standalone so let WordPress handle everything. Inspired by yesterday’s post I thought I would list all the plugin options I could find. wpsc Support Tickets wpsc Support Tickets is an open source WordPress support ticket system. This isn’t some port of another ticket system that’s been hacked to run…
  • The Developer’s Guide to Providing Support for WordPress Software

    Guest Blogger
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:16 am
    For most WordPress developers, creating your next plugin or theme and exercising your creative coding ability is a delightful pleasure, something you can do on hours on end (or at least, it should be if it isn’t, you might be in the wrong business). However, there’s also another notsofun part of developing and selling WordPress themes and plugins: providing support to the customers. For most developers, customer support is the very opposite of delightful pleasure. It’s monotonous boredom virtual manual labor, even. In short, it’s a troublesome task that most of us like…
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    The Mighty Mo! Design Co. LLC » Blog

  • Embed Youtube Into Your WordPress Theme

    Toby Cryns
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    The way WordPress handles Youtube embeds is awesome - just copy-and-paste the link into the editor. Unfortunately, when echoing custom fields in a theme, it isn't that easy. Thanks to Convoy for this fix: _e( wp_oembed_get( get_field( 'youtube_link' ) ) ) NOTE: My example, uses Advanced Custom Fields' "get_field" function. You could replace get_field( 'youtube_link' ) with get_post_meta(). The post Embed Youtube Into Your WordPress Theme appeared first on The Mighty Mo! Design Co. LLC.
  • The Raging Debate Over…Smileys?

    Toby Cryns
    27 Mar 2014 | 4:16 am
    Apparently the prospect of the WordPress core software updating its smilies is causing a big stir in the WP community.  …just thought y’all might like to know…  ;) The post The Raging Debate Over…Smileys? appeared first on The Mighty Mo! Design Co. LLC.
  • Google Tag Manager How To

    John Pederson
    15 Jan 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Want to track EVERYTHING that users are doing on your site? Use Google Tag Manager. It’s awesome. The bad news is that setting this up is actually really really confusing. The good news is that Josh Becerra over at Monkey Island Inc. knows how to do this stuff and was kind enough to share his knowledge with us today. And more good news: We created a screencast to show YOU how to set it up: The post Google Tag Manager How To appeared first on The Mighty Mo! Design Co. LLC.
  • Custom Icons in Your WordPress Custom Post Type Using Dashicons

    Toby Cryns
    3 Jan 2014 | 6:10 pm
    There’s a new feature that slipped into the admin side of WordPress with the recently-released 3.8 – Dashicons!  Very similar to Font Awesome, Dashicons give plugin developers a nice set of pre-made icons to use.  The cool thing is that Dashicons come pre-loaded, and using them in your WordPress custom post types is as simple as adding a parameter to your register_post_type() function, like so: // Register a new custom post type named "Portfolio" register_post_type('portfolio' array( 'public' => true 'menu_icon'=> 'dashicons-portfolio' 'label' =>…
  • Search Posts by Date Range in WordPress

    Toby Cryns
    27 Dec 2013 | 9:17 am
    I recently needed to search posts by date range on a WordPress site. As any experienced WordPress pro will tell you, search is one of WordPress’ shortcomings, and there are not many plugin options out there for fancy searches. The only plugin I found that looked like it could do the job is FacetWP.  While not perfect, I would recommend it for anyone who wants to filter results on a search page by category, by taxonomy, by tag, by author, etc. PROS: It sorts results on the fly using AJAX – very slick. Interface is all WP back end, so no need to edit code, unless you want to edit…
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  • Integrating Pardot & WordPress

    Kevin Leary
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:36 am
    Pardot is a wonderful marketing automation tool that can automate some of the tedious tasks of integrating a website with SalesForce. Integrating a website with Pardot is a multi-stage process that varies from organization to organization. From a high level…
  • Remove The “Posts” Menu From WordPress

    Kevin Leary
    5 Feb 2014 | 1:22 pm
    I found myself in a scenario today where I needed to remove the “Posts” menu item from the WordPress admin. I worked with this function to do it, so I thought I would share it here. If anyone else out…
  • Working With Dublin Core Metadata

    Kevin Leary
    25 Jan 2014 | 11:04 am
    The Dublin Core is a relatively up and coming metadata standard that assists with describing a digital document or resource. By providing a set of standard elements that to accurately describe the contents of a webpage, the Dublin Core is…
  • Using Dashicons for Custom Post Types

    Kevin Leary
    18 Dec 2013 | 7:17 am
    WordPress 3.8 has switched to font based icons, dubbed dashicons. If you’re wondering how to use these icons for post type menu icons, it’s really simple. When you register a post type, set the menu_icon argument to the CSS class…
  • Find All Functions Attached to WordPress Filter & Action Hooks

    Kevin Leary
    19 Nov 2013 | 6:36 am
    Quite often I encounter situations where it’s useful to know what functions are affecting a particular WordPress hook. It really helps me understand the ways that WordPress core, themes and plugins affect my site, specifically through the use of add_action()…
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    Digging into WP

  • Backup and Restore Theme Options

    Jeff Starr
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:54 pm
    After taking the time to set a whole bunch of theme options, it’s nice to be able to make a quick backup of your theme settings. Many themes have this functionality built-in, but for themes that don’t, here is a plug-n-play snippet to create a “Backup/Restore Theme Options” page. You can see the snippet in action in the shapeSpace theme. Overview This is a basic technique that uses a PHP class to create a “Backup/Restore Options” page in the WP Admin. After adding the code, the Appearance menu will contain a “Backup Options” link leading to the…
  • H5 Theme Update

    Jeff Starr
    21 Mar 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Theme update! The H5 Starter Theme is all updated and afresh for your theme-building adventures. The previous version of H5 still works great, but there was a lot of room for improvement, especially with all of the new features and functionality made available in recent versions of WordPress. So now the H5 starter theme is better than ever and as always 100% free download for everyone. In a nutshell, H5 is a minimal WP theme built with HTML5. It’s got all the essentials and nothing more. A straight-up starter template for kicking off your next WordPress theme. You can learn more about…
  • Disable Default Dashboard Widgets

    Jeff Starr
    10 Feb 2014 | 3:08 pm
    Continuing with tips for customizing the WordPress Dashboard, here is a look at one way to remove unwanted widgets and clean up the default WP Dashboard. Using WordPress to build sites like Plugin Planet, it’s usually necessary to customize the Dashboard by removing some default widgets and adding some of my own. No big deal, but the code required to disable the default widgets seems to evolve along with WordPress. So if you have any sites where you’ve disabled default dashboard widgets, it may be worthwhile to check that the code is still working. Either way, here is a function…
  • Book Giveaway Winners!

    Jeff Starr
    10 Feb 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Congrats go to Susi Schuele, Anmol Makkar, and Hardee Asrani for winning free copies of the PDF and full accounts at DigWP.com — your login info is on the way! :) Direct link to article | View post at DigWP.com
  • DigWP Update – Version 3.8

    Jeff Starr
    28 Jan 2014 | 12:05 am
    Digging Into WordPress update! The book is now current with the latest version of WordPress, 3.8 “Parker”. The Parker update is focused primarily on improving the appearance of the Admin Area, along with the usual blend of bug fixes and enhancements. As with all DigWP updates, the new version is a FREE download for everyone who owns the book. Download the latest version Already bought the book? Awesome. To download the new version, log into your account and download at your convenience. New to the book? Learn more and check out the Demo. Get the book in PDF format The new PDF…
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  • Photography WordPress Theme: Vignette

    20 Apr 2014 | 5:37 pm
    Vignette is a premium photography theme for WordPress with a responsive design. The theme from cssigniter is built for professional photographers, amateur photographers, creative, models or anyone else that ones to showcase their work in a unique and professional manner. It has a minimalist, full width layout and design that allows your images to be center stage. Some of the other key features of the theme include: use of the Jetpack plugin for galleries and carousels, seven gallery styles, two homepage options (video or images), shortcodes, HTML5 and CSS3 coding, 7 colour styles, blog…
  • City Directory WordPress Theme: City Guide

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:05 pm
    City Guide is a child theme for the Directory Theme from Templatic that allows you to create a city directory website with WordPress. There’s nothing particularly interesting or special about this Directory child theme as Templatic explain: “this one isn’t focused on a particular niche or market segment. Instead, the primary role of City Guide is just to provide another new look for Directory”. The theme has a custom homepage design with a map or featured slider, list, grid or map views for category pages, a custom details page, and all the other features of the Directory theme…
  • CM Tooltip: Glossary of Terms and Dictionary WordPress Plugin

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:11 am
    CM Tooltip Glossary is a plugin for WordPress that enables you to create a glossary, encyclopedia or dictionary of terms in a WordPress website. Once enabled it highlights the defined term, word or phrase in your posts / pages so when users hover over the defined term a tooltip will display the definition. If your website topic or blog posts use a lot of industry specific terms, acronyms, abbreviations, or jargon the CM Tooltip plugin makes it very easy to create a glossary of terms section as well as functionality for a tooltip definition of terms in your posts / pages to help visitors when…
  • Event WordPress Theme for Music, Events and Entertainment Websites

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:42 am
    Event is a premium events WordPress theme from Themify built for music, events, entertainment, bands, nightclubs, restaurants, bars and more. The Event theme has a bold, fluid and mobile responsive design with some nice parallax scrolling and animation effects so your website will really stand out. The theme allows you to showcase upcoming and past events, present photos in beautiful galleries and display videos from any video website. Some of the other key features include: Themify Builder (for unlimited layout possibilities via drag and drop modules), an Event Post Type (with date and time…
  • Idyllic Themes: Pretty WordPress Themes for Women

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    Idyllic Themes is a premium WordPress theme shop that creates pretty WordPress themes for women. Idyllic Themes was founded in 2012 by Shelly Fagin, “a web developer and SEO with a passion for pretty design, WordPress and good code”. As she explains Idyllic Themes produce “WordPress Themes for woman bloggers and business owners. Not only are our themes pretty on the outside, they are coded beautifully as well. Our themes are responsive (mobile friendly) & search engine friendly too”. Idyllic Themes currently have 6 simple but stylish premium WordPress themes available. All the…
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  • Ten Dynamic WordPress Snippets for WP-Config.php

    Kevin Muldoon
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:04 am
    The wp-config.php file is arguably the most important file in the WordPress core as it contains the connection details for your database. Anyone who has installed WordPress manually will know that the file is also used to define your database prefix, your authentication keys, and WordPress’s default language. Wp-config.php can be used to modify WordPress in many more ways. By default, WordPress is configured to do things in a specific way. The wp-config.php file allows you to change these default settings so that your website is tailored to your own needs. In this article, I would like…
  • 30 WordPress Themes With Blue Designs

    Nathan Weller
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:23 am
    Of all the colors in the visual spectrum, few are more pleasing to the eye than blue. Blue has dozens of pleasant associations; a vibrant afternoon sky, a breezy body of water, the deep sheen of a sapphire, just to name a few. Blue is very popular because it doesn’t overwhelm like some other colors do, and it can provide a more professional appearance to your content. There are countless websites that use blue as their primary color scheme, and the ones we’ve provided here are great for presenting a professional and easy-to-look-at page. Take a look! 1. TheCorporation Regular…
  • How to Create a WordPress Picture Gallery

    Kevin Muldoon
    26 Mar 2014 | 4:32 am
    Galleries are a great way of highlighting a series of images such as a recent holiday with your family, a business trip or a review of a product or service. There are hundreds of WordPress plugins available that allow you to add a gallery to your website, however a plugin is not necessary as WordPress has gallery functionality built directly into the core. In this tutorial, I would like to show you how easy it is to create a picture gallery in WordPress. How to Create a WordPress Picture Gallery The option to create a gallery is located within the “Insert Media” area. You will…
  • PixelKit Premium UI Kit One Year Subscription Giveaway

    Michael Scott
    17 Mar 2014 | 9:29 am
    We have teamed up with the good people at PixelKit to give away FIVE annual membership subscriptions to our readers! The five winners will each be given a free subscription for an Annual Membership Account at PixelKit.com PixelKit is the ideal solution for any web designer. They have literally thousands of different graphics to choose from, and they are completely specialized for UI kits. That means every graphic you get from PixelKit includes everything you could possibly need, including navigation controls, app screens and much more. Browse their catalog for icons, buttons, sliders, and any…
  • WordPress Plugins That Let You Charge For Viewing Your Content

    Kevin Muldoon
    10 Mar 2014 | 8:40 am
    Content is not free. It takes time to update your website with quality content and it takes money to have someone else do it for you. How do you profit from this investment of time and money? This is a question that many website owners have been asking themselves over the last few years. There are many business models that are built around high quality content. Some websites place network advertisements from services such as Google Adsense, others sell advertisements directly. It is also common for companies to use content to drive traffic towards their own products and services. Another…
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    Web Training Wheels

  • How To Add Social Icons To Your WordPress Navigation Menu

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:36 am
    I’m loving this new plugin I recently discovered called Menu Social Icons. In a simple and elegant fashion it allows you to easily add icons to the major social networks directly into your WordPress menus. There has always been a multitude of plugins to let you add social icons to your widget areas, but sometimes there’s just not a widget area where you need one to be. So now you have the option of adding icons wherever you have a WordPress navigation menu. Once you install the plugin, simply navigate to your Menus screen and look in the Links section. There you will see all the…
  • How To Create High Converting Email Opt-Ins: Magic Action Box Review

    26 Feb 2014 | 9:07 am
    Do any of these problems sound familiar to you? 1) You want to place a high impact email opt-in in key places such as your sidebar, or post footer 2) You want to make forms you’ve built with Gravity Forms or Contact Form 7 look more attractive 3) You are not a designer or developer and are stumped about how to do the above! The solution: Magic Action Box! Magic Action Box is a wonderful plugin that will help you with all of the above. It allows you to create strong calls to action – typically an email subscription opt-in box, or a sales box that highlights a product – and…
  • Simple Banner Ad Management For Your WordPress Site

    22 Jan 2014 | 8:10 am
    Running advertising on your WordPress site can get pretty complicated and so can the plugins available. This particular post is aimed at those whose needs are on the lower end so I’m only looking at free plugins here. If you’re really serious about advertising and need robust features, chances are you’ll need a fully featured paid plugin such as OIO Publisher or Adsanity. For my situation, the criteria is: The chosen plugin must be easy enough for my client to manage themselves It must have a widget for easily displaying ads, or at least have an easy short code that will…
  • The Most Flexible Featured Posts Widget You’ll Need

    6 Jan 2014 | 10:45 am
    Recently I had a client that needed to display a grid of images in a sidebar widget, each one of which would link to a different page. Previously they had hard coded all the images and links as HTML in a text widget but this was understandably a pain for the client to maintain and update. I previously used Special Recent Posts as my go-to plugin for this type of thing (although I’m not sure it could handle Pages) but the free version is no longer being updated so I needed a new solution. Fortunately I found the Flexible Posts Widget plugin – the best featured posts widget I think…
  • Do You Need A Child Theme?

    17 Dec 2013 | 10:22 am
    Creating a child theme is generally the best practice  for modifying or customizing an existing theme. However in a couple of cases there may be another, easier way, especially for beginners and non-coders. Why Use A Child Theme? If you need to modify your WordPress theme by editing any of the code, a child theme provides a way for you to do this safely. By “safely” I mean that it enables you to keep all your modifications separate so that you can continue to update the main, or parent theme in the future. Let’s break that down a little further. A theme is a set of files…
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  • 29 Awesome Flat Design WordPress Themes

    4 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Flat Design is growing trend in the WordPress design industry right now and people are going gaga for it. We have already seen a huge number of flat design WordPress themes by Independent theme shops and marketplaces like ThemeForest & MojoThemes. This is only going to continue as more and more designers aim to create themes with minimalistic approach. There are currently 200 themes available on ThemeForest marketplace (and more being released frequently), designed specifically with keeping flat and modern design principles in mind. In this collection, I will showcase some of the best…
  • 7 Really Annoying Things About WordPress (and How to Fix Them)

    Rachel Adnyana
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:11 am
    If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably a fan of WordPress. And yes, I love WordPress too, but nothing is perfect. Wearing my different hats of web designer, web developer, writer, researcher and blogger, there are plenty of things that annoy me on a regular basis about WordPress. Luckily, WordPress is updated frequently and it gets better with every update. There are also lots of clever developers out there who have written plugins to deal with some of its shortcomings. So let’s have a look at the most annoying things about WordPress and what you can do to resolve them: 1.
  • How to Install and Setup SumoMe: A Free Opt-in Signup Form and Twitter Tool

    Joe Fylan
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    SumoMe is a free toolkit for growing your website traffic. At the moment the toolkit consists of two apps: one for making it easier for your readers to Tweet your content, and the other for adding a popup opt-in signup form to your site. The tools can be used on any type of website, but for WordPress users there is a handy free plugin which makes enabling the apps on your site even easier. In this ‘How To’ guide we will cover installing and configuring this toolkit so you can begin using these premium features for free on your WordPress site, and start growing your website traffic and…
  • WP RSS Aggregator for WordPress Review

    Joe Fylan
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you are looking for a way to import RSS feeds from other websites into your WordPress site then the WP RRS Aggregator plugin is just what you are looking for. The core plugin allows you to add RSS feeds to your site, and then publish a list of links to those feed items. This is great for automatically creating weekly news roundups which feature posts from a list of your chosen sources. However, by making use of the optional add-ons for this plugin, you can do a lot more including importing the full post from the feeds, including post content, images and videos. This allows you to…
  • How to Add Google Web Fonts to Your WordPress Site

    24 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    Google Fonts are great free resource for web designers. Many major websites such as NY Times, Mashable, and Tech Crunch are already WebFonts. This powerful resource will not only help you improve your site’s design, but will also increase your the conversion rate. If you are serious about improving the typography of your website, then this guide for managing Google Fonts is for you. You can easily add fonts to your WordPress site, by installing a free WordPress plugin. In this post, I am going to share some of the best Google Web Fonts plugins that will minimize your worries and let you…
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    WP Garage

  • Stop stripping line breaks in the WordPress Editor

    Rebecca Markowitz
    7 Apr 2014 | 2:06 am
    In Elegant Themes, like many other themes, the line break <br /> br tags were not being preserved when used within shortcodes. For example, we have a page with tabs using shortcode [tab][/tab] and we wanted to use Shift+Enter to enter line breaks. Although  the content looked fine in the Editor, the line breaks were getting stripped and didn’t display properly in the front-end. Elegant Themes suggested we tell our client to add <br class=”clear” /> which is not exactly… elegant for our clients. You could also add a line break shortcode so that the…
  • How to insert Act-On form code into a WordPress site with shortcodes using Global Content Blocks

    Rebecca Markowitz
    30 Dec 2013 | 11:35 pm
    Recently we built a WordPress website for one of our clients that needed to integrate contact forms with Act-On, a marketing automation tool. In case anyone else is looking for this, here are step-by-step instructions on how to insert Act-On forms into a page or post using a shortcode. 1. In Act-On, find the “Get Code” option: Navigate to Forms (under the library tab) Mouse-over the name of the form you wish to use Click the “more” menu that appears when hovering your mouse Click “Get Public URLs” Mouse-over the title area where you see “Default” Choose “Get code” when…
  • WordPress Multisite and wildcard subdomains not working because of DNS settings

    Rebecca Markowitz
    29 Dec 2013 | 11:35 pm
    Subdomains, wildcards, multisite oh my! One of our clients bought their domain name from GoDaddy and hosts their site with us. At the time of the site launch, we only pointed the domain’s A records to our server. Many months later, our client decided to use WordPress Multisite. We set the wildcard domains in cPanel on the server but when we went to view one of the newly created subdomains, we kept getting the error message  ”Oops. Google Chrome could not find oursite.com”. The subdomain was being created properly in the Network area of the Dashboard in WordPress, but…
  • Jetpack Slideshow not working on WordPress site and getting it to work

    Rebecca Markowitz
    7 Nov 2013 | 4:12 am
    I love the Jetpack Slideshow! It is so pretty, and I love that it integrates so nicely with the native WordPress gallery. Here’s what the Jetpack slideshow looks like: So I was all excited to use it on our client’s site but it just wouldn’t work! Here’s are the steps I used to troubleshoot: Is the slideshow working? If you want to see whether the slideshow is working properly in your site, create a new gallery in the Dashboard and you should be able to see a Types dropdown where you can select: thumbnail grid, tiled mosaic, square tiles, circles, and slideshow.  For a…
  • How to Unarchive an Archived or Suspended Site in WordPress Multisite

    Rebecca Markowitz
    4 Nov 2013 | 12:11 am
    On one of our clients’ site which is running on WordPress MultiSite, I saw that the primary (main) site was archived in the Network Admin and I wanted to unarchive or reactivate it but there wasn’t an Unarchive link for the main site (I only saw that option on sub-sites). Worst of all, I couldn’t even see this archive problem with the site because I was logged in. Only when I went to an incognito window in Chrome, did I see this lovely message:  ”This site has been archived or suspended.” After much searching around, the solution was to go into PHPmyadmin and…
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  • That Type of Guy

    John Saddington
    20 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Non-alcoholic in the front and the fun in the back. I observed my father become an incredible leader as he worked his way up from the rank and file to become an executive in a company that does more than $70B a year in revenue. And our family moved as his career grew and went with him even when it meant moving a family of 7 internationally to Japan. I saw him in a variety of roles and although he worked hard and oftentimes late I do not remember him missing much of the weekly family events – he may have missed a few of my soccer games here and there but I can’t actually remember a…
  • Goodbye 465

    John Saddington
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    It seems like only yesterday that we first walked into our sweet Craftsman style home in Candler Park nearly 3 years ago. We’ve enjoyed every moment there and have made some incredible memories with our neighbors and our friends who live in the area. The house has also bore witness to a variety of life-changing events – ups, downs, and side-to-sides. We have laughed, cried, danced, mourned, and everything else in-between. A home is truly a sacred place. For those curious we aren’t moving too far and we’re going to be staying in the same school district. We’ll…
  • Getting Featured in the Apple App Store

    John Saddington
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:27 am
    It’s been an interesting week for me to say the least and I have not yet quite figured out how to process most of it but a large portion has been related to my iOS app Pressgram and the fact that it has been featured by Apple as one of the App Store as one of the “Best New Apps” – an incredible honor on one hand and super-humbling on another. It’s hard to express in words the emotion easily as many consider this position to be somewhat the “Holy Grail” of the iOS world and even for myself I feel the tension between wanting to buy into the hype of it…
  • A Little, Precious Leg Cast in Purple

    John Saddington
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:28 am
    A sad reality. A “spiral” break from her ankle up to that jut. I wanted to capture this because it was a definite “Family First” and it captures pretty perfectly what’s happening at a meta level for our family at large. We are definitely in a state of flux and many things have changed over the course of the first-half of this year and many times I’ve just thought to myself how broken things are and how desperately I’d love them to be fixed. And I am incredibly impatient when it comes to finding solutions to problems and I hate waiting. At least 4…
  • On Mortification and Leadership

    John Saddington
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    Every so often I will spend time doing a 2 day detox using something simple like Arden’s Garden’s concoction that includes grapefruit, oranges, and lemons. The goal is to consume nothing more than 2 gallons of liquid for 2 days (no food!). This periodic form of fasting helps cleanse the body and it does a serious number on me in all forms – emotionally, psychologically, and physically. I get incredibly moody and I become a terribly moody person; in other words, I am pretty much a nightmare to live and work with. And even though I know this it’s almost impossible for…
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    The Expand2Web Blog

  • Get Your Online Review Strategy Together In 32 Minutes

    Don Campbell
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    Friend and colleague Darren Shaw from Whitespark put together a nice presentation for the SearchLove Boston Conference. In his presentation Darren provides an approach to get your online review strategy going in 32 minutes: Get the Google+ Review Handout Generator – a Free tool that Darren Shaw and Phil Rozek put together (2 minutes) Sign up for GetFiveStars to encourage new online reviews from diverse sources around the web (15 minutes) Beef up your Yelp listing and promote awareness (15 minutes) See the embedded presentation below for details: Thanks for the great, practical tips, and…
  • Yahoo Local Business Reviews Are Being Removed (Yes, ALL of Them!)

    Don Campbell
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:31 am
    In March, Yahoo announced a deal with Yelp to partner on reviews. We’ve been trying to understand what that would mean to all of the reviews that businesses have built up on Yahoo Local over the past few years. Well it turns out all those reviews are going to be lost. Lost, as in… GONE FOR GOOD According to this article by Jennifer Slegg on Search Engine Journal, as soon as someone leaves a new review on a businesses Yahoo Local Business page, the Yelp review will appear and all the old Yahoo Local reviews will be removed – and not archived! (See also this WSJ article…
  • How To Respond To A Negative Review – A Great Example

    Don Campbell
    3 Mar 2014 | 3:04 pm
    I was doing some more research on online reviews last weekend as a follow up to my recent video: Can Negative Reviews Help Your Business? and came across this great article from Andrew Shotland – 5 Tips For Responding To Negative Customer Reviews Online. He’s got this example of a Wedding Photographer who got this awful review: Negative Online Review Example Man, when I read that, I thought to myself – “wow, how would I respond to that!?” Well, this business owner nailed it. He was honest, classy and constructive. Check out Andrew’s article to see how he…
  • 217 Subscribers and 10 Testimonials From One Event – A GetFiveStars Case Study

    Don Campbell
    24 Feb 2014 | 10:14 pm
    As a business owner, I’ll bet you put a lot of time and effort into your business, and creating a good experience for your customers. But how do you get your customers to come back, and buy from you again? Sawbucks Pub in Surrey, BC had this question on their minds as they planned their Super Bowl Party for the Seattle Seahawks vs Denver Broncos match up this year. They had some big ideas for the event, and put a lot of time and effort into making it great. So they decided to do something different this year. Instead of just watching everyone walk out the door after the party, they…
  • Can negative reviews help your business?

    Don Campbell
    17 Feb 2014 | 5:00 am
    Negative online reviews can be a scary thing for small business owners. People can leave you reviews all over the web, and there isn’t anything you can do about it. But negative reviews are not always as bad as they seem. In fact, there are many cases where you can turn a negative review into something that helps you get more customers. And in the rare cases where you can’t there are a few things you can do to make sure your side of the story is heard. People ARE leaving reviews of your business online First, it’s important to recognize that people can leave online reviews…
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    WP Mayor

  • How to Add a Read More Link to Manual Excerpts

    Jean Galea
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:07 am
    If you want to add a 'read more' link to your manual excerpts, here's how to do it. I tested this code with a child theme from Genesis but it should work for all themes.
  • 4 Easy Tips for WordPress Performance Optimization

    Jean Galea
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:21 am
    Choosing a good host is part of running a WordPress site, but many users wonder where to go from there. A properly optimized WordPress site can not only allow you to serve your customers better, but also greatly decreases your server loads. In the web hosting world, a few extra seconds to load your site could be the difference in converting a customer to a sale. In this article, we'll show you how to improve server performance and page speed by leveraging things like browser caching and CDNs.
  • Media Temple WordPress Managed Hosting Reviewed

    Jean Galea
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    In case you've missed it, Media Temple have recently launched their Premium WordPress Hosting service, which puts them in direct competition with other providers (such as WP Engine and Page.ly) operating in the managed WordPress hosting niche. Now Media Temple were the cool hosts that everyone wanted to be on just a few years ago, however there was a big shift when managed WordPress hosting providers entered the market, and they kind of lost their foothold in the WordPress market. With this new offering, they are back in the game and eagerly wanting to reclaim their slice of the pie. With…
  • Where Can I Learn About WordPress?

    Jean Galea
    11 Apr 2014 | 7:44 am
    Every now and then I receive an email asking me for advice on resources where one would start learning about WordPress. Specifically, such enquiries tend to focus on going beyond the basics. Here's what I recommend.
  • All About Gravatars

    Alyona Galea
    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Your visual Identity across the world wide web is your  Gravatar– short for Globally recognized Avatar. The very idea of this service is to have consistency across all the online platforms that you choose to associate with. You will be identified with your Gravatar whenever you surf the Internet. In other words, an image that you choose as your Gravatar will feature next to every comment or post that you make on any site that supports this service.
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    WP Daily Themes

  • Sparkling – A Free Modern WordPress Theme from colorlib

    19 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    Sparkling is a free WordPress theme release from colorlib. This is simply a sparkling theme with a modern and trendy flat design. It is developed using Bootstrap 3. With a pixel perfect design and responsive layout, it will look just perfect in all mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, tablets and desktop. This is a WordPress theme that really stand out from the crowd with ton of great features. Highlight your best photos and other creative content with the full-screen slider. Sparkling is perfect for website types such as personnel, business, web design, marketing,…
  • WordPress Page Building Redefined – Featuring The FastLine Page Builder Plugin

    18 Apr 2014 | 5:04 am
    The WordPress platform has been progressing for years, rightfully so; it has become one of the most powerful platforms for website building out there. One of the newest trends in the WordPress development community are page building themes and plugins which bring the power of WordPress to even more of an audience for their ease of creating unique layouts within the WordPress framework. There are several great options for page building out there, but today we will be featuring the FastLine Themes Page Builder plugin, a true drag & drop frontend WordPress experience. Fairly new in its…
  • 5 Just Released, Free and Fresh WordPress Themes

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:29 am
    Easter is here and it’s time to meet the family, eat good food and have a nice time. Here in the southern parts of Sweden, it is spring and nature is changing from cold winter to a verdant and fantastic landscapes. Very beautiful. You’re probably wondering what all this has to do with WordPress themes? Actually nothing; I just wanted to bring some holiday spirit to all of you From the WordPress themes directory I have picked 5 free WordPress themes that recently been released and I want to highlight them in this article. Are you looking for an exciting new theme, or are simply…
  • MagXP – The Ultimate Magazine WordPress Theme

    14 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    MagXP is a brand new WordPress theme from MyThemeShop designed in magazine style. This is a theme with endless possibilities. It is flexible, trendy and modern. Absolutely one of the best WordPress themes from MyThemeShop. MagXP is the ultimate multi-purpose theme that you can use for basically all website types and niches you can imagine. Check out the demo page, and you will understand what I talking about. Awesome, right! Use the MagXP theme to create a perfect WordPress site with an unique and amazing look. The design is responsive and adaptable so your website will look just perfect in…
  • Speed Up Your WordPress Website with Lazy Load WordPress Plugins

    12 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    Your site needs to load as fast as possible otherwise your visitors are gone in no time. Hard but that’s the truth. If you use a lot of images on your WordPress site (I do) it is really necessary to take action. Websites with a lot of images can take forever to load because when images are shown, a new HTTP request is made for each image. If you have lot of images, it may take a very long time to load the full post. So what to do? No problem, there are simple solutions when it comes to speed up you loading time with lazy load WordPress plugins. Without action all the images in a post…
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    Free WP Theme Tips

  • TeslaThemes -A Premium WordPress Themes Club

    Costa Fong
    12 Apr 2014 | 9:25 pm
    When it comes to WordPress Themes, the choices are almost endless. From the hundreds, if not thousands of free WordPress Themes available for download, there are also quite a large number of Premium or Paid Themes that are also flooding the WordPress Themes market. Top all that with the number of WordPress Frameworks, WordPress users are certainly spoiled for choices when it comes to choosing the perfect theme for their WordPress Sites. WordPress Users Are Getting Fussy Over the years, WordPress users have gotten a lot more sophisticated. Gone are the days when they would be happy to use the…
  • Price Increment For Elegant Themes Membership

    Costa Fong
    12 Mar 2014 | 5:35 am
    Elegant Themes has, by far, been one of the most affordable sites for those who are in the market for Premium WordPress Themes. As compared to other sites or WordPress Theme marketplace where it would normally cost around 50 to 60 bucks for one Theme, Elegant Themes offers their Themes for a mere 50 cents or less if you are in their membership roll. At this time of writing, annual membership fees for the personal package stands at $39.00. For this token amount, you will be eligible to download each and every of the 87 Premium WordPress Themes in the gallery and all new additions before your…
  • Genesis Extender Plugin

    Costa Fong
    10 Jan 2014 | 3:56 am
    For Users Of Genesis Child Themes Only Get Genesis Extender Plugin This is an original copyrighted post by BloGigs.com under blog title Free WordPress Theme Tips And Reviews. You are welcome to leave your comments and feedback at Genesis Extender Plugin
  • Dynamik Website Builder

    Costa Fong
    9 Jan 2014 | 4:03 am
    For Genesis Framework Owners Only Get Genesis Get Dynamik Website Builder This is an original copyrighted post by BloGigs.com under blog title Free WordPress Theme Tips And Reviews. You are welcome to leave your comments and feedback at Dynamik Website Builder
  • Divi – The Best WordPress Theme From Elegant Themes

    Costa Fong
    4 Jan 2014 | 10:25 pm
    By now I would imagine everyone who is using WordPress and have one time or another been scouting around for an appropriate Theme for their site would have came across Elegant Themes. For those who are in the dark, Elegant Themes is a WordPress Theme marketplace which I would say is the most affordable around and they give you your best value for money. I mean, where-else can you pay a mere US$39.00 for a yearly membership which let’s you have free access to 87 high quality premium WordPress Themes. Be reminded that the number of themes available keeps building up and you are qualified…
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  • Top 10 Free WordPress Plugins of the Month – April 2014

    Tom Ewer
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s the middle of April so that means it’s time for our April 2014 plugin roundup! I’ve put together an interesting list of plugins for you this month that emphasize specificity. You won’t find any broad plugins here that perform platform-encompassing functions. But you will find plugins that pick a task and execute it well. Whether you need to better protect your site from comment spam, or you’re looking for a way to better showcase product reviews, there’s something here to suit your needs. Make your site more mobile friendly, add photo galleries and…
  • WordPress in Education: Becoming a Platform for Course Delivery and Learning

    Joyce Grace
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    The way we look at education and its delivery is changing drastically. Though we’ve had the Internet long enough, it seems that the idea of using it to make education more accessible is only being recently executed. The term “open education” and the abbreviation “MOOC” (Massive Open Online Courses) are buzz words being mentioned all over the web. Open access to research papers is being advocated as a solution to incredibly high costs of traditional subscription methods. Even Google is on the bandwagon to expand educational content delivery. The interesting thing is that educators…
  • ManageWP is Not Affected by the OpenSSL Heartbleed Bug

    Tom Ewer
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve likely already heard about Heartbleed by now. This massive security vulnerability in OpenSSL protocol has left people scrambling to change their passwords left, right and center. But let us be upfront by saying that all ManageWP user data is safe and secure. No data has been breached. You don’t need to take any action regarding our site or services. Whenever there’s a security issue on the Internet, it’s normal to panic. After all, your personal information could be at risk! But if we’ve done anything right here at ManageWP, it’s been to ensure the safety of your personal…
  • How the WordPress Front End Editor Could Steal the Drag and Drop Site Builder Market

    Tom Ewer
    11 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    The WordPress development team is always up to something, and one of their latest projects is the implementation of a front end editor to WordPress. This would make it possible for people to edit posts without having to see the typical dashboard editor view. Basically, you’d see posts as they’d appear live on your site, as you’re writing them. This WYSIWYG approach isn’t new. But by adding this feature to WordPress, there’s a real possibility that the world’s favorite CMS could encroach on new territory altogether. I’m talking about the world of drag and drop site builders…
  • 25 WordPress Code Snippets for Enhanced Performance

    Guest Writer
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    The following is a guest post from Jake Rocheleau, a creative designer, illustrator, and web developer. He frequently writes about new-age design trends and building quality user interfaces. You can find him on Google or follow his tweets @jakerocheleau I love digging through WordPress code snippets to find unique ideas for customization and quicker performance. Not everything is helpful, but it gives me an idea of what’s possible using the CMS. Additionally, I’ve learned about some interesting hooks and filters shared by other web developers. Most of these code snippets have been…
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    Lady WP

  • WordPress 3.9 Is Released

    Lady WP
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm
    I’ve been waiting for it for a while, but today it’s finally here: WordPress 3.9. I was updating some plugins on my site when a notification popped up. As you know, I immediately upgraded my test sites to see if I could upgrade without problems and up till now, no issues. Of course, I recommend […] The post WordPress 3.9 Is Released appeared first on Lady WordPress.
  • Create Custom Bullet Points In WordPress

    Lady WP
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    Ever saw those pretty images other sites are using for their bullet points in a list? If so, I’m sure you have, from time to time, wanted to create custom bullet points yourself. This quick tutorial will walk you through the steps needed. First of all, when you’re making changes to a theme, I recommend […] The post Create Custom Bullet Points In WordPress appeared first on Lady WordPress.
  • From Zero To Hero – Niche Blog Case Study Part 8

    Lady WP
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:10 am
    March has ended and it’s time to crunch the numbers for my case study site. I have been quite surprised this month and I’m starting to think that my goal of $50/month by the end of this year should be reachable. On the other hand, I’ve been swamped with other projects (like finishing Easy WP […] The post From Zero To Hero – Niche Blog Case Study Part 8 appeared first on Lady WordPress.
  • Learn To Create Custom Post Types In Your WordPress Site

    Lady WP
    10 Mar 2014 | 4:16 pm
    WordPress comes with a few post types by default, the most recognizable ones being your posts and pages, but besides those there are three others that you might not recognize as “posts”: revisions, attachments and navigation menu. Depending on what kind of plugins or themes you have on your site, it’s possible that you have […] The post Learn To Create Custom Post Types In Your WordPress Site appeared first on Lady WordPress.
  • From Zero To Hero – Niche Blog Case Study Part 7

    Lady WP
    2 Mar 2014 | 10:57 am
    February went away too fast, and it’s time for another update in this case study. Most of my focus is on promoting it more while still adding valuable content. This month I ordered 2 informational articles from my writer and 2 product reviews, as well as 2 articles that will be used on web2.0 sites […] The post From Zero To Hero – Niche Blog Case Study Part 7 appeared first on Lady WordPress.
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    Bob Dunn

  • A Video Overview of WordPress 3.9

    Bob Dunn
    16 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    With the release of WordPress 3.9, watch this video to see the new features in action. If you want to learn more about these features, and everything else WordPress… Join BobWP Tutorials today. The post A Video Overview of WordPress 3.9 appeared first on BobWP.            CommentsThanks Andor for the heads up… I have several shortcodes in ... by Bob DunnNice overview as always. A small tip: If your current theme ... by Andor NagyYeah I'm with you on the media updates. And to be honest, I ... by Bob DunnRelated StoriesAn Overview of the…
  • A Widget To List Your Business Contact Info

    Bob Dunn
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you are looking for a widget to put in your sidebar to display various contact information for you business, watch this video that shows you how simple it is to use the Business Contact Widget. The post A Widget To List Your Business Contact Info appeared first on BobWP.          Related StoriesWhen You Need To Resize Your Thumbnails in WordPressTo Podcast Or Not To PodcastAn Overview of the Agency Pro Child Theme for Genesis 
  • To Podcast Or Not To Podcast

    Bob Dunn
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I remember years ago when I attended a small workshop from a friend of mine on “How To Start Your Own Podcast”. She had been doing it for years and was still going strong. But this was between the times when podcasting first started, and the resurgence of podcasting… kind of a leveled-out time for podcasting. It was a great workshop and I was encouraged to start my own. It suddenly dropped on my to-do list. Well, that never happened. In the past few years, podcasting has suddenly become very popular again and it seems like they are everywhere. In fact, I try to catch several…
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    PSD to WP Conversion

  • Google Panda Penalty: Top Techniques to Recover Your Website

    8 Apr 2014 | 11:21 pm
    As of 23th Feb 2011, Google had made a significant change to its search results ranking algorithm, which had affected up to 12% of search results and dropped many sites' traffic rapidly. The aim of this algorithm change, which was named the Farmer or Panda update, is to lower the search engine rank of thin or low quality sites and promote the higher-quality sites in search results. As it was designed to target low-quality content sites (which also known as content farms), previously it was called “Farmer”. After some time, Google’s top search engineer Amit Singhal revealed in a Wired…
  • An Ultimate Checklist To Make Your Twitter Profile Exceptional

    21 Mar 2014 | 3:24 am
    There's no doubt that people come across the Twitter for latest trends, news, entertainment, tips, and of course for connecting with people and socializing their brand. A recent study revealed that this fastest growing network now has over 241 million monthly active users, in which 184 million are monthly active mobile users, sending over 500 million tweets per day. This demonstrates that how Twitter is going to be an overwhelming social network to tackle. When the word “Twitter” comes in your mind, you might surely think about your Twitter profile. It's the only one thing that represents…
  • A Beginner’s Guide on How to Optimize LinkedIn Company Page

    18 Mar 2014 | 1:08 am
    Linkedin is more than just a business networking platform, great place for recruiters to find most relevant candidates, and helpful tool for professionals searching for jobs. Now, it's going to be a powerful marketing tool and the No. 1 social network platform for B2B organizations. According to HubSpot, the visitor-to-lead conversion rate of LinkedIn is almost 3 times higher than Facebook and Twitter. On the other hand, the B2B Content Marketing Report revealed that 85% of marketers consider LinkedIn as the most effective social networking platform. These stats demonstrate that it's time to…
  • Choosing Your Publishing Platform: WordPress.org vs WordPress.com

    6 Mar 2014 | 9:34 pm
    WordPress is one of the most popular and widely used publishing platform that lets anyone publish content online with ease. It comes in two flavors: the fully hosted WordPress.com (run by the folks at Automattic) and self-hosted WordPress.org. Both of them are WordPress, but what's the difference between them and which of them is better? These two question comes in everyone’s mind, who's starting out as a beginner. WordPress.com is the perfect choice for bloggers, artists, doctors, photographers, restaurateurs - almost anyone. On the other hand, WordPress.org is made especially for techies…
  • 10 Best Practices To Optimize Your Facebook Business Page

    28 Feb 2014 | 5:17 am
    Either you are a webmaster, business owner or an internet marketer; do you know your Facebook page could drive a lot of traffic to your site, generate new leads, and increase you brand recognition? Believe it or not, everybody on the web now is using their Facebook page to promote and market their business. The reason behind the popularity of Facebook pages is that they provide a great platform for everybody to share ideas and connect with readers. Since March 2013, when Facebook introduced Graph Search, optimizing your Facebook page is became a must for every individual and enterprise to…
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    JustWP - Best WordPress Website Themes, Plugins, Tutorials, Tips For Beginners

  • WordPress 3.9 ‘Smith’ Is Out, Brings Better Media Editing, Gallery Previews And More

    Karan Chopra
    17 Apr 2014 | 9:23 pm
    The long awaited WordPress 3.9 finally made its debut today. WordPress.org today announced the WordPress version 3.9, naming it as “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith. You can download the new release now from WordPress.org/Download (it’s 6.0MB). The new version comes with better media editing, gallery previews among other options. What’s New With WordPress 3.9? Improved visual editing: The new WordPress version brings better speed, accessibility as well as mobile support. You can now paste into the visual editor from your word processor without wasting time to clean up…
  • Adding Custom Navigation Images In Your WordPress Website

    Karan Chopra
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:27 pm
    With new and new WordPress themes coming into existence, you too wish to update your theme with adding some more styling to it. While options are many BUT the one such main which you will be interested in more is to add custom menu images in your WordPress website. In this article, we covered on how you can add custom navigation images using a plugin. To start with, you need to install and activate the plugin name Nav Menu Images. Once activated, go to the menu screen and select a menu. The plugin enables you to upload images for nav menu items on a menu edit screen. By default, the nav…
  • The ‘Most Required’ WordPress Snippets Part 1

    Karan Chopra
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:44 pm
    WordPress Widget Basic Structure <?php error_reporting(E_ALL); /* Plugin Name: Messenger Widget Plugin URI: http://www.scoldy.com Description: Any message designated. Version: 1.0 Author: Ronnie Author URI: http://www.scoldy.com */  class Messager extends WP_Widget { function __construct() {  } public function form() { } public function widget() { } } ?>Source: Snipplr Get all custom taxonomies that are attached to posts that have another custom taxonomy The following WordPress snippets will let you get all custom taxonomies which are attached to posts which have another custom…
  • Best WordPress Affiliate Plugins

    Karan Chopra
    13 Apr 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Are you running a successful website, if yes, then definitely a thought comes in your mind on how to monetize it? While there are plenty of options one can think of BUT the best is to put up affiliate links in between your content as doing this will help you make extra money. Say, for example, if your website visitor makes any purchase via affiliate link on your website, you will automatically make money by gaining percentage of commission to it. Suggested ReadingHow To Monetize Your WordPress Blog? WP eBay Ads This WordPress affiliate plugin allows you to easily insert eBay product listings…
  • WordPress Snippets – Part 5 of 5

    Karan Chopra
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Custom excerpt length The following WordPress snippets will allow you to set custom except length// Custom excerpt length function custom_excerpt_length( $length ) { return 50; } add_filter( 'excerpt_length', 'custom_excerpt_length', 999 );Source: Snipplr Update WordPress URL Adding the following snippet to function.php file will let you update WordPress URL<?php update_option('siteurl','http://EURE-SITE.de/'); update_option('home','http://EURE-SITE.de/'); ?>Source: Snipplr get Custom post page name The following snippet will allow you to have custom post page name<?php $post_type =…
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  • How to Display Recent Comments with Gravatar in WordPress

    1 Apr 2014 | 7:41 am
    WordPress comes with few default widgets and this is including a Recent Comments widget. As the name suggests, you can use this widget to display recent comments on your sidebar or any registered widget location. The default widget comes with very limited option from the panel – you can only set the widget title and set number of recent comments to be displayed. Luckily, if you wish to display recent comments with Gravatar of the users, there’s a plugin called WP Recent Comments With Avatars. This plugin is completely free of charge and is available from WordPress.org plugin…
  • How to Add Mashable-like Social Sharing Buttons to WordPress

    25 Mar 2014 | 5:57 am
    If you search through WordPress.org plugin repo, you’ll notice that there are LOTS of social sharing plugins available there. The most annoying part is most of the plugins offer very similar features with no added value on them. This is one of the reasons why the plugin review team has stopped accepting another social sharing plugin with very similar features. If you like to read Mashable.com, you probably have noticed their nice social sharing buttons. Here’s how they look like: Pretty neat. I’ve seen many people asking how to add Mashable-like social sharing button to…
  • Displaying Related Posts with the New Jetpack Related Posts Module

    19 Mar 2014 | 7:20 am
    Few weeks ago, Jetpack has added a new awesome feature via Related Posts module. This is a long-awaited feature that allows you to display related features on single page of your post. While Yet Related Post Plugin (YARPP) has been favorite plugin for many users, many developers complained it to be very resource intensive, thus not recommending it for large sites. Furthermore, there are other alternatives such as nRelated Related Post and WordPress Related Posts plugins. We’ve been using this new feature for few weeks on our site and simply like it. This new module comes with only two…
  • How to Use Static Page as Homepage in WordPress

    17 Mar 2014 | 7:35 am
    By default, most standard WordPress themes will use blog template as homepage. However, for any reason if you want to use a static page as your homepage, that can easily be done in WordPress. For example, if you’re an internet marketer, you probably want to use static page as homepage in your site to display all your services and products. To use static as homepage in your WordPress site, simply follow these simple steps: 1. Create a page. 2. From your dashboard, go to Reading > Front page displays. 3. Tick on the static page option and you will be able to choose which page to be…
  • How to Link Images to None in WordPress

    10 Mar 2014 | 5:04 am
    When you upload an image to WordPress, by default, WordPress will automatically link the image to itself. Therefore, when someone clicks on the image, it will be redirected to the attachment image. I can’t recall how many times I accidentally clicked on the image and had to hit the backspace button to go back to the article. Manually Unlink WordPress Image Whenever you upload an image, you’ll be able to choose from the dropdown where you’d like to link the image to. To link image to none, simply choose the None option from the dropdown. Automatically Unlink WordPress Image…
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    TeslaThemes » Posts

  • Top 10 Web Design Trends to Watch in 2014

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:14 am
    As a web designer, or even a developer, you’re visiting probably well over a thousand websites a month. What kind of an impact does that leave on your perception of good design, or your criteria for what’s possible? The W3C standards page is constantly expanding, growing and flourishing; due to the fact that the community is so involved with the development of the web, which means that we’re constantly seeing new design trends being introduced to the masses. I would like to introduce you to ten showstopping web design trends that we’re going to experience in the year…
  • Big news: working on 4 brand new WordPress Themes

    8 Apr 2014 | 1:22 am
    Since revealing the results of our survey, we have been involved a lot in the process of creating new, beautiful WordPress Themes and implementing new features. Currently, we’re going full speed ahead and are happy to announce 4 new WordPress Themes in the works. You will be able to use these lovely themes on your blog, business site, eCommerce site, portfolio, music site, event related project and more. Here is a preview of our upcoming WordPress Themes: BizNex – Business WordPress Theme BizNex is a Multipurpose WordPress Theme with clean, modern design, beautiful transition…
  • Being a freelancer: expectations and reality (memes)

    1 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    Happy April Fools’ Day! Have you ever wondered how it’s like to work as a freelance web developer or web designer? Well, we had some fun, gathered some funny pictures and tried to illustrate their activities as seen in different memes. So, if you would be a freelancer you would probably need a: 1. Workspace Expectations Reality 2. Working hours Expectations Reality 3. Professional development Expectations Reality 4. Remuneration Expectations Reality 5. Free time Expectations Reality Please tell us if you had some similar situations or hilarious/funny moments during your work hours or free…
  • Are your plugins slowing down your WordPress site?

    26 Mar 2014 | 5:08 am
    People like things fast. Food, entertainment, news, problem-solving, you name it – they have come to expect instant gratification, in lots of areas. That’s equally true for your company website; a slow, balky website can be enough to run users off and impact your sales. WordPress is a popular platform for many, many e-commerce (and other) sites these days, and for good reason: it’s easy to master, flexible, and simple to manage. It’s also quite tempting to load it down with all the shiny things…the “bells and whistles” that designers love. Unfortunately, those bells and…
  • Giveaway: win plugins, tools and themes with a total worth of $751

    18 Mar 2014 | 2:56 am
    Massive Giveaway Announced: Win 2 WordPress plugins + 1 Photoshop plugin + 1 flat icon set + 2 prototyping tools + 1 collaboration platform + 3 Premium WordPress Themes. Total worth = $751. Whether you are a WordPress user or an skilled developer, you have probably came to the point when you needed a good WordPress plugin, a beautiful theme, some premium icon sets, a mockup builder or other tools to enrich your website’s touch and feel. To help you out, we partnered with the leading providers on the market and are giving away a massive bundle that includes some great plugins, tools and…
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  • Download Dante v2.53 Responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

    Sumit Gahlawat
    20 Apr 2014 | 3:50 am
    Download Dante WordPress theme. Dante v2.53 is a next level responsive multipurpose wordpress theme. The theme comes with a lot of amazing features. Dante WordPress Theme supports the latest version... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Download Presso v1.9 WordPress Magazine theme – Themeforest

    Sumit Gahlawat
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:23 am
    Download Presso WordPress theme. Presso v1.9 is a clean and modern wordpress magazine theme that can be used for various kinds of websites like blog, newspaper, editorial, magazine or personal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Download Game Addict v1.0 WordPress Theme Free

    Sumit Gahlawat
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Download Game Addict v1.0 WordPress Theme Free. Game Addict is a wordpress theme which is specially designed for Clan War Gaming.  It is a special theme for clans and gaming.  With the help of Game... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Download NRG Responsive Landing Page Free

    Sumit Gahlawat
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    Download NRG Responsive Landing Page Free. NRG Responsive Landing Page is a one page solution for small studios. NRG Landing Page contains very simple structure and everything which you need for a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Sumit Gahlawat
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:54 am
    Download Envision WordPress theme. Envision v2.0.1 is a Responsive, Retina, Multi-Purpose Theme for wordpress. The theme has a clean and modern design. It can be used on any type of wordpress... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Banish your WordPress Security Concerns with these 5 Simple Tips

    12 Apr 2014 | 3:16 am
    After having invested a whole lot of time and effort into building a brilliant WordPress website, you’d definitely not like to suffer a series of Malware/Trojan virus attacks. Taking suitable measures to protect your WordPress site from potential virus attacks is perhaps an intelligent decision. With the advent of WordPress, website owners have been inquiring about the security aspects related to the web development platform. In this blog, you’ll find 5 simple-to-follow tips that will offer you complete peace of mind when it comes to securing your WordPress website from…
  • 7 Reasons – Why You Should Convert Your HTML Site to WordPress

    3 Mar 2014 | 11:27 pm
    There are biases, then there are opinions, and then, there is the third kind – pure logic, which transcends over any bias or dangerously wrong opinions. Choosing WordPress over HTML is a decision that boils down to that logic. The ambiguity associated with the decision to convert HTML site to WordPress has slowly been fading as the webmasters are leaning towards WordPress, and for valid reasons. The intense debate on whether this conversion is worth the investment and the efforts has almost come to a halt, given the fact that there has been an apparent tilt towards the user-friendliness and…
  • Best-of-Breed PSD to WordPress 3.7 Conversion Services with Markupcloud

    9 Dec 2013 | 2:37 am
    Lacing your web portal with sizzling functionalities and a crackling design, you are on your way to define the always-headed-north roadmap that has been the trademark of the past decade. There is an intricate setup to the customization of a web portal. And if you wish your website to make the right noise on the web-verse, PSD to WordPress conversion is the way to go. At Markupcloud, WordPress is an oyster. Markupcloud provides you best-in-class PSD to WordPress conversion services that steer clear of the logistical bumps and the mainstream approach to perch your website right at the top of…
  • Latch Onto SEO Friendly WordPress Website With 301 Redirect

    21 Nov 2013 | 4:07 am
    Crafting a search engine friendly URL is a wise decision but doing so is not a piece of cake. There are a plenty of things that have to be taken into account. Ever heard of 301 redirect? Here, we have come up with a platform where you can learn and understand the impact of 301 redirect, especially when you are rewriting the search engine friendly URLs, tailoring the content, performing HTML to WordPress Migration or switching the complete website to a brand new domain. Nuts and bolts of 301 redirect: A 301 redirect simply means that the original and old URL is permanently moved. An ideal 301…
  • Scheme of Affairs When You Convert PSD to WordPress

    27 Aug 2013 | 2:46 am
    Last time that we met, we briefly discussed about various factors favoring the transitions of a HTML website to WordPress. We are here today to take the discussion a few notches higher and provide you with a brief snippet of what the process actually entails. The process of PSD to WordPress conversion is spanned over 5 fundamental steps. It would be nice for you to go through each of the steps which we have mentioned below in brief, in order to understand and appreciate the important process of converting a design file to WordPress and also to be in better control of the proceedings, should…
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  • 20 Free Admin Panel Template for your CMS

    19 Apr 2014 | 1:11 am
    Most useful resource for Back-end Control System Best Responsive Free Admin Panel Template or Theme for your Content Management System. We have bookmarking latest Free Responsive Admin Panel Template and theme for our CMS and today we have listed them out in our blog for your Useful purpose. You can find some Flat Admin Panel and Responsive Admin Panel as Well. This template have all types of Pages related to back-end control this will also help you to design USER FRIENDLY admin interface as they are designed for that purpose only. Finding Best Free Quality Admin Panel is hardly shared on…
  • 25+ Premium PSD Product Mockups Design

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    16 Apr 2014 | 2:24 am
    One of Most searched Graphic Mockups for Product, so here is some listed Premium PSD Product Mockups Design which can be easily editable in Photoshop. Today we have listed some of Best Premium PSD Product Mockups Design which have 25+ different products mockup which have many different categories like Branding And Identity Mockup, Trifold Brochure Mock-up, Business Card Mock Up, Girl Kids T-Shirt Mockups, Android Phone Mockup, Van Mockup, Umbrella Mock-up, Product Package mockup, Barcelona Poster mockup and many more PSD Products Mockup Design are listed below which can be all yours in few…
  • 25+ Corporate Professional WordPress Themes

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Advanced Corporate Professional WordPress Themes make different impression on Business Profile for Corporate Industry which need to maintain there Goodwill for their business. Today in our showcase we have listed out 25+ Corporate Professional WordPress Themes which can be used by Web Designer and Developer for there client or themselves. This themes comes with unlimited color variation and hundred of Premium Features user keep searching out best design for his website or client to main professional look to his design. Some of cool features are like Responsive design, Revolution slider,…
  • 30+ Top Free WordPress Live Chat Plugins

    12 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    Business Goodwill is gain from Service, so we have listed out Free WordPress Live Chat Plugin from which you can provide Live Chat service to your Clients. Today We have listed out 30+ Free WordPress Chat Plugin which is very important part of service provider to maintain good will and stability in market. WordPress Live Chat Plugin is very easy to configure and install you just need to upload and click install and signup and configure with live chat provider they have Free Plan Service for starters, after increase in your business you can change the plan and pay accordingly this is going to…
  • 25+ Best WordPress Mobile Theme

    12 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Finally we have added Best Quality WordPress Mobile Theme which gives a look like Mobile App fast and optimized for all type of devices. Today we have collected some Premium Quality WordPress Mobile Theme for your project which is compatible to all your devices and specially mobile which gives awesome look like its an Mobile Application. Its working on basis of Responsive Design. You can Buy them in just few buck, no need to spend thousand of bucks for mobile app development related to Informative Mobile application. This WordPress mobile app theme is provided with complete documentation…
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    WP Squared | Wordpress

  • 6 Plugins to Make Your Post Images More Attractive

    Joe Fylan
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:58 am
    Images are powerful and can help make your online content more appealing to potential readers. Landing on a page and being faced with is a solid wall of text can turn off even the most enthusiastic readers, no matter how compelling your writing is. While adding images to WordPress posts is relatively straightforward, with the platform having a great image handling capabilities, there are almost always ways the core features of WordPress can be tweaked or improved to meet your individual needs. By using these free and premium plugins, you can add to the ways your site displays images,…
  • Get Push Notifications from your WordPress Site with Pushover

    Joe Fylan
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:22 am
    If you are running a mission critical website, or just want to have your finger of the pulse regarding what’s going on with your WordPress site and the community that has built up around it, then push notifications sent from your site might be just what you are looking for. By using WP-Push and Pushover, you can begin receiving push notifications straight to your iOS and Android devices. Instead of having to be logged into your WordPress dashboard to find out the latest activity on your site, with push notifications you can be instantly alerted when something of interest happens, or an…
  • Options for Accepting Frontend Content Submissions with WordPress

    Joe Fylan
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:41 am
    Submitting content to a WordPress site via the backend admin interface is fairly straightforward. However, in some cases you might not want to give those submitting content to your site access to the backend. This might be because you want to restrict access to the admin dashboard, or simply make submitting content, such as a post, a link, or images, more streamlined and user friendly. By enabling frontend submissions for your WordPress site, you can allow users to submit content via a familiar web form, rather than the standard WordPress post editor. With most plugins of this type, you get…
  • Easy Digital Downloads Extensions to Improve your Online Store

    Joe Fylan
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:33 am
    In a recent post we took a look at using the free Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) plugin to sell digital products using WordPress. One of the great features and main selling points of EDD, apart from its ease of use, is the number of extensions available for it which can be used to expand its functionality. In today’s post we are going to be taking a look at some of the best add-ons available for Easy Digital Downloads in order to help demonstrate the potential of this plugin and give you some ideas on how you can sell your digital download with WordPress in the most efficient and user…
  • Manage Multiple Sites for Free with MainWP

    Joe Fylan
    25 Mar 2014 | 7:07 am
    If you look after more than one WordPress site then you will be pleased to know there is a new free tool available to help you manage the plugins, themes, content, backups and much more on those sites, all from one central location. If you are tired of logging into your sites, or client sites you look after, one by one to update the WordPress core, installed plugins, and themes, then MainWP is just the tool you have been looking for. While there are other WordPress site management tools and services already available, MainWP is free and feature packed. Unlike the popular ManageWP service,…
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  • Best Premium WordPress Plugins in 2014

    Andy Forsberg
    18 Apr 2014 | 11:03 pm
    These best premium WordPress plugins were hand-picked because they are the best for their particular use cases and provide value far above-and-beyond what you're able to get with any free WordPress plugin alternatives. The post Best Premium WordPress Plugins in 2014 appeared first on Penguin Initiatives.
  • 7 Simple WordPress Tasks That Seem Difficult

    Andy Forsberg
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:50 am
    A list of seemingly complex WordPress adjustments, that are actually incredibly simple tasks. You just have to know where to look. The post 7 Simple WordPress Tasks That Seem Difficult appeared first on Penguin Initiatives.
  • Two-Factor Authentication in WordPress with Google Authenticator

    Andy Forsberg
    13 Apr 2014 | 12:15 am
    A guide to setting up two-factor authentication on any WordPress website with Google Authenticator for free in order to further improve WordPress security. The post Two-Factor Authentication in WordPress with Google Authenticator appeared first on Penguin Initiatives.
  • SiteGround WordPress Hosting Review

    Andy Forsberg
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:19 pm
    SiteGround is the ideal choice if you want cheap, managed WordPress web hosting. The post SiteGround WordPress Hosting Review appeared first on Penguin Initiatives.
  • How To Use a Custom Stylesheet in WordPress

    Andy Forsberg
    29 Mar 2014 | 5:45 am
    Learn why you should use a custom stylesheet in WordPress and how to properly create and use one to save yourself time and avoid browser cache issues. The post How To Use a Custom Stylesheet in WordPress appeared first on Penguin Initiatives.
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  • Top 6 iFrame plugins for WordPress

    Dhiraj Das
    19 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
    iFrame is used when you want to embed one HTML document or webpage within another page, iFrames are often used to showcase or insert content from other sources. Here in this post we have collected top 6 iFrame plugins for WordPress, hope this will be really useful for our users. Best iFrame plugins for WordPress […]The post Top 6 iFrame plugins for WordPress appeared first on Indexwp.
  • Editing Images in WordPress 3.9

    Dhiraj Das
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    People are kind of settled now with the new WordPress 3.9 version, I assume you are already enjoying the new version of the software by now. The core developers tried to provide us a great image editing experience in this version of the software & they have done a remarkable job with WordPress 3.9. Here […]The post Editing Images in WordPress 3.9 appeared first on Indexwp.
  • Scroller a Clean New Theme Released by Theme Junkie

    Dhiraj Das
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:09 am
    Scroller theme is a clean new theme from Theme Junkie , scroller is super flexible and fully responsive WordPress theme, suited for business websites, online studios If you want to showcase your work on a beautiful portfolio layout, scroller theme is for you because it enables you to use the power of portfolio component of the […]The post Scroller a Clean New Theme Released by Theme Junkie appeared first on Indexwp.
  • What’s New in BuddyPress 2.0?

    Dhiraj Das
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    BuddyPress 2.0 “Juliana” got released recently with improvements to the activity stream, administrative tools and focused towards better performance. BuddyPress 2.0 is named by Juliana’s Pizza in Brooklyn, NY BuddyPress 2.0 primarily revolves around making it even more user friendly with new tools and improve performance by streamlining queries. Also Read: Arrival of WordPress 3.9 […]The post What’s New in BuddyPress 2.0? appeared first on Indexwp.
  • Arrival of WordPress 3.9 “Smith”

    Dhiraj Das
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:58 am
    WordPress 3.9 “Smith” is released and it is available for download now. WordPress 3.9 is named after popular African-American jazz organist Jimmy Smith. WordPress 3.9 is focused towards providing users a much better experience while editing content, lot of improvements has been done on the editing front of the core. Better Editing The new visual editor has […]The post Arrival of WordPress 3.9 “Smith” appeared first on Indexwp.
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  • Most Popular Admin Frameworks for WordPress

    Foysal Ahmed
    25 Mar 2014 | 12:22 am
    Most of the popular WordPress themes are provided with a robust theme options section. This section provides incredibly powerful theme customization options for the theme developers. By using these frameworks, anyone can personalize these themes according to their requirements. While most end-users don’t have any idea about the relevant web technologies, they can still customize the theme by using toggles, drop-downs, tabs and color pickers provided by these frameworks. As there are lots of admin frameworks available, choosing one framework over another is not an easy task. You have to know…
  • Top 15 WordPress Themes to Create HelpDesk and Knowledgebase Websites

    Foysal Ahmed
    8 Mar 2014 | 11:42 pm
    If you have your own set of products or provide specific types of service, then you will require a help desk or knowledge base website. Without these websites, you won’t be able to inform your clients about the current and upcoming products and services. Until recently, people had to buy costly packages for ensuring these types of support. Nonetheless, with the ever-growing popularity of WordPress and the availability of necessary themes, people tend to build these sites on their own. In this article, I will discuss about the top 15 WordPress themes for creating help desk and knowledge base…
  • 12 Most Popular Plugins for WordPress

    Foysal Ahmed
    5 Mar 2014 | 1:10 am
    In WordPress, you will always find a plugin for almost any purpose. The extendibility of the platform is one of the major reasons of its immense popularity. There are lots of useful plugins for SEO, ecommerce, social media, site administration, image management, commenting, security, usability etc. Nonetheless, the availability of a huge number of plugins makes some people confused too. Especially the beginners always wonder which plugins they should choose for their sites. To address these types of questions, I am writing this article about some of the most popular plugins of…
  • Top 5 WordPress Plugins for Managing Multi-Author Blogs

    Foysal Ahmed
    23 Feb 2014 | 10:11 am
    If your website or blog is powered by multiple authors or contributors, then you already know the difficulties of managing all these people and maintaining the workflow of your website. You have to take care of things like synchronizing multiple authors, distribute roles to users and make sure that everything is going perfectly. Luckily, there are some WordPress plugins for making the job easier for you. In this article, I will discuss about some of the free WordPress plugins for effective management of a multi-author website or blog. 1. Advanced Access Manager This plugin will restrict the…
  • Drupal Vs. WordPress: Which One to Choose?

    Foysal Ahmed
    16 Feb 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Drupal and WordPress are two of the most famous content management systems (CMS) currently available. Both of them are widely used and have their own advantages and disadvantages. According to builtwith.com, Drupal is the second most used CMS at this moment. Among the top 10K websites, 11.6 percent are built with Drupal. With a huge 42 percent of market share, WordPress is the most favorite CMS among the users. While Drupal managed to attract around 250,000 new websites in the last quarter, WordPress succeeded in attracting more than 5 million websites during the same time. In this article, I…
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    WordPress Tips, Deals, Themes, Plugins, Tutorials

  • Deal Sites for WordPress Themes, Plugins and Design Resources

    19 Apr 2014 | 11:48 pm
    MightyDeals.com Mighty deals is one of the most popular deal sites for WordPress tools to grab some mouthwatering deals. The deals are specially provided for the creative professionals. Mighty deals actively provides RSS Feed, a Facebook, a Twitter updates and an E-Mail newsletter to keep the users in the loop. Certain important features of make MightyDeals are Huge 50 to 90% discount on various design tools on everyday basis Newsletters and social media posts are sent everyday as the deals are published Mighty deals offers very smooth and trouble free process while purchasing deals Mighty…
  • WordPress Hosting Specialists – A RoundUp

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Website Hosting being one of the primary task in creating a website, is can also become an important factor in the success of your website. We have listed down some of the best WordPress hosting specialists that have become very popular for various reasons as mentioned below; Bluehost Bluehost was started in the year 1996 and has been able to become one of the largest brand in web hosting. As it has been into existence from a long time providing first class service, their offerings are a lot more solid than its competitors. It provides hosting service ideal for the needs of individuals and…
  • 5 Plugins to Create Tables on Your WordPress Site

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:40 am
    It is a critical feature in WordPress to Insert tables in blogs or websites, as it helps in sorting and presenting information in organised and clear format. It is easy for the people who have the knowledge of programming to editing HTML or CSS, however it is a very difficult job for any person who does not have the knowledge of coding. Therefore we have compiled a list of easy to use table plugins that will help to create tables on your WordPress site with ease. Easy Table Easy Table is a powerful plugin that helps you to insert tables into your posts or pages with an easy to use interface.
  • Here comes the long awaited WordPress 3.9 Update!

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    The all new long awaited WordPress 3.9 has been released, but has it been able to become the show stopper yet? Lets find out… The WordPress 3.9 “smith” is named in the honor of Jazz Musician “Jimmy Smith” and there have been great expectations with the release of this version. This new update is expected to bring about number of refinements that would make the life of users more comfortable by providing best editing enhancements. Let’s take a look at some of the new features in the new WordPress 3.9: Improved Visual Editing – It is now become a simple…
  • Leave The Worries About Your Online Business Presence To WPCurve

    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    We are living in a fast paced world and everyone is making efforts, to simplify Internet and business activities related to it. Like for example, it has become possible for even a common person to set up his own business website with little knowledge of internet. Hence making it is more easier for anyone to step into the world of entrepreneurship. It is definitely a good and exciting idea to create one’s own business website. However in the real scenario, the main problem arises once the website gets up and running. And the same entrepreneur will now have to focus not only on his…
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  • 20+ BEST Charity WordPress Themes of 2014

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:46 am
    Collection of the BEST Charity WordPress Themes for the year 2014. Great intergrated features for collecting money, fundings and running + promoting nonprofit (NGO) organisation. 20+ BEST Charity WordPress Themes 2014 Charity Hub – Charity / Nonprofit / Fundraising WP MORE INFO Charity Hub is a clean responsive WordPress theme. It is especially designed for charity, NGO, non-profit organization, donation, church or fundraising website. We create a custom post type ‘cause’ for easily managing. We also have donation feature in this theme(PayPal). The system will automatically collect…
  • 45+ BEST CreAtive Portfolio WordPress Themes of 2014

    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Collection of the best creative portfolio wordpress themes released in 2014. Perfect for creative agencies, freelancers, individuals, photographers or bloggers. Premium WordPress Themes from various marketplaces. All the templates comes with detailed documentation and FREE support forum where they help with difficulties of the customers! Origin – CreAtive Portfolio WordPress Theme MORE INFO & LIVE DEMO Origin is a stunning grid-based theme that tells a story through imagery. The theme creates a truly engaging experience by saturating the screen with your beautiful photos. The theme…
  • 25+ BEST eCommerce WordPress Themes of 2014

    6 Apr 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Using wordpress platform for creating online eshops has become very popular way how to turn business into the online world. WordPress itself is the most used platform for creating websites. Together with FREE ecommerce plugin began new revolution in creating online stores. It’s really handy & easy so developers and customers save a lot of time during managing and editing their online shops!!! Check the most used and skilled ecommerce shops templates on the market of all times!!! GoodStore – WooCommerce Responsive Theme -  MORE INFO Good Store in multifunctional ecommerce…
  • 25 Best Selling WordPress Themes of March 2014

    4 Apr 2014 | 5:01 am
    Collection of Best Selling WordPress Themes realeased in March 2014. Outstanding web designs, features, professional look and simplicity of wordpress in one article!!! Enjoy the reading and I hope you find your website solution. Trend – Photography WordPress Theme More Info & Live Demo Trend is excellent for portfolio, article, photography, creative, gallery sites. Trend is best selling wordpress theme in photography portfolio category. Powerful theme options, thousands of color combinations, easy use, fast build, amazing look! Trend comes with a category slider, and quick view…
  • Hiker WordPress Photography Theme

    3 Apr 2014 | 6:42 am
     Hiker WordPress photography Theme is designed for photographers, it centers all the attention on the photos so your visitors won’t be distracted of what’s important. You need only worry to select your best work, Hiker takes of the rest! Hiker WordPress Photography Theme More Info & Live Demo The post Hiker WordPress Photography Theme appeared first on Creative WordPress Themes.
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    WP Reviews

  • A2 Hosting review – SSD Drive

    Lee Hughes
    20 Apr 2014 | 4:53 pm
    In this A2 Hosting review we’ll look at why they made my list for the best WordPress hosting. A2 Hosting offer a feature less common with most shared WordPress hosting companies, SSD drive. But what is a SSD drive? You can read a technical article from Wikipedia but if you’re short on time, this video from A2 Hosting will show you how a SSD drive can help speed up your website. A2 Hosting claim the following: 300% Faster Page Loads Than The Competition! Some hosts claim to offer Solid State Drive Hosting but only host your OS or MySQL databases, not your files. We use SSD for…
  • The Best WordPress Hosting in 2014

    Lee Hughes
    19 Apr 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Table of contents WP Engine Bluehost Siteground Pixeno Since WordPress powers +60 million websites, WordPress hosting is big business. With that said there are many hosting companies out there but which offer the best WordPress hosting service? Here I look at higher end hosting for people who are becoming more serious with their websites and I’ll finish with a highly rated affordable option for people just getting started or wanting to support more domains at an affordable price. Here are my best WordPress hosting companies in order of how I rate them. Since writing this post I have now…
  • SiteGround Review

    Lee Hughes
    5 Apr 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Table of contents SiteGround Benefits SiteGround Plans SiteGround Speed SiteGround Security In my series of WordPress hosting reviews, I review popular WordPress hosting companies from WP Engine, Bluehost and others. In this SiteGround review – a cheap WordPress hosting I’ll look at the benefits of this company and the plans and features that they offer. If you’re just getting started with your first website then there are some things you’ll want to look out for. Support – Support from a hosting company is essential. If something goes wrong with your website…
  • Shopify review 2014

    Lee Hughes
    2 Apr 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Table of contents What is Shopify? Shopify Pricing Shopify features Shopify themes Shopify apps Make money If you’re looking for a way to make extra money online and don’t know were to start then Shopify might appeal to you. In this Shopify review I’ll discuss the features of Shopify and discuss the features that they have which makes them one of the leaders in helping people set up their online e-commerce store. I used Shopify while setting up a e-commerce store for a family member and I found it simple to use and the end result always looked quality which is why I thought…
  • WP Engine review

    Lee Hughes
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:21 pm
    After seeing so much hype with WP Engine and my desire to have a faster website I decided to leave my UK hosting company and join the WP Engine crew. I signed up for the 1 year deal which you get 2 months free. While this hosting is $25 more a month than my previous host I wanted to see what all the hype was about. Does it live up to expectation? Below is my detailed WP Engine review so you can make up your own mind. Be sure to check out my post on best WordPress hosting companies as well. Migration process I have never migrated a website over to a new host and I didn’t trust myself to…
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    Tyler Longren

  • Jeet: A CSS Grid System for Humans

    Tyler Longren
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:08 am
    Jeet can do things other grids can’t I haven’t actually used Jeet yet, but am going to be giving it quick run on CodePen later on today. Here’s the Jeet description, from their homepage, which is hosted on GitHub Pages, I believe. We still build things the way machines read them – not the way we intuit them. Jeet allows you to express your page grid the same way a human would describe it. No more needlessly nesting elements. No more rigid twelve column rules. Enjoy building faster with less code, and more flexibility with Jeet. There’s no license defined for…
  • Belt: A Handful Of Tools For PHP Developers

    Tyler Longren
    19 Apr 2014 | 3:35 am
    Clean and well-documented source Belt is a really handy, and relatively new tool set for PHP developers. It’s initial commit was only 9 days before the date this post was published. However, it still looks very usable and rather mature. Code has been added at a pretty quick pace, there’s been 102 commits since Belt’s release on GitHub, a little over a week ago. It’s release under the MIT license, so it’s compatible with the GPL and can safely used in WordPress themes and functions, if you want them included in the official repositories. Basically, you just…
  • Done Smoking for Over One Month

    Tyler Longren
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:23 am
    Just got an achievement in QuitNow Pro for Android for 800 cigarettes not smoked It’s actually been over a month now, 40 days to be more precise. I’ve finally stopped using my nicotine patches and don’t miss them. I simply forgot to put a new one on one day. I realized in the evening that I never changed my patch. Took it off but never put a new one on, just because I don’t really feel the need to. I’m still around lots of folks who smoke, but it doesn’t really bother me like I thought it would. Hoping the following weeks and months are as smooth as this…
  • Smashing Magazine Debut With WordPress 3.9

    Tyler Longren
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:20 am
    Validation achievement unlocked! I was invited to write an article at Smashing Magazine, detailing the new WordPress 3.9 release. Can’t really explain how excited I was when I got the email. I’m truly thankful for the opportunity and am immensely humbled by their request. Anyone who knows web development, design, or really anything related to the Internet at all has probably heard of Smashing Magazine. The article was put together in a very small amount of time but was a blast to do. Daniel Pataki, the WordPress Editor at Smashing Magazine, was a pleasure to work with and has…
  • Poll: Which Language?

    Tyler Longren
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Just an unscientific poll of Hacker News and Designer News users (mostly) Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Results will always be publicly available. This is more of a practice simply to help me gauge where I should go from PHP and JavaScript. Golang is enticing and is currently what I’m leaning towards. Hacker News thread, and Designer News thread. Where to now? Work with Me Think you'd need help getting somethink like this setup on your own? Or maybe you've got an idea for a product but don't know how to turn it…
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    Ethical Web - Resource Platform of Web Design, Tutorials, WordPress, HTML5, etc..

  • A High School Student Become a Specialized WordPress Developer – Really?

    7 Apr 2014 | 9:41 pm
    In the last couple of years, WordPress platform has been expanded dramatically as a more wonderful Content Management System. When it comes to talk about the latest version of the CMS, it had more than 8,000,000 downloads worldwide. For all the old internet illiterates, it is an easy to access system without learning about some weird subjects like HTML, PHP and CSS. Today, WordPress is widely
  • 12 CSS3 & HTML5 Tutorials That Make Website Designing A Lot Easier

    31 Mar 2014 | 12:19 am
    The job of a web designer isn't easy, and it seems to keep getting more and more complex with each passing day. Between new web standards, new libraries and new tools, it is quite difficult to keep up. Thankfully, there are lots of great resources obtainable that can help designers to learn various new techniques and ideas. In this article, I have shared twelve CSS3 and HTML5 tutorial resources
  • 13 Brilliant WordPress Tutorials For Creating and Managing Your Own Site

    27 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    Who’s got time to read boring books? Here are 13 best WordPress Tutorials that helps you to develop and manage your own site easily. Before moving towards tutorial section, continue reading what actually WordPress is. WordPress is an open source content management systems that based on PHP and MySQL. A plug-in architecture and a template system are some exceptional features added in WP.
  • Easy Animation with 10 Worthy HTML5 Animation Tools

    25 Mar 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Want to make your websites visually stunning and creative? Every webmaster has an aim to create fantastic HTML5 animations for your websites, no matter how much it costs. However, producing such animations is a bit difficult and consuming process. Below given fantastic collection of animation tools helps developers to create HTML5 animations for your websites to make your site stunning. 1st
  • Who Else Wants to See the Live Process of Passing Link Authority to Your Website?

    18 Mar 2014 | 2:38 am
    I don't think it may not interested to the guys who is the web scenario. Here VerticalMeasures graphed the full aspect that how link juice passes to your website from it been linked to. But remember the link juice ingredient are: ● Link Worthiness ● Social Love ● Link Authority ● Types of Links ● Co-citation ● Link Relevancy, etc.. Let's see it live. Infographic by Vertical Measures
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  • Top 10 Responsive WordPress Magazine Themes Of 2014

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:48 am
    WordPress is one of top CMS that uses by many big web magazines like BuzzFeed, TechCrunch and others as its easy to use. You can easily get best theme design for any of your topic and have lot of plugins specially for OnPage SEO that make easy for webmaster to setup WordPress magazine. After lot […]
  • Top 10 Responsive eCommerce Themes For WordPress

    5 Apr 2014 | 4:47 am
    eCommerce shops are one of great profitable option for business and shops that want to enter to online shop market which have a great opportunities with less competition and WordPress is the easiest way to make any type of website. Since WordPress have lot of plugins like WooCommerce and etc that make easy for anyone […]
  • Top 5 Responsive WordPress Gaming Theme

    1 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    WordPress is always best option for magazine or blog as its easy to setup plus have lot of features like its fast, easy to update and have lot of plugins and themes that you could choose any with your needs. If you loves gaming and want to have own cool gaming blog then select one […]
  • Top 5 Free WordPress Flash Arcade Games Themes

    29 Mar 2014 | 3:53 am
    WordPress is like all in one CMS and you can make any type of website so if you want to run flash gaming website then WordPress could be good option and you can easily post games with embed or swf files plus WordPress has its own SEO plugins that will make you easy to get […]
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  • Child Theme – An Easy Way to Create Your Own WordPress Theme

    18 Apr 2014 | 10:41 am
    Why should I make a child theme Sometimes you find a very good looking theme but you think some specific element must be removed or modified according to your taste. Now What to do if you are not a theme developer. So there are two options you might think you can do. Hire a developer, pay him some money and make your desired customizations. OR, Look for another theme. But if you know how to make a child theme you don’t need not to worry about it. Just make a child theme, do some customization and make your website according to your desired layout. So Let’s learn how to make a…
  • 5 Powerful Free Plugins in WordPress

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:26 am
    1. CSV2POST :- This plugin helps you to convert your csv file’s data into blog posts. This plugin is very user friendly and simple, not only create posts also provide additional functionality like create custom fields, custom post type with featured image, choose your blog layout, create tags and category and many others. This plugin covert your csv file’s each row into a very nice blog post. 2. WP SHOW-HIDE :- If you want to hide/showsome content from your blog post or page with toggle effect than this is the best plugin for your use . Use simple shortcode and place your content between…
  • How To Install a WordPress Theme

    9 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    In this tutorial we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to install and activate themes in your WordPress site. You can Check out our WordPress Theme “Replican – A Photographic WordPress theme“. Now we start to install a WordPress theme. Access theme installation functionality in your WP admin In order to install a theme you need to do is to login to your site admin panel. Once there, go to Appearance -> Themes.   Here, you will see all the themes that  by default provided by WordPress. To add another one, simply click on the Add New tab. On this page…
  • Creating MySQL Database and User

    8 Apr 2014 | 11:51 am
    Creating a database is  very important phase for development of a site. In this tutorial  I am going to explain briefly how to create a Database and a Database User. In order to create a MySQL database on your hosting account, you need to log in to cPanel. There are two ways to log in cPanel. http://yourdomainname.com/cpanel http://cpanel.servername.com After successfull login to your cPanel there are 6 steps to go ahead. Step 1:-  For creating a new database click on the MySql Databases. Step 2:- Enter a desired name for the database in New Database field and click on the Create…

    7 Apr 2014 | 11:55 am
    WordPress is the most famous blogging plateform and also a well known  content management system. Along with its straightforward  process it also provides ease of installation. In this tutorial we will provide you step by step  instructions on how to install WordPress on your web hosting account. 1.Download the WordPress installation package To start the installation process, first you need to download WordPress form it official site https://wordpress.org/ 2.    Upload the WordPress Files to Your Server Once the download is complete, extract the archive and upload it to your web hosting…
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