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WordPress currently powers nearly 28% of all websites and is always changing, improving, and advancing. It’s free to use and has thousands of plugins and themes for improved web design, added functionality, and superior user-experience. And best of all, it has an easy user interface meant to make website building a breeze.
Boasting popularity, scalability, security, and extreme flexibility, WordPress is the number one publishing platform available to website owners of all types. In the end, WordPress is designed to be used as a simple blogging platform or a complex content management system that supports online shops, membership sites, forums… the list goes on.
- How can I build a WordPress website?
- How do I know which tools, plugins, or themes to use?
- How can I set my website apart from the rest of the competition?
Questions such as these and more are easily found in our Guides and Tutorials section. Learn the nitty gritty basics about WordPress, such as how to pick a theme, how to customize your site, how to create pages and posts, and even how to make your website mobile-friendly. On the other hand, for those looking for a challenge, expect to learn things like how to install WordPress locally on your computer, how to create a child theme, and how to manage multiple WordPress websites at once.
Save yourself time and trouble, boost your WordPress skillset, and even learn something new and exciting by reading our detailed guides and tutorials. Regardless of your experience, website proficiency, or individual needs, there is sure to be an article that has exactly what you are looking for.
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There are a ton of WordPress gallery plugins out there. By my last count, the number is somewhere between one to two million (slight hyperbole), which means the stakes are high when it comes to choosing a gallery solution for your WordPress site.
In my Modula Gallery review, I’ll try to lessen those stakes by giving you a peek at a neat freemium gallery plugin that offers everything from filterable categories to gorgeous styling effects and more. All for one low price.
Repurposing old blog content is the new black, and slideshows are one incredibly popular way to do this. Slideshows are a creative approach to visually sharing top post material that you want to recycle into a new format to get the most out of your valuable content. But how do you get a presentation onto your website? One simple way to do this is by using Google Slides, a powerful tool in Google’s open-source office suite. Want to learn how to add a Google Slides presentation to your website? Get ready, here we go!
There are a number of reasons why you may want to prevent search engines from indexing your website. You could want to stay away from web crawlers temporarily (if you’re working on developing your site in a live environment) or permanently (if your WordPress website is actually a private blog).
Thankfully, there are a number of ways you can prevent search engines from indexing your site from adding code snippets to the robots.txt file to using plugins and configuring your Google Search Console settings.
Adding video to your blog or website is nothing new. In fact, people have been adding videos to their websites for some time now – long before YouTube became a hit, social media took the world by storm, and online streaming became a way of life for the majority of people around the world.
However, as video equipment has become more accessible and affordable, people have become more comfortable in front of the camera, and site visitors have immersed themselves in consuming video every single day, there is no denying that adding video to your website is more popular than ever.
Especially for those looking to market their brand in a different way, attract a new type of audience, and step ahead of the competition.
The WordPress login page is the gateway to your WordPress site. It’s where you gain access to your site, where your site’s users will gain entry (if you make your site public), and where some hackers will attempt to brute force their way into your site.
All that to say – for such a simple page, there’s a lot going on!
In this post, I’m going to dig into everything about the hard-working WordPress login page.
Content consumption has always been challenging. And with a staggering 2 million blog posts written every day, it’s even more so. Staying up to date with your favorite blogs and news sources can be difficult – especially if you’re doing it manually.
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) technology makes it easier to keep track of the latest content by notifying you whenever your favorite sites publish a new post. Instead of visiting every website repeatedly, you can simply open up your RSS reader and have the feed delivered to you. And offering this functionality on your WordPress website can get you a great deal of loyal readers.
There’s a reason WordPress is the most popular content management system. Its powerful feature set and flexibility separates it from other blogging platforms. And one such feature is the ability to create, manage, and display custom post types.
Custom post types are special posts in WordPress that let you define a new structure for different types of content. They make it easier for you to upload content and let you fine tune how it appears on your site’s front-end.
Why do some prospects stay and others leave? How can you measure your site’s effectiveness and the user engagement it generates? The answer to all these questions can be summed up in two words: A/B testing.
In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about A/B testing WordPress pages. We’ll also show you how you can take a practical, scientific approach to A/B testing in WordPress. And finally, we’ll wrap up with a section on some of the best plugins and tools you can use to A/B test your website.
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You’re probably already using Google Analytics to track all kinds of traffic-related metrics like page views, bounce rates, and average session duration. What if you could kick things up a notch and track how your visitors interact with on-page elements like buttons, forms, and embedded videos?
In this post, I’m going to dig into one of the most perplexing questions WordPress beginners grapple with: WordPress.com vs WordPress.org. If you’re struggling with what the difference between these two is, there’s one thing for sure:
You’re not alone.
PowerPoint presentations offer a great way to communicate structured information to your viewership. And if you’re thinking about sharing them on your site to recap presentations that you’ve delivered, propose new product ideas to clients, offer how-to guides, or communicate your product’s features, then you’re going to need to find a way to embed them in your website.
Everyone that runs a website is dying to know how to capture more emails. After all, building your email list is a great way to expand your brand, encourage more sales, and solidify yourself as an authority in your industry. Plus, emails sent out by you to interested site visitors are personal, purposeful, well-targeted, relatively inexpensive to manage, and are a great way to forge one-on-one relationships with your subscribers.
Rather than simply hoping users will sign up in your sidebar, what if you could convince site visitors to opt-in with their email addresses immediately after clicking on your website?
Well you can, using a squeeze page.
We all know how important it is to make sure your site is running the latest version of WordPress. Major WordPress releases often bring security updates and new features to the platform. And although the content management system allows you to update to the latest version by simply clicking a button, you can also update WordPress manually using FTP or SFTP.
In this post, we’ll walk you through a step-by-step tutorial on how to update WordPress using both FTP and SFTP. But before we dive into the tutorial, let’s take a look at why you’d want to update WordPress manually in the first place.
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There are so many sites out there that look alike. And for this reason, selecting a theme that is both unique and feature-rich is difficult. WordPress’ flexible customization options allow you to modify a theme’s appearance and make it unique simply by tweaking its CSS.
That said, getting started with CSS customization and modification can be a daunting task – especially if you shy away from code. Thankfully, WordPress makes CSS modifications profoundly simple.
So you want to be a freelance writer, huh? That’s cool. As someone who’s been making a full-time living from freelance writing over the past year, I can say that it’s a pretty fun job… most of the time.
But here’s the thing about freelance writing:
It can be confusing as all get out at the beginning when you’re sitting there clientless and unsure what to do next.
Joomla is one of the most popular content management systems (CMSs) out there that’s designed for power users. However, its complex feature set and advanced functionality might be a little overwhelming – especially if you’re not particularly tech savvy. And for this reason, you may want to consider switching over to a simpler CMS, say, WordPress.
Moving your website from one content system to another may seem painstakingly difficult and even downright impossible at times. The good news is that migrating from Joomla to WordPress is a cakewalk if you’ve got the right tools.
The White Screen of Death is a pesky WordPress error that displays a blank white screen on your site’s front-end without giving you any information about what’s causing the error. It can affect parts of your site (a few posts or pages) or your entire website – including the admin panel.
Fortunately, there’s a systematic way to tackle the most common causes of the White Screen of Death (or, WSoD) even when you have no idea of what went wrong. What’s even better is that you don’t have to be particularly tech savvy to fix the issue on your own.
When your blog posts exceed a few dozen entries, it’s time to rethink your navigation. One way to improve its usability is to add numeric pagination to your blog page.
Adding pagination to your website has a lot of clear benefits. It makes it easier for spiders to crawl deep into your site’s architecture and can drastically improve your page load times.
Selecting the right theme that’s in line with your site’s requirements can be tricky because of the sheer volume of available WordPress themes. However, making a good selection is important if you want to avoid running into issues with compatibility, updates, and security.
WordPress is a powerful content management system (CMS). It has all sorts of content publishing tools including a basic HTML text editor. However, if you’re going to be designing HTML pages or feel more comfortable adding content to your site in HTML code, then looking for high-quality HTML editors just might be worth your while.