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The Ultimate Guide for Schema Markup

Launched a beautiful website, that looks and functions great? Optimized copy for SEO and took care of meta tags? Now, let’s learn how to step

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How to Add a Countdown Timer to WordPress For Free + More

Want to add a countdown timer to your WordPress site? While there are plenty of coming soon plugins that help you add countdown timers for website launches, there are surprisingly few plugins that let you add countdown timers to existing WordPress pages…at least for free.

How to Track Outbound Links on WordPress With Google Analytics Events

How to Track Outbound Links on WordPress With Google Analytics Events

Ever wished that you could track outbound link clicks from visitors on your WordPress site? If you’re like 90% of webmasters I know, you use Google Analytics to track your WordPress site. It’s the default and plenty of plugins make it stupid simple to add Google Analytics tracking to your WordPress site.

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What Is The WordPress REST API? REST API For Dummies

If you pay any attention to the WordPress ecosystem, you’ve probably heard about the WordPress REST API. The REST API featured heavily at Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word 2016 address, and it’s just generally a hot topic in the WordPress community.

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How to Use Different Sidebars on Different Pages, Posts, or Categories

I bet that you have more than one type of content on your WordPress site. So why is your sidebar the same across every single page and category? Using different sidebars for different pages and categories allows you to offer readers a browsing experience that’s much more specific to their needs.

A Non-Developer's Guide to WP-CLI

What is WP-CLI? A Beginner’s Guide to This Weird Acronym

If you’ve ever shopped around for WordPress hosting, you’ve probably seen this weird little acronym that shows up on many hosts’ features lists: WP-CLI. Are you familiar? Most managed WordPress hosts offer it nowadays. Impressively, it manages to pack two different acronyms into a name that’s the perfect storm for confusing beginners. So what does this acronym mean? And why should you care about it?

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How to Use .htaccess to Restrict Access to All or Parts of WordPress

You probably created your WordPress site because you want people to see it. But that doesn’t mean you want people to see every single thing! That is, there are plenty of valid reasons to restrict access to all or parts of your WordPress site. Beefing up security, creating a private staging site, restricting sensitive content…you need to do it sometimes. But how?

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25+ Free Icon Fonts for Theme Designers or Anyone Else

Want to spice up your WordPress themes? Icon fonts provide a handy way for you to both enhance the design of your themes and give your theme’s users more functionality. And best of all, there are heaps of free icon fonts you can start using today.

WordApp Review - Create a Native Mobile App For Your WordPress Site

WordApp Review – Create a Native Mobile App For Your WordPress Site

Want to create a mobile app for your WordPress site? The idea has always sounded cool to me. But…I have zero idea how to code a native mobile app. Heck, I can barely hack my way around WordPress. And if you’re an average WordPress user, I’m guessing that you find yourself in much the same situation as I do.

Quick Guide: How to Embed Google Slides Presentations in WordPress

Quick Guide: How to Embed Google Slides Presentations in WordPress

If you’re any kind of online professional, Google Docs is a lifesaver. Easy collaboration, cloud storage…Google makes you happy to hand your life over to them! But up until now, most of our Google-focused posts have been focused on Google Docs and showing you skills like how to import Google Docs to WordPress with Jetpack or via some manual hacking.

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How to Set Up SMTP for WordPress Emails Using Postman SMTP

You know what sucks? When your emails show up in your intended recipients’ spam folders. You’re sending content that needs to be seen, but the Internet gatekeepers are sending it straight to junk. It’s annoying. But as anyone who has tried to receive Contact Form 7 emails at their Gmail account can attest to, it happens far too often with emails sent by your WordPress site.

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A practical guide on how to earn up to $4K with WordPress

Affiliate marketing is awesome and if you take the right steps you can have a huge benefit out of it. Let’s take for example TeslaThemes Affiliate program. It is a good example of how generating just one sale per day can bring you up to $4.000.

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Competitors: How to Spy on Them (And What They Can Teach You About WordPress)

You don’t need the name Aldrich Ames or Hercules Mulligan to be considered a great spy on the internet. What’s even better is that you won’t be thrown in jail for treason if you get caught peeking in on what your competitors are doing. In fact, spying on your competitors is one of the more prudent strategies you can follow, considering there’s a good chance your competition has knowledge that you’ve yet to discover.

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How Many WordPress Plugins is Too Many? The Answer Might Surprise You

If you’ve used WordPress for a while, I’m sure someone has told you that you “shouldn’t use too many plugins”. It’s obvious – using too many plugins will slow your WordPress site down, right? But is that actually true? I mean, people tell me I shouldn’t swim after eating, but I’ve done that my whole life and I’m still alive and kicking! So is the common knowledge that “too many plugins is bad” good for WordPress?

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How to Run A/B Tests on WordPress to Improve Your Website

How do you make changes to your WordPress site? Do you “think” of a way to improve your site, make a major change, and call it a day? If so, you’re probably doing it all wrong. Making changes to your website without testing them is dangerous business. You’ll never know for sure whether your change was one step forward or two steps back.

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12 Essential Resources for Becoming a Stronger Blogger

Blogging is a lot of work. And, if you want to be a stronger blogger, it is going to take consistency, time, and effort. After all, your goal is to craft compelling content your site visitors want to come back for time and again.

5 Smart Content Marketing Goals to Set Your Sights On

5 Smart Content Marketing Goals to Set Your Sights On

Are you curious why content marketing doesn’t seem to work for every business? A lot of business owners believe that simply having a blog will be enough for a steady stream of new customers to start pouring in. Sorry, that’s not how it works. Your content isn’t doing anything except sitting there taking up virtual space, unless you align it with your business goals.

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5 Best Free CDN Solutions for WordPress to Speed Up Your Site

Want to speed up your WordPress site without breaking the bank? After you’ve made all the other basic WordPress speed optimizations, one of the best ways to shave some additional percentage points off of your site’s loading times is to implement a CDN.

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7 Copywriting Mistakes Killing Your WordPress Site

If you’re selling anything online, whether it’s a product or service, then you’re going to rely on solid copy. Sadly, tons of websites out there have copy that’s unconvincing and ineffective. It doesn’t make you want to buy or take action. The only action you’ll be taking is hitting the back button.

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How to Create a Content Strategy for Your WordPress Site?

Content marketing is a long-term game. If you want instant results, your time is probably best spent on a different strategy. Each piece of content you produce only makes a very tiny splash. But, it’s the cumulative impact of all this content that results in a giant wave, flooding the Internet with your content.

Tips for Mastering Typography on Your WordPress Website

Tips for Mastering Typography on Your WordPress Website

Having the most beautifully designed WordPress website is great. That is, unless you ruin it with hard to read fonts. Fonts are fun and exciting. And there are so many to choose from. Think about it. How many themes have you seen boasting access to 700+ Google fonts? Fonts make up the bulk of your website. This is how your visitors engage with your ideas, products, and even some images. But without the right typography, your readers are sure to become frustrated.

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Need Custom Buttons? Try Out These Incredible WP Button Plugins

WordPress, by default, has no options to add customizable buttons. However, there are many free and paid solutions to build attractive buttons. Which can be used in landing pages as well as in calls to action? There are WordPress plugins for almost every task. In this post, you will learn why you need these buttons and WordPress plugins to get them.

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How to Reshare Old Blog Posts on Social Media to Get More Engagement

I think we all have probably experienced this…You share a post on social media. A post you put a ton of thought and time into. But when it comes to engagement on social media, all you hear is the faint sound of crickets. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Is it because your post just wasn’t interesting? Unfortunately, that’s always a possibility. But it’s far more likely that your followers just didn’t see your post.

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How to Properly Migrate WordPress From One Host to Another (Part-1)

Migrating your WordPress website from one host to another is often a daunting task. You don’t want to mess up anything. However, you still have to migrate for one reason or another. Surely, you can pay a professional freelancer to do the job but where’s the fun in that? Fear of downtime and data loss are two major factors that discourage people to not carry out the migration themselves.

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Add Infinite Scroll to WordPress via a Plugin called Ajax Load More

Is there anything more addictive than the Facebook News Feed. I mean, I’m sitting here trying to write this post, but that addictive little bugger just keeps scrolling…and scrolling…and scrolling. Now, it’s 30 minutes later and I still haven’t started.

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How to Reset Your WordPress Website

If you have ever wanted to start all over again with your WordPress website, but are not sure how to get back to your default

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How to Create an Editorial Calendar That Helps You Blog Better

You’ve probably heard it over and over again: If you want your blog to be successful, you need to consistently put out content. You hear it because it’s true. Without a consistent flow of content, your blog is, unfortunately, primed to shrivel up and die. Note that consistency isn’t always the same as frequency. You could consistently publish content once per week. That’s not a high frequency, but it is a consistent output that your readers will become accustomed to.

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How to Watermark Your Images With WordPress – Bye Bye Image Thieves!

Image theft…Photographers have been dealing with it forever, but thanks to the Internet, it’s become easier than ever for thieves to take images. And it doesn’t just affect photographers anymore. Anyone who’s creating unique images knows the pain of unattributed image theft.

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The Right Way of Creating a WordPress Child Theme

Raise your hand if you have customized more than 5 WordPress sites. Keep it raised if it’s more than 10. If I get to 20, and your hand is still raised, then it’s hard for me to imagine that you haven’t used a child theme. Working with child themes is one of the best practices of overriding parent WordPress themes.

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How to Design Your WordPress Site – No Coding Skills Required

So you’ve got your WordPress site up and running. Everything’s okay under the hood, but you need to make it look awesome on the outside too. You don’t have any technical skills. So what’s next for you? Hire a designer to draw your layouts by code? Ask a developer to help you?

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How to Lazy Load Images and Speed Up Your WordPress Site

Speed is key on the Internet. Whether you want more conversions, more search traffic, or more satisfied users, it pays to optimize your WordPress site for speed. But if you’ve already checked off the big boxes like using a CDN and optimizing your image sizes, how can you eek out even more speed? One way is to implement lazy loading for your images.

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How to Set Up CloudFlare for WordPress – The Complete Guide

Page speed and security should be two issues on the mind of every WordPress site owner. We wrote a huge post about WordPress and page speed back in 2014. And since then, page speed has only gotten more important. Users want sites to load fast – 30% of people want sites to load in under one second. And if your site doesn’t, they’re probably going to go somewhere else.

WordPress Maintenance

WordPress Maintenance 101: Keep Your Site Running Smoothly

One of the great things about WordPress is how easy it makes running a website. But WordPress can’t do everything… You need to be a little proactive – here are some things you need to do on a regular basis to keep your site running smoothly. If you don’t, your site might slow down, be vulnerable to security attacks, lose contacts, or even drop in the search engines.

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How to Create WordPress Featured Images (if you’re not a designer)

I’m going to let you in on one of my deep, dark secrets: I’m a horrible designer. As someone who’s known for his spartan home decorating and fondness for white walls, calling me merely “design challenged” would be a compliment. But, because I know how important images are to blog posts, I try anyway.

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