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How to Set Up WordPress Lazy Loading (Native + Plugins)

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.

4 Best Free CDN Services for WordPress (That Are Actually Free)

4 Best Free CDN Services for WordPress (That Are Actually Free)

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.

How To Create a Coupon Code site with WordPress

How To Create a Coupon Code site with WordPress

Today, we’ll walk you step-by-step through the process of creating your WordPress coupon site with no coding skills or special technical knowledge required. Everyone likes

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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

How and why to add countdown timers to WordPress

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.

REST API for Dummies

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.

How to display different sidebars for different categories/post

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.