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8 Things to Consider When Choosing a WordPress Theme for Your Blog

April 11, 2014 by Amy Edwards

Customizing your blog

When it comes to choosing a WordPress theme, it can be hard to know where to start. There are thousands out there that all have different features, different typography and different imagery settings. That said, there are a few things you need to consider which should help you to narrow down your theme options.[read more]

6 Free, Easy WordPress Security Safeguards: Don't Let Pirates Drop Anchor in Your Lagoon!

February 5, 2014 by Carrie Morgan

WordPress security safeguards.

My blog isn’t huge but, thanks to social sharing and a little syndication, it is beginning to gain a bit of traction. I’m proud to say that traffic grew by 1,685 percent in 2013. Like every serious blogger, growth brings content theft issues that have pushed me to make some security changes along the way.[read more]

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4 Trendy and Efficient WordPress Plugins for Bloggers

November 29, 2013 by Philip Cohen
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WordPress plugins for bloggers.

WordPress is one of the best creations for bloggers, developers, small business owners, and virtually anyone who wants to put their views, products, or information on the web for the masses. If you own a WordPress account, you know exactly how hard it can be to keep up with it and your SEO presence.[read more]

WordPress SEO: The Easy Way to Set Up Google Authorship

November 19, 2013 by Craig Fifield

Set up your blogs authorship corretly.

A few months ago Google clarified its guidelines on how to properly apply Google Authorship on blogs. The new guidelines made it clear many blogs had authorship set up incorrectly so I put together this post to help WordPress users configure authorship properly using the WordPress SEO plugin.[read more]

A Guide to WordPress for Small Businesses

November 4, 2013 by Álvaro J. Soltero
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WordPress small business guide

WordPress makes sense for small businesses because you don't need web design or programming experience at all. Pretty much anyone can create a website on WordPress; however, there are a lot of options and roads you can take, so we've outlined a guide to get you started properly.[read more]

5 Free Resources for Creating Great Blog Content

October 18, 2013 by Rebecca Her

Free photos via Pink Poppy Photography

You need supplies in order to create blog content. There are a lot of places you can go to get these supplies that won’t land you in hot water because of copyright infringement, and are very good quality. Here are five of our favorite places to visit for free blogging content.[read more]

The Best Way to Keep People on Your Site

September 11, 2013 by Judi Knight
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Not the best way to decrease bounce rate

If you are blogging on your WordPress website, you want to keep people on your site as long as possible. You don’t have to resort to tying them up, but the next best thing to keep them reading is by using a related posts plugin to display a list of related posts with thumbnail images under each of your posts.[read more]

15 Expert Guides to WordPress: Tips, Techniques, Plugins and More

September 3, 2013 by Tom Pick
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WordPress tips

WordPress now powers one out of every six sites on the web. If WordPress is your platform of choice, how can you overcome or work around its shortcomings and quirks? Find the answers to those questions and more here in 15 expert guides to WordPress tips, tricks and plugins.[read more]

50+ Free WordPress Themes

August 26, 2013 by Karan Chopra

WordPress

It can take a lot of time to find a nice-looking free WordPress theme, but what if we give you some of the best all in one place? Here are over 50 such WordPress themes, which are nice, full of helpful features and - best of all - free.[read more]

Top WordPress Plugins for Business 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]

August 9, 2013 by Douglas Karr

WordPress Plugins

We’ve put together a list of our favorite plugins that we believe enable WordPress business users to capitalize on their content and drive results through search engines and social media, via mobile, tablet or desktop…and fully integrate their social and video strategies.[read more]

How to Get the Most Out of Your WordPress Blog

July 29, 2013 by Marty F. Nemec
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Blogging

A good blog can bring you so many benefits -- but what exactly makes a blog "good?" Obviously the content has a big part to do with it, but so many blogs with great content are never even browsed. Here are several tips to follow in order to make sure your blog is getting the audience it deserves.[read more]

How WordPress Comments are Evolving

July 26, 2013 by Ari Herzog

WordPress (source)

It used to be you were limited to leaving a WordPress comment on the blog itself. The latest evolution is bundling commenting systems into one interface so you the reader can choose your preferred system and comment where you want more people to read what you have to say.[read more]

Criteria for Picking the Right Video Player for WordPress

July 22, 2013 by Benjamin Bernstein

Which video player is best? (photo: downloadblog.it)

Adding videos to WordPress is a great way to enhance your blog posts and bring life to your site. It will also draw in new viewers and keep them coming back for more. However, there are some criteria which must be met when choosing the right video player for WordPress.[read more]

How to Transform Your WordPress Blog Into a SEO Machine

June 25, 2013 by Carrie Morgan
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SEO magic happens when you identify one keyword to focus on, then put it in the trifecta of permalink, page title and page description. Make sure that keyword is included in the body of post a few times, as relevant and appropriate, hit publish and you are good to go. While there are other steps and tactics that help boost SEO, that’s fodder for another article![read more]

How To Make Your Website Mobile Friendly

June 17, 2013 by Gary Fox
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My recommendation if you are using WordPress is to go for WPTouch Pro as a start point to get mobile. For faster loading and customised look go you can use our solution – see details here or providers like MoFuse if you want to do it yourself.[read more]

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6 Ways to Make Your WordPress E-Commerce Site Rock

May 18, 2013 by Shell Harris
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eCommerce site building

Building and maintaining a great e-commerce site can be overwhelming at times as it seems there is no end to what needs to be focused on. Wordpress is a great tool for e-commerce sites just starting out. But even small sites focusing on e-commerce should follow these simple rules.[read more]

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The Marketing Toolkit for Startups On a Budget

May 9, 2013 by Steven Shattuck

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Running marketing for a startup comes with its own unique challenges, not the least of which is maintaining a tight budget while attempting to drive a daily influx of new leads. Even fully-funded startups would be wise not to invest too much in an expensive, agency-designed website or a powerful marketing automation solution.[read more]

How Safe is Your WordPress Website From Hackers and Other Malicious Attacks?

May 8, 2013 by Elizabeth Maness

How safe is your website from hackers? Check out these security tips to make sure you're not leaving yourself wide open for a similar kind of attack. One of the simplest ways to prevent your site from being hacked and having malicious code added to your pages is to keep your WordPress installation current.[read more]

The 17 Best WordPress Plugins for Social Media, SEO, and Better Visitor Engagement in 2013

January 6, 2013 by Neal Schaffer
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Every year I share my own experiences using WordPress plugins to run Windmill Networking to help you make your own website more social media optimized, SEO friendly, and even help convert more of your visitors into new leads. I say “website” because WordPress is not just for blogs: As a CMS, WordPress powers one of every 6 websites on the Internet, nearly 60 million in all, with 100,000 more popping up each day.[read more]

Iconic Photographer Steve McCurry Talks Blogging and WordPress

December 8, 2012 by Paul Gillin
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Steve McCurry, a professional photographer and author of several photography books, shares his reasons for why he blogs on WordPress.com. His iconic photo, Afghan Girl, graced the cover of National Geographic and was named one of the 100 Best Pictures of the magazine. McCurry has been recognized with some of the most prestigious...[read more]

 
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