• This Post Title is Still Loading… and So Is Your Slow WordPress Site

    You know when you've written an awesome blog post about optimizing #WordPress sites for speed but can't figure out the right title for it because you don't want it to sound all clickbatey? That's us right now. — Pagely (@Pagely) November 12, 2020 Across the various WordPress community groups and forums, there’s no doubt that

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  • To WWW or Not to WWW? How to Add WWW to Your URLs in WordPress

    There are a number of reasons you might need to change the URL of your WordPress site. Say a change to the brand, or the required switch from HTTP to HTTPS for security purposes. Then, of course, there’s the matter of updating a website from www to a naked (non-www) URL. In the following tutorial,

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  • How to Use Facebook Debugger to Control How Your Site Looks on Facebook

    Have you run into a situation where Facebook doesn’t display the right image or text when someone shares your site? In this post, you’ll we’ll show you exactly how to use the Facebook Debugger tool to fix that! First, you’ll learn how Facebook decides what information to display when someone shares a link from your

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  • The Complete Guide to Building a WordPress Speed Optimization Plan [Updated 2019]

    Imagine you have a big meeting your team has been preparing for all month. You know where the meeting is, when you need to be there, and what to bring. However, the employee responsible for collecting all the materials for the meeting–the presentation, data you’ve compiled, the project proposal, and even the laptop you planned

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  • 5 Ways to Use the WordPress .htaccess File to Improve Your Site

    Web servers use configuration files to enable or disable functionality. One of the most important of these files for WordPress users is the .htaccess file. The WordPress .htaccess file enables you to customize aspects of your site’s functionality. For example, you can use it to ban specific IP addresses from accessing your website or password protect specific

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  • A Definitive Guide on How to Create Custom Post Types in WordPress

    WordPress’ default post types are useful for creating blog posts, pages, attachments, and other standard elements of your website. However, if you’re looking to facilitate streamlined and efficient content creation for your business site, you may find the default post types somewhat restrictive. This is where WordPress custom post types come into play. You can

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  • The Complete Guide to WordPress User Roles and Permissions

    If you run a large website, a membership site, or simply need to give other people access so they can manage, edit, or contribute to your site, WordPress user roles and permissions let you control what users can and can’t do. WordPress provides six default user roles, each with its own set of permissions and

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  • The Complete Guide to Running a WordPress Forum

    Forums and message boards are one of the oldest forms of online community, pre-dating social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. They’re also still the most popular means for asking and answering questions, not to mention a sure-fire way to grow an engaged community around your business. WordPress is the perfect platform for creating an

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  • How to Find the Post ID in WordPress

    When I first started using WordPress several years ago, I remember a plugin asking me for a post ID. I thought I was picking up WordPress quite quickly, but this one had me stumped. I could see the name of my post, I could find the URL – but I had no idea how to

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  • How to Style Blockquotes in WordPress Using CSS

    You probably remember the concept of blockquotes from school. If you’re like me, you might even have flashback nightmares about properly MLA-formatting long form blockquotes. Omit the quotation marks, indent this, double space that… Thankfully, WordPress blockquotes are a little less stressful. They’re actually a great way to break up a wall of text in

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