Category: Wordpress Essentials

  • Finding the Best WordPress Hosting

    Best. It’s a word meant to rank similar things in a given category by established comparison points, providing an unbiased view on how they stack up. But what’s best for one person or company is not always the best choice for another – and to further complicate things, financial bias is often the primary motivator…

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    Udemy: Free and Premium Online Courses for Learning WordPress

    Udemy offers on-demand online courses covering a wide range of topics from software development to speed reading. Once you ‘enroll’ and become a member you are then able to pick and choose from the published courses and start learning at your own convenience, with unrestricted repeat access to the content. There are even mobile apps…

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  • A Safe and Easy Way to Add Code to A WordPress Website’s Header or Footer

    There may be occasions when you need to customize your WordPress website, and the only option is to edit the underlying code of the theme you are using. The purpose of this customization might be to change the appearance of your website, or perhaps alter the way it functions. Generally speaking, keeping your theme files…

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    Need WordPress Help? Check Out These Support Resources

    From forums and chat rooms to blog posts and conferences, the amount of WordPress support available truly is infinite; but, with so many resources at our fingertips, how does one find the answer to a simple WordPress question? To sort through all the information, it’s important to know where you can go to ask for…

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    How to Make Your Blog More Searchable

    If you are running a blog or website to promote your business or business services, the two most important factors for ensuring high visibility in search engines are website performance and social media exposure. Google made it clear in 2010 that website speed would become an important ranking metric for organic search results, and social…

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  • Blog Post - Reasons You Should Do a Regular WordPress Check-Up

    Reasons You Should Do a Regular WordPress Check-Up

    Introduction to WordPress Maintenance Admit it, you do treat your WordPress installation as a set-it-and-forget-it kind of thing, don’t you? Almost everybody does. Literally, the only two things we usually do with a WordPress site once it’s up and running is: (1) publish new content, (2) update the plugins and the WordPress core itself (here…

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    How To Create a Sticky Post in WordPress

    By default, your newest articles are published at the top of your blog. With every new article published, your existing articles are pushed down a spot — and eventually, off the front page completely. It can be disheartening when your best article drops off the front page. There are two main problems with this: One…

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  • Featured Image - A Guide to Using WordPress Logs to Track Errors

    A Guide to Using WordPress Logs to Track Errors

    Use WordPress logs to fix problems that arise on your WordPress instance — or, more accurately, to figure out why they’ve occurred. This feature tracks errors and records them in one easy-to-locate file, so you can get started on the troubleshooting process. There are three basic steps to enable WordPress error logs: In this article,…

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    Speed Optimization: the WordPress Plugins You Need

    I’ve talked a lot about security over the last few weeks. This week, though, I want to talk about another important website attribute: speed. For anyone who experienced 56k dial-up, you could be forgiven for thinking today’s super-fast broadband connections have solved the problem of website speed. After all, most websites load within a few…

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    Can Your Site Benefit from a WordPress Reverse Proxy?

    While explaining how it works is a little more difficult, the essence of what a WordPress Reverse Proxy does is simple. It allows your WordPress site to be viewed through another domain, so that your visitors have no idea they’re on a different site or system. For example, let’s say you have a WordPress blog…

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