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Join the Trend: Six Ways to Discover Hot Topics for Your WordPress Blog

One of the biggest obstacles bloggers encounter—whether they’re on the WordPress platform or not—is how to create content that is based on currently trending topics. Indeed, being able to stay on top of what people want to read can mean the difference between a site that receives heavy and consistent […]

Picture Perfect: How to Remedy the Most Common WordPress Image Issues

WordPress experts and website designers are constantly reinforcing to their clients the importance of having great imagery on their pages. After all, nothing grabs a visitor’s or user’s attention like compelling photos, infographics and like: they draw the reader in and foster a desire for further exploration while adding to […]

Know Your Audience: How to Use Google Analytics With Your WordPress Site

Successful website owners and administrators all have one thing in common: they know their audience. They know what products and services they want. They know what sorts of content they want to read and explore. They know what aspects of their sites are the most popular and which ones are […]

How to Choose the Best WordPress Host for Your Needs

When it comes to designing, launching and running a WordPress site, there are so many critical elements to consider for achieving success, from stellar content to an easy-to-navigate theme and templates to keeping track of updates to plugins. Indeed, making a mistake or ignoring any one of these elements can […]

Best to Test: Tools for Gauging your WordPress Site’s Speed and Performance

It’s an all-to-common scenario: a new user to WordPress builds their site, goes live and starts blogging or selling or raising funds without giving much thought into how their site’s performing. Are visitors getting a good user experience? Are your pages loading quickly? Are they rendering correctly across mobile platforms? […]

Safe by Design: How to Boost Your WordPress Site’s Security

For anyone who designs, owns or runs a website, the threat of getting hacked is a constant reality whether you’re a mega-corporation dealing with millions of users or just a one-person blog shop promoting products or services. And while a hack is rarely fatal—WordPress thrives on the fact that it’s […]

Pipe Up: How to Get More Comments on Your WordPress Posts

One of the hallmarks of the WordPress content management system is the ability to engage a user audience and create a back-and-forth conversation of sorts in the virtual world. And while WordPress has some terrific plugins available that can help you create and manage a comment section on your site, […]

Save the Day: Knowing Which WordPress Files to Always Back Up

Ask any WordPress designer or seasoned administrator what is one of the most important aspects of keeping a website safe and secure and you’ll no doubt get a vehement answer: back up! From targeted hack attempts to denial of service attacks to unexpected—and all too common—server failures, not having the […]

The Magnificent Seven: Great WordPress Features Worth Checking Out

WordPress is an incredibly rich and multi-layered content management system, one packed with options and features that help it clearly stand head and shoulders above other platforms. But with all that incredible and intuitive diversity, it’s no great surprise that many website owners and administrators aren’t using it to its […]

Don’t Panic: Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them (Part Two)

In part one of this series we looked at some of the most common errors that occur with sites using the WordPress-based Content Management System (CMS). And while the first set of errors were among the most experienced, it turns out there’s a lot of simple things that can go […]