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Fact versus Fiction: A Q & A on WordPress Plugins

When it comes to WordPress sites, designers and admins—when asked what is one of the most confusing aspects of the platform—will most likely put “plugins” somewhere on their list. Indeed, plugins are fantastic and, in many cases, a must-have when working on a WordPress site. But too often users grab […]

Paired Up: Must Have Smartphone Apps for WordPress Bloggers

The best and most noticed bloggers working on the WordPress platform no doubt attribute much of their success to being able to post, update and edit on the go. And that means utilizing smartphone apps that help them stay on top of their site and its content. And even for […]

Off to Market: The What and Why of WordPress Landing Page Plugins

Too often, those WordPress website users who are out to sell a product or service or promote a message underestimate the importance of a good dedicated landing page. And what exactly is a landing page? In the simplest terms it’s a dedicated, standalone page designed for a specific marketing campaign […]

Keeping Up With Regular Maintenance Tasks (Part 1)

Whether it’s a car or a computer, a bike or a bass guitar, staying on top of regular maintenance issues—cleaning, backing up, staying in perfect tune—is the best way to ensure that those things which you love and rely on stay in perfect shape. So why wouldn’t you do the […]

The Buddy System: Going Social with Your WordPress Site

The best WordPress bloggers, site owners and administrators know that one of the keys to having a fantastic and wildly successful web page is to integrate everything you post and promote with some sort of social media component.

Of course, the problem many people run into when looking at a social […]

On Alert: Signs that Your WordPress Site Has Been Hacked

Many WordPress site owners and administrators have no doubt experienced an unease or wariness at one point or another when it seems that something just isn’t right with their site. Perhaps loyal visitors have dropped out in droves or it takes a long time to edit or post new content […]

What’s Your Type? Adding Custom Fonts to Your WordPress Site

Ask yourself this question: what’s one consistent element of every outstanding and beautifully designed WordPress site you’ve ever seen? Most likely it’s—in a word—typography. Indeed, having the perfect fonts can mean so much to the readability of a site, and using typefaces that meld perfectly with other design elements can […]

Useful Hacks, Tricks & Tips for WordPress Users: Part 2

In Part 1 of this column we learned that, thanks to the vast and incredibly helpful community of WordPress users, there are countless hacks, tricks and tips to make designing, building, editing and administering a WordPress site a lot easier and, often, a lot more fun.

Here’s Part 2, with another […]