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How to Create an XML Sitemap in WordPress

Sitemaps allow website owners to inform search engines where all their content is located. This helps search engines crawl your website more effectively. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an XML sitemap in WordPress using two popular plugins: WordPress SEO and Google XML Sitemaps. Both plugins can create an XML sitemap out of the box. However, I will show you all configuration…
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The Importance of Backing Up Your WordPress Site

Backing up your website regularly is vital. Every experienced website owner knows this. Unfortunately, many new WordPress users do not take backing up as seriously as they should. This is sometimes down to the assumption that everything will be ok. Others have looked into…
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How to Automatically Tweet a New Post in WordPress

With social media and word of mouth being incredibly strong tools for marketing your site it is good to know how to use Twitter to announce a new post. In this article, I will show you how to announce your new posts on Twitter with a helpful plugin called WP to…
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How to Create a Contact Form on WordPress (the Easy Way)

Need to learn how to create a contact form on WordPress? Great! We live for moments like this. It would be our absolute pleasure to teach you the easiest, most effective, method for getting a fully-functioning contact form on your website. In this article, we’ve written a simple step-by-step tutorial on how to create a contact form on WordPress. In 4 easy steps, you’ll have a contact form…
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How to Easily Switch User Accounts in WordPress

When running a multi user WordPress site, you will often need to switch user accounts to see how users see the functionality. This could become quite a chore if you have to do this a lot more often. In this article, I will show you how to easily switch user accounts in…
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How to Modify Custom Post Types in WordPress

Starting out on your WordPress site you may have made a few posts or pages to learn the ropes and wish to modify their category to fit with how your content flows currently. You could also be looking to make a post into its own page or a page into a post. In this article I…
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How to Create a Floating Sidebar Widget in WordPress

A floating element that stays on the side of your screen is more likely to gain a user’s attention over a static object. You can put your most important content there, like your email list form. In this article, I will show you how to create a floating sidebar widget in WordPress. I will start by installing and activating the Q2W3 Fixed Widget plugin. After the plugin has been activated I…
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How to Block Imposter Comments in WordPress

As your WordPress site and your reputation grows there will be new issues to overcome. One such issue that people who send out emails may encounter is someone pretending to be them in the comments section. There are a few ways to prevent this issue but, the one I want to…
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How to Add a Scrolling News Ticker in WordPress

When you watch the news or check out stocks you will probably see words scrolling across the bottom of the screen, this is called a ticker. You may be thinking of starting a news website or simply want a professional looking way to show updates about your site and want to…
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How to Allow Users to Report Comments in WordPress

In the wonderful world of the web there can be incredible people out in your comments and there can be those who are harmful to people’s experience on your site. As a single person it can become difficult with a growing site to ensure all of the bad comments are dealt with in a timely fashion without help. Your users can help you find and remove these types of comments if you add the ability. In…
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