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What You Need to Know About Managed WordPress Hosting

Over the past ten years or so WordPress has played a huge part in democratizing the web. These days, just about anyone can create a blog in minutes with the world’s favorite content management system without having to worry about any potentially confusing technical matters. However, there are many important things that happen “under the hood,” so to speak. Those back end issues impact many…
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Who Else Wants To Collect Payments Using WordPress Sites?

As a robust content management system, WordPress gets preference from bloggers, freelancers and eCommerce business owners. Apart from being a popular and user friendly blogging platform, WordPress has many other benefits. It can be used in many unconventional ways. Just by…
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Everything You Need to Know About Writing and Displaying a WordPress Blog Bio

Having a solid bio or about section on your WordPress site is a must. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in — you need a bio to let people know who you are, what you do, and why you do it. Even if you’re in business (especially if you’re in business), you need to give people a little bit of yourself. After all, every transaction at the end of the day is between two people, so the…
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How to Rank Higher in Search Engines

WordPress was born SEO ready, but after using a few different themes or editing some of the code to implement your personalization, you might break some of the features that make WordPress a darling to search engines. These features, which guide search engine crawlers…
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8 Ways To Get Involved In The WordPress Community

There are a number of ways to get involved and give back to the WordPress community. WordPress is an open source project meaning that the core software and a vast number of the tools to expand it are completely free to use and modify. That ethos extends to every aspect of the software and supporting information. The community bands together to create additions to WordPress, translate it into…
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How to Use Dashicons in WordPress

Dashicons are a built-in core set of font icons in WordPress that were introduced back in WordPress 3.8 when they did the massive backend UI redesign and by default are used for the various links on the left-hand admin bar. These icons while they were built for core they can…
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How to Optimize the WordPress Database

Every WordPress installation uses a single database for storing posts, pages, menus, links users, comments – essentially all forms of textual and encrypted data. However, the stuff that you upload via the Media Uploader such as images, MP3s, videos and other files aren’t…
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6 Tips For Managing A Multi-Author WordPress Blog

Most blogs begin as a one-person operation. You have a topic that you’re really interested in and launch a site to talk about it. After a while the site begins to grow and there is simply not enough time to create as much content for it as you would really like, or you may feel like it needs a new voice to freshen things up. In order to continue its growth you make the decision that you need to…
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