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A Guide To Becoming a Respectable WordPress Professional

Professionals make the most money, have the most influence and generally have it good. They also fair well when faced with challenges since they are skilled and hence more confident in their capabilities. They are the creme de la creme, and everybody (read clients) want a piece of their awesomeness. Pros do it big and are as a result the envy of the millions who don’t make the cut. With all…
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How to Update Your WordPress Themes and Keep Custom Tweaks Intact

There are plenty of ways to upgrade a WordPress theme, but it’s easy for them to end up with lost data, so you need to know how to prevent that. “Hold it. I haven’t customized my site yet. I don’t need this article.” Actually, yes you do; preparing in advance is…
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Simplify Your Online Presence With WordPress: Hosting

This post is a part of a series Simplify Your Online Presence. We’ll walk you through the steps to create a useful website for yourself or your business using WordPress. In this article we’ll talk about laying the foundation for your WordPress based business, and…
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How to Improve Your WordPress Site’s Bounce Rate

Bounce rate is defined as the number of times a visitor leaves your site without clicking on any links or visiting any other pages. Sites having a low bounce rate tells you that it’s an interesting site, full of awesome things to view/read. The site manages to grab the user’s attention. One of the best examples is 9GAG. People spend several minutes on that site giggling away. In Internet…
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How to Improve Your WordPress Site’s Structure and Permalinks

You might remember the post I wrote about how to change permalinks without disrupting the underlying structure a while back. Well, I decided it was time to revisit that subject a bit and spend some more time going over in detail just how you can improve your WordPress…
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10 WordPress Backup Tales That Could Kill Your Site

A website backup is one of the most important duties of a web administrator. Some of you who’re reading this article may be new to managing websites. You may aim to start your very own web-development company one day. The ideas discussed in this article will be some of the…
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How To Create A Custom 404 Page In WordPress

There’s no doubt most Internet users are put off by the all-too-familiar 404 Page Not Found error message. Chances are you’ve been bombarded by this annoying message at least once this month when you clicked a broken link. A 404 Error is a standard HTTP response to a web page request that the server wasn’t able to fulfill for various reasons. By default, the error message is displayed as…
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How to Launch a Self-hosted WordPress Blog in Under 15 Minutes

The first time I installed a WordPress blog, I nearly pulled out my hair. The process was easy to follow, but every time I got to the end, I would get an error, and like many other errors, it never said what was wrong. Later after checking with my web host and making a lot…
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WordPress Comment Moderation: A Guide For Beginners

The comments section below a WordPress post allows you to engage directly with your readers. But WordPress goes a notch higher: it gives you the ability to moderate user comments via the comments moderation feature. However, to moderate or not to moderate is the age old…
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The WordPress Visual Editor: Tips And Tricks for Beginners

WordPress was initially built to be a simple blogging system that made publishing content online a breeze. With time, it has morphed into a full-fledged Content Management System (CMS). Users now have complete control over the design and functionality of their WordPress websites. However, without content, design and function mean nothing and in that regard, WordPress remains true to its roots…
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