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July 31, 2013

Optimize WordPress Workflows With IFTTT

Blogging is about more than just the blogging platform itself. WordPress forms the hub of most blogging workflows, but much of the work both pre- and post-publication takes place elsewhere, whether that’s research and creating a content calendar, or promoting posts on social media. There are lots of ways of tying these various disparate components […]

July 29, 2013

Creating A Local WordPress Development Environment On Your Mac

If you’re a WordPress user, it’s a good idea to get into the habit of testing every significant change you make to your installation before deploying it on your production hosting. In most cases, upgrading, adding plugins, or tweaking a theme won’t cause problems, but occasionally you’ll get incompatible plugins or break something. The last […]

July 22, 2013

Is Self-Hosted WordPress A Good Tumblr Alternative?

Since Tumblr’s recent acquisition by Yahoo! for $1.1 billion, and in spite of Marissa Mayer’s assurances that they wouldn’t “screw it up”, many Tumblr users have become wary of using the platform. Yahoo! may have the best of intentions, but they’ve spent a huge amount of money, and they’ll need to see some sort of […]

July 18, 2013

The Perfect Self-Hosted WordPress Setup For Travel Bloggers

Travel blogging has become wildly popular in recent years. With the rise of the life hacking and digital nomad trends, more and more people are taking advantage of the abilities technology provides to cut the ties to home and hearth and do the work they had been doing remotely from whichever destination they choose. For […]

July 15, 2013

Leveraging WordPress For Education

The educational world has been changing in recent years. Today, it’s expected that teachers will put a significant amount of their course material online. There are dedicated open source educational platforms, but WordPress, the world’s most popular open source content management system, has many features that teachers can leverage to easily make the most of […]

July 15, 2013

Ten Google Chrome Extensions Every WordPress Blogger Should Be Using

Google Chrome has gone from strength to strength since its introduction a few years ago. One of its biggest benefits is the huge ecosystem of extensions and applications that can be used to add features and customize the browser experience. Given the prevalence of WordPress and of blogging, it’s no surprise that many developers have […]

July 09, 2013

How To Fight Hackers Targeting A WordPress Blog

Because of the popularity of WordPress, it has become one of the prime targets of hackers. This isn’t because of any particular weakness in WordPress itself, but rather because the sheer number of sites running WordPress make it an irresistible temptation for those who make money from exploiting honest site owners. We’re going to look […]

July 01, 2013

Customer Support With Forums on WordPress

WordPress is perfectly capable of providing a standard ticketing system for customer support, but adding a forum brings a number of benefits that a ticketing system does not. Community Involvement – Your customers and clients are often your business’s best advocates and they can provide free support to other members of the community. As users […]

June 26, 2013

WordPress Basics: How Much Does WordPress Cost?

If you’re pondering creating a blog or website, whether its because you’re an entrepreneur starting a business, you want to make money blogging, or you simply have a creative itch to scratch, you can’t have failed to come across WordPress. It’s the world’s most popular content management system, can be modified to create sites of […]

June 11, 2013

WordPress Continues To Dominate The Blogosphere

WordPress has long worn the laurels as the most popular content management system in the world. With its 10th birthday on the horizon, WordPress has become the platform of choice for a huge range of content producers, including solo bloggers, large media organizations, and corporations. Even with strong competition from other platforms, the top performers […]