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  • For Your Blog Only? Think Again! These 35 Global Brands Use WordPress as CMS

    WordPress has become far more than just a blogging software. Even large and highly complex sites with millions of visitors each month can be realized with this flexible solution created by Automattic. The worldwide success of the free content management system seems unstoppable. About 60% of all websites using a CMS run on WordPress – with an upward tendency. WordPress is the only CMS gaining market share at high speed, whereas all other systems stagnate or even lose on market share. But this is not just a coincidence; WordPress is easy to use and offers endless possibilities for developers. With proper configuration, WordPress can handle millions of monthly visitors easily, which is one reason why even large and well-known brands rely on WordPress. In this article we will show you a selection of global brands that use WordPress as their CMS.



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  • No Trespassing! Eight Essential .htaccess Tricks for WordPress

    The .htaccess file is a powerful configuration tool for web servers or web hosting packages that should always be used when you host WordPress yourself. The file can be found in the root directory of a WordPress installation (where the folders wp-content, wp-admin, etc. are located). In this article, we will explain the basic file settings for a safer and better WordPress besides the tweakage of its own configuration files.



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  • E-commerce with WordPress: Create Your Own Online Shop Easily

    More and more people all over the world use WordPress to run their online shops. You can choose from various sophisticated plugins and themes. Some of them are even suitable for the legally difficult German market. Running an online shop in Germany can be still quite complicated. No one want’s to get a cease and desist letter just for overlooking an important detail. Therefore, we’ll also show you some solutions that help you gain a foothold in the German market. Then you’ll be on the safe side and can concentrate on your actual business. Let’s have a look at some “e-commerce with WordPress” solutions…



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  • Stress-free WordPress Backup Strategies for Everyone

    When you run your own website then there is practically nothing more important than a good backup strategy. If you have already once lost all of the work you’ve invested in your website then you will know exactly what I mean. If you carry out regular backups, then you will always enjoy the feeling that – regardless of what may come – you will always be able to recover your website without much effort and without losing data. Today we are looking at which backup options are available, what is highly recommendable and what you need to watch out for.



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  • How to Find the Perfect Free WordPress Theme

    The overwhelming number of free available themes on WordPress.org can be confusing. You can choose from almost 3,000 themes of more or less good quality. And here we’re faced with the dilemma: How can we separate the (small) set of high-quality themes from the “rest”, which is sometimes a catastrophe in design aspects? We’re going to show you how to separate the wheat from the chaff, and we will also talk about the aspects that are important for choosing the ideal theme for your website.



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  • December 2014: 23 Versatile and Free WordPress Themes to Grow Your (Blog-)Business

    The end of the year is always that time when I get into thinking about my sites. Are they on track? Is a design change needed? How can I refine and fine-tune them to better support my goals. A new design might not seem mandatory. But as design is what is seen I always end up implementing a fresh one anyway. If you can relate to that, check out our collection of fresh and free templates for self-hosted WordPress sites and see which one fits best…



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  • Best of SVG 2014: Icons, Tools and Resources

    With mobile devices taking over the world, so to speak, new technology for making websites and apps look pretty on mobile devices continues to emerge and evolve. One of those awesome mobile technologies to arrive on the scene in recent years is that of SVG or Scalable Vector Graphics. SVG takes vectors a step further beyond just a scalable image. In fact, an SVG is actually XML-based, meaning that an SVG and its behaviors are definable for interaction and animation using CSS and/or Javascript.



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  • ThemeFuse Exclusive Giveaway: Win Your WordPress-Site Complete With a Theme and a Domain

    This is a brilliant way to set up your own WordPress site in a matter of 15 minutes. ThemeFuse lets you choose from more than 30 professional themes, will register your desired domain name and have the whole thing up and running on a one-year hosting plan for a total price of zero. At least as soon as you are one of the three people who can win just that in our little giveaway here. All the others will need to buy the (affordable) package…



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  • November 2014: 22 Free WordPress Themes for (almost) All Needs

    Bloggers, magazines, content creators, and freelancers are usually having a hard time finding themes to showcase their thoughts, news, articles and products. And even though there are lots of options with WordPress to do this, many of them are poorly designed and do not have the features a content creator needs. Many of the themes featured in the following article include plugins, frameworks, engines, fonts, icons, e-commerce capabilities, multilanguage, retina support and many more additions that improve the experience of the user while using it, and allows the content creator to take advantage of the combined power of these tools.



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  • Do You? These 35 Popular Brands Use WordPress as a CMS

    WordPress isn’t just a blogging software. Today sites with millions of visitors can be flawlessly driven by it. WordPress is fast and flexible and a CMS in its own right. More than 60 percent of the world’s websites already run on WordPress and its triumphal march is far from over. In fact, WordPress is the only CMS with rising distribution numbers. All other competitors lose reach or – at best – languish. To me this is no wonder, given WordPress is that easy to use and imposes almost no limits upon developers. There is not a lot that you cannot do with it. Even sites with millions of monthly visitors turn to Automattic’s CMS. Today we want to show you 35 popular brands who already made the switch…



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