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WordPress Maintenance Mode: Best Practices

July 7th, 2016
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I expect every WordPress user to know it; the WordPress Maintenance Mode. During every update, the CMS puts itself into the maintenance mode, no matter whether it’s a core, theme, or plugin update. In that period, your visitors are unable to access your website. This doesn’t sound all that good, but it’s actually a handy thing. The WordPress Maintenance Mode There are many possible...

Themes

Hueman WordPress Theme: Free and Feature-packed

June 23rd, 2016
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Hueman has over 70,000 active installations, making it one of the most successful free WordPress themes. This is more than enough reason for us to give you a close look at this theme. Let’s find out together, what it is that makes this theme so successful, and what it has to offer. The pretty design can’t be the only reason for the tremendous success....

Plugins

The Ten Freshest WordPress Plugins of June 2016

June 21st, 2016
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Once again, it’s time for me to write the article that’s the most exciting of each month. As always, my job is to find the best, and freshest WordPress plugins. Many friends of WordPress like to test new features, me being one of them. How many new, and cool features are waiting for you this time? Wait and see. 1 – LH Jetpack Related Posts...

Business Online

How to Start an Email Newsletter Using MailChimp and WordPress

June 17th, 2016
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The importance of email campaigns is not only high regarding e-commerce, WordPress blogs can also benefit from a frequently sent out email newsletters. A newsletter is an effective way to keep the readers of your blog updated. This way, you can turn visitors into regular readers, as offering an email newsletter solves a problem of your visitor. Not every person has enough interest or...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Fast and Easy: How to Optimize Your WordPress Site’s Speed

June 10th, 2016
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Fast and Easy: How to Optimize Your Wordpress Site's Speed

Have you ever visited a website where you really wanted to view and engage with their content, only to be turned off by the web page’s loading time? Even worse, have you seen cases where you or others that you know have lost sales only because their web page took a few seconds more to load? Major e-commerce websites stress that long page loading...

Business Online

CRM with WordPress: Customer Loyalty Via Plugin

May 30th, 2016
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You already know that WordPress can be used for more than just blogging. There are many different applications for the content management system. Among other things, you can use it to create large online shops. Even the realization of a customer relationship management (CRM) is possible with it. Customer relationship management should be an important part of your business strategy. It helps you to...

Plugins

Best of May 2016: Ten Free WordPress Plugins

May 24th, 2016
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In May, just like every month, I searched through the official WordPress plugin index to find the most functional and appealing new plugins for you. I don’t do this entirely selflessly, however, as I myself find it very exciting to test new free WordPress plugins for my diverse projects. This month was very generous and brought a couple of interesting plugins to light. 1...

Themes

Best of May 2016: Ten Free WordPress Themes

May 22nd, 2016
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April showers bring May flowers, is a common proverb. It might just suit your WordPress website. In this article, I’ll, once again, introduce you to ten free WordPress themes that I consider the best of the month. This gives you a sound basis for the decision whether you want to give your website a new look or not. Of course, all themes are responsive...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

High Speed: Really Accelerate WordPress Websites [#5]

May 17th, 2016
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This little series is about the things that really accelerate WordPress websites, moving them into the millisecond area of loading speed. A lot of manual work is required, as we found out in the last article. In this part, we’ll do the touch ups that are still left. We’ll tune URLs, put Jetpack on a diet, transform the website into static HTML pages via...

Themes

Best of 2015: 100+ Free WordPress Themes

May 12th, 2016
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Best of 2015: 100+ Free WordPress Themes

Among numerous content management systems, WordPress is the one that grabs the biggest piece of pie. It is a favorite choice whether you need to create a simple personal portfolio or a sophisticated online magazine. Even eCommerce projects can be built based on it. Its massive regularly updated repository of plugins, modules and themes is one of its main advantage over others. There is...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

High Speed: Really Accelerate WordPress Websites [#4]

May 11th, 2016
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In this small series, we talk about the things that really accelerate WordPress websites. Google Page Speed Insight is not relevant for us, as this is purely about speed. We want our website to enter the millisecond area. We’ve laid the base for this in the first, second and third part. Today’s episode is about the delivery of CSS and JavaScript files. CSS and...

IMHO

The WordPress Theme Index and the Garbage Invasion

May 7th, 2016
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One theme to rule them all, one theme to find them, one theme to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. This is a rather exact description of the current situation in the official WordPress theme index. It seems as if there was only one theme left which is uploaded and presented in new versions all the time. In between, the index...

Themes

22 Fresh Free WordPress Themes (Edition: May 2016)

May 3rd, 2016
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To get the month of May going in terms of creating we gathered fresh free WordPress themes for WooCommerce, real estate, portfolio websites, fashion, magazines, businesses, creative agencies, a multipurpose graphic website and more. Responsive design, clean and modern, minimal, and lazy load are just some features to highlight. Some of the following themes integrate tons of elements such as unlimited widgets areas, sidebars,...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

High Speed: Really Accelerate WordPress Websites [#3]

April 30th, 2016
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In this series, we talk about the things that really accelerate WordPress websites. The goal is not to achieve the infamous 100/100 points on Google Page Speed, as these mentioned aspects often leave a lot of potential behind. We want to get as much speed out of the website as possible and dig into the millisecond area when it comes to loading times. We’ve...