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Have Your WordPress Send Email Reliably

March 27th, 2016
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Have Your WordPress Send Email Reliably

If your WordPress causes trouble sending and receiving email, read on. We have a solution for you. Of course, you can use special third party services like Mandrill for this job, however, in contrast to the following solution, they aren’t free. In this article, we’ll show you an option that doesn’t cost any (additional) money at all while still being very effective. You just...

Themes

Top Ten New, Free WordPress Themes of March 2016

March 23rd, 2016
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Top Ten New, Free WordPress Themes of March 2016

WordPress is the most popular content management system of them all. The main reason for that is how fast it can be adjusted to its users needs. A boring design that you don’t want to look at any longer is gone within seconds. You can install and customize a new theme fast and easy, giving your website an all new and fresh look. And...

Themes

Sunday Advice: 10 Cool, Free WordPress Themes

March 13th, 2016
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Sunday Advice: 10 Cool, Free WordPress Themes

WordPress friends love their content management system. To some extent, this is due to so many free and beautiful themes that exist in the official theme index. The sheer amount of themes makes the choice significantly more challenging. That’s why we’re regularly picking ten cool, free WordPress themes for you to make your blog or website look neat and fresh again. Ten Cool, Free...

Plugins

10 Fresh, Free WordPress Plugins (February 2016 Edition)

February 23rd, 2016
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10 Free WordPress Plugins (February 2016 Edition)

Do you feel the same way I do? I love WordPress plugins and I’m always excited to find out all about the interesting features new plugins offer. Every month, I go for a deep dive into the free WordPress plugins directory to return with the newest and most interesting plugins for you. So that your website can stick out of the other websites in...

Plugins

CaptainForm: Simplified Forms for WordPress

February 15th, 2016
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WordPress is quite popular when it comes to building websites, and as such, it is backed by a large number of plugins. You can easily create galleries, combat spam and also build contact forms using WordPress plugins, without having to touch even a single line of code. Speaking of contact forms, the plugins to build forms are plenty, and you can opt for both free...

Plugins

How to Redirect WordPress Visitors by Country

February 15th, 2016
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How to Redirect Wordpress Visitors by Country

Even though the web is global your business might not. Thus, not every visitor to your website will have the same value for you. Instead, you’ll want to keep some and send away others. Or you might have different offerings for different nations. Also in this case, you’d want to send your visitors directly to the offering active for their country. A new WordPress...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

WordPress: 20 Indispensable Code Snippets for Your functions.php

February 8th, 2016
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WordPress: 20 Indispensable Code Snippets for Your functions.php

The functions.php is a file that can be found in every WordPress theme. Not only does it allow you to control important theme features like sidebars, widgets, and the navigation menus, but it also enables you to add small code snippets that activate or deactivate code fragments or manipulate many important aspects related to your website. Basically, this file works like a plugin and...

Themes

WordPress Theme Customizer: First Steps

February 6th, 2016
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WordPress Theme Customizer: First Steps

I’ve already explained how to create a theme options page quickly and easily. Creating a custom page for theme options is optimal if you want to offer your users many features. But there’s another way of realizing a page for theme options. For a while now, WordPress has been offering the theme customizer. This is perfect if your theme doesn’t offer too many options....

Plugins

10 Fresh WordPress Plugins to Start the Year With

February 5th, 2016
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10 Fresh WordPress Plugins to Start the Year With

This month, we’re taking a dive into the official WordPress plugin index once again to show you the most exciting and most useful extensions for your WordPress. New WordPress plugins can contain the features that you’ve been searching for for a long time. Even I discover a plugin that I’ll test in-depth from time to time as I’ve been infected with the plugin virus as...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

WordPress: Is the New Desktop App for You?

February 4th, 2016
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Now and then, Jetpack by Automattic is dug out, and new features are added. While you can think whatever you want about Jetpack, you cannot deny that some features are very useful. A brand-new feature is the WordPress desktop app, which can be used for every WordPress website that has Jetpack activated. Today, we’ll take a look at this app together, and decide if...

Themes

10+ Best Free WordPress Themes of January 2016

January 31st, 2016
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Ten Best Free WordPress Themes of January 2016

WordPress – we all love the variety and the endless possibilities it offers. Sometimes it simply needs a new look, just like you need new clothes. That’s why we roamed the official WordPress theme index again, as usual coming back up with the prettiest new free WordPress themes of this month. What are you waiting for? Here are our findings. 1 – Optimizer The...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

WordPress Security: Turn Off the XML-RPC Interface

January 23rd, 2016
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WordPress Security: Turn Off the XML RPC Interface

Since WordPress version 3.5, the XML-RPC interface is activated by default. That wouldn’t be too bad if WordPress weren’t the world’s most popular content management system. The interface does not only provide useful features but is also an important target for hackers. The invaders use the xmlrpc.php for their brute force attacks against WordPress more and more often, as attacking this interface is significantly...

Plugins

How to Use Icon Fonts in WordPress

January 17th, 2016
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How to Use Icon Fonts in WordPress

Icon fonts are a great thing, as they have a lot of things to offer that regular icons don’t have. As technically, they are fonts and not images, these symbols generated from these fonts don’t have the disadvantages of classic icons. Colors and sizes of the font icons can easily be controlled with CSS and HTML. This means they are scalable and can be...

Plugins

WordPress Tips: Turn on DoFollow for Comments, Turn off Internal Pingbacks

January 16th, 2016
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WordPress Tips: Turn on DoFollow for Comments, Turn off Internal Pingbacks

The two small tips that we’ll give you today will make your WordPress better and more fair. The first tip deals with the NoFollow HTML attribute in the comments that automatically considers every person that comments a spammer. The second tip turns off the Pingbacks generated by your own WordPress. This way your WordPress won’t annoy you whenever you link to an internal article....