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10 New, Free WordPress Plugins (April 2016)

April 27th, 2016
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10 New, Free WordPress Plugins (April 2016)

To me, this article is the most exciting one of each month. I love free WordPress plugins, as they allow me to extend my CMS of choice with useful features almost infinitely. You won’t feel differently either, thus, let’s not lose any time. We’ll take a dive into the almost infinite plugin index, and find the ten most exciting, most interesting, new, and free...

Themes

10 Fresh, Free WordPress Themes (April 2016)

April 26th, 2016
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10 Fresh, Free WordPress Themes (April 2016)

Every month, I go and search for exciting, new, and free WordPress themes flicking through the recent additions to the directory. I do this so you can always give your blog a new look and separate it from the thousands of other websites out there. As always, all presented themes are responsive and adapt to any screen resolution. 1 – Passionate Passionate is a theme...

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

Performance: Really Accelerate WordPress Websites [#2]

April 24th, 2016
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Accelerate WordPress Websites

Welcome back to “how to accelerate WordPress websites.” In the first part of our series, we’ve addressed the importance of the correct web-hosting solution. While doing so, we’ve answered questions on what advantages come with the hosting on SSDs, and why it’s important that HTTP/2 is activated on the server. In this part, we’ll deal with Prefetch and Preconnect, as well as with the...

Plugins

WordPress: How to Create a Custom Site Plugin

April 23rd, 2016
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WordPress: How to Create a Custom Site Plugin

Everyone that has been running a WordPress website for a while knows this problem. You need to integrate small code snippets into the activated theme’s functions.php for all possible features. When the website only needs a few of these code snippets, it’s usually not problematic. However, a site that has been online for years might have collected a lot of snippets. First, you can...

Business Online

WordPress: Salon Booking Lets Your Clients Book Your Services

April 20th, 2016
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WordPress: Salon Booking Lets Your Clients Book Your Services

Salon Booking is one of these WordPress plugins that you either need desperately or not at all. If you run any kind of business that depends on your clients making appointments, it is likely that Salon Booking can do wonders to you. Instead of making people call you to reserve your time slots or tables or other time-related resources you can simply let them...

Plugins

How to Create Custom WordPress Widgets

April 16th, 2016
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How to Create Custom WordPress Widgets

Aside from plugins, custom WordPress widgets are another great way of adding useful features to your WordPress. While most of the time, plugins provide specific features for the website, like displaying related articles, for example, widgets extend the possible features for your theme’s widget areas. You can think of many interesting features here, for example displaying an “about me” box or your latest tweets....

Tips, Tricks & Tutorials

No Nonsense: What Really Accelerates WordPress Websites – [#1]

April 11th, 2016
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WordPress Performance

Have you ever asked yourself, why there are websites with a ton of pictures on the landing page that still load in significantly less than a second? You read that correctly. Considerably less than a second. That’s possible, however, it requires a lot of expertise and, above all else, effort. For example, you can’t use a theme that updates automatically. A child theme is...

Plugins

The Ten Most Exciting Free Plugins of March 2016

March 31st, 2016
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The Ten Most Exciting Free Plugins of March 2016

Plugins are the icing on the WordPress cake. With a few clicks, new and exciting features become available. Every month, I hope to find a great, surprisingly cool plugin for you and me that provides just the features that we have wanted for the longest time. So, let me surprise you with what I found in the WordPress plugin index this month. 1 – Simple...

Plugins

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...