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No Trespassing! Eight Essential .htaccess Tricks for WordPress

January 16th, 2015
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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...

eCommerce

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

January 7th, 2015
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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,...

Plugins

Stress-free WordPress Backup Strategies for Everyone

January 6th, 2015
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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...

Themes

How to Find the Perfect Free WordPress Theme

January 2nd, 2015
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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...

Themes

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

December 31st, 2014
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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...

Apps

Best of SVG 2014: Icons, Tools and Resources

December 10th, 2014
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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...

Deals & Giveaways

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

December 2nd, 2014
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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...

Themes

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

November 26th, 2014
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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,...

Inspiration

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

November 3rd, 2014
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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...

Themes

Fall Cleaning: 22 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes From October 2014 to Damp Wipe Your Blog

October 27th, 2014
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Fall Cleaning: 22 Fresh and Free WordPress Themes From October 2014 to Damp Wipe Your Blog

Although I like the nightlife, I wouldn’t say I want the nights to get longer. I enjoy a long day’s – well – daylight. With autumn having undoubtedly arrived, nights are getting longer. We leave home for work in the dark and get back when it’s dark already. To save you from depression and give you a little perspective during the cold and sinister...