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Ultimate Guide to Launching a WordPress Website in 2021

When it comes to launching a WordPress website in 2021, you’re not alone. If you’re one of the millions of small business owners that have been forced to take your operations from the brick-and-mortar world to the virtual world because of the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, this guide is for you. Grim reports indicate […]
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How to Sell Online: E-commerce Guide


E-tail is the new retail, with e-commerce driving 45 percent of overall retail growth in the United States and more than 2 billion digital shoppers making purchases around the world in 2020.



Since the first recorded online retail purchase in 1994, ...
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40 Useful Tools to Manage and Grow Your WordPress Blog (Updated)

Readers often ask us what tools we use to manage and grow our WordPress blogs. We have listed some of them in our WPBeginner Blueprint, but there are some more that we use on our different projects. In this article, we’ll share our list of… Read More »
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The 4-step guide to creating a content map


Content marketing is one of the most powerful strategies a brand can use to drive traffic and generate leads.



But that’s only possible with a meticulously planned and seamlessly executed content strategy. In particular, you need to make sure you ha...
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How to Add a Request to Callback Form in WordPress

Do you want to add a request to callback form on your WordPress site? A request to callback form allows users to provide you with their phone number, so you can call them at their convenience. This helps you capture more leads, improve conversions, and… Read More »
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Four Common SEO Myths Debunked


There is nothing special about search engine optimization. It’s not black magic, divination, or anything that you can’t learn with a bit of time and dedication. However, many view it as an unapproachable digital marketing technique packed full of constant volatility, uncertainty, and dubious tactics. So, in this article, we debunk some of the most common SEO myths.
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WordPress Security: The Ultimate Guide

WordPress security can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. In this comprehensive guide to WordPress security, we’ve simplified the basics of securing your WordPress website so that any non-technical person can understand and protect their website from hacker attacks. This guide to WordPress security is broken down into 10 easily digestible sections. Each […]
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How to accept Square payments online


With the rise of e-commerce over the past several decades, there has also been an increase in the number of online payment systems that allow users to complete transactions digitally and maintain the security of their information. 



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How to handle employee performance issues


If you’re a manager or team lead, handling employee performance issues is the toughest part of your job. The reasons for performance issues vary. Part of the difficulty in managing them lies in the delicate balance of ensuring work meets a certain sta...
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How to Get Email Notification for Post Changes in WordPress

Do you want to get email notifications for post changes in WordPress? By default, WordPress does not send any notifications when posts are changed by any user. If you run a multi-author WordPress site, then you may want to stay informed about post changes on… Read More »
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WordPress Taxonomies: The Ultimate Guide

WordPress taxonomies are something that many WordPress developers never use. Some have never even heard of a WordPress taxonomy. When WordPress 3.0 introduced hierarchical taxonomies nearly a decade ago, taxonomies became an even more useful tool in the toolkit of WordPress developers. On a high level, we can think of taxonomies as ways of grouping […]
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How to use Airtable


When it comes to technology, there are some universal truths. Smartphones have taken over how we communicate and access the internet. And GPS devices have changed the way we travel and navigate our daily lives. Both of these advancements are utilities...
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21 Best Website Ideas to Launch an Online Side Business in 2021

Are you looking for website ideas to launch a side business in the new year? There are tons of opportunities online with profitable website ideas that you can easily transform into a sustainable side income. In this article, we’ll share the best website ideas to… Read More »
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WordPress Vulnerabilities Explained

Unfortunately, WordPress vulnerabilities exist. WordPress vulnerabilities can exist in your plugins, your themes, and even WordPress core. And since WordPress now powers nearly 40% of all websites, the task of understanding vulnerabilities is even more important. Simply put: you have to vigilant about your website’s security. If you aren’t a WordPress security expert, understanding all […]
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5 modern methods of performance appraisal


Employee performance appraisals are standard practice in most workplaces and they’re critical to helping companies and their employees achieve organizational success and growth.



In the world of HR, there are both traditional and modern methods of ...
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How to Make a Smart WooCommerce Product Search

Do want to improve the product search in your WooCommerce store? WooCommerce has a built-in search feature, but it is not very good at finding products. Replacing it with a smarter and faster search improves user experience and brings in more sales. In this article,… Read More »
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5 important workplace communication skills


When communication breaks down at work, teams are less effective. Projects may fall apart altogether. In fact, the estimated annual financial costs of failed communication average about $624 per employee for some companies.The good news is that everyo...
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Direct-to-consumer trends in 2021


If you’ve bought eyeglasses from Warby Parker, shoes from Allbirds, or grooming products from Dollar Shave Club, you’ve helped push the direct-to-consumer (D2C) sales model to the forefront of today’s economy. 



Brands like these are disrupting...
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9 Best Online Course Platforms for 2021 (Compared)

Are you comparing the best online course platforms? Whether you’re a content creator looking for an online course platform to sell courses, or a student looking to learn from online courses, you’re in the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we will compare the best… Read More »
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9 Best Online Course Platforms for 2021 (Compared)

Are you comparing the best online course platforms? Whether you’re a content creator looking for an online course platform to sell courses, or a student looking to learn from online courses, you’re in the right place. In this comprehensive guide, we will compare the best… Read More »
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Top 5 content marketing platforms for 2021


A recent global business survey found that 91 percent of respondents value content marketing but only 77 percent have a content marketing strategy. That’s a significant disconnect, because producing good content requires an investment of resources.&nb...
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What is an XML Sitemap? How to Create a Sitemap in WordPress?

Are you wondering what is an XML sitemap, and how to add it to your WordPress website? An XML sitemap helps search engines easily navigate through your website content. It gives them a list of all your content in a machine-readable format. In this article,… Read More »
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WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: January 2021, Part 1

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the first half of January. This post covers the recent WordPress plugin, theme, and core vulnerabilities and what to do if you run one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. The WordPress Vulnerability Roundup is divided into three different categories: WordPress core, WordPress […]
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How to Track User Journey on WordPress Lead Forms

Do you want to track user journey on WordPress lead forms? Tracking user journey allows you to see exactly which pages your visitors view before they fill out a form on your website. This information can help you capture more leads and grow your business.… Read More »
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9 best questions to ask a job applicant


Your ideal candidate strides confidently into the room wearing a neatly pressed suit, offers a firm handshake, and tells you everything you want to hear. You ask a few generic questions, snag some talking points from their resume, and decide that they...
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How to accept payments via email with Square


The past 25 years have seen an explosion of new billing and payment options. “Gone are the days of mailing invoices and waiting for checks to arrive in the mail,” says David Blane of BrandGrow, a firm specializing in digital marketing. “Today’s electr...
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How to Create a Custom Page in WordPress

Do you want to create a custom page in WordPress? A custom page lets you use a different layout from your regular pages in WordPress. Many WordPress sites have custom page layouts for their sales pages, landing pages, webinar pages, and more. In this article,… Read More »
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How to Embed Facebook Albums in WordPress

Do you want to embed Facebook albums into your WordPress website? Embedding Facebook albums is a great way to boost social engagement on both your WordPress website and your Facebook page. In this article, we’ll show you how to easily embed Facebook albums in WordPress,… Read More »
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How to sell raffle tickets online


Raffles have been effective for fundraising and generating enthusiasm since biblical times. The Old Testament notes that Moses used a lottery to distribute the land west of the Jordan River. The Hun Dynasty, circa 1000 BC, developed a lottery game in ...
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How to price your photography work


As a photographer, you thrive on the art of capturing moments in a single frame. Do you feel like your creativity flourishes when a camera is in hand but have a hard time keeping up with the administrative requirements of running a business? Not only ...
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What is proptech?


In 2009, the phrase “There’s an app for that” became so pervasive in techie culture that Apple trademarked it. The tagline represented the idea that our smartphones could fulfill our every need. 



In 2020, we’ve expanded past single apps. Techn...
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8 Best Popular Posts Plugins for WordPress (Compared)

Are you looking for a way to show popular posts on your WordPress website? Displaying popular posts helps your visitors find your best content and increase your page views. It’s also a great way to interlink your pages to boost SEO. In this article, we… Read More »
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6 ways to prepare your theme park for reopening


When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, “theme parks were one of the first places to shut down,” recalls Brad Kissling, RLA, principal, planning at Thinkwell Group. Now, theme parks are reopening, but things look very different than before. In some states, th...
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How to Recover and Restore Deleted Pages in WordPress

Are you trying to recover deleted pages in WordPress? If you accidentally deleted a WordPress page, then it is possible to recover it from Trash. In this beginner’s guide, we’ll show you how to easily recover deleted pages in WordPress and WooCommerce. How WordPress Handles… Read More »
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How to do a poll in Slack


Your Slack workspace keeps you connected to your team, and chances are pretty good it’s your go-to communication platform for updates. But have you considered using it for polls? 



Polls are a valuable way to check in on everything from the tea...
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How to automate human resources processes


Human resources management is necessary for business success. Organized HR processes and systems are essential for hiring, training, and complying with labor laws. Many of these activities have traditionally been done manually, but technology now offe...
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The Events Calendar Plugin is Joining the Liquid Web Family

I’m so excited about today’s announcement that Liquid Web, the parent company of iThemes, has acquired The Events Calendar plugin and the team behind it from Modern Tribe. I wanted to share my thoughts with you and let you know why I’m so happy to have the team from The Events Calendar joining the family […]
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How to Add Keywords and Meta Descriptions in WordPress

Do you want to properly add keywords and meta descriptions in WordPress? Meta keywords and descriptions allow you to improve your website’s SEO ranking. This means more traffic, leads, and sales for your business. In this article, we will show you how to easily add… Read More »
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21 Ways to Get More Customers in 2021

To say that 2020 was a challenging year might be the understatement of the century. When thinking back to one year ago today, no doubt your life probably looked a lot different than it does right now. Not only were your ideas and goals probably a lot different a year ago than they are today, […]
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5 tips to get into UX research


How did you break into your career? Maybe you followed a traditional path by going to college and majoring in what you wanted to do for a living. Or maybe you studied something similar to your current field and applied your skills to the position.



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How to fix cURL error 28: Connection timed out after X milliseconds

Are you seeing the cURL error 28: Connection timed out error on your WordPress site? The cURL error 28 is a common WordPress REST API issue that can affect your website’s performance and may cause it to behave unpredictably. In this article, we will show… Read More »
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The Month in WordPress: December 2020

We bid goodbye to 2020 in style with the release of WordPress 5.6 and the launch of Learn WordPress. But these weren’t the only exciting updates from WordPress in December. Read on to learn more! WordPress 5.6 is here The latest major WordPress release, version 5.6 “Simone”, came out on December 8. The release ships […]
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PHP 8: The Complete Guide

On November 26, 2020, we entered into the new world of PHP 8. Every PHP update brings an entire host of brand new, major features. While not all of the updates are important to the majority of casual users, even other updates are too niche for the majority of seasoned WordPress developers. But no matter […]
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