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What is OWASP and the OWASP Top 10?

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a nonprofit foundation that works to improve the security of software. The OWASP Top 10 is a standard awareness document for developers and web application security. It represents a broad consensus about the most critical security risks to web applications. The OWASP Top 10 Web Application Security […]
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12 Best Calculator Plugins for Your WordPress Site

Are you looking for a calculator plugin for your WordPress website? There are many types of WordPress plugins to calculate prices, measurements, dates, form fields, and more. In this article, we have hand-picked some of the best calculator plugins for your WordPress site. What to… Read More »
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Complete WordPress Website Restore with BackupBuddy: The Ultimate Guide

If you ever need to restore your WordPress website to a previous version, the BackupBuddy plugin has you covered. That’s why we call it the “3-in-1” WordPress backup plugin: BackupBuddy can backup, restore and migrate WordPress sites. Unfortunately, a total website restore usually involves something that went really wrong … from a hack or security […]
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Improve Your Remote Collaboration With P2

P2 powers internal collaboration at WordPress.com — and now it’s free for everyone. As more collaboration is happening remotely and online — work yes, but increasingly also school and personal relationships — we’re all looking for better ways to work together online. Normally, teachers hand out homework to students in …
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How to Add a Background Image in WordPress

Do you want to add a background image to your WordPress site? Background images can be used to make your website look more engaging and aesthetically pleasant. In this article, we will show you how to easily add a background image to your WordPress site.… Read More »
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WordPress Plugin Roundup – August 2020

Each month, we recap the best WordPress plugins that were added or updated within the last 30 days on the WordPress Plugin Directory. Here’s a list of our favorite new or recently-updated plugins for August 2020. 1. Post SMTP Mailer/Email Log Post SMTP is a next-generation WP Mail SMTP plugin, that assists in the delivery […]
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How to Add Automatically Drip Content in Your WordPress Site

Do you want to automatically drip content in your WordPress members area? If you are running a WordPress membership website or selling premium content, then you may want to set up drip content instead of showing all course content right away. In this article, we… Read More »
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WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate 2

The second release candidate for WordPress 5.5 is here! WordPress 5.5 is slated for release on August 11, 2020, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.5 yet, now is the time! You can test the WordPress 5.5 release candidate in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option) Or download the release […]
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Customer Feedback: 20 Questions For Better Customer Surveys

Customer feedback helps you to understand the needs of your clients and how well you meet them. Every service or product you create is meant to solve a problem or fulfill a need. The only way to know if you are achieving your objectives is by undertaking frequent customer surveys. Satisfied customers are likely to […]
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How to Fix Render-Blocking JavaScript and CSS in WordPress

Do you want to eliminate render-blocking JavaScript and CSS in WordPress? If you test your website on Google PageSpeed insights, then you will likely see a suggestion to eliminate render-blocking scripts and CSS. However, it does not provide any details on how to do that… Read More »
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iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight – Local Brute Force Protection & Banned Users

In the Feature Spotlight posts, we highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are going to cover Local Brute Force Protection and Banned Users, two great features in the iThemes Security Pro […]
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The Month in WordPress: July 2020

July was an action-packed month for the WordPress project. The month saw a lot of updates on one of the most anticipated releases – WordPress 5.5! WordCamp US 2020 was canceled and the WordPress community team started experimenting with different formats for engaging online events, in July. Read on to catch up with all the […]
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How to Get Slack Notifications From Your WordPress Site

Do you want to get Slack notifications based on certain activity on your WordPress site? Slack has become a central communication platform for many online businesses. Having activity notifications like new sales, new leads, new blog posts, etc. inside Slack can be helpful in streamlining… Read More »
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What is a Domain Name?

In simple terms, a domain name is the “address” of a website. A domain name is the URL of a website that typed into a browser to find and access it. The longer, more technical answer of “what is a domain name?” requires a breakdown of the structure of a domain name and all of […]
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23 Best Marketing Automation Tools for Small Businesses

Are you looking for the best marketing automation tools for your small business? Whether it’s email marketing, content marketing, social media, or sales, there are now marketing automation tools available that can help you get better results, faster. In this article, we will share the… Read More »
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BackupBuddy University: The Complete Guide to Remote Destinations for WordPress Backups

Your WordPress backup strategy isn’t complete without a secure, off-site place to store your backup files. In the BackupBuddy plugin, these are called Remote Destinations, and you have several options for where to send your backups for safe keeping. Which Remote Destination should you choose? There a few different things to take into consideration, so […]
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How to Run a Social Media Contest to Grow Your Site (Best Practices + Examples)

Do you want to run a social media contest to grow your website traffic? Social media platforms already have billions of active users. It is a lot easier to find a very targetted audience that could be your potential customer or subscriber. In this article,… Read More »
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What is a Canonical URL in WordPress?

A canonical URL is the preferred URL of a website’s homepage. Most homepages can be found by typing multiple URLs into a browser’s address bar. For example, all of the following URLs could contain the same homepage content for your website: http://yoursite.com https://yoursite.com http://www.yoursite.com https://www.yoursite.com If you have set https://yoursite.com/ as the preferred URL, it […]
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How to Create an Alert Bar in WordPress (3 Easy Ways)

Do you want to add an alert bar to your WordPress site? An alert bar or notification bar is a great way to let visitors know about important updates, special offers, new product launch, etc. In this article, we’ll show you how to create an… Read More »
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WordPress 5.5 Release Candidate

The first release candidate for WordPress 5.5 is now available! This is an important milestone in the community’s progress toward the final release of WordPress 5.5. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.5 […]
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WordPress News Roundup – July 2020

The WordPress News Roundup is back! Here’s a recap of the latest developments in the WordPress ecosystem, from WordPress core updates and Gutenberg news to more plugin news. In this webinar, Nathan walks through each of these news items in more depth. Register for the next WordPress News Roundup webinar here. News from WordPress Core […]
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How to Add Text to Speech in WordPress

Do you want to add text to speech feature in WordPress? Text to speech feature allows you to add an audio version of your articles using artificial intelligence. This is particularly useful for long reads and helping users who prefer audio content while exercising or… Read More »
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WordPress 5.5 Beta 4

WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 is now available! This software is still in development,so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test WordPress 5.5 Beta 4 in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding […]
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iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight: Site Scan

In the Feature Spotlight posts, we highlight a feature in iThemes Security Pro and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are shining the spotlight on the iThemes Security Pro Site Scan, a great feature to secure and protect your […]
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How to Sell Group Memberships in WordPress for Corporate Teams

Do you want to sell group memberships for corporate teams? Normally, membership websites allow you to sell single user subscriptions. But what if you wanted to sell group memberships for businesses, so that they can add their team members? In this article, we will show… Read More »
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What is SSL and Why Is It Critical in 2020?

Secure Sockets Layer, also known as SSL, is a security technology that provides encryption between a client and a webserver. To understand this a bit more simply, a “client” is a web browser like Chrome or Safari, and a “webserver” is your website or online store. An easy way to tell if the website you […]
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What is SSL and Why Is It Critical in 2020?

Secure Sockets Layer, also known as SSL, is a security technology that provides encryption between a client and a webserver. To understand this a bit more simply, a “client” is a web browser like Chrome or Safari, and a “webserver” is your website or online store. An easy way to tell if the website you […]
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6 Best Authorize.Net WordPress Plugins (Compared)

Are you looking for the best Authorize.net plugin for WordPress? Authorize.net is a popular payment gateway that allows you to easily accept credit card payments on your website. In this article, we’ll compare the best Authorize.Net WordPress plugins that you can use to accept online… Read More »
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BackupBuddy University: 10 Tips For WordPress Backup Schedules

BackupBuddy’s WordPress backup schedules are a powerful way to let BackupBuddy handle your website backups for you. Once backup schedules are set up, you won’t have to do anything else—BackupBuddy will just run your backups automatically on the schedule you need. Combined with BackupBuddy’s 5 types of WordPress backups and remote destinations options, backup schedules […]
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How to Organize WordPress Files in Media Library Folders

Do you want to organize WordPress files in the media library folders? By default, WordPress automatically creates folders in the media library based on year and months. However, some users may want to create their own custom folders for different media files. In this article,… Read More »
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WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: July 2020, Part 2

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the second half of July, so we want to keep you aware. In this post, we cover recent WordPress plugin, theme and core vulnerabilities and what to do if you are running one of the vulnerable plugins or themes on your website. The WordPress Vulnerability Roundup […]
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How to Create a Custom Airtable Form in WordPress

Do you want to make a custom Airtable form for your WordPress site? Airtable is a data management tool that lets you create your own custom data-driven apps. Basically, you can collect data using a form on your website and use it to make spreadsheets,… Read More »
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WordPress 5.5 Beta 3

WordPress 5.5 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development,so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test WordPress 5.5 Beta 3 in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding […]
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WordPress Plugin Roundup – July 2020

The WordPress Plugin Roundup is back! Each month, we recap the best WordPress plugins that were added or updated within the last 30 days on the WordPress Plugin Directory. Here’s a list of our favorite new or recently-updated plugins for July 2020. 1. Filester – File Manager Pro Filester has all pro features of other […]
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How to Display Breadcrumb Navigation Links in WordPress

Do you want to display breadcrumb navigation links on your WordPress site? Breadcrumb navigation is a secondary navigation system that tells users where they are on a website relative to the homepage. In this article, we’ll show you how to display breadcrumb navigation links in… Read More »
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iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight #4: Your WordPress Security Dashboard

Welcome to the fourth edition of the iThemes Security feature spotlight. In these posts, we pick a feature in the iThemes Security Pro plugin and share a bit about why we developed it, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature to strengthen your WordPress website’s security. Today we are going to […]
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Which WordPress Plan Should You Use? (Expert Answer)

Are you looking at WordPress plans and can’t figure out which one to use? There are so many companies offering different WordPress plans that it becomes difficult to choose the right option for your website. In this guide, we’ll help you decide which WordPress plan… Read More »
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21 Best WordPress Themes for Family Blogs (2020)

Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for your family blog? Lots of people use WordPress to build small family websites. It allows them to share family news, events, and photographs with their friends and relatives. In this article, we will show you some… Read More »
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BackupBuddy University: WordPress Backup Basics

BackupBuddy, our WordPress backup plugin, makes it easy to backup your WordPress website directly from your WordPress admin dashboard. With just a few clicks, you can run several different types of WordPress backups. In this post, we’ll cover all the basics of WordPress backups with BackupBuddy. Why Backup Your WordPress Website? 7 Reasons First off, […]
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What’s Coming in WordPress 5.5 (Features and Screenshots)

WordPress 5.5 beta is out, and it is scheduled to be released on August 11, 2020. This will be the second major WordPress release of the year, and it comes packed with many new features and improvements. We’ve been following the development closely and testing… Read More »
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How to Configure iThemes Security Pro on Your Clients Site

How do you find the right balance of usability and security? How do you control what security notifications are shared with your client? Configuring security on a client’s website can be a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. In this post, we are going to show you how to configure iThemes Security Pro […]
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How to Easily Hide Widget Title in WordPress

Do you want to hide the title of a WordPress widget in your sidebar or footer? WordPress widgets make it easy to drag and drop dynamic content into your theme to create unique layouts. However if you need to hide the widget title, then it… Read More »
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WordPress 5.5 Beta 2

WordPress 5.5 Beta 2 is now available! This software is still in development, so it’s not recommended to run this version on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. You can test WordPress 5.5 beta 2 in two ways: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” […]
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New! iThemes Security Pro Now Integrates with LifterLMS

We here at iThemes have big fans of LifterLMS for a long time. That is why we are excited to announce a partnership between LifterLMS and iThemes Security Pro. We have worked together to lockdown your LifterLMS login with two of iThemes Security Pro’s best WordPress login security features! Bot Busting Power with Google reCAPTCHA […]
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How to Add Syntax Highlighting in WordPress Comments

Do you want to add syntax highlighting in WordPress comments? By default, WordPress does not come with any syntax highlighting for comments, posts, or pages. If you have articles about coding or programming on your website, then sometimes your users may want to leave code… Read More »
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iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight #3: User Groups

Welcome to the third edition of the iThemes Security feature spotlight. In these posts, we are going to pick a feature and share a bit about why we developed the feature, who the feature is for, and how to use the feature. Today we are going to cover User Groups, a really cool feature to […]
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How to Add Instagram Shoppable Images in WordPress

Do you want to add shoppable Instagram images to your WordPress site? Instagram shoppable images have links that people can easily click on to buy your products. This is a powerful way to showcase your products and drive more sales from Instagram. In this article,… Read More »
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How to Add Instagram Shoppable Images in WordPress

Do you want to add shoppable Instagram images to your WordPress site? Instagram shoppable images have links that people can easily click on to buy your products. This is a powerful way to showcase your products and drive more sales from Instagram. In this article,… Read More »
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17 Best WordPress Forms Plugins of 2020

The best WordPress forms plugins make it easy to build and customize forms for your website without the need of a developer. Today, there are a lot of high-quality WordPress forms plugin choices to sift through, and it can be confusing and intimidating to find the one that is right for you. Having a well-designed […]
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17 Best WordPress Forms Plugins of 2020

The best WordPress forms plugins make it easy to build and customize forms for your website without the need of a developer. Today, there are a lot of high-quality WordPress forms plugin choices to sift through, and it can be confusing and intimidating to find the one that is right for you. Having a well-designed […]
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BackupBuddy Feature Spotlight: Restore Plugins, Themes, WordPress Version and Individual Files

BackupBuddy is the original 3-in-1 WordPress backup plugin. Not only can BackupBuddy handle complete backups of your WordPress website, it can also help you restore your website (or parts of it) with just a few clicks. BackupBuddy recently introduced an all-new way of doing website restores, right from your WordPress admin dashboard. This way of […]
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How to Create a Paywall in WordPress (with Preview Options)

Do you want to create a paywall on your WordPress site to publish paid content? Adding a paywall allows you to monetize some or all of your content with a subscription plan. This freemium model is already used by top publications like the NYTimes and… Read More »
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