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WordPress vs. Blogger – Which one is Better? (Pros and Cons)

Are you planning to start a new blog? Not sure whether you should use WordPress or Blogger as your blog platform? Well, we can help. WordPress and Blogger are the two most popular blogging platforms on the internet. They both let you create a blog… Read More »
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What is a Blog?

“Blog” is short for “weblog”, which refers to a log of events that is kept online. Over time, “blog” has become the go-to term for online articles presented in a reverse-chronological or diary format. Entries are called “posts” and they are shown so that the latest post is found at the top of the page. […]
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Why Would a Hacker Attack My Website?

This is a common question you might ask when your worst nightmare starts coming true. Why would a hacker attack my website? Rest assured, the chances of the attack being personal are slim to none. Hackers have underlying motives that have nothing to do with the content of your website. Hackers typically don’t care whether […]
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7 Best Shopify Alternatives in 2020 (Cheaper and More Powerful)

Are you comparing Shopify alternatives to weigh their pros and cons? You might have thought about using Shopify to create an online store. While it’s a popular option, it may not be the best fit for your eCommerce business. In this article, we’ll compare the… Read More »
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BackupBuddy University: iThemes Sync Integration

BackupBuddy and iThemes Sync are a perfect pair for managing your WordPress backups. If you already use BackupBuddy, hopefully, you’re already taking advantage of all the ways iThemes Sync can help you manage multiple WordPress sites, along with your website backups. If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out iThemes Sync’s BackupBuddy integrations, we’ll […]
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The Classic editing experience is moving, not leaving

With the introduction of the Block editor, the WordPress.com Classic Editor was set for retirement at the beginning of June. We pushed that back a bit to make time for more changes that ease the transition to the Block editor — and now it’s time! With the new and improved …
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How to Fix WordPress Website Not Updating Right Away

Are you trying to fix your WordPress website not updating right away? Often users ask us why some changes they make to their site like a new blog post, widget settings, don’t appear right away. It is a common issue and very easy to fix.… Read More »
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Manage Posts and Pages with the Block Editor Sidebar

We wanted to make it easier to manage posts and pages when you’re working within the Block Editor. With the Block Editor Sidebar you can view, create, edit, and manage posts and pages right from the Block Editor!   Wait, another sidebar? Have you ever finished editing something and then …
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WordPress Vulnerability Roundup: August 2020, Part 1

New WordPress plugin and theme vulnerabilities were disclosed during the first half of August, 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 Job Application Form in WordPress (Easily)

Do you want to add a job application form to the careers page on your WordPress website? Often small businesses do not have a system in place for receiving job applications. This can quickly lead to a huge number of resumes in your email inbox,… Read More »
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What’s New in WordPress 5.5 (Features and Screenshots)

WordPress 5.5 was released earlier today, and it is the second major release of 2020. This new release is packed with a lot of improvements, many of them are focused around the WordPress block editor. It also includes some long-awaited features that are making their… Read More »
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WordPress 5.5 “Eckstine”

Version 5.5 "Eckstine" of WordPress is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. With this release, your site gets new power in three major areas:
speed (lazy-loading images), search (sitemaps included by default), and security (auto-updates for plugins and themes), along with many new features and improvements to the block editor.
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How to Hide a WordPress Widget on Mobile (Easy for Beginners)

Do you want to hide a specific WordPress widget for mobile users? Widgets are dynamic content that are often added in the website sidebar or footer. Sometimes a widget may look good on desktop / laptop devices, but you may want to hide it on… Read More »
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WordPress 5.5: Top 20 New Features & Improvements

WordPress 5.5 is slated for release on August 11, 2020. This major version release of WordPress focuses on “speed, search & security,” including 1500+ changes to the block editor interface, 150+ enhancements and feature requests, 300+ bug fixes, and more. In this post, we cover the top 20 new things in this version of WordPress. Before […]
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iThemes Security Pro Feature Spotlight – Two-Factor Authentication

In the Feature Spotlight posts, we are going to 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 Two-Factor Authentication, a proven method to secure and protect your WordPress site. Why […]
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How to Create a WooCommerce Popup to Increase Sales (6 Proven Methods)

Do you want to create a WooCommerce popup to boost sales? Lightbox popups allow you to easily grab customer attention and nudge them into making a purchase. You can use WooCommerce popups to offer coupons, promote sales, get visitors onto your email list, and more.… Read More »
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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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