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SEO Search form July 31, 2017 9:27 am Comments: 0

How Switching WordPress Theme Can Impact SEO, and Ways to Avoid It

A common behaviour among users of free WordPress themes is the tendency of switching WordPress Theme – a lot. This should come as no surprise because there are several options to choose from. However, the downside is the impact such changes can have on your SEO or web traffic.

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6 key wordpress plugins July 17, 2017 7:58 am Comments: 0

6 Key WordPress Plugins that Web Designers Prefer

Technical experts or professionals associated with the world of information and technology are aware that WordPress happily supports templates and plugins. That is why, they consider it as one of the most flexible and customizable CMSs that suits best for web designing needs.

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WordPress tutorials June 13, 2017 9:52 am Comments: 0

20 Essential WordPress Tutorials for the Rookies

Every ‘star’ WordPress blogger started out as a complete novice, and seeing as they are now ‘stars’, they were clearly able to get to the top. It might not happen overnight but with the right tools and practices, you can get to WordPress heaven (if there’s such a thing) soon enough. I have compiled a list of 20 WordPress tutorials to help you on your celestial journey.

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WooCommerce Product Variations June 12, 2017 2:06 pm Comments: 1

WooCommerce Product Variations Plugins

Firstly, what’s a variable product? A variable product has multiple attributes that customers can select from such as a shoe product displayed with size, material and colour attributes. A customer can then use the displayed attributes to pick the best product to match their tastes. Learn about WooCommerce product variations plugins in this article.

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Safe WordPress site May 13, 2017 8:42 am Comments: 0

How safe is your WordPress site?

What is most likely to render your WordPress site vulnerable? The one thing that is most likely to render your WordPress site vulnerable is its being outdated. Outdated versions of WordPress, themes and plugins make a site more vulnerable than you can imagine. Especially to malware attacks.

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Angry coder April 28, 2017 11:16 am Comments: 3

6 Plugins Guaranteed to Speed up Your Slow WordPress Site

Website speed is a big deal. By now you know that it could hurt your business significantly if your website has a slow loading page or generally poor visual performance. We have previously published a guide on website speed. Today, we are going to follow on from that by providing you with some of the best plugins you can use right now, in 2017, to instantly speed up your WordPress site.

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car rental wordpress themes April 24, 2017 3:01 pm Comments: 3

Top 10 WordPress Themes For Your Car Rental Business

WordPress can be used to develop websites that are used for any kind of business. A WordPress website involves the usage of a number of themes and plug-ins in it. The car rental WordPress themes and plug-ins are used as per the requirement of the site. While developing a site for a business purpose, one should use the correct themes for the site. The themes should be relevant to the site contents.

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maintenance tips wordpress website April 18, 2017 9:23 am Comments: 0

5 Maintenance Tips to Keep Your WordPress Website in Perfect Shape

As you probably already know, WordPress (WP) is the biggest single CMS (content management system) out there with over 27 percent of internet running via it. The main reason behind this is its beginner friendly curve and the ability of bloggers and business owners worldwide to deal with technical issues of their websites without having to hire designers or learn how to code.

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Improve page load speed March 20, 2017 10:40 am Comments: 0

How to Optimize Your WordPress Website’s User Experience?

Want to boost up WordPress website? When it comes to increase page views, enhance UX (User Experience), and make your site SEO friendly, fast loading speed matters most. In this guide, we are going to share most useful tips to improve user experience in your WordPress site and speed it up. Follow us to optimize WordPress websites.

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Content protection WordPress plugins March 10, 2017 4:17 pm Comments: 0

Content Protection WordPress Plugins You Should Try Out

Content theft happens more often than any of us are comfortable with. So you are running a successful blog, writing original and amazing content, and adding some quality multimedia to it. The sad truth is that there are people out there who are bound to constantly rip off your content, showcase it as their own, and give you no attribution for all the hard work that you have done. So how do you protect yourself from this? If you are using WordPress, then here is a list of content protection WordPress plugins you should try out, that are made to protect your content from theft.

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Email Marketing WordPress Plugins January 30, 2017 9:32 am Comments: 1

10 Best Email Marketing WordPress Plugins

While an email marketing is one of the most conventional ways of growing business, there are lots of things you need to mull over while expanding your email list. After launching your WordPress website, ensure that you install appropriate email marketing WordPress plugins with the ultimate goal of generating quality leads and higher conversion rate for your business.

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WordPress beginner mistakes January 11, 2017 12:34 pm Comments: 0

5 Mistakes That a WordPress Beginner Should Avoid

It may certainly be exciting to build a whole website using WordPress, but what if you don’t know certain things that could mar all your efforts? To avoid such mistakes, perhaps you should be aware of what they could be. Avoidance of WordPress beginner mistakes can save your time while building the site and keep you from being unduly aggravated.

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Review WordPress themes and plugins November 17, 2016 2:49 pm Comments: 0

Latest WordPress Review Themes And Plugins

Installing advanced WordPress review themes and plugins, you can build up an advanced and advantageous review site that will help you getting an impressive online presence among competitors.

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fwrd wordpress music theme October 21, 2016 8:22 am Comments: 0

7 Music WordPress Themes For Artists, Musicians And Bands

If you are a music lover, selecting WordPress platform for your website will be a wise solution with never ending benefits which you will get. Musicians might have thought of running a website to give themselves a web presence, but they never heard of using music WordPress themes to get commercial over the internet. It is not just that you are getting a website, but you are getting a platform to express your skills to the people around.

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socially viral theme September 17, 2016 9:48 am Comments: 0

4 Top Responsive Multipurpose HTML5 WordPress Themes For Your Next Project

HTML5 is one of the greatest things to have ever happened to the world of web design as a whole. Its advent made it easier for web designers to be able to scale up their websites and bring websites to production faster than they could have done it before. For the uninitiated, HTML5 is a markup language that is used in the structure and presentation of web content on the internet. The driving force behind the creation of HTML5 was to enable native support for the latest multimedia.

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Usability testing of WordPress website September 7, 2016 11:53 am Comments: 0

Usability Testing of WordPress Website: Significant Things to Know

Even if your WordPress website looks amazing, you still need to consider how your theme and design will affect the experience of your users from the viewpoint of usability. However, it doesn’t matter how impressive your website seems if no one is using your service or products, you really need to work on website usability. So, how can you figure out what strategy will work for you?

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WordPress SEO tips July 18, 2016 3:12 pm Comments: 0

A Brief Guide to WordPress SEO

Your website is most precious asset online irrespective of what it is all about. It is only through your website, you are successful in attracting visitors and demonstrating to them the products and services that you are offering to them, and arousing their interest and desire in ultimately purchasing your product or service, read all your blog posts, or get a subscription. All these tasks and actions seem to be critical for the success of any website.

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Practical SEO tips April 28, 2016 8:04 am Comments: 0

10 Practical WordPress SEO Tips

Whether you are creating a brand new blog or you are a seasoned writer, WordPress offers one of the most versatile CMS (content management systems). It makes it easy to set up a good-looking, fully hosted blog using one of the many WordPress themes. Alternatively, you can code your own website from scratch. However, most people fail tremendously when it comes to SEO. With these WordPress SEO tips, your site can achieve better results.

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WordPress lab March 8, 2016 10:18 am Comments: 1

A Simple Guide to Proliferate WordPress Website Speed

Imagine you are shopping a watch for your father’s birthday and the website is taking a lot of time to load. Isn’t it will be annoying? 40% of the viewers abandons a website if it takes more than 3 seconds to load. Every millisecond makes a difference! WordPress website speed is one of the hard facts which can make or break a website. Every website or services should maintain the speed and WordPress is no exception.

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protect WordPress from hackers January 5, 2016 2:54 pm Comments: 0

What you shouldn’t do to Protect your Website from Hackers?

You cannot deny the fact that WordPress is one of the best and popular platforms to build websites today. However,the popularity of WordPress has also made it quite vulnerable to hacking bad spamming threats. In fact, around 30% of WP websites are attempted to be hacked every day.

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bug November 20, 2015 2:43 pm Comments: 0

Fix “Notice: The called constructor method for WP_Widget is deprecated” error

If you see this error on your WordPress site when debug mode is enabled in WordPress configuration, this means that one or more of your plugins need update.

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Stones on water with WordPress logo June 6, 2015 9:19 am Comments: 0

How to Simplify the WordPress Dashboard for Your Non-Techie Clients

WordPress is masterly content management system software that has emerged as a boon for the web designers. It offers great sort of themes, layouts and widgets to create and develop unique and appealing website.

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Setting up LESS March 4, 2015 4:55 pm Comments: 0

Setting Up Less.js on Client Side: A How to Guide

CSS3 provides several exciting possibilities to enhance visual aesthetics of a design. In fact, it has gained wide popularity because of the ease it provides in making the changes – that are otherwise difficult to achieve using the JavaScript plugins. However, it has some limitations as well. Working on complex CSS files (ideally the one having a thousand lines of code) can give you a hard time (especially if you’re just a rookie developer). But, thanks to Less.js, you can write learner code in a quick manner, and more importantly, you can extend CSS capability.

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Retina screen February 27, 2015 8:56 am Comments: 0

A Detailed Overview On Making Your Site Retina-ready

Gone are the days when website imagery turned to be brilliant and non-pixelated for a range of screens. Today, with the inception of retina displays; it has become a challenge for the website creators to optimize their site’s imagery for screens with different resolutions.

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WordPress Logo December 25, 2014 6:16 pm Comments: 0

All Themes Compatible With WordPress 4.1

Today, we finished checking of all our WordPress themes and plugins against the latest version of WordPress. It took a bit longer than usually because this version was released during Christmas holidays.

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WordPress Logo April 19, 2014 4:17 pm Comments: 0

WordPress 3.9 Compatibility Issues

WordPress 3.9 has been released, so we started to test all our products against it. We concluded that almost all products are compatible with the latest WordPress version. Only two themes need some modifications before (or after) upgrade of WordPress: Hot Responsive and Hot Responsive Portfolio.

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WordPress Logo August 27, 2013 4:11 pm Comments: 0

WordPress 3.6 and HotThemes

WordPress 3.6 (“Oscar”) has been released few days ago. We immediately started to test all our WordPress themes against the latest release of the blogging platform. After testing we could conclude that all our themes are compatible with this version of WordPress, however, some of them needs small modifications in code.

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Move WordPress site June 4, 2013 3:33 pm Comments: 0

Move WordPress Site

We would like to share our solution and show you how to move WordPress site from local installations to the live servers (and vice versa). We are using this solution for making all our HotStart installations (WordPress theme installations packed with demo data).

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code snippets February 23, 2013 3:11 pm Comments: 0

Add Functionality to Your WordPress Website with Snippets

The most common way of adding additional functionality to a WordPress website is to add functions to the functions.php template. These small functions are sometimes known as WordPress snippets.

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WordPress Logo December 19, 2012 2:57 pm Comments: 0

Our Themes and WordPress 3.5

New major release of WordPress here. Version 3.5 of the world’s most popular CMS become available this week. We immediatelly started to check all our themes against the new WordPress 3.5. This version comes with a bunch of new interesting features..

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xampp php December 13, 2012 2:53 pm Comments: 0

Troubles with HotStart Installation on XAMPP or WAMP

HotStart installation of our WordPress themes is the fastest method to install any theme together with demo data that you’ve seen on our demo server. HotStart is actually a new WordPress installation that includes the theme and all plugins.

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make favicon wordpress image October 12, 2012 2:43 pm Comments: 0

Add Favicon To WordPress Site

Favicon is a small image that displays as an icon of your website in the browser bar. The favicon could be an important part of your website which makes it recognizable between the others. This similar situation is with computer software and applications for mobiles.

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Installation of WordPress on vDeck 1 September 21, 2012 1:46 pm Comments: 0

Installation of WordPress on vDeck based hosting

In this tutorial, we will guide you how to install a clean copy of WordPress on your FatCow, PowWeb or iPage hosting. This tutorial might be suitable for any other hosting company which control panel is based on vDeck and has SimpleScripts support.

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install wordpress via cpanel 1 September 17, 2012 1:11 pm Comments: 0

Installation of WordPress on cPanel Hosting with Fantastico

If you decided to use the free version of WordPress open-source software for blog and website management, you would need to obtain a suitable hosting for your site. There are thousands of hosting providers nowadays, and usually it’s possible to install WordPress on any of them.

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Code September 15, 2012 1:06 pm Comments: 0

Adding Images To The Gallery

I was developing a website and client asked me to add a gallery in a page using standard gallery feature of WordPress. For those who haven’t had chance to try this feature, I must say it’s very useful and if you want to create a simple gallery in any post or page, simply type [ gallery ] (without spaces) anywhere and watch the results.

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Code September 13, 2012 10:47 am Comments: 0

How To Rename a Theme

Although the themes usually counts dozens of files with megabytes of code, it’s not to complicated to rename WordPress theme. In this tutorial, we will guide you what you should do to rename any of our themes, if you need to.

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wordpress security scan February 16, 2012 10:38 am Comments: 0

WordPress Security Scan –

Running a WordPress website is a nice and enjoyable thing, but it could also be a headache if your website got hacked. The most important thing to protect yourself is to have the latest version of WordPress core installed as well as the latest versions of all themes and plugins.

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hosting November 24, 2011 9:59 am Comments: 0

100% compatible WordPress and Joomla! hosting

Selection of a web hosting provider for your website is important, especially if you have traffic heavy websites. Or if you hope that your website will grow into a traffic heavy website. All serious web masters have such desire.

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widget control November 11, 2011 10:43 am Comments: 0

Publish WordPress Widget On Certain Pages Only

When you install a WordPress plugin and create a widget, it would be published on all pages of your website. Have you ever wondered how to publish some WordPress widgets on certain pages only? WordPress core does not allow users to select pages where a widget would be published. Instead, it publishes it on all the pages.

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WordPress theme club May 19, 2011 10:25 am Comments: 0

We Are About To Start Our WordPress Venture

After two years in business with Joomla templates, we are starting new portal. will start making themes and plugins for the most popular CMS today – WordPress!

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