WordPress Tips

How does location affect search results?

Even though search engine rank is important and SEO is a common buzzword in the website world, it isn’t entirely possible to rank in search results for a particular topic worldwide because of location. Here’s how location affects search results and how to compensate for it with your content.

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Are ads on your website effective?

Once you’ve launched a website, you might decide to use ads to monetize it. Is this an effective approach? We analyze the success of banner ads as well as some alternate forms of monetization in this article.

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Does WordPress have limitations?

You might have heard someone say, “WordPress can’t do that.” But is this the truth? Here, we separate fact from fiction and examine the actual limitations of WordPress.

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Gutenberg compatibility issues with page builder themes and plugins

Because Gutenberg itself is a type of page builder and replaces the classic WordPress editor, themes and plugins that use a different editor have the biggest potential for compatibility issues. Not all page builders will automatically break, but they could unless they’ve specifically added Gutenberg support. Here’s a look at what some of the more well-known page builders have said about Gutenberg.

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“Try Gutenberg” coming July 31: What WordPress 4.9.8 means for you

The WordPress team announced Gutenberg, a new content block-based editor, in 2017. Since then, they’ve been hard at work preparing Gutenberg for its public release. Recently, WordPress announced that it would include the option to try Gutenberg in WordPress 4.9.8, releasing July 31, 2018. What does this mean for your website?

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Is WordPress vulnerable to malware or hacking?

Website security can sometimes fly under the radar but the threat is real because of the treasure trove of data you may have stored on your site. To learn more, here’s a look at new malware targeting WordPress, called BabaYaga, and some strategies you can take to protect your site.

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Should you design your own website or hire someone to help?

In a world where everyone can have a voice, you need a way to make yours stand out, and your website is an essential catalyst for carrying out your brand’s identity. At the same time, however, hiring a professional requires a financial commitment. Should you hire a professional to help? We provide a few things to consider to figure out which option is best for you.

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How to downgrade WordPress

Normally it’s a good idea to keep your website up to date and always run the latest version of WordPress, your theme, and your plugins, but for the rare occasions you need an older version, how can you downgrade WordPress? Here’s a simple guide to help.

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What is FTP and how does it work?

FTP (file transfer protocol) allows you to upload files directly to your site, just like moving files around on your computer. Here are the basics of FTP and how to use it on your website.

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What is the GDPR and what should you do to be prepared?

GDPR, or General Data Protection Regulation, is a regulation protecting personal data of citizens of the European Union. The GDPR creates a single data protection law for the European Union. As the owner of a WordPress website, here’s what you need to know to prepare for the May 25 GDPR enforcement date.

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How run multiple WordPress installs on one site

Usually, everything you need can be encapsulated in one WordPress installation. Under certain circumstances, though, you might desire to run multiple WordPress installs on one website. If that’s the case for you, here we show you two different methods for running multiple separate WordPress installations on one website.

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How to create anchor links in WordPress

Links allow you to direct your website visitors to another web page easily, but they also can give you the ability to do more than that. With these easy steps, learn how to create anchor links to a particular place in the middle of a page on a WordPress site.

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How to change your font in WordPress

How do you change your website’s font on a WordPress site? We offer tips on how to use your theme change your font, use a plugin to override your theme, or change your fonts with CSS.

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What is a content delivery network?

A content delivery network, or CDN, is a distributed network of data centers. Learn how content delivery networks improve the speed of your site and how to use one with WordPress in this article.

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Design trends: Content blocks and grid layout designs

Over the past few years, website design has conceptually evolved from a linear design — designing a web page like a word processing document, top to bottom — to a “content block” design. The content block concept views web pages as a grid, with multiple columns and components assembled together to form a web page like pieces of a puzzle. Here, we examine the content block trend and several websites using a grid layout design.

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Website design trends: Brutalism

Brutalism refers to websites with a raw, function-over-form look that is anything but sleek. With basic fonts, large or busy text, and little to no visual flash, websites using brutalism certainly stand out — and whether that’s a good thing or not is a cause for debate. Take a look at these websites embracing brutalism and decide for yourself if they’re innovative or just plain ugly.

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Website design trends: Hero images

A hero image isn’t a picture wearing a cape; instead, it’s a large, immersive image that covers most of the screen of a website. Hero images are perhaps the most prominent design trend used across the Web today. Here, we take a look at the hero image trend and several websites using it.

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4 creative ideas to do more with links

When you add a link on your website, you’re probably linking to another web page. But did you know links are good for way more than that? These 4 creative link ideas will help you do more with your links.

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Quick Tips Recap

Throughout the month of August, we shared Quick Tips to help you make the most of your WordPress site. Read them all here.

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