WordPress Tips

3 WordPress beginner mistakes and how to avoid them

3 WordPress beginner mistakes and how to avoid them

If you’re setting up a website for the first time, it’s easy to make some mistakes along the way. Most are easy to fix, but a few will create major headaches for you. Here are 3 mistakes that could make managing your website difficult — and how to avoid each one.

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What is a WordPress multisite network?

What is a WordPress multisite network?

A multisite network allows one domain to host several distinct, separate websites. Would a multisite network work for you? Here’s a look at several use cases for a multisite network and why you might want one.

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WordPress 5.2 release notes

WordPress 5.2 release notes

WordPress 5.2 will release on May 7, 2019. This update focuses on several major new features, including the Gutenberg Block Directory, Site Health Project, and Update Package Signing.

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Design trends: Ghost buttons

Design trends: Ghost buttons

With a thin border and a transparent background, ghost buttons have become increasingly popular in the website design world. Should you consider using them on your website, and if so, what’s the best way to use them?

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How to edit old WordPress posts with Gutenberg

How to edit old WordPress posts with Gutenberg

If you used WordPress before Gutenberg was released and have since upgraded, you have content that wasn’t created with Gutenberg on a site that uses it. WordPress gives you a couple of different ways to manage that content. Here, we’ll examine both.

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WordPress user roles and their differences

WordPress user roles and their differences

If you give other people access to your WordPress site, it’s important to understand the difference between user roles so you can give the right people the right permissions. This breakdown of WordPress user roles explains each role in detail.

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How does SEO work?

How does SEO work?

Is SEO something you can simply “have” or “turn on?” How does SEO actually work? We’ll provide some answers in this basic SEO overview.

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WordPress wish list for 2019

WordPress wish list for 2019

As 2019 approaches, we put together a feature wish list for WordPress next year. Here are 5 new features we hope WordPress will incorporate in 2019.

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5 ways to automate tasks with WordPress

5 ways to automate tasks with WordPress

Do you find yourself setting alarms or reminders to make changes to your website at just the right time? If so, these WordPress automation tips will help you reclaim your day as you schedule events in advance.

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4 plugins to add extra Gutenberg blocks to WordPress

4 plugins to add extra Gutenberg blocks to WordPress

Since Gutenberg released to the public, developers have released new plugins that add extra functionality to Gutenberg with additional blocks. Here are 4 plugins that impressed us with a bevy of new blocks you can add to your Gutenberg editing experience.

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What’s coming next for WordPress?

What’s coming next for WordPress?

WordPress first released the Gutenberg editor in beta form over a year ago, and it is now available to the public in the WordPress 4.9.8 “Try Gutenberg” preview release. But now that it’s out, what is WordPress working on next? Here’s a preview of WordPress 4.9.9 and 5.0.

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SEO analysis: What we learned from our posts that rank

SEO analysis: What we learned from our posts that rank

Search engines make ranking decisions based on the content itself with all else being equal. So instead of trying to outline Google’s formula, let’s take a different approach and reverse-engineer it. At MPWR Design, we rank #1 for quite a few search terms, so here’s a breakdown of what we’ve learned from four of our posts that rank well.

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How does location affect search results?

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?

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?

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

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

“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?

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?

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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