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How to Upscale and Optimize Images Before Uploading on WordPress

If you are planning on creating a WordPress website for your business or blog, you should prioritize user experience. When visitors find your content engaging, they will spend more time on that particular page, resulting in the improvement of your page’s search rankings. One effective way of making content engaging is by adding visually appealing

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your WordPress site needs to be mobile responsive or you'll face a stiff Google penalty

Your Site Isn’t Mobile Responsive? You REALLY Don’t Want to Pay This Google Penalty

You only have until the end of March, 2021, to make your WordPress site mobile responsive or suffer the consequences. . . I’m going to make this short and sweet. This announcement is not a new thing. Back in 2014, Google announced that, in their search results, they would prioritize mobile responsive websites. After all,

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Google’s Gonna Getcha (if you Don’t Do This)

A while back I wrote an articled titled What is a Mobile Responsive WordPress Theme and Why Should You Use It? When I wrote it, about 30% of readers visited websites on mobile devices — tablets and smartphones. Today it’s more — lots more. According to Darren Rowse of ProBlogger, those numbers, at least for

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Block 3 is your WordPress theme

So you Want to Change your WordPress Theme? A Bit of Preparation Makes it Easier. . .

As your business evolves and grows, you may want to completely change your WordPress theme. While it’s super easy to activate a new theme, tweaking it to make sure it works with your existing content can be very time consuming. Be very sure that changing your theme will help you accomplish your business goals —

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Block 2 is WordPress itself

How to Update WordPress

WordPress Tutorial #13 Periodically WordPress releases an update. (So do your themes and plugins.) You’ll find out about it when you log into your WordPress dashboard. At the top of your screen you’ll see the message, WordPress [latest version] is available now. Let’s walk through the process of how to update WordPress. Do you update?

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WordPress Security: How to Switch to a Safer Username

Recently there’s been a lot of news about hackers attempting to get into WordPress websites. In this particular set of hacking attempts, the bad guys are going after sites where the username is Admin. Using Admin is like leaving your front door wide open, with a plate of cookies and a pitcher of milk set

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