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You Need to Fix This NOW or Pay the Google Penalty

Recently Google implement two important changes in the way it serves up search results. The first requires immediate action from you. The second isn’t quite so urgent. #1. Mobile Responsiveness now Required If you want your site found when someone searches for it on a smartphone, it must be mobile friendly. There are some misconceptions […]

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How to Automatically Resize Thumbnails using the Regenerate Thumbnails WordPress Plugin

There’s a lightweight WordPress plugin that can make a big difference to your site’s appearance when you change your theme. It’s called Regenerate Thumbnails. What does it do, and why do you need it? Let’s back up a minute and talk about thumbnails Thumbnails are the images that ride alongside or above the post snippets

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CoSchedule, the Fabulous WordPress Editorial Calendar Plugin (it does Social Media, too!)

Running a website means you’re in the publishing business. And if you’re in publishing, you should have an Editorial Calendar. As Copyblogger says, “An editorial calendar is just a fancy name for a pubishing schedule.” The editorial calendar is where you plan your WordPress content in the upcoming days, weeks or even months. If you

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The outside of your WordPress house - widgets

What Should I Put in my WordPress Sidebar?

Adding, moving and rearranging elements in your WordPress sidebar is easy peasy. With widgets and plugins it’s simple. No sweat. But knowing what to put there? That’s another story. First, understand there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Millions of different sites in tens of thousands of different categories, businesses and interest areas, need different stuff (a highly

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How to Choose the Right WordPress Plugin

A WordPress plugin is a wonderful tool. Plugins can add all sorts of functionality to your WordPress site, and they’re easy to install and manage. On the downside, sometimes plugins don’t play nicely together, hog server resources, or misbehave in other ways when they’re supposed to be working together. First, A Word of Caution Before

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Elevatr — the Audience-Building WordPress Plugin [Review]

I have to admit I have a love/hate relationship with WordPress plugins. I use them, but sparingly. That’s because so many plugins are badly coded and fight with each other or with your theme. Now a plugin, if you’ll recall, equates to the inside walls of our WordPress house. Walls exist to help support the

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