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WordPress Tips & Tricks

The 15 Best WordPress Plugins to Use in 2019

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One of the reasons that I fell in love with WordPress over a decade ago is the thousands of plugins available. It doesn’t matter what you want to accomplish with your website or blog, there is probably a WordPress plugin that will allow you to do it. This list will provide you with 15 of the best WordPress plugins available today. Only the 15 best WordPress plugins have made it while anything less than amazing…

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The 15 Best WordPress Plugins to Use in 2012

By | Web Design & Development, WordPress Tips & Tricks | 826 Comments

Updated for 2012: One of the reasons that I’m so madly in love with WordPress is the thousands of plugins available. It doesn’t matter what you want to accomplish on your blog, there is probably a WordPress plugin that will allow you to do it. This list will provide you with 15 of the best WordPress plugins available today. Only the 15 best WordPress plugins have made it while anything less than amazing has been…

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10 Powerful SEO Tips for WordPress Users

By | Search Engine Optimization, WordPress Tips & Tricks | 34 Comments

Bloggers and webmasters are constantly wondering why Google is such a bully to some websites and why they are so positive toward others. What are the keys to building a successful presence on the search engine results pages? What are the most important SEO tips for WordPress users to get their sites discovered by Google’s search bot and how can we get in on that action? In the paragraphs below, I’ll answer these questions and provide…

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Featured Theme: Paradox by Rocket Themes

By | User Interface, WordPress Tips & Tricks | 6 Comments

A few short days ago, as I was diligently searching for a template to use for a website I was developing, I stumbled across the Paradox Theme from Rocket Themes. I was so impressed that I immediately decided to both purchase it for myself and to spend a few moments sharing it with you here. As you can see, Paradox is a very creatively designed theme. It features 8 preset styles so that it can…

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Using Custom Profile Fields in WordPress

By | WordPress Tips & Tricks | 14 Comments

Creating and working with custom built fields in a WordPress author’s profile can add whole new worlds of functionality to a blog. For example, today I’m going to show you how to create a field in your profile page that will allow authors to submit their own Adsense code so that they can display their own ads on any articles that they write. It’s as simple as creating the field and then fetching it to…

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The Elegant Solution for a WP Theme

By | User Interface, WordPress Tips & Tricks | 7 Comments

The Elegant Themes theme club by Nick Roach has been one of my favorite theme clubs for a very long time. I’m a member there and I plan to continue my membership far into the future. In fact, I’m actually developing an eCommerce site with a very close friend using WordPress and the eStore theme that you see featured below. If you have a WordPress blog and you’re looking for something sleek right out of…

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Conveniently Credit all Your Image Sources

By | WordPress Tips & Tricks | 37 Comments

Lately I’ve been working on creating a convenient system that I can use to effectively keep track of where I’ve found the images that I’m using on this blog. The main reason I care to remember where I’ve found an image is that I want to be able to credit the artist or photographer when I use it. I want to thank them with a link to their work. If you were to look through my…

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Is Thesis The Right Theme For You? I Say No.

By | User Interface, WordPress Tips & Tricks | 155 Comments

I recently had a very well intentioned blogger ask me to promote one of his products for him. His product is a skin for Thesis. As many people I know use Thesis, I want to take this time to share with you why I don’t use Thesis and why I don’t recommend it for others to use either. Much of the following is information that I also shared with this Thesis designer that contacted me. I believe…

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10 of the Best WordPress Plugins in 2010

By | WordPress Tips & Tricks | 75 Comments

Each day, I continue to be amazed at the ingenuity of the WordPress community. The plugins that are being developed each day are amazing. A few months ago, I launched a collection of plugins called The 15 Best Plugins to Use in 2010 and today I’m adding 10 more plugins that deserve to be on that list.  I personally use almost every plugin on this list and the only 1 or 2 that I don’t…

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The 15 Best WordPress Plugins to Use in 2010

By | WordPress Tips & Tricks | 908 Comments

One of the reasons that I’m so madly in love with WordPress is the thousands of plugins available. It doesn’t matter what you want to accomplish on your blog, there’s probably a plugin that will allow you to do it. This list is the 15 most incredible WordPress plugins. Only the best plugins have made it while anything less than amazing has been kicked to the street. Each of these plugins are used at Site…

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