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Is Your Home Network Secure?

Recently Wordfence (in my opinion the best WordPress security and firewall plugin) released an article about securing your home router. The article can be found here. Apparently, a fairly large percentage (6.7%) of attacks on WordPress sites are caused by hacked home routers! According to the linked article, in the last month alone Wordfence detected […]

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10 Things About WordPress You Should Know

This is a basic introduction and tutorial about WordPress, intended mainly for beginners. Enjoy. WordPress is (mostly) Free WordPress is, and always will be, free. Or, I guess you could say, the WordPress “core” is free. Sure, you can spend a lot of money extending WordPress, but if you’re cheap (like me), you can learn […]

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The Faux Interview Blog Post Template

By the way, that’s “foh” (meaning fake), not “fox” (like the animal). Just wanted to clear that up. The “Faux Interview” post is a great way to use PLR articles, or to even piece together small chunks of content that tend to be too short to become a stand-alone article. The layout of the post […]

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The FAQ or Q&A Blog Post Template

This post is an example of a FAQ or Q&A post. It is pretty self explanatory (and very meta ? ). What is a FAQ or Q&A post? It is similar to a “Top 10” post or a “How To” post. The basic idea is to lead the reader from point A to point Z […]

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How to Write Conversationally–One Step at a Time

Recently I read a great article about writing conversationally on your blog, and how it can improve everything from attracting readers and commenters to enhancing your social proof. And now that I violated one of it’s suggestions (avoid long sentences ), I’ll try to get back on a conversational track. Wish me luck. First, we […]

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Instant Contact Database

I found a pretty cool plugin that does something that I wish I’d thought of – Contact Form DB ‘saves’ the results of a contact or other form (apparently any form) to a database. I found it while researching recent project I was engaged in for a charity website, Idaho Arthritis Walk. They wanted a […]

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10 Must Have WordPress Plugins

While I don’t necessarily agree with the author of this list, I do find the choices interesting. Via SitePoint When building a WordPress site, your main objective is to use as few plugins as possible. However, not everyone who uses WordPress is a PHP maven. Fortunately, these must have WordPress plugins won’t bog down your […]

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How Blogging Saved My Life

by Guest Blogger I know a lot of people have blogs, and it’s hard to think about how many blogs are out there. But I am a very lucky person, because I feel that blogging saved my life. Perhaps not literally, but without it I would be much worse off. You see, I was just […]

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Creating a Blogging Site Is Easy

by Guest Blogger Choosing to create a blog is a rich and rewarding experience that allows you to perform a variety of activities on the Internet. In fact, there are effective tools for easily creating a blogging site that avoids the daunting task of going it alone. The process of creating a blog is incredibly […]

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Designing a Well Crafted Website

A well-crafted website requires more than just being aesthetically pleasing. Using both proper layout and creative design, you can offer your readers easier navigation to locate the information they are seeking. This will produce a positive impression from your readers concerning your organization while enhancing the user’s overall experience. It is important to take the […]

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How to Quickly Adjust Contact Form 7 So It Fits in Your Sidebar

I was working on a website for a friend, and in order to “comply” with best design standards, installed the Contact Form 7 plugin so I could add a highly visible contact form prompt to the sidebar. CF7 performs its duties via a shortcode. So, I added a text widget to the sidebar and copy/pasted […]

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Is WordPress a CMS?

Seems like every day I read a comment about “the WordPress CMS” (Content Management System), or how great WordPress is as a CMS, or something similar. I admit, I have to cringe. Not because I don’t like WordPress — because I do like it very much… but whether or not I “like” WordPress being described […]

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What to do When WordPress Misses it’s Schedule

Occasionally, when a post is added to a WordPress blog, it is scheduled for a future date and time. Or someone may use one of the dozens of plugins that adds multiple posts at one and schedules them for you. Usually, this scheduling works. Sometimes it fails. And, when it does fail it can be […]

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