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25 Free WordPress Marketing Plugins You Should Be Using

With 30 percent of the internet being powered by WordPress, it comes as no surprise to see WordPress users coming from all walks of life. From individuals and small businesses to some of the biggest brands in the world like CNN and the National Football League (NFL). As such, marketers are constantly looking to leverage WordPress plugins to out-do the competition, streamline their workflows and reach...

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How to Launch a Crowdfunding Campaign with WordPress

New business ventures are always exciting. You have a unique idea or solution. People seem to be really excited about it. But you need money to get the new business idea off the ground. You could go to investors or the bank to generate capital, but they need to see that there’s real interest in your idea, that people will be willing to pay enough to give you a return...

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Is That WordPress Plugin Safe? 15 Warning Signs to Skip Downloading

Even the smallest and simplest of WordPress websites needs plugins. Akismet is a must if the site has a blog. A security plugin like Defender is non-negotiable. And a solid contact form is needed if you intend on collecting leads. For the most part, though, we know that these commonly used and referenced WordPress plugins are safe. They come with millions of downloads, high ratings, and plugin developers who’ve worked hard...

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What Makes a Good WordPress Contact Page? Breaking It Down

The contact page is a critical part of every WordPress site. Sure, you could place social media links in a top sticky bar, include a live chat down below, and embed a contact form on relevant pages. But visitors know that, if there is a means by which you can reach the company in person or in the digital space, that information can be found there. Contact pages aren’t just a...

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50 Goals You Need to Have for Your WordPress Business Right Now

I’ve talked before about how to start a kickass WordPress business. You follow those eight steps, get all your matters in order, and then launch. Seems relatively simple, right? And if you’re here, then you’ve likely already gone through the process, or are in the middle of doing so. But what do you do after your WordPress business has launched? You have clients pouring in. You’re starting to build a steady...

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7 Must Have CMS Features Organizations Need

PHOTO: Shutterstock In a recent exploration of the issues behind the fall off in content engagement on social media over the past three years, it also became clear that enterprises are struggling to manage increasingly large bodies of content. In a tech space where content management systems have been around for 20 years, it seems bizarre that this should be a...

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DotCMS Updates, TYPO9 9.1 Released, More Open Source News

PHOTO: Cezanne Ali Miami-based dotCMS has rolled out dotCMS 4.3, featuring new Static Publishing features as well the new “Four Eyes” workflow approval.  DotCMS’ Static Publishing feature — which was released last year — has been updated so users can save comprehensive static HTML versions of their websites in multiple locations, including local folders, AWS S3 buckets, or any external location or...

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Why Hackers Are Targeting Your WordPress Site

As we discover better ways to secure WordPress websites, it’s easy to feel a bit more relaxed about the whole thing… which is both good and bad. It’s good because it means we trust the tools and services we’ve invested in to harden security in WordPress. It’s bad though when we mistakenly confuse the tightening of security with a set-it-and-forget-it mentality. To put it bluntly: hackers are looking to break into...

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9 Tips to Consider When Selecting a Digital Experience Platform

PHOTO: Shutterstock Practitioners who select, deploy and manage software that helps them produce digital experiences for their customers face certain realities: managing integrations, leveraging APIs, investing in headless, finding actionable insights that help them better connect to customers. Ultimately they're hoping their software suite helps them achieve their business outcomes. Gartner’s first Digital Experience Platforms Magic Quadrant published last month and drew...

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