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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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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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5 Click-to-Tweet Plugins for Adding Social Sharing to WordPress

Here’s a statistic that might blow your mind: there are 500 million tweets sent out each day. Obviously, for users that only tweet a few or even a dozen times a day, what are the chances anyone will see your posts amid all that incessant activity? If you’re using Twitter as part of your website’s social media marketing efforts, that’s a somewhat disheartening thought, isn’t it? The fact that you put...

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WordPress 4.9.3 is Delayed; WooCommerce 3.3 Ready to Roll

Initially scheduled for Jan. 30, the release of WordPress 4.9.3 was rescheduled for Feb. 5. A delayed RC and, subsequently, a short testing window are the reason behind this delay. Stability is a critical element of the WordPress ecosystem, so the more thorough testing, the better. JShint Removed From Official Repository So, what’s new in the not-yet-released WordPress? Well, it’s an update for developers mostly. The most important change is the removal...

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6 Steps to a Perfect 100/100 Google PageSpeed Insights Score

Finding that perfect balance between user experience and a fast Google PageSpeed Insights score can be quite tricky.It took us weeks of work to achieve our perfect score of 100/100.The formula for every website will be different – there isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach.Be prepared to break your site. If you don’t, you probably aren’t trying hard enough.Here are six things we did to accomplish this.Note: All our tests were done...

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