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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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A Complete Guide to WordPress Password Security

I know I talk a lot about how it’s your responsibility to ensure that your WordPress websites are secure. (Because it is.) That said, there are instances where you have very little control over the vulnerabilities that other users introduce to the site. Specifically, I’m referring to users who don’t abide by smart and safe password practices. To be fair, think about how many names, numbers, birthdays, addresses, facts, workflows, and...

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WordPress 4.1 Released, DNN Open Sources Automation Framework, More News

A final look at what's happening in the open source software world for 2017 PHOTO: Rob Bye WordPress 4.1 has arrived, and it’s a substantial update. Named after jazz musician Billy Tipton, WordPress 4.1 “Tipton” has received enhancements for site building, workflow management, coding and widgets. WordPress users can now draft and schedule website re-designs via Customizer, as well as collaborate with others using shareable preview links. Plus,...

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6 WordPress Plugins That Will Speed up Your Site

With all the hard work that you put into building your website, do you know the one thing that can kill it before it even has a chance?Speed.Loading speed is essential to your site’s success.Think about it. How long are you willing to wait for a site to load before you decide to just move onto the next one?Not long, right?Most visitors to your site are only willing to wait...

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