Tutorials

Revamp Your WordPress Admin With These 12 Awesome Plugins

When you think about making WordPress more useful, the dashboard probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, if you spend a lot of time logged into /wp-admin/ but have never taken the time to customize your experience, you can almost certainly get more out of it than you’re getting right now. If you run a Multisite network, maybe your own experience is less of a concern than that...

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How to Stop Hackers in Their Tracks with Defender

Defender deters hackers with IP banning, login lockout, updating security keys, two-factor authorization, and more. Learn about Defender’s robust security features that prevent hackers from waltzing right into your WordPress site. No hacker gets past Defender! Defender is WPMU DEV’s answer to WordPress security. Our powerful 5-star plugin provides complete security for your WordPress sites and brings you peace of mind by deterring brute force attacks, SQL injections, cross-site scripting XSS, and preventing...

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How To Ace Google’s Image Page Speed Recommendations With Smush

Smush has everything you need to optimize your images, as well as a handy repertoire of tools ready to help you smash PageSpeed Insights image-related recommendations. It’s a simple way to speed up your site, without sacrificing your image quality. With Smush you can: Compress images in bulk and with one click Automatically resize and rescale your images Enable lazy loading so your server can concentrate on displaying content above the fold Convert your image files...

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What Your WordPress Traffic Actually Means

You did it! Your business is now online with a kickass website and a team of experts to help you manage it. The problem is, you don’t understand what your traffic reports are telling you, so how do you know your website is kicking ass? If you own a restaurant, all you need to do to understand what kind of traffic you’re getting is to stand in the door, smile as...

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Write On! 12 Best Multi-author Plugins for WordPress

Multi-author blogs are a great way to attract readers by offering an array of different viewpoints, topics, and voices. They can also become disorganized chaos if you don’t have a good system of maintaining posts, scheduling, author payments, and everything else that comes with running a multi-author blog on WordPress. Luckily, with some helpful plugins and solid advice, your site can run a multi-author blog smoothly and efficiently. I’ll be going over: Why...

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White Label Your WordPress Site Effortlessly with Branda

White labeling the back-end of your site isn’t as essential as, say, improving your SEO or ensuring your site is well protected. But, if there was a way to do it without spending a cent, then you would, right?? Of course you would! You’d better read on… Think of customizing your WordPress back-end like paying someone to organize your closet. It would be amazing, it would look fabulous, but it’s not...

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8 Places to Find a Good WordPress Developer or Designer

You have some spectacular ideas for your WordPress site that needs fixing, but you’re not a coder. So, you need the services of a professional WordPress developer or designer. But where to begin? There’s an entire World Wide Web vying for your attention with what seems like an endless supply of developers and designers raising their hands saying, “Pick me! Pick me!” Sure, WordPress makes it easy to DIY for many things...

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A Quick and Thorough Guide to WordPress Maintenance Mode

As you build or maintain a WordPress website, you’ll likely find moments where you need to make your site inaccessible to the public. This is – rather obviously – referred to as putting your site into “maintenance mode.” Whether you’re performing simple plugin updates or making full-scale site modifications, maintenance mode is a handy tool to have in your developer’s toolkit. But when should you use it? Are there times when...

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Direct, Search, Referral, and Social

If you don’t know where your visitors are coming from, how do you know where to focus your marketing efforts? Understanding your website traffic sources is the first step to increasing your website traffic. Website traffic metrics can clue you in on how well your site is doing and how many people it is reaching. Google Analytics is a popular solution for measuring such metrics and many webmasters check their Google Analytics...

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