How to change the order of posts within the loop in WordPress

If you’re not happy with the way WordPress sorts and displays your posts by default, then you’ve got two choices: either (1) change the Loop code (either by changing your WordPress theme or by coding a custom Loop) or (2) pick a plugin. Sometimes, for whatever reasons, you would like a little more flexibility to order posts than WordPress provides out of the box. If…

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5 Reasons for self-hosting your WordPress website or blog

When you’re just starting out running your first personal blog or website, many of the big questions get left unanswered; unresolved. One of the big questions for bloggers is, where to host my WordPress blog? Self-hosting or (free) hosting at WordPress.com? Technically, there are hundreds of free hosting solutions out there, but you rarely see people advise for a free option. Going self-hosted with your…

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Choosing the best types of advertisements for WordPress

Generating an online revenue stream can be paramount to the success of your WordPress website. Despite the recent rise in popularity of a great variety of ad blocking software and services, website advertisements are still the best method for you to deploy if you are to at least cover operating costs. There are a wide-range of different types of advertisements for your WordPress website to…

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Website hacked? How to fix hacked WordPress websites

If you have never experienced a security breach with your WordPress installation then you’re one of the lucky ones. Website security should be of paramount importance to every WordPress website administrator, no matter how big or small your online empire may be. Ensuring your site is not only a safe place for people to visit, but also any data stored within your WordPress installation is…

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Introduction to Markdown in WordPress

There is a WordPress feature that may be largely unfamiliar to many WordPress users. The use of Markdown within WordPress content allows simpler implementation of basic HTML elements. Essentially it’s a shortcut that allows you to quickly and easily add things such as lists, paragraphs, headings, links, images, and stylistic elements into your content on posts and pages. This allows you to focus on the…

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A look at the WordPress Mobile App

Given the nature of life and technology these days, it’s no surprise that mobile is grabbing more and more of the tech spotlight. From last year’s mobilegeddon – Google’s search emphasis on mobile-friendliness and responsive design – to the increasing reliance on mobile devices for content consumption, the mobile boom is no longer a fad but just the way we do things. That’s great for…

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WordPress: How it began and where the popular CMS is going next

As WordPress users and busy website owners/bloggers, we can focus hard on the immediate picture – the current blog post, today’s administrative task – and lose sight of just how far WordPress has come throughout the last years. A cross-platform content management system built in PHP is all well and good as far as a definition goes, but it hardly tells the whole story. Neither…

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Educate yourself: How to reach the next WordPress level

No matter where you are on the WordPress learning curve, from absolute WordPress beginner to budding developer, there’s always something else to discover. And these days, it can be a challenge to figure out what resources are your best bets when you want to learn more about WordPress. Sure, there are plenty of results when you search for how to perform specific tasks – how…

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How to bulk edit posts and pages in your WordPress dashboard

Making modifications to your WordPress content in bulk can be a great way to save some time if you need to make mass changes to your posts, pages, tags, categories or even media items. Fortunately, WordPress makes it quite easy to make bulk modifications to a variety of your WordPress content directly from the dashboard. In this article we will show you how to bulk…

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SEO Tips for WordPress to optimize your website for search engines

WordPress has come a long way to become the leading content management system for writers and bloggers of all levels, providing specific features and options to make the process of writing as seamless as possible. Writing of course, is just one part of the process. If you want to attract readers to your content, you will need to start employing marketing techniques, and one most…

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