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WordPress is an open source web framework that powers one-fifth of the world’s websites. These articles show you how to use WP more effectively.

WP-Tonic: Page Speed, Theme Marketplaces, Frameworks

WP-Tonic is a somewhat new panel discussion show in the WordPress space. They have been producing monthly shows since September 2014, and host Jonathan Denwood have been publishing a weekly WordPress podcast since July 2014. Jonathan was an organizer of the Reno WordPress Meetup and runs a web agency. I’ve had the pleasure of being […]

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Better Ways To Check Broken Links In WordPress

Broken links on your website are bad user experience. When customers click on dead links and they go to 404 pages over and over, it hurts your credibility. This erodes trust in your website, which affects conversions and sales. While Google says they don’t lose sleep over broken links and 404 (page not found) errors, […]

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Infinite Scroll With WordPress Custom Post Types

UPDATE, Jan 1st 2015: Custom Post Type support looks like it was added in March of 2013 to the DIY plugin on GitHub, but does not exist in the Infinite Scroll plugin v2.62 in the WordPress.org free plugin directory. The Infinite Scroll plugin was built for archive pages, loading more results when users scroll. Infinite […]

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WordPress: Harder Than You Think

WordPress has a perception problem. Let’s talk candidly about it. My friend Mario recently talked about how expectations don’t meet reality. Another good friend of mine, Morten, wrote about how WordPress is not as easy as it seems. My friend Curtis, who helps WordPress business owners through coaching wrote about how people think WordPress is […]

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Fix Contact Form 7 Emails Going To Spam In Gmail

Contact Form 7 is a common plugin used on WordPress websites. It works great for simple contact forms. But recently, I noticed many Contact Form 7 emails going to spam in Gmail. I figured out how to fix this in my situation. Here’s a few troubleshooting tips to try when you’re debugging this problem. “From” […]

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Why Bundling WordPress Plugins In Themes is Risky

There’s a huge problem with the way many WordPress themes are currently built, marketed, and sold. The ecosystem is beginning to change, ever so slowly, but major changes need to be made for the good of the WordPress platform, theme marketplaces, and the agencies and clients that rely on themes. The situation currently illustrating this […]

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When FTP Uploads Are Not Visible in WP Media Library

UPDATE March 23rd, 2018: Add From Server was closed as a plugin on the WordPress repo as of earlier today. No details yet on whether this was an action by the plugin author or the Plugin Review team. UPDATE March 28th, 2018 The plugin author had the plugin removed temporarily and stated the following: “Plugin […]

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