4 Great WordPress Plugins for Any Website

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At the time of writing, there are over 50,000+ plugins in the WordPress.org Plugin Repository. That’s an enormous amount to choose from and picking the right ones can be a challenge. Every WordPress site is unique; there isn’t a true “one size fits all” configuration or set of plugins to use. We’ve put together a list of some solid choices that we’ve seen many customers use and some others that I have personal experience with. 1. SEO: Yoast SEO WordPress is a very SEO friendly platform out of the box. However, WordPress doesn’t include easy options for adding meta tags, …

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Marketers Delight – A Theme for Bloggers and Marketers

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The ability to choose and customize themes is one of the biggest strengths of WordPress as a platform. That being said, it is important to remember that not all themes are created equal. Some themes try to cater to everyone and include a litany of customization options and settings. Some themes are bare bones and meant for a developer to build everything from scratch, using the theme as a starting point. Depending on your experience or available time, building a theme completely from scratch may not be practical. Also, you may find that using a theme that tries to do …

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WP-CLI Now Available for All Accounts

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We are constantly looking for new ways to add additionally value to our platform and make things easier (and if possible, fun) for our customers. WP-CLI is a handy set of terminal (or command prompt) commands to update or otherwise manage WordPress installations. Its 100% free and super easy to use once installed. This one seemed like a no brainer! Since all of our plans include SSH capabilities, every plan can take advantage of the power of WP-CLI via SSH. See this article for instructions on connecting via SSH Who would use WP-CLI? Advanced Users Plugin/Theme Developers System Administrators This is not …

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5 Ways to Improve WordPress Site Performance

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Customers often ask: “How can I make my WordPress site faster?” Anyone who runs a website (WordPress or not) should be concerned about how fast their pages load. Studies have shown that page load times can dramatically influence conversion rates (source). Most visitors will consider a load time of three seconds or less acceptable. Anything more than three seconds, and visitors will begin to get impatient. So how fast should my WordPress website be? That being said, your goal should be to ensure your site loads at around three seconds or less if at all possible. This is not always feasible due …