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Optimize Images for WordPress: How to Use Shortpixel to Speed Up Your Website
Learning how to optimize images for WordPress is a necessary step in the overall strategy of optimizing a website for speed, ensuring fast page load times for your visitors. Website optimization involves several subjects and is critical to building a successful website. The faster your content loads, the better user engagement you will create. That’s why I use Kinsta hosting and documented my entire…Read More
How to Create a Before and After Image Slider
Have you ever wanted to show before and after photos on your WordPress website? There are many reasons why these kinds of images might make sense for your blog. Perhaps you blog about crafts, fashion, makeup techniques, exercise, home remodeling, or even plastic surgery. Whatever you blog about, it’s likely you can create a compelling…Read More
How to Upload and Activate a Plugin Zip File in WordPress
In my previous post, I showed you how to search for, and install plugins from the official WordPress.org plugin repository. In this post, I’ll show you how to upload and activate a plugin .zip file. Why You Might Need to Upload a Plugin Zip File There are thousands of freely available plugins hosted on the…Read More
How to Search For, Install, and Activate Plugins in WordPress
In this tutorial, I’ll show you exactly how to search for new free plugins from the official WordPress.org plugin repository. I’ll also show you how to install and activate these free plugins. If you’ve purchased a premium plugin and need to know how to install the plugin .zip file, learn how to do that in this…Read More
How to Blog from Your iPhone (without typing)
I recently used my iPhone to write and publish a few blog posts. Once I discovered the process, I took it one step further by using the built-in speech to text option of iOS. The best part is that there weren’t any technical “tricks” needed to get this done and no complicated software. In this…Read More
How to Create Email Subscription, Special Offer and Info Bar Popups
[su_note note_color=”#22a1c4″ text_color=”#f9f9f9″]This tutorial is accomplished using a premium plugin.[/su_note] You know this already. If you’re running any kind of website, you need to offer your visitors a way to subscribe by email. You’ve probably also found dozens of services and plugins for creating popups. But what if you need more? What if you’d like…Read More
How I Use Canva to Make Blog Images
I’m active in a lot of blogging and WordPress communities and one of the questions I see posted again and again is “What is the best tool to make blog images?” My answer is always Canva.com and in this post I’ll tell you why and show you exactly how I utilize it to make blog images and…Read More
What the Hell is CSS and How Can I Simply Change the Font on My Site?
I’ve experienced it myself and I’ve seen many other non-developers struggle with the same question. “How do I change the font (or colors or a multitude of other design elements) of my blog?” The design, or more specifically, the styling of things on your blog theme like fonts, link colors, menu backgrounds and more are…Read More
Receive and Publish Guest Posts the Easy Way
[su_note note_color=”#22a1c4″ text_color=”#ffffff”]This tutorial is accomplished using a premium plugin.[/su_note] I just finished creating a form on this site to accept guest posts. To be clear, it’s an interview form for bloggers to submit their guest posts answers about why they chose self-hosted WordPress for their blogs and businesses. It has the standard form fields you…Read More
How to Easily Add Internal Links to your Blog Posts
I’ve been using WordPress for 10 years and one of the recurring “pain points” for me is the process for adding internal links to my existing content when writing a new blog post. In this post, I’ll show you a great little utility plugin that makes adding internal links simple and fast. Video below. Linking to…Read More
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