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Create Before After Image Slider WordPress

How to Create a Before and After Image Slider

By Adam W. Warner

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…

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How to Upload and Activate a Plugin Zip File in WordPress

By Adam W. Warner

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…

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Search, Install, Activate Free Plugins

How to Search For, Install, and Activate Plugins in WordPress

By Adam W. Warner

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…

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How to Blog from Your iPhone (without typing)

By Adam W. Warner

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…

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How to Create Email Subscription, Special Offer and Info Bar Popups

How to Create Email Subscription, Special Offer and Info Bar Popups

By Adam W. Warner

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 to create email opt-in forms and special offer images and those cool…

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How I Use Canva to Make Blog Images

By Adam W. Warner

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…

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What the Hell is CSS and How Can I Simply Change the Font on My Site?

By Adam W. Warner

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…

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guest posts

Receive and Publish Guest Posts the Easy Way

By Adam W. Warner

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 would expect, but there is hidden beauty built in that allows…

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Mentionable plugin for internal links tutorial

How to Easily Add Internal Links to your Blog Posts

By Adam W. Warner

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…

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wordpress.com desktop app tutorial

Using the WordPress.com App to Connect and Post to a Self Hosted WordPress Site

By Adam W. Warner

In this post, I’ll detail my first run through and impression of the WordPress.com Desktop Application for Mac. This app gets installed like any other software program on your Mac and allows you to do a lot of cool things with your WordPress.com sites as well as your own self-hosted WordPress sites. WordPress.com App Video Tutorial…

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