Tips & How-To’s

WordPress tips, how-to’s, and tutorials to help you make the most of WordPress. Explore new features, time-saving tips, and better ways to work with the CMS.

What Is an RTL (Right to Left) WordPress Theme?

Building a multi-lingual WordPress website? Then you may have come across a term called RTL (Right to Left). What does RTL mean? What does it have to do with WordPress themes? Should you worry about it?

No need to panic. We’re here to answer all your questions. RTL supported WordPress themes are not difficult to find, but being aware of what it really is and why it’s important truly matters, especially when you’re preparing to build a new website.

In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about RTL (Right to Left) languages and how they affect website designs and WordPress themes. But first, let’s figure out what an RTL language really is.

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How to Use WordPress for Your School

When talking about WordPress, the first thing that comes to our mind is blogging. Although the popular CMS (Content Management System) is now capable of much more than just blogging. It’s the force behind many types of websites, including big corporate websites such as Bloomberg, Forbes, CNN, and TechCrunch.

WordPress is not only the most popular CMS available today with a 60% share of the global CMS market, but it’s also powering up over 27% of all websites on the web.

Needless to say, WordPress is also the ideal software for building a school website. In fact, many high schools and colleges already use WordPress to power up their official school websites.

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6 Key Things to Look For in a School WordPress Theme

If there’s one thing that most high schools, colleges, and universities have in common, it would be an outdated website. Even the most popular schools out there have websites that fail to live up to their reputation.

Understandably schools can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars to revamp their websites or build better websites. They have better things to invest that money on. But, what they don’t realize is that they could easily build a better-looking website for less than $100 by getting a beautiful school WordPress theme.

There are plenty of colleges and universities out there that use WordPress to power up their official school websites. Georgia State University, University of Arkansas, UCF College of Medicine, just to name a few.

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3 Reasons Why WordPress Is Perfect for Your Blog

Why do people look for popular and reputable brands when they’re buying something important? Well, isn’t it obvious? It’s because you want to get the most value for your money and you want it to last for a long time.

This is exactly why you think of Apple when you’re in the market for a smartphone. Or why choose Rolex over other watch brands and why you immediately think of Gmail instead of Yahoo when you’re creating a new email account.

WordPress is like the Rolex and Apple of the web design world. When it comes to building websites, WordPress is the name that first comes to your mind. Why? Because over the last 13 years, WordPress kept its promise of delivering a quality product and there are hundreds of thousands of people out there who would vouch for it.

“WordPress is used by 58.5% of all the websites that uses a content management system. That’s 27.2% of all websites on the web.” – W3Techs.

Its massive popularity is not the main reason why most people choose WordPress when building a website. WordPress comes with plenty of amazing features that makes it one of a kind.

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How To Build a Creative Portfolio Using WordPress

A portfolio website is a must-have for a creative professional, especially if you’re a freelancer or an individual looking to build a personal brand.

It’s the best way to showcase your work and show your clients how good you are with proof and examples. Your clients will also use your portfolio website to form an impression of you and your work.

There are many ways you can showcase your work and build a portfolio, like using an online platform such as Dribbble or Behance. But, nothing shows your professionalism like a creatively designed self-hosted portfolio website of your own

Imagine how professional it would make you look when you tell your clients to check out your portfolio at your own website with a domain name.

Now, you’re probably wondering how you can build a portfolio website when you don’t have the time to design and code an entire website by yourself. Or you simply don’t know how to design websites. Don’t worry. Thanks to WordPress, you only need a few minutes to setup your own website with a pre-designed theme.

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6 Killer Features in the Best Creative WordPress Themes

We talk about being creative and doing creative work all the time, but what does the word “creative” mean, really? Put simply, it’s all about creating things using your imagination and original ideas.

Creativity can be applied to everything you create, especially with the websites and blogs you build. Whether you’re building a WordPress website for a client or setting up a blog for yourself, you should always make your websites look and feel creative. It’s the only way to set yourself apart from the millions of other blogs and websites out there.

Of course, sometimes you don’t have to design it yourself to make a website look creative. When using a WordPress theme, for example. There are thousands of WordPress themes already created by creative-minded web designers. All you have to do is buy a theme and install it on your blog to make your website look creative. Sounds easy enough, right?

It’s easy to get lost in a sea of beautiful WordPress themes. Lucky for you there’s a way to spot creative WordPress themes without getting lost.

But first, you need to understand what makes a WordPress theme creative. In this article, we’ll show you some of the key features that you’ll notice in the best creative WordPress theme, making it easier for you to quickly find a great theme for your next website.

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WordPress Landing Pages: How To Set One Up

Back in 2007, when President Obama was first running for the nomination, no one really knew about him. This caused a slight problem when raising donations. Somehow, he ended up raising over $60 million. Want to know the secret behind that successful campaign? Yes, you guessed it. It’s landing pages!

Obviously, you won’t be able to generate $60 million worth of leads with your landing pages like Obama (or can you?), but it’s guaranteed to increase your conversion rates.

According to studies, around 96% of visitors that come to your website are not ready to buy. You can’t turn your visitors into customers instantly. It’s a slow process that takes time and effort. This is where landing pages come in.

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WordPress Trends to Look Out for in 2017

With over 76 million websites (26% of websites on the internet) under its wings and over 59% CMS (Content Management System) market share, WordPress continues to dominate the web.

Even though it’s been 13 years since its first release, every year WordPress only seems to get better and better with incredible new features and improvements. Automattic, the company behind WordPress, always makes sure of that.

In 2016, we saw several new WordPress web trends, like hamburger menus and one-page themes, slowly rise while many other old trends, including sidebars and sliders, become more commonplace.

How will these new changes affect WordPress development in 2017? What should you need to know when building a new WordPress website in 2017? Let’s have a look.

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