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.

5 Essential WordPress Plugins to Install First

So you’ve just installed WordPress and uploaded a beautiful theme to customize the design. Now you’re getting ready to launch your website. But wait! Your website is not ready to go public just yet.

WordPress is designed to be a CMS (content management system) that fits all types of websites and businesses. As a result, it comes to you as a basic software so that you can customize it with third-party plugins according to your needs.

WordPress plugin directory hosts more than 54,000 free and premium plugins. Unfortunately, most of these plugins are either outdated or terribly built by amateurs. Some plugins might even break your site or make it vulnerable to hackers.

Needless to say, it’s important that you pick the right plugins to install on your brand new website from the very beginning. To make this process easier, we handpicked some of the best and must-have plugins you should install to supercharge your website before you open it to the public.

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3 Free Simple CMS Alternatives to WordPress

WordPress is popular for a reason. It’s the most flexible and beginner-friendly content management system available today. That’s why more than 29% of the websites on the Internet trust and rely on WordPress for their business.

While WordPress can be used to build almost any type of a website, there are times that you might want to look for an alternative CMS to build certain types of websites.

Maybe you’re looking for a simple and lightweight CMS without any complicating features and installation procedures to build a personal blog. Or you’re trying to avoid popular platforms for security reasons.

Thankfully, there are plenty of simple and lesser-known alternatives you can choose from to set up a simple website without too much trouble.

In this post, we’ll show you 3 of the best CMS alternatives to WordPress you can find today. These CMS options are not only easy to use but they are free to download. Have a look.

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How to Quickly Build an App Landing Page with WordPress

More than 2.8 million apps are available on Google Play Store and over 2.2 million in Apple App Store. Needless to say, simply submitting your app to these app marketplaces is not enough to get more downloads.

You need a proper marketing strategy to spread the word about your apps to build awareness. And building a landing page for your app is the first step in that marketing process.

Even though building landing pages is one of the top five challenges faced by B2B marketers, the process is really not that difficult. In fact, you can build your own app landing page even if you don’t have any web design experience.

In this post, we’ll show you 2 different ways to build a gorgeous app landing page for less than $100 without even having to hire expensive web designers.

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20 Inspiring Illustrator WordPress Portfolios

As a freelancer, building a personal brand is a crucial part of promoting your services online. And having a portfolio website can go a long way to not only showcase your work to clients but also to build your reputation as a professional.

Especially if you’re an illustrator or a designer, having a portfolio website will greatly help market your skills and work to your target audience. Many illustrators use their portfolio website to show their creative side through unique website designs. And we’ve found a few of those amazing portfolio websites for your inspiration.

If you’re planning on building a portfolio website for yourself, have a look at these gorgeous examples and start making your own site using a portfolio WordPress theme. Oh, by the way, all these sites get powered by WordPress too.

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BuddyPress 101: Community Websites & WordPress

Are you planning on building a community for the students of your college or a private community for your loyal customers? Then no need to hire expensive web design agencies. In this post, we’ll show you how easy it is to build a community website using BuddyPress and WordPress.

Every business needs to have their own tribe. A group of loyal customers who follow your brand religiously and live and breath your products. This is why most local retail stores and massive chain stores have their own special loyalty programs to reward and keep their customers coming back for more.

For online businesses, the best way to create a tribe of loyal customers is by building a community website. BuddyPress is a software that helps you build any type of a community website at an affordable cost.

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5 Tips to Improve WordPress Security in 15 Minutes

WordPress is amazing at so many things—from building blogs to setting up online stores and more. However, the popularity of the software often makes it the target of hacker attacks. Since WordPress is an open-source project, it’s your sole responsibility to protect your website from hackers and malware.

In 2017, around 1.5 million WordPress websites got hacked as a result of a vulnerability in the core system. More than 350,000 blog pages were defaced by a single hacker campaign alone during this attack. By the time WordPress released a fix for this vulnerability, it was too late.

As you can imagine, you’ll never know when the next hacker attack might happen. Your website could be the next victim. It only takes a second for all the months and years of your hard work to disappear.

You can’t control how the WordPress software works or the vulnerabilities in plugins. But, you can take the necessary action to protect yourself from these threats. It’ll only take 15 minutes. Here’s what you should do to secure your WordPress website.

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3 Ways to Use Custom Fonts in WordPress

Tired of using the same old fonts used by thousands of other websites? Well, you’re in luck. In this post, we’ll show you how to customize your WordPress website to install more beautiful custom fonts in a few simple steps.

Typography plays an important role in website design. Having a smooth and an attractive font can make a big difference in improving your website’s user experience. Especially if your website includes a blog, using the right font can greatly improve readability, reduce bounce rates, and increase conversions.

Unfortunately, when it comes to choosing the right font, most WordPress themes don’t offer you many options. But, you don’t have to let that hold you back. There are several simple ways you can add custom fonts in WordPress. Keep reading to find out what they are.

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6 Reasons to Try Kinsta WordPress Hosting

If you’re planning on using a managed hosting platform to build your WordPress website, Kinsta should go at the top of your potential hosting platforms list. Let’s dive into why.

When searching for a great web hosting platform to host your new website, you’ll come across many companies that claim to be the best in the world or the cheapest. Kinsta uses a different approach.

Kinsta claims themselves to be the provider of premium WordPress hosting for everyone, small or large. The platform has plenty of great features to justify that claim as well.

So, we wanted to see what makes Kinsta the premium hosting platform for WordPress hosting. We decided to dig in and find out for ourselves. Here’s what we discovered.

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