Tips and advice for using WordPress, customising themes, working with plugins, and much more.

How & Why to Use a Video Background in WordPress

The video background trend has been making the rounds in the web design world for quite some time, and has proven effective for many types of websites. Video backgrounds are more prominent than ever in WordPress theme design, and today we’ll be looking at how to use a video background in WordPress (and why you might want to!)

WordPress made video backgrounds trend cool again with the official 2017 theme, which comes with a built-in option for adding a video background. It really simplifies the process, and makes it easy to get started.

If you’ve been looking for ways to add a video background to your own website, your search ends here. We’ll show you how it’s done!

There are a few easy ways to get video backgrounds on your website. But, before we get to the how, let’s figure out why this WordPress trend is so popular and why you should be using it on your own website.

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How to Create a Review Website with WordPress

How do you feel about starting a new side-project this week? Believe it or not, you already have all the necessary tools to build a business that generates a passive income, and you can get it up-and-running running within a few days!

Blogs, news magazines, and online stores can take years to build up reputation and a customer base. Review websites, on the other hand, are a newer phenomenon, and have great potential to generate a solid income and easily rank on Google.

Here’s what you need to build your review website with WordPress:

  • A great domain name.
  • A web hosting plan.
  • An attractive review WordPress theme.
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress.
  • A knack for writing reviews about your favorite products.

Does it really work? Yes, of course. There are many bloggers out there who make hundreds (or thousands) of dollars per month with review websites. And so can you.

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Starting a Blog in 2017? — 5 Key Considerations

Whether you’re an individual freelancer, a musician, an agency, or a large corporation, having a place to publish articles and ideas online is increasingly critical. It’s often “table stakes” in your online presence, as it gives you your own platform to share your voice and opinion.

Your blog may or may not become profitable long-term, but it can be a great marketing channel, and help support the rest of your website. It’s also great for giving you unique, relevant content to share on social media (and in email newsletters).

It can take less than $100 to start a blog, but it can be a really wise investment long-term. And the sooner you start, the better!

So, if you’re willing to take that challenge and start a blog this year, here are some of the key things you should consider before jumping into the blogging game.

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Introducing Our Latest Theme: Designbiz

Our latest theme is perfectly crafted for design companies and small businesses. And it’s now available for you to download! Designbiz contains everything you need to showcase your design business or portfolio in a professional light.

You can customise everything, create your own menus and pages, choose different layouts and featured content, and make your website your own. A full-featured portfolio, blog, and home for your company. Read on to find out a bit more about the theme, and see a demo!

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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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Introducing One-Click Demo Import

We’ve been providing demo content for all our themes for a long time, but this we’re pleased to let you know that all our recent themes now come with “one click” demo import functionality (which makes it much quicker to get set up with your new site!)

You can just follow the instructions in your theme documentation to get your initial content imported, so your site is up-and-running like the demo site in record time. Then it’s a simple process to replace it with your own content, and make your site your own.

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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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