Articles by WPMU

  • WP Rocket Review: WordPress Caching That Promises Fast Speeds and Delivers

    So that’s the setup done. Let’s now take a look at the results. Test 1: GTMetrix GTMetrix is an online speed testing tool based on Yahoo’s performance guidelines. To see if WP Rocket lives up to its name, I first tested my website for its loading time sans WP Rocket. The total page size was […]

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  • How to Add a Responsive Calendar to Your WordPress Site

    Plenty of websites benefit from having a calendar. If you’re advertising events, co-ordinating a team’s activities, or providing community information, embedding a calendar into your site will help users get the information they need quickly and easily. There are plenty of ways of doing this. If you want full-featured events management in your site, for […]

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  • How I Use WordPress Multisite to Host Client Sites

    For the past two years, I’ve been running almost all of my client sites on a single Multisite network and I haven’t looked back. Keeping sites up-to-date takes a fraction of the time, I only have one backup schedule to manage, and if I ever need to move my sites, I know it will take […]

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  • 13 Ways to Annoy a WordPress Developer

    Having worked for more than 10 years as a web developer, and many of those years specifically with WordPress, I’ve seen (and written) a lot of terrible code… and have accumulated a number of pet peeves along the way. So today, I thought it would be interesting to share and perhaps get a discussion going […]

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  • Periscope and WordPress: How to Add Live Streaming to Your Site

    Now, there’s more to Periscope than what I’ve outlined here but I’m going to assume you have at least a cursory knowledge of the app. After all, our focus here is how to use Periscope with WordPress, so you hopefully know how to use both already to some degree. But before we delve fully into […]

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  • Lessons in Getting Things Wrong (and Why You Should Try It, Too) – Starting Your Internet Business, Part 5

    Probably the most ominous challenge you are facing when it comes to running your own online business is perhaps the most obvious – you won’t actually do it. Honestly, you wouldn’t believe how often this happens. There’s absolutely no shortage of good ideas and very little that’s more fun than discussing, planning, researching and speculating about […]

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  • How to Move a WordPress Site Without Hassle with Snapshot

    Once you have made your selection, click the Create Snapshot button at the bottom of the page. You can see your snapshot being created on the next page. Don’t worry if this takes a few minutes, especially for larger sites since this is normal. It shouldn’t take too long, but you can grab a drink […]

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  • How Many WordPress Plugins Is Too Many Plugins…?

    How to Avoid Problems with Plugins It may seem like there are endless problems associated with installing too many plugins on your site. However, with a little bit of careful planning, and by following the advice from experts who look after websites like yours for a living, these issues can be easily avoided and resolved. […]

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  • 6 Things WordPress Developers Should Do Every Sunday to Reset For the Week Ahead

    When it comes to keeping up with all the necessary tasks related to WordPress development, disorganization and bad habits can set you back in ways that may show through your work. Even for developers who spend 90 percent or more of their time reading code, that shouldn’t give you the excuse to avoid setting up a solid […]

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  • The Complete Guide to the Site Options for WordPress Multisite Networks

    Blogname: This is the field for the title of your blog. If you enabled your theme to display the blog title instead of an image, this is what displays on the front end. Blogdescription: The tagline for your site goes here. This field shows up only if you have enabled this option in your theme. […]

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  • Things I Was Unprepared for When I First Started Out with WordPress

    2. The Naysayers But, of course, there is a flip side. There are people out there who hate WordPress, or if they don’t hate it, deride it. I spoke at a web standards event a couple of years back about the interplay between WordPress and responsive design and was greeted by a cool, even hostile […]

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  • The 9 Web Development Resources I Can’t Work Without in 2015

    I’m starting with Sketch because it’s the most recent app to change up my workflow. I still have a Photoshop subscription, but I’m trying to phase it out as fast as possible. Sketch is design software aimed specifically toward web design and it shows. I get the feeling that the creators actually tried creating a website with it […]

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  • Remote Team Management #101 – Starting Your Internet Business, Part 4

    …Then Worry about How Everybody Else Is Feeling The thing as a manager that I probably like most about chat is that it gives me pretty much an open door, both to myself and also so that I can reach out and have a quick conversation with pretty much anyone I need to. It’s a […]

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  • Creating Online Courses That Sell with the Free CoursePress LMS Plugin for WordPress

    Customizability CoursePress is a hugely flexible plugin, which users can integrate with any theme. Widgets and shortcodes are also available to smooth integration even further. Once you’ve designed your course, you can preview it before publishing it to your site to avoid any design mistakes. The plugin also supports promotional course previews that will help attract […]

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  • 20 Premium Resources for Creating Beautiful WordPress Websites in Way Less Time

    SumoMe is a useful set of tools that integrate into WordPress and add conversion and analytics features. Again, manually finding tools that accomplish everything this plugin does, integrating them, adding applicable code snippets, and viewing external analytics would be tedious at best. Instead, SumoMe offers a way to manage your conversions, and even test for […]

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  • How to Create a Network of WordPress Multisite Networks

    Multisite is great and all, but if you really want to take WordPress to a whole ‘nother level installing a Multi-Network – or a network of networks – is what you want to do. It’s a mind-blowing concept as speaker John James Jacoby described at WordCamp Chicago in 2014. In the video description, he also explained that […]

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  • 20 Essential WordPress Plugins for a Smoother Commenting Experience

    When you go to leave a comment on a WordPress site, you typically only have to fill out three or four different fields by default. They include your name, your email address, your optional website link, and the comment message itself. The WordPress Comments Fields plugin enables you to add more custom fields to your […]

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  • 18 Top Responsive Social Sharing Plugins for WordPress

    No matter what device they’re visiting from, the easier you can make it for visitors to share your posts or pages on their own social networks, the more exposure and traffic you’ll get. It’s as simple as that. Putting a nice set of shiny social share buttons in the right place on your site is a […]

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  • 4 Ridiculously Obvious Mistakes I Made Building WordPress Sites for Clients

    It was New Year’s Eve in the port of Saint-François in the Caribbean. It was hot, and the town was buzzing with preparations for the evening festivities. And I was working on finishing a WordPress site for a client. Not a good way to be spending your time hours before the clocks chimed in the New […]

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  • Cookies and WordPress: How to Set, Get and Delete

    Everyone loves an occasional cookie (or two) offline but their virtual use in sites worldwide is often a topic of confusion. Cookies offer a simple and elegant solution to do things like maintain sessions for your visitors as they browse, store user preferences and gather data for your site. In this article, we’ll cover everything […]

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