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A Newbie’s Guide to WordPress Coding Standards

The real beauty of WordPress is that it’s open-source. Because of that, you can contribute to it and make it even more awesome. Yes. You.. While there is a definite business side to open-source software, the philosophy behind it is simple: let’s make something together. If you’ve ever worked with a group of any kind, […]

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GIMP: A Free and Open Source Alternative to Photoshop

Photoshop transcended being a piece of software to become a verb indicating any kind of image manipulation. The problem is that it costs you money. The cost isn’t quite as extravagant as it was years ago because of Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription bundles, but it’s still a decent investment, and many people go out looking […]

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How to Create a Privacy Policy for Your Website

Privacy policies are one of the most overlooked aspects of most websites. If you stop to look around most of the popular sites you visit, you’ll find they all have unique privacy policies (though the specific page’s traffic is usually low). Even so, these documents are important if you want your website to comply with local […]

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PayPal vs Stripe: Which Payment Gateway Should You Choose?

When you buy something online, there’s a really high chance that your payment is going to pass through either PayPal or Stripe. Outside of payment gateways like Amazon Pay and such that set themselves apart on purpose, Stripe and PayPal are really the big players in that market. If you sell stuff on the internet, […]

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The 7 Best VPN Services for WordPress Users

Hypothetically, you might type in “local farmer’s market.” The results amazingly come up legitimately local, all being within just a few miles of you, and you didn’t even have to tell Google where you were. It just knew. Think about that, y’all: Google just knew. You give away so much information about yourselves on a […]

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Taking Over a WordPress Website: The Ultimate Checklist

As simple as WordPress is to get up and running, taking over a WordPress website from someone else is anything but. It’s not hard to take control of a WP install, but there are a lot of moving parts that you need to keep in mind. In theory, all you really need to take it […]

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5 Best Places to Find a Pattern Background (+ How to Add it to WordPress)

Need the perfect pattern background to spice up your WordPress site? Used well, background patterns allow you to improve your site’s design without distracting from your content. But they take a little more effort to use than a solid color. That is, you’ll need to actually find a pattern background that you like before you […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Using WordPress Headings Throughout Your Website

Headings are easily one of the most important and most misunderstood features of a website. For most people, they’re just ways to break up their content. Instead of having walls of text and paragraph after paragraph of content, WordPress headings allow you to create chunks of content that give your readers easy breaks. But that’s […]

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YouTube vs Vimeo – Which is the Best Video Platform for You?

So much of the internet is video. You can barely use a search engine without some part of the results being video. News articles are short on written copy and heavy on embedded video. And if you’re scrolling around any social media platform, your feed is likely saturated with video clips and snippets from TV […]

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