How to Install WordPress Locally on a Windows Computer

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WordPress is without doubt the best Content Management System on the web bar none, this is coming from someone who has used all of the popular content management systems around.

Installing WordPress on your own server is a piece of cake with the simple one-click install, this is something that even non technical and senior citizens are able to do with a breeze. In most cases you would launch a site live on the web and customize the site to your taste.CONTINUE READING »

How to Install and Setup WP Rocket and MaxCDN in WordPress

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If you have been blogging for a while, then you probably know how important it is to have a fast loading website. Small time delays can have a big impact on user-experience and seemingly small impact on the site rankings.

People don’t like to wait, and will click away after just a few seconds. So if you want to create a successful website, you really need to focus on improving the performance of your website. Increasing the website’s speed is not an easy job, there are a lot of things you can do to optimize your WordPress website, however the most effective way is to install a cache plugin. There are many cache plugins available (mostly free), in the WordPress.org repository.CONTINUE READING »

UpThemes Review: Responsive, Functional Design with Support to Boot

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This week, I had the delightful task of checking out UpThemes, a theme developer that offers a wide range of themes for a multitude of purposes. Its website establishes a good impression right away. It’s clean and professional and with a tagline like, “WordPress themes for perfectionists,” you know this is a company that is confident in its skills.

One thing I liked right away is that it doesn’t bill itself as a theme shop for absolutely everyone under the sun. This is not the place to find a slick business or portfolio theme.CONTINUE READING »

LinkPatrol Review – Automatically Nofollow and Strip All External/Outgoing Links

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Search engines like Google are constantly trying their very best to present their searches with relevant and fresh results. Every day they release various tweaks to amplify the process. The major updates that affect the popular websites are housed under “official updates.”

I’m no SEO expert, but the recent series of updates from Google suggest an alarming rise in one ranking factor –the quality of content. A number of sites were affected by this and the number is only going to increase if the webmasters don’t make the necessary changes.CONTINUE READING »

wpDataTables Plugin Review: Build Responsive Tables Quickly

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Many different kinds of businesses have a need for tables. In fact, any company that needs to display a lot of data that can preferably be searched, filtered, and otherwise organized can make use of tables. That’s precisely the feature that wpDataTables offers. This premium plugin lets you build a table populated with data from any source then insert it using a shortcode in any post or page on your WordPress site.

While this seems like a fairly straightforward feature on the surface, it’s quite complex. And after I tinkered with the plugin for a bit, I quickly realized it’s well-worth its $25 price tag.CONTINUE READING »

How to Install WordPress Manually on any Web Host

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Welcome to the WPKube’s WordPress Installation Tutorial Series where we take you back to the basics of installing WordPress.

In our previous tutorial, we talked about how to install WordPress using an automatic installation software like Softaculous. But that had a string attached to it – you needed to have some kind of software. While it’s perfectly logical to use Softaculous; sometimes, it is good to dive into the basics. This way when you’re in a situation where you don’t have Softaculous (remember, web hosting companies have buy a license for Softaculous).CONTINUE READING »

How To Manage Multiple WordPress Sites From One Dashboard

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Many freelance designers, web design companies and bloggers alike, create and manage multiple WordPress sites.

For someone like me who runs, not only my own web design company, but who also helps maintain many of the ones that we have built, I know that saving and organizing WordPress Usernames and Passwords is a real pain!

When a client has an issue with a site, I have to track down the username and password and tend to discover that they’ve changed it.CONTINUE READING »