10 Best Gaming WordPress Themes to Nerd Out About

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I can still remember the first time I received a Game Boy original for Christmas. It was the first gaming system my siblings and I had owned, and we spent hours looking over each others’ shoulders waiting for a turn.

Then the Nintendo 64 came along one year, and of course the original Xbox. Many other gaming systems came after that, but I’ve always felt that it’s those early years that really get people hooked on the magic of gaming. Luckily when you grow up, this gaming obsession doesn’t have to go away. You can make money designing games, writing about them or even playing them.CONTINUE READING »

How to Create A Kick-ass Coming Soon Page in WordPress with SeedProd Coming Soon Pro

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Working on a new WordPress site? Does it have a coming soon page? Would you like to learn how to create a kick-ass coming soon page with minimal effort? You’re in luck, that’s exactly what this post covers.

(If you don’t know what a coming soon page is, and you have a WordPress site you’re working on you’re not ready to show to the public, let me explain why you need one.)CONTINUE READING »

Must Follow Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn Groups for WordPress

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It’s not often I go a day without checking out my social media pages, and I assume many of you are the same way. Whether you flip through your Facebook feed to click on the onslaught of Buzzfeed posts or you mosey around on Twitter to catch up on the hottest news, there is certainly plenty of time wasted on social sites like Facebook and Twitter.

But why not use these social networks to learn something new?CONTINUE READING »

10 Best Wedding WordPress Themes for the Big Day

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Are you preparing to walk down that aisle and spend the rest of your life with the person of your dreams? Do you have a few clients that are asking for you to build a wedding website for them to share photos of the flower girl, people dancing at night, and the striking dresses?

Over 2 million marriages happen every year in the US, so how can you make yours stand out? You want to remember the happiest day of your life, but why wait to share the joy by sending out your photos through the mail?CONTINUE READING »

Shopkeeper WordPress Theme Review: Drag, Drop, and Sell

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It’s not always the easiest thing to choose an online store WordPress theme, since you don’t want to make the wrong decision and then get stuck with a theme that doesn’t fit your brand or something that just makes it difficult for people to checkout quickly.

The process doesn’t become any easier when you browse through ThemeForest, because although it’s a wonderful theme store, you have so many options to choose from.CONTINUE READING »

How to Backup Your WordPress Site with blogVault

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Just the other day, one of my clients and a close friend had a nasty run in with hackers. They threw DDOS attacks at his website, and as a security precaution, his web host shut him down for a couple days. From the emails we exchanged, I could tell it was a frustrating and horrifying experience for him.

Luckily for him, he always has a backup of his website tucked away safely somewhere, so after working tirelessly to seal off the security hole, he hit the restore button and just like that, he was back in business.CONTINUE READING »

Making the Most of Images On Your WordPress Website

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Images have become one of the most important elements of any website or social media campaign in 2014, and the trend is only increasing. There are two very important reasons you want images on your website. And it doesn’t matter if it is an eCommerce site, a blog or your company’s website.

The first is the overall importance of visuals when it comes to engagement, marketing and sales.CONTINUE READING »

The Complete Guide to Setting Up Gravatar with WordPress

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I’m sure you’ve seen those grey boxes next to people’s comments in almost all WordPress sites. These may be sites you own or the ones you’ve visited. You’ve probably wondered what they stood for.

Well, technically speaking that “grey box” is the default avatar for users who comment on your WordPress site. This is specific to users who haven’t registered for a Gravatar account.CONTINUE READING »

The Best Analytics Plugins for WordPress to Track Your Success

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The crown jewel for tracking how many people come to your site is Google Analytics, and rightfully so, since they provide just about everything you need to know in terms of figuring out who is visiting your site, where they are coming from and which keywords they are using to find your site.

Since Google doesn’t provide a default plugin to integrate the system into your WordPress site you either have to paste in the tracking code yourself or find a third-party plugin to do the work for you. You can even setup your tracking with WooCommerce and PayPal if needed.  CONTINUE READING »