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Love Advanced Custom Fields? Now SmartCrawl Does Too!

premium.wpmudev.org :: Advanced Custom Fields didn’t feel supported. WPMU DEV users almost divorced us. SmartCrawl brought us together again. This is a true WordPress “searching for SEO love” story… Passionate doesn’t even begin to describe WordPress users. I mean, I once blurted out to Matt ...

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WordPress Web Design Trends For 2020

premium.wpmudev.org :: Are you keeping up with the latest web design trends in the WordPress World? Looking ahead, we aim to show you some of the important design and technical features that are coming up. So, as you know, web design is continually evolving as more businesses compete to establish their brand online and ...

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*Really* Get to Know Your Site Visitors using WordPress with HubSpot

premium.wpmudev.org :: Having a fast, beautiful and responsive website isn’t enough anymore. Your visitors expect more. And in this post we are partnering with HubSpot to show you how to deliver just that, for free! Visitors to your site want to have their questions answered instantly. They want to be able to see what ...

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How Smush Is Saving The Planet One Image At A Time

premium.wpmudev.org :: Is the Internet’s skyrocketing carbon footprint (yep, it exists) a cause for concern? Can a simple image optimization plugin really help reduce carbon emissions? All is unveiled below. Truth be told, I was terrified to write and publish this post. In fact, most of the blog team wanted nothing to do ...

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How To Add Security Headers + More New Defender Features

premium.wpmudev.org :: Defender’s back in the ring for round 2.2.2. And he’s coming in hot with three brand new security features – all specifically designed to lay the smackdown on cowardly hackers and bots. Your website’s safety is at stake, so let’s not delay. Defender 2.2.2 recently entered the ring complete ...

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How to Set Up a Free Support Ticketing System With WordPress

premium.wpmudev.org :: Can a Free WordPress support ticket system work as well as a paid WordPress support ticket plugin? It definitely can! Just follow this simple tutorial… A good helpdesk ticketing system should allow your business to handle and rank multiple customer support inquiries and manage these so your ...

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13 Best AdSense Alternatives For Your WordPress Blog in 2020

premium.wpmudev.org :: Google AdSense is ‘THE’ advertising tool for monetizing your WordPress blog. But what if your account gets suspended, banned, or you can’t access it? Even worse, what if you’re not a fan of the Googs? There has to be an alternative to Google AdSense – and lucky for you, we’ve found 13 of ...

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The Best WordPress Pop-Up Plugin, Now With New Security Options

premium.wpmudev.org :: The best WordPress opt in plugin just keeps getting better. Improve your hustle with the latest features of Hustle! The new security features covered in this blog post are included with the free version of Hustle, but you get a lot more with Hustle Pro 4 in the Pro version. If you’re not already a ...

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Why Subdomains For Multisite Is A Very Bad Idea

premium.wpmudev.org :: Aaargh… which is better: subdomains vs. subdirectories?! One site says we have to use subdomains for Multisite, and another says, No way, that’s wrong”. What’s a dev supposed to do? … Or a WordPress user. … Or an eCommerce business owner. Will the controversy ever end? ...

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Top 2019 eCommerce Trends To Keep An Eye On

premium.wpmudev.org :: New eCommerce trends emerge at a staggering pace. It’s hard to keep up-to-date with them all, so we’ve researched and collected the hottest 2019 trends in this post. eCommerce sales will account for 10% of money spent by shoppers this year. If you run or manage an eCommerce store, it’ll help you a ...

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Here Comes Hummingbird 2.1 With Compressed Caching & Cookies

premium.wpmudev.org :: From Asset Organization Tours to several new caching features and upgrades, Hummingbird 2.1 is a humdinger. There’s so much to cover, I can’t summarize it all in this teeny tiny paragraph — so let’s just jump right in, shall we? A lot of the features I’m about to detail are only available in ...

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Planning An eCommerce Store With WordPress

premium.wpmudev.org :: Are you looking to build a global business selling products or services online? Don’t spend another dollar until you learn how to get your store up and running with this WordPress eCommerce Store Planning Guide! According to Statista, a leading provider of market and consumer data, 58.3 ...

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Let’s Make it Official… Introducing WPMU DEV Hosting!

premium.wpmudev.org :: After two years of development, a solid year of testing, and 6 months of perfect performance behind the scenes we are delighted to finally, officially, launch WPMU DEV hosting.

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Fall, Or Matt in Hell

premium.wpmudev.org :: Is WordPress, and the internet as we know it, going to be cast out to the firmament and fields at the expense of closed, network enabled, Facebookland? Are the early gods on the way out?

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How to Install WordPress on AWS (Amazon Web Services)

premium.wpmudev.org :: In this step-by-step tutorial, I’ll show you how to install WordPress on AWS in just a few minutes.

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WordPress For Dummies (In 10 Minutes Max)

premium.wpmudev.org :: WordPress can be a complex beast for those not yet initiated… luckily a fellow WP dummy (who also happens to be a blog contributor) is on hand to explain WordPress in a way that anyone can understand… in 10 minutes max!

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How to Reset WordPress Websites Quickly (Including Multisite)

premium.wpmudev.org :: If have a WordPress installation for testing purposes, or want to set up your blog again from scratch, here's how to hit the reset button and return your website to its default settings.

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How To Write Perfect Image Alt Tags In WordPress

premium.wpmudev.org :: Optimizing your image alt tags is crucial for accessibility and SEO, let us take you through a comprehensive tutorial of how to do it *perfectly*.

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Why is WordPress Free? Who Pays For It? How Much Does It Cost?

premium.wpmudev.org :: Millennia ago, a cool compassionate dude took a few loaves of bread and fish and multiplied them to feed thousands of hungry folks. Or so the myth/belief goes, depending on how you view it. Almost 2 thousand years later, humans would invent technology that would pretty much allow the same: Code. ...

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WordPress vs. Blogger – How To Choose Which Is Best For You

premium.wpmudev.org :: Most people would think a fight between WordPress and Blogger is just plain unfair… But you might be surprised at just how close it is. In fact, what if I told you that Blogger actually manages to steal a couple of rounds? Stick around to see how the fight goes down. While pretty much anybody ...

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How To Create A Real Estate Website In WordPress That Gets Results

premium.wpmudev.org :: Building a badass real estate website in WordPress is no easy feat. But with the help of a few specialised themes and plugins, along with some knowledge of what makes a winning real estate website… you’ll be well on your way to creating a clean, professional site that gets results.

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The Definitive Free WordPress Plugins List (2019)

premium.wpmudev.org :: The definitive best free WordPress plugins list. We’ve scoured the depths of WP.org’s repository to find these golden set of free plugins. And I’ve also tested them to make sure that they work as advertised and are updated constantly. 

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Is WordPress An Actual Content Management System (CMS)?

premium.wpmudev.org :: Is WordPress an actual proper Content Management System (CMS) or not? Can you manage complex content drive websites using WordPress... let's find out!

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The Best Free WordPress Membership Site Plugins Compared (2019)

premium.wpmudev.org :: Are you trying to set up a WordPress membership site on a budget for your business or a client's website? This list will help!

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How To Increase Your Newsletter Sign Ups And Reduce Unsubscribes

premium.wpmudev.org :: Learn some of the simple tactics well known businesses use to increase their newsletter sign ups and reduce unsubscribes.

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How To Set Up A Members-Only Area In WordPress On A Budget

premium.wpmudev.org :: Did you know that you can set up a simple membership only site with WordPress without using a plugin? Well, guess what... you can with this easy tutorial 🙂

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How To Create A WordPress Quiz That Delights Your Audience And Drives Sales

premium.wpmudev.org :: Throw out your downloadable e-books and checklists… interactive quizzes are the new way to engage with your audience, collect qualified leads and drive more sales for your business. Who doesn’t love a good online quiz? Whether it’s the challenge of testing your general knowledge… ...

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The Top 13 WordPress Page Builders Compared (2019)

premium.wpmudev.org :: Say you’re planning to bake a pizza. What will the base, sauce, cheese, and toppings be? Thin or thick crust? Marinara or pesto sauce? Mozzarella, cheddar or Parmesan cheese? Pepperoni, mushrooms, anchovies? And let’s not even talk about pineapple here! There are so many variations to choose from. ...

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Why Running A University Website Using WordPress Is Not Up For Academic Discussion

premium.wpmudev.org :: An introduction to WordPress in Higher Ed. School and university websites are about as challenging of a web design and development project as you could ever take on. A university website not only has to attract and recruit new students, it also needs to serve the individual needs of existing ...

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WPMU DEV 2019 Q3 Roadmap Roundup…It’s Getting Better all the Time

premium.wpmudev.org :: We’ve reached the 7th edition of our Quarterly Roadmap Roundup, and it’s crazy to see the massive growth we’ve experienced in just two short years since launching the public-facing roadmap. Of course, you can view the progress we are making on your favorite plugins and services at ...

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Super Safe & Secure Single Sign On Surprise!

premium.wpmudev.org :: You can now log into an unlimited number of WordPress sites using The Hub. Secure, safe and simple... it'll save you so much time and effort.

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Advanced Lazy Loading, Automatic Resizing & 5MB Free Compression – The Queen of Image Optimization, Smush, Gets an Update

premium.wpmudev.org :: Smush 3.2.1 is out and comes with awesome new free and pro features - try it now 🙂

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How to Build Order Forms with Payments for Free in WordPress

premium.wpmudev.org :: You lose 100% of the sales you don’t ask for, and the same holds true for having a clunky checkout experience. Order forms help you to collect order information and process payments efficiently, thereby increasing your conversion rates significantly. Forminator makes it easier than ever to build an ...

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Join Our New WPMU DEV Content & Marketing Team

premium.wpmudev.org :: From this blog to Hello WP and The WhiP email newsletter, we’ve got a long and storied history of publishing about WordPress… and now it’s time to start a new chapter. So, if WP is your passion, read on! Did you know that this blog (which started as wpmu.org) is almost 11 years old and ...

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How to Update PHP to the Recommended Version for WordPress

premium.wpmudev.org :: Using an outdated version of WordPress core, plugins or themes isn’t ideal. PHP is no different. While WordPress technically works with PHP 5.6 and above, you’re sacrificing performance and compatibility, plus you’re open to security vulnerabilities by using older PHP versions. You should always ...

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Hustle 4.0: Better Pop-up Design, Analytics, and Privacy

premium.wpmudev.org :: Hustle 4.0 comes with an improved workflow, better design, more analytics, and a slick data privacy upgrade. If you’re looking to increase your following, grow your mailing list, or capture leads with WordPress, Hustle has you covered. Hustle is the WordPress marketers best friend with master level ...

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30 Essential WordPress Plugins You Should Install If You Haven’t Already

premium.wpmudev.org :: Wondering which plugins to install? We've built our fair share of websites and tested a lot of plugins, and as a result have created this go-to list of WordPress plugins.

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10 Best Image Optimization Plugins for Speeding Up WordPress

premium.wpmudev.org :: Optimizing your images not only helps make your WordPress site load faster, but can also boost your SEO. This round-up of image optimization plugins includes tools for compression as well as SEO.

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How to Improve Google Pagespeed User Interaction Metrics in WordPress

premium.wpmudev.org :: Learn how Google PageSpeed Insights uses Time to Interactive, Max First Input Delay, and First CPU idle to measure user interaction and how to improve these metrics so you can deliver the best user experience for your visitors.

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Why You Should Optimize WordPress by Fixing Your Images First

premium.wpmudev.org :: Why optimizing images is the best place to start when working on WordPress performance optimization. We'll also go over some tips on how to get started if you need to fix WordPress images that are loading slowly.

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Poppin’ Conference Swag and Giveaways People Want

premium.wpmudev.org :: In just a few short weeks over 3000 WordPress fans like ourselves will descend on Berlin, Germany for WCEU to network, connect, celebrate, learn, and of course, collect bags and bags of swag! We’re proud sponsors of this mega WordCamp and as such our super design team was pumped to break from ...

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Refer Your Way to a WPMU DEV Lifetime Membership

premium.wpmudev.org :: We’ve heralded our disdain for affiliate programs for years, swearing them off for good. And yet, here I am, with a bold announcement… WPMU DEV affiliates are back and better than ever. It’s been a dream to reimagine our rewards system in a way that protects the integrity of the web and ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Image Optimization

premium.wpmudev.org :: Mastering the art and science of image optimization is key to running a lean and efficient WordPress site. Our detailed guide covers everything you need to know to ensure your images are performing their best.

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Best Free Form Builder Plugins WordPress 2019

premium.wpmudev.org :: There’s no shortage of free amazing form plugins to make data collection in WordPress a breeze. I noticed that a lot of form plugins in the WordPress plugin repository appear feature-rich, but once you install them, most features aren’t available unless you upgrade. I call this, upsell hell. ...

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A free WordPress Form Builder with Calculations and Payments?!

premium.wpmudev.org :: Forminator 1.7 is here including calculations and Stripe payments. A new bar has been set for what you can expect for free from your WordPress form builder plugin! Not familiar? It’s time for a change. Name a lead generating, money making, revenue growing website that doesn’t have some way to ...

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How to Embed a Google Form in WordPress

premium.wpmudev.org :: There are countless WordPress plugins available for inserting all sorts of different user submission forms on your site, from generic contact forms to detailed surveys. But have you checked out Google Forms? Here's how to get it set up on your site.

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How to Use Googles Speed Index to Improve WordPress Performance

premium.wpmudev.org :: Does your site load content steadily like the tortoise, or wait until the race is almost over before it kicks into high gear, like the hare? In the race to provide the best user experience, steady is best. That’s why Google PageSpeed Insights measures your WordPress Speed Index to determine ...

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This Is Gonna Be Emotional, We’re Setting over 90% of Our Premium Plugins Free!

premium.wpmudev.org :: WordPress is evolving, and so are we, even though it’s hard to see the kids leave home.

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