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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 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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Hummingbird 2.0: Mobile Scans and Advanced Speed Tests… Vroom!

premium.wpmudev.org :: Hummingbird performance tests, reports, and recommendations just got a major upgrade but to get access to the all new lean-mean-humming-machine…you need to update! In November, Google made much needed changes to PageSpeed Insights. Speed is now being calculated based on actual user experience ...

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How to Improve First Contentful and Meaningful Paint

premium.wpmudev.org :: You’re not optimizing your site to please a stopwatch. You’re optimizing your site for real people. So how can you determine if you’re achieving your goal? You need to include metrics such as First Contentful Paint and First Meaningful Paint in your performance assessment in order ...

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Ultimate Guide to Integrating Zapier with WordPress Form Plugins

premium.wpmudev.org :: You’ve just designed the perfect form that’s going to hook your leads like fish at the end of a line, and you’re ready to reel them in. But what happens when the responses come flooding in? Who’s going to end up with the task of copying and pasting all those leads from your forms to your […]

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Bulk Photo Editing for WordPress

premium.wpmudev.org :: Don't waste your precious time on tedious tasks. Here are the best methods for bulk-editing your images using WordPress.

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Branda 3.1 Smarter SMTP, Signup Codes, and +25 Upgrades

premium.wpmudev.org :: Branda is all about giving you fast easy control over white labeling WordPress…and quite frankly she rocks it. She just got some special new configurations for managing users, lightning fast setup, compatibility checks, and even more brand magic. “How is that possible”, you ask? Branda ...

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Best of the Best WordPress Caching Plugins Compared 2019

premium.wpmudev.org :: Slow loading websites can be a real drag, causing visitors to leave your site in droves. We’ve ranked the top three caching plugins for WordPress, and have put together a quick guide to help you choose the best plugin for your site.

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Breathe Freely! Your Security with WPMU DEV is Stronger Than Ever

premium.wpmudev.org :: Is WordPress security a big deal to you and your clients? Why would I ask such a silly question? Because our security suite has new superpowers including Defender location-based IP blocking and Automate Safe Upgrade scans…now on up to 5 pages. What’s the WPMU DEV Security Suite, you Ask? ...

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How to Remove the “Proudly Powered By WordPress” Link

premium.wpmudev.org :: So, your website has finally come together. You’ve stormed up an eye-catching header, your content is on point, and you are ready to unleash your site to the world. Then you notice the “Proudly Powered By WordPress” link on your footer. Is your masterpiece forever condemned to being a WordPress ...

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Default WordPress Image Sizes and How to add Custom Sizes

premium.wpmudev.org :: When you upload an image, WordPress does a lot of work behind-the-scenes so you can serve the image to your visitors. You can piggyback on this process and add custom image sizes to save yourself from having to resize images manually. In this post, I’ll explain how and why WordPress creates ...

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Your WPMU DEV 2019 Quarter 2 Roadmap Roundup Just Landed!

premium.wpmudev.org :: We start each quarter visiting our product Roadmap and spilling the beans on what to look for moving forward. When we published our roadmap nearly 2 years ago (can you believe it), it created a unique direct line of communication with our members. We knew it would help them make better business ...

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How to Defer Offscreen Images in WordPress With Lazy Loading

premium.wpmudev.org :: One of Google PageSpeed Insights performance suggestions is to defer offscreen images in WordPress with lazy loading. Lazy loading images in WordPress lowers the initial load time and page payload, without sacrificing content. Lazy loading improves your visitor’s experience, by serving only ...

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Hello, Hackers! Best Practices for WordPress Security

premium.wpmudev.org :: When talking about WordPress security, it feels like we’re left with 2 choices, devastating paranoia or ignorant bliss. With all the news of our personal information, usernames, passwords, and identities getting jacked and sold on the dark web, the topic of web security to a noobie sounds ...

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6 Lazy Load Plugins to Make Your WordPress Site Faster

premium.wpmudev.org :: Sites with a ton of images can take forever to load. Lazy loading can significantly speed up your site.

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The Complete Guide to SEO for Images

premium.wpmudev.org :: Image optimization SEO isn’t what it used to be. Google is no longer like a toddler you can entertain with a picture book with basic words. Oh no, we’re dealing with a sophisticated teenager, who not only wants a deeper meaning but also to experience the thrill of speed. And your photos ...

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