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Tips, Tricks, and How-to's you might just find useful in your quest to build the ultimate WordPress website.

Choosing WordPress Backup Services

WordPress backups are like insurance for your blog or website – you kind of hope you never need to use them, but you’ll kick yourself if disaster strikes and you never made the investment!

WordPress doesn't include built-in backups, so it’s up to you to find a reliable backup strategy that works for your site. There are tons of great WordPress backup services and plugins available, ranging from the basic to the comprehensive. Choosing a WP backup service that’s right for you will depend on your budget, your backup requirements, and the amount of time you want to dedicate to your backup strategy.

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Where to get a free domain name

free domain nameDomain registration fees vary depending on the extension, where you register, and what promotions maybe going on at any given time. A global top level domain registration (such as dot com) will typically run $10-15/annum, while some of the new specialty domains run all the way up to $150/annum. Continue reading

5 Must-See WordPress Page Builder Plugins

If you’ve read our recent post on the Pros and Cons of WP Page Builder Plugins, you may be curious about which popular plugins you should check out to refine and manage your current site, or to build your next site from scratch. There are an increasing number of WordPress page builder plugins becoming available as user demand for drag and drop functionality increases. We’ve selected 5 of the best WordPress page builder plugins currently on offer to help you get started.

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Pros and Cons of WP Page Builder Plugins

Wish WordPress had a drag and drop builder? There’s a plugin for that! Actually, there are multiple plugins available to help you build your WordPress website or blog. The question is – should you use one? In this post, we’ll consider the pros and cons of WordPress page builder plugins, to help you decide if this type of web builder and design option is right for you.

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How to Analyze and Boost WordPress Performance

WordPress Performance Optimization

WordPress offers a lot of flexibility and control for a platform that doesn’t require a high level of technical expertise to get started with. But because you don’t have that technical knowledge you might find yourself out of options when you run into unexpected issues such as performance drops.

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Best Portfolio Plugins for Designers

Designers, photographers and online store owners, gather round! It’s never been easier to add beautiful portfolios to your WordPress website, thanks to the range of high-performance portfolio plugins now available.

Here’s what to consider when choosing the best plugin to meet your needs, along with our top plugin picks to help you get started.

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How to Set Up Local SEO for Your WordPress Site

Optimizing your website to rank higher in major search engine result pages is no easy task. While you may be familiar with traditional SEO methods and best practices, local SEO is a category of its own. In this post we’ll walk you through the essentials of setting up local SEO for your WordPress website so you can check that off your list without any hassle. Continue reading