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

Where to host your email

best email hosting services

One of the benefits of having your own domain name is branded email addresses, ie. In most cases, when you sign up with a web hosting service you get email hosting as part of the package. But what if you wanted a third-party email solution instead of the email hosting provided by your web hosting company and still keep your domain name in your email address? Continue reading

New Responsive Premium Themes for August

The WordPress theme development community has been busy this month, because there have been a whole lot of fantastic new themes released in August! Looking to build a new – and responsive – WP website for your own business, or for a client? We’ve selected a few of our favorites, based on design and functionality, and ranked them by price to help you get started.

SmartClean : $29

Designed with cleaning companies in mind, SmartClean is a fantastic and affordable option for any small service business looking for a simple website that’s easy to navigate and aesthetically pleasing.

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Using Google Forms With WordPress

Google Forms for WordPress

Forms are, without doubt, one of the internet’s most powerful and versatile tools. Whether you’re looking to create a checkout page for your e-commerce site or are thinking of setting up a survey of sorts, a form will help you collect that information efficiently and consistently. Continue reading

What is bbPress?

What is bbPress

Online forums have been a popular means of communication since the internet’s inception – but that isn’t to say they’re outdated or obsolete. Though the emergence of social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter have given rise to a new means of social communication and connection, forums continue to play an important role in the online world – particularly in the case of company websites, where forums are often the first port of call for helpdesk support and troubleshooting. Continue reading

What Is Gravatar and How to Use It?

If you’ve been using the WordPress CMS for some time now then chances are you’ve at least heard of gravatars. And while they sound similar to avatars, gravatars are slightly more advanced. Once set, your gravatar will follow you around the web and automatically show up whenever you publish a blog post or post a comment. Continue reading

Our favorite FTP Clients for Mac and Windows

best ftp clients for windows and mac

If you have a website then you’re going to need a way to access its files on the web hosting server. This enables you to modify files, create backups, upload media items, and do so much more without relying entirely on your content management system. Continue reading

How to Resize Images Without Losing Quality

Resizing images before uploading them to your WordPress website is incredibly important – especially if you have an image-intensive website. Large image files hosted on your website’s server can potentially slow down your site which is bad for usabililty, leading to an increase in bounce rates and possibly worse rankings as Google favors sites with good  engagement. Continue reading