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Meet Doc Pop

Today, I am pleased to introduce Torque’s new Content Strategist, Doctor Popular! Doc will be revamping Torque’s creative, social, and content strategy (you’ve probably seen his illustrations in the wildly popular Torque talks series). Doc brings ...

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WebDevStudios Acquires Maintainn

Today, website development company WebDevStudios announced the acquisition of Maintainn, a professional WordPress support and maintenance company. As WebDevStudios has grown into one of the larger WordPress companies in the space, the acquisition seems like ...

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WordPress 4.1 Welcomes a New Class of Committers

With WordPress 4.0 released, it’s time to once again look to the future, WordPress 4.1. Over the weekend, Andrew Nacin announced our new release lead for 4.1, Jack Blackbourn, and a couple of guest committers ...

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Business

A/B Testing: The Scientific Method to Optimize Your Website

I bet you would like to make more money with your website (or get more subscribers, readership, engagement. . .). We all want that but, obviously, most fail at it. In principle, there are only ...

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1 Billion Additional Customers: Optimize Your Site for China’s Online Market

China has been on the news a lot in the last years. The growth of its economy is leaving people in disbelief. It seems like not even a month goes by without some superlative-spouting news ...

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5 Things to Consider before Going Full-Time with WordPress

So you’ve worked hard at building up your WordPress business. You’ve reached a steady stream of website traffic and new customers, and you have plans in motion for future products and overall business growth. However, ...

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Community

Interview with Chris Lema on Thinking Strategically

Starting and growing a successful business requires focus, hard work, and a great deal of industry knowledge. Understanding how to select and appeal to a target market, increase efficiency, and grow revenue are just a few of ...

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Is It Time for More Niche WordCamps?

One very useful thing I’ve come to understand about attending a WordCamp is the need to specialize, to find my niche. This is something that’s been emphasized time and time again at WordCamp sessions. Taking that excellent ...

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Keeping Content Honest with Plagiarism Detection

The growth of the Web has considerably lowered the barrier to gathering and sharing information. It has also made it far simpler for students and Websites to deliberately or accidentally copy text without proper citation ...

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Dev

5 Free Lightbox Plugins to Create Beautiful Popup Boxes

Lightboxes are one of the oldest and most popular functionalities of plugin-extended WordPress media management. Whether you’re a freelancer trying to make your portfolio more appealing to clients, or a restaurant owner trying to entice ...

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7 Free Shortcode Plugins to Enhance Your Site’s Functionality

Shortcodes are one of the most beloved capabilities of WordPress. There are few things that have the ability to extend a WordPress site’s functionality like a good package of ‘em. Without shortcodes, most users would ...

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Managing Your Front-End Build Process in WordPress

In a lot of ways, I’m a front-end developer who happens to work with WordPress. I’m far from an expert on the back-end, but I know my way around. My guess is there are lot ...

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Create

WordPress SEO 101: Basics of Search Engine Optimization

Many websites possess a power that is usually reserved for superheroes. No, not superhuman speed, laser sight, or the ability to look good in spandex. Instead, the special ability that a large number of websites ...

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How to Choose a Premium Theme

Earlier this week, we took a pretty extensive look at the world of free themes and, in the process, we briefly mentioned premium themes. In this article, we’re going to going to take an in-depth look ...

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Improve Website Navigation with Mega Menus

To maximize the revenue your website generates, you need to provide the best possible user experience. Of course, great content is a big part of this, as is an aesthetically pleasing website. However, it’s just ...

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Dradcast Archives

DradCast Episode 064: Review. Refine. Repeat.

Show Notes: Host After deciding the world of marketing and business development wasn’t for him, Greg Taylor started his journey with WordPress development and content marketing. His company Marketing Press helps businesses achieve a great looking site, ...

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DradCast Episode 063: Make Hay While the Sun Shines

Show Notes: Host Carrie Dils is a freelance web developer based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has been working on web development since 1998, but nowadays she exclusively works with the Genesis Framework on WordPress. ...

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DradCast Episode 062: Community Community Community

Show Notes: Host Patrick O’Keefe, author of “Managing Online Forums,” has been cultivating community in online forums for 14 years. He has started online communities such as KarateForums.com and PhotoshopForums.com. In addition to all his ...

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