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Curing WordPress Bloat

Curing WordPress Bloat

TRIM THE BLOAT FROM YOUR SITE:Do you have a slow loading WordPress site? This can be due to a myriad of factors. One important aspect to check out is to get a handle on your site's disk usage. There is a nifty, very lightweight plugin available which can...

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Subdomains vs. Subdirectories

Subdomains vs. Subdirectories

Long story short: Whichever works best for you. First off, what's the difference between a subdomain and a subdirectory? A subdomain is a "third-level domain" that’s part of the original top-level domain. Think of something like “shop.thewordpressguy.net”...

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R.I.P. Google+

R.I.P. Google+

Google+ is dead as of August, 2019: (CNN) For Google, a data privacy reckoning may finally come as a result of a service that it admits almost no one uses much anymore. Google said Monday, October 8 it is shutting down the long ailing social network...

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Mobile Fixed Header – Divi Theme

Mobile Fixed Header – Divi Theme

"How come the Divi Theme does not offer a Fixed Header for mobile?" That's a great question. If you are using the most excellent Divi Theme for WordPress by Elegant Themes, likely you have noticed there is an option to employ a "fixed header" for the...

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Adding Columns to Gravity Forms

Adding Columns to Gravity Forms

EASIER THAN YOU THINK: Dividing your Gravity Forms with columns can be a good idea especially if your form(s) have many fields. Using columns will save a bunch of space on the page or post where your form(s) appear and will likely improve your users...

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Styling Gravity Forms

Styling Gravity Forms

...the easy way: If you are using the most excellent form builder Gravity Forms on your WordPress site, as far as I am concerned, you've selected the best. However, if you are CSS challenged, you will likely find styling your forms a bit daunting. Changing...

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Another Facebook Bummer

Another Facebook Bummer

Autoblogging Roadblock: Facebook announced, starting August 1, 2018, third-party tools can no longer share posts automatically to Facebook Profiles. This includes Publicize, the tool for WordPress.com and Jetpack-powered sites that connects your site to...

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HTTPS or Die

HTTPS or Die

Have you been "condemned" by Google? If you have not installed a SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificate to your site's server by now, the answer is YES! Without it, the Google Chrome browser version 68 just launched a couple of days ago displays "Not...

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Slide Anything Carousel

Slide Anything Carousel

CAROUSELS FOR DIVI? If you are using the most excellent Divi Theme from Elegant Themes, chances are you'll notice the built-in Divi Builder does not offer a module for creating Carousel Sliders. Bummer. There are some tutorials out there illustrating...

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Use Google As Your Images CDN – For FREE!

Use Google As Your Images CDN – For FREE!

A FREE CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK - WHAT? If your website is rich in images, that's a good thing for your site's visitors. However, each image you add weighs on your site, meaning a slower loading site - a really bad thing when it comes to retaining...

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