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The Importance of Backing Up Your WordPress Site

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This should really go without saying, but backing up your any website (not just a WordPress site) on a regular basis is extremely important. Although a lot of web hosts may offer free backups, it is still your responsibility to keep recent backups yourself, preferably hosted on a local hard drive. So many things can

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The Ultimate Guide to the WordPress Loop

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In this tutorial, I’ll be going over The Loop, and how WordPress uses it to display your posts and pages. Keep in mind, this is slightly more advanced than our previous tutorials. Hopefully you will find this ultimate guide easier to understand than what’s available in the WordPress documentation. Here’s what we will go over:

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Put your dormant domains to use with WordPress

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For those of you domainers who have a lot of unused domain names earning nominal revenue at old-fashioned domain parking services or simply collecting dust and not doing anything, read on. Developed domains will almost always outperform one-click landers at parking sites. One of the easiest ways to do quickly develop a domain is to

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Social Bookmarking with WordPress

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With web 2.0 in full swing, social networking sites have played an ever increasing role in the evolution of the internet. Sharing, creativity, and collaboration are all vital factors in this web 2.0 trend. Sites such as Facebook, MySpace, StumbleUpon, Digg, Mixx, Del.icio.us, Reddit, and the like have changed the way content is distributed online.

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Optimizing WordPress for Search Engines

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This isn’t a SEO blog, and I am by no means a SEO expert (whatever that means), but in this tutorial I’ll go over a few tips for optimizing your WordPress site for search engines. I’ll go over some well known SEO plugins for WordPress as well as basic page optimization. After reading this tutorial

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Contact form plugins for WordPress

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If you’re still using mailto: links on your WordPress site, I urge you to read this tutorial. Having an e-mail exposed like that on any website is asking for mass amounts of spam. The sad truth is, bots or e-mail harvesters scour the internet for e-mail addresses like this 24 hours a day, 7 days

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Using Akismet to fight comment and trackback spam

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Chances are you’ve heard the term Akismet before in the context of preventing WordPress blog spam. So what is Akismet exactly? Akismet is a powerful tool in the fight WAR against comment spam and trackback spam. This isn’t your ordinary anti-spam plugin that just adds a simple image code which supposedly verifies if the commentor

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Displaying Adsense and other ads with WordPress

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I’m sure while browsing for WordPress themes, you’ve come across some that are advertised as being Adsense ready. What does this mean exactly? Basically this means the WordPress theme has been designed to have space for Adsense ads in the available dimensions. In reality, nearly every WordPress theme is potentially “Adsense ready” as any theme

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