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Cream of the Crop: The 14 Best WordPress Plugins of 2015

Cream of the Crop: The 14 Best WordPress Plugins of 2015 | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
WordPress is blessed with a huge amount of great plugins that site owners can use. Here's our guide to 14 of the best WordPress plugins to use on your site.
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How to Add the New Facebook Page Plugin in WordPress

How to Add the New Facebook Page Plugin in WordPress | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
Want to add the Facebook Like box? Facebook has replaced it with the Page plugin. Learn how to add Facebook Page plugin in WordPress.
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Handy tips on how to replace your old "like" box now that they're being deprecated by Facebook.

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I never used them on my site. I don't really like any of the ratings stuff. 

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How To Create A Quiz For Your Users On WordPress (In 7 Simple Steps) - WPExplorer

How To Create A Quiz For Your Users On WordPress (In 7 Simple Steps) - WPExplorer | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
How to create quizzes with WordPress. Create a quiz on your blog for your readers in 7 easy steps using the free Quiz Master Next WordPress Plugin.
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Stop Being Stupid: Many WordPress Users Are Security-Less

WordPress users have a common enemy when it comes to security. Themselves. At least that's the contention of a new survey by CodeGuard, which shows WordPress users own lack of security knowledge may be putting their sites at risk. CodeGuard CEO David Moeller claims users aren’t up to date on security or backing up their files adequately to protect their content. Of course, he has reason to say that: CodeGuard provides cloud-based website backup services. Still, th Topic: Web CMS.
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Best WordPress Plugins | Digital Trends

Best WordPress Plugins | Digital Trends | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
Our roundup of the best WordPress plugins that'll improve your productivity, boost traffic, make your pages look gorgeous, and more.
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Top 20 Free WordPress Themes of 2012

Top 20 Free WordPress Themes of 2012 | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
Check out the most popular free themes featured on WPMU.org during last year.
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Embedding Content in WordPress

Embedding Content in WordPress | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
WordPress has long supported automatic embedding of images and videos from online services. With the recent 3.9 release they have added a couple more to the default list of supported embeds, including imgur, the extremely popular image sharing website.
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"The key to embedding in WordPress is to place the content’s URL on a line by itself and to make sure it is unlinked.  Older versions have problems with some embeds that use a secure (https) based URL, but most of those will work fine if you change https:// to http:// in the address."

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How to Create a Custom Theme for Your WordPress Blog with Minimal Coding Required

How to Create a Custom Theme for Your WordPress Blog with Minimal Coding Required | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
You want to start your own blog but you don't want to look tacky by using an existing design. Creating your own theme can be daunting, but with some assistance you can have a unique design for your blog in no time. This post will help you put it all together using WordPress, the most popular (and free) blogging software available. If you've made a WordPress theme before and have additional tips for making it easier, please share them in the comments. Additionally, if you use this process to make a WordPress theme yourself, be sure to post a screenshot in the comments as well. Happy theming!
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12 Remarkable WordPress Sites That Leap Out of the WordPress Character

12 Remarkable WordPress Sites That Leap Out of the WordPress Character | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
Riding on undiluted fuel of ingenuity, WordPress has successfully transcended the pulp and the fluff of the web verse. While it continues to provide you a platform that lays foundation to create the most imposing and inspiring websites, WordPress also kic
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Fastest WordPress Hosting in 2014 | Penguin Initiatives

Fastest WordPress Hosting in 2014 | Penguin Initiatives | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
I've taken the fastest WordPress hosting options in three categories of cost and performed a thorough load time comparison.
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Dissecting WordPress: Customizing footer.php | @thetorquemag

Dissecting WordPress: Customizing footer.php | @thetorquemag | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
My journey to WordPress began by learning basic HTML, laboriously typed out in Notepad. Over the years I added CSS, then some JavaScript, to gain a bit of interaction with website viewers. File “includes” for reusable page elements like a header and footer, or a menu, made building websites a bit more streamlined—though I still did a lot of hand-coding—and I was comfortable with it. I knew of the existence of WordPress, and CMS systems, and eventually the day came when I sat down and committed to learning WordPress so I could turn over sites to clients and they could update their own content, rather than call me for changes.
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I did the same thing with my first wordpress blogs - changed the code.  If you don't mind code, it's quite often much quicker to change something and get it just how you want it!

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How to Make a Single Page Website

How to Make a Single Page Website | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
A simple and straightforward tutorial on how to make a single page website.
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The 7 Best Contest Plugins for WordPress

The 7 Best Contest Plugins for WordPress | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
Running contests is one of the easiest ways of attracting new users to your site. In this article, we cover the 7 best plugins to run your own competitions.
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As many as 1 million sites imperiled by dangerous bug in WordPress plugin

Persistent XSS in WP-Super-Cache allows attackers to insert malicious code.
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A Guide to Overriding Parent Theme Functions in Your Child Theme - Tuts+ Code Tutorial

A Guide to Overriding Parent Theme Functions in Your Child Theme - Tuts+ Code Tutorial | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
Functions in parent and child themes work in a very different way from template files. Here I'll show you how they interact with each other and how to override parent theme functions in your child theme. | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Short; Tags: WordPress, CMS, Web Development
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WordPress Theme Detector - Free online tool to find a site´s theme

Did you ever wonder what WordPress theme or plugins is that awesome site using? WordPress Theme Detector is the perfect free online tool to find out.
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WordPress Stats Infographic • Yoast

WordPress Stats Infographic • Yoast | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it

See how big WordPress has grown in all different area's of the CMS market, based on the WordPress stats in this infographic!

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10 Top Quality Plugins for Creating Custom WordPress Forms

10 Top Quality Plugins for Creating Custom WordPress Forms | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
A good-looking form gives your site a professional appearance, and also and helps streamline your online communication. Check out our list of some of the more popular WordPress forms plugins.
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Things to Look for in a New WordPress Theme

Things to Look for in a New WordPress Theme | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
With so many themes available, It takes effort to find that perfect theme for your WordPress website. Here are things you should look for in a WordPress theme.
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7 Tips to Customize WordPress Twenty Eleven Theme

7 Tips to Customize WordPress Twenty Eleven Theme | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
Blog post at Build a Website with WordPress : A lot of WordPress websites are built upon, and still use, the previous default WordPress Theme Twenty Eleven. I will show you 7 tips that y[..]
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Handy tips, including how to use featured image to get custom header on different pages and posts. 

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The Best Plugins to Start a Wordpress Blog

The Best Plugins to Start a Wordpress Blog | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
What are the best plugins to start a Wordpress blog? This post will show you all the plugins you need to set a solid foundation for your blog or website.
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How do you choose a WordPress host?

How do you choose a WordPress host? | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
Is there a right or wrong way to choose a WordPress host? Well, here are my suggestions for you. In summary - it depends. But you already knew that.
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Getting Started With WordPress Development - WPExplorer

Getting Started With WordPress Development - WPExplorer | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
Love WordPress, but not sure how to begin developing themes, plugins or core software? Tom shares quick tips on how to get started and dive into WordPress.
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40 Best Responsive WordPress Free Plugins | Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers

40 Best Responsive WordPress Free Plugins | Free and Useful Online Resources for Designers and Developers | WordPress Tips and Tricks | Scoop.it
Do you want to impress mobile surfers or want to create an awesome responsive website? If your answer is “yes” then use these new responsive Wordpress plugins. In this post, we are showcasing 40 wonderful responsive Wordpress Plugins for you.
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