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How to Add Rotating Testimonials in WordPress

Rotating Testimonials

Recently, we had to create a rotating testimonials display in WordPress for one of our clients. We did a brief search on the web, but we did not find a plugin that did what we wanted. Rather than spending a lot of time finding the… Read More »

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Sep 22, 2011
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WordPress Plugin Spring Cleaning, It’s not just for Spring!

Plugin Spring Cleaning

Recently an article Ryan Imel posted on WPCandy about the over-emphasis on importance of active plugin counts inspired some debate. The argument is essentially that reducing the number of plugins running on your WordPress site is not a valid way to ensure better performance. Yes,… Read More »

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Sep 22, 2011
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Promoting your Facebook Page in WordPress with a Lightbox Popup

Fan Page Promoter

Boy does it seem like a week of popups. First we wrote about OptinMonster – a WordPress popup plugin, and now we are writing about a facebook page promoter popup? These popups must be converting really well. It was brought to our attention after our… Read More »

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Sep 21, 2011
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Beginner’s Guide to Pasting Snippets from the Web into WordPress

mistake

Time to time, we share tutorials on WPBeginner that involves users adding code snippets to their theme’s functions.php file. While this process is fairly easy for those who know how PHP works, it seems a bit tedious for new users. Often beginners want to accomplish… Read More »

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Sep 21, 2011
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Pippity – A WordPress Popup Plugin that will Knock Your Socks Off

Pippity

Update: After a few years of trying out various different plugins, we realized that most solutions were buggy and didn’t solve all the problems. That’s why we created a much better solution for our own sites. It has A/B testing, built-in reporting, tons of great… Read More »

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Sep 20, 2011
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How to Fix WordPress FeedBurner Feeds Not Updating

Setup FeedBurner

In the past we have shown you how to setup FeedBurner for your WordPress site. Recently we had an issue here at WPBeginner where our Feedburner feed was not updating. We published a post 8 hours ago, and our feed was still not updated. After… Read More »

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Sep 20, 2011
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How to Remove WordPress Dashboard Widgets

Customizing WP Admin

Have you ever worked on a project which required you to customize the display of the WordPress admin panel? Well one of the first things consultants customize is the WordPress Dashboard. We showed you a quick example of how to add custom dashboard widgets in… Read More »

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Sep 16, 2011
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How to Add Placeholder Text in Gravity Forms

Placeholder Text for Gravity Forms

If you don’t know already, Gravity Forms by far is the most beginner friendly WordPress contact form plugin out there. We use it on our WordPress Gallery site, WordPress Coupons site, and pretty much all new clients as well. Recently while working on a client’s… Read More »

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Sep 15, 2011
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How to Send Email in WordPress using the Gmail SMTP Server

WP Mail

Recently we had an issue with one of our clients’ Gravity Form on their website. The data wasn’t being passed on to their Google Apps account email because WordPress doesn’t use SMTP mail like Google. Rather, the wp_mail() function makes use of the standard PHP… Read More »

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Sep 14, 2011
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