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How to Analyze Your Links in WordPress with LinkPatrol

LinkPatrol

If you have been blogging for a while, then you probably have hundreds of links pointing to other sites from your blog posts. These outgoing links play an important role in your site’s overall search engine optimization (SEO). If you want to analyze these external… Read More »

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Aug 7, 2014
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40 Useful Tools to Manage and Grow Your WordPress Blog

40 Useful Tools to Manage and Grow Your WordPress Blog

This past week, our founder Syed Balkhi did a presentation at WordCamp New York 2014 where he shared his favorite tools that help him manage and grow our WordPress blogs. Below is the list of 40 useful tools to manage and grow your WordPress blog.… Read More »

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Aug 6, 2014
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How to Add Special Characters in WordPress Posts

How to Add Special Characters in WordPress Posts

Ever wondered how popular sites add trademark ™, copyright ©, registered ®, or currency characters into their articles? Recently one of our users asked us if there was an easy way to add special characters into WordPress posts and pages. Since these characters are not… Read More »

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Aug 5, 2014
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How to Highlight New Comments for Returning Visitors in WordPress

How to Highlight New Comments on Your WordPress Site Since Last Visit

Have you seen popular websites highlighting new comments since last visit? It is a great way to increase discussion on your site and provide users with more reasons to come back. In this article, we will show you how to highlight new comments for returning… Read More »

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Aug 4, 2014
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40+ Popular Universities that are Using WordPress

40+ Popular Universities That Are Using WordPress

WordPress is not just popular among big brands and bloggers, it is also widely used by many top universities around the world. Why use WordPress? Because WordPress is open source and can be extended with plugins and themes. WordPress in higherEd is used as a… Read More »

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Aug 1, 2014
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How to Find and Install WordPress Plugins from GitHub

How to Easily Find WordPress Plugins on GitHub

There are hundreds of WordPress plugins available on GitHub. In the past, we showed you how to manually install plugins/themes from GitHub. Some of our users wanted to know if there was an easier way. In this article, we will show you how to easily… Read More »

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Jul 31, 2014
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How to Add Custom Styles to WordPress Visual Editor

How to Add Custom Styles to WordPress Visual Editor

WordPress visual editor comes with basic formatting options. However, sometimes you may need custom styles of your own to add CSS buttons, content blocks, taglines, etc. Switching from Visual to Text editor and adding CSS each time is time-consuming. What if we told you that… Read More »

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Jul 29, 2014
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How to Export Email Addresses from WordPress Comments

How to Export Email Addresses from WordPress Comments

Recently one of our users asked us if it was possible to export comment author emails in WordPress? Since email address is a required field on most WordPress powered websites using the default commenting system, it is definitely possible. In this article, we will show… Read More »

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Jul 28, 2014
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7 Essential Tips for Using Shortcodes in WordPress

Shortcode

Shortcodes in WordPress allow you to add various functionality into posts, pages, and widgets without actually writing any code. Hence the name, Shortcode. Many WordPress plugins and some themes use shortcodes to add different elements such as pricing grid, event calendar, etc into WordPress. In… Read More »

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Jul 25, 2014
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