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What is Gravatar and Why You Should Start Using it Right Away

Gravatar logo

Often new WordPress users ask us about how the grey icon that shows up next to their name. Sometimes we get emails from users asking us how can they turn this grey thing off. Well this grey icon is known as “mystery man” gravatar. In… Read More »

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Aug 1, 2012
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How to Setup a Professional Email Address with Google Apps and Gmail

Google Apps for Business

After purchasing a domain name, the first thing any webmaster would like to do is to setup a branded email address ending with the custom domain name. At WPBeginner, people over and over again ask for email hosting recommendations. Gmail has managed everything very well… Read More »

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Jul 26, 2012
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How to Turn Off Comments Notifications in WordPress


Have you received an email from WordPress about a comment notification? We get asked this question a lot from new users. How do we turn off comment notifications in WordPress? WordPress has a built-in feature that notifies the administrator if a comment is posted or… Read More »

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Jul 16, 2012
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Beginner’s Guide to Preventing Blog Content Scraping in WordPress

Guide to Prevent Content Scraping

If you write original content day in and day out, you already are aware of the fact that your posts will end up on bunch of SPAM sites within a few days sometimes even few minutes. Some users even noted that the site with stolen… Read More »

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May 16, 2012
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What, Why, and How-To’s of Trackbacks and Pingbacks in WordPress

Trackbacks and Pingbacks 101

Recently while viewing our Facebook page, we saw one of our users asked a question that we thought we had covered. Unfortunately, we never did. The question was about trackbacks/pingbacks. Here is the question: “Do you have an article or explanation about moderating pingbacks? I… Read More »

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Apr 9, 2012
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15 Most Frequently Asked Questions by WordPress Beginners


WPBeginner has been helping WordPress beginners since 2009. Over these past years, we have received all levels of questions (some beginner, some advanced). Overtime some questions have been asked over and over again. In this article, we will share most frequently asked questions by WordPress… Read More »

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Mar 12, 2012
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How to Increase Pageviews and Reduce Bounce Rate in WordPress

Data Insights

When starting out, most bloggers believe that it is super hard to get people to your blog. Whereas most expert bloggers think that getting people to your blog is the easy part. Getting the users to stay on your site is harder. Most users come… Read More »

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Jan 23, 2012
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How to Crop, Rotate, Scale, and Flip Images in WordPress

Editing Images in WordPress

Did you know that you can do the basic image editing in the WordPress backend? What do we mean by basic? Well simply cropping, rotating, scaling image sizes, and flipping the vertically or horizontally. When using WordPress for micro-blogging or when writing a quick post… Read More »

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Jan 5, 2012
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What, Why, and How-To’s of Creating a Site-Specific WordPress Plugin

Site Specific WordPress Plugin

While creating the WPBeginner re-design, we saw a huge mistake that we made in our old site. All of our extra functionality that we added overtime was added in our old theme’s functions.php file. This not only caused our functions.php file to be super bloated,… Read More »

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Dec 1, 2011
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How to Create and Setup Google+ Brand Page for Your WordPress Site


We heard the buzz about Google+ few months back. It was invite only and very limited. They were not allowing any business to join. Some businesses created a profile as a personal account, and they were all banned. Finally Google has given an official go-ahead… Read More »

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Nov 8, 2011
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