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Why You Should Use Shoeboxed to Track Receipts and Business Cards

Shoeboxed

As professional bloggers, we like to focus on doing things that we are good at, blogging. Even doing something so digital as blogging, we are not free from paper clutter. Collectively as a team, we attend about 12 – 20 conferences per year. This does… Read More »

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Nov 29, 2012
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WordPress Custom Post Types Debate – Functions.php or Plugins?

Custom Post Types Debate

As many of you know, this past week Syed Balkhi attended WordCamp Raleigh 2012. During the event, one of his tweets sparked quite a debate. In this article, our founder Syed Balkhi will debate whether WordPress Custom Post Types belong in functions.php file or in… Read More »

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Nov 7, 2012
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A Vision for a Better and More Engaging WordPress Plugins Directory

Syeds Vision

The best part about WordPress is the plugins. They give you the ability to extend WordPress to do almost anything you can imagine. There are over 21,000 plugins in the WordPress plugins repository. Over the past few months, I (Syed) have been meaning to write… Read More »

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Oct 3, 2012
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How Many WordPress Plugins Should You Install on Your Site?

How Many Plugins?

How many WordPress plugins should you install on your site? How many plugins are too many? Aren’t plugins bad for performance? Don’t plugins increase your risk of security exploits? Isn’t it better to avoid plugins at all costs? These are some of the most asked… Read More »

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Sep 27, 2012
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5 Reasons Why We Use Sucuri to Improve Our WordPress Security

Sucuri WordPress Security

About a month or so ago, we started seeing a huge number of failed attempts of reaching WPBeginner’s login page and wp-admin page. We got extremely cautious about that. From password protecting the wp-admin directory to adding two-step verification process, we tried to do everything… Read More »

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Aug 27, 2012
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Why Every Small Business Needs a WordPress Blog for Their Social Media Strategy

Just Blog

This is a guest post by Jeannette Paladino (@jepaladino) Here’s good news if you’re a small business owner: social media has helped to level the playing field. In the past, smaller companies couldn’t compete against the corporate behemoths with huge advertising budgets to reach customers… Read More »

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Jul 19, 2012
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6 Reasons Why We Switched Away from Livefyre

Livefyre

Almost exactly a year from today, we decided to make a major switch in our site and ran Livefyre Commenting System to replace the default WordPress comments. It was a product that we fell in love with from the start, and we established great relationship… Read More »

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Jun 13, 2012
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Why WordPress Themes Should Not Have SEO Options and Why They Do?

SEO Options in WordPress Themes

Ever hear people recommending themes because they are “SEO Friendly”? Yes, we have recommended quite a few themes on this blog labeling it “SEO Friendly”. But what does “SEO Friendly” really mean and what some people think it means? In this article we will share… Read More »

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May 22, 2012
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Is this the Future Product Placement Model in Free WordPress plugins?

Future of Product Placement

Up until recently, product placement in free WordPress plugins has always been a challenging task. We have seen numerous methods utilized by developers. Some included banner ads on the plugin options page, others released “lite” versions of the plugins, some used lightbox popups in the… Read More »

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Apr 13, 2012
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7 Commercial WordPress Plugins / Services that Helped Me Grow My Blogs

Commercial WordPress Products

WordPress is a phenomenal platform. There are tons of free plugins, themes, resources out there that will help you grow your blog. There are also tons of commercial (paid) plugins / services that will help you grow your blog as well. Now how do you… Read More »

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Mar 16, 2012
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