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How to Connect WordPress with Group

How to Connect Group to WordPress

WordPress is used by a lot of people to build communities around their websites. These communities use WordPress to publish news, run online forums and organize meetup groups. is a place where like minded people can find and start their own meetup groups. In… Read More »

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Nov 29, 2013
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Full Post vs Summary (Excerpt) in your WordPress Archive Pages?

Full Posts vs. Summary

Once again one of our users asked the question, why do we use summary instead of full posts in the archive pages of WPBeginner. In this article, we will discuss whether you should use full post or summary in your WordPress archive pages? We will… Read More »

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Apr 29, 2013
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Why You Should NOT Remove Dates from Your WordPress Blog Posts

Who Removed the Date?

When I started WPBeginner back in 2009, I made a decision to not include dates on any of my blog posts. I did that because I thought I was clever than the rest. My theory was that WPBeginner is NOT a blog. It is a… Read More »

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Feb 28, 2013
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Why You Should Use Shoeboxed to Track Receipts and Business Cards


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


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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