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How to change your WordPress username

For years, when you installed WordPress it would suggest that you set your username to “admin”. As a result, millions of WordPress sites have a…

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Presidential hopefuls love WordPress

As you may know, we love WordPress and use it for the core of every site we build. We have our reasons for using it,…

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WordPress version 4.3 is here

WordPress version 4.3 has just been released (you can download it here) and includes a variety of nice additions. While there are quite a few…

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What is a custom post type?

When using WordPress, most people stick to the built-in “posts” and “pages”. However,¬†WordPress also has a powerful feature available called “custom post types”. While they…

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WordPress 4.2 has been released

WordPress version 4.2 has just been released and you can download it here. While there are no major security fixes in this release, it solves…

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WordCamp Panel Discussion: UX / Web Design

This past month I had the privilege of moderating a panel at WordCamp Atlanta. We were given an hour to discuss website design and user…

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How Google decides to index your content

I like to tell people that “Google doesn’t search the internet” because technically it doesn’t. Instead, Google makes a copy of as much of the…

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WordCamp Atlanta 2015: Planning your website from concept to launch

This weekend every WordPress newbie, expert, and everyone in between is gathering in Atlanta to talk about the framework we all love: WordPress. We will…

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Why we choose WordPress

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of WordPress. We’ve been using it since 2004, we’ve been hosting a monthly WordPress Meetup for a few…

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The Best Way to Handle Website Redirects

There are a handful of times when you might need to set up redirects on your website. We’ll take a quick look at those situations and show you how best to handle them.

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Wordcamp Roundup

What is Wordcamp? WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. WordCamps are informal, community-organized events that are put together by WordPress users like…

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How building a WordPress-powered website is like building a house

A few weeks ago I was talking with a client and they were having a difficult time understanding how all of the pieces of their…

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I’ve installed WordPress — now what?

A lot of you have been watching my “How to install WordPress in less than 10 minutes” video, but I’ve been asked the same question…

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Some simple WordPress tutorials

If you’re just getting started with WordPress and you’re stuck on how to use some of the features, I hope that the videos below will…

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How to install WordPress in less than 10 minutes

I talk about WordPress quite a lot on this blog.¬† It’s an excellent blogging platform, and it’s a great addition to almost any site —…

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