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Remote Work Is A Personal Experience And That’s Why It’s Awesome
November 22nd, 2017, 10:10 AM

Because WordPress is so global, many developers work remotely. It’s so common in the communty, that Automattic closed its San Francisco office this year in favor of remote work. This article is about remote work and finding what’s best for you and how you work. Working remotely is very personal, and so I’ve shared how …

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Torque Toons: Family Tech Support Day
November 21st, 2017, 10:10 AM

It’s Thanksgiving time here in the states, or as I like to call it “Family Tech Support Day”. Don’t forget to update those plugins and check out the new features in the newest version of WordPress.

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What to Know Before Starting a WordPress Plugin Business
November 21st, 2017, 10:10 AM

WordPress powers over 28 percent of the web. With that comes 150,000 plugins and themes, which adds up to over 1.3 billion downloads on WordPress.org alone. It’s truly a powerful platform that can allow for a lucrative plugin business. However, when we examine the space more thoroughly, we find that only less than 5 percent …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Writing WordPress Posts in Markdown
November 20th, 2017, 10:10 AM

If you’ve ever written a post in Microsoft Word and tried pasting the content into WordPress, you have probably experienced the irritating carryover of site-breaking document styles. In fact, any text editor with formatting options can experience the same issue. ‘Markdown’ is a plain-text syntax for writing articles without distraction. Agencies can streamline content creation …

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Doc Pop’s News Drop: WordPress 4.9 Early Review and Features
November 20th, 2017, 10:10 AM

Doc’s WordPress News Drop is a weekly report on the most pressing WordPress news. When the news drops, I will pick it up and deliver it right to you. WordPress 4.9 is out now and it’s filled with new features. Codenamed Tipton, this release features major changes to the Customizer, new widget features, and syntax …

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9 Basic Social Media Writing Tips
November 17th, 2017, 10:10 AM

Writing content is one of the most powerful tools that you can use to engage your consumers with the services or products that you’re selling. The art of content writing has extended to a vast array of platforms, including social media. However, the skills required to write for social media are different from those you …

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The Art of Speaking at a WordCamp
November 16th, 2017, 10:10 AM

Last month I spoke at WordCamp Los Angeles. Though I had given the same talk before, this time felt much more successful. Not only was I more relaxed, I learned a lot from the first time around. It got me thinking about what public speaking tips and tricks could be applied to giving WordCamp talks, …

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Torque Toons: Stuffed
November 15th, 2017, 10:10 AM

I’ve never been that good at cooking or prepping big holiday meals. So the words “I wish there was a plugin for that” flow through my mind quite frequently this time of year.

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How I Built a WordPress Business and Scaled It (Without Employees)
November 15th, 2017, 10:10 AM

The best thing about WordPress is that it’s accessible to all. Anyone can start a WordPress business, backed by an amazingly supportive global community. The barriers to entry are low and with only 25 percent of WordPress professionals working full-time, it attracts people wanting a successful business and a flexible lifestyle. But how can you …

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Everything You Need To Know About Semantic SEO
November 14th, 2017, 10:10 AM

The Semantic Web is here. Those that are taking advantage of Semantic Technologies to build a Semantic SEO strategy are benefiting from staggering results. From a research paper put together with the team at WordLift, presented at SEMANTiCS 2017, we documented that structured data is compelling from the digital marketing standpoint. For instance, on the …

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