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How to Start a WordPress Blog for Your School or University
July 21st, 2017, 11:55 AM

In the modern world of social media, having an online presence is essential if you want to spread the word about anything. That includes making prospective students and parents aware of your school or university. If you want to get people interested in attending your organization, as well as letting parents know about what is …

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An In-depth Tutorial on How to Use Yoast SEO (Updated 2017!)
July 20th, 2017, 11:55 AM

Question: Which plugin appears first in Google when you type in “WordPress SEO,” has over one million active installs, a 4.8-star rating in the WordPress directory and is a regular on the favorite plugins list? If you just answered Yoast SEO you would be correct. The plugin by Team Yoast is one of the best …

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Torque Toons: Zen and the Art of Distraction Free Blog Maintenance
July 19th, 2017, 11:55 AM

Last week, I shared a short video review of the upcoming Gutenberg Editor. While I loved the minimal and “distraction free” format of the new editor while writing, it ended up being very distracting whenever I needed to do anything else, like add an image between two paragraphs that I’d already written, or adding a …

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Using BrowserSync for Cross-Browser Testing
July 19th, 2017, 11:55 AM

One crucial component in the process of developing a website is making sure your site is compatible with all target devices and browsers. While in an ideal world, every end-user would be using the latest versions of contemporary browsers such as Chrome or Firefox, this is, unfortunately, not always the case. A site’s content and …

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A Practical Guide to Unit Testing Your Code
July 19th, 2017, 11:55 AM

I’ve lost count of the number of posts I’ve read about unit testing; how to set it up, why you should do it, and what tools to use. It’s something I’ve been pushing myself to do and get better at but I’ve always struggled to translate what I’ve read about testing into writing tests for …

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Implementing the Repository Pattern in WordPress
July 18th, 2017, 11:55 AM

One of the many advantages of object-oriented programing is that it allows us to write more descriptive code — code that by design has to be used a specific way. This helps move us from conventions to programmed rules in our code. That’s good, but it can complicate things. Arrays and standard class objects can …

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A Developer’s Checklist for Redesigning Your Clients’ Websites
July 17th, 2017, 11:55 AM

One of the biggest tasks you can undertake with a client is a complete redesign of their website. However, WordPress has a myriad of moving parts, which can make producing consistent work a challenge. When tackling a redesign project, you’ll benefit from a clear checklist to guide you through the process. Everyone has their own …

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Doc Pop’s News Drop: Did “tech giants” drop the ball on the Net Neutrality Day of Action?
July 17th, 2017, 11:55 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. July 12th was the Net Neutrality Day Of Action. It was hoped to be the largest online protest in history, but did big tech companies like …

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Using the REST API in Mobile App Development
July 14th, 2017, 11:55 AM

The Sharjah Investment and Development Authority, also known as Shurooq, is the driving force behind the technical transformation of the city of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Guided by their traditions and inspired by innovation, they are committed to enhancing the city’s appeal as an investment, tourism, and business destination. An independent government entity, they facilitate, …

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Top 5 Best WordPress Email Plugins and Platforms for Better Deliverability
July 13th, 2017, 11:55 AM

Email deliverability measures the success rate at which your emails are delivered to the recipients’ inbox. Low deliverability means either your emails are landing into spam, or they are blocked by the Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The success of email marketing significantly depends on the rate of email deliverability. If your emails are not delivered …

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