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Using IFTTT With WordPress (managewp.com) You may have heard of the IFTTT service. It has become very popular due to the simple way it allows you to automate a vast array of online activities. Let’s take a look at IFTTT in a little more detail and how you can integrate it with WordPress.
Why We Love the “$500 Client” (www.poststat.us) Ryan Sullivan shares excellent reasoning as to why he likes working with small budget clients. In short, with a smaller client the limits are better known and the surprises are fewer. Meanwhile, it’s still quite possible to serve a client’s needs with a small budget. The big key though, is expectations.
Will My Website Break If I Update WordPress? (www.limecanvas.com) There is always a chance it will, so be prepared and make sure you have a backup system in place.
There are plenty of backup systems for WordPress websites ranging from those which are free and email you a zip of the site files and database, to premium backup solutions like VaultPress which take backups in real-time.
WordPress for Beginners: Too Many Choices? (torquemag.io) Fortunately, for beginners, getting started with WordPress is not rocket science. It is relatively simple to set up a small website or blog with WordPress. And then after you’re set up, you can do many things to personalize or customize your blog—choose a theme of your liking, install plugins for additional functionality, tweak settings, and so on.
The Top 20 Biggest Brands Built Around WordPress – Part I (wplift.com) When it comes to blogging, WordPress is a name not unheard of. Starting right from WordPress 0.7 back in 2003, this tiny but mighty powerful CMS had taken the world by storm. Fast forward to August 2013, WordPress is used by more than 18.9% of the top 10 million websites in the World Wide Web. Bigshots like TechCrunch, CNN and New York Times – all use WordPress.
14 WordPress Security Tips in One Easy Plugin (ithemes.com) Securing your WordPress site can be kind of intimidating. What are you supposed to do? How complicated is it? By trying to lock out the hackers are you also going to lock out all your readers? We’re going to walk through all the features of the Better WP Security plugin and show you how to do quickly and easily do WordPress security.
10 Free Plugins to Customize WordPress Admin Color Schemes (wptavern.com) Can you believe that there are already ten plugins available for customizing WordPress admin color schemes? This feature has been popular among plugin developers since the new admin design was added in the 3.8 release. We’ve selected ten plugins that offer a wide variety of ways to customize and control admin color schemes.
WordPress And The Techmeme 100 (www.poststat.us) Matt Mullenweg did a little research study for himself, based on his own “guilty pleasure” for reading Techmeme. Techmeme’s leaderboard, for those that aren’t aware, is basically the benchmark all tech sites measure their influence by.
Creating a WordPress Theme from Static HTML: Adding Navigation (wp.tutsplus.com) If you’ve been working through this series, you now have a working theme with template files which you’ve uploaded to WordPress. In this tutorial, you’ll continue to work on the header.php file that you created in Part 2. You’ll learn how to add a navigation menu which can be edited via the WordPress Menus admin screen.