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Take the 2016 WordPress User Survey (wptavern.com) With WordCamp US a little less than a month away, it’s time to take the 2016 WordPress user survey. The survey is quick and easy to fill out with only a few questions to answer. Results are anonymized and will be shared at this year’s State of the Word presentation.
WordPress 4.7 Beta 2 (wordpress.org) WordPress 4.7 Beta 2 is now available!
This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version.
Top 8 Reasons To Choose Managed WordPress Hosting (kinsta.com) For your business to succeed online today you have to juggle all sorts of things; everything from marketing, hosting, social media, advertising, content creation, etc. This can all become quickly overwhelming and very stressful. Today we want to explore why choosing a managed WordPress hosting service, as opposed to a shared host or small VPS, can be one of the most important decisions you can make as it pertains to your website.
44 of the Best SEO Tools and SEO WordPress Plugins of 2016 (torquemag.io) Search engine optimization is a complex topic involving many different disciplines. Especially website owners who take care of SEO themselves can use all the help they can get and do well using all the tools at their disposal. If you are looking for improved search rankings, increased traffic and overall better SEO performance of your site, this article is a great place to start.
Create a WordPress Membership Website with Paid Member Subscriptions (www.kevinmuldoon.com) Paid Member Subscriptions is a versatile membership WordPress plugin that allows you to create a membership website that accepts recurring payments.
The plugin can be used to restrict content to members of certain groups.
Created by Cozmoslabs, the plugin is 100% free to download. Certain features are not available in the free version so you will need to upgrade to one of the pro versions if you want to unlock additional functionality.
In this article we will be taking a close look at Paid Member Subscriptions for you all.
Theme-o-rama (themeshaper.com) We have a November treat for theme-lovers – a slew of new free themes by Automattic designers and theme wranglers have made their debut on WordPress.org. Meet the fabulous five!
WordPress SEO Checklist – 45 Tips for 2017 (kinsta.com) Some might lead you to believe “SEO is dead.” Google that search term and what comes back in return is over 800,000 search results. Businesses now have to take new and unique approaches to SEO to win the never-ending game in SERPs. Many bootstrap companies and blogs build their entire business from the beginning off of organic search. While this may be risky, it still is a sign that organic search is alive and well. In this in-depth post we are going to share with you 45+ WordPress SEO tips to help skyrocket your traffic and hopefully help you dominate your competition.
Reduce HTTP Requests in WordPress (yoast.com) Having a website, online shop or blog that’s fast is a must nowadays. A fast website doesn’t only give your visitors a much better experience, but it also helps your website to rank. Sending fewer HTTP requests to the server can improve the loading times of your website. But why is that?