Beginners

These tutorials are appropriate for those new to WordPress, or for non-coders.

How To Add A Top Bar Mailchimp Opt-In

How To Add A Top Bar Mailchimp Opt-In

A top bar email sign up is a nice way to boost your opt-ins without being overly obnoxious. Especially with the current trend toward one column blogs, without a sidebar, it’s a great solution for making an opt-in prominent without being an eyesore. I wanted to add a top bar email opt in to a site and was prepared to have to research and test a few plugins, maybe fiddle with some styles and generally sink a little bit of time into the whole endeavour.

However I was able to get the job done in less than 15 minutes thanks to a couple of simple plugins.

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Where To Find WordPress Themes – Free & Premium

Where To Find WordPress Themes – Free & Premium

Choosing the right WordPress theme is one of the hardest parts of setting up your site. The plethora of choices makes it harder, not easier, as most people are paralyzed by the options.

Not only that, but it’s like the Wild West out there, with all kinds of cowboys claiming they’ve got the best theme to beat all themes. Who can you believe?!

Here is a selection of trusted theme shops to choose from.

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How To Work On Your WordPress Site Without Going Live

How To Work on Your WordPress Site Without Going Live

In this post I’ll share a few approaches you can take when you need to make some changes to your WordPress site, without people seeing them before you’re ready.

Perhaps it’s a new site you’re getting ready to launch, or maybe you’re giving a facelift to an existing site. How can you work on your WordPress site without publishing the changes for the world to see?

You have a few options depending on your specific situation.

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How To Go Beyond WordPress Basics

How To Go Beyond WordPress Basics

If you want to become more proficient with WordPress, and develop confidence with, and understanding of, the more technical aspects, this tutorial is for you. It explains some of the skills and knowledge you need to move from a beginner’s understanding of WordPress, to an intermediate level. We’ll look behind the scenes of your WordPress site, explain the file structure and more.

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Maintaining Your WordPress Site

Maintaining Your WordPress Site

Launching your WordPress site is just the beginning of its life on the web. You’ve conceived and birthed your baby… but now you’re in charge of feeding and protecting it.

Owning a website is a responsibility.

There’s a lot to consider, more than most people realize when they are just starting out. Neglecting your site means it could get hacked, suffer from broken links, or an unplanned update breaking your contact form. Any of which could result in lost search engine rankings, decreased traffic and/or lost leads.

Here are some of the main tasks you’ll have to do on a regular basis to keep your site in excellent health.

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