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We’re Moving to WP Engine!

Updated March 23, 2012: The migration is now complete, and it appears everything is running smoothly, as well as more than three times as fast as our previous host. Thank you to the WP Engine team for helping make this a smooth transition! Why are we moving? For some time now, we’ve been experiencing difficulties with our current host. In addition to several outages in recent months, they also recently discovered a security vulnerability in the Plesk software that powers their dedicated virtual servers. This vulnerability resulted in our site…

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What’s New in WordPress 3.9?

WordPress 3.9 was released yesterday, and brought with it a number of enhancements to the media editing experience. This release was the product of hard work from a record number of contributors (267), and is code-named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith. Check out this brief video for a quick overview of the new features in WordPress 3.9… https://i1.wp.com/www.wp101.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/wordpress3-9-smith_hd.mp4   New features in WordPress 3.9… Here’s a quick rundown of the new features we think you’ll love in this version… Improved Visual Editor The visual editor has been…

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WordPress Backups 101: How to Backup Your WordPress Site

“Where Did My Site Go?” Have you experienced this nightmare scenario? You may have updated a plugin, your site’s theme, or WordPress itself, then suddenly your site seems to have disappeared. You might even be staring at a “white screen of death” — a blank screen with no error message, content or anything at all. You have no idea how it happened. Worse yet, you don’t know how to get your site back. Enter WordPress backups. It’s critical to have a backup strategy for your WordPress site. In this article we’re going…

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WP101 Completes Migration to LifterLMS

After months of careful planning and deliberation, we’re thrilled to announce that WP101 is now powered by the powerful LifterLMS learning management plugin for WordPress! We think you’re going to really going to enjoy learning WordPress with the help of the new features that LifterLMS brings to our site. We’ll be able to better interact with you as you make your way through our tutorials, providing timely information and helpful resources along the way. You’ll be able to track your progress, earning badges and certificates for completing lessons and courses….

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A Beginner’s Guide To Purchasing WordPress Themes

With thousands of commercial and free WordPress themes on the market, how do you decide which is right for your website? In this article, we’ll guide you through the most important things to look for when shopping for a new WordPress theme. Once you’ve installed WordPress on your server, it’s time to decide on what theme you want to use for your website. For many folks this is the most exciting part about setting up their WordPress site. However the process of selecting the best theme and theme provider comes with its own set…

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How to Use WP101 Videos to Train Your WordPress Clients

WP101 videos are simply the best way to learn WordPress, but did you know they can also be used to teach your own clients WordPress? In this post we’re going to show you how easy it is to use our growing library of WordPress tutorial videos to provide more value to your marketing and development clients. The WP101 Difference Effective training videos are easy to understand, and communicate clearly from start to finish, not only explaining HOW to accomplish a task, but WHY the steps are important. The best training videos also show careful attention…

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WPForms: The Easiest Way to Add a Contact Form to Your WordPress Website

One of the most common questions we get asked here at WP101 is how to easily add a simple contact form to a WordPress website. Despite WordPress being one of the easiest ways to build a website, adding a contact form has always proven to be a challenge to beginners and a hassle for WordPress professionals. Until now. ? WPForms is a brand new plugin that provides simply the easiest way to add a contact form to your WordPress website. We took the new WPForms plugin for a spin and now we’re going…

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New Course: Getting Started with WooCommerce

Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of our long-awaited course for WooCommerce! We’ve partnered with WooCommerce expert, Daniel Espinoza, to create Getting Started with WooCommerce — a 22-part tutorial series for beginners, designed to help you start selling products or services on your own WordPress website. WooCommerce is by far the most popular e-commerce platform on the web, and powers over 37% of all online stores. WooCommerce provides everything you need to sell products or services on your WordPress website. Best of all, it’s completely free! Without a doubt,…

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What’s New In WordPress 4.5?

WordPress 4.5 was released on April 12, 2016, and contains only a few user-facing improvements to the Customizer and inline linking functionality. Still, these updates make WordPress even stronger from a branding and mobile usage standpoint. This release is code-named “Coleman” in honor of jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. 277 individuals contributed to this release. New Features In WordPress 4.5 Here’s a breakdown of the new features that are going to mean the most to you in version 4.5… New Inline Link Editor The link functionality in the visual editor has come…

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How to Add Google Analytics on your WordPress Site

Now that you have your WordPress site up and running, it’s time to start pulling in data that can show you how your visitors interact with your website. In this post we’re going to show you the easiest ways to add the most popular (and free!) website analytics tracking to your website: Google Analytics. What is Google Analytics? Google Analytics is a free website tracking service that reports website traffic, conversions, user behavior, and more. It is the most popular website tracking service available. Google Analytics can show you how…

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