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A few days ago I received another interesting question from one of my clients ...He has a forum section on his site, and he was looking for a simple method of displaying the real-time online users.Needless to say, there is a solution ...In fact, the online users widgets are very common for multi-author websites, forums, community sites, membership websites, online shops, etc ...And of course, there are dozens of available plugins that can fulfill the job ...So I've made my research and I found
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Not so long ago I've published a short tutorial to show you a simple method of displaying business opening hours in Wordpress. I was following a request received from one of my clients ... And a few days ago I received another interesting question from him ... This time he was trying to create a user-friendly reservation system on his restaurant website ...Needless to say, he uses a professional third-party restaurant theme to power his site ...The problem?Most of these "professional" restauran
Recently I received an interesting question from a new client ...She was looking for a simple method of displaying several different artist portfolios on her blog.Where's the interesting part?Well, here's the thing ... Usually, when it comes to portfolio websites, most users will use a professional third-party portfolio theme to easily showcase their creative work, their career or project portfolio, etc. And obviously, these themes are coming with a bunch of special features, functions, etc ...
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As we all know, the user engagement it's a really important SEO factor ... And it's really easy to understand why ... If there is no engagement, it means that your visitors are not interested in your content ...This is why we need to do anything and everything we can to constantly improve the user engagement level on our websites ...I've already published a few tutorials on this topic (you'll find a few related links on the last page of this tutorial) and recently I stumbled upon another unique
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I've had around 200 clients since I've launched my coaching site ... So I can tell you from my own experience that sooner or later every single site owner will want to customize or override certain default styles provided by themes and plugins.Now those default styles are defined by so-called CSS rules. CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets and basically, it's a language used to describe the presentation of web pages, including colors, layout, fonts, etc. It's independent of HTML and can be use
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Recently I received another interesting question from one of my clients. She was looking for a simple method of using expiring user passwords on her membership website.Needless to say, there is a solution ...But let's start with the obvious question: when and why force your users to periodically change their Wordpress passwords?Well ... The history of the Internet is the proof: there is no such thing as bulletproof, impenetrable security. Life happens ... and we can read alarming stories on a d
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Do you know what TLDR is?You should! It's is an abbreviation for "Too Long Didn’t Read" ... And I'm pretty sure that you know what that means for a blogger or a site owner.Now the thing is that search engines love long-form content ... Hence the recommendation to write articles that are at least 1,000 words long.And this is why Wordpress allows us to display those short excerpts on our blogroll, in order to avoid creating endless web pages. Usually, these excerpts are simple plain text sn
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Let's face it, there are many possible scenarios where you may need to update or replace certain things in your live content. Invalid links generated by discontinued affiliate programs, changed emails or physical addresses, industry shifts, domain changes, etc, etc.And yes, I know, Wordpress comes with a native Search & Replace feature:But! This native feature will only allow you to perform Search & Replace actions in the current content of a given post or page ... In other words, you'l
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Recently I received an interesting question from one of my former clients. A few months ago - after a successful two-year collaboration - he decided to launch his own web-development business (once again, congrats Frank, you've made me really proud!), but I didn't stop helping him in his endeavors ... This time, he was looking for a simple method of creating a custom notification center in Wordpress ...Needless to say, there is a solution ...But let's start with the obvious question: why he nee
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Recently I received another interesting question from one of my clients. She was looking for a simple method of creating a visual sitemap on her Wordpress website.Needless to say, there is a solution ...But let's start with the basics ... It's a well-known fact: when it comes to SEO and search engine visibility, sitemaps are essential components ... And there are three types of sitemaps namely XML, HTML, and Visual sitemaps. Obviously, each type has its own purpose ...The "regular" XML sitemap
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