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The Busy Marketer’s Guide to Huge Social Media Image Shares

A picture is worth a thousand words and the rise of some of the biggest social networks have been built on images. Snapchat’s meteoric rise was from its unique take on sharing photos and its current struggles are because everyone else hopped on the bandwagon so quickly.

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How To Use Polls for Increasing User Engagement

One of the best ways to increase audience engagement is by asking your audience questions. Who doesn’t like to be asked their opinion on something? Being opinionated is being human. By asking a reader for their opinion, you are giving them the impression that their opinion is important to you.

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Building your WordPress site? Under Construction Page

Running a WordPress business isn’t as simple as it might seem at first. But for beginners, one of the hardest things is starting out and putting a website under maintenance. That’s because we do not know what is going on inside our visitors’ minds while we’re making changes or building a site. To avoid creating a bad image.

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Transparency Report #17 – August 2017

Phew, I’m getting slower with publishing these transparency reports.  The start of September has been busy for me since I’ve been moving out of an apartment and had limited access to the internet. However I’m back with the seventeenth report on what’s been going on with Epic Plugins, Epic Themes and Zero BS CRM. This report goes into managing the growth of an online business as well as when to pay yourself..

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What Are The Best WordPress Plugins Musicians Should Use?

A musician’s website has to do a lot. You don’t know whether your visitor is a long time fan or someone who just heard you for the first time a minute ago on Spotify and googled you. You’ve got to sell albums, provide samples, list your upcoming gigs, blog about what you’ve been up to, flog some merchandise, connect with fans and all that.

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18 of the Best WordPress Plugins For Amazing Ecommerce Sites

Online shopping is the beating heart of the internet. Billions are spent online each year. Want to get in on that?

You too can compete with High Street legends for customers. But you don’t need their budget or huge IT departments. In fact, those profits are falling thanks to online competition.

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How to offer amazing customer support without a large team

Does the thought of checking your support email or ticket system fill you with dread?

Receiving support requests is good because it means you actually have customers…but unless you have the budget for a dedicated support team, every second that you spend on support is time that you can’t spend improving your product or reaching new customers.

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Recap of attending my first WordCamp

It’s been a while coming, but this weekend I managed to make an appearance at my first WordCamp. I attended WordCamp in Edinburgh (#wcedin).

Now, I’m not from Edinburgh, I’m from Manchester, UK (the home of WordPress co-Founder Mike Little) and embarrassingly haven’t attended a local MWUG meet up or WordCamp yet. This boils down to three main reservations…

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A Look Into Kinsta Hosting – WordPress at the Speed of Google

I wanted to spend a bit of time going through the hosting providers in a blog series on hosting. There’s so much out there these days that finding the one which is right for you is no mean feat.

Today I took a look into Kinsta Hosting. If you’ve not seen Kinsta recently you must have been living under a rock

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Transparency report #12 – Mar 2017

Wow. It’s been a year that i’ve been writing these reports. Time really does fly. I thought what would be useful in this report is to show the years totals as well as the usual figures. March has been a busy month, primarily driven by the massive new release coming of Zero BS CRM (launching in the next few days)

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External URL Link as Featured Images

There’s one thing that has been bugging me for a while about WordPress and featured images.

What’s that one thing? It’s how hard it is to set a featured image from an external link.

Mike @ Epic Plugins

It’s 2017 and this still isn’t easy to do. So I wrote a plugin to make this easy for you!

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