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Can WordPress Create An Enormous Site Like YouTube?

WordPress is a great platform. It is used by over 75 million websites across the world, an absolutely staggering number. It’s gone from a blogging platform to a content management system and is capable of supporting sites that look nothing like blogs.

It’s open source, versatile and powerful. An amazing community is dedicated to designing themes, building plugins and providing support.

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5 Simple Reasons You Do Not Want Too Many WordPress Plugins

How many WordPress plugins should you have on your site? There are thousands upon thousands to choose from, for every conceivable tweak or addition to your WordPress website.

It’s great for options and for extending WordPress’s already versatile and powerful abilities. You can transform your site and add amazing capabilities.

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What Are The Top WordPress Plugins For Video?

Displaying videos on WordPress can be unnecessarily complicated. Embedding looks simple enough but sometimes the formatting is strange or breaks the layout of your page or blog post. That’s if it loads at all.

It can be frustrating when you painstakingly tweak every aspect of your design and videos appear to just do their own thing. Lots of people turn to plugins to help them wrangle videos on their site.

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Transparency Report #19 – October 2017

Last week I published September’s transparency report a little late due a lot of reasons. Today I’m publishing the 19th of these reports covering October’s activity.

In this report I’m covering a lot more about the marketing side of things (and whether it’s worthwhile) as well as WordCamp sponsorships!

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Easy Ways To Show Your Social Shares With WordPress Plugins

We are social animals. Humans take cues from each other, look to each other for ideas and recommendations and co-operate. Even though the internet sometimes gets separated from “real life” all those facts still hold true. And we can use them online with powerful effect.

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32 of the Best WordPress Plugins For Photographers To Share Images

So you’ve got yourself a stunning photography website or portfolio to display your work and attract new clients. Now you need to get your work out there and share your images across the web.

We’ve got a selection of 32 of the best WordPress plugins for photographers. Everything you need to share your images, organise your galleries, automate your site and get tonnes of social shares.

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17 months after removing all my plugins from CodeCanyon

It’s now 17 months since I removed my plugins for sale on CodeCanyon, it feels like a good time for an update today, but why today.

Well, apart from having some time to write this post, it’s also the last weekend before annual renewals start to trigger – which would mean any comparison would be swayed away by renewal income coming in (and that is worthy of a post in it’s own right!)

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How To Share Images on Instagram From WordPress

Instagram is a massive social platform but it is notoriously tricky to share images on Instagram from WordPress.

Insta’s emphasis is on “on the go” snapping and posting and designed to be mobile-only and it doesn’t allow access from other apps for posting. It is conspicuously absent from social sharing tools and can be tricky to use from a PC, Mac or laptop.

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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.

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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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