23 April 2013
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5 Caching Plugins to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

Let’s face it: when it comes to browsing the internet, people have little patience. If your website is slow, you will not leave a good impression on your visitors, no matter how great your content is! A website that loads without unnecessary delays gets good marks both in terms of user experience as well as […]


23 April 2013
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Posterous Shutting Down: How To Move Your Posterous Site To WordPress

Posterous is shutting April 30, 2013. The popular Posterous blogging service is shutting down on April 30, 2013. Now is the time to move your Posterous site to WordPress. Don’t worry, this process doesn’t have to be a pain in the ass. In fact, we’ve created a plugin that makes it very simple, no matter […]


23 April 2013
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Security Alert for WordPress Users!

It seems there has been a recent surge in attacks on WordPress sites. The brute force attack takes the form of trying to break into your site by repeatedly attempting to log in to your Admin area with computer-generated credentials. It is recommended that you make sure you have a very secure password. A secure […]


23 April 2013
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How to Build a Web Hosting or Design Business with WordPress Multisite

Maybe you’ve had a talent for technology or design nearly all your life. Or maybe you just stumbled onto WordPress one day when looking to set up your own site. And then that one day led to another, and soon you were finding your way around the WordPress backend pretty well. And then time and […]


23 April 2013
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Replace BuddyPress Friends Functionality With Followers

Every BuddyPress site has different requirements for how users should be able to connect. The built-in friendship functionality of BuddyPress is not appropriate for every social network. This is especially true for professional networks. In many instances you may want to replace the friendship component with followers instead. Luckily, there’s a plugin that does that […]


23 April 2013
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An Invitation – Write for WPMU, for $$$s, Exposure and FAME

As you might have noticed, we’ve been raising the bar here at WPMU of late. We’re committed to bringing you the absolute best in WordPress tutorials, resources, reviews, news and interesting, topical articles. And, well, we’d like to invite you to join us, and we’d like to make it more than worth your while too – […]


23 April 2013
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Where are the Women in WordPress?

Since my first Programming 101 lecture at college 10 years ago where I was just one of five women in my class, it seems not a lot has changed. Back then, the stares of a hundred pimply nerds trying to pass off bum fluff for facial hair burned my skin. No doubt they were all […]


23 April 2013
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Swiftype: The Best Search Solution For WordPress

Despite WordPress’ world class publishing capabilities, the native search function leaves something to be desired. In fact, on larger sites it can be damn near impossible to find what you’re looking for. We set out to find the best possible search solution for WordPress and have been completely blown away by Swiftype. This revolutionary app […]


23 April 2013
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What Theme Authors Need to Know About Post Formats in WordPress 3.6

The next major release of WordPress is already around the corner. This is a big one for theme authors with a major focus on post formats. There’s a new post formats UI for the WordPress end-user, along with a new system of handling and displaying this data in our themes. In this article, I’ll cover […]


22 April 2013
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Plugin Templating within WordPress

When it comes to creating a Custom Post Type within a WordPress plugin, there’s always the same problem: you need to create a custom single-[cpt_slug].php file in your theme folder if you don’t want to use the default single.php file from your theme. In this post I’d like to cover two aspects of using custom […]