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12 Steps to Moving Old Blog Posts, when, where and how. Image shows a person moving a chess piece on a chess board.

12 Steps to Moving Old Blog Posts: When Where & How

Need to get rid of some old content on a website, but can’t quite find the time or the emotional ability to let go of all that old content? Here are some steps to move the content, declutter and optimize your current site using WordPress.com as a place to receive that old content. Plus the steps necessary to prevent an SEO crisis afterwards.

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Three Easy to Edit Image Hover Effects Free Divi Layout from Divi Soup

This free Divi layout uses the native Divi image and text modules with absolute positioning to show or hide text or swap the image for another on hover. View the demo and download this free
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6 MicroInteractions to help Divi Theme websites in WordPress deliver results

Microinteractions are a great way to enhance user experience as they interact with your site. Slight animations of icons, buttons, or images can cue the user to take action in a fun and purposeful...
Do you use the WordPress app for smartphones?

Do you use the WordPress app for smartphones?

The WordPress App for smartphones and tablets has been around for years and is getting better and better! How to get the WordPress App running You will need Jetpack installed on your site. Jetpack will need to be connected to WordPress.com. You will need a login to...

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How to Activate Jetpack Premium Free in my.pressable.com

How to Activate Jetpack Premium Free in my.pressable.com

Need to Activate Jetpack Premium (for free) with your Pressable hosting plan? There's a specific order to this process, 10 steps actually. I walk through it in a video example. Thanks to Jess and the team at Pressable, (I made 3-4 attempts for each of about 17 accounts last year. This method worked the first time!)
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How to Activate Jetpack Premium Free in my.pressable.com

How to Activate Jetpack Premium Free in my.pressable.com

Need to Activate Jetpack Premium (for free) with your Pressable hosting plan? There's a specific order to this process, 10 steps actually. I walk through it in a video example. Thanks to Jess and the team at Pressable, (I made 3-4 attempts for each of about 17 accounts last year. This method worked the first time!)
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Super Easy WordPress Tools For Restaurants!

Super Easy WordPress Tools For Restaurants!

Need some great tools to make building a Restaurant website with WordPress and Divi Themes, easy.  There are three things to focus on in this article: OpenTable Plugin Creating Food Menu pages that look awesome & include categories like Gluten Free, Range Free Chickens and more Conversion Tracking (for OpenTable) and other things on a site
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Updated Roadmap for WordPress in 2019| WordPress.org

Joost De Valk, the founder of Yoast aka the WordPress SEO plugin and NEW head of Marketing for WordPress' Automatic, has updated the 2019 Roadmap for WordPress. Now that Gutenberg, the codename for WordPress update 5.x, has successfully launched, phase 2 of the Block...

Testing a Gravity Form to Conversational app converter

Having a little fun testing out a tool (Free on repository and Pro versions) that converts Gravity Forms forms into a conversation experience, sort of like AI but more of a chat bot. The key here is converting complex gravity forms into a better experience to increase...

Apple Touch Icon 404 errors

I run the Redirection Plugin on some sites. It logs 404 errors which is handy to clean up loose ends. The Apple Touch Icon 404 errors get annoying. Handing reminder of the solution here on Stackexchange. 2 solutions - Define the icon in the head file or upload 100x100...

Default Featured Image Plugin to transform site without

Found a handy, simple plugin for setting Default Featured Images on a Wordpress site. Client had 370+ posts (podcast episodes) without featured images. Going back and adding them one at a time for the old articles wasn't in the cards for now. However we needed some...

5 methods for Tracking Phone call links + Block Telemarketers

I am a fan of WP Google Analytic Events. I use both the (1) free and the (2) Pro version depending on the client site requirements.  With the right class or id tags set, it's possible to track Phone call links. Caveat - Some themes create special locations to place a...

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