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Customizing the WordPress Admin Area to Make It Your Own

There are a number of reasons why you might want to customize the admin area of a WordPress website. One of those reasons could be to make the dashboard area easier to use from your perspective as a site administrator. The other reason could be to improve the user experience for your co-authors or clients.

While the admin interface looks fairly clean and manageable on a fresh installation of WordPress, it doesn’t take long for the sidebar menu and toolbar navigation systems to start getting cluttered. This can not only make it difficult to find the items and pages you are looking for, but it can easily overwhelm new users who are just logging into the back end of a WordPress website for the first time. Continue reading

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Its Time to Take Another Look at Jetpack

At the recent Pressnomics event, WordPress creator and Automattic head honcho Matt Mullenweg suggested that the Jetpack plugin, from WordPress.com, was partly responsible for the success of the WordPress software to date.

Matt has also mentioned that Jetpack and its social and mobile-friendly modules would be a key player in helping WordPress move from its current market share of 23% of all websites, up to the 50% mark and beyond. Continue reading

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WordPress 4.1 Compatibility: Themes Updates

WordPress 4.1 “Dinah” has just been released last month with lots of new features and improvements. This major update involves a new default theme, distraction-free writing experience and plugin recommendations. Not staying behind, we’ve started updating some of our WordPress themes to be fully compatible with WordPress 4.1. This update comes with some bug fixes and improvement in the theme installation as well. Continue reading

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Checklist for Choosing the Perfect WordPress Theme for Your Website

New WordPress themes are launched every day and the number of options on offer for giving your website a makeover shows no signs of slowing down.

While choice is a good thing, too much of it can lead to decision fatigue, increasing the chances of you making an impulse buy and ending up with the wrong choice for your project. With so many WordPress themes on offer, this could easily happen.

So to help you with the task of finding the prefect theme for your next project, use the advice and list of items to look for and consider below in order to filter out many of the themes vying for your attention. This should make the task in hand much more manageable and likely to have a satisfactory outcome. Continue reading

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How to Publish Professional Looking Review Posts on Your WordPress Website

Whether you are publishing reviews of products and services you’ve used, or promoting your own offerings for purchase online, an effective way to present that content is to use a dedicated review post template. This helps your reviews to really stand out from the competition and catch the eye of your visitors.

Thankfully as a WordPress user you are in luck as there a number of high quality free and premium review plugins for WordPress that make it very easy to convert your regular blog posts into feature rich review posts.

In this article we will take a look at the best options for publishing professional looking reviews on your WordPress website, without the need to switch themes or alter your existing template. Continue reading