WordPress Forum Plugins

WordPress Forum Plugins

A forum on your website can increase visitor engagement and allow you to start a loyal community. There are a few WordPress forum plugins available. Let’s take a look at them and see what’s best.

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Using WordPress as a CRM

Using WordPress as a CRM

Did you know that WordPress can also be used as a Customer Relationship Management system? Check out these and let us know what you think. Is it good to build such systems on WordPress, or would you prefer to have them as stand alone applications?

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Best Email Marketing / Newsletter System for WordPress

Best Email Marketing / Newsletter System for WordPress

Ok, you’ve made the decision to start sending out newsletters as part of your marketing strategy. Excellent choice! Email marketing is one of the cheapest and most rewarding forms of marketing nowadays.

The next choice you have to make is whether to use an online service provided by companies who specialise in email marketing, or install a plugin that can handle all your needs from within WordPress. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each and check out the best WordPress newsletter plugin.

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How To Integrate Google Calendar into WordPress

How To Integrate Google Calendar into WordPress

Join us as we check out the best Google Calendar plugins for WordPress. Integrating your Google calendar can save time and avoid unnecessary duplication of data. These are definitely essential plugins for any blog or site that needs to showcase upcoming events.

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5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a WordPress Blog, and How to Avoid Them

5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a WordPress Blog, and How to Avoid Them

WordPress might well be the most user-friendly CMS of the bunch, and a snap to install, but that doesn’t stop many people making bad decisions that leave a negative impact on the success of their blog. Let’s take a look at 5 of the most common problems and how to avoid them.

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How to Get a Custom Field Value via Shortcode

How to Get a Custom Field Value via Shortcode

Sometimes we want to make it easy for site administrators to include the value of a custom field (maybe created as part of a custom meta box) into a post. Let’s take a look at possible solutions.

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How to Make a Post Series with WordPress

How to Make a Post Series with WordPress

Instead of writing a really really long article, a better option would be that of breaking it down into a series of shorter posts/articles. Sadly WordPress does not provide in-built functionality for this. However, as usual, a host of plugins come to our rescue.

The best WordPress series plugins are the following, we’ll be discussing them in order of popularity (number of downloads).

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How to Backup WordPress to a Local Computer

How to Backup WordPress to a Local Computer

Backing up your WordPress site is one of those essential things that don’t get spoken about nearly as often as they should. We’ve already reviewed the best WordPress online backup tool, BackupBuddy, and today we are going to talk about another tool which allows you to backup your site to your local computer. This piece of software is Backup Smart.

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A Guide to WordPress Post Formats

A Guide to WordPress Post Formats

Post formats are one of the most interesting additions to WordPress 3.1. In this post we learn how to use them.

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How to Automatically Get Notified When a Plugin is Updated

How to Automatically Get Notified When a Plugin is Updated

One of the major problems with security on WordPress sites is the fact that many people are careless with the updating of plugins. When there is a security vulnerability in a plugin and it gets fixed, it is very important that we update it, else we are leaving the door open to potential hackers. You might have many blogs or be using many plugins, so keeping track of all plugin updates is not always an easy task. Thankfully there is a plugin that sends you an email whenever one of your installed plugins is updated.

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