Roughly one third of the internet is run on WordPress. It was a ground-breaking content management system, and it remains one of the most versatile systems on the web today. Not only can you create a blog, but you can create an online forum, sell products online and run a membership website.

There’s a lot to learn about WordPress. These posts will help you learn more about the CMS for whatever your needs, from creating content, running your website or working with the code directly.

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Six WordPress plugins to use on every website

There are a lot of WordPress plugins out there for you to use. And it can be challenging to find ones that you know are going to work. So here are six (or seven) plugins I use on every website I build.

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How to make sure your WordPress site is accessible

So you want to make your WordPress site accessible to everyone. Awesome. But it's a pretty big undertaking. Here are the simple steps to achieve that goal.

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A look at the Google Site Kit plugin

Last month Google released the Google Site Kit plugin. It's definitely an interesting plugin. So what does it do and what can it offer your website?

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Always stay up to date with WordPress Core

I'm always baffled when I run across a website that has a really old version of WordPress running. I know some people still aren't on version 5.0 because of Gutenberg, but you still should stay updated for security and the newest features.

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My favorite ecommerce StudioPress themes for small businesses

If you're looking to start an ecommerce website for your business, but aren't ready for a completely custom theme, StudioPress offers great themes that you can customize. Here are a few of my favorites.

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A look at Easy Digital Downloads

Are you trying to sell digital products for your online store? Then you might want to look at Easy Digital Downloads. Let's take a look at what it is and how it might be able to help your business.

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A look at WooCommerce

If you've got a WordPress website and want to turn it into an online store, WooCommerce is probably the first plugin you're going to come across. So let's take a look at what it is and why or why not you might want to use it for your website.

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The best themes from the WordPress theme directory

One of the best parts of WordPress is the official theme directory full of free themes. But there are currently over 7,000 themes in the directory. So to help you get started finding the right one, here are four of my favorite themes in the directory.

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Why you shouldn’t use the new WordPress auto updates feature

WordPress 5.5 brings in a cool new auto updates feature for plugins and themes. While this might seem like a great way to reduce the amount of time you spend updating a website, there are some potential pitfalls that will be a major headache.

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What to expect with WordPress 5.5

WordPress 5.5 is slated to be released on August 11. The second major update of the year features a number of exciting changes to WordPress and the block editor. Let's walk through them.

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Six WordPress plugins to use on every website

There are a lot of WordPress plugins out there for you to use. And it can be challenging to find ones that you know are going to work. So here are six (or seven) plugins I use on every website I build.

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What to expect with WordPress 5.4

WordPress 5.4 is slated to be released on March 31. This first big update of the year features a couple of new blocks, changes to the block editor and more. Let's take a look at what you can expect.

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Two-factor authentication in WordPress

One of the weakest points of a WordPress website is the login. But with two-factor authentication, you can add an extra layer of security to that area. Here's how.

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A look at the Google Site Kit plugin

Last month Google released the Google Site Kit plugin. It's definitely an interesting plugin. So what does it do and what can it offer your website?

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How to secure your WordPress website

Website security is a pretty important topic these days, especially with all of the threats. And it's even more important if you have a WordPress website. So here are some steps you can take to secure your website.

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One year of Gutenberg

It's been over a year since Gutenberg was rolled into WordPress. There was a lot of talk then. But what is it like with the new editor now?