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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Always stay up to date with WordPress Core

Website Security, WordPress

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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What to Expect with WordPress 5.6

WordPress

We're nearing the end of 2020 and that means it's time for the last major WordPress release of the year. WordPress 5.6 is slated to be released on Dec. 8 with updates to the block editor, PHP 8 support, a new default theme and more.

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A look at Easy Digital Downloads

Ecommerce, Small Business, Website Planning, WordPress

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

Ecommerce, Website Planning, WordPress

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

Small Business, Web Design, Website Planning, WordPress

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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My favorite StudioPress themes

Small Business, Web Design, WordPress

So you want to use a prebuilt WordPress theme for your website. Great! Now where do you start? Well, here are some options I recommend from StudioPress.

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

Website Care, Website Hosting, WordPress

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

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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How to manage a WordPress website

Small Business, Website Care, WordPress

It might seem easy right now to manage your WordPress website. But with threats and all of the updates, it can get pretty overwhelming. But here are some simple things you can do to properly manage your WordPress website.

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Best e-commerce plugins for WordPress

Ecommerce, Small Business, WordPress

You've decided you want to add an e-commerce section to your website this year. But there are so many options out there. Here are the plugins I suggest for online selling.