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6 Annual WordPress Maintenance Tasks To Keep Your Website Running Smoothly
By: Frederic Sune

It goes without saying, but maintaining a WordPress website without the right tools in place to guide you can be a laborious process. It can also be overwhelming to research the best maintenance plugins and set the proper reminders to keep your site up ...

How to maintain your WordPress website with our maintenance checklist
By: Frederic Sune

In this article, you will learn how to maintain your WordPress website by performing maintenance tasks. This resource will be particularly helpful for new business owners using WordPress on a limited budget. It is a comprehensive checklist that will he ...

Looking to learn WordPress? Check the University of Wisconsin free course!
By: Frederic Sune

Amazing! The University of Wisconsin Offers Free Course on Creating WordPress Websites. This is your chance to learn WordPress in less than 3 months for free. The program is complete and get everything you need to know on how to build a site, manage it ...

Top 6 plus bonus Social Media Marketing Tools
By: Annika Peveril

There are many different aspects of social media and it can get very overwhelming. Let’s make your workload easier by sharing our top 6 Social Media Marketing Tools to help you organize! UPDATED: June, 19th 2020 - Added Milanote as a bonus Here’s our l ...

Create a Scroll to Top with Oxygen builder
By: Guido

In this tutorial we will create a Scroll to Top funtionality. To make this functionality work throughout the whole website, we will put this in the main template. 1. Go to your main template and create a div. Change the ID of the the div to div_go_top. ...

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By: Frederic Sune

Get your WordPress questions answered by one of the best experts around - Hubber Frederic Sune, founder of WP Expert! Get your free ticket today! Tricky configuration or plugin driving you crazy? Thinking of using WordPress for your social enterprise, ...

A_B Testing Explained
By: Deborah O'Malley

What is A/B testing? An A/B test, also known as a split-test, is a process in which two versions, or elements of a website, are simultaneously shown to different visitors at the same time. Conversions are measured across both versions. The variant that ...

How To Protect Your WordPress Website From Hackers
By: Frederic Sune

Learning how to protect your WordPress website from hackers is easily done. An excess of 70% of WordPress users are currently vulnerable to hacker attacks, according to statistics.  Being the most used content manager in the world, it is quite com ...

Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) explained
By: Deborah O'Malley

You’ve probably heard the term Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) and may have been told that it’s great thing to improve your website. But, if you’re like many marketers, you may not fully understand what CRO is and how it can help you. This article i ...

SEO_ Top 49 local citation sites in Canada
By: Frederic Sune

We created a list of the Top 49 local citation sites in Canada where you can publish your business address information to improve your ranking in Google Local search. Definition: A local citation is any mention of your business address and information ...

SVGLayoutPack
By: Guido

After sharing my Shape Dividers library in the Oxygen Builder Facebook group (See Message) i was asked by Simon Kress from Oxystuff to create a blog post where he can link to from Oxystuff.com. I thought it was a good idea to turn it into a tutorial ab ...

The best free stock photos sites in 2020
By: Frederic Sune

Here is our list of the best free stock photos sites for 2020: 1. Gratisography Gratisography is the world's quirkiest collection of free high-resolution pictures, comprised of the world's best, most creative images. Visit site 2. Pexels Pexels - is a ...

What does it mean to be Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA compliant for businesses in Ontario, Canada?
By: Frederic Sune

Today, one of our clients informed me that their HR department did an audit of their WordPress website and mentioned that it was not Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA compliant. I can imagine how a client can react hearing this, ...

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By: Frederic Sune

We just added a new free online tool to our directory! We have over 80 tools that can help your business. All of those tools a free to use. You may find some with advanced features that you need to pay for. Today, we published HTML Arrows! It is a free ...

iconsflow
By: Frederic Sune

UPDATED: Dec, 31st 2019 - Free icon Maker is now Iconsflow. Create dozens of personalized icons for your App, Web, Creative projects & Startups. Design outlined, solid, webby and flat icons for free! Free Icon Maker online apps can help you to add ...

Everything You Need to Know about BERT
By: Annika Peveril

Have you always heard about BERT, but never knew exactly what was meant by it? Well, it’s the most important algorithm update Google has made in the past five years. So, let’s get you up to date as well. In this article you will learn: What is BERTWhy ...

Do you know the benefits of Having a WordPress Website Maintenance Plan in Place
By: Frederic Sune

If you have invested in a good website, it needs to be protected or it will be hacked and used to send out spam or sell adult toys or even worse: illicit drugs! Who is the person in charge for your website if it happens? What emergency plans do you hav ...

How to Organically Grow Blog Traffic
By: Annika Peveril

Blogging is more valuable than ever, but with ­­­­4.4 million blogs being posted every day there’s a pretty fair chance that it is not reaching your target audience. Instead of paying for advertisements, you can implement our tips to org ...

7 Common SEO Mistakes to Avoid
By: Annika Peveril

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be confusing at the beginning, but don’t worry we are here to guide you through it! We see a lot of content out there with common SEO mistakes that can be avoided.  Before we begin, do you know what SEO is? Rea ...

6 Common Social Media Marketing Mistakes
By: Annika Peveril

Social media marketing is a twister game that can be approached by many angles to succeed. However, it’s not that easy and we can make silly social media marketing mistakes.  They are very common mistakes, but they also can be avoided and fixed. ...

How quality content can help you lead the battle
By: Annika Peveril

It’s been decided: creating quality content is the most effective way to market a business.  We are surrounded by content noise when we scroll through our social media feeds. Every business, every entrepreneur, every influencer is publishing conte ...

How to Use the Content Marketing Cycle to Your Benefit
By: Annika Peveril

What is the Content Marketing Cycle? The cycle describes the entire marketing cycle. It’s useful to use it as a guide to ensure your content marketing is a success. There can be a lot involved with marketing and easily get overwhelming. The cycle ...

SEO Tips for WordPress Blogs
By: Annika Peveril

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a staple for WordPress blogs. Did you know that there are over 4.4 million blogs posted a day? Your blog will be hidden amongst the other blogs in no time! SEO can improve your blogs visibility, but it requ ...

By: Annika Peveril

Did you know that your Google business reviews have a huge influence on your business' local SEO? As entrepreneurs, we know how important it is to have a good reputation. Let's take a look at an example. After inserting a quick Google se ...

DIVI Layout for your Instagram Bio Link
By: Frederic Sune

I was looking for a way to optimize my Instagram bio link and I discovered Shorby. But at $9/month for a page that I will change maybe one or two times a year, I decided to do the same result with DIVI builder. You will find at the bottom of the articl ...

By: Annika Peveril

As an entrepreneur it can be incredibly tough to manage a healthy work-life balance. It’s a constant struggle between dedicating time to your business or to your family and friends or to yourself. Many entrepreneurs find themselves attempting to figure ...

By: Frederic Sune

In this article, I am going to explain why it is important to protect and maintain your WordPress website and how in 2019 you can do it in a few easy ways. 1. Proactive Not Reactive2. WordPress Maintenance Tasks3. Hosting Reliability4. Backing UP your ...

By: Frederic Sune

On the WP dashboard you will find the following box: Click on the “Authorize Plugin” button. The next page will appear: Follow the instructions on the screen. If you don’t have an analytics account then you need to create one first. We advise watching ...

By: Frederic Sune

On your WP dashboard you will find the following box: Click on the link “Found .. broken links”. The next page will appear: On this page you can click the links to see if the links work. If the link works, you can click “Not broken” or “Dismiss”. If th ...

By: Frederic Sune

On the WP dashboard you will find the following message: This means that the PHP version on your web server is running an old version of PHP. We strongly advise you to contact your web hosting company! You need a newer version of PHP to increase the sa ...

By: Frederic Sune

UPDATED: February, 26th 2019 - Changed my Alamy Portfolio link. As a WordPress consultant, I regularly need images for my clients. I am using these 8 11 free stock photos bank as a start: Pexels - https://www.pexels.com/ Number one free stock photos ou ...

By: Frederic Sune

I am always fascinated on how DIVI is powerful. Recently, I came across free music on Wistia website and it gave me the idea to create a page with DIVI music player. I was looking at a creative way to embed the music and an easy way to download the fil ...

Top 4 Free WordPress Backup Plugins
By: Frederic Sune

Below, we're going to help you learn how to backup WordPress with our favourite Top 4 FREE WordPress backup plugins for entrepreneurs that have a limited budget for their website.  If something goes wrong, you'll be able to easily restore your Wor ...

By: Frederic Sune

The How-to DIVI serie is an archive of all good articles/tutorials I found on DIVI and that I tested and used it. Today in the serie, a nice tutorial from DIVI lovers. DIVI Lovers created a nice tutorial to create a DIVI Opt-in form that can be fit any ...

Ray Dalio - Principles are ways of successfully dealing with reality to get what you want out of life
By: Frederic Sune

I discovered Ray Dalio's book, Principles for Success a while ago but didn’t have time to read it… But I just discovered the video he made and in less than 30 minutes you can learn what the principles.  They are in 8 separate episodes. It is worth spen ...

By: Annika Peveril

It's about time you learn more about the entrepreneur who dedicates so much time and passion to his enterprise WP Expert: Frederic Sune! He’s the resident WordPress wizard. With an extensive IT background and a degree in electronics, he has gained the ...

By: Frederic Sune

The How-to DIVI serie is an archive of all good articles/tutorials I found on DIVI and that I tested and used it. First in the serie is this one from GoCrayons. GoCrayons has a nice tutorial on how-to create a 404 page for DIVI with nice layouts. They ...

By: Annika Peveril

Working hard but not getting there? Struggling to fill your ambitions? Any type of business needs to create entrepreneurial goals. The key is to create goals that will motivate you to work and will actually help your business improve. It’s a competitiv ...

How to get the pagination URL back in your DIVI blog
By: Frederic Sune

It started like this, one of my clients mentioned that when they were on page 3, for example, of their blog posts in the grid mode, if they click on an article, they can see it but when they hit the back button of the browser, it sent them back to the ...

By: Annika Peveril

Content marketing is the backbone of SEO. Saying that, it is vital to create a content marketing plan to have a very strong presence. It is becoming more evident by entrepreneurs that it’s important to dedicate time to have a solid content marketing pl ...

By: Annika Peveril

If you’re new to SEO, you’re in the right place. There are many different layers of SEO, but I'll start with the basics. This SEO 101 guide is perfect for anybody who has no background in this whatsoever as it consists of jargon that is understandable. ...

By: Annika Peveril

You may be asking yourself what the heck that might mean. In this scenario, an email blacklist is a real-time database that determines if an IP address is sending emails that could be considered spam. Resulting in key customers possibly not seeing your ...

By: Annika Peveril

1. Turn it off to Increase Productivity Everybody is guilty of getting distracted from work by scrolling through social media feeds or browsing the web. A healthy balance of work and life will increase your productivity. But how to achieve that mysteri ...

WP-Expert-01-DIVI-Clickable-Box
By: Frederic Sune

This is our first tutorial for DIVI. We created a clickable box for our client helloyoga.ca. Check them out to see the final result! Our client wanted a big box with a nice look that included a border, title (and link), text, and image. All of which mu ...

Follow these 4 Social Media Rules to get Amazing Results
By: Annika Peveril

Length: 3 minutes (559 words) We are nearing 2018 and it’s time to step up your social media game. If you are a reader who either doesn’t have any social media accounts or struggling to embrace them - then this is for you! Follow these four rules to SU ...

WP Expert Website Hack 10x
By: Frederic Sune

If your website is your first point of contact, you want to make sure it blows your visitors’ minds faster than you can say “buy now”.

By: Frederic Sune

This plugin will add a responsive portfolio grid in your WordPress site. Highly customizable. Option for choosing custom post type for portfolio. Advance Portfolio Grid Plugin Features: Responsive Portfolio Grid. Portfolio column settings. 2/3/4 column ...

divi
By: Frederic Sune

Using The Divi Theme Options Divi comes with theme options that are used to set up various parts of your site: https://www.elegantthemes.com/documentation/divi/ Main Elegant Themes documentation https://www.elegantthemes.com/documentation/

By: Frederic Sune

Out of the box, DIVI is coming with 360 Icons. It is very helpful to be able to have this resource embedded in DIVI theme. It accelerated the development time. Here is a visual of all icons available (source Elegant Themes website) Read the original po ...

cssmatic
By: Frederic Sune

CSSmatic is a "magic" tool for web designers to use when you want to quickly create one of these four CSS effects for one of your WordPress website: Gradient generator Border radius Noise texture and Box shadow It's super easy to use and can speed up y ...

By: Frederic Sune

Often using DIVI from Elegant Themes as the main theme for their websites. It so easy to configure and use. The options are endless on what you can do with it: basic content, landing page, blog, contact page, portfolio, pricing page, projects... etc. Y ...

By: Frederic Sune

Learn the Basics of SEO in 4 Free Videos SEO WEEK REPLAYS + SLIDES NOW AVAILABLE iThemes recently hosted SEO Week with their good friend and SEO expert Rebecca Gill. The information Rebecca presented was so great, they're sharing the webinar replays an ...

By: Frederic Sune

Protecting your site from attackers is important — deepen your knowledge of WordPress security with our collection of resources for everyone using WordPress. From WordPress security fundamentals to expert developer resources, this learning center is me ...

By: Frederic Sune

Good article to understand what the DNS records are and how it can affect your business if you don't know what you are doing... Source: http://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/an-introduction-to-learning-and-using-dns-records--cms-24704 PDF file: Understand ...

By: Frederic Sune

+400 Awesome Free Tools To Build Your Business Source: All Resources - Growth Supply

By: Frederic Sune

Here is an excellent article on how to request support faster. To resume: Useful subject line Clear details and screenshots When you have a problem with your website or if you need something changed you need to know it can be done quickly and correctly ...

By: Frederic Sune

Today, I found this amazing post: "WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com – What’s the Difference?" from codeinwp.com website by Karol K. She resumed clearly what the difference is: WordPress.com is an online platform where you can go, sign up, and create you ...

By: Frederic Sune

If you are a beginner with WordPress and you see the dashboard for the first time, I definitely recommend you to watch this series of How To from WordPress.tv. More video is added every week. Good Luck! Help and tutorials for beginner and expert alike: ...

By: Frederic Sune

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a stylesheet language that defines how the content on a web page is to be displayed with colors, borders, fonts, backgrounds etc. Inspired by this Reddit thread, today's post showcases 34 CSS puns that'll put a smile on ...

By: Frederic Sune

Freepik helps you to find free vector art, illustrations, icons, PSD and photos for using in websites, banners, presentations, magazines. You will find all free graphic resources you need for your projects. More than a million free vectors, PSD, photos ...

By: Frederic Sune

This is the best Infographic Checklist I ever found. It's from the team at Capsicum Mediaworks LLP and they list each steps you have to go trough to setup your WordPress website. The name "Killer" is right because it's properly point out each requireme ...

By: Frederic Sune

Sell Media is easy to use WordPress e-commerce tool for creatives looking to license their work, sell prints and offer digital downloads. Totally free. Try it out! Source: Sell Media - a free WordPress e-commerce plugin for creatives

By: Frederic Sune

WordPress Security: The Ultimate Guide An excellent article from WPMU Dev website. if you are concerned about your WordPress website security. Like most website owners, security was never top of my priorities. It was only when one of my websites was ha ...

By: Frederic Sune

Version 4.2 of WordPress, named “Powell” in honor of jazz pianist Bud Powell, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.2 help you communicate and share, globally. https://wordpress.org/news/2015/04/powell/

By: Frederic Sune

Nothing to do with WordPress but if I like me and you also have a business in the IT field (http://itinmind.ca), time to time you are facing issues where you need to clone an hard drive (HD). I found Reflect from Macrium, a free software for Windows, w ...

By: Frederic Sune

Today, I discovered a fantastic plugin called Sidekick. They offer you a step by step guide like how to add a page or create a post. They said that it's a "Real-time, voice-guided WordPress training and support straight from your dashboard." I tried it ...

By: Frederic Sune

Here is a quick overview of the 4 best practices to keep your WordPress website secure.

By: Frederic Sune

We’ve all been there. It’s late; you’re tired, but you’re dying to know who played the supporting role in the film you’ve just watched. His name escapes you, but you’re pretty sure he was also in the most recent episode of Dr Who. The curiosity is kill ...

By: Frederic Sune

Google Plus was initially viewed as something of a failure by the social networking community. So far, it hasn’t proven to be the Facebook killer that everyone hoped it would be. Its user-base is nowhere near as expansive as Zuckerberg’s behemoth. But ...

Plugins - Photo by ntr23 - Flickr
By: Frederic Sune

Last week, we showed you how to install and manage your WordPress plugins. But what use would a guide like that be without a few fancy new plugins to install? Sure, you could head on over to WordPress.org’s plugin section and check out the featured plu ...

By: Frederic Sune

For all WordPress users: Security issue with WordPress 3.5.1 sites - Denial of Service More information here with the instruction to patch the problem: http://cxsecurity.com/issue/WLB-2013060091 Remember to do a backup before you change anything or ask ...

By: Frederic Sune

Remember when making a website was hard? Once upon a time, before you even thought about web development, you’d probably want to read three or four books on coding. And maybe take a course in web development. Heck, with all that in the way of a website ...

By: Frederic Sune

When it comes to content management systems (CMS); there is no other that is the foremost, most reputable and solidly established system. With hundreds of plug-ins and templates that have been tried, tested, and improved; there is no doubt that WordPre ...

Plugins - Photo by ntr23 - Flickr
By: Frederic Sune

Tweetily, by Flavio Martins, will randomly select a post or page and tweet it automatically to drive traffic to your site. You set the time, number of tweets, and the type of content to share and Tweetily will do the rest. Promoting and sharing your ol ...

Tools by 2create - Flickr
By: Frederic Sune

The WordPress platform is actually very simple to install to a Linux web hosting account. However, installation of the WordPress platform will differ based on the options that are provided with your hosting account. For example, some hosting accounts w ...

Tools by 2create - Flickr
By: Frederic Sune

A free WordPress cheat sheet for WordPress theme designers and/or developers created by Paul Maloney. It includes everything you would want to know whilst designing and developing a WordPress theme. Download

Maintenance Checklist
By: Frederic Sune

When supporting WordPress websites, a necessary evil is the tedious tasks of on-going maintenance. Tasks that fall under on-going maintenance are backups, spam & trash comment removal, database optimization, and much more. What Maintenance Checklis ...

WordPress Blogging guide
By: Frederic Sune

Traffic stagnating? Visitors staying away? Need to kick start your WordPress? This free eBook is for you. The WordPress Blogging Guide, is a how-to for becoming a kick-ass blogger with WordPress. It consists of nearly fifty pages and six thousand words ...

MP6 plugin
By: Frederic Sune

This plugin is a secret; don't tell anybody about it. Simplifying the wp-admin UI is a challenging task, as flattening the icons showed us when you improve one thing it just makes all of the other out of date elements stand out more. Trunk isn't terrib ...

WP Tob Bar
By: Frederic Sune

Create MULTIPLE TopBars that will be shown at the top (or bottom) of your website. TopBars are randomly selected based on the criteria you select, including start time, stop time and more. You can provide a weighting to skew selected TopBars to show up ...

montezuma
By: Frederic Sune

Montezuma is a responsive, customizable and search engine optimized HTML5 / CSS3 theme. Choose between responsive, flexible and static layouts. Edit or create new page templates online, without FTP uploads. Add custom widget areas everywhere. Slideshow ...

getting started with WordPress
By: Frederic Sune

This “Getting Started” handbook offers an introduction to WordPress, the amazing open-source website platform. Learn the basics of setting up your domain name and hosting, installing WordPress and getting familiar with the WordPress dashboard. You’ll a ...

Author plugin
By: Frederic Sune

If you're looking for a way to make your every page a landing page for new contacts and leads, then you will find Fancier Author Box by ThematoSoup invaluable. Make your every post stand out and attract your readers' eyes. Connect with your audience on ...

underscores
By: Frederic Sune

A Starter Theme for WordPress Hi. I'm a starter theme called _s, or underscores, if you like. I'm a theme meant for hacking so don't use me as a Parent Theme. Instead try turning me into the next, most awesome, WordPress theme out there. That's what I' ...

Infinite WP
By: Frederic Sune

InfiniteWP simplifies your WordPress management tasks into a quick click of a button. So you can spend your time on more important things. ONE MASTER LOGIN: Logging into individual sites is a thing of the past. ONE-CLICK UPDATES: No ...

Less
By: Frederic Sune

Less is a free, minimal WordPress theme that uses a single column layout and large typography. features | demo

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