April 15th in Wordpress Plugins by .

WPtouch is one of the best mobile WordPress plugins around. We use it on many of our websites to make them mobile-friendly. While WPtouch works well for the most part, the plugins that you have installed may not be fully compatible with it. In our case, we had a tough time getting Sharebar to work with it. Its social sharing buttons were simply breaking our mobile theme. Regardless of which plugin is causing your mobile site issues, you can easily disable it from the Core Settings Page of WPtouch.

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April 13th in WordPress Themes by .

Hair salons and spas need to have an online presence these days. Your potential customers would expect to be able to find your business online. Not every business owner has a ton of money to spend to build a professional website. Thanks to these hair salon themes, you can give your site a makeover in a more affordable fashion:

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Hairpress: a theme for hair salons. It is responsive and has multiple custom pages. You can customize its colors and change other settings from the admin panel. Hairpress is compatible with WooCommerce. [click to continue…]

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April 12th in WordPress Themes by .

WordPress users have plenty of attractive premium and free themes to choose from. Single-page themes are particularly great for portfolio sites, landing pages, and app promotion.  Just because you are looking for a one-page theme, that does not mean you can’t use a framework such as Genesis to power your site. These 5 one-page child themes for Genesis give your website a professional look and help you better promote your business:

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Proof: a retina ready, one-page auto scrolling theme for Thesis and Genesis. The theme is HTML5 optimized and retina ready. You can change its colors easily. [click to continue…]

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April 11th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Those of you who have been using WordPress for a while are probably familiar with WordPress revisions. There are various ways to manage them. The WordPress revisions system is quite helpful as it can keep tragic accidents from completely ruining hours of your work. But you may not want to keep all your revisions untouched. Thin Out Revisions is a handy plugin that helps you better manage WordPress revisions.

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April 10th in WP Stuff by .

In the past few months, we have heard a lot of good and interesting things about WP Engine. For those of you not familiar with this hosting service, WP Engine is all about managed WordPress hosting. The service is designed to offer clients a fast and secure experience. Prices are fairly affordable unless you have more than a few websites. Even the Business Plan, which goes for $249 a month, entitles you to 25 WordPress installs, 400k monthly visits, unlimited data transfer, and 30GB local storage. I have to warn you that if you are moving to WP Engine from a VPS or dedicated hosting account, you are going to be in for a few surprises. WP Engine does offer lots of great features, but it also keeps you from breaking things by applying certain restrictions.

Account Settings & User Interface

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I am a big fan of cPanel and WHM. I have been using them for a long time and have no trouble figuring things out in those environments. WP Engine has a very interesting user interface. You can add domains, enable CDN, backup your website, handle Git pushes, access phpMyAdmin, and go through your error logs when you click on the Install link. The Home page shows you how many visits you have received. [click to continue…]

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April 9th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Running an e-commerce store is not as easy as some make it sound. It is true that you can use a solution such as WooCommerce to bring your site online faster and in a less expensive fashion. Your job is not done though. You should always think of creative ways to encourage your visitors to want to do business with you. Adding gift cards to WooCommerce may not sound that creative but it could work wonders for your business. Here are 4 gift card WooCommerce plugins you should not miss:

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Gift Cards for WooCommerce: a plugin that allows you to manage and sell gift cards on your website. Lets you accept payments through payment gateways supported on your site. [click to continue…]

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