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14 Best .htaccess Snippets for WordPress

A .htaccess file is a distributed Apache server configuration file in which you can give commands to your server about how to serve your website. It can be used for many different kinds of configuration, such as security settings, directory protection, pretty permalinks, redirecting and rewriting URLs, and others. The main .htaccess file can be found in your root directory, inside the public_html folder on live servers. However, it's possible to set up a .htaccess file inside other directories...

8 Best Security Plugins for WordPress

Being the most popular content management system in the world, WordPress is also one of the favorite targets of hackers. Therefore, using a reliable security plugin on your WordPress site is literally the most important site management tasks you need to perform. Experts usually recommend making security plugin installation top priority whenever you start a new WordPress site. Most attacks targeting WordPress are not against a particular website but intend to exploit common vulnerabilities....

5 Reasons You Need Explainer Videos on Your WordPress Site

Have you ever thought about buying something and immediately headed over to YouTube to see how it was supposed to be used? A lot of the time, the copy on your landing page isn’t enough to highlight the main use case scenario and the important features your product has to offer. This is where explainer videos come in. Typically, they’re short videos that are designed to help you introduce your product, explain how it works, and advertise its standout features. Explainer videos make for excellent marketing...

How to Add Schema.org Rich Snippets in WordPress

If you want your site to show rich snippets in search engine results pages (SERPs), you need to markup your posts/pages with Schema.org. Schema.org uses something called schemas to take care of your site’s structured data needs. You can use these schemas to markup your reviews, recipes, contact information, and products so that popular search engines can make sense of your content and help it stand out in their results pages. In this post, we’ll explain what rich snippets are and the SEO benefits...

How to Add Numeric Pagination to Your WordPress Website

There are a number of different ways you can load new content on your site’s search results or blog pages—previous/next links, load more buttons, infinite scrolling, or numeric pagination. And while you get previous/next links by default from most themes, load more buttons are easy to implement, and infinite scrolling is (arguably) better for mobile traffic; numeric pagination still stands as the best pagination solution for SEO, user experience, and usability. In this post, we’ll cover...

Your Indispensable Guide to WordPress Theme Frameworks

As a WordPress developer, you’re always looking for ways to speed up your development workflow while making sure you don’t compromise on quality. And one way to make sure you’re delivering your best work is by using a theme framework. WordPress theme frameworks give you the core feature set you need to build powerful, functional websites and the freedom to design it however you see fit without risking losing modifications every time the theme updates. In this post, we’ll cover everything...

12 Best WordPress Podcasts

With so much going on in the WordPress community on a daily basis, it can be hard to keep up with the latest news. Though there are certainly a large number of blog outlets and articles dedicated to this exciting niche, there’s limited time during the day available for actually reading all of the related content. One of the newest and biggest revolutions in content consumption is streaming on audio. Audiobooks are one way to consume content, but involve a fairly substantial investment of time to actually...

4 Plugins to Make WordPress Printer-Friendly

If you’re running a new site, publishing mouth-watering recipes, or writing technical pieces then there’s always a chance that someone will want a print version of your article. And it’s not just that. Having a printer-friendly website improves its usability and makes it more accessible. The only problem is that not all WordPress themes are print-ready right out of the box. Thankfully, there are a number of free plugins out there that can help make your website content optimally printable....
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