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The Top 10 Underrated WordPress Plug-ins for Designers

Even though the question still rages over which CMS is the best, WordPress has undoubtedly recent times pushed itself to the fore and if popularity is anything to go by, it’s number one. Consequently, since the arrival of WordPress 3.8 two generations ago, many believe that the CMS has positioned itself as the front runner in technological terms too, surpassing Joomla and other alternatives. Why? Well, the level of functionality that WordPress offers can’t be equated and you can bend any site how you see fit, turning the most average website into something spectacular with a few tweaks and plug-ins. Again and again, we’ve seen lists of the best WordPress plug-ins, so being a little different; we thought we’d compile a list of the most underrated web design orientated add-ons. Let’s take a look. Instagram Image Gallery This very simple integration of the Instagram service allows you to add a feed from the social media site to your own. You can then give the plug-in permission to import images from specific users or a specific hashtag and it does the rest. Images can be shown in a slideshow or thumbnail and there are even options to customise the background, colour and...
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Wordpress Plugins That You Must Have!

Wordpress SEO by Yoast! This is an essential plug in! It can be called as important as the Wordpress site itself. The great thing is that this plug is not only easy to download but also extremely easy to use. There is an added bonus also this plug in will work perfectly with just about every Wordpress site that you have. That's great, right? Go ahead try it out here: Yoast's Google Analytics plugin. Simple URLs The understatement of the year would be to call it the greatest Wordpress plugin of all time. Because it is an absolute life saver! It allows you to control and take charge of all the outbound links and helps you stay in complete power. All you have to do is modify a code a little. It will ensure that no authority moves away through the link itself. This must have made a lot of people who own Wordpress sites to smile or sigh in relief. Users would have the opportunity to control the outbound links at the Wordpress backend, just the way these things should be done; in complete discretion and minimum disclosure. Google libraries This application is much like a coup; it is basically...
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An effective insight into setting up a custom home page in WordPress

Although WordPress themes are structured as per the expectations of site owner and clients, yet there are times when a specific set up for the home page might actually turn off the visitors. Like for example, it may not be a great idea to throw your visitors right into the recent posts page and expect them to find their way. It is under such situations that WordPress' custom home page settings come to the rescue. With these easy-to-use settings, it becomes possible for you to define an entirely different front page for your WordPress powered website. Keep on reading this blog as I unleash some impressive details about setting up a custom home page for WordPress sites/blogs. What exactly is a Custom Home Page in WordPress? Whenever you install a responsive theme for the very first time for your site, the custom home page feature will be activated. If you're inclined on changing this custom home page, you can do the same using the “Theme Options” panel available under the “Home Page” options. Here, a selected checkbox represents the activated status of the custom home page. Flexibility to display the front page as “Static Page” or as a “Blog” As an...
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Steps to Deploy a Social, Search Optimized Wordpress Blog

Do you have a blog? Or are you looking for some effective ways to make the content of your blog presented and accessed in the best possible manner? Writing a blog is a perfect and economical way to optimize your website- be it personal or professional. It also allows you to educate, share and convey your thoughts, ideas, and mission to a large number of readers. Blogs more or less have a mainstay of almost every business around the world when it comes to perform online marketing stratagem. The fact that the internet has become so vast and the way it has put online marketing on the cusp of another change, has made businesses realize the need for adding updated  and rich content on their website. And with each passing day they are making best efforts in the form of hiring PSD to Wordpress services, to get a constant stream of traffic to their websites. Well, we'll go through some step by step instructions to guide you how to set up a Wordpress blog which is social and search engine optimized.     1. Register Your Blog With a Domain Name & Host Provider This is the first and foremost step...
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WordPress Functions.php Hacks

We continue the series related to WordPress advanced tips. First in the list was the article related to comment manipulation through SQL queries. Here are various tips related to editing functions.php and functions.php on active theme. Add Jetpack Infinite Scroll Support To Your WordPress Theme Infinite scroll offer a better user experience, probably it was first used on social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Infinite scroll can be an excellent addition to your WordPress blog. Of course, there are pros and cons, but when it is a question of more clicks, visitors tend to leave the website faster. The hack to add infinite scroll through Jetpack is quite simple, you simply need to edit the functions.php of your active WordPress theme: add_theme_support( 'infinite-scroll', array( 'container' => 'content', 'footer' => 'page', ) );   Source: https://www.trickspanda.com/2014/05/add-jetpack-infinite-scroll-support-wordpress-theme/ In addition you might want to take a look at the official article related to Jetpack infinite scroll: https://jetpack.me/support/infinite-scroll/ Delete Long URL Comments Without a doubt sub-pages and long URL's raise the flag for comment SPAM. I know that one of my best online buddies, try to clean-up comment SPAM from long URL, but he does it manually. Here is the trick how to delete...
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