Back in 15 Minutes: The Best Way Close Down Your Site for a Day

Whether you need to perform site maintenance, close for the day for religious practices, or you just want to take a vacation, there are times when you might need to temporarily shut down your site. We consider three simple options available to ensure your site’s search presence isn’t affected by doing so. Source: Back in…

Master These Amazing New Skills in April 2018

As I press on with mastering WordPress, I am astonished at how much there is still to learn.  Here’s a great article about new skills to learn in 2018. Via Master These Awesome New Skills in April 2018 “So here’s a roundup of some great courses and tutorials on graphic design, web design, coding, photography,…

Explain the Difference Between a Web Designer and Web Developer?

Almost everywhere you look someone is talking about or calling themselves either a web designer or web developer. But what does it all really mean? Designmodo writes: “A Web Designer uses graphics and graphic design software (think Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign) to create a look for the web. This design is then married with…

24 Essential WordPress Plugins and Tools for Business Sites

Via WPBeginner: Many of our users are business owners who often ask us for plugin suggestions. Having the right set of tools can help you take your business to the next level. In this article, we will share essential WordPress plugins for business websites in 2018. Our experts handpicked 24 must have WordPress plugins and…

Identifying WordPress Performance Bottlenecks with New Relic

Via Kinsta: If you’ve never used New Relic APM (and maybe even if you have), you may struggle to get the most out of this powerful tool. In this tutorial our goal is simple: show you how you can use New Relic APM to fix what ails your WordPress website. Ready to get nerdy? Let’s…

12 WordPress PDF Viewer Plugins

PDFs are great for many situations, and a PDF plugin allows you to embed a full WordPress PDF viewer into a WordPress page.  This way, your visitors can flip through the pages like a real document, while also zooming in, taking notes and printing out the document when needed. Some of the PDF plugins offer…