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10 WordPress Plugins to Supercharge Advanced Custom Fields

I have to admit – I have a bit of a dev-crush on Advanced Custom Fields (ACF). The popular WordPress plugin allows you to build some incredibly …

Web Design

How to Use CSS Gradients on the Web

In this tutorial you’ll learn about using gradients on the web. I’ll give you some examples, some exercises (such as how to create gradients for …

The State Of Small Business Marketing

Marketing is a moving target these days. Technologies evolve and customer behavior seems to change almost every day.<p>Small businesses tend to be a little slow with marketing developments. Some are cutting-edge, of course – but most wait until there’s proof a tactic works.<p>That’s not a bad strategy, …

Small Business

Best Server-side Caching Solutions For Hosting Your Websites

When it comes to web hosting, speed matters the most. If your server is slow, your site will not perform well. Therefore, many web hosts go out of …

PHP

21 Productivity Hacks from 21 Prolific Writers - Copyblogger

Ah, the #writerslife, #amwriting, #wordcount — wait, hold that thought — #amlookingatmyphone, #destructiveprocrastination, #twitterblackhole, …

Writing

Three Key Components of Effective Marketing and Content Calendars

Content marketing is booming. Fully 73% of businesses plan to increase the amount of original content they generate this year, according to research …

Photoshop Trick: Here’s How to Use a Gradient Filter to Create Shallow Depth-of-Field Effects (VIDEO)

We typically use a telephoto lens with a wide maximum aperture for shooting images with a very shallow depth of field. But in this quick tutorial …

11 ridiculously effective tools to help you automate your small business (and life)

As a small business owner, you have a lot of responsibilities on your plate. From finding the best employees to ensuring that your customers stay happy, one thing is certain: you have no trouble staying busy.<p>Of course, staying busy doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re being productive. Many small …

Branding For Small Businesses Made Simple

There’s a lot of content out there that is written to help small business owners do their own marketing, but it’s often written by marketers who are adept in things like analytics, content marketing, and technical jargon. It may be written using terms you don’t understand and business processes …

Small Business

Wordpress.com's new Paypal integration makes it easier for bloggers to sell stuff online

Selling goods and services on WordPress.com just got a lot easier. Yesterday, Automattic announced the launch of a Simple Payment button that allows users of the hosted blog/site/CMS service to accept Paypal payments in just a few clicks.<p>The feature is currently available to users on the paid …

Increase your web development skill-set: 150 animated tips on Chrome DevTools

I’ve published over 150 animated gifs which showcase how to use Chrome DevTools — as part of my Dev Tips newsletter. For most tips, you can fully …

Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $50 or less

Fifty bucks might not sound like a whole lot, but you’d be surprised what you can get for such a small sum of money. We live in a world where you can …

37 Best Parallax Scrolling WordPress Themes 2018

1<p>Voted the BEST<p>8.4<p>Editor Rating<p>User’s Rating<p>(0 votes)<p>This particular theme is the gorgeous one in the compilation here, and it has even won few …

Why Web Accessibility Is Good Policy and Good Business

Is your CMS, website or app accessible to those with visual, hearing, cognitive or motor impairment? I didn't think so.<p>The good news? That particular …

6 Marketing Strategies to Make Your Startup a Raging Success

The vast majority of new companies fail over the long haul.I’m not trying to bum you out or anything.But you need to know what you’re up against.One …

Marketing

15 Best free Plugins for Photoshop

Photoshop is filled to the brim with a loads of great features, and functionality. Adobe are always striving to bring even more functionality to …

Tutorials

7 Ways to Optimize Your Facebook Marketing Strategy - Small Business Trends

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) advertising can be overwhelming, especially if you are working on your first campaign. Before you jump in and get started, use …

8 Instagram Analytics Tools You Should Be Using

Instagram is known mostly for engagement.Simply put: People love interacting with brands and other individuals. Without engagement, social media …

3 Amazing - and Free - Marketing Tools for Small Businesses

These free tools can help you boost your efficiency, streamline your workflow, and gain real, actionable data so you can take your company to the next level - whatever that may mean to you.<p>Recently, I spoke at Inc's GrowCo conference on social media strategies for any business or budget. With so …

Marketing

Become a data and analytics ninja with this online course

Fifty years ago in <i>The Graduate</i>, a 21-year-old Dustin Hoffman was pulled aside and given one piece of unsolicited advice that was the key to a …

CSS tricks to revolutionise your web layouts

If you’ve been working in the web industry for a couple of years, you may feel that you're always coding or designing the same website layout. …

10 Plugins for Customizing the WordPress Admin

The WordPress administration area (aka the Dashboard) can be customized in a number of ways. Menu items can be added, hidden or rearranged. Access to …

Web Design

Patience & Understanding: Tips for Training Your Clients to Use WordPress

As WordPress continues to power more and more websites, it stands to reason that many site owners will want to learn how to use it. One of the …

What is “Dark Traffic” and What Should You Do About It?

Google Analytics is supposed to help you figure out what’s working and what’s not.It’s supposed to help you determine which campaigns are succeeding …

Google Analytics

Launching a website? Here’s why you need stock photos

Laptop Notebook Showing Photo Gallery Screen by RawpixelIt’s easy to spend hours searching for the perfect WordPress theme, scrolling through themes …

Web Design

Digital Marketing News: Email Marketing Facts, Gen Z Media Usage & Snap Publisher Tool

<b>119 Facts About Email Marketing [Infographic]</b> Discover 119 facts you didn’t know about email marketing including, why email marketing works, biggest …

Marketing

8 Unconventional Ways to Grow Your Instagram Following

Do you know which hashtags to avoid?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Instagram is predicted to add 26.9 million users in the U.S. by 2020. That’s far more than Facebook, Twitter or any other social platform tracked. The social network is also enjoying a higher adoption …

Social Media

Llyn Cau, Cadair Idris

A huge, dramatic glacial cwm in the crater of Cadair Idris set beneath 400m high mountain walls. It’s a 350m ascent up from the car park, past …

Mountains

Watkins path Waterfall or Gorge

An extended series of pools and falls starting close to the Snowdon Watkins path. Rather overlooked but popular with walkers.<p>Place Categories: …