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WordPress: distraction-free writing

The default WordPress writing environment is not well suited for writing at all, in my opinion. You get a sidebar on the left, modules on the right, and a toolbar on top […]

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How to delete websites on Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service by Google for webmasters who want to track the traffic, conversions and other metrics in regards to sites that they add to the service. The service highlights […]

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WordPress 3.8 update comes with a new admin and default theme

A new version of the popular blogging software WordPress has just been released, introducing a new admin dashboard theme and the brand new Twenty Fourteen frontend theme. As you may know, a […]

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How to add a sticky post in WordPress

If you hang out on web forums regularly, you know that most of them have capabilities to make posts sticky. What is meant by that is that these posts are always displayed […]

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WordPress 3.7 Update brings automatic updates

A new version of the blogging script WordPress has just been released. WordPress 3.7 is a feature and bug-fix release for self-hosted WordPress websites. So called background updates are probably the biggest […]

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WordPress: Use Google Libraries instead of locally hosted ones

As I pointed out numerous times before: speed is important for any kind of operation on the Internet as a better loading performance will improve conversions on your websites. Mozilla managed to […]

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How to hire on Freelancer.com

I'm pretty well versed when it comes to the Internet, web technologies and everything that goes along with it. While that is the case, I know that I still lack in certain […]

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Top tools to optimize your website's loading time

Making sure that your website is as fast as it can be in regards to loading time should be one of the top priorities of every webmaster. The core reason for that […]

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WordPress 3.6.1 security update is out

A new version of the popular blogging software WordPress has been released a minute ago. The update addresses several security issues in the platform that have been reported by third parties to […]

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WordPress: Why you may want to disable XML-RPC Support

I recently bought a new website to add to my website investment portfolio, moved it to a server after some initial testing, and have been running it on that server ever since. […]

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Social Media Feather: a super lightweight WordPress sharing plugin

I'm still working on the new Ghacks theme behind the scenes, and one of the things that I really wanted to tackle was to remove the old social media sharing plugin AddThis […]

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WordPress 3.6 released: find out what is new

Ghacks runs on WordPress and whenever a new version comes along, I make sure I write a quick post about the major changes and improvements in that version as I know that […]

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A look at Firefox's new Network Monitor

Network Monitor is a new weapon in Firefox's Web Developer arsenal that recently made its way into the beta version of the browser. Beta, Aurora and Nightly versions of Firefox support the […]

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WordPress 3.5.2 update fixes security issues

Ghacks is running on WordPress and whenever the software gets updated, I not only update the blog but also write about it here on the site. The update notifications in the admin […]

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Should you start your first blog on Tumblr or WordPress?

If you are thinking about creating a blog on the Internet then you have many choices to make. One important choice is the blogging platform that you want to use as you […]

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After the Deadline cleans up your writing mistakes

I write for a living. That comes as no great shock to any of you I am sure. However, we all need helpful suggestions from time to time and that is generally […]

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Word Stats: display too short or keyword absusing WordPress posts

With Google introducing that many algorithmic changes as well as other modifications to Google Search in the past two years,  it has become difficult to understand what you should do as a […]

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Create Android HDPI, MDPI and LDPI images out of a single XHDPI PNG image

I'm not the most advanced Android programmer yet but I have picked up a few things ever since I started to create my first basic apps for the platform. While it is […]