The Cost of Free Plugins

As of today, there are 27,303 free plugins in the WordPress plugin repository. This isn't counting the thousands of plugins hosted elsewhere by authors who don't host their plugins with WordPress. Out of the 27,000 free plugins in the WP repository, I dare say that...

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The Intern is Out

Today is the last full day of work for our intern Nolan, and frankly, it’s really a drag.  He’s been a great member of the team. My teacher friends call it the fountain of youth, being around young people keeps you young.  I think they’re right, I feel 35! Our average...

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Gender Contamination

Marketers know that a common way to boost sales in any business is to split a market by gender. For example; if a body wash is a product traditionally purchased by women, design a body was exclusively for men and see what happens. If you persuade both genders that...

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Embracing Ignorance

I work with some extremely smart people here at Old Town Media,  half the time I don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.  They toss around terms like FTP, SSL, CSS, gravity forms, cron job, like people are going know what that means.  Occasionally, I’d nod my...

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WordPress Security Simplified (Part 2 of 2)

Continuing on from our introduction last week of securing your WordPress site, we'll address some wp-config.php changes, backups and updating your WordPress instance. 5. One of the most effective changes you can make is to change your WordPress database prefix names....

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The Process of Building a WordPress Site

WordPress has really taken the development world by storm in the last 5 or so years. It's grown from a relatively small blogging platform to one of the most versatile and easy to access content management software in the world. Its capabilities, flexibility,...

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