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    A Guide to Providing Quality Customer SupportQuality customer support
    If you’ve ever released free or premium WordPress Themes or Plugins, you know that launching your new product is not the end of the process. In fact, it’s just the start, and raises a lot of questions: How do you provide support? How do you support customers after they’ve used your product? How do you manage email, social media and forum support easily? Should you support your free products, or just your premium ones? Read More…
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    Anatomy of a Perfect Sidebar – The Nuances of a Good DesignAnatomy of a perfect sidebar
    In the previous part of the series, we've gone through the definition and the importance of the "sidebar" element on WordPress blogs and checked out layouts with one, two, three and four sidebars (and no sidebars). In this second part, we're going to see how to design a sidebar and order the elements - specifically, the widgets - inside of it.Read More…
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    Anatomy of a Perfect Sidebar – Introduction and Using the Right LayoutAnatomy of a perfect sidebar
    Admit it: Most of us see sidebars as nothing more than a simple container that holds stuff, in our blogs and websites. It gets our minimum effort on the design process and we fill it up without thinking which widget should go where. But for a well–designed website, the designer should consider a number of factors when working on them. For example, consider the number of sidebar containers, the width and height of sidebars, the order of the elements that go into the sidebars and so on. In this post, we're going to study the anatomy of the "perfect sidebar".Read More…
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    5 Things to Consider When Finishing a Site5 things to consider when finishing a site 400
    So you have finished up your theme, all the design elements are in place and you're happy with how it looks and works. But are you really done? There are so many little things that can easily be over looked. Lets take a look at some of them and see what we can do about it.Read More…
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    Making the Best of Google AdSense in WordPressGoogleadsensepreview
    Blog monetization is not a "must", but it's a very important source of motivation. Whether you're blogging alone or along with some authors you gathered, earning even a few bucks a month can change your and/or your authors' approach to your blog. Since Google AdSense is one of the easiest and most popular ways for blog monetization, we're going to see how to use it with a WordPress blog with multiple authors. (Although, this tutorial will also work for single bloggers.) We'll be covering how to set up profile fields for authors' AdSense ads and how to display those ads with a function, with a widget, with a shortcode and automatically inside posts.Read More…
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    Crucial Things You Must Do When Changing Your WordPress ThemeThemechange
    A WordPress theme is a way of ‘skinning’ or creating the outer design of your website. The theme can make a huge difference to the presentation and the overall look of your site. The theme offers a graphical interface via template files. It modifies the way in which the site is displayed without modifying the basic software itself. The theme directory in WordPress offers several different styles and types of themes. If you have used WordPress, you may have already switched themes once, twice, or even several times. If this is your first time, you need to take care of certain aspects of your site. It is very easy and simple to change themes in WordPress with just a few clicks, but you need to have a checklist of items to take care of before you change the theme. These steps are critical to ensure that everything works smoothly, or you may end up losing parts of your site that you did not intend to lose.Read More…
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    Improving Blog Discussions With Disqus CommentsDisqus comments
    In the first part we discussed how we can use the default WordPress comments system to engage users into effective discussions. Today we are going to talk about how Disqus can help you to create effective discussions and how you can choose between default WordPress comment system vs Disqus systems. Disqus is one of the most popular comment systems used for WordPress sites with a powerful set of built in features. As an author or blog owner, you should be trying to compare each of the discussed areas with your existing system and choose the best comment system for your readers. Are you ready to Disqus your comments system?Read More…
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    How to Engage Readers Into Effective DiscussionsHow to engage readers into effective discussions
    Do you want to be an owner of a blog where no one is interested in providing their feedback about the articles or content? Or, do you want to be an author where your posts ends up getting no comments at all? I am sure you don't want to feel alone among quality blog posts. So what should you do?Read More…
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    Tips and Plugins to Make a Multi-Author Blog More ManageableTips and plugins to make a multi author blog more manageable
    Running a multi-author blog is no mean feat. Managing content, ensuring timely publishing, maintaining schedules, ensuring proper communication with your authors, ensuring that the posts stick to some predefined guidelines and tracking changes to a post are just some of the tasks that you have to take care of while running a blog. In this post I will share some tips and useful plugins that you can use to make your job a tad bit easier.Read More…
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    Making a Living With WordPressPreview
    With WordPress powering 8% of the websites in the world, the demand for WordPress related services is increasing exponentially. Not every WordPress website is owned by a developer. After the users get familiar with basic WordPress usage, they would need more specialized services to enhance the way their website looks or to add new features. If you offer your clients WordPress based websites or are involved in any WordPress based development, then this article is just for you.Read More…
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    WordPress as a Knowledge BasePreview
    At work we previously used KBPublisher to manage our knowledge base. It costed money, it was hard to style, code is encrypted with ion cube and so on, basically very hard to maintain. WordPress can do the same things and even better. This tutorial will show you how to use custom taxonomies for knowledge base sections and custom posts for knowledge base articles.Read More…
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    How to Share Adsense Revenue With Your AuthorsPreview
    This tutorial will demonstrate how you can easily share Adsense Ad space with your authors. It would be quite useful in attracting new authors to blog on your site, in return for some Adsense revenue for what they've written. The tutorial is only a stepping stone to a more feature rich site for your writers and users. Discover how to add extra user fields and how to manipulate them on your site.Read More…
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