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Colin Newcomer is a freelance writer with over 10 years of experience with WordPress and internet marketing. You can connect with him on Twitter or at cnewcomer.com.

21 Best CMS Software to Build a Website (And Manage Content Effectively)

What's the best CMS software? Check out this thorough list of the top CMS software available on the market with their key features and pricing plans.
Reading time
14 min read
Updated date
September 26, 2023
Post type
Blog
Topic
WordPress Alternatives

What is a content management system (CMS)?

A content management system, often abbreviated as CMS, is a software platform that helps users create, manage, and modify content on websites.
Reading time
4 min read
Updated date
May 6, 2024
Post type
Knowledge Base
Topic
Online Marketing Tips
Topic
WordPress Tips

What Is cPanel? The Control Dashboard Explained for Beginners

Wondering, what is cPanel? In this entry, we'll tell you what cPanel is, how you can access it, and how to use cPanel to manage your website and se…
Reading time
7 min read
Updated date
June 15, 2023
Post type
Knowledge Base
Topic
WordPress Hosting

What Is bbPress? How To Add A Forum To WordPress

Wondering what is bbPress? In this post, we'll give you an introduction to one of the most popular ways to add a forum to WordPress for free.
Reading time
5 min read
Updated date
September 20, 2022
Post type
Knowledge Base
Topic
WordPress Plugins

How to Fix WordPress Stuck in Maintenance Mode

Is your WordPress stuck in maintenance mode? Don't worry, it happens. Check out this quick method to get back up and running in just a couple minutes.
Reading time
3 min read
Updated date
September 11, 2023
Post type
Knowledge Base
Topic
Website Errors
Topic
WordPress Issues

How SSL Works and Why It’s Important

SSL stands for Secure Sockets Layer, a protocol used to encrypt and authenticate the data sent between an application (like your browser) and a web…
Reading time
8 min read
Updated date
October 18, 2023
Post type
Knowledge Base
Topic
Security Tips
Topic
WordPress Security

How to Add Code to WordPress Header and Footer

Struggling with how to add code to the WordPress header or footer? Check out these quick and easy methods, both with a plugin and manually with code.
Reading time
8 min read
Updated date
October 19, 2023
Post type
Knowledge Base
Topic
WordPress Tips

What Is a WordPress Plugin?

Wondering what a WordPress plugin is? In this beginner-friendly entry, we'll tell you everything that you need to know about WordPress plugins.
Reading time
6 min read
Updated date
September 19, 2023
Post type
Knowledge Base
Topic
WordPress Plugins
Topic
WordPress Tips

What Is a WordPress Excerpt?

Wondering what a WordPress excerpt is? In this article, you'll learn everything there is to know about working with WordPress excerpts.
Reading time
6 min read
Updated date
September 13, 2023
Post type
Knowledge Base
Topic
WordPress Tips

How to Change GoDaddy Nameservers

DNS can sometimes be a confusing process. Follow our quick and easy tutorial on how to change GoDaddy nameservers and point them to Kinsta.
Reading time
2 min read
Updated date
November 24, 2023
Post type
Knowledge Base
Topic
Domain Name System
Topic
Kinsta Services

What is a Taxonomy? WordPress Taxonomies Explained

Wondering what is a taxonomy? This in-depth post will take you through everything there is to know about WordPress taxonomies, categories, and tags.
Reading time
6 min read
Updated date
December 13, 2022
Post type
Knowledge Base
Topic
WordPress Tips

What Is a WordPress Slug?

What exactly is a WordPress slug? Click here to learn about slugs and how they play an important role in search engine optimization and usability.
Reading time
6 min read
Updated date
May 11, 2023
Post type
Knowledge Base
Topic
WordPress SEO