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WordPress Database – How Sidebars Work

Widget areas, sidebars and widgets themselves are all stored in the database. Manipulating them from the widget editor works like magic, but in the background values in the options table are continuously changed. In this article we’ll look at exactly how widget areas and widgets are handled on a database level in WordPress.

Managing WordPress Development With Symlinks

If you’ve developed and tested themes and plugins before you may have found the process rather gruelling. Testing what happens on a new install of your product, how different WordPress versions cope and how different setups react can be a time consuming process because you need to install and maintain multiple copies of your product.

How to Submit Site to Google News – WordPress

Having your website’s content in Google News is a great way to increase traffic and build authority for your brand. Google doesn’t allow just any website in Google News. They’re looking for something very specific. So let’s take a look at what Google wants and how to get your site listed.

wp_enqueue_scripts – How to Enqueue Your Assets in WordPress

When building a plugin or a theme you will inevitably need to use stylesheets and scripts. Especially today when so many third party tools are available like CSS reset stylesheets, lightboxes, galleries – each with their own set of assets.

Top 12 WordPress CRM Plugins to Supercharge Your Business

Customer Relationship Management (or CRM) isn’t a new idea. Despite becoming popular in the 90s, some people still think of it as simply a glorified contact list. But CRM is so much more than that.

Using The WordPress HTTP API

One of the things I love about WordPress is all the tools it gives you. Some of these are well known and much-used, like the options and meta APIs. Some are under-utilized, even though they provide great functionality which could make our lives so much easier. Today I’ll be looking at one of these, the HTTP API.

12 Best Crowdfunding Options for Your WordPress Website

If you’re in the middle of a fundraiser, there are few better ways to reach a wide audience and raise more money with Internet crowdfunding. Thanks to certain WordPress plugins and themes, it’s now easier than ever to set up a crowdfunding website in almost no time at all.

WordPress Q&A Plugin – Best Question and Answer Plugins

Looking for the right WordPress Q&A plugin to turn your blog or site into a Q&A powerhouse? Here’s an in-depth look at the 6 of the most popular Q&A WordPress plugins.

Top 13 WordPress Download Manager Plugins

Here’s a list of 13 great WordPress download manager plugins (free and premium) that help you manage file downloads on WordPress.

WooCommerce Tutorial – How to Set It up on Your Website

WooCommerce is by far and away the most popular free ecommerce solution for WordPress. Here’s a comprehensive tutorial to setting up WooCommerce that investigates each and every one of the plugin’s nooks and crannies.

Independent Reviews of Kinsta

The web hosting industry is unfortunately full of fake reviews because affiliates will say anything to get you to sign up with one of their partners …

How We Got Our Stripe Account Back

Recently our Stripe account (the one we use to process credit card payments) was shut down in the middle of the night without fair notice. We tried to reach support, or anyone at Stripe, with no luck. After deciding to write it down as a loss, look for a new partner and share our experience in a blog post they quickly reached out to us and did everything to win back our trust.