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A Guide to Choosing a New WordPress Theme

With thousands upon thousands of WordPress themes available online, searching for the right design can be both tiring and time-consuming. It is in your best interests to be patient to ensure you get the correct design.

So what is the correct design? Well, it depends on what you like, what you need, and what you want. Everyone is looking for something different, however many people aren’t sure what to actually look for. Therefore, today I would like to share with you 10 things that you should look for when searching for a suitable WordPress design.

I hope this will aid you in your search for the perfect WordPress theme

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Storing Session Data in WordPress without $_SESSION

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The term Session in web development refers to a general method of storing semi-permanent data, such as user logins, user interactions, ecommerce shopping carts, and many other examples. PHP has a system called $_SESSION, which is exceptionally simple to use, but has same major draw backs, including security issues, and intermittent support across server environments. A few months ago, Eric Mann introduced WP_Session; a new library that provides a session data storage system that has the simplicity of $_SESSIONs but without many of the drawbacks.

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How to Create Super Cool WordPress Category Pages

How important are the category pages on your site? Are they just an afterthought? Are they drab and lackluster? Admit it — could they be a lot more valuable (to both you and your visitors)? Couldn’t they be a lot cooler too, like this guy below?

If you’re like most people, then your category pages are probably in the exact same condition they were in on the day you started your site. More than likely they’re just a list of links to your posts with either an excerpt or the full post showing.

Maybe they looks something like this category page using the default Twenty Twelve theme.

But what if you took more care with your category pages? What if you made them more like introductions to the subject at hand — i.e. the topic of your category?

Instead of the default list of links, what if you had a category page that looked like this?

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How to Install WordPress in Other Languages

In the past, we have written a fairly through guide on how to install WordPress by using 1-click install method, manual 5 minute install, as well as local installs. Recently it was brought to our attention that we missed a fairly important part: localization of WordPress installs. WordPress is used on millions of websites around the globe. One of the reasons behind its popularity is the fact that WordPress is easy to localize and can be used to build websites in any language. In this article we will show you how to install WordPress in other languages, so you can change the default language in WordPress.

You will need to have completed the basic WordPress install before you can install the language pack. Yes, you do need to have a domain name and a web hosting account. To install WordPress, please follow our tutorial on how to install WordPress.

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Best Practices in Conversion Rate Optimization Aren’t Always Best

Conversion Rate Optimization

Intuition: it’s really a wonderful thing. Sometimes it can ‘show us the way’ and will lead us to make the right decisions. But sometimes, it’s so flawed that we wonder how we could ever have made that choice. The key to making the right decisions is not to ask whether or not to listen to your intuition, but to know when you should (not) trust it.

Conversion rate optimization is one of those cases where your guts can lead you astray. Today we’ll explore some examples of some counter-intuitive findings in CRO where best practices weren’t always ‘best’.

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Best Calendar Plugins for WordPress

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Power up your wordpress website creating a full featured calendar for each WordPress user. Cooperating with other users has never be so simple. Transforms WordPress in a real working platform: create your calendar, share it with other users and invite them to your events. Everything is simple and just need few clicks.

Check your events and add them easily throught the visual calendar and the smooth tooltips. With Business Calendar is everything under your control wit an efficient notification system.

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How To: Improve the WordPress Search – Free Tools & Plugins

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For years now it’s been said the web over that the default search feature for WordPress is…well, pretty awful. Not only does it sort by date instead of relevancy but it also ignores categories, tags, custom post types and comments when returning results.

Thankfully there are several tools and services available to help remedy this problem. In today’s post I’ll be providing a brief description/overview of each option and making a recommendation at the end as to which tool(s) provide the optimum solution.

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Quick Tip: Add Shortlinks to Custom Post Types

If you use any form of social media, and in particular Twitter, then you have almost certainly come across ‘shortlinks’ – shortened URLs which act as a label, pointing to a particular page but disguising its lengthier URL. They’ve been around for over a decade now, but their use really took off with URL shortening services which provided click-through statistics, and character limits on tweets.

WordPress has its own built in ‘shortlink’ – which, by default, probably isn’t very deserving of the name. These are the www.yoursite.com?p=1 links which point to a single post and you can grab them from the ‘Get Shortlink’ button on your post’s edit screen.

There’s a good reason for this: WordPress did not want to impose any particular third-party service for URL-shortening, and beneath the default www.yoursite.com?p=1 shortlinks lies an API which allows you to replace it with a more substantially shortened URL from another service – or perhaps even your own.

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Remove WordPress Meta Boxes from Post and Page Editor Screens

The WordPress post page (where you write your posts) can get a little crowded for some people’€™s taste.

Of course if you want to remove a lot of that messiness, you can pull down the Screen Options panel at the top of the page and uncheck whatever you like.

While that works, you might have a situation where you want all of those meta boxes removed automatically. Maybe you’€™re dealing with clients or site users who don’€™t need to learn yet another little something they have to do. Or maybe you don’t want those boxes available to them regardless.

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How To Add Next & Previous Nav Links To Single Custom Post Types

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Single post navigation links are valuable because they link all your posts together. This increases page views and acts a bit like a sitemap which the search engines can follow.

Its pretty easy to add next and previous nav links at the end of all your single posts. But what about adding them to all posts using one specific post type?

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