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Todd Jones

WordPress Roundup: Creating a WordPress aggregator website may not be as hard as you think

WordPress aggregator websites can be a very valuable solution for delivering excellent content to your audience and adding value. Once a month, we create a roundup post here at MainWP. I have created roundup posts before and they often get good engagement. People share those posts, especially when they find themselves in that post. It is a good piece of content for engagement. Some of you may be wondering, how do you find those posts? Well, honestly, sometimes it is just a little bit of a scatterbrained approach. I mean, usually, I go to Google and search. Other times, I

May the 4th be with you
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Todd Jones

WordPress Roundup: The May the 4th edition of the MainWP WordPress Roundup

Just one day removed from our beloved day of celebration, I bring you the May the 4th edition of the MainWP WordPress Roundup. “You were the chosen one!” Obi-Wan Kenobi yelled at Anakin Skywalker. Maybe you remember the scene in the movie Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith. via GIPHY “You were supposed to destroy the Sith, not join them,” he cried. “You were supposed to bring balance to the force, not leave it in darkness.” We celebrate our love for Star Wars every year on May the 4th with the phrase “May the 4th be with you.”

WordPress Roundup
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Todd Jones

The April WordPress Roundup features an SEO Plugin Showdown

In Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, who do you think was the worst villain? Was it Heath Ledger’s Joker who was chaotic, psychotic and remorseless? Or, was it Tom Hardy’s Bane who was as brutal as he was strong selling out for one thing? To me, the Joker was more dangerous. He was only restrained by his own motives which were hard to discern. Alfred told Bruce as much when he tells the story of a madman in Burma, a bandit he called him, who couldn’t be bribed for the government. The guy just rained down chaos for the sake

WordPress Podcast Roundup
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Todd Jones

The April Spring Cleaning Podcast Roundup

A couple of things are certain around April, Spring and the time to do our taxes. Change starts to happen at this point in the year with the emergence of warmer weather and new life. Some people are digging out of a long Winter’s freeze while others are busy dodging the pollen. This time of year we start to see things come alive, and hopefully, our businesses start to come alive. Are you Spring cleaning? Are you cleaning out things you no longer need? Maybe, Spring cleaning applies to databases too. In the April edition of our Podcast Roundup, we are

St. Patrick’s Day WordPress Roundup
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Todd Jones

The lucky St. Patrick’s Day WordPress Roundup

“Now, boys, to make a proper Irish coffee, the last step is crucial, so pay attention to this. You have to ladle the cream over the back of the spoon, so it doesn’t just plop in and muddy the coffee and the whiskey.” With these words, Frank Reagan, the Irish Catholic New York Police Commissioner in the hit show Blue Bloods, shows his grandchildren how to make a good Irish Coffee. The Irish are colorful, green it would seem. What a group of people! We get all kinds of things from this saintly group of people including the aforementioned Irish

WordPress Podcast Roundup
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Todd Jones

WordPress Podcast Roundup features coffee, nightmare clients, value pricing and heroes!

What does coffee, WordPress heroes, nightmare clients and value pricing have to do with each other? The common thread here is WordPress. The common thread is also podcasts. In our first ever WordPress Podcast Roundup, we recap four recent WordPress podcasts touching on those motley crew of subjects. Nightmare Clients and Growing Your Business with Erin Flynn WPCP: 136 https://thewpchick.com/nightmare-clients-and-growing-your-business-with-erin-flynn-wpcp-136/ Kim Doyal is the WordPress Chick we all love. In this episode, she has Erin Flynn, a young developer who is making an impact with her advice dealing with nightmare clients. Flynn has a communications degree and tons of experience

Fall in love with WordPress all over again
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Todd Jones

February Roundup: Fall in love with WordPress all over again

What is it that you love? Is it ice cream or pizza? Maybe you love comics or playing with Raspberry Pi? Who is it that you love? February, so it seems, is the month that we declare our love for someone. Or, is it something? Chocolate? For most of us, we love WordPress. I had a friend to tell me once that WordPress saved him. There’s a story there. This month, the month of love, we explore the love of WordPress Roundup. So, fall in love with WordPress all over again. SitePoint has a new theme it looks nice Sitepoint

Are you frustrated- The new year, reflective roundup
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Todd Jones

Are you frustrated? The new year, reflective roundup

It’s a new year and with a new year, it is the time for reflection. Or maybe not. You have probably hit the ground running with all your existing and new projects in 2017. I’m sure you are putting out fires and trying to find ways to prevent security leaks in your WordPress setup. Well, it’s time to pick up our first Roundup post of the new year. Are you ready? Let’s go! Reflections Roundup What is second mover advantage? Entering a market late.  Author: Chris Lema https://chrislema.com/second-mover-advantage/ Fewer people in the WordPress space is more reflective than Chris Lema.

Virtual Reality Roundup
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Todd Jones

Roundup Christmas Edition: Virtual Reality powered by WordPress

In this month’s roundup, we explore the virtual reality and Wordpress, track down the Ukrainian Brute Force attacks, introduce you to the ultimate WordPress checklist, talk about SEO in 2017, and visit WordCamp US with a shy introvert. So, get out a glass of whatever it is you like to drink, kick your feet up, and dig into the monthly MainWP blog roundup. A Very Virtual Roundup Virtual Reality + WordPress Imagine for a minute. You are looking at a listing for a piece of real estate on a realtor’s website. You decide to view the pictures and, whoa, suddenly,

Being Thankful, Thanksgiving Roundup
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Todd Jones

Thanksgiving Roundup: 5 Things for which WordPress Entrepreneurs can be thankful

When is the least time you have received someone’s thanks for the work you have done? Just the other day, I was working at the local coffee shop. One of my clients came in and, as he often does, sits at the same table with me. After a few minutes, he got out and went to his car. I thought it was a little odd, but I really didn’t think about it. A few minutes later he comes back and hands me a brand new Yeti® Thermos with his company’s logo. He said, “I really appreciate all the work you

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