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The May WordPress Roundup comics style

The little town where I live is having a festival this weekend. You know those American festivals, full of food (something on a stick), music, art, and just lots of laughter and fun. The only thing is, the name of the festival in this town is just a little unusual. You see, the name of the festival is Toad Suck Daze. Yes, there is a story about Toad Suck, where it comes from. The legend, the story, is explained by Toad Suck Park Manager Scott Fryer to John Metcalf of Citylab, “It’s where a ferry used to cross the Arkansas

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WordPress Roundup: creating a micro jobsite, telling your story, and keyword research

In today’s WordPress roundup, we are looking at micro-job websites, telling your story, podcasting for everyone by Anchor, and the new Ubersuggest tool by Neil Patel. So saddle up buckaroos, let’s get galloping into the March version of the WordPress Roundup. How to Create a Micro-Job Website Like Fiverr with WordPress I am still debating the validity of setting up a job site, either solo or on your website or blog. With the emergence of modern-day apps like Indeed and others along with Facebook’s new Job Market feed, I’m not sure if this is worth doing. However, if you are

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WordPress Roundup: End of the year

The latest roundup is the January version of WordPress Roundup and we are looking at end of the year posts. The end of the year. Or, the first of the year if you prefer. This is the time we get all sentimental and think back over the previous year. We even did that here at MainWP. This month’s blog post roundup is all about end of the year recaps. Did you make an end of the year recap for your business blog? Drop it in the comments below. Today, we take a look at recaps from Yoast, Locke Down Designs,

WordPress Roundup September 2017
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WordPress Roundup: Gutenberg gets closer and Ai is on deck

In this month’s WordPress Roundup, we visit 10 steps to get started with a news magazine site, hear first impressions from Gutenberg by WP Tavern, learn about 14 WordPress plugins that use Artificial Intelligence, and have a little fun with some memes. How to Start a News Magazine Site with WordPress in 10 Easy Steps News sites will always have a soft spot for me because I basically got my start in WordPress with news websites. My side gig is a local news site. I think we need more local news sites. WordPress is the best platform to get started.

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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

St. Patrick’s Day WordPress Roundup
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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

Fall in love with WordPress all over again
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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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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 http://chrislema.com/second-mover-advantage/ Fewer people in the WordPress space is more reflective than Chris Lema.

Virtual Reality Roundup
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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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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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