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How to create css buttons in WordPress with no ShortCodes!

Shortcodes in WordPress are pieces of code that help you embed files or create objects that would normally require lots of complicated, ugly code in just one line.

They were introduced in WP version 2.5 and since then have become one of the most useful features.

When a shortcode is inserted in a WordPress post or page, WordPress will replace it with some other content while displaying the page/post to the reader. In other words, we instruct WordPress to find the macro and replace it with the appropriate dynamic content produced by a PHP function.

For some simple virtual elements such as buttons, Shortcodes may be a little cumbersome. And to kick the ease out of the way, editing existing Shortcode features is not always so friendly.

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9 Must-Have Plugins for your new WordPress site!

You’ve just setup a new WordPress site and you are wondering which plugins to install.

I know the feelings because I was once a newbie. But having been blogging and using WordPress for over 6 years, I can tell within the blink of an eye what you need for your new blog.

I don’t even need to know the reasons or niche you are blogging in. There are plugins you must install as early as you have your WordPress blog setup.

Why?

Let’s begin first by looking at some key reasons why you need plugins for WordPress and what plugins are.

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3 ways to Filter out Internal Traffic from Google Analytics (and Why You Should)

Google Analytics is one boon of a tool for us internet marketers.

It helps us:

And it helps us keep track of what truly matters for every online business:

  • Customer satisfaction
  • ROI (return on investment)
  • ROT (Return on Time)

With so much reliance on it, it is crucial that the data it gives is correct! (You agree?)

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How to Protect a (new) WordPress blog from hackers!

Protecting your new WordPress blog should be a top priority especially if your copy is self-hosted.

A common deadly mistake I see around is a hurry to start pulling traffic and publishing articles on a newly installed self hosted blog without taking some necessary security steps. That’s foundation for disaster.

This is part 6 in the series to build a money making blog. If you missed the other 5  parts, here is the front page for a list of contents.

In part 5, we saw how easy it is to install WordPress. As a matter of fact, it takes less than 3 minutes to get a copy installed.

NB: I recommend

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Error establishing a database connection (WordPress Error FIXED)

This WordPress error establishing a database connection is normal so please do not panic. I want to guide you step by step to fixing it.

I’m going to propose a solution irrespective of your Web Hosting provider. I have seen many guides how to fix this database connection error. But most of these are specific to different hosting solutions.

We will look at salvaging this in 3 different ways:

  1. Checking to make sure we are properly connecting to the database
  2. Using the WordPress Database repair tool
  3. Contacting your host

Again don’t panic. These are very friendly tools and methods and I will make sure even my grand ma can follow these instructions and fix the problem.

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WordPress for Beginners the Ultimate Guide to Help You

WordPress can be confusing for beginners. I still remember the day that I first started using the platform. It took me over 8 hours to set up my very first blog. This WordPress for beginners post is going to help you get started on the right foot with a self-hosted blog so you can start blogging without any confusion.

If you’re new to the blogging world or have been researching on how to start a blog, you’ve probably heard about WordPress. If you’ve Googled “which platform should I start my blog on?”

We have all done this as new bloggers at one point or another.