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How To Improve Your Blog Writing Skills

How To Improve Your Blog Writing Skills

March 25, 2014 in Tips & Tricks | 67 comments

It is possible to show someone the basics of WordPress in just a few minutes. Most blogging platforms are just as easy as learn. Due to this, anyone who can use the internet can technically write a blog post; however, as we all know, all content is not created equal. The vast majority of content...

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CSS Tricks For Your Origin Theme Homepage

CSS Tricks For Your Origin Theme Homepage

March 21, 2014 in Tips & Tricks | 46 comments

Below are a number of CSS tricks to help customize your Origin Theme homepage. Each example below has an animated preview and a block of custom CSS required to achieve the effect. As always, we recommend that you add all custom CSS via a Child Theme or the Custom CSS Box in ePanel. Project Hover...

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Eight Useful Code Snippets for WordPress

Eight Useful Code Snippets for WordPress

March 13, 2014 in Tips & Tricks | 98 comments

There are few WordPress websites online that have not been modified in some way or another. The most common way of extending or modifying the functionality of a website is to install a WordPress plugin, however functions can also be added to theme files. In fact, the majority of WordPress themes...

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How To Leverage Social Media On Your Blog

How To Leverage Social Media On Your Blog

March 3, 2014 in Tips & Tricks | 62 comments

The growth of social media services such as Facebook, Twitter and Reddit; has fundamentally changed the way we share content on the internet. Before social media exploded, it was more common for people to share content by email, or by sharing websites and pages they like on their blogroll. Even if...

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How To Create Shortcodes In WordPress

How To Create Shortcodes In WordPress

February 20, 2014 in Tips & Tricks | 53 comments

WordPress introduced the shortcode API six years ago with the release of WordPress 2.5. Shortcodes are now used by a large number of WordPress plugins to allow users to add content to their posts and pages. The shortcode API allows you to create your own shortcodes by adding functions to your theme...

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