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The Difference Between WordPress.org and WordPress.com in Simple Terms (Costs, Features and Limitations Explained)

How many big words does it take to explain the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org to a beginner? Looking around the web – I’d say a lot!


WPThemeGuides.com – New Blog, Same Concept

Simply put, when you start a WordPress website you can do a lot right, getting the domain and hosting, but that doesn’t guarantee you’ll know how to build your site! The demo never looks like the theme installation. So using wpthemeguides.com as the hub for tutorials, I’m going to be working with a lot of themes in 2015 – the popular ones and the ones you request – and trying to produce quality videos where you can follow along and build a website with the theme of your choosing.


Should Businesses Be Blogging?

This is a question that gets asked a lot, but it still surprises us whenever it surfaces. Why? Well as you’ll see from the reasons below, there really is no reason why a business shouldn’t be blogging. Basically, the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages – if you can think of any disadvantages, that is!


Under Construction Pages for WordPress (Free Page Templates Inside)

This video shows you how to create a custom under construction page with your own text, images and or background colors using basic HTML and CSS. I’ve created some basic templates for you to play around with, just upload the .php files to your theme folder in cPanel and insert the CSS in Appearance > Customize > Custom CSS in WordPress.


How To Float Two Divs Next to Each Other Right to Left in HTML and CSS

A div is a standard term on the web for a block of space which normally contains a text widget. If you want to float two divs next to each other right to left, you need to know a bit of CSS and HTML. Fortunately it’s not much coding. And when you master this, you can float text, images, ads, videos and more anywhere on your site. Here’s a real example from the Dear Blogger sidebar here to explain how to accomplish this.


Contact Form 7 Not Sending – Just Use JotForm

Hi guys, really quick post today. For the longest time now I have not understood why Contact Form 7 gets so many downloads, aside from the snowball effect that it has so many downloads already.


WordPress Not Changing? Clear Your Browser Cache or Turn Caching Off

It’s a question I hear more and more these days: “I just changed the BLANK on my site, but nothing is happening and I can’t see my changes. What am I doing wrong?!” In this post, I’ll show you why turning off the cache settings in your site or browser can be the solution. We’ll look at how to turn off caching in WordPress and how to delete the cache in Chrome – two processes I routinely use when building out a new site for demos or clients. Hope this helps your web development – if it does, drop a note in the comments!


Read These 10 Definitions Before You Start Affiliate Marketing

Not unrelated to the dream of quitting a 9-5 job to work from home, a strong education in affiliate marketing is something many bloggers place on a pedestal. But in today’s era of online training, the noise can take away from core concepts we need to grasp before churning dollars out of webpages. So if you’re just starting out, this webpage is a good place to start your journey.


Buy a WordPress.com Domain Name or Register Thru GoDaddy? AGH!

If you want to create a wordpress blog or website there are many confusing choices before you’re actually up and running. Let me try to explain a huge one: where to register your domain, in order to save some cash and set yourself up for long term success.


Some Ridiculous Examples of Affiliate Marketing I Noticed Last Week

Why is everyone affiliate marketing these days? Are they doing it the right way? I dunno. But in this post I’ll show ya a few interesting examples of affiliate marketing I’ve noticed lately on television and social media. It may surprise you who’s making a passive income while you hit your day job, coffee in hand — and how. Note: Let me know in the comments if you see any other cool ways to affiliate market / have questions on how to start affiliate marketing / have any concerns at all!


DearBlogger Testing New Optimized WordPress Environment at HostGator

I’ll be moving this blog to an Optimized WordPress account later tonight (just switching my nameservers at GoDaddy) and want to give all a heads up. The main reason of the heads up here is that the blog could look very different – as per HostGator’s migration rules they don’t transfer premium themes, so I’ll have to do some reinstalling, but the overall effects could be ground-breaking.


Why Creating Child Themes is Bad (and an easier option)

Editing your WordPress themes and preserving appearance edits through updates can be an unnecessary, discouraging pain. While many experts say we should create Child Themes, in today’s user-friendly web we have other options. Today I’ll repost a very recent YouTube question where I explain why I advocate using Custom CSS windows as a 3rd and hopefully easier option as opposed to Child Themes. This 3rd method has helped me learn and edit countless WordPress themes and jump into many of your projects on the fly, so I obviously recommend it to new WordPress designers. Do you prefer Child Themes, editing the core WordPress Appearance files (often dubbed “hacking up a theme”), or a 3rd option? As usual, please do let me know what method you use and why. Enjoy!

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