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Nick Bartlett

Get Networking: Using a CDN to Speed Up Your Site

Ever heard of a Content Delivery Network (CDN)? If you haven’t don’t fret, you’re not alone. Most people operating WordPress sites today have no idea what a CDN is or what exactly it does, but they’d no doubt find it pretty helpful. Basically, a CDN service is a group of servers that deliver cached, static

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Web Design
Nick Bartlett

Picture This: Automatically Add Instagram Photos to Your WordPress Site

There’s no denying the overwhelming popularity of Instagram and the impressive place it holds among social media sites. And for those owning, operating or administering a WordPress site, having a tie-in between Instagram and their pages can really boost hits and visits and add serious curb appeal that helps drive traffic to a website. The

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Web Design
Nick Bartlett

Lights, Camera, Action! How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress

It’s no great secret that WordPress is a pretty amazing program, and open-source jewel that allows users such great latitude of design possibilities. And among those possibilities is the opportunity to create a video library that can really increase the profile of a site and help engage visitors on different levels. The problem is, WordPress—while

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Web Design
Nick Bartlett

New and Notable: What’s Coming With WordPress 4.9

Back in May, we took a look at what was coming down the line with the WordPress update 4.8. From a shiny new Events widget to tools that allow the display of images in sidebars without the use of a plugin or code, a great text editor for formatting posts to a video tool that

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Web Design
Nick Bartlett

Free v. Paid: What’s the Best Choice for an SSL Certificate?

It’s an age-old question: just what is something really worth if you can get it for free? For WordPress users—or indeed for anyone running or owning a website—this question comes up a lot. Should you use free plugins or paid versions? Do free themes have the same impact as paid ones? What about web hosting?

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