29
Oct

Free SEO Tools for WordPress

As a WordPress site owner one of the great advantages you have is access to thousands of free and premium WP plugins. Over 30,000 and counting in the free column, or has it reached 40K since I last checked? The hardest thing about having such a magnitude, is becoming familiar with and selecting the right plugin. Search marketing is an …

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13
Oct

Programmatically Install WordPress Plugins

Have you ever wondered if you could programmatically install WordPress plugins? Well of course you can, and it’s easier than you might think. Here is a shortcut to the solution, use WP core function activate_plugin(). Here is an example that could be helpful if you want to do the activation from outside WP: Is Plugin Install and Activation the Same Thing? No, …

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7
Oct

Installing SSL certificates for WordPress sites

Welcome to the GoldHat guide for installing SSL certificates. Here at GoldHat.ca we started serving the entire site in HTTPS recently. Up until a few years ago serving a site in SSL meant some loss in performance, but not anymore. There are two main benefits to having HTTPS throughout the entire site. The first is it’s more secure for our …

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5
Oct
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Website development plan writing – part 1

Efficient website development plan writing In this series we’re your going to learn website development plan writing. The right plan makes all the difference. Sure you’ve it before at every stage of your career. Building a business? The right plan makes all the difference. Building a digital based business, or setting up the foundation for your digital marketing? The right …

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3
Oct

Strapper PHP Library

Strapper is an invention born out of wanting to never write open bracket, d-i-v, close bracket, space, space, open bracket, forward slash, d-i-v, close bracket… EVER AGAIN. Never, ever, ever again. $(#& HTML that’s our philosophy, and for you front-end developers out there… learn PHP or go find another job. I know, I know, that’s a bold and possibly delusional …

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3
Oct

Learn PHP return, Learn PHP series

In this lesson we’ll learn PHP return, the return statement is commonly used in functions/methods to return a value. You’ll notice many methods have a “return”. And in documentation for methods/functions most list the return value(s). This is a critically important part of learning an API, is being aware of what is being returned. Good documentation helps us a lot …

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3
Oct

Content marketing strategy for dummies

The difference between a Content Marketing Strategy and content marketing, is the STRATEGY part… let’s repeat that so you can wrap your head around it… no strategy, and you’re just “doing stuff”. And doing stuff means spending time, spending money. It takes strategy to get the results, and make it all worth it. If you landed here asking yourself “do …

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