How to Improve Organic CTR (Click-throught Rate) in WordPress

Search engines remain one of the most important traffic sources for websites. Learning to improve organic CTR (click-through rate) is crucial for taking advantage of them. When it comes to SEO, many website owners simply focus on ranking. They think that as long as they make it to the first page of Google, traffic will …
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20+ Black Texture Background Graphics

Looking for a minimalist, dark, or black texture background to highlight the contents of your design? We’ve got you covered. Using minimal and dark texture backgrounds is an increasingly popular background design trend. Mainly because a black background allows you to highlight text and content, grab attention, and to show off professionalism. Especially when it […]
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Building a RSS Viewer With Vue: Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of this mini-series on building a RSS viewer with Vue. In the last post, I walked through how I built my demo using Vue.js and Vuetify on the front end and Webtask on the back end. When I built that initial version, I knew it was exactly thatmdash;an “initial” version. I took some time to work on a few updates, and while I won’t dare call this a “perfect” version, I do think I’ve made …

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Here’s the thing about “unused CSS” tools

There are a lot of tools that aim to help you remove “unused CSS” from your project. Never a week goes by that I don’t see a tool for this being shared or promoted. It must strike some kind of perfect chord for some developers. I care about performance, and I know that reducing file sizes is good for performance. Indeed, it is. I bet we have CSS that is unused in our stylesheets, if we removed that, that’s a

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How to Help Gutenberg Become a Success

As practically everyone connected with WordPress knows, Gutenberg has been big news in 2018. While it hasn’t been met with universal adulation, the project is still moving forward. This means it needs the community to pull together, in order to ensure its success. There are plenty of ways to contribute to Gutenberg, including fixing bugs …
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5 Tips to Use Instagram Creatively for Your Brand

It seems like every brand is on Instagram these days. So how do you create posts that generate engagement and help your images, video, and stories stand out from the pack? The answer is to use your keen design eye. The same skills that you use as a designer—color balance, contrast, shape, and composition—can help […]
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Building a RSS Viewer With Vue: Part 1

As I explore, learn, and most importantly, play with Vue.js, I’ve been building different types of apps as a way to get practice with and improve my use of it. A few weeks ago, I was reading about the shut down of Digg’s RSS Reader and while great alternatives exist, I thought it would be fun to build my own with Vue. In this article, I’m going to explain how I put it together and also what’s wrong with …

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Doc Pop’s News Drop: Live Recap from WordCamp Europe 2018

Doc’s WordPress News Drop is a weekly report on the most pressing WordPress news. When the news drops, I will pick it up and deliver it right to you. After months of talking about it, it was great to finally be at WordCamp Europe in Belgrade, Serbia. We had an amazing time and will be …
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