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Buffer – The tool to help your social marketing strategy and SEO

By Julie Tanis | June 22, 2017
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Last week we focused on some of our favorite tools to get things done. Tanner, lead founder of iWitness Design, highlighted Buffer as one of his favorites. Buffer is an amazing tool that will help you dominate social media marketing. You can connect multiple accounts and queue up content for …

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Our Top 10 Web Tools

By Julie Tanis | June 15, 2017
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During our Weekly Huddles, we each share something we learned or a resource we found. Over the past 6 months, we’ve found a lot of neat stuff. Because we’re a team and have different areas of expertise, you’ll find a wide variety of awesome tools. We’re sharing tools that help …

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Connecting Google Search Console and WordPress Multisite

By Dustin | June 2, 2017
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So you’ve got your WordPress Multisite up and running and want to start tracking search analytics using Google Search Console. Unfortunately, there are some additional complications to consider when connecting a multisite site to Google Search Console. Because multisite environments share resources and are technically not separate installations of WordPress, …

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Tired of PayPal? There are options!

By Julie Tanis | May 11, 2017
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Sometimes it seems like the options out there for your business are limitless. And then sometimes it seems like someone has the monopoly and there aren’t any other options. Not long ago, I thought this was the case when it came to purchasing products and/or services online. I thought that …

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Recognizing Comment Spam

By Topher | April 24, 2017
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For the purposes of this post I’m going to assume that you have comments turned on on your site, but that they’re moderated. I’m also going to assume that you have an anti-spam plugin installed, and that for the most part it works. We’re going to talk about those tricky …

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Creating Communities Part 1 – Define Your Audience

By Tanner | April 6, 2017
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So you have or want to build a community. You want to collect like minded people around an idea, product, or something else. You know that these people need to know and learn from each other and you can’t wait to connect them. This is great! Creating a community like …

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Taming BuddyPress

By Tanner | March 23, 2017
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While you can use BuddyPress to create a feature packed community site in mere minutes, it is often overwhelming for both administrators and users alike. I’ll share some tools and techniques that you can use to build your BuddyPress community while maintaining your sanity. Taming BuddyPress from Tanner Moushey Talk …

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What’s the difference between a WordPress Post and Page?

By Topher | March 23, 2017
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This is a very common question.  Posts and Pages can look and act so similarly. You may have noticed in the admin area they look very much the same.  Both have a title, content area, featured image, etc. The differences are subtle, but they’re there.  Let’s take a look. Posts …

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Getting Started with Paid BuddyPress Memberships

By Tanner | March 9, 2017
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If you’ve worked with BuddyPress at all, then you know that it has a bevy of features and settings to get your online community set up just right. Yet with all those features, there is one notably missing… that feature is premium memberships. In another article we discussed some tips …

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