The WPEngine PHP Compatibility Checker

The PHP Compatibility Checker plugin isn’t just for WP Engine customers. They’ve made it available to anyone with a WordPress site. Any WordPress publisher can now leverage the plugin to test their site’s PHP 7 compatibility and identify and fix any issues so they can enjoy the performance gains PHP 7 offers. As most of you know […]

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Import and Archive Your Tweets With WordPress

Recently, I wrote about an excellent open source WordPress plugin and theme which automatically imports your Twitter stream to a WordPress site. Google once had a search partnership with Twitter, but after this expired it left the discoverability of your tweet archive a bit to chance. Furthermore, search engine traffic to Twitter.com doesn’t build your website’s […]

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Generate Social Media Traffic With the Social Locker Plugin

Generating income is the most difficult challenge in blogging, but it’s easier once you’ve grown your site traffic. So finding ways to generate social media traffic for your site is always valuable. While many themes and plugins make it easier for readers to share your content, few drive them to do it. Social Locker is […]

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Add a Beautiful Table of Contents to Your WordPress Posts

If you write longer blog posts and want to give your readers a structured way to navigate your pages and posts, the free Table of Contents Plus plugin is an elegant solution. It automatically generates a Table of Contents on your page from section headings, resembling very much the great collapsible Wikipedia style contents boxes shown […]

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WordPress Plugins for Publishing eBooks

Anthologize Anthologize is a free, open source plugin for WordPress. It makes it quite easy to organize an ebook from a subset of content on your WordPress site. It has a few bugs and quirks that need to be worked around but is otherwise quite good. I have a tutorial pending publication at Tuts+ which […]

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Best WordPress Plugins for Backups and Migration

We will add additional plugins to this page in the near future – so check back regularly. The Duplicator Plugin The Duplicator plugin gives WordPress administrators the ability to migrate, copy or clone a site from one location to another. The plugin is also a great backup utility; you can backup your site at regular intervals with […]

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Installing Themes and Plugins

Choosing a Theme Contents 1 Welcome 2 Estimating Costs 3 Sign Up for Amazon Web Services 3.1 Sign Up to Install at Digital Ocean 4 Create Your Amazon EC2 Server Instance 5 Secure Your Instance 6 Installing WordPress 7 Installing Varnish Cache 8 Installing W3 Total Cache 9 Activating Amazon CloudFront 10 Installing Themes and […]

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Installing W3 Total Cache Plugin

Contents 1 Welcome 2 Estimating Costs 3 Sign Up for Amazon Web Services 3.1 Sign Up to Install at Digital Ocean 4 Create Your Amazon EC2 Server Instance 5 Secure Your Instance 6 Installing WordPress 7 Installing Varnish Cache 8 Installing W3 Total Cache 9 Activating Amazon CloudFront 10 Installing Themes and Plugins 11 Performance […]

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Estimate Reading Time

The WP Reading Time provides a remaining reading time estimate as the user scrolls down the page. This is similar to Medium’s estimated reading time.

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