5 Ways to Automate Social Sharing

We all write blog posts with the hope that people will read them, but hope is not a plan. We need to promote our content so that the people who are interested in our topic will find our blog post and read it, sharing it to their circle of contacts ...

5 Best Magazine Themes for 2018

I'm on a mission to choose the 5 Best Magazine themes for 2018 so I can choose a new one for myself. I love the Motive News theme I have on my genealogy website, Out of My Tree Genealogy, but as my paid version of WPBakery Page Builder has been ...

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Why I Love SiteGround and Why You Should Too

In the past, when there was a WordPress update, I had to go to the admin panel of my WordPress websites and manually run the updates. No longer! Automagical Updates SiteGround updates them automagically while I'm sleeping. It doesn't get any ...

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WordPress Tags Plugin Search

Today I'm searching for a solution to my WordPress tags dilemma by trying to find a plugin that will let me keep my existing surname tags and create new more relevant tags for posts about topics other than my own family. I'm not sure yet what the ...

How I Broke and Fixed My Contact Form

Not long after I moved my websites to my new hosting provider, I began getting alerts from my security plugin on The Social Historian website warning me of multiple failed login attempts on the website. The alerts were coming at the rate of about ...

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WPFront Notification Bar Plugin

WPFront Notification Bar is a free plugin available from the WordPress repository that is ideal for displaying custom messages at the top or bottom of your site. With the news that my new book, Tracing Your Ancestors' Lives: A Guide to Social ...

Beginner

How to Install a Theme

Choosing a theme for your website is a little like decorating your house. You want to be sure that the design is right for your space and the layout compliments your lifestyle, or in this case, blog style. Choose and install a theme and pick your ...

Beginner

How to Install a Plugin

Plugins are like greeting cards. There is one for almost anything you can think of. They extend the functionality of your WordPress website by improving performance, providing security, adding social share options, delivering awesome images and just ...

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Test Your Changes in qSandbox

Want to test out a new theme or plugin on your website but are afraid you will break your site? We've got a solution for that. Do your testing over at qSandbox. You will have full administrative access, a one click admin login, and if you subscribe ...

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Pre-Publish Post Checklist Plugin

Can you fill in the blank in this sentence? Sometimes I've been so excited about a post I've written that I rushed to hit the publish button and totally forgot to _________ (insert important activity here) first. Maybe you've forgotten to ...