How to Use Jetpack To Create Forms in WordPress

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Today's tip that I wanted to share is all about using another one of Jetpack's features to help you build and deploy forms on your WordPress site without needing to install another plugin just to have a contact form on your WordPress site... because that would be overkill, wouldn't it?  So, as I normally say the first step of any good WordPress tip is to install the plugin. … [Read more...]

How to Integrate the Genesis eNews Extended Plugin on Your WordPress site

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Recently I was working on a WordPress site running on Genesis and a StudioPress child theme and I wanted to integrate a MailChimp email marketing list to the site.  At first glance it seems easy but there are a few tricks that I want to share to help you get it right the first time.  Now I've written about integrating and customizing MailChimp before but this tutorial will show … [Read more...]

How to Use Theme Customizer on your StudioPress Theme

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I've been using StudioPress themes for a few years now to produce, update and edit my WordPress sites.  I love the ease of use of their child themes, the Genesis framework and the customizations that they offer.  With all that said, I wanted to show you that you have the ability to change a lot of aspects of your StudioPress theme without code and being able to see the changes … [Read more...]

How to Setup Disqus on Your WordPress Site

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Disqus is a very new and interesting technology that calls itself "Comment System" with its aim to displace the comment functionality in WordPress and other blogging platforms like Tumblr, Blogger, Drupal, Shopify and others.  So what is the big selling point behind adding this to your site?  Well its simple really, Disqus makes is so that you only need to create one login, no … [Read more...]

3 Jetpack Features That Will Make Your WordPress Site Better

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I’ve written about Jetpack a few times before but there has been a lot of development work going on lately from the team at Automattic.  Jetpack is an “a la carte” WordPress offering that allows you to use a lot of the same functions that folks on a WordPress.com hosted site have access to except that you can run them on your own self-hosted WordPress site.  You can choose to … [Read more...]