How to Add Breadcrumbs in GeneratePress

How to add breadcrumbs in GeneratePress

GeneratePress is a free, lightweight theme that can be extended by installing a premium plugin that allows you to add essential features.

One of the many things you can do with the GP premium plugin is using Hook Elements to “hook” your own custom code into various areas of the theme without changing core theme files.

This article explains the steps involved in adding breadcrumbs in the GeneratePress theme by using the Hook Element.

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How to Add an Author Box in GeneratePress

How to add an author box in GeneratePress

GeneratePress is a free, lightweight theme that can be extended by a premium plugin that allows you to add essential features.

One of the many things you can do with the GP premium plugin is using Hook Elements to “hook” your own custom code into various areas of the theme without changing core theme files.

This article explains the steps involved in adding a simple author box to blog posts in the GeneratePress theme by using the Hook Element.

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Which Web Host to Choose for Your WordPress Blog

Which web host to choose for your WordPress blog

If you’ve read my honest and in-depth DreamHost review, you will know that I’m a fan of this reliable web host. But I’m also very much aware of the fact that DreamHost may not be for everyone.

I’ve been involved in the world of blogging, Internet marketing and technical website management long enough to know what to look for in a good web host. As such, I am recommending two very different web hosts: DreamHost and SiteGround.

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DreamHost Review (Powerful and Flexible Web Hosting)

DreamHost review

Since first starting out as a blogger and affiliate marketer, I have used several web hosts, such as DreamHost, GoDaddy and Bluehost, and always with mixed results.

A few years ago, I moved the majority of my sites over to DreamHost, initially on a Shared Hosting account, and later upgraded to VPS.

That was one of the best decisions I have ever made in my blogging career. Although no host is perfect, and DreamHost isn’t either, they do offer most of what I would typically look for in a web host.

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Thrive Themes Review (6 Reasons for You to Make the Switch)

Thrive Themes review

Having used Thrive Themes for many of my websites over the years, I thought now would be a good time to write a review about their WordPress products.

I have tried many other WordPress themes, but I can honestly say that discovering Thrive was a turning point in my online business.

This Thrive Themes review takes you through the company and their products, followed by six reasons why you should consider making the switch to this highly respected WordPress theme developer.

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Why You Should Not Use WordPress Tags

WordPress Tags and SEO

WordPress Tags, some love them and others strongly dislike them. Personally, I never use tags. When I started blogging though, I used to create multiple, random tags each time I published a new blog post. And as I got older and wiser, I’ve learnt to step away from using WordPress tags.

And I’m not the only one. Slowly but surely, bloggers and Internet marketers are coming to the conclusion that tags are a bit out of fashion and don’t serve much purpose anymore. And there are certainly no SEO benefits either.

It’s interesting though, because when you start a brand new WordPress blog, one of the first things you’ll come across is the concept of Categories and Tags. They both are a cornerstone feature within WordPress. So why is it that WordPress Tags have lost so much ground?

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How to Hide a Pinterest Image in a WordPress Blog Post (The Right Way)

How to hide a Pinterest image in a WordPress blog post

Pinterest is one of the most powerful traffic generating sources for bloggers and Internet marketers. While organic traffic from the search engines is still the best kind of traffic, one can’t ignore the potential of Pinterest as a traffic source.

The main prerequisite to be successful on Pinterest is using purpose-built images. You know, those big vertical images with catchy taglines. To encourage your website visitors to share your blog posts on Pinterest, having a Pinterest-ready image available to share is crucial.

But to share these images, they don’t actually need to be visible. Read on to learn how to hide a Pinterest image in a WordPress blog post in two different ways.

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Best WordPress Blogging Tools for Beginners and Pros

Best WordPress blogging tools for beginners and pros

The Internet is overcrowded with blogging tools, services and other goodies that are meant to support you as a blogger. With so many options available, it’s tough working out which ones you should use and which ones you should avoid.

While a lot of this is related to personal choice and cost, there are tools out there that just aren’t as good as others or don’t do exactly what you expected them to do.

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How to Start a WordPress Blog (Step by Step Guide)

How to start a WordPress blog (step by step guide)

Friends often ask me how to start a WordPress blog properly and how to actually make money with it. The answer to that question is actually not that simple.

So I’ve decided to dedicate an article to this topic that you can use as a helpful resource in case you also want to start a WordPress blog of your own.

Running a blog for most people is not much more than a hobby. It’s a medium that you can use to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with the rest of the world.

For others, a blog is a business that requires hard work. A good quality blog that attracts targeted traffic can indeed generate a full-time income.

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