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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GeneratePress Review (6 Reasons to Choose This Lightweight WordPress Theme)

GeneratePress Premium review

GeneratePress is a combination of a free, lightweight WordPress theme and a premium plugin. This plugin allows you to add essential features, but only the features that you actually want to use.

This makes GeneratePress not only lightweight, but also very powerful and flexible. In this review I am going to be explaining what I like about GeneratePress as a WordPress theme and why I think you should use it too.

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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. I’m glad I did, because I’ve never had any issues since, and these sites are performing great.

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Thrive Themes Review (6 Reasons to Make the Switch)

Thrive Themes review

Having used several Thrive Themes products for my websites over the years, I thought now is a good time to write a review about their WordPress themes and plugins.

I can honestly say that discovering Thrive Themes four years ago was a turning point in my online business. Using their products allowed me to improve my sites and increase conversions significantly.

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 well established WordPress 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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15 Things You Should Do After Installing WordPress

Things to do after installing WordPress

WordPress is by far the most popular blogging platform. Countless of new WordPress-based websites go live everyday with no signs of slowing down.

WordPress is reasonably easy to use, but it can be challenging to find your way through so many different themes, plugins and configuration settings. It’s easy enough to install WordPress, but what do you do after installing WordPress?

Having installed and configured WordPress on so many websites over the years, I’ve learned what works for me and what doesn’t work so well. I now simply follow a process whenever I need to install WordPress, either for a website I own or for someone else.

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How to Optimize and Rank WordPress Category Pages

Optimize and rank WordPress category pages

Perhaps one of the most neglected parts of WordPress blogs is the good old category page. Whenever you navigate to a category page within a blog or website, chances are it’s not much more than a list of the latest blog posts within that category.

And worse, often the title of that category page is something along the lines of “Category Name Archives”.

Booooring… 🙂

And not just boring, it’s also a missed opportunity to get more traffic to your website.

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