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Angels as Assets: The Importance of Volunteer Management Software

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For many non-profits, data crunching is everything.

Growing Your Email List: Seven Tips for Success

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Wondering just how important it is to build and maintain an email list for your business or non-profit? Consider this statistic from Internet marketing professionals: the average email list degrades by nearly 23 percent each year due to opt-outs, changes in addresses and more.

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Get Networking: Using a CDN to Speed Up Your Site

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Ever heard of a Content Delivery Network (CDN)? If you haven’t don’t fret, you’re not alone. Most people operating WordPress sites today have no idea what a CDN is or what exactly it does, but they’d no doubt find it pretty helpful.

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Picture This: Automatically Add Instagram Photos to Your WordPress Site

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There’s no denying the overwhelming popularity of Instagram and the impressive place it holds among social media sites.

Lights, Camera, Action! How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress

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It’s no great secret that WordPress is a pretty amazing program, and open-source jewel that allows users such great latitude of design possibilities.

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New and Notable: What’s Coming With WordPress 4.9

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Back in May, we took a look at what was coming down the line with the WordPress update 4.8.

Take a Load Off: How to Be “Lazy” with Your Site’s Images

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It’s no great secret that, sometimes, WordPress sites slow down a bit, become sluggish or take what feels like an eternity to load pages.

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Free v. Paid: What’s the Best Choice for an SSL Certificate?

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It’s an age-old question: just what is something really worth if you can get it for free? For WordPress users—or indeed for anyone running or owning a website—this question comes up a lot. Should you use free plugins or paid versions? Do free themes have the same impact as paid ones?

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A Wake Up Call: What the Equifax Breach Means for Website Owners

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If there’s anything the recent Equifax data compromise calamity has taught us, it’s that all of us—143 million and counting, in fact—need to be more acutely aware of the dangers and consequences of hacks that expose personal information to the virtual world.

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Fact versus Fiction: A Q & A on WordPress Plugins

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When it comes to WordPress sites, designers and admins—when asked what is one of the most confusing aspects of the platform—will most likely put “plugins” somewhere on their list. Indeed, plugins are fantastic and, in many cases, a must-have when working on a WordPress site.

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Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems: Part 2

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In Part I of “Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems” we looked into five of the most frequently encountered hiccups that occur for both beginning users and well-versed pros.

Mobile-Friendly Searching: Getting Your Non-Profit’s Website Up to Speed

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If you’ve initiated a Google search anytime recently, you may have noticed a new designation underneath the listed results: “mobile-friendly.”

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Paired Up: Must Have Smartphone Apps for WordPress Bloggers

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The best and most noticed bloggers working on the WordPress platform no doubt attribute much of their success to being able to post, update and edit on the go. And that means utilizing smartphone apps that help them stay on top of their site and its content.

Join the Crowd(funding): Strategies for Successful Non-Profit Campaigns

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Crowdfunding—also known as crowdsourcing—has become a potent and viable means of raising money for thousands of non-profits around the globe. Indeed, if done correctly, such a campaign can see full funding for a particular effort or event.

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Off to Market: The What and Why of WordPress Landing Page Plugins

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Too often, those WordPress website users who are out to sell a product or service or promote a message underestimate the importance of a good dedicated landing page. And what exactly is a landing page?

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Staying in Check: Keeping Up With Important Regular Maintenance Tasks (Part 2)

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In last week’s post we looked at the importance of keeping your WordPress site in top-notch working order with a few simple maintenance tasks that you should be performing on a regular basis.

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Keeping Up With Regular Maintenance Tasks (Part 1)

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Whether it’s a car or a computer, a bike or a bass guitar, staying on top of regular maintenance issues—cleaning, backing up, staying in perfect tune—is the best way to ensure that those things which you love and rely on stay in perfect shape.

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The Buddy System: Going Social with Your WordPress Site

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The best WordPress bloggers, site owners and administrators know that one of the keys to having a fantastic and wildly successful web page is to integrate everything you post and promote with some sort of social media component.

On Alert: Signs that Your WordPress Site Has Been Hacked

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Many WordPress site owners and administrators have no doubt experienced an unease or wariness at one point or another when it seems that something just isn’t right with their site. Perhaps loyal visitors have dropped out in droves or it takes a long time to edit or post new content to your page.

Please Stand By: Ideas for Making a More Creative Maintenance Page

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The dreaded maintenance page: it is, as they say, a necessary evil.

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What’s Your Type? Adding Custom Fonts to Your WordPress Site

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Ask yourself this question: what’s one consistent element of every outstanding and beautifully designed WordPress site you’ve ever seen? Most likely it’s—in a word—typography.

Useful Hacks, Tricks & Tips for WordPress Users: Part 2

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In Part 1 of this column we learned that, thanks to the vast and incredibly helpful community of WordPress users, there are countless hacks, tricks and tips to make designing, building, editing and administering a WordPress site a lot easier and, often, a lot more fun.

Useful Hacks, Tricks & Tips for WordPress Users: Part 1

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It’s no great secret that one of the elements that makes WordPress so incredibly popular is the fact that it thrives on a sense of community.

Getting Engaged: The most popular non-profit web strategies of 2015

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Optimizing an Email Campaign for Fundraising Effectiveness

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Today’s non-profit organizations have much at their disposal to connect and engage with supporters. Social media efforts, specialized events, crowdfunding … it’s never been easier to stay in touch with dedicated volunteers and financial donors.

WordPress 4.8: What’s New and Notable in the Latest Release

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Back in May we gave readers a sneak peek, thanks to WP Beginner editorial staff, of what was coming down the line with WordPress 4.8.

Feel the Heat: The Best Firewall Plugins for Your WordPress Site

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No matter whether you’re a newbie to the WordPress platform or a seasoned professional, one thing that should never be forgotten is the important role security takes in regards to your site.

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Strength in Numbers: The Benefits of Non-Profit/Professional Partnerships

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Thankfully, it’s an altruistic (mostly) world we live in these days.

Screen Play: Creating A Full-Width Page in WordPress

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When it comes to many WordPress sites, visual page appearance is extremely important for the user experience. And of course WordPress themes come with tons of options to customize and create exactly the look you want for your blog, e-commerce store, company website etc.

Working Together: Great Social Media Plugins for Your WordPress Site

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If there’s one thing that can be said for certain about our virtual world, it’s that everything can somehow be integrated into something else.

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Making a Connection: Tips and Tricks for Designing a Contact Page

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How many times have you browsed a website with content you really liked and, wishing to stay abreast of new developments or additions, you searched in vain for a contact page only to find there wasn’t one?

The Latest and Greatest: What to Expect With WordPress 4.8

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There’s little doubt that one thing dedicated WordPress users look forward to year after year are those always-exciting updates. And with WordPress 4.8 set to be released in less than a month, the online community is already abuzz with facts and speculations as to what the newest version will bring.

Making the Sale: Great Business-Centric Themes for Your WordPress Site

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No matter the business you engage in, there are winners and losers, those that thrive and those that falter. And today, with so much business being conducted online, the line between success and failure can have a lot to do with how you present yourself and your company to the world.

Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems: Part 1

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No matter whether you’re a WordPress newbie or a seasoned pro who has been building and managing sites on the platform for years, it’s absolutely inevitable that, at some point, you’ll hit a snag and need some help.

The Q&A: Great FAQ Plugins for WordPress Sites

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For anyone who runs an establishing or burgeoning e-commerce website, questions from clients and customers are a simple fact of doing business in the virtual world.

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Understanding Conversion Rates in Google Analytics

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Google Analytics, still considered the go-to tool for individuals and companies seeking to understand how effective their websites are to visitors and users, has certainly changed the way websites are designed, redesigned and administered.

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Picture Perfect: Building an Image Gallery on Your WordPress Site

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When it comes to building your WordPress site, there are myriad options for creating a unique look that really defines you and your message, your product or service, your specific cause and so on.

Feel the Heat: Great Tools for Mapping Website Interactions

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Have you ever wondered if there was a way to gauge and chart your user’s behaviors while they’re on your WordPress website?

Step By Step: How to Update Your WordPress Plugins

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WordPress experts and designers constantly harp on just how important it is to keep your plugins updated all the time. Two reasons.

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The Fast Lane: More Ways to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

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As wonderful as the WordPress content management system is, by its very nature—capable of supporting hundreds of different themes, thousands of plugins and so much more—it can be quite slow at times.

Taking Care of Business: Some Great WordPress Themes for E-Commerce Sites

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It’s amazing to think that, when it was first launched, WordPress was a fairly simple and intuitive content management system designed to help the beginning blogger get their feet wet in the virtual world. Digital Online Marketing Commerce Sale Concept.

Care to Share: Allowing You Users to Submit Content on Your WordPress Site

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One of the hallmarks of a great website is creating a dialogue that allows your users and loyal visitors the opportunity to be a part of the conversation.

Flying High: Some Truly Creative Ways that Drone Technology is Being Utilized

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There was a time—not too long ago—that drone technology, while in its infancy, was being dismissed by many experts in product development fields as a passing fancy, a mere hobby or pastime that few people ever thought would have important real-world applications.

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