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Join the WPMU DEV Writing Team

We’re looking for new writers to join our blogging team.

If you know your way around WordPress and can put together well-researched and clever copy, we want to hear from you.

This is your chance to reach a massive audience, raise your profile, and establish yourself as a leading WordPress writer.

What the Role Involves
We’re looking for writers with a proven track record of quality, engaging articles. If you’ve previously blogged about WordPress, that’s even better.

Time-wise, we’re open to contributors (minimum one post per week) through to full-time staff.

Where you’re located is unimportant. If you want to work in our Melbourne office, that’s cool, too.

Write For Us

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Top WordPress Custom Fonts Plugins Reviewed

These days we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to web typography, the only issue being how to actually add custom fonts to your WordPress site.

Digging around in code and messing with files can be fiddly. Luckily, there are plenty of great options if you want to change your site’s fonts, from simply adding a new font to see on elements like your header, to adding colors changing font sizes.

In this post, I’ve reviewed six of the best plugins that can help you get custom fonts set up easily on your WordPress site.

Use Any Font

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How to Hide Your WordPress Version Number

WordPress can track your site, thanks to the footprints it leaves in its software that let the outside world know what version of WordPress you are using.

If you don’t regularly update WordPress, these footprints may be a security leak, though simply hiding your version of WordPress is not enough by itself to protect you from potential threats.

Nevertheless, you may want to be vigilant when it comes to security and remove all traces of your version of WordPress anyway.

Hide WordPress

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How to Add Infinite Scrolling to Your WordPress Site

Infinite scroll allows you automatically load new content into view when a reader approaches the bottom of the page.

Twitter is a great example of how this feature lets you minimize effort and distractions for your users, creating a seamless user experience.

Adding infinite scroll to WordPress is easy, especially if you have a “well-crafted” theme. If your theme isn’t well-crafted, enabling infinite scroll is more complicated but not impossible if you’re happy to get stuck into code.

Infinite scroll

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Where to Find a WordPress Developer When You Need Custom Work

It takes no time at all to get a WordPress website up and running, but when you set up a theme, what you see on the front-end isn’t always what you actually want. Often, the theme you’ve chosen looks completely different from how you originally envisaged your site would look like.

It’s easy to make small customizations, even add a few plugins for greater functionality. But if you’ve pushed your tweaking skills as far as they will go and you’re still not satisfied with how your site looks, you may want to consider employing the services of a WordPress pro.

WordPress developers

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Best WordPress Optin Plugins to Grow Your Email Subscriber List

It’s one thing to have great content on your website, or even have a fantastic newsletter, but there’s no point investing time in creating content if no one’s reading it.

One of best ways to get visitors returning to your site or reading your newsletter is with an optin form. Optin forms allows you to collect email addresses so you can alert users when you have new content or offers and get them to return to your site.

Ninja Popups

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Tweet Archived WordPress Posts and Boost Traffic to Your Site

We have published a helluva lot of posts on the WPMU DEV, more than 4000 in fact. With a daily post schedule, we are constantly coming up with new articles to write about to help you, our dear readers, make the most of WordPress.

The only problem is, it can become somewhat disheartening when I’ve spent hours carefully crafting a post, it’s published, and then it’s quickly lost amongst the deluge of WordPress blogs articles pumped out in the internet each day never to be commented on again.

So how do you get around his? How can you bring back posts from your archive graveyard so they can again enjoy their 15 minutes of fame?

Evergreen Post Tweeter

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Top CDN Services to Make Your WordPress Site Blazingly Fast (and More Reliable)

If you’re serious about speeding up your site and you’ve optimized the bejesus out of your site (smushed image, minified CSS and Javascript, set up a caching plugin…) it’s time to think about signing up to a content delivery network, or CDN.

A CDN will drastically reduce server lag by storing static resources on a network of fast loading servers.

Choosing a CDN can be tricky since there are many options available. Finding the right one depends entirely on your needs and the popularity of your site.

CDN77

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Best WordPress Portfolio Plugins for Impressing Potential Clients

Portfolios are a great way to showcase your hard work and (hopefully!) impress future clients who many come across your site.

While there are many themes designed specifically for displaying portfolios, in most cases it makes sense to use a plugin rather than change your site’s design.

The collection of portfolio plugins below (in order of popularity) includes free and premium options. Some of the plugins offer very basic portfolio features such as the ability to display images, while other are more comprehensive and include filterable grids and project pages.

Portfolio feature image

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