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How to Hide the WordPress Update Notification To All But Admins

One of the great things about WordPress as an open source project is that the core code is regularly updated with improvements and security patches.

Whenever there’s a major release available, a notification will display at the top of your admin area, letting you know your version is out-of-date and you need to update the core code.

For many people, this nag can be annoying. And if you developer websites for clients, you may want to hide it. After all, who wants to let their clients know their software is old?

In today’s Weekend WordPress Project, I’ll show you how to easily hide the update notifications.

Update notification

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A Thoroughly Biased Guide to the Plugins You Need to Get WordPress Multisite Up and Running

Multisite is a fantastic feature of WordPress that allows you to easily create a network of websites and crown yourself “Super Admin.”

But once you’ve activated Multisite for your WordPress install and set it up, what next?

In this post we’ll look at the best plugins – all created by WPMU DEV – to help you manage your network. Each of the plugins below will extend the functionality of a basic Multisite install, adding features such as domain mapping, cloning, SEO, and analytics.

Copying suite

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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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