WordPress Problem? Let WPMU DEV Log In To Your Site & Fix It Up!

WPMU DEV has had a dashboard plugin since 2009, so it’s almost five years old!

And yes, you’d be right in saying that initially it wasn’t the most popular thing we’ve ever done. OK, you wouldn’t just be right, you’d be overwhelmingly accurate.

But, bear with me, because I think you’ll find the 2014 dashboard a very, very different experience to the 2009 one. First up it no longer has annoying features like showing to clients (only shows to admins or super admins on Multisite) and non-dismissible nags (you can control everything you like now, especially dismissing them) or any of that other annoying stuff.

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Stop Guessing, Start Testing Your Content For A Successful WordPress Site

There are 2 approaches to making sure that your content is helping your WordPress site achieve its goals.

The first is to guess what works and keep your fingers crossed. The second is to test versions of titles, content, calls-to-action and see what what gets your audience to behave the way you want them to.

If you are serious about your WordPress site’s success then you need to stop guessing and start testing your way to better engagement on your WordPress site.

Content developers need to develop a culture of testing to keep sites productive

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How To Improve The Effectiveness Of Your WordPress Post Titles

Just as there isn’t one simple trick to look 20 years younger or one surprising food that will give you a flat tummy in just 3 weeks, there isn’t a sure-fire method to writing headlines that guarantee click-thrus.

The inconvenient truth, just like dieting, is that writing effective headlines takes time and effort, in this case to find out what catches your audience’s attention. And key to that process is testing. Trying out different approaches and analyzing what works.

In this Weekend WordPress Project, I’ll show you how to set up title experiments that will help you work out what grabs your visitors.

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How To Backup Your WordPress Site To Google Drive

We all know that backing up a live WordPress site is a mandatory task for any site owner.

Storing backups in a remote location available from anywhere, is a sound strategy and anyone with a Gmail account has a cheap and easy solution.

In this Weekend WordPress Project, we’ll walkthrough how to use Google Drive as the remote store for those critically important site backups.

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The Quick and Easy Guide to Migrating a Local WordPress Installation to a Live Site

Using a local server environment will save you a bunch of time if you regularly develop new WordPress websites. Local development has many advantages – it’s faster and more secure than constantly uploading files to a server.

The only problem is migrating to a web host can be a headache. No one likes to mess around with database tables.

Fortunately, migration is simpler than it sounds and will take you not time at all if you follow the steps below.

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Stunning Free and Premium WordPress Slider Plugins

Sliders are the way to go if your site is image-heavy, or you just want to get your content front and center when visitors land on your website.

However, sliders tend to get a bad rap. And no wonder why – there are too many sites with simple sliders that display a new image every five seconds. Boring.

These sites fail to take advantage of the multitude of features and functionality sliders – even free ones – now offer. From layers and animations to parallax and full-width video, sliders, and especially homepage sliders, provide an engaging and eye-catching way to welcome visitors to your site.

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Plugin Release: PopUp Pro, “The Best Work I’ve Ever Seen From WPMU DEV”

We’re pleased to announce a major overhaul of our Pop Up! plugin, now known as PopUp Pro.

PopUp Pro provides an effective solution for targeted advertising in the form of a simple and beautifully designed pop-up on your site.

Not only does PopUp Pro have a new name, but we’ve also given it a new lick of paint. We’ve completely redesigned the user interface, making it easier than ever to create beautiful and eye-catching pop-ups.

Download PopUp Pro and let us know in the comments below what you think about our new and improved design.

Brand New User Interface
We’ve given PopUp Pro a makeover.

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Will Jetpack Supercharge Or Superbloat Your WordPress Site?

Jetpack, Automattic’s meta plugin adds more than 30 features to your WordPress site but has a bigger footprint than the WordPress core.

Built by Automattic, stress-tested on WordPress.com, almost 12 million downloads, installing it on your self-hosted WordPress site would seem to be a no-brainer.

But is Jetpack the solution to all your problems? Just how many of Jetpack’s modules will you actually use? Will your site be supercharged or just superbloated?

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How to Update ThemeForest Themes with the Envato WordPress Toolkit

ThemeForest is no doubt the most popular place to find premium WordPress themes.

Paying a one-off fee for a theme is straightforward and users who buy themes also benefit from lifetime updates (until the theme is removed from the marketplace).

The Envato WordPress Toolkit plugin lets you view your ThemeForest purchases within the WordPress dashboard and select whether or not to receive updates.

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