Share Your WPMU DEV Video Testimonial to Win an Annual Account Worth $588!

We always love to hear what our members think about WPMU DEV, and we love it even more when we can share your feedback with the rest of the world.

So, we are inviting you to share your video testimonial telling us what you like about WPMU DEV.

And to say thank you, we’re going to give a free annual membership (worth $588!) to one lucky person.

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How to Install WordPress (and Multisite) Locally on Mac/OS X With MAMP

Using WordPress in a local server environment is a must if you regularly test or develop themes and plugins.

Not only will your local sites run faster, but testing new features on your local machine will be safer than testing them on a live site.

Setting up WordPress locally isn’t difficult and will save you a lot of time if you’re constantly installing and uninstalling WordPress online.

In this tutorial I’ll walk you through how to set up MAMP on OS X, including installing MAMP, basic MAMP configuration, creating a MySQL database, and installing WordPress. I’ve included optional steps for setting up Multisite.

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How to Find Your WordPress Login URL

If you’re new to WordPress and you’ve logged out of your own site and have no idea how to log back in again, it can be a frustrating experience.

While many themes used to feature a link to the admin login URL back in the day, it’s rare to find a theme that nowadays that does.

In today’s Weekend WordPress Project I’ll show you how to quickly locate your login URL.

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20 Best Free WordPress Themes for Blogs

Despite the fact there are hundreds upon thousands of themes available for WordPress, it’s still hard to find “the one.” You know, the perfect theme that will fulfil all of your hopes and dreams for your blog and put you in the mood to write.

Finding a great free theme can be difficult. Searching through the WordPress Theme Repository can be time consuming and often free themes lack beautiful design.

Below is a collection of free blogging themes that are all ideal for personal sites when you want the focus on your words.

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10 YouTube Video Plugins You Didn’t Realize You Needed

When people go looking for YouTube WordPress plugins, the truth is that most will either be looking for a player or a gallery plugin.

But there are a number of other interesting YouTube plugins out there that you may want as well.

In this post, we’re going to look at 10 of them. They will let you do everything from get your videos’ analytics in your dashboard to white labelling YouTube out of picture.

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12 Surprisingly Useful WordPress Plugins You Don’t Know About

A swag of new WordPress plugins gets released every single day and whilst many are rehashes, integrations with external services, don’t work or simply add to the ever growing list of contact form generators, every now and then there are some gems.

Tested and approved, here’s 12 WordPress plugins that you don’t know about and therefore don’t even know that you need.

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10 Ways to Set Up Hidden Premium Content In WordPress

These days there are all sorts of ways you can choose to keep content in WordPress hidden from the general public. There are all sorts of reasons why you might want to do that.

In this post we’re going to look at 10 solutions that will let you hide your content, but then also let you reveal it if the visitor takes the right action. That action might range from putting in the right password to paying for it through PayPay to tweeting out a link to it first.

Photo credit: Craig Sunter

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UX Hack: Making Long WordPress Posts Easier to Read & Scan

Overwhelmed by hordes pumping out low quality “content” day and night and Google’s ever more stringent rules for what makes it to the top of their search pages, many are starting to realize that producing quick, superficial, rehashed content is a massive waste of time.

In order to compete, in order to win, you need to produce something of substance, something of quality. That often means long posts and articles. Sometimes very long.

“Substance” and “quality” aren’t always defined by length, of course. There are plenty of exceptions there.

First there were content farms. Now we have endless long posts. The reader needs a break.

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