How to Remove the WordPress Admin Toolbar From Your Site

WordPress automatically displays a toolbar at the top of the page when you’re logged in. Whether you’re viewing the WordPress dashboard or the front page of your site, it’s still there – and for many people it’s an annoyance.

For developers, the toolbar can slightly throw off a theme’s design, especially if you have some CSS styling that may not be visible if the admin bar is displayed. For others, the toolbar is just distracting.

Admin toolbar

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WordPress.org vs WordPress.com: A Definitive Guide For 2014

WordPress.org or WordPress.com? If you’re new to WordPress, it’s a common question and often one that needs a little explanation since the two get confused.

In this post we’ll compare the two and look at their pros and cons. We’ll explore:

The differences between WordPress.org and WordPress.com
Compare each of their:

Costs
Freedoms and limitations
Maintenance and development

How to decide between WordPress.org and WordPress.com

What is WordPress.org?

WordPress is open source blogging/CMS software that powers 22 per cent of the web, including this one.

WordPress guide

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5 Free Creative Commons Image Plugins for WordPress Compared

We all love free images for our posts. That’s what makes Creative Commons or public domain images so handy.

What’s not always so convenient, however, is the process of getting those images off their sources and into your post.

As usual with WordPress, there are some plugins that can help with that.

Below we go over and compare five plugins that will let  you easily search and insert/embed free photos for your site.

Be sure to check out the overview and comparison chart at the end of the post.

featured-creative-commons-image-plugins

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Help! How to Get Awesome WordPress Support – Dos and Don’ts

WordPress is fantastic software, but there are days when you try everything to fix your site and nothing seems to work. Have you ever stared at a header that doesn’t look quite right or code and thought, “WTF is going on?!”

Feeling confused about WordPress is nothing new. We’ve all been there! Luckily, one of the best things about WordPress is there are lots of places to seek out help and even more people willing to help answer your questions.

With the help of Tim Bowers, our Head of Support, I’ve put together this guide to finding great support and getting your questions answered.

How to ask for support

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Free WordPress Themes Are Stunning, Awesome, Impressive, So Why Buy One?

Blogs such as this one are about one thing: creating an audience to sell to. And to do that you need posts that get traffic.

The analytics for the first six months of 2014 for this blog throw up some interesting results, interesting dilemmas and a key question.

Are those that write about WordPress driving the free mentality of WordPress users by continuously telling readers how great, awesome, super, impressive and stunning free is?

Tag cloud made from the top 100 post titles

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How to Add Subtitles to WordPress Posts

Titles, of course, attract a lot of attention. If you feel you need a little extra time for your title, you might try using subtitles. If styled appropriately, they just might grab some more of your visitor’s “title attention time.”

While you could add subtitles to WordPress in a very manual way, as usual, there’s a plugin for you that will make the job easier.
Secondary Title Plugin
A plugin you can use for this job is called Secondary Title.

Once activated, you will see a new box in your write/edit screen to insert  your subtitle into.

feature-subtitle-weekend

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How To Build A Mobile WordPress Theme, And Why You Should

There are 5 reasons why you need to build a theme specifically for visitors to your WordPress site. And already having a responsive theme is one of them.

Truth is that most responsive themes provide a second-rate mobile experience and as mobile becomes the dominant device for accessing the web, your traffic is going to suffer.

Whilst you can get plugins that will help you create a mobile theme, let me show you how to take complete control of your visitor’s mobile experience by building your very own custom mobile theme.

Four screenshots of the mobile theme running on an iPhone

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