Allowing Temporary Access to Premium Content with WordPress

Software developers have done it for a long time now – for a limited time offered their services or products for free.

But that model wouldn’t seem to make sense for premium content, would it?  If you always offered your content for free for a limited time, it would seem that all someone would need to do is to check it out right after it was published.

And that’s true. That’s all they would need to do.

And yet this model has worked for some. One site that currently employs this strategy is the very successful entrepreneur interview site Mixergy.

Give access to premium content then shut it off with a pay wall.

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How To Build A Premium Content Site Using WordPress

From magazines and newspapers to bloggers, virtually every publisher aspires to make money from their content.

Creating a premium content site using WordPress is actually relatively straight-forward but there’s a lot to consider before you start building your site.

In this article we’ll look at how to approach creating and maintaining a premium content site and look at several potential technical implementations.

Subscriptions are now a common sight on the world's major publisher's websites

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15 Free Coming Soon Themes & Plugins for WordPress

When you aren’t quite ready roll out with your site, but you want to get something up anyway, then the best option is usually an attractive coming soon page.

There are two basic ways of getting a coming soon page. You can either go with a theme or a plugin.

We have both ways covered below. First we list the ten best free coming soon themes we could find. And then we move onto five free coming soon plugins.

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6 Best Dropbox Plugins for WordPress

When you’re on the go, having access to your important files on multiple devices is crucial. Dropbox makes storing and sharing your files easy. No wonder more than 50 million people use it.

According to Dropbox, more than 1 million files are saved every three minutes and 500 million files are saved daily.

Dropbox has become an essential tool in many people’s workflow and there are a lot of WordPress plugins available to help make the most of this fantastic service.

The list below brings together many of the top plugins available for integrating WordPress with Dropbox.

WordPress Dropbox

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How to Safely Move Your WordPress Site (Without Losing Anything!)

Moving WordPress can seem like a challenging task and one easily placed in the too-hard basket.

The WordPress Codex offers a detailed guide, though it’s confusing at best and doesn’t offer an easy guide.

Whether you’re tired of your current web host and want to move to a new one, or you want to just move your site to the root directory of your domain, migrations doesn’t have to be a headache – and you don’t have to fear making a mistake and blowing up your site.

In this step-by-step guide I’ll cover two common scenarios:

Moving boxes

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Stop WordPress Stealing Your Brand’s Limelight

WordPress is brilliant and free but it seems to hog the limelight at the most inopportune of times, ruining your best branding efforts and confusing your users.

You can wrestle back control with a swag of plugins and hacks. Alternatively, you can install Ultimate Branding from WPMU DEV which will not only consolidates all the best white-labelling techniques in a single plugin but provides even more opportunities to keep your brand in the limelight.

WordPress logo with the word branding trying to peek around it

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7 Plugins and Child Themes To Enhance TwentyFourteen

Twenty Fourteen, the newest WordPress default theme, certainly has its fair share of detractors. We called it a flawed beauty.

Since its launch, a number of plugins and child themes have been produced which offer a range of enhancements and address some of the original themes flaws.

If you like the layout of Twenty Fourteen but would like more control of the theme’s look and feel and functionality then here’s the help you need.

Two child themes flanking the original 2014 theme

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Free WordPress Accordion Menu Plugins: Expand Your Sidebar Space

Back when accordion menus came on the scene years ago, many people liked them because they were new and cool.

They were always functional, of course, but those going for an accordion menu today usually do so out of necessity. They are great space savers and can turn a cluttered, messy-looking sidebar into a clean, order navigation area in an instant.

3 Plugins to Consider
A little surprisingly, there don’t seem to be many free accordion plugins around. Maybe because they aren’t consider new and cool anymore, people aren’t looking to build them. That’s a shame. They really can be very practical.

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How to Split WordPress Posts into Multiple Pages

If you publish long posts on your site, it can be tedious for your readers to scroll and scroll through heavy chunks of text.

An easy way to break up your words is by splitting your posts into multiple pages.

Splitting pages is also an easy way to make it easier for readers to consume your content while increasing page views on your site.

In today’s Weekend WordPress Post, I’ll show you how to split your WordPress posts.

Split posts

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