Building a Magazine Style Homepage for a Multisite Network

Multisite network homepages often look messy, robotic, and unattended to. They’re often littered with anonymous avatars, title links for spam or test posts, and excerpts that look as if they were written in a language that doesn’t even exist.

Wouldn’t it be better if you had a homepage for your network that looked like a bright, shiny, well-edited magazine?

That’s what we’ll be aiming for in this post.

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35+ Resources to Become a Kick Ass WordPress Developer

There is a low barrier to using and working with WordPress. In fact, anyone with knowledge of PHP or with design skills can start using WordPress immediately and see results.

But if you want to really succeed with WordPress, build a strong business and gain respect, you need to be an over-achiever. Why? Because there are plenty of other WordPress developers out there who are also vying for clients and trying to earn a buck.

Luckily, there is a plethora of information available so you can move beyond the basics of tweaking a site so you can start calling yourself a fully-fledged WordPress pro. It also helps to pay attention to what the actual pros – the WordPress core developers and contributors – are doing.

So if you’re ready to kick some serious ass, read on.

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How to Build a Private Custom Help System for WordPress Clients

If you build or maintain WordPress sites for clients, then one of the challenges you’ve probably faced is that they often need help or reminders about how to do certain things.

To complicate that even further, you may have to build instruction pages specific to their particular site.

Of course you’re going to want finding those pages to be as easy as possible, but you probably don’t want those pages visible to the public.

These solutions below are at least a few ways you can solve those challenges.

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How to Hide Media or the “Add Media” Button in WordPress

When you give users access to your site’s editor, whether they’re freelancers, lower level team members, or even the general public, it might come at a cost.

One consistent concern in these situations is giving users access to the media library, or even allowing them to upload media at all.

Below we’ll go over a few ways to remedy those issues.

First, we’ll hide the “Add Media” button from lower level users altogether. And then we’ll go over a solution that will let users upload media, but they won’t be able to see or access media uploaded by others.

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How to Create an Awesome User Account / Profile Page in WordPress

Some sites revolve around their visitors much more than others. For those where visitors register for one reason or another, there may be a need show them their account information.

Not long ago we went over pulling a logged in visitor’s info into the front end of the site.

In this post, we’re going to go over setting up a complete profile page/account page for logged in visitors.

Only logged in visitors will be able to see their own information on this page.

If someone is not logged in, they will see links to either log in or register for the site.

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Don’t Waste Time Improving Your WordPress Site Search

You’ll often find articles that start with how bad the built-in WordPress search function is (it’s not actually that bad) and then go on to explain how you can upgrade it.

Whilst there are a truly excellent search plugins out there that add a plethora of new features, you need to make sure you know why you are upgrading because it’s quite possible that you might just be wasting your time, effort and money.

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7 Terrific Free WordPress Tab Plugins

Tabbed sections on a website can be very convenient. They allow you to break up a lot of information and put it into one small space. Readers are less overwhelmed that way and therefore more likely to hang around and check out what you have to offer.

The easiest way to get tabbed content in WordPress is with a tabs plugin. Below we will go over the seven best plugins we found to get your content tabbed up.

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While there aren’t a lot of features to compare, a few of these might make a difference for you.

Who Wins?

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30 Free, Responsive and Stunning WordPress Themes

There are so many free themes out there it’s hard to know where to begin. Just searching through the WordPress Theme Repository for the perfect theme can be time consuming.

The great thing about most of the recently released free theme is that they are responsive, meaning you can download, install and activate them and quickly and easily meet the needs of your mobile users.

Below is a collection of responsive themes – all free – and many of them new designs that have been released in the past few weeks.

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The Top 6 Question and Answer WordPress Plugins

The success of Q&A-style forums Yahoo! Answers, StackOverflow and Quora have spawned plenty of imitations and not surprisingly WordPress has its fair share of options.

Whether you want to create your own niched Q&A site or simply want to add the functionality to your existing site, any of these are plugins will help you get there.

The most difficult task is working out which one to choose.

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