Using the WordPress REST API to get blog posts from another site

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If you’ve been around the WordPress space for awhile, you’ve probably heard of the WordPress REST API. If you’ve done any research, you may have been really intimidated by what you found — namely, a LOT of technical jargon and seemingly no clear path on how to actually use it. Today I’m going to show you (the absolute beginner) how to use it.

What is a WordPress staging site? (And do I need one?)

What is a WordPress staging site?

Have you heard of WordPress staging sites? Know what they are and if you need one? If the answer is no, don’t worry. I’ll give you all the info, plus show you how to create one.

Changing Columns on the Job Dashboard of WP Job Manager

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If you stumbled upon this post because you’re trying to change the columns on the job dashboard of WP Job Manager, scroll to the bottom for some code. Also, good luck! Otherwise, join me for a small story of how I solved a problem.

4 ways to ensure success when your friend is creating your website for free or cheap

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You’re starting a new project or business (yay!) and need a website. You don’t have a lot of money and it just so happens that your friend creates websites. They’ve offered to create one for you for free or cheap. Great news, right? Not so fast.

The ideal setup for your domain name, hosting and email services

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You’re working with a developer for the first time to set up a new website for your business. (Yay!) Beyond design and copy, you have some decisions to make. Here’s my take on the ideal setup for your domain name, hosting and email along with reasons for each.

How to avoid ongoing fees for your WordPress website

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If you’ve ever worked with a developer or agency, they may have tried to sell you an ongoing maintenance package once your website was complete. Maintenance packages can range from $30/month to $199/month (or more) and can include a variety of services. If you’re not flush with cash or would rather try to avoid ongoing fees for your WordPress website, you can DIY these services with some time and elbow grease. Let’s look at the fees you can get around and those that you won’t be able to avoid.