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How to Own Your Site Design With This Easy CSS Trick

Whether you're relatively new to rocking WordPress and Squarespace, or have been doing so for awhile, there's still so much to learn! Have you ever struggled to get rid of that one pesky element, but didn't feel like paying your developer friend or a stranger, and don't even want to go there with "child themes"? What are those anyway?

What if I told you there is a simple way to remove unwanted elements from your website without having to edit your theme files?

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How to Start a Blog in 10 Minutes or Less

Starting a new blog is one of those life moments that’s both exciting and scary at the same time. Like driving a car for the first time, the possibilities of the open road ahead of you can seem endless; at the same time your inexperience could also lead you to an awful crash on the roadside! Ok, so maybe starting a blog isn’t SO dramatic, but it can definitely be intimidating your first time.

Rest assured - we’re here to be your guide on this journey towards setting up your brand new blog on WordPress!

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How to DIY Your Brand + Stay on Budget

One of the most daunting things about starting a business, a blog or anything in today’s modern world is the technical, digital stuff. You might be able to justify the expense of hiring a lawyer to create your LLC or investing the time you need to create your products/services list, but a $5,000 custom website or pricey graphic designer fees? Whoa.

In the start-up stage, it may feel completely out of range and make you want to quit before you even get going. And still, those are all crucial elements for getting your business off the ground. 

So what’s a solopreneur or small business owner to do?  Today, I’m going to show you how you can, in fact, DIY your brand and stay on budget. And it doesn’t require being a techy, innately knowing CSS/HTML, or being some kind of online wizard.

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How to Add a Back to Top Button in WordPress

Have you ever gotten lost reading a blog because it's was just too good to stop? You get to the bottom of a long post and realized it's a long way back up.

If you want to make it easier for your readers to use your website or blog, this tutorial will show you how to add a Back to Top button to your WordPress site. They'll secretly be thanking you for making it easier to navigate your site!

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5 Ingredients for a Standout Blog Header

All of you bloggers already know that the number one rule of blogging is to write great content that your target audience will find useful. Writing great content is what will help you build your blog following and establish yourself as an expert in your niche.

But how do you attract those readers to begin with?

I hate to break it to you, but writing good content is not enough to capture potential readers. With so much new information and media your blog post could be getting lost in the mix. The way you market and share your blog can determine whether people will click through to read your posts. So I’m going to share 5 ingredients for a blog post image that can help get new eyes on that blog post and ensure that it stands out.

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How to Choose a Theme for Your Blog or Business

Deciding where to begin on your website (or business in general) can be tough! There can be a lot of moving parts and things to consider when deciding on a theme. Your blog or business' content, focus, and strategy are going to be big components on how to decide which theme will bring your site to life and really attract the readers and customers!

We’ve definitely been where you are and luckily have figured out a few strategies to help decide what theme’s work best for individual businesses, so here are a few guidelines on how to choose a theme for your blog or business.

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Own Your Site Design: An Intro to CSS for Bloggers

I’ve been noticing a popular selling point on website building platforms (Squarespace, Shopify, WordPress, etc.) these days that “no knowledge of code is required”. This is certainly a good thing; code sounds scary and looks scary too! But these are only half truths, because while code can certainly be scary, you don’t need a computer sciences degree to start making it work for you.

Stop shaking your head - I hope to make you a believer today, starting with CSS. Have you ever been looking at your website wishing you could change that one last little detail? Maybe it’s the font chosen for your post titles, the color of your footer, or more likely you simply want to hide that one unnecessary button.

What if I told you that yes, you can make these changes yourself - and without a web developer - using CSS!

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How to Add a Custom Pin It Button in WordPress

Confession time: I love Pinterest. Seriously, I could pass hours just infinitely scrolling through an endless feed of perfectly manicured living rooms and gorgeous food photography. But more than just entertainment, it also serves as a great content discovery channel - almost every time I log in I’m finding new blogs to explore, or great design inspiration to incorporate into my next project.

It only makes sense then that getting your content pinned and noticed is an effective first step towards getting noticed in Pinterest’s ever-growing collection of pins.

Today I’m going to show you a few simple steps to add a custom Pin It button to your WordPress theme (Check out ours here!) that will get your readers pinning! As a bonus, I’ve even included a bundle of free custom Pin It icons at the bottom of this post to help you stand out from the crowd and look like a Pinterest pro!

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How to Optimize your WordPress SEO with Yoast - Part 1

Do you ever feel a little lost with SEO? Everyone talks about its importance, but it can be difficult to figure out how to actually use it to your advantage. Well good news, today we're sharing a guide to our favorite SEO tool for WordPress -  the Yoast SEO plugin.

We'll walk you through the ins-and-outs of installing and setting up the plugin to work in your favor so you can feel more confident about optimizing your site for search engines - yay! Plus, a guide through using it when creating new posts and pages.

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How to Optimize your WordPress SEO with Yoast - Part 2

Welcome back to our introductory guide on optimizing your WordPress SEO with the Yoast SEO plugin! In part 1 of our WordPress SEO with Yoast guide, we covered the basics of SEO, as well installed and configured the Yoast SEO plugin. That was definitely a good start, but in order to really improve your search rankings your going to want to spend some quality time updating your posts and pages to increase their search relevance for keywords that matter to you.

It's not hard though - read on to find out more!

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How to Set Up Pinterest Rich Pins on WordPress

Rich pins are one of our favorite Pinterest tools; they identify all pins from your site on Pinterest by showing your favicon and website name underneath each image and just look plain cool. Below is an example of what one of our rich pins look like!

Essentially, these golden nuggets create a consistent brand experience and can increase Pinterest traffic to your website by allowing your content to stand out and be easily recognized as your own! Bonus, setting up Pinterest rich pins is super easy and quick to do with our latest tutorial below - yay!

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How to Add a Custom Favicon + Free Favicon Templates!

If you're like me, you probably have at least 10 different tabs open in your browser right now that are all squished together so small all you can see is the little icon to tell them apart. Yep, that's a favicon, and if you're not using one you're missing out on a simple way to add some extra polish to your site and stand out from the clutter.

Don't sweat it though! Favicons are super simple to add to WordPress and SquareSpace; read on to find out how, and don't miss the free favicon template downloads at the bottom of the post.

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