11+ Best Social Media & Sharing Plugins for WordPress in 2016

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In this breezy round-up, we take a look at a few of the best social media & sharing plugins available for WordPress.  These days, social networking and sharing is essential to the success of most online businesses, and these plugins will encourage visitors to engage with you on social media and share your content with others.

When selecting these plugins, we looked at the depth of the features, the quality of their design, and usability/UX (including performance). Some are basic implementations, offering little more than sharing buttons, and others pack in functionality like advanced analytics and extensive customization options. Read More

Install WordPress Using FTP & cPanel

How to Install WordPress Using FTP and cPanel

In this guide, I’ll show you how to install WordPress on your own website quickly and easily with FTP and cPanel.

For the sake of brevity, I’ll be making two assumptions.  The first is that you previously registered your own domain and host it on a server that supports cPanel (almost all modern web hosts include cPanel).  The second is that you have no other website, WordPress-based or otherwise, currently up and running on that server. Read More

11+ Excellent Responsive WordPress Business Themes for Entrepreneurs, Startups, and Agencies in 2016

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In this article, we look at a few of the nicest responsive business themes now available for the WordPress platform.  If you’re an entrepreneur with a startup or agency, and want to forego an expensive custom design for your new website (or just need a makeover for an old one), one of these themes will help you out.

When selecting these themes, we had a very loose criteria – they needed to be responsive, modern, and clean.  That means nothing overstuffed and bogged down in gimmicks.  Designs that put fancy visual effects ahead usability are best  avoided.  All of the themes here are easy to use, offer speedy performance, and work great across the full range of devices.  They all include an options panel for easy customization and branding.

And nothing that looks like it was designed in 2008 made the cut.

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Show Your Work: 15+ Awesome Portfolio WordPress Themes for Artists, Freelancers, Design Agencies, Photographers & Other Creative Professionals in 2016

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In this roundup, we look at some truly excellent portfolio themes for WordPress.  Aimed toward building websites for visual artists, photographers, design agencies, freelancers, and other types of creative professionals, these themes offer an inexpensive way to showcase your work and art online.

This is one of the most popular genres of WordPress themes, and there’s a ton of them.  That’s right; they’re intangible, digital products, and yet there’s so many of them that they still weigh in at a ton.  If you’ve searched for the perfect theme already and haven’t been able to decide, any one on this list ought to fit the bill.   Read More

21+ Best Free & Responsive WordPress Business Themes for Agencies & Startups in 2016

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In today’s Siteturner roundup, we take a look at the best free WordPress business themes available for 2015.  If your startup or agency is looking to save money on design & development, any one of the themes on this list should provide a good, inexpensive (free!) starting point.

For those of you tired of questionable, mixed-bag lists (there’s way too many “best of” lists that prominently feature hideous, broken themes), know that we selected these WordPress themes by hand, and that we curate the list by hand.   I (the writer of this piece) am a living human being, as opposed to a soulless, theme-shilling automaton.  Our selection process is pretty straight-forward: does it look good? Does it work like it’s supposed to? Are there some cool features? Is it easy to use? Is it actually free, or is it a severely restricted “freemium” product? Read More

18+ Best Free & Responsive WordPress Blog Themes for Aspiring Writers in 2016

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In this Siteturner roundup we take a look at the best free responsive WordPress blog themes for writers.  If you’re a blogger looking for a simple, great-looking WordPress blogging theme, there’s plenty of great options out there that can get you started without having to reach for your wallet.

Obviously, there are a lot of free WordPress themes out there.  How could we possible narrow it down, you ask? Though the selections on this list were partly influenced by personal taste, we did have some specific must-haves in mind when putting it together. Read More

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We currently pay $50 for each accepted submission, and authors will receive a byline and bio.  Read More