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WP Expert Side Design Blurb
By: Kevin

Maintaining a website is not an easy task. It requires time, effort, and resources that many business owners do not have. That's why it's important to hire an expert to take care of all your support and maintenance needs. In this blog post, we will dis ...

By: Frederic Sune

The new Gutenberg editor arrived as part of WordPress 5.0, which was released on November 27, 2018. It is becoming a better release after release and now, end-users without technical knowledge can use it easily. More and more functionalities are added ...

How to remove the WP Bakery Builder Update admin notice in WordPress dashboard
By: Frederic Sune

We have a lot of clients that are still using WP Bakery builder with theirs WordPress themes and usually, this plugin comes with the theme. Often, it takes weeks if not months to get the last version of WP Bakery with the update of the theme. It is ann ...

My top 11 fresh free stock photos and 4 bank icons
By: Frederic Sune

UPDATED: June, 3rd 2021 - Added a new free icons bank. As a WordPress consultant, I regularly need images for my clients. I am using these 11 free stock photos bank as a start: Pexels - https://www.pexels.com/Number one free stock photos our ...

Web Design or Web Development
By: Frederic Sune

Anyone who’s just getting started with web design can mix up web design and web development. Both are involved and crucial to a successful website, but they are two different areas of expertise. Let’s explore the definition of those two practices. Web ...

Why It’s Crucial to Spend Time Creating a Professional Email Address
By: Frederic Sune

Running a business in this day and age without an email address is essentially unfathomable. Think about all of the communication that takes place between your company and your customers via email.  Depending on your business, and your website, yo ...

Why You Need to Make WordPress Maintenance a Priority
By: Frederic Sune

WordPress websites offer web managers and users an interface that’s fairly intuitive and extremely customizable. Of course, to accomplish that, WordPress sites consist of many moving parts.  From themes to plugins to widgets, it takes all sorts of ...

Meet Frederic Sune - the man behind WP Expert
By: Annika Peveril

It's about time you learn more about the entrepreneur who dedicates so much time and passion to his enterprise WP Expert: Frederic Sune! He’s the resident WordPress wizard. With an extensive IT background and a degree in electronics, he has gained the ...

How to Prevent Malware on Your WordPress Website
By: Frederic Sune

Cybersecurity is a massively important aspect of managing a website no matter how large your audience is. Web managers may think they’re safe from the threats that plague larger businesses. However, it’s crucial to take malware seriously regardless of ...

7 Common Wordpress Website Issues & How to Troubleshoot Them
By: Frederic Sune

When it comes to running a website, there are plenty of benefits to using the WordPress platform. With a little research, WordPress sites are easy to configure and maintain.  They also offer companies a built-in blog and control over the design as ...

7 WordPress Maintenance Plugins You NEED to Download
By: Frederic Sune

By far, one of the biggest selling points when it comes to choosing WordPress over other CMS platforms is the plugins. With literally thousands of options to choose from, you can enhance the look and performance of your website with just a few clicks. ...

11 Weekly Tasks To Help Maintain Your WordPress Website Properly
By: Frederic Sune

Your website is truly a direct reflection of your company and acts as a central hub for website traffic and potential/current customers alike. If you have a WordPress site, regular maintenance is key to ensuring your business makes a powerful impressio ...

6 Annual WordPress Maintenance Tasks To Keep Your Website Running Smoothly
By: Frederic Sune

It goes without saying, but maintaining a WordPress website without the right tools in place to guide you can be a laborious process. It can also be overwhelming to research the best maintenance plugins and set the proper reminders to keep your site up ...

How to maintain your WordPress website with our maintenance checklist
By: Frederic Sune

In this article, you will learn how to maintain your WordPress website by performing maintenance tasks. This resource will be particularly helpful for new business owners using WordPress on a limited budget. It is a comprehensive checklist that will he ...

Top 6 plus bonus Social Media Marketing Tools
By: Annika Peveril

There are many different aspects of social media and it can get very overwhelming. Let’s make your workload easier by sharing our top 6 Social Media Marketing Tools to help you organize! UPDATED: June, 19th 2020 - Added Milanote as a bonus Here’s our l ...

Create a Scroll to Top with Oxygen builder
By: Guido

In this tutorial we will create a Scroll to Top funtionality. To make this functionality work throughout the whole website, we will put this in the main template. 1. Go to your main template and create a div. Change the ID of the the div to div_go_top. ...

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By: Frederic Sune

Get your WordPress questions answered by one of the best experts around - Hubber Frederic Sune, founder of WP Expert! Get your free ticket today! Tricky configuration or plugin driving you crazy? Thinking of using WordPress for your social enterprise, ...

A_B Testing Explained
By: Deborah O'Malley

What is A/B testing? An A/B test, also known as a split-test, is a process in which two versions, or elements of a website, are simultaneously shown to different visitors at the same time. Conversions are measured across both versions. The variant that ...

How To Protect Your WordPress Website From Hackers
By: Frederic Sune

Learning how to protect your WordPress website from hackers is easily done. An excess of 70% of WordPress users are currently vulnerable to hacker attacks, according to statistics.  Being the most used content manager in the world, it is quite com ...

Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) explained
By: Deborah O'Malley

You’ve probably heard the term Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO) and may have been told that it’s great thing to improve your website. But, if you’re like many marketers, you may not fully understand what CRO is and how it can help you. This article i ...

SEO_ Top 49 local citation sites in Canada
By: Frederic Sune

We created a list of the Top 49 local citation sites in Canada where you can publish your business address information to improve your ranking in Google Local search. Definition: A local citation is any mention of your business address and information ...

SVGLayoutPack
By: Guido

After sharing my Shape Dividers library in the Oxygen Builder Facebook group (See Message) i was asked by Simon Kress from Oxystuff to create a blog post where he can link to from Oxystuff.com. I thought it was a good idea to turn it into a tutorial ab ...

The best free stock photos sites in 2020
By: Frederic Sune

Here is our list of the best free stock photos sites for 2020: 1. Gratisography Gratisography is the world's quirkiest collection of free high-resolution pictures, comprised of the world's best, most creative images. Visit site 2. Pexels Pexels - is a ...

What does it mean to be Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA compliant for businesses in Ontario, Canada?
By: Frederic Sune

Today, one of our clients informed me that their HR department did an audit of their WordPress website and mentioned that it was not Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA compliant. I can imagine how a client can react hearing this, ...

free-online-tool-wp-expert
By: Frederic Sune

We just added a new free online tool to our directory! We have over 80 tools that can help your business. All of those tools a free to use. You may find some with advanced features that you need to pay for. Today, we published HTML Arrows! It is a free ...

iconsflow
By: Frederic Sune

UPDATED: Dec, 31st 2019 - Free icon Maker is now Iconsflow. Create dozens of personalized icons for your App, Web, Creative projects & Startups. Design outlined, solid, webby and flat icons for free! Free Icon Maker online apps can help you to add ...

Everything You Need to Know about BERT
By: Annika Peveril

Have you always heard about BERT, but never knew exactly what was meant by it? Well, it’s the most important algorithm update Google has made in the past five years. So, let’s get you up to date as well. In this article you will learn: What is BERTWhy ...

Do you know the benefits of Having a WordPress Website Maintenance Plan in Place
By: Frederic Sune

If you have invested in a good website, it needs to be protected or it will be hacked and used to send out spam or sell adult toys or even worse: illicit drugs! Who is the person in charge for your website if it happens? What emergency plans do you hav ...

How to Organically Grow Blog Traffic
By: Annika Peveril

Blogging is more valuable than ever, but with ­­­­4.4 million blogs being posted every day there’s a pretty fair chance that it is not reaching your target audience. Instead of paying for advertisements, you can implement our tips to org ...

7 Common SEO Mistakes to Avoid
By: Annika Peveril

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) can be confusing at the beginning, but don’t worry we are here to guide you through it! We see a lot of content out there with common SEO mistakes that can be avoided.  Before we begin, do you know what SEO is? Rea ...

6 Common Social Media Marketing Mistakes
By: Annika Peveril

Social media marketing is a twister game that can be approached by many angles to succeed. However, it’s not that easy and we can make silly social media marketing mistakes.  They are very common mistakes, but they also can be avoided and fixed. ...

How Quality Content Can Help You Lead the Battle
By: Annika Peveril

It’s been decided: creating quality content is the most effective way to market a business.  We are surrounded by content noise when we scroll through our social media feeds. Every business, every entrepreneur, every influencer is publishing conte ...

How to Use the Content Marketing Cycle to Your Benefit
By: Annika Peveril

What is the Content Marketing Cycle? The cycle describes the entire marketing cycle. It’s useful to use it as a guide to ensure your content marketing is a success. There can be a lot involved with marketing and easily get overwhelming. The cycle ...

SEO Tips for WordPress Blogs
By: Annika Peveril

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a staple for WordPress blogs. Did you know that there are over 4.4 million blogs posted a day? Your blog will be hidden amongst the other blogs in no time! SEO can improve your blogs visibility, but it requ ...

How Google Reviews Help Local SEO
By: Annika Peveril

Did you know that your Google business reviews have a huge influence on your business' local SEO? As entrepreneurs, we know how important it is to have a good reputation. Let's take a look at an example. After inserting a quick Google se ...

DIVI Layout for your Instagram Bio Link
By: Frederic Sune

I was looking for a way to optimize my Instagram bio link and I discovered Shorby. But at $9/month for a page that I will change maybe one or two times a year, I decided to do the same result with DIVI builder. You will find at the bottom of the articl ...

3 tips on how to manage a work life balance as an entrepreneur
By: Annika Peveril

As an entrepreneur it can be incredibly tough to manage a healthy work-life balance. It’s a constant struggle between dedicating time to your business or to your family and friends or to yourself. Many entrepreneurs find themselves attempting to figure ...

The Ultimate Guide to Make Your WordPress Site Secure in 2019 (1)
By: Frederic Sune

In this article, I am going to explain why it is important to protect and maintain your WordPress website and how in 2019 you can do it in a few easy ways. 1. Proactive Not Reactive2. WordPress Maintenance Tasks3. Hosting Reliability4. Backing UP your ...

Google Analytics Dashboard - Authorize plugin alert
By: Frederic Sune

On the WP dashboard you will find the following box: Click on the “Authorize Plugin” button. The next page will appear: Follow the instructions on the screen. If you don’t have an analytics account then you need to create one first. We advise watching ...

Broken Links Alert
By: Frederic Sune

On your WP dashboard you will find the following box: Click on the link “Found .. broken links”. The next page will appear: On this page you can click the links to see if the links work. If the link works, you can click “Not broken” or “Dismiss”. If th ...

PHP Update Required
By: Frederic Sune

On the WP dashboard you will find the following message: This means that the PHP version on your web server is running an old version of PHP. We strongly advise you to contact your web hosting company! You need a newer version of PHP to increase the sa ...

DIVI Free Layout - Music collection
By: Frederic Sune

I am always fascinated on how DIVI is powerful. Recently, I came across free music on Wistia website and it gave me the idea to create a page with DIVI music player. I was looking at a creative way to embed the music and an easy way to download the fil ...

Top 4 Free WordPress Backup Plugins
By: Frederic Sune

Below, we're going to help you learn how to backup WordPress with our favourite Top 4 FREE WordPress backup plugins for entrepreneurs that have a limited budget for their website.  If something goes wrong, you'll be able to easily restore your Wor ...

how-to-divi-serie
By: Frederic Sune

The How-to DIVI serie is an archive of all good articles/tutorials I found on DIVI and that I tested and used it. Today in the serie, a nice tutorial from DIVI lovers. DIVI Lovers created a nice tutorial to create a DIVI Opt-in form that can be fit any ...

Ray Dalio - Principles are ways of successfully dealing with reality to get what you want out of life
By: Frederic Sune

I discovered Ray Dalio's book, Principles for Success a while ago but didn’t have time to read it… But I just discovered the video he made and in less than 30 minutes you can learn what the principles.  They are in 8 separate episodes. It is worth spen ...

how-to-divi-serie
By: Frederic Sune

The How-to DIVI serie is an archive of all good articles/tutorials I found on DIVI and that I tested and used it. First in the serie is this one from GoCrayons. GoCrayons has a nice tutorial on how-to create a 404 page for DIVI with nice layouts. They ...

How to Create Entrepreneurial Goals
By: Annika Peveril

Working hard but not getting there? Struggling to fill your ambitions? Any type of business needs to create entrepreneurial goals. The key is to create goals that will motivate you to work and will actually help your business improve. It’s a competitiv ...

How to get the pagination URL back in your DIVI blog
By: Frederic Sune

It started like this, one of my clients mentioned that when they were on page 3, for example, of their blog posts in the grid mode, if they click on an article, they can see it but when they hit the back button of the browser, it sent them back to the ...

5 Simple Content Marketing Tips for Entrepreneurs
By: Annika Peveril

Content marketing is the backbone of SEO. Saying that, it is vital to create a content marketing plan to have a very strong presence. It is becoming more evident by entrepreneurs that it’s important to dedicate time to have a solid content marketing pl ...

seo-101-beginner-guide
By: Annika Peveril

If you’re new to SEO, you’re in the right place. There are many different layers of SEO, but I'll start with the basics. This SEO 101 guide is perfect for anybody who has no background in this whatsoever as it consists of jargon that is understandable. ...

Spam Filter on Red Keyboard Button.
By: Annika Peveril

You may be asking yourself what the heck that might mean. In this scenario, an email blacklist is a real-time database that determines if an IP address is sending emails that could be considered spam. Resulting in key customers possibly not seeing your ...

3-tips-entrepreneur-2018
By: Annika Peveril

1. Turn it off to Increase Productivity Everybody is guilty of getting distracted from work by scrolling through social media feeds or browsing the web. A healthy balance of work and life will increase your productivity. But how to achieve that mysteri ...

WP-Expert-01-DIVI-Clickable-Box
By: Frederic Sune

This is our first tutorial for DIVI. We created a clickable box for our client helloyoga.ca. Check them out to see the final result! Our client wanted a big box with a nice look that included a border, title (and link), text, and image. All of which mu ...

Follow these 4 Social Media Rules to get Amazing Results
By: Annika Peveril

Length: 3 minutes (559 words) We are nearing 2018 and it’s time to step up your social media game. If you are a reader who either doesn’t have any social media accounts or struggling to embrace them - then this is for you! Follow these four rules to SU ...

WP Expert Website Hack 10x
By: Frederic Sune

If your website is your first point of contact, you want to make sure it blows your visitors’ minds faster than you can say “buy now”.

divi
By: Frederic Sune

Using The Divi Theme Options Divi comes with theme options that are used to set up various parts of your site: https://www.elegantthemes.com/documentation/divi/ Main Elegant Themes documentation https://www.elegantthemes.com/documentation/

34 css puns
By: Frederic Sune

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a stylesheet language that defines how the content on a web page is to be displayed with colors, borders, fonts, backgrounds etc. Inspired by this Reddit thread, today's post showcases 34 CSS puns that'll put a smile on ...

free graphic resources for everyone
By: Frederic Sune

Freepik helps you to find free vector art, illustrations, icons, PSD and photos for using in websites, banners, presentations, magazines. You will find all free graphic resources you need for your projects. More than a million free vectors, PSD, photos ...

Killer WORDPRESS checklist infographic
By: Frederic Sune

This is the best Infographic Checklist I ever found. It's from the team at Capsicum Mediaworks LLP and they list each steps you have to go trough to setup your WordPress website. The name "Killer" is right because it's properly point out each requireme ...

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