Short updates for ShortPixel WordPress plugin

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Sometimes we get busy writing code or doing customer support and we forget to sit back, breathe and do a roundup of what has happened since the last time we breathed, sat back and did a roundup of what has happened 🙂

It does feel like a lot has happened and when we look back we are extremely appreciative to you, the person reading this blog post, our clients, partners and everybody that allowed our work to bring a positive impact to theirs.

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Font Recommendations Roundup

Fonts are not something most people consider very often, although they are a critical element of typesetting to ensure readability. There are certain fonts that are more standard for certain types of documents, while in other cases there is a bit more flexibility. Personal preference also plays a significant part. What follows is a font recommendations guide depending on the type of document you are creating and some basic, useful information about fonts in general.

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5 Pitfalls of WordPress Design That Everyone Should Avoid

As WordPress is powering millions of websites all over the world, it has become the leading CMS platform. While we all love WordPress for its rich feature set, flexibility, versatility and user-friendly attributes, the platform comes with a few common design pitfalls that web developers should be aware of.

Here are some of the hidden difficulties that developers and designers should consider when working with WordPress:

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5 tips for having a successful WordPress blog

So, you have finally decided to start blogging. Yayyyyy! You are excited and pumped. The endless possibilities lie ahead. But…so does a quagmire of problems. You wonder instantly, where will I start? You do not know of anything at this stage, but that’s not a point worth scratching your head over. Everyone who went on to make hugely successful blogs, also did not have any idea, they started from scratch. The bloggers at website designing Dubai firm were at loggerheads when they started out. They had to learn all the basics from trial and error. But that is what we are here for, so you don’t have to go through the same process all over again.

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How to Optimise Your Site for Google’s Mobile First Changes

From 2016 onwards, mobile traffic surpassed desktop traffic for the first time in internet history. And it has only continued to do so from then onwards. For this reason, Google announced its intention to implement a new mobile-first indexing process when it comes to its search results. Doing so, they stated, would make searches much more relevant for the growing majority audience of mobile users, rather than minority desktop users.

A shocking number of sites are barely optimized for desktop, let alone mobile. Which is why, when Google’s mobile index rollout hits fully, many small businesses may be surprised to find a sharp decline in traffic and SERP positioning. However, pre-emptive optimization now could prevent this from happening and may even improve your websites standing. Especially if this is a change you are making and your competitors are failing to do so, leaving you one step ahead.

With that in mind, what is mobile first exactly and why is it so important that you optimize your WordPress website to meet these changes from Google?

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10 reasons why you should consider using WordPress for your website

WordPress was launched in the year 2003 as a content management system (CMS) and became the most widely used and favourite website of bloggers around the world. Though it was originally just a site for bloggers, it has now become a big, universal platform for building websites, especially for doing business online.

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After you decide the name of your company, get it registered, and are done with all the details except for deciding the platform for your business website, here are the reasons that will assure you that WordPress is the best option for your official business website:

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The Top Marketing Automation Software of 2018

Email Marketing Automation SoftwareTo say that the job of a digital marketer is not an easy one would be an understatement. If we’re going to make a list of careers that require one to be a jack-of-all-trades, digital marketing would be at the top of that list. The tasks of a digital marketer are manifold and are as varied as can be.

That’s why for digital marketers, the advent of marketing automation software is something akin to a miracle. If not for the invention and proliferation of these programs that help them send thousands of emails to generate leads, manage thousands of contacts, or analyze how their websites are doing on so many levels, countless digital marketers would have pursued other careers by now.

For 2018, these are the top marketing automation tools that help make their jobs—and lives—easier.

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8 Important Tips to Run a Kick-Ass Outreach Campaign

reach out campaignManual outreach is one of the best ways to build quality editorial links that stick and help improve your relationship with the fellow bloggers in your niche.

Outreaching is not easy though, in fact, it’s so hard that people like to avoid the headaches of finding prospects, building relationships (by interacting with real people) and instead hire an SEO agency or go with private blog networks. Continue reading 8 Important Tips to Run a Kick-Ass Outreach Campaign

WordPress analytics for plugin developers

WordPress analytics

This post is mainly for WordPress developers. So if you already have a plugin on WP.org or are planning to publish one, you might just find this useful. In this post I will tell you about my new service that helps developers to track and analyze their plugins published in the WordPress repository – without having to change any code!

A bit about me: My main occupation is to develop JavaScript components. Also, I maintain a few WordPress sites and have developed a ​ WordPress Tables plugin. After publishing it in the WP repository the concept of ​ WP DevMetrics ​ was born.

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ShortPixel: How to exclude images and folders from optimization

Buried deep into our plugin advanced settings, lies a special feature: Exclude patterns. As you can guess, it allows our users to specify which files or folders are omitted from the optimization.

Using this feature is not as intuitive as we wanted to be, that’s why we wrote this article. Read further to find a few examples of how to use this feature.

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