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6 Tips to Successfully Scale Up as a WordPress Developer

There comes a point in the life of every new enterprise where one burning question occupies 90% of the owner’s time: how do I scale up my business?

This usually arises at the stage where you’ve got short-term survival for your business locked in, but are increasingly overwhelmed. It’s at this point you look to scaling your output while lessening the load on yourself and your team.

In this article we’ll look at a series of simple steps to take your WordPress-based development firm to the next level and navigate what can be a tricky – and often treacherous – transitional phase. – Read more –

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How to Create a Content Strategy to Futureproof Your Revenue Stream

A detailed explanation on why content is king and how to use your king :)  

Business owners are constantly on the hunt for anything that can give them an edge in keeping their revenue stream steady and acquisition costs low.

In this article we’ll look at one of the most reliable ways of tackling both those issues – creating a viable content strategy for your firm.

It’s a technique that can work wonders for everyone from one-man bands to large-scale enterprises, and is one of the most cost-effective ways of driving growth in the medium to long term.

Before we get going on the implementation details though, let’s briefly expand on what makes it worthwhile going down this road. – Read more –

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The Complete Guide to Updating Enfold

Updating WordPress Themes is easy, but if you are new to themeforest and/or WordPress here is a guide to help you

In 2015, quickly putting together a professional looking WordPress site that displays perfectly across all devices has never been easier. The days of needing a team of eye-wateringly expensive external developers to fine-tune your site for weeks – if not months – are now thankfully in the past.

Here at Kriesi we’re proud to have played our part in this by releasing a suite of easily configurable, fully responsive themes, chief among them our flagship product Enfold. But one major paint point we’ve seen come up repeatedly – particularly for less experienced WordPress users – is the subject of updating.

Enfold ships with a lifetime guarantee of free updates, and in this article we’ll walk through everything you need to know to update safely and with confidence for many years to come.

Let’s begin with a quick look at the major versions of the theme to date for some context.

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WordPress Beginners: How to Start With Enfold From Scratch

New to Enfold and wondering where to start? Here is a small beginners guide

Our best-selling Enfold theme is a perfect theme for users of all levels of technical ability, but it’s particularly useful for those new to the world of WordPress.

Although it ships with a Demo Content Import feature to help users hit the ground running, we frequently receive requests for an overview of how to start with Enfold from scratch.

In this article we’ll walk you through everything you need to look at for building an Enfold site from the ground up without relying on imported content.

As this could be your first exposure to the theme, let’s briefly recap some of the reasons why Enfold is a particularly good option for beginners.

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How to Productize Your WordPress Theme Development Business (And Make More Money)

There is, as Shakespeare so memorably put it, a tide in the affairs of men. At a certain point in your life as a WordPress developer you will face a choice: do you saddle up and take the next step for you and your business or stay stuck at your current level?

Get it wrong and you risk stalling your career and getting locked into an endless cycle of bad clients, money worries, and grinding day-to-day dissatisfaction. But productizing your WordPress business is the way to avoid this sorry state of affairs.

In this article, we’ll cover why you need to productize, provide concrete steps to get you started on the right track and give you some useful pointers towards further resources for the future.

Let’s start with a quick definition.

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4 Key WordPress Image Optimization Tips

Images are often the best part of a WordPress website. They catch the eye, set the mood, and invite the emotions to take part in what can otherwise be a boring experience.

However, image files are often the biggest files on the server, and they tend to affect page upload speeds more than anything else. With new display technologies such as Retina becoming more and more popular, and mobile device usage on the rise, it pays to keep your image quality up and your file size down.

To help face these challenges, this post will look at four valuable suggestions to make the best choices when it comes to image optimization.

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