How to Change the Color of Address Bar in Mobile Browser to Match Your WordPress Site

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Have you noticed that many popular websites like BBC and Facebook use their own brand colors for the address bar in mobile browser. Recently, one of our users asked us if we could write about how to change the color of address bar in mobile browser to match their WordPress theme? In this article, we will show you how to change the color of address bar in mobile browser to match your WordPress site. Why Match Address Bar Color in Mobile Browser? Most popular WordPress themes are mobile responsive. This makes your site looks great on mobile devices. However, it still looks and feels like a website. Matching the color of address bar to your WordPress site, gives it a native app-like feel. This improves user experience, which ultimately boosts…
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wpDataTables – A WordPress Superhero in Your Time of Need

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One task. Too little time left. The one battle you haven’t won before. And the client wants it today. The rules of the game: huge amounts of data, responsive tables, works with any WordPress theme. “Let’s find something that is like Excel, but responsive. And fast. And interactive“. You keep hearing the client’s voice in your head. And you can’t fight the task away with your level one coding skills. But wait. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It’s the number one tables and charts creator WordPress Plugin. You need the strongest, most versatile tools to deliver quality. The wpDataTables plugin solves most of the issues that you may encounter when creating tables and charts in WordPress – it’s like a superhero appearing in a time of…
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Client Madness: 5 Freelance Horror Stories

Client Madness: 5 Freelance Horror Stories

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Are you checking your calendar in confusion? Turning on the radio to see if they’re playing Monster Mash? Don’t worry, you’re not crazy, and Halloween hasn’t come early. Nevertheless, we’re running a bone-chilling, goose-bump inducing article in the merry month of March. [author_more] Why the anachronism? Simple: Freelancers deal with horrific clients and wacky assignments year-round. It doesn’t matter if it’s the end of October or the middle of May, a normal day at the office (aka, the kitchen table) can take a turn for the terrible in the blink of an eye. The least we can do, then, is share these fearsome exploits with the world. In them you may find a less worth learning, a surprising nugget of wisdom, or, at the very least, some needed entertainment. So…
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Migrating WordPress.com to WordPress.org: A Step-by-Step Guide

Migrating WordPress.com to WordPress.org: A Step-by-Step Guide

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You’ve spent some time on WordPress.com, customized your site and sank countless hours into creating interesting posts for your readers. But now that you’re growing a little, you’ve started to realize that using WordPress.com to host your blog may not be the best idea if you’re serious about long-term growth. Even if this scenario doesn’t describe your situation, it should come as no surprise that WordPress.com, while being a fantastic introduction to the platform, doesn’t offer the same advantages as self-hosting. Switching to a self-hosted WordPress blog will, for example, enable you to run ads on your site and experiment with all sorts of plugins and themes without any limitations. If any of those seem like good enough reasons to make the switch, then stick around and go through our step by…
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How to Automatically Deploy WordPress Theme Changes using GitHub and Deploy

How to Automatically Deploy WordPress Theme Changes using GitHub and Deploy

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Do you want to automatically deploy WordPress theme changes to your website? Most professional web developers use a version control system like GitHub or BitBucket and automatically deploy their changes to staging or live site. In this article, we will show you how to automatically deploy WordPress theme changes using GitHub and Deploy. Why Use Version Control System for WordPress Theme Development? First, we need to understand what version control means: … a system that records changes to a file or set of files over time so that you can recall specific versions later http://git-scm.com/book/en/v2/Getting-Started-About-Version-Control In other words, every time we change a WordPress theme template, image or CSS file, a version control system keeps track of these changes. At particular points, we can label (commit) a batch of changes.…
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11 Clever Ways To Use Buildings In Your iPhone Landscape Photos

11 Clever Ways To Use Buildings In Your iPhone Landscape Photos

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Untouched landscapes are beautiful, but they often lack magic or drama when captured in a photo. Including buildings in your landscape photos is a great way to add a strong focal point and a wonderful storytelling element. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use different kinds of buildings to enhance your iPhone landscape photos, allowing you to create really special and evocative images. 1. Use Buildings As A Focal Point Including a main subject or focal point in your photos is important for several reasons. First of all, it creates a point of interest within the scene that catches the viewer’s attention. It also provides a place for the viewer’s eye to rest, making the photo feel complete. Look at the photo above, and now imagine it without the lighthouse. It would be a pretty…
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7 Surprising Ways to Scale Your Marketing Efforts in 2016

7 Surprising Ways to Scale Your Marketing Efforts in 2016

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This article was originally published on Growth Everywhere. Did you know that there are only 7 Internet software/services with over 1 billion monthly active users (MAU)? Just take a look at this: If you’re looking for growth in your business, the right places to look are where your target audience is already hanging out. You probably won’t be able to advertise to people directly on MS Office or Windows, but you do have a shot at finding them on platforms such as Google Search, Facebook, and YouTube. [author_more] In this post, we’ll give you 7 surprising ways to scale your revenues using paid advertising this year. Some of them involve the channels above, some don’t. Remember, it’s about finding your right target audience. Ready? Let’s go! 1. YouTube Advertising I’ve been…
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Is the Traditional Freelancing Advice Antiquated?

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The freelance industry has grown substantially over the years, and has picked up serious momentum recently as people have begun to realize the benefits of a freelance lifestyle. For those freelancers who want to start or grow their practice, many of them seek advice from other freelance professionals, books, online articles, and courses. These resources are great for learning some new skills or figuring out how to operate different parts of your business, especially when it comes to how much to charge, where to find clients, how to work with clients, and taxes — just to name a few. [author_more] However, there’s an entire body of knowledge around the business of freelancing that’s been around now for over a decade and has survived technology changes, social media, and an economic…
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10 Conversion Services For Your Coding Needs

10 Conversion Services For Your Coding Needs

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If you are a typical web designer, you naturally leave the coding to someone else, either because you have no choice, or you do not have the time or effort to do the coding yourself. Even web designers who are proficient in coding prefer to have a professional developer do the work to ensure it will be done quickly and accurately. Finding the right team to do your coding can be a challenge. There are plenty of highly qualified services out there, but if you are fairly new to the game, you might not know quite where to find one that will do excellent work, quickly and affordably. This is where we can help. We know where the best web developers hang out and we’ve put together this list of…
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Is This the Dawning of the Age of Interrobang‽

Is This the Dawning of the Age of Interrobang‽

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[caption id="attachment_127282" align="alignleft" width="281"]You see, I've turned the moon into what I like to call a "Death Star".[/caption] The spoken word and text are like close siblings. They don’t see eye-to-eye on everything but are constantly borrowing stuff from each other. When we want to highlight a word or phrase in speech as noteworthy or questionable in some way, we might use ‘air quotes’ (don't pretend you've never done it). That’s a writing device that we’ve pinched for speech. But it works the other way too. Writers have invented – or, at least, tried to invent – new typographic elements to mimic what we are communicating with our speech. Let’s have a look at a few and what they can do for us. Oh sure, we need to more punctuation…
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