30 Wonderfully Creative Abstract iPhone Photos

30 Wonderfully Creative Abstract iPhone Photos

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Thank you to everyone who participated in our weekly iPhone photography contest. This week’s theme was “Abstract” and we had over 750 amazing images submitted. The quality of entries was absolutely superb, which made it very difficult to select just 30 winners. After much deliberation, here are the 30 winning abstract iPhone photos that show wonderful creativity. Hillary Morin Adrian Werner Antonio Camacho Basith Al Naasar Chris Baird Dan Kafalas Daniela Gualtieri Dariusz Sobiecki David Popkin Deena Berton Evelyne Sieber Gunnar Hägg Holly Schultz Inna Klim Joanna Proffitt Karen Morgan Karin Taylor Kelwy Oliveira Lolly Kakumani Manthan Patel Maria Cristina Gonzalez Mary Ann Tardif Mike Lodge Penni James Ramim Alam Remigijus Stirbys Rosie Karel Sherry Manners Vicki Russell Wei Wei Which one of these photos is your favorite? Please let everyone know in…
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How to Create a Contact Form in WordPress (Step by Step)

How to Create a Contact Form in WordPress (Step by Step)

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Are you looking to add a contact form on your WordPress site? Every website needs a contact form, so people can contact you about your products and services. In this WordPress tutorial, we will show you how to create a contact form in WordPress (step by step) without touching a single line of code. Why Do You Need a Contact form? You might be wondering why do I need a contact form? Can’t I just add my email address on my website, so people can email me? That’s a very common question from beginners because they are afraid that adding a contact form requires code knowledge. The truth is you don’t need to know any code. This step by step guide to adding a contact form is written for absolute…
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5 Social Commerce Trends To Watch Out For In 2016

5 Social Commerce Trends To Watch Out For In 2016

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“Buy Now.” That is the call-to-action on a Facebook ad for HP’s latest notebook. If you’re a busy consumer who is searching for a notebook, why spend time going in to a retail store, or even browsing the web, when you can research and purchase via social networks directly? Ever since Facebook, Pinterest, etc. allowed brands to sell products in new ways, social commerce has been thriving. Today, you’ll see that thousands of businesses, from the neighborhood retailer to the biggest enterprise, are engaged in social selling. Also, they’re paying attention to new social commerce trends. Did you know? In 2015, out of the total global eCommerce proceeds, more than $30 billion were generated from different social networks directly. (source) According to a survey, more than 59% of marketers think…
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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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