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Top 10 Essential Plugins for WordPress

WordPress is an amazing CMS, being used by beginners to experts – it’s a very robust system and can be used for simple blogging (like this website) or complex websites and e-commerce stores.

I love WordPress myself, I find it very simple to use and because there’s such a large community of users and contributors you can usually find a plugin that will help you achieve a goal on your website with the minimum of cost or fuss. With that being said, you also need to be careful about which plugins you use.

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Top 5 Business WordPress Themes for March 2016

March has seen a decent amount of new WordPress themes hit the market, some are absolute rubbish, abusing every element of jQuery they can. Using animations and preloaders and everything in between.

What ever happened to good, simple, fast design without the need for over-the-top animations? Who knows, every month they’re getting crazier and the amount of work needed to make a template work is usually longer than coding it from scratch.

Anyway! I’ve trawled through the themes on the various websites and in my opinion, these are the best WordPress themes on offer for March 2016.

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Top 3 Best Invoicing Systems for Small Businesses

Invoicing is an important part of making money for your business. There’s some good software available, self-hosted and cloud based that can help you invoice your customers like a boss.

When considering my top 3 invoicing systems, I ask, how much can it be customised to my business? How simple is it to use? and How will my invoices look for my clients?

I’ve tried a few invoicing systems and can provide you with some recommended invoicing systems, best to use for small businesses including web design businesses and freelancers.

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resize images fast in windows

How to resize multiple images FAST in Windows

Ever taken photos on your SLR camera or phone and they’re huge? Like – over 5 mb?

Have you ever then needed to send those images to your family, friend, boss or upload them onto facebook?

Surely you don’t want to spend all night uploading 50 images equaling 200mb? Take the shortcut and resize your images using in built Windows functionality.

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Stop WordPress admin bar overlapping your Navbar in Bootstrap

If you’re using bootstrap in your WordPress theme and you’re using a fixed top menu, you’ll notice when you’re logged into WordPress as as administrator that your admin bar overlaps your page menu. It doesn’t affect your visitors, but for anyone administrators logging in, it can make it look untidy.

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Tab key not working properly in gravity forms

Have you embedded a gravity form onto your page in WordPress and noticed that when you hit the tab key, it doesn’t tab down to the next field as it should? It may be conflicting with another form on your page. To fix this, enter this code into your functions.php and press save.

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