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12 Sites to Find Free Stock Video Footages

Written by Joe Foley on in Resources 6 comments
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Full screen video backgrounds have become quite the trend in web design these days. And of course WordPress themes like WPZOOM’s own Inspiro are making it simple for users to easily achieve that sophisticated look.

But while it might be easy to add a video to a site these days, the problem is that videos are expensive.

Luckily, there are some sites out there that offer videos for free.

The free video sites are nowhere close to being as numerous or convenient as the many free image sites, but they’re slowly growing.

And so below we’ve collected 12 of the best free video sites we could find.

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Creating Child Themes and When You Should Use Them

Written by Joe Foley on in Tutorials 17 comments
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A child theme in WordPress is small, light-weight “add-on” theme that inherits all the styling and functionality of another theme, called the “parent theme” in this case. You can create a child theme for any theme in WordPress.

Child themes are used when you want to make changes to a site without actually changing the code or the files in your original theme. This lets you update your original theme (which is the engine behind the child theme) without losing any changes you made to your site.

In this post we’ll go over how to create a child theme and also give a rundown of 5 common scenarios for when you’d want to use a child theme.

Is your WordPress theme not working how you want it? WPZOOM themes are easily customizable, well supported and responsive. Switch to a WordPress theme that works.

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What to Check when Changing your WordPress Theme

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Getting a new theme for your WordPress site is exciting. It’s like moving into a new house or having an older one renovated.

But like moving into a new house or doing a renovation, you can’t just snap your fingers and it’s done. There are a number of things to do and check to make sure everything is in order. Continue Reading

8 Top WordPress Opt-In Solutions to Help Build Your Email List

Written by Joe Foley on in Plugins, Resources 2 comments
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“The money is in the list.”

Maybe you’ve heard that aphorism before. In fact, maybe you’ve heard so many times your ears bleed every time you hear it again.

In any case, getting your site’s visitors onto your email list is simply good business, as nearly any successful digital marketer will tell you.

In order to do that with a WordPress site, you need to find an outside solution to help you get those visitors to opt in to your list.

Below we’ll go over 7 of the most popular and reputable opt-in plugins/service on the market today.
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10 Tips to Help You SEO a WordPress Post

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When you SEO a WordPress post, you have a number of tools at your disposal.

Although there are SEO plugins available (more on that later), most tools you need for good optimization are built right in to the core of WordPress itself. And some things you should do don’t require any tools at all, just a little knowledge.

Below we’ll go over the 10 most import tips to remember when optimizing a post. Continue Reading