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WordPress Coupons: March 2015

WordPress Coupons: March 2015

We’re starting something new here at WP Smackdown. Each month, we’re on the lookout for WordPress coupons, deals & discounts on your favorite WordPress products. Themes, plugins, hosting, ebooks… whatever...


WordPress Backup w/ CodeGuard

WordPress Backup Solution – CodeGuard

There are quite a few WordPress backup services out there. And while there are a few free plugins that will do a great job, there’s one backup solution that you won’t find in...


WordPress Backup Services Compared

WordPress Backup Services Compared

Maintaining regular backups of your WordPress site is an absolute must for all website owners. Even the smallest of sites that rarely gets updated should still be performing regular backups of...



WPCore - Batch Install WordPress Plugins

How to Batch Install WordPress Plugins

For those of us who setup new WordPress installations frequently, installing the same plugins over and over again can get tedious. But we all know there’s a handful of essentials...


List of Jetpack Widget PHP Class Names

List of Jetpack Widget PHP Class Names

If you didn’t already know, you can add WordPress widgets to your template files to display them anywhere on your site. The Jetpack plugin gives us a handful of useful...


Add a WordPress Widget in Your Template

Add a WordPress Widget in Your Template

Have you ever wanted to use a WordPress’ widget somewhere other than your sidebar? WordPress has a template tag called the_widget() which allows you to add a widget directly in your template files,...



Using WP Engine’s CDN: Page Speed Comparison

Using WP Engine’s CDN: Page Speed Comparison

In our previous speed comparison of GoDaddy WordPress hosting vs. WP Engine’s hosting, WP Engine showed faster page load times. Let’s expand upon that test by adding the built-in WP Engine...