Translating content with Polylang

In a  previous post we took a look at, possibly, the most popular translation plugin for WordPress, WPML. Continuing on with our translation theme, today we’ll take a look at the most popular free plugin currently on the WordPress plugin directory, Polylang.

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Translating content with WPML

Multilingual sites allow you to reach a wider audience, especially for non native English speakers. Translating your site in English will make it accessible to a very large, worldwide audience. The benefits do not apply only to the English language though, you might want to make your site accessible to a market or country that does not have many English speakers, translating it to their language removes that barrier.

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Accelerated Mobile Pages for WordPress

Let’s talk about speed. We all know how important loading speeds are on websites. A slow page will struggle at keeping visitors engaged resulting to high bounce rates, which is less than desirable. The problem only gets worse on mobile users which not only have to deal with slow network speeds but run the potential risk of high data charges when visiting large websites. There are a lot of ways to speed up page loading times and decrease the page size such as caching and minification plugins, CDNs and more, Accelerated Mobile Pages are yet another tool in our disposal which is purpose built for mobiles.

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How to create a music playlist with AudioIgniter in WordPress

We have recently released AudioIgniter. A stylish and easy to use audio player plugin for WordPress. AudioIgniter is suitable for solo artists, bands, DJs and podcasters.

The plugin is available for download for free on the WordPress plugin directory. It also has a PRO version, you can learn more about it on our site here.

In today’s article we’ll take a look at how we can create a playlist using AudioIgniter.

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The complete guide to WordPress menus

Navigation is a very important part of any webpage. A well structured one allows the visitors to easily locate all the information they are looking for and make the overall browsing experience more pleasant. Luckily WordPress has catered to this need with a functional and easy to use menu system. Today we’re going to take a closer look at the menu creation procedure.

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How to show only last child categories using the_category()

Have you ever wanted to change the_category()‘s behaviour so that it’ll only show the leaves (last child categories) of the selected WordPress categories?

For example, you might have a category hierarchy of Food > Cat > Prescription Cat Food, and it doesn’t really make sense to show all three categories. Due to organizational reasons however, you need to have all three of them selected. How do you force your theme then, to only display the Prescription Cat Food category?

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Beginner’s guide: Child themes


Thousands of support tickets have taught us one thing; people love customizing their themes. Everyday, many of them, dive in the code to get a unique layout or functionality, tailored to their needs and desires.

Another interesting fact is that very few users utilize child themes. Why is that? Well, most of them don’t know what they are, how they work and what they have to offer. Some, happily very few, just can’t be bothered.

While scouring the web looking for an answer to various WordPress related questions, you are bound to find references to child themes and strong suggestions towards using them, let’s find out what they are below.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Setting Up CloudFlare on WordPress

Let me ask you a question: do you want to speed up your WordPress site while also protecting it from malicious attacks?

If you answered yes (let’s be honest: of course you did!), then you should definitely consider integrating CloudFlare with your website.

CloudFlare is a content delivery network (CDN) that acts as a proxy between your website and your visitors.

Whenever a user visits your site, CloudFlare will first check for any indicators of malicious intent. Once CloudFlare verifies the visit isn’t motivated by nefarious purposes, it serves up data from the data center that’s geographically closest to your visitor

Result: beefier security, and much faster website load speeds.

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