My Top 10 Fastest WordPress Themes


Having a highly optimized and fast WordPress theme is an important factor to consider when picking out a theme for your site. A slow website not only creates a poor user experience for your visitors, but it may also contribute in your site getting lower Google rankings then it deserves as well.

I was curious to see what were some of the fastest (and slowest) WordPress themes that I currently own and have access to. So I decided to do a simple test and try to rank them.

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How To Schedule Automatic WordPress Backups


Making regular backups of their website is something everyone knows they should be doing. But are you actually doing it? I’m guessing probably not.

Bad things can strike your site (or sites) at any time. When that happens, it can take up lots of time restoring them to their former state. Or worse case, you could even risk losing your entire site completely.

The reason why I think most people don’t make backups is that it often feels like it is too much of a hassle. I know I’m like that myself. Especially since I own several sites, spanning across multiple web hosting accounts.

While I have been a loyal BackupBuddy user for years, I was only using it for performing sporadic manual backups, like when I wanted to move a site over to a different web host. So I would often have backups that were years old. Unfortunately, that turned out to be a big mistake.

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Best Genesis Framework Tutorials of 2014


One of the reasons we love the Genesis framework so much is because of the enormous amount of customizability it offers. It is perfect for the DIY site owner who loves spending time tweaking their site’s design. But for newcomers, it can be a challenge to to get started, and there is certainly a bit of a learning curve involved.

Studiopress has always maintained a nice collection of Genesis tutorials and code snippets but since the beginning, many Genesis developers and bloggers have also been sharing their experiences in the form of tutorials for doing various customizations using Genesis. It’s one of my favorite things about being part of the Genesis community.

While there have been hundreds of excellent tutorials published since the Genesis framework was first released, I really wanted to come up with a list of Genesis tutorials published this year.

Not only for the tutorials themselves, but also to see which bloggers you should be following to get the most out of the Genesis theme framework.

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What’s New With Divi 2.0


I did a review of Divi theme a couple of months ago, but since then we have since seen the release of Divi 2.0.

Divi 2.0 is a major release by the Elegant Themes team that really builds on top of what made the initial version so successful. It has added a bunch of new modules, page layouts and lots of other features that make it one of the most versatile WordPress themes you can use. It is also one of the best looking themes out there, and it really shows off the design skills of the Elegant Themes team.

I have been experimenting with this new version of Divi on a new site I am working on and I am really excited by some of the things it can do. So in this post, I wanted to share with you guys some of my favorite new features of Divi 2.0.

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How To Create Your First Dynamik Skin

Dynamik Website Builder 1.6 was just released at the end of May, and the main highlight from it is first class support for Dynamik Skins. This is very exciting news for the Dynamik community. As users, we will likely see the proliferation of exciting new skins we can use on our sites. And it also gives developers the potential to create a new market for designing and selling premium Dynamik skins.

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