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duplicate a page in wordpress

How to Duplicate a Page in WordPress

Don’t try to manually copy and paste elements of your blog or website when it’s so easy to duplicate a page in WordPress by using existing tools.

Save yourself the time and frustration, and instead embrace the software that can maintain all of your formatting, keep your SEO juice if you’re migrating, or just allow you to try out a new design without breaking your site.

We’re going to walk you through the basics: why you would want to duplicate a page in WordPress, what plugins you can use, and how to install, activate, and use those plugins.

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Internal company Wiki

8 Features Your Internal Company Wiki Needs

An internal company wiki isn’t just a convenience — it qualifies and quantifies information that could easily become “institutionalized knowledge.” Your internal company wiki must embrace the philosophy that no note is too trivial.

Your internal wiki is vital, and it must be concise, easily accessible, and frequently updated. Wikis are one of the best remote tools your company can use to increase communication and productivity.

The following eight features can transform your internal company wiki from “forgotten project” into “everyday resource” and not only shorten employee training time but also help prevent employees from getting stuck during their work.

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Intranet vs Extranet

Intranet vs. Extranet: What’s the Difference?

Maybe you’ve just heard the terms “intranet” and “extranet” and want to know more, or you’re an IT tech who’s asked about extranets and intranets on a daily basis and would like a learning resource to point inquisitive people to.

In either case, we’re here to help explain the difference between intranet and extranet, explain what they’re used for, and even offer some strategies for safely setting up and maintaining your own external networks.

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devops for small teams

4 DevOps Tips for Small Teams

Wondering how to deploy DevOps for small teams? DevOps is a growing field of strategy and execution in companies of all sizes. It speeds up time to market, enables quicker rollouts, and makes for happier developers, operations managers, and customers.

We’re going to talk about what DevOps is, how large companies deploy it, and what lessons and tips small companies can glean and deploy right now.

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wordpress plugins for blogs

The 13 Best WordPress Plugins for Blogs

Starting a blog isn’t easy, whether it’s for your own personal use or for delivering more useful content to your audience or customer base. While WordPress is a robust blogging service just on its own, there are dozens (if not hundreds) of WordPress plugins for blogs.

These plugins transform your blog and your workflow, adding things like embedded video, image galleries, affiliate links, social media feeds, and even speeding up your entire site.

Take a look at these plugins that could transform how you blog.

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11 best wordpress migration plugins

11 Best WordPress Migration Plugins

Sometimes you have to move your entire website — hosts change, fees go up, and occasionally it becomes prudent for any business or individual to seek greener digital pastures.

You can opt to bring in an outside team to help with your migration, especially if you aren’t particularly tech-savvy (or you just don’t have the time). That can come with its own challenges, though — onboarding outsourced developers can often take more time and energy than it’s worth.

However, there are plenty of WordPress migration plugins that are user-friendly, easy to install, and will handle all of the tedious minutiae of site migration without burning out your budget or your hard-earned SEO efforts. It’d be horrible to gain all the benefits of the new site and lose all of the backlinks and authority that keep your business regularly ranking in Google.

Check out these plugins for migrations, cloning, backups, and syncing your website.

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10 (Truly) Best WordPress SEO Plugins for Boosting Your Traffic

Organic traffic is the customer-acquisition channel you can best rely on when others fail. When this or that social network fades away and that ad campaign fails to earn its pay-per-click dollars back, you can trust that your customers won’t stop searching. And with the right tools and tactics, your site will be ready for customers to find.

If you run a WordPress site, the best way to get started is with WordPress SEO plugins.

SEO, or search engine optimization, is the science of optimizing sites and content to attract the attention of search engines. Search engines are designed to find the results searchers want, so optimizing your site means showing search engines that you do, in fact, have what people are searching for.

In the early days of SEO, this could be as simple as stuffing your site full of keywords your customers were using to search. Those days are gone. Search engines, especially Google, are now so advanced that you need the support of similarly advanced tools and technologies to stand a chance at standing out.

In this article, we’ve gathered 10 of the best WordPress SEO plugins that’ll help you optimize your site and build organic traffic.

1. Yoast SEO

A list of the best SEO plugins couldn’t start with anything but Yoast SEO. Yoast is the most famous WordPress SEO plugin for a reason. Every time you draft a post, Yoast automatically checks the content, title, meta description, and more for your focus keyword. It also analyzes readability, and with premium versions, it suggests internal linking opportunities.
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Yoast has a range of other products that are also worth trying:

Price: Free. Paid plans for $89/yr.

2. All in One SEO Pack

If you’re looking to optimize your entire site, All in One SEO Pack is one of the first WordPress SEO plugins you should turn to.

All in One SEO Pack makes it easy to submit your XML sitemap to Google and Bing—an essential but often overlooked step for busy site owners. If you want to rely on automation, this plugin automatically notifies search engines when you change your site, and it automatically generates meta tags.
screenshot-2 (1).png All in One SEO Pack promises to help beginners improve their sites right out of the box, and it will help advanced users with more granular features.

Price: Free

3. W3 Total Cache

The user experience your site offers is essential for SEO success. Search engines will notice if users click to your site and then quickly leave—otherwise known as “bouncing.” If you have a slow website, for instance, users might bounce before anything loads. Search engines will notice that behavior and penalize your site.

W3 Total Cache promises to improve website performance and reduce load times. It accomplishes this via integrations with a content delivery network that offers high availability and high performance through geographically distributed servers. When traffic volume increases, W3 Total Cache can maintain performance, keep page load times down, and ensure that pages still render quickly.

Price: Free

4. The SEO Framework

SEO has a bad reputation in some circles. Unethical, sneaky tactics are known as “black hat,” and though they might offer fast returns, they almost always cause damage in the long-run because search engines penalize rule-breaking.

The SEO Framework plugin works to keep your site clean—or “white hat.” You might think this is as easy as not using those unethical tactics, but bad actors can use black-hat methods to get your site penalized.

Backlinks, for instance, are one of the most important SEO ranking factors. If a bad actor links to your site thousands of times from a sketchy site they created, that might convince Google you’re trying to game their system. You could end up losing your rankings from someone else’s illicit activities.