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How To Optimize Images For Your WordPress Website

How To Optimize Images For Your WordPress Website

Having great images on your WordPress site can have a tremendous impact on your posts and your site as a whole, but using great images and having optimized images is two entirely different things. Compressing your images is one of the easiest and fastest ways to reduce the load time of your website, which can [...]

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10 Plugins That Transform WordPress Into A Blogging Friendly CMS

10 Plugins That Transform WordPress Into A Blogging Friendly CMS

Everyone claims that WordPress is a great option for blogging, and it is, but how can we make it into a friendlier CMS for our blog? One of the greatest powers that WordPress has is its ability to easily install and run plug-ins, many of which are developed for free by members of the WordPress [...]

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WordPress Developer / Specialist Needed

WordPress Developer / Specialist Needed

Blueprint Design Studio is exploding with new work, and we want to grow our team of passionate WordPress Designers and Developers. If you’re looking to create a better web with WordPress, we want to hear from you!

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WordPress – Search Engine Optimized!

WordPress – Search Engine Optimized!

Illustration by Justin Rodriguez WordPress is possibly the cheapest and best optimized Content Management System out there today.  WordPress and search engine optimization (SEO) guru,  Joost de Valk of yoast.com. says, “Out of the box, WordPress is a pretty well optimized system, and does a far better job at allowing every single page to be [...]

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Tutorial: How to add forms to Store-Locator plugin in WordPress

Tutorial: How to add forms to Store-Locator plugin in WordPress

Yesterday I had to add some custom forms to a WordPress plugin called Google Maps Store Locator for WordPress (version 1.2.28) and found it’s not as straight-forward as one might expect. After about forty-five minutes of digging through all of the plugin’s files, I located four that were of use to me: /store-locator/view-locations.php /store-locator/add-locations.php /store-locator/generate-xml.php [...]

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Setting your post or blog to private

Setting your post or blog to private

We have been getting a lot of questions recently about how to make blogs or specific posts private.  Here’s a great video from WordPress.tv that explains how. So simple yet so useful. If you have any questions regarding this feel free to contact any of us at Blueprint Design Studio.

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10 things to do after installing wordpress

10 things to do after installing wordpress

After a fresh install of WordPress it is essential to complete the following items. This will not only assist you get your blog up and running but help you get the most out of your blog or website. 1. Change the Admin Password and Manage Your Authors 2. Edit Permalinks 3. Upload Your Theme and [...]

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Top Twitter WordPress Plugin Roundup

Top Twitter WordPress Plugin Roundup

Here at Blueprint Design we have been trying to figure out which WordPress Twitter plugins we should use to integrate our twitter account. Here are the results of our research. Look at the end of this post to see what we picked to use. Please note all of these plugins are compatible up to WordPress [...]

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WordPress 2.7 hits 1,000,000 downloads

WordPress 2.7 hits 1,000,000 downloads

WordPress passed the million download mark for the latest version 2.7. Congrats! Source: http://wordpress.org/download/counter/

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Blueprintds.com feat. on Welovewp.com

Blueprintds.com feat. on Welovewp.com

We recently redesigned our web site and we were just picked to be featured in welovewp.com gallery (if you don’t know, see below). Our listing on we love WP here. “We love WP is a niche gallery specifically showcasing WordPress powered sites. We Love WP has been around for quite a while now and was even sold earlier [...]

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