WordPress checklist: 5 steps to remember when setting up WordPress

[box type=”tick” border=”full”]These are the 5 things I make sure I do every time I set up a new WordPress website.[/box] 1) Make sure you are running the latest version of WordPress Often when you use web hosting companies to install WordPress they don’t run the latest version. It’s important to make sure you are …

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How social media helped me raise £3500 and drove more traffic to my website than a newspaper with a circulation of 18,000

This year I launched the fundraising site www.dareboy.co.uk and the analytics show that social media outperformed the local press in driving visitor numbers. The site has been a big success and has helped me raise £3,783.46 so far. The graphic below shows a comparison between the day my social media marketing campaign kicked off, versus …

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4 lessons on how Groupon got engagement and built a $6bn business (and used WordPress to do it!)

So it looks like Google will buy Groupon for approx $6 billion. Groupon is a really clever business and I’ve pulled out 4 things they did well that can be applied to communication and engagement projects. As ever feedback, questions, debate and disagreement most welcome. jamie @pootlepress Update 05/12/2010 : Since writing this post Groupon …

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10 reasons why WordPress is a great communication tool for you and your organisation

1) WordPress is free WordPress is free and open source. You can download it from  www.wordpress.org and install it on a server of your choice (or even on your own PC). Having 100% control of the ‘terms and conditions’ of your communications platform is incredibly important but is often overlooked.  As users of hosted providers …

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10 practical tips on how to use WordPress and Buddypress to create online communities

Over the next 3 months I will be blogging about how I use WordPress and Buddypress to create online communities. I will share tips and lessons that I have learnt whilst using  WordPress in the wild. I will be covering the following topics but please let me know if there are any other areas you …

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