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Backup and restore using BackWPup plugin

backup and restore your wordpress site with the backwpup plugin

The job I hate most of all is adding all the SEO tags to a post or page after it’s published.

The job I hate second most of all is… backing up.
Backing up the database and backing up site files.

I know it’s got to be done, you know it’s got to be done, WordPress warn you it’s got to be done, but it’s still a chore.

Fortunately I’ve just found the perfect solution…
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Genesis Extender plugin – Create an EZ Static Homepage

genesis extender plugin ez static homepage

When I wrote my review of the Genesis Extender plugin I briefly mentioned the “set a customised EZ static homepage” option.
I didn’t go in to much detail because this feature deserves a post of its own.

The EZ static homepage feature allows you to take over the homepage of your Genesis Child theme, override the default layout and gives you complete control over the structure and layout.
It allows you to add a CMS style static homepage that is completely customised and all with just a few mouse clicks.
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Genesis Extender Plugin – for Genesis Child themes

genesis extender plugin for customising genesis child themes

Is it Christmas yet?
It feels like Christmas because I’ve just had a fabulous present from Eric Hamm… the Genesis Extender plugin and I love it.

This is the plugin that all “non coder” Genesis users have been waiting for.
With this plugin you now have a developer right there in your dashboard and you can use it with any Genesis child theme.

Eric has produced three short videos to show you how to get started with the plugin so let’s take a look at the first one:
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Contact Form 7 and Really Simple Captcha plugins

contact form 7 and really simple captcha plugins for wordpress

Are you looking for a contact form?

Are you looking for a free contact form?

Are you looking for a free contact form that is easy to install, easy to configure, is well styled and has a captcha to stop those nasty spammers?

Stop looking, you’ve found it:
Contact Form 7 and Really Simple Captcha are two free plugins that combine seamlessly to give you a great looking contact form and an “easy to read” anti spam captcha.
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Social Media Plugins from Studiopress

wordpress social media plugins from studiopress

Love it or loathe it Social Media is here to stay so you might as well take full advantage of it.

Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest are all great ways to promote your site, establish your brand and build a loyal following.

But enough… this post is not about the merits of Social Media, it’s about the practicalities of Social Media.
It’s about two plugins that make it easy peasy for your visitors to subscribe, follow, pin, befriend or just link to your various social profiles.

The developers of both plugins are Brian Gardner and Nathan Rice, two of the lead guys over at StudioPress so these plugins have a top drawer pedigree.
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