Alina Belascu

Video galleries

WordPress Video Galleries 101

In a previous article of ours, we talked about embedding videos in a WordPress site. Now, we’re going to take the conversation even further by designing a WordPress video gallery. Before we proceed, let’s sum up a bit the shortest process of embedding videos in WordPress, via the “Add media” feature in WordPress. Go to…
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A to Z WordPress Blogging: the Full 2021 Guide

WordPress is ever-evolving and that’s a good thing when there are other products out there challenging your place in the market. You need to adapt or die, no matter how big you are. Just look at Kodak. Now, since 2018, the WordPress experience has changed. The classic editor moved to the Gutenberg experience or the…
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WordPress categories

How to Deal with WordPress Categories Like a Ninja

What are WordPress categories?   Well, imagine going to a bookstore to buy a book for a friend’s birthday. Thousands of books are there. You’ve got “History”, “Biology”, “Literature”, “Psychology”, and many more. You’re deciding to go for literature. What kind of literature? Is it “adventure”, “thriller”, “the classics”, “science fiction”? Let’s go with “adventure”.…
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The What, the Why, and the How of WordPress Blog Widgets and Plugins

WordPress blog widgets fall into two main categories: Sidebar widgets Other WordPress blog plugins The sidebar widgets topic was widely developed in another article of ours, so in this article, I’ll just get straight to the point. So, it’s time to roll up some sleeves :).   Blog Sidebar Widgets How to Work with WordPress…
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WordPress countdown timers

All You Need to Know About WordPress Countdown Timers

Time seems to be an omnipotent and omnipresent invisible creature, don’t you think?   Famous psychologist Philip Zimbardo (the brain behind the Stanford prison experiment) says happiness and success are rooted in the way we orient toward the past, present, and future. Time serves as a calibrating factor in our lives and can have an…
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WordPress counters

Curious About How to Build WordPress Counters? Hop on! 

WordPress counters, we’ll dig into the topic right after we settle why they are useful. So, bare with me, will ya?  Thanks 🙂  Decisions, decisions, decisions… We’re making them every day…consciously or not.  Our conscious decision-making process is influenced by: Our own experience The experience of others In marketing, the experience of others is used…
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Getspace Review – Hosting Services

When you build a site, hosting is a mandatory piece of the puzzle. There are a lot of hosting companies to choose from that vary in price and features. This time we‘re doing a review of a company called Getspace. They have big claims on their site: 21x times faster cloud servers. 100% uptime guaranteed.…
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WordPress Branding: Prepare Your Website for Success

The size, scope, and amount of data on the Internet are expanding at a rapid rate with every single second. According to Netcraft’s November 2020 Web Server Survey, more than 1.2 billion websites are functioning on the internet. On WordPress alone, approximately 1200 websites are built daily. With such an impressive number of active websites…
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Q&A with marketing veteran Marcos Bravo: Let’s Talk Branding

As Marty Neumeier (branding consultant in Silicon Valley) puts it: “Your brand isn’t what you say it is. It’s what they say it is.”    Now, what does this mean for you? If you don’t interiorize what you say (aka you’re not delivering on your promises), your clients and employees won’t be fooled. You’ll be…
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WordPress accordions

How to Create State of the Art WordPress Accordions

User control and freedom: this is one of Jakob Nielsen’s 10 general principles for interaction design. Website accordions allow users to achieve just that: choice and freedom.    Accordions are collapsible vertical menus that contain a list of headers that can be clicked to hide or unhide content associated with them.  They give users the…
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