Alina Belascu

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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How to build a WordPress website in 2021

How to Build a WordPress Website in 2021 in 6 steps. An A to Z Guide

Back in 2017, there was an opportunity at the company I was working in to learn web design. I began learning HTML, CSS, and Javascript. I pretty much enjoyed it. Until I ran into my first bugs. Later on, I was assigned a side project: an actual website. I was thrilled, my colleagues were there…
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It’s on! Black Friday 2020

Ladies and gents, Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 deals in the house!   Top-notch WordPress themes, hosting plans, and plugins await.   Let’s check them out!   WordPress themes’ offers   ColibriWP PRO Period: Nov 23rd – Dec 3rd  Discounts: up to 50%, depending on the plan   Listed in the top 20 most…
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How to make a portfolio in WordPress

How to Make a Portfolio in WordPress

Whether you are a photographer, designer, freelance developer, a creative portfolio website is a must.    Even if platforms like Behance and Dribbble have emerged recently and are used to show off designers’ portfolios, you still need a website. Because your work doesn’t fit in a box. You need something to match your personality, and…
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WordPress tabs

How to Create Smart and Beautiful WordPress Tabs

Fun fact: did you notice that even wordpress.org uses WordPress tabs to chunk information?   Check this out: Source: wordpress.org   WordPress tabs are a type of navigation that can improve the customer experience. How so? By not cluttering a lot of info into paragraphs, but using a better organizing method.   Tabbed navigation is…
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WordPress testimonials

The Anatomy of WordPress Testimonials

Since ancient times, testimonials and referrals have been the most powerful signals of trust.  Let’s look at some situations: Whenever you want to buy something you are looking at reviews, right? While on holiday, most of us check Tripadvisor for travel and food recommendations. When you are getting married, you are asking friends for advice…
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How to Clear WordPress Cache in less than 2 minutes

Are you making changes to your website but they just won’t show up live? We’re recognizing the symptoms here: you’re going nuts with WordPress cache. But, no worries, it’s something you can easily deal with.  Now, let’s understand what’s going on here.   What’s the thing with caching? Cache is a collection of temporarily stored…
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Cloudways review

Cloudways Review – Managed WordPress Hosting

It’s essential for every WordPress user to choose the right WordPress theme and necessary plugins for their business website. Similarly, selecting the right hosting for your WordPress site is equally essential because it helps your business website grow and prosper.    In this article, I’ll take you through a detailed overview of Cloudways with a…
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WordPress sliders

WordPress Sliders: a Zoom In. How to Build Them, Tips, Tricks and Tools

You can call them WordPress sliders, carousels, slideshows. In the end, they have the same scope: presenting information in a visual, engaging, more appealing way. They can help users better navigate your website…but (there’s always a but, isn’t it?) they can have some downsides. I’m trying to be objective here, so I’m going to present…
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WordPress menus

The WordPress Menus Diaries: Beginners Guide [Tips and Tricks]

Do you want to create a WordPress menu and don’t know where to start?   This article will shine a light on the types of menus available and also the methods at your disposal to build such menus.   But, first things, first: What can you include in WordPress menus?   Pages. You can add…
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