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This is a collection of articles from around the web, which I have saved for my own purposes. Mainly to assist me in tracking trends and emergence of new technologies and procedures.

How to Create and Customize a WordPress Child Theme from Torque

With WordPress, you can easily customize any aspect of your website, including the theme you use. However, tweaking its code directly can be risky, and you may lose your changes when you update it. Using a child theme, you run none of those risks. A child theme is basically a copy of its ‘parent’. You can set one up rather quickly

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Why You Need a Privacy Policy If You Are Using a Contact Form from Gravity Forms

A big part of that compliance is having a Privacy Policy. If you are wondering whether your website needs a Privacy Policy once you’ve installed a form, you have come to the right place. In this post, we will discuss: Contact forms and what it means to collect Personally Identifiable Information; Why this collection matters and why websites with forms need to have a Privacy Policy; Consequences of non-compliance; What compliant contact forms look like

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Become A Creator On The Divi Marketplace from Elegant Themes Blog

Creating A Centralized Repository Of Divi Resources Today we are excited to announce that we will soon be launching an official Divi Marketplace here on elegantthemes.com. This will be a place where Divi creators from around the world can build and sell Divi Extensions, Child Themes and Layout Packs.

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Amazon vs. Google: Decoding the World’s Largest E-commerce Search Engine from Moz Blog

A lot of people forget that Amazon is a search engine, let alone the largest search engine for e-commerce. With 54 percent of product searches now taking place on Amazon, it’s time to take it seriously as the world’s largest search engine for e-commerce. In fact, if we exclude YouTube as part of Google, Amazon is technically the second largest search engine in the world.

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What Is a Media Kit? (And How to Create One) from Elegant Themes Blog

If you’ve spent enough time on the web, you’ve probably noticed that some sites have pages dedicated to ‘media kits’. If you have your own brand, you may have even been asked for one by journalists or potential promotional partners. However, the term can come across as slightly confusing to some.

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FAQ, HowTo, and Q&A: Using New Schema Types to Create Interactive Rich Results from Moz Blog

Three new Schema types worth focusing on are FAQ, HowTo, and Q&A Schema, all of which present great opportunities to improve organic search traffic with eye-catching, real estate-grabbing listing features. By strategically implementing these Schema types across eligible page content, marketers can dramatically increase their pages’ visibility in the search results for targeted keywords — especially on mobile devices.

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BigCommerce Green-Lights Online Hemp and CBD Sales from The Cannabis Reporter

BigCommerce, the leading open SaaS ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, today introduced a streamlined way for merchants to sell hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products online with BigCommerce. Available immediately, BigCommerce for Hemp & CBD brings together industry-leading ecommerce tools and services tailored for hemp and hemp-derived CBD commerce

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8 Must-Have Client Site Features from ManageWP

When you hand over a project, your client expects to receive a fully-functioning WordPress site that caters to their needs. Forgetting any key client site features can cause inconvenient delays and unnecessary headaches, or even hurt your professional reputation.

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Why is there so little innovation in local? from Search Engine Land

If you were to search for “local” in the App Store, you might expect to see dozens and dozens of apps. Instead, what you get are a few familiar brands: Facebook Local, Eventbrite, Nextdoor, Weatherbug, some news and then casual dating apps. It’s kind of bizarre. This is a metaphor for the shrinking world of local. The alpha and omega of local is now Google.

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How Hackers Can Use Your Expired Domains to Steal Data from HostGator Blog

When businesses and blogs rename or merge, old domains sometimes get left behind. Security researchers say expired domains can put data at risk. Scammers may set up fake shops on expired domains and use them to steal credit card data from unwary bargain hunters. Or they may target email accounts linked to the domain to scam clients, steal company secrets and break into employees’ shopping and travel accounts.

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