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8 months ago

Elementor VS Divi: A Showdown (2021)

In this blog post we are going to be comparing Elementor vs Divi; discussing the features, user interface, performance, and third party ecosystems that surround them. By comparing both of the plugins, we're going to attempt to choose a winner which will be our recommended WordPress page builder. Intro As an agency, we have used […]
8 months ago

How to duplicate a page in WordPress

In today's post we're going to be discussing how to duplicate a page in WordPress. We see requests all over the Internet, in SubReddits and Facebook groups, of people asking how they can duplicate pages, posts, and custom post types. This could be really helpful if you have a base post or page template that […]
8 months ago

How To Install A Free SSL Certificate On a GoDaddy Website

Intro In this post we're going to be discussing how to install a free SSL certificate on GoDaddy. We're writing this post because we see this question all the time on Reddit and Facebook: “is there any way to avoid the $70.00 per year GoDaddy SSL certificate by installing a free one myself?”. The simple […]
8 months ago

We've Launched Plugin-Review.com!

Today, we are very excited to announce the offering of a new blog called PluginReview. This blog is published by Isotropic Design and 3rd party authors. The purpose of the website is to publish high quality content regarding WordPress plugins. We're going to be reviewing some of the top paid plugins, writing tutorials on how […]
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9 months ago

What Are Core Web Vitals?

In this blog post we're going to review what Core Web Vitals are, and why you should care. In May 2020, Google announced that it will begin incorporating a website user experience into its search engine algorithm. That means that websites that are more friendly to users will rank higher than web sites that are […]
9 months ago

How To Use Fast Or Slow: Google PageSpeed Alternative

Fast Or Slow is a new website speed audit tool created by the same team behind WordFence. It's brand new, and offers different data than Google lighthouse which powers many PageSpeed audit tools, like Google PageSpeed, Web.Dev & Chrome Dev Tools. In this blog post, we wanted to discuss Fast Or Slow, the features and […]
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9 months ago

The Best Way To Add Word Files To Gutenberg

In this short blog post we wanted to introduce the method that we use to upload word documents to our Gutenberg editor in WordPress. A common workflow for authors is to write their documents in Word, and then move them to whatever platform they are going to be published on. We follow this workflow at […]
9 months ago

Unable to add or delete plugins? Here’s the fix.

If you're unable to add or delete plugins in WordPress, there's typically a simple fix. This article outlines how to fix the issue, and provides background on the causes.
9 months ago

What Exactly Is Total Blocking Time?

In the most recent update of Google PageSpeed, which happened in May 2020, users were introduced to several new metrics, like Cumulative Layout Shift, Largest Contentful Paint and Total Blocking Time. These new metrics were introduced as Google begins to shift towards a user experience (UX) oriented stance. In this blog post we're going to […]
9 months ago

What Exactly Is Largest Contentful Paint?

Some Google PageSpeed users may have noticed a new metric called Largest Contentful Paint. This was added in May 2020, as Google begins pushing user experience as an important metric in ranking websites on its search engine. Previously, we wrote about cumulative layout shift, and what that score meant. In this blog post we're going […]
9 months ago

How To Preload Elementor Fonts

This guide will walk you through the steps needed to preload Elementor fonts (EIcons & Font Awesome) for a faster website and better PageSpeed score.
9 months ago

How To Use GTMetrix in 2020

In this post, we're going to be answering the essential question of “how do you use GTmetrix”? GTmetrix is a very powerful tool that you can use to test the speed and performance of your website, but understanding how best to use it and what the individual features of it are can help you identify […]
9 months ago

What exactly is Cumulative Layout Shift?

In late May, 2020 Google announced an initiative to better user experience on website pages. User experience in the next coming months will begin to act as a factor for ranking on the Google search engine. In line with this new development, The Google PageSpeed Insights tool added a new metric called cumulative layout shift. […]
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9 months ago

The Guide To The Coolors Color Palette Generator

This guide to the Coolors color palette generator tool contains everything you need to know about the recently redesigned tool. Coolors packs tons of professional features into a free, well designed web app.
9 months ago

How to get .EDU backlinks (4.5 methods that work)

In this blog post we wanted to share some less-than-known techniques on backlink building that we employ here at our agency, and that we've learned from professionals on the web. In this case study, we're going to attempt to build high authority links to our test website. We're going to be targeting .edu links from […]
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9 months ago

4 Ways To Develop A WordPress Site Before Going Live

A very common question we see in Facebook groups and SubReddits is “how can I develop my own WordPress website before going live? Is there any service that will allow me to host my website for free, so I can mess around with it (sandbox environment) before moving it to a live web host?” There […]
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9 months ago

The State Of Reddit Ads In 2020

We threw $150 into Reddit Ads in 2020. Here's what happened. This blog post is a documentation of our experience running Reddit advertising in 2020. Advertising on Reddit is a dangerous prospect, and one that not many people have attempted (or even heard about). Reddit is a platform that's not known for ads, and gets […]
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9 months ago

How To Migrate A WordPress Website In 5 Mins & 5 Clicks

At Isotropic we move many websites from development hosting to live hosting per week. We also see tons of questions about how best to migrate your WordPress website on Facebook and Reddit. There seems to be a lot of confusion about doing this, and the actual complexity around it. At least in our opinion, migrating […]
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9 months ago

How We Built An Online Course Website With LearnDash, Elementor & WordPress

In this blog post we're going to discuss how we built an online course website with LearnDash, Elementor and WordPress in under one week. We're going to go behind the scenes of the website and discuss the plugins, themes, custom coding and development work that went into creating it. From this post, we hope to […]
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9 months ago

Selling Online Courses with LearnDash

Today, we look at selling online courses with LearnDash. Why keep your knowledge to yourself when it can become a source of income? It's not a hard task to start selling your courses on your website, and you can even bring others into the fold with LearnDash affiliates. Let's jump into how all this is […]
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