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WordPress Tips & Tutorials (PLEASE SHARE!)
It's time to once again update and share our Huge List of WordPress Tips & Tutorials that we've been curating from various experts and websites over the past year! Be sure to bookmark it, and if you know of any resources that should be added, please let us know in the comments below!

NEW! Free Bootstrap Theme! (http://gplnk.co/2nb08jH)
The http://34SP.com design team created a bootstrap theme and named it 'Mosley' ... and it's available under the Creative Commons License, which means you can download, copy, modify and use the site design for FREE ... without asking our permission. Learn More: http://gplnk.co/2nb08jH

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GETTING STARTED w/ WORDPRESS
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6 Tips On Buying The Perfect Domain Name
Sometimes the hardest part of building your online business can be choosing your domain name. Once you’ve chosen your domain you are attached to it, so it is best to do your research and purchase a domain name you can be confident in. Here are 6 top tips on buying that perfect domain name: http://gplus.ly/2aMPhof

Everything You Need To Run Your WordPress Website
Search for your perfect domain name and then get started with 34SP.com's fast, secure & managed WordPress Hosting with an easy to use control panel. Get Started: http://gplus.ly/2bW9hIF

WordPress.org vs. WordPress.com
For those of you who are just getting started with WordPress, this seems to be a cause of confusion for many who are just starting out. This article will help clarify: http://gplus.ly/1V4XHHn

Moving A Site From Blogger To WordPress
If you're wondering how to move your website from Blogger to WordPress, the steps in this article should help you work through the process from beginning to end: http://gplus.ly/1QXoRBt

5 Tips To Better Communicate w/ Your Web Developer
Communication is crucial when it comes to ensuring that you and your web developer are on the same page with your website project. Here are 5 tips to help you communicate better: http://gplus.ly/2bW8DuL

A Marketer's Guide To Choosing A WordPress Theme
Choosing the right WordPress theme is crucial to your website's success ... and there are a lot of factors to take into consideration. This guide will help you understand some of the things you need to think about and consider: http://gplus.ly/1Lwx1hl?

Getting Started w/ WordPress: A Video Tutorial Series
These short tutorials in the first part of this series will help explain and walk you through the basics of getting started, creating posts and pages, choosing and installing a theme, and managing menus.
1) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNGMjWoi2DY
2) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwZ3Cvud65s
3) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7shyqbsZX4
4) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEeRNaWO-X8
5) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovAcI0JhpzM

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TROUBLESHOOTING WORDPRESS ERRORS
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Beginner’s Guide To Troubleshooting WordPress Errors
A step-by-step guide to help you troubleshoot common WordPress errors: http://gplus.ly/2bW9Ima

14 Most Common WordPress Errors & How To Fix Them
While WordPress is really easy to use, there are some common WordPress errors that can make you panic. This article covers 14 of the most common WordPress errors and how to fix them: http://gplus.ly/2bWaLmm

11 Tips and Techniques for Debugging WordPress
These 11 tips and techniques for debugging WordPress can make the getting started process easier: http://gplus.ly/2fEJDJp

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CUSTOMISING WORDPRESS
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How To Create & Customise A Child Theme
Step-by-step guide to setting up, activating, and customising a child theme: http://gplus.ly/1T0m4Yn

How To Create Custom Page Templates
A detailed step-by-step guide to show you how to create custom page templates for WordPress: http://gplus.ly/1ftF28F

How To Create A Material Design WordPress Theme
Part 1: Theme Setup (http://gplus.ly/2bWatvP)
Part 2: Customisation, Colors & Styles (http://gplus.ly/2bWbd44)
Part 3: Sidebars & Polish (http://gplus.ly/2bWb2Wk)

The Black Admin Toolbar
How to Add Links to the Toolbar: http://gplus.ly/1DT8uQO
How to Remove the Toolbar: http://gplus.ly/1DT8cJP
How to Disable for all but Admins: http://gplus.ly/1DT9qoh
How to Fix a Missing Toolbar: http://gplus.ly/1DT8Irf

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SECURITY, PERFORMANCE & BACKUPS
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30 Things You Should Do After Installing WordPress
Installing WordPress is the first step, but you should tweak some of the default settings to further optimize the performance and also improve the security of your website. Read More: http://gplus.ly/14FpxVj

10 Tips To Secure WordPress
Keeping WordPress secure is important in order to ensure that your site isn't compromised, that uptime is maximized, your data is safe, and your site runs as quickly and reliably as possible. Here are 10 tips: http://gplus.ly/1UwCEyk

12 Overlooked Ways To Secure Your WordPress Site
This article provides a good refresher on the basics and then delves into some of the things you have probably overlooked: http://gplus.ly/1ISLwta

Keep Your WordPress Site Safe From Hackers
Some good advice that you should be following to keep your WP site safe and secure! Don't be an easy target! Read More: http://gplus.ly/1I05nl9

Securing Your WordPress Website
Securing your WP website against hackers and DDoS attacks: http://gplus.ly/1U9Vc4t

5 Tips To Make Your Website Load Faster
We should all know by now that every extra second it takes for your website to load means higher bounce rates, fewer page views, etc. Implement these 5 tips to make your website load faster: http://gplus.ly/1LyrxR9

12 Ways To Speed Up Your WordPress Site
Learn to effectively improve your WordPress site load speed, with twelve of the best approaches that will help improve your performance: http://gplnk.co/22VFMI9

How To Speed Up Your WP Website’s Load Time
19 specific ways to speed up your website's load time on any WordPress driven website. Some of these items will not be options if your web host doesn’t accommodate them, but most of them will be relevant regardless of your web host: http://gplus.ly/1JXDawb

How To Use Google Drive To Backup Your WP Site
It's always a good idea to have your own backup copy of your website. This tutorial shows you how to automatically backup to Google Drive using the UpdraftPlus plugin. via +Bloggersignal: http://gplus.ly/1OTucnS?

How To Implement Google AMP On Your WordPress Site
While AMP is not a ranking signal, it does indicate to searchers that your website will load fast. Here's how to get that little lightning symbol next to your listing in the search engine results page: http://gplnk.co/2bbQs42

How To Add Google Analytics To AMP Pages In WP
If you have implemented the official AMP plugin for WordPress, you have probably discovered that the plugin strips out the Google Analytics code from all AMP pages. But even though the plugin strips it out, AMP pages will still validate with Google Analytics code, but you need to add it manually. This article will show you how: http://gplnk.co/1R854Ka

Are You Deleting Your Unused WordPress Themes?
Just as you need to clean up unused plugins, you should get rid of themes that you are not using as well. Besides taking up disk space, they slow down your backup routine and increase the size of your backup file. Additionally, they may be a security risk. Click here to learn more: https://gplnk.me/2qnL8gw

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SEO, TRAFFIC & MONETIZING
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How to Achieve Semantic Content Excellence
Semantic Content Optimisation is the practice of "tuning" your web pages to satisfy a larger percentage of visitors. Since Google is constantly evaluating the quality of your content and engagement, it makes sense that you should continually strive to improve both. Here are 7 Steps that can help you improve your content and engagement.
via +Eric Enge: http://gplnk.us/2h3mrCF

Remove, Improve, or Redirect
When was the last time you took some time to fix up your old, neglected, and broken content? The best place to begin is with "expired content" ... content that is really no longer timely or relevant, such as past events, sales that have ended, expired job listings, etc. This article has some additional suggestions for ways to clean up your website's content: http://gplnk.co/2hpNZEi

Jumpstart Your SEO When Launching A New Website
Failing to do "pre-launch" SEO and other preparation can result in a "failure to launch" in the search rankings and a long climb to the top. This article offers 7 smart ways to "jumpstart" your SEO and how to implement each one: http://gplnk.co/1R1079Q

The 3 'Golden Rules' Of SEO
Did you know that your web hosting company has an impact on your SEO (search engine optimisation) efforts? This article takes a look at the 3 areas where your web host can affect your SEO so you can determine if your web hosting plan is up to par. Read More: http://gplnk.co/2cXM7jf

Actionable SEO Tips For WordPress
As a WordPress user you will be ably assisted by various SEO related plugins, the most useful and popular of which is WordPress SEO by Yoast; however, there are still manual things you will need to do to improve your SEO. Here are some tips: http://gplus.ly/1OTwHH5

21 Simple SEO Tips You Can Use Right Now
This list compiles a list of actionable, simple WordPress SEO tips you can implement for your blog or business site right now: http://gplnk.us/2gMx6S3

Make EVERY Page An Awesome Landing Page
This offers ideas to go forth and make EVERY page of your site an awesome landing page: http://gplnk.co/1Sy9I9c

How To Make Money From Your Blog
http://34SP.com is proud to present this great piece on how to make money from your blog. It was written for us by guest blogger Ms. Kitty Lusby who we met recently at WordCamp Las Vegas. Kitty is an accomplished writer and blogger and shares her expertise frequently online. We hope that it gives you a few new ideas on how to drive additional traffic to your website and how to then earn money from those visitors. Read More: http://gplus.ly/1Mslnz7

Ecommerce Trends: Winning vs. Almost Winning
This article incorporated a formula to decode the value of search trend data, which can form the cornerstone of any seasonal campaign: PIPR — or Plan, Influence, Peak, Repeat. Read More: http://gplnk.co/2dxyb20

How To Supercharge Your Website Traffic
With all the resources available to teach you about good SEO habits, guest blogger Ms. Kitty Lusby thought it would be helpful to take a look at all the ways you can boost your blog traffic and increase your web presence without relying too heavily on search engines. Use this guide to generate more traffic on your website with a well-rounded, intelligent marketing strategy. Read More: http://gplus.ly/2bWgCbl

Preparing Your Site For The Holidays
Another great article by guest blogger Ms. Kitty Lusby to help you plan ahead so you can enjoy an annual boost in seasonal traffic, and reap the benefits. Read More: http://gplus.ly/2bWgwAk

10 Tips For Reducing The Bounce Rate On Your WP Site
Using Google Analytics you can determine the 'bounce rate' of your site, which is the percentage of users that are actually clicking away from your site after viewing only one page. If you have a high bounce rate on your site, in most cases you will want to reduce it. Here are 10 tips to help: http://gplnk.co/1L6nsq5

How To Conduct An SEO Backlink Analysis
A backlink analysis is the process of taking a look at the incoming links of a particular page or pages on your website and/or those of your competitors, evaluating the link quality, and taking steps to improve your rankings in Search. This article provides links to analysis tools and offers advice on what metrics to look for and how to disavow low-quality or spammy links: http://gplnk.co/1nlA1Tc

Mastering E-commerce Product Page Optimization
When products fit into more than one category, many content management systems create a unique URL for each product and category assigned. That means that one product can have more than one valid URL, based on the categories it fits into. This can turn into a major duplicate content problem. Here's what to do instead: http://gplnk.co/2dlsYKz

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EXTENDING WORDPRESS
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Connecting WordPress & Medium
This tutorial takes you through all of the steps required to connect WordPress with Medium so you can syndicate content: http://gplus.ly/1ZJ8SsM

Embedding Facebook Live Videos Into WordPress
This tutorial will show you how to embed Facebook videos and Facebook live videos to your WordPress blog: http://gplus.ly/2bWhtsz

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FOR DEVELOPERS
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Publishing A Plugin To The WP Plugin Directory
Step-by-step instructions on how to add your plugin to WordPress’ central Subversion repository for both Mac and Windows users: http://gplus.ly/1NSsJfk

Turn Any Theme Modification Into A Simple WP Plugin
While using a child theme for customising WordPress websites is a sound practice, there will also be times when you want to reuse code you’ve added to a child theme with a different theme or on a different website. The best way to package code for use with any theme and on any WordPress website is to add the code to a simple plugin. Plugins are easy to copy from one website to another and can be used with any theme. This article shows you how to get started: http://gplus.ly/2bWbXWI

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HOSTING
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WordPress Hosting
With over 15 years in the hosting business, http://34SP.com know precisely what it takes to provide rock solid, lightning fast WordPress websites. Our managed WordPress hosting platform was built from the ground up to offer the very best WordPress hosting at the most competitive price in the UK. Get Started: http://gplus.ly/1U711Qn

Website Hosting
Hosting services from http://34SP.com are designed to meet a wide variety of needs for developers, designers & small businesses. Learn More: http://gplus.ly/2bWd74E

Unlimited Reseller Hosting
With each account hosted on a self contained Virtual Private Server, 34SP.com's Reseller Hosting is the perfect flexible hosting solution for web designers, small to medium sized companies or the large scale personal users. All of our hosting accounts come with our renowned 365 days a year customer support, in addition to our 30 day money back guarantee. Learn More: http://gplus.ly/2b3UxqR

WordPress Staging Features
When we released our WordPress Platform, we included the ability to create a staging site for each website within your container. We recently launched an update to the staging control panel to provide more control of your staging sites.

New features include:
-Rollback
-Deleting a staging site
-Accessing MySQL admin area
-WordPress Login to staging lab

Learn more about these features: http://gplnk.co/29yDr3f

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MORE TIPS
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Still want more tips?
Here is a big roundup of WordPress Tips & Tutorials via Smashing Magazine to check out: http://gplus.ly/1Q4e5Dg?

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SHARE YOUR TIPS!
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We welcome contributions to this list! If you know a good resource or article that should be added, please share a link in the comments below.

What is your strategy when it comes to blogging?
Here is some advice from our co-founder...

"Take the 80/20 approach to blogging, 80% of your content should be the posts that you know your visitors like. Use the other 20% to experiment with new ideas," says 34SP.com's Daniel Foster. "You’d be surprised by the number of businesses getting this wrong, and if they happen to be one of your competitors you could do well by perfecting this."

#WordPress #WordPressTips #hosting #security #themes #tutorials #seo #plugins #developers 
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How To Make Money From Your Blog (http://gplnk.co/2eKDQ5y)
Part 1: Beginners

If you have ever thought about being a professional blogger but were afraid that you would never be able to make money blogging or had no idea how to go about it, then this article is for you.

Successful bloggers diversify their income, meaning they make money from a variety of different sources.

If you’re willing to put forth the effort into blogging on a regular basis, and as you grow your audience and hone your skills, you can build multiple income streams to earn more and more money. To give a sense of that progression, the various blog income sources in this article are grouped by "beginners", "intermediate" and "advanced".

This article can help you determine the methods you’ll use to start making money immediately and identify anything you’d like to start working towards. Each item discussed will go over the pros and cons of the individual method, as well as give you some blogging tips that will help you on your way.

Before you get started, here are a few things to think about:

You will need traffic to see results.
This can be achieved by posting on a regular schedule, by reading and commenting on other people’s blogs, and by writing great content. These are basic "Blogging 101" and are the first steps towards building a following.

A personal journal is probably not going to make you money.
If you want to blog for a living, you need to focus your content on a specific subject, brand, or idea.

There is no such thing as a blog 'for everybody'.
You need to know what kind of audience you’re writing for. The more specific you can be when focusing on an audience, the bigger your audience will grow, because you’re speaking their language and giving them something they want to read.

The beginner portion of this article will cover the pros, cons, and tips for getting started with Affiliate Marketing and Display Ads.

The intermediate portion covers the pros, cons, and tips for Product and Service Sales, Freelancing and Paid Promotions – Sponsored and Underwritten Content.

The advanced portion covers the pros, cons, and tips for Building Your Brand, which can lead to product endorsements, speaking engagements and appearances, and collaborations with other successful businesses.

You can read ahead if you want, or just start with the beginner's portion. Please be sure to leave questions and comments for our guest author, Ms. Kitty Lusby, on the article.

Read More: http://gplnk.co/2eKDQ5y

#blogging #bloggingtips #blogger #workfromhome
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Are you ready to start blogging? Be sure to take advantage of our Sizzling Summer Sale and land your domain name(s) today! Search Domains: https://gplnk.me/2oYVGGt

5 Top Blogging Tips

We wanted to give this post a reshare in case you missed it the first time around!

You have probably heard blogging described as "part art, part science" ... and we definitely believe that is true! Because of this, there really is no "right way" or "wrong way" when it comes to blogging; however, there are some "top tips" that we have picked up along the way that we thought might be helpful for those of you just getting started.

1) Build an Email List
From Day 1, you are going to want to begin capturing email addresses of the people that are reading your blog. Offer them something of value, such as a free downloadable checklist, in order to entice them to sign up. Remember, even if you don't plan on selling anything, having your own email list allows you to communicate directly with your readers in a way that social media cannot.

2) Blog for the Audience You Want
It can be difficult to stay motivated when you have very little (or even no) traffic; however, you need to blog for the audience you want to have in the future. Realize that your stats may be fairly flat for months or even years ... and it will take a consistent effort over time before they start to grow.

3) Don't Hold Back ... Be the Expert
Don't be afraid to give away your best tips, your best advice, your knowledge. Be the expert and you will soon find that others are recommending you as the authority in your niche.

4) Be Proud of Your Work
Rather than just pump out dozens or even hundreds of quick articles that offer little value to the reader, take pride in your work. Make sure that ALL of your posts are well-written and worthy of your audience's attention.

5) Keep it Consistent
There are studies that show that those who blog consistently gain more subscribers than those who do not. It is the same with posting on social media ... consistency is the key. Pick a blog publishing schedule that you can stick with on a regular basis, even if it is just one post per week. Publish it on the same day and time each week and email your list to let them know that you have published a new post. Make it a process ... and do it consistently.

Are you ready to start blogging? Be sure to take advantage of our Sizzling Summer Sale and land your domain name(s) today!

Search Domains: https://gplnk.me/2oYVGGt

#blogging #bloggingtips #blogger
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With so many hosting companies to choose from, you need to be sure you're picking the very best hosting solution for your website. (https://gplnk.io/2nJ0Tkf)

We wanted to give this post a reshare in case you missed it the first time around! Here are seven tips to help you choose a winner:

1) Look for a Commitment to Service
A winning hosting company offers more than disk space, bandwidth, and email boxes ... make sure they have a high commitment to providing outstanding customer service. Here is what one of our customer's had to say:

"34SP.com has hosted our company's website for about 5 years and it has proven to be a reliable host. But there's nothing special about that, we could obtain that from any number of service providers. The aspect that makes 34SP.com special is the level of technical support we always receive from them. Every enquiry is answered within 24 hours (at most), and the answer is correct and understandable. We wouldn't go anywhere else." - James Shippen, February 15, 2017

2) Look for Client Recommendations
The highest compliment a customer can provide is a recommendation. Look for a high percentage of customer recommendations. At 34SP.com, we are fortunate that 9 out of 10 of our clients would recommend us. From support ticket feedback to yearly account surveys we stay in touch and try to improve our service every day.

3) Look for Experience
For over 16 years, 34SP.com has been in the hosting business and has hosted tens of thousands of websites and supported sites that use technologies from WordPress to Joomla, Magento to Django, and much more.

4) Look for Expertise
At 34SP.com, we maintain our own servers and networking, build our own hosting stacks and have helped tens of thousands of website owners run successful websites.

5) Look for Local Support
Our support team is based in Manchester, UK, and you are guaranteed to get through to a highly trained, English-speaking expert when you need help or have questions. We don't outsource any component of our support.

6) Look for Fair and Transparent Pricing
The price you see is the price you pay at 34SP.com and all of our prices include VAT. We do not have hidden fees. We do not try to upsell you on things you don't need. We do not have minimum contracts.

7) Look for a Money Back Guarantee
We don't believe in making people jump through hoops. If you need to cancel your hosting, at any time, for any reason, simply drop us an email and we will refund the last 30 days of hosting fees without any fuss.

If you are looking for a UK-based hosting company that believes in honest and open practices, reliable and fast hosting, with great service, we're keen to win your business!

Visit our website to learn more: https://gplnk.io/2nJ0Tkf

#hosting #webhosting #UK
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Let's Create a WordPress Gallery (https://gplnk.me/2kO6p4t)

Did you know that WordPress has a built-in image gallery creation tool? This impressive feature works right out of the box without the need for any additional plugins and can display your images in a clean and professional manner.

Our own Kayleigh Thorpe talks about some of the features offered by the gallery tool, how to create a gallery and the benefits to creating WordPress galleries without any additional plugins.

So before you install yet another plugin to create a gallery, ask yourself this: If there is a feature your site can already handle, such as gallery creation, do you really need the extra plugin, since it would only do a job the site can already manage?

Let us know if you give the WordPress gallery a try!

Read More: https://gplnk.me/2kO6p4t

34SP.com is a UK-based web hosting provider established in the year 2000. The company was founded with the aim of bridging the gap between sophisticated hosting solutions and affordable prices. Leveraging the power and stability of open source software with a commitment to ethical business practices, 34SP.com has become synonymous with reliability, professionalism, and value for money.

#WordPress #images #photogallery #plugins
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Are you getting the best out of spam filtering? (http://gplus.ly/2l1SuXu)

Stuart Melling, our Business Development Director for 34SP.com, has compiled a list of tips that should help you get the best out of your spam filtering and improve mail delivery.

In this post, Stuart covers:

- Incoming spam protection
- Greylisting
- SPF spam protection
- DKIM
- SpamAssassin based spam score (via webmail)
- Bayesian filtering webmail
- Outgoing spam protection

Stuart also has some terrific tips to help reduce your overall chances of receiving spam in general, including:

1) Don’t publish your e-mail on websites.
2) Use a contact form (preferably with ReCAPTCHA protection to stop this being spammed too).
3) Ideally, only send your message to one recipient at a time.

Read More: http://gplus.ly/2l1SuXu

34SP.com is a UK-based web hosting provider established in the year 2000. The company was founded with the aim of bridging the gap between sophisticated hosting solutions and affordable prices. Leveraging the power and stability of open source software with a commitment to ethical business practices, 34SP.com has become synonymous with reliability, professionalism and value for money.

#email #spam #business #bestpractices
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To all those affected by last nights tragedy, our thoughts are with you. Truly heartbreaking.

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How to Craft the Perfect Post (https://goo.gl/JZyjdX)

Let's face it ... it's hard enough to create and curate enough content to feed the "content beast" without worrying TOO much about crafting "perfect" posts ... so if you are looking for a simpler way, +Buffer just made it a little bit easier with the release of their new "Tailored Posts" feature. Best of all, this new feature is available for all Buffer customers, free and paid, no matter the plan they are using.

Their new guide teaches you how to craft the perfect post for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, so we thought we would break down a perfect G+ post for you. Here is the basic "template":

Compelling Bold Title (link to article)

A summary of the article you are linking to, with some additional tips or insight. Keep in mind that you can and should SEO social posts. Formatting counts too so you may want to include:

- bullet points
- some bolding to make key points stand out
- italics
- paragraph breaks

Oh! We almost forgot! Select a great image or make sure that the linked image is "good enough".

You generally should also include a call to action with the same link used above, and/or a question to spark engagement here.

3-5 relevant hashtags at the bottom like this:

#hashtag1 #hashtag2 #hashtag3

That's about it! Check out the rest of the article here (https://goo.gl/JZyjdX) to learn how to craft the perfect posts for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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#socialmedia #SMM #marketing
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