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A simple hide/show div script

A expandable DIV with CSSA script for showing or hiding blocks of text can be useful in many situations.

You can keep your page very easy to overview, and give the user additional information, without forcing  them to leave your page.

In this post you’ll learn to build a simple script that can show and hide content within a div

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Adding static maps to your blog or website

adding statis maps to your website or blogThere can be numerous of situations where a map can be very useful to display on your website or blog.

The map can be obtained as a static image from a stock photo library, or you can use one of the free map services on the internet. Since we’re big fans of scalable solutions that can be automated, we’ll focus on the free static map services on the Internet.

In this post we’ll learn you to use the static map api from Google.
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Improve the page titles in WordPress

Having good and logical page titles for your blog has several benefits. The page title helps the users to see if they are on the page they intended to go to, and what kind of content they can expect to find on the page.

When Your blog is being indexed by search engines, the page title is displayed in the search result. If the page title isn’t accurate or describes what the page is about, users are less willing to click on if, which means less traffic from Google. Even worse, some search engines might ban your blog, if there are too many  duplicates in the page titles.

In this post you’ll learn to optimize the titles on your WordPress based blog, so they give users and search engines a clear understanding of the topic of the page.

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Show popular posts in WordPress

In the standard setup WordPress is capable of displaying a list with the last 5-10 published posts. However it might also be interesting to show the most popular posts to your users, since these posts might increase the stickiness of your site, and also increases the SEO value of these pages. So the aim of this post is to give you a quick guide to how you can implement a list with the most popular posts to your WordPress blog.

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Tips for speeding up WordPress

One of the big benefits of WordPress is the many plugins that can expand the basic functionality quite dramatically. However the more plugins you’re using in your WordPress blog, the higher is the risk of the blog beginning to be slow and consume a lot of server resources.

A slow and resource demanding blog has several serious downsides. Users are normally not that patient, so if your blog is slow, there is a big risk, that the users will proceed to another blog instead.  High consumption of server resources might get you into trouble with your hosting company, and last but not least, there is strong indication that several search engines like Google might include page speed as part of their page rank in the near future.

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WordPress is now installed – what’s next?

WordPress is a fantastic tool for blogging and publishing content on the web. Especially the many plugins and themes provides a tremendous amount of functionality out of the box. However as a newbie to WordPress, all these possibilities can also be a bit overwhelming.

In this post, we’ll suggest a few things that hopefully can help giving your new site a fantastic start.

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