iTerm2 Review Best Terminal App for Mac

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iTerm2 Review Best Terminal App for Mac

I decided to dedicate my first review in 2019 to an app that I’ve been using for a long time now. iTerm2. The superb macOS terminal app.

The first time I started using a terminal app was back in the days when News47ell was hosted by DigitalOcean. I used to SSH into my server when I needed to manage the backend of my site.

Now, I use the terminal to build and manage News47ell on GitHub.

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Best Free Pingdom Alternatives

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Best Free Pingdom Alternatives

If you are a Pingdom user, then now is the great time to look for the best free Pingdom alternatives since on February 6, 2019, the free plan will cease to exist.

By this time I am sure that you have received an email from them saying that they won’t offer the free plan anymore because they want to “ensure the best possible product experience for SolarWinds Pingdom users”.

OK. That’s great. But, what about us who only want to monitor 1 site and don’t want to pay $11.95 a month?

In this article, I will tell you about two of the best free Pingdom alternatives that I personally use to monitor News47ell.com and all the features that they offer for free.

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News47ell Now on GitHub

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News47ell Now on GitHub

I know, right!

This was out of nowhere for me too. I was just trying to find a new challenge for my self.

I memorized the steps necessary to publish an article in WordPress and it became boring. So, I decided to switch things up, learn something new and save some money at the same time.

At first, I wanted to move to Jekyll because I knew about it from years ago and I always been interested in trying it as well as learning about GitHub. But never had a real reason to do so, until now.

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How to Add Bigfoot Footnotes to WordPress

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How to Add Bigfoot Footnotes to WordPress

Footnotes are great. You can put anything you want in them. Whether it’s a text 1 , or images 2 or embeddable 3 .

Mostly it’s used to add an extra bit of info to the subject that you’re talking about.

The JavaScript library that I’m using to add this cool looking footnotes is called bigfoot. And in this tutorial, I will tell you how to add bigfoot to WordPress.

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How to Add Linked List Posts to The GeneratePress Theme

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How to Add Linked List Posts to The GeneratePress Theme

If you’ve been reading News47ell from the beginning, or you are a new reader who checked older posts, then I’m sure that you’ve noticed that I link to other sites Daring Fireball style.

Meaning, the title of specific posts in my RSS feed is actually a link to a site that I recommend you visit.

This has been done by many other sites that mainly cover Apple-related news such as MacStories and Brooks Review for example.

Today, I will teach you How to Add Linked List Posts to The GeneratePress Theme using the Daring Fireball-style Linked List WordPress Plugin By Yinjie Soon so you can have the same style of linking to other sites in your RSS feed as well as on your website.

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How To Host Google Analytics Locally In WordPress

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How To Host Google Analytics Locally In WordPress

When you start paying attention to the speed of your WordPress site, one of the most important things to look after is all the external requests that your site makes to all kinds of services.

A popular external request that many sites make is to Google Analytics.

And when you test your site in GTmetrix or Pingdom, you will notice the following message:

‘Leverage browser caching for the following cacheable resources:

https://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js’

In this tutorial, I will tell you how to host Google Analytics locally in WordPress to Leverage Browser Caching in order to increase the speed and the score of your site in GTmetrix.

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LiteSpeed Cache Review: Best WordPress Caching Plugin

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LiteSpeed Cache Review: Best WordPress Caching Plugin

While writing my 3000+ words review of the Managed WordPress hosting provider Lightning Base that uses LiteSpeed in the backend, I mentioned briefly the LiteSpeed Cache WordPress plugin made by LiteSpeed Technologies. Today, I’m gonna share with you my full LiteSpeed Cache Review: Best WordPress Caching Plugin.

In this in-depth review, I will tell you about all the exclusive and non-exclusive features that this plugin has to offer and how this plugin, can replace 7 other very popular plugins that you might already have on your WordPress site.

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Microsoft acquires GitHub for $7.5 billion

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Microsoft acquires GitHub for $7.5 billion

The rumors were true in the end, Microsoft acquires GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. And that’s not all, Chris Wanstrath is leaving and Nat Friedman will be taking on the role of GitHub’s CEO.

This agreement is expected to close at the end of the calendar year.

Once the acquisition closes, GitHub will be led by CEO Nat Friedman, who will continue to report to Microsoft Cloud + AI Group Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie; GitHub CEO and Co-Founder Chris Wanstrath will be a technical fellow at Microsoft, also reporting to Scott.

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Lightning Base Review: Managed WordPress Hosting

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Lightning Base Review: Managed WordPress Hosting

If you’re looking for the best managed WordPress hosting provider then you’ve come to the right place.

Since Day one, back on March 26th, 2016, the day I signed up for Lightning Base, I knew that it was going to be the place I call home for News47ell.

As I begin this Lightning Base Review, I’m going to say it now: Sign up. If you are looking for the most secure, fastest and the best managed WordPress hosting provider, look no more, because Lightning Base is all of this and much more.

Keep reading my Lightning Base review to get an in-depth look at Lightning Base and it’s exclusive features that make it one of the best managed WordPress hosting providers out there.

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Netflix Introduce Netflix Sans Typeface

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Netflix Introduce Netflix Sans Typeface

Netflix introduced its own typeface called Netflix Sans which is designed by their own design team and in partnership with type foundry Dalton Maag. Netflix Sans replaced Gotham typeface, the same typeface CNN replaced on April 21, 2016, with CNN Sans.

The goal behind Netflix Sans is to save money, according to an interview with Netflix brand design lead Noah Nathan with It’s Nice That.

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