We’re interested in working with talented guest authors who have original ideas and a good writing style. If you’re a proactive writer and want to contribute to our blog, please read our guest post guidelines carefully.

To discuss an idea about your article, please contact our team using the form below. If you already have an article, you can submit it below using the contact form. We’ll get back to you within 24-48 hours.

Guest Post Guidelines

Content

We’re looking for actionable and practical content.

Our readers seek professional advice, so practical examples are very important. After reading the article, readers should not only have gained new insights and ideas, but also know how to actually implement them in practice. The more practical your tips, techniques and ideas are, the better.

We like authors who aren’t afraid to show their opinion. The more thought provoking your article, the better. Please don’t forget to support your thoughts with links to sources that illustrate your ideas. Our goal is to engage our blog audience in a meaningful discussion.

Please provide links and references to related articles, tools, services and other resources at the end of the article.

Key Points

  • The post must be well-written in English.
  • High-quality, original content, not boring and not previously published elsewhere on the web.
  • Once the content is published on our blog, you must not republish it elsewhere online.

Bio

  • Please include an author’s bio that is 2-3 sentences long explaining who you are and what you do.
  • Provide an email address linked to your Gravatar profile and a link to your Twitter profile.
  • You can include maximum 2 (do-follow) links in the author’s bio section.

Editing

  • Please note that we reserve the right to edit the post for grammatical errors, facts, and easier legibility. If we do, we will send the complete text of the post for your final review.
  • We can send a post back to you with changes or suggested additions to further enhance the post in ways that go beyond basic editing.
  • Anything that requires more than basic editing on our part will be sent back for you to edit.

Submitting

  • If you have any questions or an idea about your guest post, please contact us via the form below.
  • If your guest post is accepted, it will be published within 2-3 days.
  • We will notify you once the post is published.

Post Topics

  • WordPress tutorials. ie: “How to Migrate Your Blog from Medium to WordPress”
  • WordPress reviews. ie: “Top 5 WordPress Contact Form Plugins Compared”
  • WordPress troubleshooting guides. ie: “How to Fix Error Establishing a Database Connection in WordPress”
  • WordPress opinion & research articles. ie: “WordPress vs Medium 2019: Which is Better to Make Money Online?”

Post Structure

  • Create an exciting headline.
  • Write an excerpt – a quick, attractive summary of your content (usually 2-3 sentences).
  • Break up the paragraphs into easy-to-digest chunks.
  • Use bulleted lists with a brief description and links if necessary.
  • Use bold and italics for emphasis, not underlining.

Post Length

  • Length isn’t the main factor, but quality content is. Your post should be as long as it needs to be to convey the message, but no longer.
  • Roughly 750-800 words in length minimum.

Headings

  • The title and all headings should be appealing, concrete and descriptive.
  • In H3 headings, please capitalize the first letter of every word, e.g. “How to Build Tabbed Content Boxes Using Twitter Bootstrap”.
  • Do not capitalize articles (a, an, and the), nor prepositions of three or fewer letters (such as of, in and for).
  • Please do not use full stops (periods) at the end of your headings.

Commas & Abbreviations

  • Add a comma before etc.: “Use Photoshop, Illustrator, Gimp, etc.”
  • Please do not abbreviate or use symbols for everyday words: give and take, not give & take; design and develop, not design/develop; versus, not vs. (except in headings).
  • Using “i.e.” to precede a clarification is OK. It comes from the Latin “id est” and means “that is” or “in other words.” E.g. “Your client (i.e. the one in charge) will have final say.”
  • Using “e.g.” is also fine when brevity is required. It comes from the Latin expression “exempli gratia” and means “for example.” Use it when listing only some of all instances of a concept, and do not follow it with a period, e.g. “Open your browser of choice (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Safari).”

Images

  • High-quality images and screenshots are important in our articles. Please always store full-size images locally in case we may need them again. Images should be attractive and relevant and should not have low-quality artifacts. They should be legible and properly cropped.
  • Do not re-scale images and crop them to focus on the point of interest.
  • Images should be a minimum of 600 pixels wide.
  • Make sure you own the copyright to any images you submit with your posts. Otherwise, provide the links to image sources. You can use images from royalty-free stock photography websites like Unsplash, Pexels or Pixabay.
  • We do not require an intro/thumbnail image with the post.

Links

  • Link to an external web page only once. Linking to different pages from a single website is OK if warranted.
  • Use readable text for link anchors, not URLs (unless significant). So Themely, not http://www.themely.com/.
  • Make sure links are relevant and valid.
  • Cite your sources and back everything up, provide links to a study or an article, to any resources or tools, to support your claims.
  • Do not include affiliate links or self-promotion links to your personal website(s) within the body content of your post.

Spelling

  • We follow US spelling (e.g. “color” instead of “colour”). Please refer to the Merriam-Webster dictionary for all other spellings. You can also use a tool like Word Counter to check your spelling and word count.

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