30 Best Free Icon Sets for Bloggers

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Most of us tend to have a boatload of icons strewn across our blogs. Social media, bullet points, navigation, even smileys!

Here we’ve collected together some of the best free icon sets we’ve come across online. By taking yours icons from the same set, you get a consistent look and feel across your graphics for a more harmonious site design.

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Will FeedBurner or Plain XML Get You More Subscribers?

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The RSS subscriber count is the statistic I’m most interested in. It tells me how many people are listening to my tips and tutorials (Thank you to anyone that is!)

I want as many people as possible to click that little orange button, so I have chosen unique icons and put them in noticeable places on the site. But what about when they click those links?

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Create an Auto-Stats Page for Advertisers

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Hello guys! For my first guest post here at Pro Blog Design, I’m going to show you how to sell more ad spaces by adding stats to your WordPress blog’s Advertise page.

Unless stated, the PHP codes here are going to go into your content itself. That means youl have to use WordPress Page Templates (They allow you to make a theme file specifically for your Advertise page).

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Elegant Themes Review

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Elegant Themes is a WordPress theme club owned by Nick Roach. For $19.95, you get unlimited access to 19 premium WordPress themes, and every theme he brings out for the next year.

This post was sponsored by Nick, but I’m not using any affiliate links. It means there’s no benefit to me in selling the themes, so it’s as unbiased as I can get.

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11 Best Ways to Improve WordPress Security

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“Why should I care about WordPress security?”

That is the question I usually get when I start talking about how to install WordPress securely. Believe it or not, many people think the chance of a hacker — or precisely, cracker or web site intruder — getting into their blog and causing havoc is slim to none.

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Logo Design for a Sophisticated Brand

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Every blog has a unique audience, so the blog itself has to find a way to appeal to that audience.

One of the most difficult audiences to capture can be that of a sophisticated consumer. It can be difficult to achieve the prestigious, refined image you desire, without appearing outdated.

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40 Creative Blog Footer Designs

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The footer is traditionally an underused part of a web design. It’s the place for copyright notices and credit links.

But you can do so much more with a blog footer. Twitter updates, popular posts, recent comments, and Flickr photo streams are just a few common ideas. Have a look at the photos below and see if you can pick up a few ideas!

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