How to set up a blog in 20 minutes or less

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With these tips, you can be running your own blog in no time.
With these tips, you can be running your own blog in no time.
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A sleek iOS stylus is just one of the newest deals this week [Deals]

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Bring precision back to your iOS devices with this soft-tipped stylus.
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Another week, another delivery of awesome new deals on gear, gadgets, and education. This week we’ve got a fine-tipped iOS-ready stylus, a massive bundle of WordPress plug-ins, a car charger that can juice up 4 devices at once, and a pair of key lessons in coding for iOS and OS X. Take a look:

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Tools for getting the most out of WordPress [Deals]

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Get 36 premium responsive WordPress themes, with more added every month.
Get 36 premium responsive WordPress themes, with more added every month.
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If you work on the web, you’re going to encounter WordPress (if you’re reading this, you already have). Whether you want to build your own site or get hired to build or maintain one for someone else, we’ve gathered some massively discounted tools, skills, and certifications that are guaranteed to help you out.

Take a look for yourself:

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Develop your web-development skills by building 14 websites [Deals]

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These hands-on lessons will make you into a full stack developer in no time.
These hands-on lessons will make you into a full stack developer in no time.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Learning to code is a surefire way to expand job prospects and improve your salary. The technologies and techniques of digital development might seem intimidating, but with this bundle of lessons — which includes building 14 working sites and clocks in at 28 hours — you’ll be a full stack coder before you know it. It’s an invaluable and profitable skillset that can be yours for $14, a full 92% off the normal price.

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Start the new year paying what you want for new workplace skills [Deals]

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Get a complete tour of development for iOS 9.
Get a complete tour of development for iOS 9.
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Enter the new year with a head full of new ideas and your wallet full of cash. These bundles on essential web and mobile development courses are brimming with invaluable knowledge that give your professional life an upgrade. They can be yours for whatever you’re willing to pay for them, and a portion of whatever you spend goes to support the good work of Save the Children.

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WordPress.com gets a new look and new Mac app

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Wordpress is now native on Mac.
Wordpress is now native on Mac.
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WordPress.com received a huge redesign today that has been 18 months in the making, and there’s a great new Mac app that’s coming with it.

The new native Mac app is powered with the same tech running WordPress.com. In fact, it’s pretty much the web app wrapped as an OS X, which isn’t all that bad because it creates a seamless experience that lets you focus on just the content, whether you’re using an iPhone, a browser, or the Mac app.

Check out all the new features in the intro video below:

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Become a web developer at your own pace with a lifetime of lessons [Deals]

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OSTraining offers a lifetime of access to more than 2,500 courses covering a wide range of essential web development skills.
OSTraining offers a lifetime of access to more than 2,500 courses covering a wide range of essential web development skills.
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Web development skills are essential to many of today’s top jobs, but it’s a time-consuming process to learn, especially for those without coding experience. With OSTraining’s collection of lessons, you can take as much time as you need — literally your whole life. With over 2,500 video lessons covering the whole landscape of web development, it’s an invaluable source of knowledge that you can access now for $69 at Cult of Mac Deals.

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Pay what you want to become a master of the world of WordPress [Deals]

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Pay what you want to master Wordpress, the dominant platform in professional blogging
Pay what you want to master Wordpress, the dominant platform in professional blogging
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So you want to be a blogger. One way or another you’re going to have to reckon with the big cheese in blogging, WordPress. To get your arms around the subject, we’ve gathered a bundle of a dozen courses that cover the ins and outs of using the dominant platform in the blog-o-sphere, and the business of blogging itself. Even better, you can pay whatever you want for the whole shebang.

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