Helping someone learn to help themselves is an incredibly satisfying experience. And it is often part of a web designer’s job description. We build something for our clients and then teach them to how to use it.
A platform such as WordPress makes this possible. However, it’s not always easy. Clients can run the gamut in terms of technical knowledge. Therefore, we must be able to effectively communicate with people of all skill levels.
Plus, there really isn’t such a thing as a “standard” WordPress website. There are plenty of shared traits. But the endless combinations of themes, plugins and customization make every site unique.
How, then, do we go about training our clients to use WordPress? Let’s explore some best practices for passing on our knowledge. Read More
Social media sites can are great for posting images and engaging with users. Instagram is one of the most popular social media sites/apps around, where posting images and videos with hashtags and locations can be extremely useful for your business or brand. However, you you might want to replicate these posts on your website to funnel traffic to your site, but instead of manually uploading the same images, you can use WordPress Instagram plugins to make your life easier. Read More
So, you’ve been working hard to build a strong online presence, drive traffic to your website, and generate more sales for your business. And so far as you can tell, whatever it is you’re doing, is working.
The problem is, without actually tracking the data, you’ll never know whether you’re actually making progress or not. Worse yet, you may be missing out on huge opportunities to grow even more, simply because you don’t know who is coming to your website, where they’re coming from, and what they’re doing once they get there.
All businesses, no matter what size, can benefit from investing in an analytics solutions to track what’s really happening on their website at any given moment.
Have you ever been hacked? Whether that’s a yes or a no, falling victim to a malicious hacker is one of the worst experiences you’ll ever have. I’ve been hacked before, and you don’t want to know how frustrating it is. How I wish I knew what I’m about to share with you today.
And what’s that? In today’s post, you and I cover a couple of security measures to protect your WordPress site from the bad guys. On top of that, we pepper the post with a couple of excellent WordPress security tools, so be on the lookout for that.
If you’re running an ecommerce store, or just selling a few items or services from your WordPress website, then WooCommerce Services from Jetpack is a recently released plugin that could help enhance your site.
Created by Automattic – the company behind WordPress.com, Jetpack, and many more WordPress-related services and products – this plugin has been built with the aim of adding some useful features to your ecommerce store, while also attempting to increase the performance of your website.
Choosing the best backup solution for your needs can be overwhelming. After all, there are so many WordPress backup plugins to choose from, all boasting different features, and sometimes different price points.
But deciding which plugin to go with is not nearly as difficult as trying to recover your website should it crash because of an internal error, hacker, or some other mysterious reason. Read More
A brand-new way to create content is coming to WordPress. The much-ballyhooed Gutenberg editor is set to appear in version 5.0. However, it’s already available in plugin form and boasts 300,000+ users.
There has been no shortage of debate and controversy regarding this new editor. Therefore, it’s important to know what Gutenberg is and is not. This will help you make the best decisions with respect to how it fits in with your existing website.
One of biggest issues for designers is how Gutenberg will affect page builders. On the surface, there does appear to be some shared functionality between them. Does that mean the page builder tools we’re using today will become obsolete? Should we toss them aside for Gutenberg?
One page WordPress themes were once just a fad, but from the look of things, these bad boys are here to stay. The one-pager theme of today is as powerful and flexible as any multi-page WordPress theme.
In today’s post, you find 10 of the best-selling one page WordPress themes. The themes on this list employ the latest web techniques such as responsiveness, parallax, and flat design among others. Read More
Looking to get started selling with WordPress?
As the world’s most popular way to build a website, WordPress spoils you for choice when it comes to options for selling products, content, time, or anything else.
If you want to create an entire eCommerce store, you have plenty of tools at your disposal. But you can also get more focused and create a simple form for one-off payments or donations. Or, you can even build a recurring revenue base and sell content with a membership plugin or eCourse platform.
If there’s one thing Google is good at, it’s keeping us on edge when it comes to their algorithms and changing ranking factors.
For example, Google recently rolled out mobile-first indexing; meaning from now on, your mobile site will be indexed before your desktop version. And we all know there’s no end in sight, leaving us to continually adjust our SEO efforts so our sites can rank well.
But there is one thing, however, that has stayed fairly consistent over the years when it comes to optimizing your website for higher search rankings: keyword research.