It is totally normal to have a multi-author blog. Unless it is a journal-type blog focused on the journey and experience of an individual, multiple authors writing posts for websites is normal. In fact, having multiple authors gives variety and uniqueness to every post. It also ensures that content is posted on time and in acceptable quantity. However, running a multi-author blog can be quite a challenge especially when it comes to admin controls. The great thing is, there are WordPress plugins that could help website owners run multi-author blogs.[Read more…]
Over the past several years, smartphones have revolutionized how we connect to the internet, and interact with others around the world. According to Pew Research Center, 34 percent of adults own a tablet, and 56 percent of adults own a smartphone. Chances are, some of your readers are consuming your content using one of the two devices.
If you have yet to make your WordPress site mobile friendly, here are a few problems:
- Longer load times. Not everyone is able to enjoy 4G speeds, and even on 3G, a typical web page can far exceed the average 7.25 second load time for web users.
- Poor user experience. Your blog may look great on a desktop or laptop, but when you shrink it down to a screen as small as 3.5-inches, it becomes a jumbled mess.
- Adding to your reader’s phone bill. Okay, maybe it’s not that bad, but a lot of smartphone users are on a capped data plan. If a blog post requires a few megabytes of information to be loaded, that’s data use you could have easily avoided.
To make your WordPress site mobile friendly, many think they have to go find a theme, do all this coding, or hire someone to do it for them. That’s completely fine, and there are many exceptional examples out there. However, you don’t have to do that, let alone spend any money. [Read more…]
Managing even a handful of WordPress websites can be a pain, for example 10 websites means 10 different login accounts that you must access each time you want to write an article, update plugins or change theme settings. While you could give WordPress Multi-Site a chance that system can be confusing and time consuming for non-Wordpress experts. ManageWP however takes care of multi-site management by installing a simple plugin on each of your WordPress blogs which then allows them to be controlled by a single user login interface found at ManageWP.com
Once you have signed up for a free trial account you simply install the sites plugin on each of your websites. This plugin essentially gives you access to your blogs from within the ManageWP administration panel.
After the system has been installed you will be asked to add websites to your panel, those websites will then be accessible via the ManageWP login panel. Once installed the system then provides many useful features.
For example you can choose to add and upgrade themes for all of your websites from one screen, removing the need to log into various accounts. The system also allows users to be bulk added for login purposes.
If you run a network in which posts are added to more than one website at a time ManageWP also provides a “Bulk Add” option for posts and pages. I personally found the “Add New Page” option helpful when creating privacy and copyright polices for various websites. [Read more…]
Getting your visitors’ attention and encouraging them to interact on your blog is often a hard task. Popups are the obvious choice when it comes to this sort of situation, but you don’t want to annoy your visitors or run them away. This is why the WordPress Popup Scheduler plugin is the ideal choice because it has numerous customization options, which allow you to customize it to suit your needs and be less obtrusive. As you’ll see from the customization options, popups don’t have to be annoying or boring. And this is the reason why we have installed it on our psd to html conversion blog.
Here’s what you can do with the WordPress Popup Scheduler plugin.
When to Show
You can decide when you’d like your popup to appear to your visitors, by choosing one of the following options:
- When new visitors arrive
- When visitors return for the (second, third, fourth or fifth) visit
- Starting from a specific date for a certain number of days or for every few number of days
- At all times
- Whenever you make changes to the popup content
Set a Delay
You can have the popup show immediately when a visitor lands on the page or you can delay it for a specific number of seconds. We did that in our business neon signs store because we wanted the users to be able to learn more about the product first. So it’s probably best to wait a few seconds so that your visitors aren’t bombarded as soon as they land on your site. [Read more…]
Donncha O Caoimh has announced the release of WP Super Cache version 0.9.6.1. This upgrade to the popular caching plugin (which really should be a part of WordPress core) brings a few bug fixes and some other things, where this should interest most users:
You can now choose to not cache different types of pages on your blog. Don’t want to cache your front page? That’s easy now. The indented page types are types covered by the top type. “Archives” covers “Tag” and “Category” pages for example.
That’s right, stop caching of the front page if you will. Apparently works like Conditional Tags, which sounds good.
Get it now if you need caching.