New things are often frowned upon since a sudden and drastic change can disrupt routine and many other comforts we used to enjoy. WordPress’ Gutenberg update is one of those things; it scrapped the WYSIWIG editor (Classic) for a shinier Gutenberg Block Editor. It’s new, sleek, and it also caused a lot of chaos among writers who preferred the good ole reliable WYSIWIG.[Read more…]
Building up a subscriber base is for your blog or website is easy until you actually get too many of them. As it turns out, winning their attention is only half the battle, the other half is keeping it, meaning taking care of your audience in pretty much all aspects, including security. For that, you’ll need help in the form of WordPress membership plugins.[Read more…]
As a WordPress user, you’re used to things being easy. You aren’t super savvy in Photoshop? Great, there are pre-built, high-quality WordPress themes for that. Not comfortable with coding? That’s fine, too. There’s probably a free plugin for that. What about content creation? Well, that’s where you may need a little help, but it’s not too hard to find these days.
When it comes to your business’s marketing efforts outside of WordPress, this is where things can get a little tricky. You know you need to start email marketing, but you’re not sure what the best practices are. You’re probably wondering, “Isn’t there a plugin that will take care of it for you?” (There is, but you shouldn’t use it.) [Read more…]
Over the past few years, Content Delivery Networks (CDN) have become increasingly popular and affordable as websites owners seek new ways to increase speed and improve security. In as few words as possible, CDN’s help to distribute your website’s content across the globe to ensure that wherever your visitors may be, your website can be loaded from a data center fairly close to their location. The closer website data centers are to your users, the faster websites will load for them. Therefore, a user in Australia trying to access a website hosted in the UK will load slower than one hosted nearby within the same continent or region. CDN’s eliminate the distance issue.
With all the hype and popularity that these systems have garnered, many site owners rushed to try out the many services on offer by providers on the web. Some experiences were great, some disappointing and others didn’t notice any differences in their site’s loading time. These mixed experiences are the result of a lack of information regarding one’s particular need of the service, how to implement it and what to expect. [Read more…]
WordPress powers millions of blogs, and is used in a wide variety of situations. Thanks to its flexibility, many companies use it in place of a traditionally designed website, and with the many themes and plugins available, you can do some pretty cool stuff with multimedia. If you’ve been on the interwebs for any length of time, you’re familiar with the sales page. Usually it starts out with bold, bright text, and is followed by pages of why you need to buy XYZ product or service.
For the average blogger, if you’re trying to sell your own product or service, having a dedicated sales page may be a bit overkill. In fact, there are many sales pages that are just whipped up on a new page. However, if you’d like a bit more control with something, there is an easy way to create a WordPress-powered sales page. As with any self-hosted blog, you’ll need to pay for hosting, but the theme mentioned in this post is free. Created by Syamsul Alam, it installs just like any other theme. First, you’ll need to go here, and click the download link at the very top. I’ve inspected the code, and nothing appeared to be out of the ordinary. [Read more…]