WordPress and its community grow rapidly. Back in 2003 WordPress was at its infancy, with a simple interface and limited functionality. Now after 14 years and 50 and more releases, WordPress is a completely different platform, with powerful functionality and a truly huge community worldwide, which seems to be growing exponentially. There are numerous WordCamps organized around the world every year,where WordPress professionals share experience, ideas, and inspire people. (more…)
Starting a blog is easier said than done.Although it seems fairly easy to have a blog up and running with the modern technologies, starting a blog is only half of the work. In order to have a compelling and competitive blog one should keep it fresh and up to date. And by up to date I mean both its content and functionality. (more…)
Bloggers who have been writing for awhile eventually wonder just how much time and effort they’ve put into their site. If you are one of those bloggers who use WordPress you might as well wonder how to get meaningful writing statistics about your content. Getting word count and productivity stats has finally gotten easier thanks to a free plugin called WP Word Count . (more…)
Email marketing is one of the most widely used and effective marketing strategy webwide. Although we’re now seem to be addicted to texting, tweeting,status updates, likes and shares, checking the email box is still the first thing the majority of us do in the morning. You can hardly find anyone who doesn’t have an email address (or even a bunch of them), and that’s what makes emailing a great channel to get the word out of the products or services you offer. (more…)
Those who use WordPress most probably know it’s a pretty SEO-friendly content management platform by itself. But it doesn’t mean just running a website on WordPress will get you on the top of first search result pages out of nowhere. For better SEO results and better traffic there is still a lot more to do.
For users who are not technically into SEO, optimizing a blog or a website might seem a pretty daunting task. If you’re one of them, don’t be quick to get upset. There are, fortunately, a number of great WordPress plugins out there that make sure your website is properly optimized and has all the chances to drive more traffic. And guess what ? You don’t have to dive deep into understanding web crawlers, indexing, Google algorithms or whatsoever. These plugins require simple installation and a couple of manual setting adjustments. What you’ll get in return is better search rankings, more traffic and higher conversion rates. (more…)
World-wide web provides unlimited number of ways to connect to your targeted audience. If the content on your website is written in English that’s great. Because English is the most spoken language online, with roughly over 26% of share. However, not everyone speaks the same language. The fact that a good chunk of people on the web doesn’t speak your language means you’re missing out on a huge portion of potential site visitors.
Although there is a team of translators who are working on translating WordPress into different languages, the list of the languages it’s available in is not that long though.The good news is that there are some great tools out there that can turn your website into a multilingual platform and help you reach out to every single user on the web.
One such tool is Weglot Translate plugin, which translates you site content into any language and doesn’t require you any coding skills at all. It’s a relatively new plugin, but it has already been downloaded over 80.000 times from the WordPress directory and is actively used on over 8000 websites. (more…)
MailChimp WD offers an easy way to integrate your WordPress website with MailChimp service and lets you manage your email listings, subscription forms and submissions directly from your dashboard. It’s a user-friendly, comprehensive and a super functional WordPress plugin with a wide range of customization options, unique features,seamless integration and outstanding flexibility. The plugin makes it easy to connect to your MailChimp account and gives you full control over your forms and listings. It allows you to create responsive subscription forms with a number of form fields, including PayPal, file upload, survey tools, three types of captcha protection,etc, and has your MailChimp lists ready to quickly connect them to the forms. (more…)
As we’re about to throw a firewall to 2016 there are some good things coming towards us. That’s the Christmas, New Year and the deals and discounts we’re looking forward. This is the time of the year when companies give back to their communities, and there are some good news for the WordPress community as well.
If you have missed Halloween or Black Friday deals out, here is another opportunity to get excited about. I’ve put together a list of the best WordPress Christmas deals and offers, which will give you the chance to get your favorite plugins, themes, hosting services and other WordPress related services and stuff with reduced prices.
Here you have them! Best WordPress Christmas deals and offers from the industry’s most well known companies. (more…)
The final, biggest and long-awaited update of WordPress is here. It comes with a number of new and impressive changes that are going to transform how you work and deal with it. The new update is named after a legendary jazz vocalist Sarah Louis Vaughan , and is available for download at the wordpress.org, or you can simply update your WordPress version from your dashboard.
The new 4.7 version makes the setup of your site super easy, and lets you build it the way you want. Here is what’s new in “Vaughan” . (more…)
WordPress is a perfect choice for beginner bloggers, large website owners and business or corporate websites alike. Due to its flexibility it scales perfectly for any kind of website and allows you to equip your website with the right set of tools and functionalities. However, the “right set” of tools differ from site to site and from blog to blog. Depending on the type, purpose and audience of your website, the functionality you’ll need may greatly differ. You’ll have to figure out what will work best for you and your audience needs. (more…)