Tweets, briefs, and Facebook posts are dominating the internet. Podcasts are there, too, while being something entirely different.
Who would have thought that podcasts would get so popular? Every day we’re bombarded by cohesive and short information. While there is an ever-growing number of podcast listeners, it is difficult to imagine that longer content such as that would get there.
However, there is nothing unreasonable about it, as podcasts have become the way we learn, keep ourselves informed, and improving our skills. The wonderful thing about podcasts is that it allows multitasking. Many people find that their commute, morning run, or coffee break is more productive if they are listening to a podcast while doing so.
Should you get on the popularity wagon, too?
Why shouldn’t you? With everyone and their aunt having one, you should get one, too. While it may seem like a complicated business to get started, it isn’t. All you need is a bit of research to find the best microphone possible, and you are good to go. Just start recording!
But how do I add my podcast to my site?
Now, this could be a bit tricky unless you are one of the smart ones that have their website on WordPress. If that is the case, all you need is a reliable plugin, and we are going to introduce you to one. It is called Seriously
A helpful guide when choosing a WordPress multilingual plugin. With many different translation plugins available, all with varying features, functionality, quality, and price points - we take a look at the important factors to consider.
The web is a vast space, where you can reach any audience anywhere in the world as you expand your business’ reach into new international markets — you just need the right WordPress translation plugin to help you achieve this. With WordPress, you can translate your entire website into multiple languages, providing rich content to your target market with the help of a translation plugin. There are, however, many different translation plugins available for WordPress, all with varying features, functionality, quality, and price points.
This can lead to a dilemma: which WordPress translation plugin is best for your business?
To help guide you through the decision process, we’ll take a deep dive into the important factors worth considering when choosing a translation plugin for your site. We’ll also explore why Weglot stands out as the leading WordPress translation plugin for every kind of online business.
9 Essential Considerations When Choosing a WordPress Translation Plugin
When you google “WordPress translation plugin,” 15.6 million results are returned. Talk about overwhelming! There are plenty of list posts that try to convince you of the best translation
As the site designs progress, many things are starting to look like a norm. What used to be a popular thing to do just several months ago, now it is outdated. Think back to the first sites, when there were no rules about colors, for example. Remember all those websites that had a black background and shiny red lettering? Horrible, isn’t it?
As the website designs progress, many things are starting to look like a norm. What used to be a popular thing to do just several months ago, now it is outdated. Think back to the first sites, when there were no rules about colors, for example. Remember all those websites that had a black background and shiny red lettering? Horrible, isn’t it? Luckily, web owners and designers started considering more what their visitors like, instead of their taste. Now, there are some good rules of thumb to follow. White space has become more and more critical, and there are eye-pleasing rules when it comes to typography. Overall, some myths have been debunked, and people started focusing on pleasing visitors.
Besides overall design, web designers started adding some handy elements to each site. Navigation became more simple, for example, so one-pager websites became more prominent. Especially in e-commerce, there has been incredible progress when it comes to features which help you shop online without stressing out too much.
The Curious Case of Buttons
The buttons that appear on the lower right corner of a website to help you with navigating, or for chatting with the support team, have also
Give details of each of the 6 SEO plugins and compares the choices.
Looking for the best WordPress SEO plugin to help your site rank in Google and other search engines? Because WordPress doesn’t include much in the way of built-in SEO functionality, a quality SEO plugin is pretty much a must-have for every single WordPress site.
That fact has led to the creation of a number of great options, which we’ve collected here in this post.
In total, we’ll compare and contrast six different SEO plugins:
All in One SEO Pack
The SEO Framework
Let’s dig in so that you can get ranking!
When you think of WordPress SEO plugins, Yoast SEO is probably the first name that comes to mind. It’s not only the most popular WordPress SEO plugin by a wide margin, but it’s also one of the most popular WordPress plugins period.
According to WordPress.org, it’s active on over five million sites with a 4.9-star rating on over 26,000 reviews.
It helps you optimize individual pieces of content for SEO and it also offers helpful sitewide tools to manage your overall site’s SEO efforts.
When you go to manage an individual piece of content, you’ll get a new meta box where you can control that
If you need to develop a Coming Soon or an Under Maintenance page, there's no easier way to do it than to use Coming Soon plugins! Check out the best.
A Coming Soon page can be like a welcome mat for your visitors. It can serve multiple purposes: it can notify visitors when the site is expected to be back up, what’s currently happening and what’s next for the brand and the company. Coming soon plugins are an easy way to set this up and welcome your visitors. There are numerous occasions when you might need or benefit from a Coming Soon page and when you can benefit from coming soon plugins:
Regular and detailed WordPress maintenance is mandatory if you want your site to run perfectly. Many websites and brands hire outside help to do it, but some website owners do it themselves. Basically, WP maintenance implies a set of tasks that needs to be done and checked in order for the site to run smoothly. The recommended mode to do this is by ‘pausing’ the website, i.e. not taking in new visitors on your regular domain. Rather, setting your site in maintenance mode will help you do your thing undisturbed. After you’re done, you can reclaim all your staff back in a couple of clicks.
Design and audience taste changes as swiftly as new trends appear. Due to various influences from the market,
One of the main reasons for the content explosion is various social networks that are so widely spread and firmly integrated into our daily lives.
In today’s media-saturated world, it’s tough to make any splash or stand out. Pretty much everything has been already seen and done before. It’s almost impossible to envision communication, interaction, or life in general, if we’re honest, without them. With such widespread platforms, naturally, they’re heavily used as marketing tools. This should come as no surprise. We’re all witness to the number of adds presented to us every time we log onto our favorite social media platform.
Looking at it from the other perspective, these ads are important because they generate more followers on Instagram, more likes on Facebook, enough shares, etc. That, in turn, mean more consumers, or at least greater brand awareness. The reason we’re mentioning all this is, so you’ll understand the importance of integrating social media plugins. You should add these onto your site right off the bat. If you need more proof, go on the web and try to find a site that doesn’t have some kind of social media links on it (and is not the miraculously still live Space Jam site from ‘96). Chances are, you’ll have a hard time locating one and only if you’re
New features added for EditorsKit plugin which includes Block Styling, Utility Classes and Auto Suggestion, Full Screen Block Display; and more.
I’m very happy to introduce the next phase for this plugin — the Block Styling. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been adding new features to EditorsKit and it’s now on version 1.9.2. Here is the new set of options for the Gutenberg Page Building Toolkit plugin, plus I’ve listed the full features available on the plugin right now, so you will have the feel of how powerful EditorsKit has become.
Introducing Block Styling
Block Styling for EditorsKit comes in different ways. This will let you easily build better pages regardless of the theme or blocks plugin you are using. Without further ado, let’s get started.
First, Block Styles for Image and Cover Block
Image and Cover Blocks are probably two of the most useful within the core blocks but lack styling to open more possibilities. I’m pertaining to the ability to display image and cover as circular, diagonal and rounded corners. I think with these layouts available, both blocks will be so much powerful.
Full Screen Display Option
With EditorsKit, you can now turn Cover Block, Image Block, and Media & Text Block into full screen mode. You can now have hero section in just a few clicks. Here’s
As WordPress admins we so often find plugins to solve problems. I have been doing this with Google Analytics for years and decided it was time for a recap. In this article I cover how I went about changing how I implement my Google Analytics and other tracking code for WordPress.
As WordPress website administrators we all have one weakness, finding plugins to fix problems. I found I was really not making good choices when it came to Google Analytics Plugins for WordPress. For a long time I was using plugins for Google Analytics until one day I asked myself this simple question, why? Google Analytics is actually really easy to install and the best way to do it is with Google Tag Manager.
So why was I using an analytics plugin for WordPress when it doesn’t really need a plugin? And why was I avoiding Google Tag Manager?
It all started with my clients needing Google Analytics in the WordPress Dashboard.
I used to avoid telling my clients to use Google Analytics directly. This was because Google Analytics has a huge amount of information in it. It can be hard to understand. Ultimately knowing what to look at and where to look was difficult for the average user.
The other reason was email reports. I came from an Adobe Business Catalyst background and found that the weekly reports it sent helped my clients know stuff was happening on their site.
With WordPress however these reports were not sent. I needed a plugin to do that.
For a long time my Google Analytics
The differences between ALT and Title text for images. Are Tags useful for SEO? Simplifying meta in NextGEN Gallery.
Megan asked a question in the Fuel Your Photos group on Facebook. We thought the question was great and wanted to answer it here. Trying to do SEO from scratch and learning as I go. I use WordPress and NextGEN Gallery. What should I put as the Title ALT text and tags? What are the differences between the three?
Great question, Megan!
So here is the thing, for SEO Alt or Alternative text is essential for all images on your site. However, Title text is not. Here is the core difference:
Alt Text is for SEO as mentioned just above. But it's also what screen readers read to visually impaired visitors on your site.
Title text has little to no purpose. It's one purpose is to show additional text about your image through a tiny pop up.
Now, here is where it gets fun. When inserting a single image using the media library, you might add Alt and Title text to your image. But they don't have to be different. In fact, for SEO and accessibility, you should be very descriptive about the image being displayed. So why not use the same for Title text? Well, if you're going to fill in the Title text for an image, then sure, make it descriptive and just copy what you write for the Alt text.
Now, in NextGEN
Here is the best list of top WooCommerce dropshipping plugins.
WooCommerce dropshipping is the easy way to make your business profitable from the earliest moments you open the online store. By creating partnerships necessary to avoid the cost of warehousing and inventory, your WooCommerce Dropshipping store avoids stress created by expenditures prior to orders being received. While WooCommerce dropshipping sounds like a great idea, the reality is you will not do much with it if you lack the right tools. In this case, it is important that your WooCommerce dropshipping plugins provide great efficiency for your customers. The easier it is for your customers to order, the greater the likelihood they return to your e-commerce site. The following plugins will help you take your WooCommerce dropshipping to even greater levels of efficiency, and thus helping you attract and retain more customers.
One of the best things you can have is as many automated processes as possible. This increases your business’s efficiency and allows you to focus on securing better dropshipping partners along with enhancing the customer experience.
AliDropShipWoo automates the entire dropship process, making it one of the best plugins for making your WooCommerce dropship
Some food for thought and information on how to better manage your WordPress users (multiple users mean more can be done, but also mean more exposure, more mistakes and more risks).
The more users your have on your WordPress website, the more difficult it is to manage them. The administrative efforts required usually include controlling access, restricting ‘site-breaking’ settings, stopping users from modifying specific content, and more. WordPress has user roles to let you set privileges and manage users. However, there are plenty of other ways to run a more efficient operation, without getting bogged down with user micromanagement.
In this article, we’re going to go over the challenges of managing a WordPress website with multiple users. Then we highlight three tips to help you do it more efficiently.
The Challenges of Managing a WordPress Site with Multiple Users
When we talk about ‘users’ in the context of this article we’re referring to people with access to your WordPress dashboard. They may be there to help you manage comments, publish new content, or whatever other tasks you assign to them. Depending on the scope of your site, having other people helping you can be a load off your shoulders. However, it also presents a couple of problems:
The greater the number of people who have access to your website, the more exposed
I love the attention to detail they have put into the kit.
Don’t you just LOOOVE Elementor templates? I do too! Being able to jump right into the template and customize elements within it with the power of Elementor makes them much more powerful than regular WordPress templates.
Let’s face it, they work great for landing pages, but it’s hard to create a consistent and complete website using a single template.
Which is why I am happy to present: Elementor’s Monthly Template Kit, a monthly release of a set of templates that make up a complete website, including: a Header, a Footer, a 404 page, a Blog Archive & Single blog, a Popup and many more inspiring templates.
There are thousands of beautiful Elementor templates on the market,
but THIS template kit is different.
The difference starts with the kit’s flexibility. Our team of designers have worked hard to produce a top-notch design that offers unique flexibility to Elementor users.
The templates are clean and lightweight, with no extra code added. This is important both in terms of improving their compatibility and extendability, and to ensure the pages built with these templates load fast and show high performance in terms of page speed.
The Template Library
Conversions have been the talk of the day ever since people started making their websites and selling their product or service over the internet. It is no wonder, because everybody wants their work to pay off, and for people to buy what they are selling. Otherwise, why were you doing all the work?
The conversion has been the talk of the day ever since people started making their websites and selling their product or service over the internet. It is no wonder, because everybody wants their work to pay off, and for people to buy what they are selling. Otherwise, why were you doing all the work? How to turn website visitors into paying customers is the big question. The answer lies in a simple sentence.
Building trust is no small feat. Some companies pay big bucks for an exceptional marketing campaign. Many spend a massive amount of money on an excellent copywriter, willing to get to know the essence of the product or service and deliver it to the customers in a compelling way. Others offer a free trial or a refund policy.
Some of them are smart in their efforts and go for cheaper solutions for a smaller market. Many website owners know that customers have questions – and they do their best to answer them with a FAQ section. However, there is still a better, and even cheaper way.
Invest your time in your customers
No, we are not talking about going door-to-door and pitching to potential clients. We are talking to pitching to your website’s visitors. How? It is effortless
While it's immensely pleasurable to look through a bunch of beautiful images, it is a great struggle to choose the right one and to upload the right ones on your website.
How often do you need free images of great quality for your website, and how much time does it take to upload them? If it is often, you will appreciate any help that spares your time. Luckily, Instant Images plugin has been designed to enable one-click Unsplash uploads. Without it, it seems impossible to upload images to the Media Library instantly. With it, it is not only possible but also as simple as it may. Most importantly, you don’t have to leave WordPress not even for a minute.
Uploading images might be frustrating for users and developers, but Instant Images works smoothly inside the WordPress installation.
What is Instant Images Plugin?
Instant Images – One-click Unsplash Uploads is open source software and therefore convenient for unlimited use. The first step is to find images for any topic of your interest. You can find them quickly by using the option Image Search. It saves time, and it can be done from the WordPress Admin. Especially if you are creating galleries, which multiplies the number of pictures you have to add.
Common users are not the only ones that are grateful for this plugin. Developers who are fond of using real-world imagery can improve their
Gutenberg Code Editor Mode with Syntax Highlighter powered by core WordPress CodeMirror. EditorsKit 1.10+ new feature.
Preview on what's next to EditorsKit Plugin. Better Code Editor Mode with Syntax Highlighting using the core CodeMirror library. I hope you'll love this one too! Cheers! #WordPress #Gutenbergpic.twitter.com/PvEXkTNoKk
Did you know that WordPress creates thumbnails automatically? All images must be sharpened after resizing? And WordPress does NOT sharpen resized images?
Pop quiz! Did you know? 1) WordPress creates thumbnails automatically?
WordPress uses the larger / full-size image you upload to create smaller thumbnail images (see your WordPress Settings > Media page for the complete list of sizes).
For example: An photo gallery page will show thumbnails of the larger / full-size images you uploaded. Themes will often include the featured image you selected in a predefined size and location in the webpage.
2) All images must be sharpened after resizing?
This is so standard that Photoshop, for example, automatically applies a default amount of sharpening when resizing any image — you must specifically uncheck an option to have Photoshop not sharpen an image during the resize process!
3) WordPress does not sharpen resized images?
I bet that you didn’t know this last one… not many people do. ;-)
WordPress creates several different thumbnail images by default (see your WordPress Settings > Media page for the complete list of sizes) and potentially many more, depending on your chosen theme and active plugins. It’s not uncommon, for example, for WordPress to create a half-dozen or more thumbnail images from a single original
In this detailed guide, CPOThemes analyzes the top 5 WordPress search engine optimization plugins - breaking each of them down feature by feature and comparing functionality. Find out which plugin comes out on top and, perhaps more importantly, also why...
Whether your WordPress website is an e-commerce store, a blog, or a photography website – you’re going to want people to find your website so they can read your content and purchase your products. Part of making that happen is taking search engine optimization seriously. Taking search engine optimization seriously is a great way to make that happen because search engines are a great source of traffic so in this post, we’ll take a look at the 5 best WordPress SEO plugins.
Let’s a look at the five best WordPress search engine optimization plugins you can use to help you optimize your WordPress website to rank higher in Google.
Rank Math – The Swiss Army Knife of WordPress SEO
Yoast SEO – The #1 WordPress SEO Plugin
SEOPress – The simple, fast and powerful SEO plugin for WordPress
Although Yoast SEO is by far the most popular and widely-used WordPress plugin for SEO, they don’t have a clean slate. The intention of this article is, by no means, to complain about Yoast SEO and talk about how bad their plugin is because it really isn’t. The Yoast SEO plugin has been around for a long time. It was one of the first SEO plugins geared towards
A guide covering how to use TranslatePress to offer your content and products in multiple languages.
I think you will agree with me when I say creating a multilingual website is no easy task. Especially for a beginner. Which translation plugin do you choose? Do you translate your website manually or automatically? Do you hire a professional translator? Does translating your website affect your SEO rankings?
All these (and more) are pertinent questions to ask yourself as far as translating your WordPress website goes.
Turns out you can easily translate your WordPress website into more than 200 languages using the TranslatePress plugin.
And in this guide, we show you exactly how to install and translate your website with one of the best WordPress translation plugins of 2019 and beyond.
Read on to learn how you can use the TranslatePress WordPress plugin to offer your content and products to visitors from all over the world without breaking a sweat.
What is TranslatePress?
Before we get lost in the impressive suite of features, let us first learn more about this multilingual WordPress plugin.
What is TranslatePress? TranslatePress is a nifty WordPress translation plugin handcrafted by the same awesome guys who brought you Cozmoslabs. It is loaded to the brim with all the features you
The post shares and compares five of the most popular user profile plugins.
Looking for the best WordPress user profile plugin to give your site’s members their own great-looking front-end profiles (and/or let them edit their profiles from the front-end)? In this post, we’ll share and compare five of the top user profile plugins that will help you do just that.
Here’s a quick comparison table so that you know what to expect, and keep reading for a lot more detail!
User rating (out of 5)*
Starting price for Premium
*According to WordPress.org or CodeCanyon user ratings
Profile Builder is a very popular user profile plugin that’s active on over 50,000 sites and has a 4.7-star rating on over 490 reviews at WordPress.org.
It comes in both a free version at WordPress.org, as well as a premium version with lots of extra functionality.
At a high level, Profile Builder helps you with everything “profile related”, including front-end…
The premium version also adds support for some more advanced features, like multiple forms/profile pages, WooCommerce sync, and lots more.
Profile Builder features
Let’s start with the
As a WordPress plugin owner it is nice to see such subject being discussed and dealt with. There are many implications to using "pirated" WordPress plugins, including security ones. Good read.
We all know WordPress, the software, is free and great for beginners, hobby bloggers, and even serious businesses. The platform is supplemented by hundreds and thousands of plugins, themes, and extensions built by developers from around the globe. There are thousands of free plugins and themes on WordPress, that can easily be used as alternatives to the pricey versions. This makes the life of many website owners easy! But here's the thing, from time to time, we do need to run premium (paid) plugins to get those extra benefits and functions for our site. A good number of users opt to run these premium solutions nulled and pirated. Getting involved in copyright infringement, is, however, outright theft. And this is highly discouraged because it costs your site a lot more than it gives back.
Consider motives of nulled software providers
Before we delve into the consequences for users using pirated versions, let's consider what nulled hosts are obtaining from distributing paid plugins freely. Nulled plugins and themes are, for the vast majority of times, given out by individuals who cannot be identified through unsecured sites. The sites where they allow you to download free premium WordPress
Here are the brand new features included in the EditorsKit version 1.7
The Gutenberg Plugin version 5.9.2 was released a few days ago with lots of new features and improvements. Even so, I still have so many ideas and features that I think should be added in order to use the editor to the fullest. Today, I’ve added a few more missing features of Gutenberg editor to EditorsKit plugin alongside improvements and compatibility for the latest Gutenberg version. Here are the features included in the EditorsKit version 1.7 :
Single, Selected or Reusable Block Export on the Gutenberg Editor
The only way for you to export certain block(s) is to convert it to reusable block then navigate to “Manage Reusable Blocks” dashboard. This is quite tedious and I’ve ended up having lots of reusable blocks, which by the way for some reason sometimes cause errors on the previous Gutenberg releases. Also, there is no menu on the admin navigation area to go to reusable blocks aside from the editor itself. In this case, I’ve decided to create a solution to this problem by providing an option to export any blocks and not just reusable block.
I’ve made it very easy! Just click the “Block Settings” icon on each block then click Export
A detailed comparison between five of the most popular membership plugins.
Looking for the best WordPress membership plugin for your site? In this post, we take a deep dive into five of the most popular options:
Paid Member Subscriptions
Restrict Content Pro
For each plugin, we’ll take a deep look at the payment side – subscription plan options, payment methods, etc. – as well as the content side – restriction options, content dripping, integrations, etc.
Let’s dig in so that you can launch your WordPress membership site in no time…
1. Paid Member Subscriptions
Paid Member Subscriptions is a complete membership site solution that comes in both a free version at WordPress.org, as well as an affordable premium version that lets you pick and choose exactly which add-ons you want to use.
You’ll be able to set up one-time or recurring paid membership plans, restrict content, and drip out your content on a fixed schedule if needed.
You can try the free version at WordPress.org. After that, paid plans start at $69 and go up to $149. That makes Paid Member Subscriptions one of the more affordable options on this list.
Subscription Plan Options
Paid Member Subscriptions gives
Here are the new features for EditorsKit version 1.5 ✅Highlighted Text & Background Color ✅ Justify and Underline Formats ✅Disable Auto Save ✅Custom Theme Supports
Since the rebranding of Block Options to EditorsKit, I’ve been working on more features to extend Gutenberg Block Editor. This latest release contains more rich text format and controls for better content creation. I’ve also added option to toggle Auto Saving and custom theme support for block sizes. Most of these features are the ones I needed the most and hopefully you, too. Take a closer look on the brand new features for version 1.5
Iain's been a fan of Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) for a long time now, using it on pretty much every site he's built or worked on for the last 5 years. Two things happened recently that made him step back and realize just how important ACF has been and still is for WordPress and WordPress developers - even with and especially because of the upcoming arrival of Gutenberg. Check out the post to find out more.
I’ve been a fan of Advanced Custom Fields for a long time now, using it on pretty much every site I’ve built or worked on for the last 5 years. If you’re unfamiliar, Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) is a WordPress plugin that gives you much greater control of your WordPress content, utilizing custom post meta to enrich the content with structured data. It allows you to build and configure different types of data fields that will appear in meta boxes when your content editors update posts, pages, or custom post types (and much more).
This week I started to use the plugin for something we’re doing with deliciousbrains.com and, after seeing a recent ACF blog post, I took a step back and started to realize just how important ACF has been and still is for WordPress and WordPress developers – even with and especially because of the upcoming arrival of Gutenberg. Let me explain.
How Advanced Custom Fields Works
It took me a while to get my head around what it actually does, so I’ll just show you a quick example. I’ve used it on a dog rescue charity site, where the volunteers add new dogs which need to be rehomed, as a custom post type. However, apart from