Anchor links help improve the user experience and sometimes give you a slight advantage in SERPs. Check out three methods on how to create anchor links in WordPress.
Anchor links is not a topic that is discussed a lot, but we’ve had excellent results with them! Today we’ll be diving into how to create anchor links in WordPress and explore why you might want to start using them. From our experience, anchor links can help improve the user experience, make navigating long-form content a lot easier, and even give you a slight advantage in Google. Who doesn’t want a free advantage in Google?
Detailed, step-by-step, beginner-friendly instructions on how to deploy WordPress on Cloudways.
We are living in a tech-dominated world. Whether you sell t-shirts or are a CEO of a bank, you need to embrace technology with open arms. As a business in today’s world, it is very likely that your online presence involves WordPress. If that’s the case, you might want to opt for managed hosting.
This article will help you deploy WordPress on Cloudways – a managed hosting service.
A Bit About WordPress
Launched by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little in 2003, WordPress has acquired massive popularity since its release. Initially started out as a blogging platform, WordPress now powers more than 30% of the entire websites. Some of the powerful websites that run on WordPress include TED, New York Post, USA Today, CNN, Spotify and TechCrunch among others.
WordPress is an open-source platform that aims to democratize publishing. The platform is built on PHP and MySQL. Since it is an open-source platform, passionate developers and designers are constantly improving the platform in remarkable ways.
With the latest plugins and features, there are endless possibilities with WordPress. The Content Management System (CMS) will continue to thrive big time in the years to come.
Learn how you can increase effectiveness of your WordPress sidebars.
The effectiveness of your WordPress Sidebars concerns you when you think those widgets you put there should earn you new subscribers, buy your products, or spread your word. After all, what else could be the reasons for placing your e-mail opt-in, advertisement, and social media widgets in the sidebars? (Or perhaps you have other widgets you believe should be worth the attention of your website visitors.) The question is ‘How do you increase the chance of these widgets getting noticed?’ Some of the many ways to increase the effectiveness of your WordPress Sidebars.
Limit the appearance of some widgets depending on the types of post and the pages. This is assuming that there are a lot of widgets you want placed in your sidebars, but not all of them are relevant to specific posts and pages. Therefore, you want those unwanted widgets out of sight, so those that matter have a better chance to get noticed.
Get help from your header and footer. For sure, you know that the sidebars aren’t the only places to put your precious widgets on. Hence, you want to make sure those sidebar widgets also appear in other places such as above and below your main content, so they become
If you are looking for ways to install WordPress with the maximum capacity for both speed and overall bandwidth, here are some things to consider. If you manage to make improvements on all five fields, you will create a faster site.
There can be little doubt the popularity of WordPress has led to a veritable explosion in ways to customize the platform. The concept of a content management system has so many general advantages that it is practically assured there will be a multitude of ways to modify it to fit various specific use cases. Like all websites, even those driven by WordPress, speed, and responsiveness are always at a premium. Even with faster Internet speeds and more powerful mobile devices, all sites reach a point where adding another feature doesn’t necessarily produce proportional advantages. At some point, the law of diminishing returns enforces the concept of “more is less.”
That said, any modifications that improve speed (especially when it comes to speeding up WordPress) and make a site more stress-tolerant not only provide a better user experience overall, but they also create accommodations for more features on both the client and the server layers.
If you are looking for ways to install WordPress with the maximum capacity for both speed and overall bandwidth, here are some things to consider.
On sites with what web hosts call occasional “burst traffic,”
This guide on Premmerce.com, it's great tutorial and tool thanks to which you can create your own WooCommerce store for free. Its not advertise, I'm just shere awesom tool
In this guide, we’ll show you how to create a full-fledged online store on WooCommerce quickly using the Premmerce Suite Free. We’ve already described the Premmerce plugin, which contains the WooCommerce Wizard, and have prepared a detailed guide for setting up WooCommerce for you.
Today we’ll suggest you another easy way on how to create quickly and most importantly for free a full-fledged online store on WooCommerce with the help of Premmerce Suite Free.
Download the Premmerce Suite Free
You can download it using the link below: Download the Premmerce Suite Free
Installing the system
First of all, you need to unpack the downloaded archive into your site directory on the hosting and after that go to your site using the browser.
If you’ve done everything correctly, you’ll see the window with the WordPress installer, where you need to follow the instructions to complete the basic installation steps:
Choosing a language:
If all entered data is correct, you’ll see the following page. Click ‘Run the installation’.
General WordPress settings:
Click ‘Log in’ and enter your username and password
Don't just assume your WooCommerce store is working. End-to-end testing is a great way to sleep easy at night knowing your orders will keep rolling in.
Is your WooCommerce store working? It’s a question that keeps a lot of store owners up at night—but can be fixed with some prep and proper testing. Over the years, I’ve come to realize there are four schools of thought amongst store owners when WooCommerce updates roll around:
The Cowboy: These store owners hit “update” without a second thought. Then their store comes crashing down around them.
The Couch Potato: Those who simply ignore updates altogether, treating them like they don’t exist.
The Scaredy-Cat: These store owners have so many outdated plugins and themes because they’re terrified of what will happen if they attempt an update.
The Maverick: Lastly, these are the store owners who run regular backups, test new releases of WooCommerce on a staging site, and then update their live site without issue.
Ideally, everyone should be a Maverick. Fortunately, it’s not hard to be one! With the right tools in place, a solid testing checklist, and some automation, you can start keeping your WooCommerce site up-to-date and always running smoothly.
In this post, I’m going to run you through how to update your WooCommerce site from start
WP-CLI is made by devs for devs! It's a powerful command line tool for managing WordPress installations. Check out how to install and use WP-CLI commands.
For most of its life, WordPress has been built using a simple code-base with a dash of object-oriented PHP being the most abstract system. In the past few years, however, this is changing for the better. From unit testing to CSS preprocessing and command line tools, more and more developer-friendly assets are popping up. In this article, we’ll look at one of my favorites: WP-CLI. What is WP-CLI?
WP-CLI is a command line tool for managing many common tasks (and not so common) of a WordPress installation. It can add/remove users, posts, categories, insert test data, search and replace in the database, help troubleshoot performance issues, and much more!
WP-CLI has been an open source project for over a decade, being maintained primarily by Daniel Bachhuber since 2003. The primary goal of WP-CLI is to help speed up WordPress developer’s workflows.
Over the years the project has emerged into so much more! It’s now even becoming a requirement for other open source projects such as Trellis and Bedrock. As of January 2017, WP-CLI officially moved to WordPress.org and is also now being maintained co-maintained by Alain Schlesser.
WP-CLI v2 is coming out on July 31st, 2018
Learn how to write and optimize Long-Form WordPress articles with 2,000 and up to 2,500+ words.
People form their first impression of you – and potentially your business – in less than one second. Scary. Thankfully, online articles have a little more wriggle room. Most web pages have just under one minute to make their case for visitors to either stay or bounce. But still, that’s not a lot of time. If you have less than sixty seconds to convince a new user that you’re worth their clicks and shares, you better make it short and sweet, right? Actually, no. As it turns out, shorter isn’t always better. If you want to stand out in a sea of content and keep users on your page, long-form articles are the way to go.
If you’re looking to create a better visual experience that always renders perfectly, check out our frequently updated guide to social media image sizes
Despite upsetting data privacy breaches like the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook situation, there’s no doubt that social media is here to stay. After all, everyone is on it, it keeps everyone connected, and it’s a helpful tool for businesses to market and sell their products. The problem with social media? It’s oversaturated with noise! Even if you have something useful to say, how do you call (and keep) your audience’s attention?
Using images may help. A Skyword study found that, on average, including images in your content results in a 94% increase in page views versus those without images. Recognizing people’s short attention spans (they’re even shorter than a goldfish’s!), it’s become more important now than ever to use visual imagery to capture people’s attention.
The Importance of Using the Right Social Media Image Sizes
It’s not enough just to create an image, upload it to all your social media profiles, and consider your work done.
Creating social media images isn’t a one-size-fits-all thing: each social network requires different image sizes in different profile areas. Each social media site also crops and optimizes
If you ever wondered how to start a blog then this is the guide for you. We go through every crucial step on your way from blank screen to a lively blog that gets read. We tell it all without pulling any punches!
But first, why listen to us if you want to learn how to start a blog?
Great article with specific tips and changes to improve abandonment rates. The message is mostly just: "keep it simple." But various changes in wording and other things can help a lot as well.
Form abandonment is often lumped into the big category of conversion optimization. Many people just accept it as a natural part of lead generation. However, form abandonment is actually a unique problem you can take steps to prevent. What is form abandonment? It’s when a user begins to fill out a form, but for whatever reason decides not to finish. They might navigate elsewhere on the site or to another site.
The assumption here is that someone who abandons a form wasn’t ready to take the next step, but we disagree. Engaging with a form is an indicator that the user is somewhat interested in the next step, but either 1) wasn’t about to overcome their doubt, or 2) hit an obstacle.
Since your goal is to get the customer to complete the form, it’s smart to prevent form abandonment however you can. Fewer abandoned forms means more conversions, which means more fans and customers for you.
While there’s no magic trick to stop form abandonment, here are some important steps to take to boost your conversion rate.
Gather Abandonment Data
If you feel like people abandon your forms, the first thing you should do is gather as much information as possible. For that,
WordPress keyboard shortcuts let you keep your hands on your keyboard without losing the ability to select text, add formatting, or even moderate your comments section.
It might not seem like it takes very long, but every time you need to move your hands away from your keyboard to use your mouse, there’s going to be a short period of wasted time. Over a full day of work, that time can add up! That’s where WordPress keyboard shortcuts can help.
Some simple and advanced tips on increasing your shop's revenue.
Getting a massive amount of traffic but no one is buying? It’s every online store’s dream to have a huge influx of visitors but without them making purchases and converting into customers, all your efforts bringing them in will just be wasted. This is why your online store’s conversion rate is an essential metric to measure the success of your work and improve your WooCommerce store’s performance.
What is a Conversion Rate?
In a nutshell, a conversion rate is the percentage of visits which resulted in desired eCommerce actions. A lot of times we think of this as sales, but a conversion could include a lot of different things. Typical eCommerce actions include the following:
Social media shares
Shopping cart additions
All the above types are important and should matter to you. But, in this article, we’ll focus on boosting conversions on your WooCommerce product pages that will help turn visitors into actual paying customers.
Measuring Conversion Rates
Boosting your product page conversions will drive your most desired eCommerce action of all: sales. But, how do you calculate your conversion rate?
I'm relaunching a pet project of mine and the first step was to move to a new host. I've heard so much about Kinsta in the past few years, I decided to give them a try. Here's how it went when migrating an existing website to Kinsta Hosting.
This post is my Kinsta Managed WordPress Hosting review. In it, I detail my experience with signing up for Kinsta and going through the steps to migrate an existing website. This website in fact. The first step in my relaunch plan for this site was to optimize it for speed. It’s a well-known fact that the faster your website loads, the better opportunity you have to keep your visitors engaged with your content.
There are many considerations when it comes to having a fast-loading website and the first is to make sure you’re site is on a rock-solid hosting platform, preferably one of the many Managed WordPress Hosting solutions.
What Does Managed WordPress Hosting Mean?
In short, it means that the hosting provider has configured their web servers and their features to optimize their technology platform for both the WordPress software platform and their users’ needs that are specific to WordPress.
It also means that the host recognizes that WordPress powers over 30% of the web and they need to market their services to that crowd.
There is no standard for Managed WordPress Hosting so optimizations and features can be different for each Managed WordPress host. At the very
In this article we will learn how we can create a custom field for our WooCommerce products and display it on the front-end.
If you have a WordPress site and are interested in selling anything, WooCommerce is most likely the way to go. Powered by Automattic, it is by far the most popular e-commerce plugin available for WordPress. It is supported by a very large community and it’s extended with themes and plugins by many third party authors. Having established WooCommerce is pretty much a necessity when you need to sell something via a WordPress site, it stands to reason that there are some things it can’t do, not out of the box anyway.
In our example we’d like to display per-product restock notices, to let our customers know when an out of stock product will be available for purchase. Lucky for us WooCommerce is extendable and we can achieve the desired outcome with just a few lines of code. Let’s begin.
We are going to add a restock notice field in the Inventory section of the product’s data, as displayed below.
In this field we can add a piece of text informing our customers when the product will be back in stock. The line will be displayed below the out of stock notice, as seen in the following image.
Creating the plugin file
Let’s create the main file that
WordPress has incredible tools for A/B testing. Many of these tools are plugins or services that you can install and start using right away.
An intro to Gutenberg, the WordPress editor, and a tutorial on how to use it.
Welcome to the first episode of the WordPress Gutenberg development series by Pressidium. This season of our project we will guide you through the new WordPress Editor interface. By the end of it, you will have a good grasp of what Gutenberg is, and what it can do with your content. But why should you care about the WordPress Gutenberg in the first place?
What WordPress Gutenberg is
Gutenberg is the new WordPress editor, that will be introduced in version 5.0. Its name comes from Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the printing press. Just like Gutenberg’s printing press, the WordPress Gutenberg editor aims at revolutionizing the way people publish their digital content and making the whole process intuitive and easy to use.
“Recognizing that this is a big change for the WordPress Community, the official development team has announced that the update will occur only once Gutenberg is ready and tested enough.”
Your new edit post screen
Well, let’s contrast the existing edit post page with the new Gutenberg one.
Big difference, eh?
How to add content
Blocks are your new friend
With TinyMCE you have a post body field with a single rich text area where you
Install WordPress on an Ubuntu 18.04 server with a LEMP (Nginx, MariaDB, PHP 7.2) stack and a free SSL certificate (HTTPS) by Let’s Encrypt.
Follow the instructions below to install WordPress on an Ubuntu 18.04 server with a LEMP (Nginx, MariaDB, PHP) stack and a free SSL certificate (HTTPS) by Let’s Encrypt. Tutorial Steps:
Update the server
Create a database
WordPress on Ubuntu – Requirements
Let’s start with the requirements. You don’t need much.
An Ubuntu 18.04 server. You can buy one for $5 (1GB RAM) at Vultr. You can directly deploy Ubuntu 18.04 at Vultr as of writing this tutorial, you don’t have to upgrade from 16.04.
You need root access to the server. You do get root access with Vultr and other unmanaged cloud hosting providers. Note that some managed VPS providers won’t give you root access to the server, but they’ll install WordPress for you anyway. All commands below should be executed by the root user or with sudo.
A LEMP (Linux, Nginx, MariaDB, PHP) stack. We’ll show you how to install this stack below.
An SSH client so you can connect to your server.
WordPress itself doesn’t have any special requirements. We recommend at least 1GB RAM. If your site is smaller
Is your WooCommerce site slow? Do you need to speed it up but don't know where to start? Follow these tips to optimize the performance of your WooCommerce store
Is your WooCommerce store eerily slow? Does this have you worried? Well, it should because studies have shown that 67% of UK shoppers and 51% of those in the US claimed that a slow site is the top reason they'd leave. In addition, only a 1-second delay can result in a 7% reduction in conversions. A 2-second delay in load time during a transaction resulted in abandonment rates of up to 87%:
Humans have limited patience when it comes to online browsing and slow websites contribute substantially to throwing visitors off because of the time that it takes for them to load and display the relevant information. Optimizing the speed of a WooCommerce website is a tricky business and the processes involved requires different considerations.
Want to know how to optmize your WooCommerce store for maximum speed?
Grat, here's how!
Start by analyzing the current speed of your WooCommerce store (no servers involved yet)
For any performance optimization work, you need to know what's your current state. Gathering data as your first step provides you with a key benchmark. It helps you ascertain the extent of optimization that is needed, and in what areas. It is important to note that the first step is
How Google Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Works? Does AMP matter in ranking? Here is all you need to know about Google AMP for WordPress website.
It all started from April 2015 when the search engine giant Google released a new algorithm to support the mobile-friendliness in the websites. In just six months of this groundbreaking announcement, Google came up with the AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) project on October 7, 2015. Over 30 news publishers including the DNI (Digital News Initiative) partners, and tech firms including Twitter, LinkedIn, and WordPress were initial collaborators of this robust, open source initiative.
If you have a WordPress website, chances are high that you get a higher traffic. But then, to get more traffic from a vast mobile-using audience in the current scenario, you need an AMP advantage.
Read on to know how Google AMP for WordPress can work wonders for your website.
How Google AMP Works?
The ultimate goal of this project is to enable the web content to load faster especially for mobile users. The AMP technology is designed to drive faster page loading on mobiles even with 3G speed.
Let’s understand how it works in brief:
The Google AMP uses limited HTML and stores your website cache in Google AMP Cache. In other words, your posts are stored on Google Servers. Whenever there is a search for
The new WP-Stateless plugin makes it quick and easy to offload your media to Google Cloud Storage. Pretty cool!
In a previous tutorial, we showed you how to offload media to Amazon S3. Today we are going to walk you through how to offload media on your WordPress site to Google Cloud Storage, as well as optionally serving your media directly from Google Cloud Storage or a CDN. Since Kinsta is powered by Google Cloud Platform we are obviously big fans of their technology and infrastructure. The main reason to do this is to save on disk space. Google Cloud Storage is just a small part of Google Cloud Platform’s many products and services. Due to Google’s massive infrastructure and the fact that they deal with storage in bulk, they are able to offer very low storage costs. Much lower than a WordPress host. Typically this is used for large sites that either need additional backups or are serving up large files (images, photos, downloads, software, videos, games). Some of their customers include Spotify, Vimeo, Coca-Cola, Philips, Evernote, and Motorola.
Google Cloud Storage vs Google Cloud CDN
Google Cloud Storage is not to be confused with Google Cloud CDN or any other CDN provider. A content delivery network (CDN) is designed specifically to speed up delivery of your media, whereas Google
What happens when you need to customize a rare / specific / unique Schema property?
The WPSSO Core plugin and its WPSSO Schema JSON-LD Markup add-on do an outstanding job of analyzing your content and pulling out information about images, videos, authors, publishers, locations, events, recipes, e-commerce products, SEO customizations, and much, much more — not just from WordPress, but from many 3rd party plugins and services as well. ;-) The following modules are included with the Pro version of WPSSO Core, and are automatically loaded if/when the supported plugins and/or services are required.
Integration with 3rd Party Plugins
All in One SEO Pack
BuddyPress (including Group Forum Topics)
Co-Authors Plus (including Guest Authors)
Easy Digital Downloads
Gravity Forms + GravityView
MarketPress – WordPress eCommerce
NextCellent Gallery – NextGEN Legacy
rtMedia for WordPress, BuddyPress and bbPress
The Events Calendar
The SEO Framework
WooCommerce (versions 1, 2, and 3)
WP Meta SEO
Yoast SEO (aka WordPress SEO)
Yotpo Social Reviews for WooCommerce
Integration with Service APIs
Facebook Embedded Videos
Google URL Shortener
Gravatar (Author Image)
Some great WordPress optimization tips to speed up your site. And talk about comprehensive!
It’s no secret that website speed matters. Whether it’s your readers or search engines, both prefer fast loading websites.
Apart from the most common tactics to speed up WordPress, the everyday blogger does not have a comprehensive answer to the age-old question, “How do I make my website load faster?”.
So we decided to change all that with this complete guide to WordPress speed optimization. This guide will help you go from zero to hero in your WordPress speed optimization efforts.
If you don’t know why websites should be fast, then we suggest you read this article.
Table Of Contents
Before we get started, let us make something clear. This guide is written in a way that anyone can follow, but you’ll only be able to take full advantage of this guide if you are familiar (or comfortable) in using WordPress.
If you are new to WordPress, then we suggest that you go through our WordPress video tutorials and WordPress error fixes video series. They will bring you up to speed to follow this guide.
Another essential pre-requisite to follow this guide effectively is to create a child theme. A child theme will help you make changes to your website code without
If you’re suffering from excessive bots and proxy traffic, a WAF can help almost instantly resolve these types of issues.
Bot traffic is higher than it’s ever been. According to Distil Networks, in 2017, bad bots accounted for 21.8% of all website traffic, a 9.5% increase over the previous year. Not only that, but 74% of bad bot traffic is made up of moderate or sophisticated bots, which evade detection by distributing their attacks over multiple IP addresses, or simulating human behavior. This becomes a challenge for businesses that know nothing about how to filter out or block this type of traffic. Today we want to introduce you to an incredibly easy way to fight back using the Sucuri Web Application Firewall (WAF). Whether your WordPress site is under a DDoS attack or you’re suffering from excessive bots and proxy traffic, a WAF can help almost instantly resolve these types of issues.
Below we’ll dive into how to set up Sucuri’s firewall on your WordPress site, along with the optimal settings and the plan you should choose to see the best results.
About Sucuri WAF
Sucuri is an all-in-one website security platform that helps protect your business from security threats as well as mitigate already ongoing attacks. They offer a variety of different products and services, such as