And trust me, this is no easy task because website visitors know this is your goal and want something in return for their email addresses, comments, likes and shares, and yes even their money. (more…)
“What do I need a backup for!? It’s not like anything bad is going to happen to my WordPress blog anyway!” … I’m sorry to be the one to break this to you, but there’s a whole plethora of bad things that can happen to a WordPress site. And if you’re not prepared – i.e. don’t have a backup – you’re in big trouble. (more…)
Need to add an eCommerce store to your website? Cool, have no fear! How about a job board or a help desk, right next to your WordPress site? A forum for your readers? Yes, all of that is possible! (more…)
Is the (managed) WordPress hosting industry coming to an end? I mean, is WordPress easy-to-grasp enough so that we no longer need any companies helping us out setting up our web servers, and then taking care of those servers on a regular basis?
Here’s one for you: Where do you usually go if you want to discover some cool new WordPress-related tools?
Google works well, clearly. So does WordPress.org if you’re looking for plugins (not so much for themes though … try ThemeIsle for that … cough!). CodeCanyon has also proven to be quite a good place to go for premium plugins, especially if the feature you’re after is a bit more advanced and not covered in the realm of free plugins.
Last but not least, various list posts on your favorite WordPress blogs are a great source of inspiration too. I guess the number of times I got a good plugin or tool recommendation from a list article goes in the hundreds…
But there’s also a different way to discover cool WordPress-related tools. (more…)
Free Images for Blogs – How to Get Them & Use Them Effectively (Warning! Non-Obvious Advice, Data-Backed)
They say that blog posts with images get around 94 percent more views than those without them.
Yeah, alright, but are those “just numbers”?
I mean, is there any particular reason why images work that well on WordPress blogs, or do we just like to look at them … with no further explanation needed?
More importantly, are all images created equal? Do you just need “an image” for your blog, no matter what’s in it? Or maybe the kind of image makes a difference? (more…)
Okay, so you have your About page, your Blog listing page, your Contact page.
Or … maybe you could take the game further and include some other pages that aren’t as obvious?
Let’s find out!
Here’s a quick list of 11 pages that your WordPress site might need that you’ve never thought of … probably. (more…)
What’s the average optin rate you get on your WordPress site/blog? If you’re using only basic forms in the sidebar, it’s probably something in the 0.5% range (or less). Meaning, for every 200 visitors to your site, only *1* ends up subscribing to your email list. (more…)
[Case Study PART 2] From 0 to 4,000 … How We Grew Our Email List – Everything From Open Rates to CTRs
Since we have already discussed everything related to email marketing that’s happening on the blog itself, today let’s focus on what’s going on inside the inboxes of our subscribers.
In other words, here’s everything about the emails we send, the results we get, the campaigns we run, etc. And most importantly, what works and what doesn’t. (more…)
WordPress is the most popular blogging platform out there. And over the years, it has become *THE* solution for non-blog websites as well. The data doesn’t lie.
But there are two sides to “WordPress,” and they can be quite confusing for someone not familiar with the topic.
And there’s WordPress.org.
And they are different… Fundamentally.
WordPress Stats: Your Ultimate List of WordPress Statistics (Data, Studies, Facts – Even the Little-Known)
Okay, so you’re writing a post/article or creating some other piece of content around WordPress, but you want for what you’re saying to pack a stronger punch … to resonate with the reader better. (more…)
And, with the rise of the user-friendly WordPress CMS and simple-but-powerful shopping cart functionality courtesy of WooCommerce, even non-technical individuals can put together an aesthetically pleasing, fully functional website. It won’t cost you an arm and a leg, either – the WooCommerce and WordPress core are free to use, and there’s plenty of affordable hosting and domain providers out there. (more…)
Living on this world for however many years, you must be familiar with this:
Today, we’re comparing 5 of the top shared hosting providers for WordPress: SiteGround vs Bluehost vs HostGator vs InMotion Hosting vs GoDaddy . (more…)