The first hurdle to growing your business online is building a website. Not only to you have to find a theme, or hire something to tailor one for you, but you need to ensure you have the right tools on the backend. We look at some of the must-have plugins you need to get your business website running smoothly.
If you haven't heard of Visual Composer you've had your head in the clouds. It's the number one selling plugin at CodeCanyon, surpassing 20,000 sales last year. But does it live up to all the hype? We decided to find out.
How do you backup your site? In today's post we review our top seven favorite backup plugins.
We spend a lot of time improving our websites, optimizing them for speed and creating quality content, but not enough attention is placed on site accessibility. Have you ever wondered how easy it is for people with disabilities to access your site and then navigate around it?
Most site admins focus far too heavily on traffic at the expense of what truly matters. And while what truly matters is up to you, it shouldn’t be traffic.
Why? Because traffic doesn’t represent anything useful. The number of eyeballs on your site simply isn’t as important as more relevant factors, such as the percentage of those eyeballs who subscribe to your email list or make a purchase.
While choosing a mobile responsive WordPress theme is a one way to cater to the growing number of internet users accessing websites on their smartphones, QR codes are another way you can improve the user experience for your mobile visitors – if used carefully.
Creating a website with WordPress can be a challenging and sometimes frustrating pursuit, especially when you’re working with plugins or themes and you run into compatibility issues, which may break your site.
That’s why it’s a great idea to test your site for errors before implementing any changes.
Posting a copy of your theme, plugin, or site files on GitHub for community feedback is one way to solve issues before they cause problems. Unfortunately, you may have to wait a while for replies and fixing issues could take a while as a result.
If you’re developing WordPress sites for clients, or if you want to make the user interface a bit easier to work with for yourself or add custom content without writing code, you may well need a CMS plugin.
CMS plugins give WordPress additional Content Management System functionality and appearance. The way in which they do this varies between plugins, but they tend to give you one or more of the following:
The ability to add your own branding;
The option to remove elements form the admin screens such as dashboard widgets and metaboxes;
Improvements to the user interface, making screens easier to work with;
Do you want to be able to track your WordPress users as they subscribe and unsubscribe from your MailChimp lists?
Of course you do, but your MailChimp plugin is probably no help beyond generating that subscribe form. What you need is MailChimp webhooks.
In this article, I’ll show you how to build a simple plugin to update your WordPress site with all your MailChimp list activity.
What Is A Webhook?
A webhook is simply a url that gets called when a certain event takes place, passing pertinent data about the event.
These 8 flexible WordPress plugins for displaying recent post lists in the sidebars and other widget areas of your website give you lots more control over which content is displayed, and how it is presented, compared to the default WordPress recent posts widget.
If you want to include custom post types, filter content by categories, tags, and custom taxonomies, and display featured images, these plugins will allow you to do so.