WordPress Comments: A Comprehensive Guide to Styling and Moderating Discussion

Receiving comments on your blog is one of the most rewarding parts of blogging. It allows you to interact with your readers and gives you an opportunity to hear their thoughts and ideas on the topics you cover and the points you raise.

The opposite is also true. If you have ever put your heart and soul into writing a high quality article, you know how disheartening it is if no one takes the time to leave a comment.

From a marketing perspective, a high number of comments raises the profile of your blog and shows everyone that your blog is popular. The discussions that arise from your articles also enhance the original article. This is particularly true for articles that have received dozens or hundreds of great comments.

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3 Minutes to Get 120% More Emails on Your WordPress Site

Email is extremely important to online businesses. It is the most effective and scalable way to communicate with your audience.

For example, AppSumo is a seven figure business only from email. And my friend Ramit’s blog, I Will Teach You to Be Rich, is seven figures as well, mostly because of sales through email.

Over the past year, I’ve learned  there are three types of bloggers when it comes to email:

Blogger 1: Doesn’t believe email is effective and won’t listen to any advice about emails.

Blogger 2: Thinks email is effective and wants more subscribers, but doesn’t know how to set it up.

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Add Courses To Your WordPress Site In Just 10 Minutes, For Free!

There are many reasons why you might want to add courses to your WordPress site: to broaden your appeal to your audience; to generate revenue; or simply to educate and inform.

Whatever your reasons, you’ll need a course management system to manage your courses and your students. CoursePress (Free VersionPro Version), is just a such a system and is the latest release from WPMU DEV.

Let me show you how you can add courses to your WordPress site in less time than it takes to read this post.

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How To Share Media Across WordPress Multisite

WordPress multisite installs might use a single codebase but when it comes to media each site operates in its own silo.

If you are using multisite to publish multiple sites then reusing media across your sites either means inserting with a url or loading the image up twice. Hardly satisfactory.

In this Weekend WordPress project, we’ll take a look at how to share images, video and audio across your site, saving you considerable time, trouble and disk space.

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Best WordPress Optin Plugins to Grow Your Email Subscriber List

It’s one thing to have great content on your website, or even have a fantastic newsletter, but there’s no point investing time in creating content if no one’s reading it.

One of best ways to get visitors returning to your site or reading your newsletter is with an optin form. Optin forms allows you to collect email addresses so you can alert users when you have new content or offers and get them to return to your site.

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Build Apple-Inspired Full Page Scrolling Pages For Your WordPress Site

That full page scrolling is becoming increasingly popular is hardly surprising as it taps into our paper-based reading experiences and provides all the visual clues about needing to read to the end before “turning the page”.

In this post, I’ll show you how to leverage all the advantages of full page scrolling in your WordPress site by integrating the fullPage.js library – the gold standard of full page scrolling – to build an Apple-inspired, full page, scrolling landing page with animation.

5 Apple iPhone 5Cs with the title Apple fullPage.js Demo

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CoursePress – Create and Sell Awesome Courses in WordPress for Free!

Have you ever thought about delivering online courses through WordPress? I know I have, a heap, and until now that’s been a hell of a difficult experience going through rubbish (and often expensive) plugins. But no longer…

CoursePress allows you to easily create, manage and sell beautiful courses from right in WordPress, and best of all it’s completely free – check it out:

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How To Add Background Videos To Your WordPress Posts

Fullscreen background videos, used judiciously, bring a certain something to WordPress posts. They catch the eye, grab the attention of your visitor and start telling the story before the text can even get a word in.

But getting background videos to work on WordPress is much harder than it should be. Enough theme, browser and format gotchas to give even the most determined a headache. Luckily, we’ve got the aspirin you need.

And as a bonus, we’ve also got a bit of lateral thinking that might let you avoid the headache altogether.

Featured image with mountain scene and the words Background Video overlaid.

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