One page WordPress themes have made a real impression in the past few years. As their name suggests, these sites offer all of a site’s content on a single page. Navigation at the top of the site tends to trigger a scrolling effect that takes the visitor down to the clicked section.
Video can play a special part in evoking emotion and brand awareness for your business, work and WordPress site. Sadly, most themes don’t allow you to feature videos prominently.
That’s where these themes come in. They place your videos, films and candid vlogs up front and center – surrounded by a sumptuous design, too!
With this diverse list, you’re sure to find a perfect theme for personal or even professional use. They’re responsive for easy viewing across all devices, have clean and simple theme options to cut down on overwhelm, and best of all – they’re free!
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.
People set up websites for any number of reasons. They want to promote their latest products. They want to share anecdotes from their lives. Or, they want to share photography taken around their local neighborhood. Blog posts on these kinds of sites tend to be brief and to-the-point.
But what about those cases where lengthier posts are required? What if you want to showcase a hard-hitting piece of journalism? What if you want to share your novel? If you have a lot of content to display, the standard blogging format—and its associated WordPress themes—leaves a lot to be desired.
Setting up a local environment for WordPress is a common need for developers. Since everything runs on your computer, loading times are significantly lower and you can safely test things before you try them out in a live production environment.
Local WordPress installations aren’t just for coders, though. As a user, local environments let you try out themes and plugins much more quickly, create as many installations as you need, and play around with WordPress without fear of wreaking havoc on your live website.
“The Cloud” is all the rage nowadays and for good reason. It gives you more storage space, faster storage, and distributed access. It’s essentially an automatic backup and can take away a lot of the headaches that come with moving and testing a website.
While there are some disadvantages, like less access and security worries, these would either exist on your own server as well, or are more than worth it for most.
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.
Shortcodes in WordPress are amazing. They are essentially macros that allow you to place content anywhere on your site.
For example, instead of inserting a whole bunch of images to create a gallery, you simply use the shortcode [ gallery ]. WordPress offers a few shortcodes by default and there are hundreds to choose from via available plugins.
There are a couple of places you may want to use shortcodes outside of your post content. Sidebar widgets for one, and perhaps somewhere inside your theme (in the footer, for example). In this post we’ll take a look at how you can make this happen.
The WordPress Themes Repository is chock-full of all kinds of themes, but sorting through them can be a time-consuming task.
Fortunately, we’ve done all the hard work for you.
This round-up of some of the newest, free themes includes options that are lightweight enough to ensure your site runs quickly, while also minimal with features. After all, added extra functionality using plugins is WordPress best practice.