It’s no great secret that blogging is big. Huge really. At present it’s estimated that there are some 150 million active blogs operating at any given time. And although that number includes a lot of fly-by-nights sites and those who don’t have staying power, blogging—especially via a WordPress site, an […]
Ask any WordPress site owner what they most want and you’ll undoubtedly get an answer somewhere along the lines of “repeat visitors” or “loyal users.” Basically, they want people to return to their page again and again, whether it’s to buy their merchandise or engage their services, read the latest […]
For anyone who designs, owns, manages or administers a WordPress site, the importance of the “community” that surrounds the wildly popular content management system cannot be understated. After all, the platform is open-sourced, meaning anyone and everyone can contribute to it in the form of updates, new themes, and custom […]
So you’ve just launched your amazing blog or e-tail site and you’ve got big plans for being a big success. You have a plan for what products and services you want to offer; a plan for how often you’ll be posting new content; a plan for engaging your visitors and […]
Many users new to WordPress hit an overwhelming scenario right out of the gate: which theme to choose from the thousands offered on the platform. And for those who are launching a money-making venture via an e-commerce site, the importance of choosing the best theme for your needs is even […]
It’s a sad and unfortunate reality that any website—large or small—can get hacked. And because of the overwhelming popularity of WordPress around the globe, when a bug or flaw in the security protocols is discovered and disseminated, WordPress sites become very attractive targets to unscrupulous individuals who now have literally […]
It may be a funny sounding word to many beginning WordPress users, but widgets can be—and should be—a vital component to any WordPress design.
What exactly are widgets? In simple terms to the uninitiated, widgets are small blocks that provide very specific functions on your WordPress page. They allow users to […]
So many crucial elements go into designing and running a successful website. An eye-catching design; award-winning content; a strong and reliable host server; an intuitive and engaging user experience—the best websites incorporate all these things and more, and missing the boat on one or more of them can spell doom […]
The good folks at WordPress are constantly making fixes and improvements to the platform’s core program, and just this last December they rolled out the latest version, WordPress 4.7.
A major release from the designers, the update includes lots of great new features that all WordPress users will want to investigate […]
One of the biggest obstacles bloggers encounter—whether they’re on the WordPress platform or not—is how to create content that is based on currently trending topics. Indeed, being able to stay on top of what people want to read can mean the difference between a site that receives heavy and consistent […]