Wanna keep your blog readers extremely engaged? Take a look at these tips on how to get more readers to your blog and increase blog traffic 10x times higher.
The law of attraction is all about leveraging and alluring. You get attention when you provide value and arouse interest. Pairing these aspects has made building successful and well-trafficked blog posts. Gone are the days you’d have to share information by word of mouth trying to create awareness. Are you worried about how to get more readers to your blog? In our technologically advanced era, some tools can be used and leveraged to drive traffic. The most successful way to bag a substantial following is by building a responsive blog page with distinctive features and providing valuable content. This kind of content is one that readers will not only read and node along but also share as a sign of agreement and enlighten others.
Is blogging self-promotion? No, you’re not advertising yourself but sharing knowledge. That is an aspect of media management where people go wrong. Blog posts are all about providing information that solves problems and creates awareness.
A proper blogging strategy that will reach the masses is building, cultivating, empowering, and providing solutions. You’re adding value through your content, not advertising it. If you’re self-centered
WordPress experts all gathered in one (virtual) space - presenting their best tips and advice on how to create a successful WordPress product business!
Last February, I was supposed to attend my first WordCamp. I was really thrilled about meeting fellow WordPress-ers from all over the world at the first conference to be held in Asia. I was excited about all the plans we had at Freemius for new video opportunities at the conference – new testimonials, new filming locations, team retreat memories – and much more. We all know how that ended… Instead of going together to WordCamp Asia and sipping Cha Yen (Thai iced tea) in Bangkok, we at Freemius met (virtually), and talked about what we can do to continue developing quality video content to “replace” the benefits of learning from each other at a WordPress-related event. The content we were looking for should be a continuation of our efforts to share actionable & experience-based business knowledge with the WordPress community – for free.
Expanding the Knowledge
As we were brainstorming, we realized that there’s so much “hidden” business knowledge in our ecosystem that is currently available to a clique of successful product companies and developers that physically attend WordCamps. So we asked ourselves – “how can
Juggling multiple sites over a network? These plugins will make your life so much easier!
Performing backups and migrations with basic WordPress sites are pretty straightforward nowadays. There are thousands of step-by-step tutorials on the web and plugins which automate the entire process, making it quick and painless. However, when it comes to a WordPress multisite setup, tasks such as backups and migrations are a little more complex.
This is primarily due to the fact that multisite setups share the same WordPress database and installation. Therefore, unless you’re migrating or backing up the entire multisite, you have to segment the job down to the subsite level.
Or worse, maybe you’re wanting to turn a subsite back into a normal WordPress install.
Today we’ll share with you a few WordPress multisite plugins we recommend.
Ready? Let’s dive in!
The Challenges of Backing up and Migrating a WordPress Multisite Network
Backing up and migrating a multisite network is complicated by a few factors:
If you want to make separate backups of individual subsites, you won’t be able to use the same methods as for backing up a standalone site.
You can migrate subsites into and out of a multisite network, but it isn’t as straightforward as migrating
Account successorship ensures the safe and secure transfer of a Freemius account - a new tool we’ve added in tribute to our friend and partner, Tevya Washburn.
This is a particularly difficult post to write during a hard time in the world. One of our friends and community members, Tevya Washburn, has recently passed away, leaving behind his wife and four young children
Investing time, effort, and money in high quality customer service is undoubtedly a good practice for any business. But, there are cases where giving good service to abusive and aggressive customers can hurt your business. This video will help you identify those customers and give you tools to “fire” them.
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Having your website’s content in Google News is a great way to increase traffic. This is a tutorial about how to submit your WordPress site to Google News properly.
The aim of Google News is to filter through the world’s news and make timely news accessible to readers in a way that’s easy for them to read, understand, and put to use. So what does this mean for your website and your site?
Lots of traffic, credibility, and authority.
If that sounds like something you’d like for your WordPress site (and let’s be honest, who wouldn’t) then read on to find out everything you need to know about how to submit your site to Google News.
What is Google News?
Google News is a news aggregator that curates a customizable flow of recent news articles and stories from the last 30 days.
Today, it’s even more than that as Google News stories can surface in other Google products, such as:
Google News feed (duh)
“Top stories” section in the SERP page
The “News tab” in the SERP page (like the one you have for images, so to speak)
Google Discover, Google’s new feed based on improved Knowledge Graph able to provide custom results based on a single user’s search history.
Here’s what Google News looks like:
Content is organized into categories, depending on your location and language settings.
June 2020 roundup of news. Find out the latest happenings in the WordPress space.
This is the June 2020 edition of “This Month in WordPress with CodeinWP.” Hi everyone! The past weeks freed us from our houses and apartments a little bit. We could go out for long walks and some fresh air, respecting the social distancing rules, of course. I think it makes a difference, being able to change scenery even slightly. With a more optimistic view for the rest of the year, let’s review the latest happenings in WordPress!
It’s been a tradition to refer to May as the anniversary month because that was when WordPress was officially introduced to the world. So happy birthday, WordPress!
In other news, it was a sweet and sour time for Elementor, going through security attacks but reaching a new milestone in popularity. Even Envato Elements released a kit of templates built entirely for Elementor.
On a different note, automatic tests will let you know whether a theme is compatible with your WordPress version in order to prevent you from installing it on your site.
But that was just an overview. Let’s talk about all the important news of June 2020!
Another year has passed and WordPress is still here, alive and kicking. The most notable change since
While playing around you will encounter cool plugins that you could totally use on your website find a theme or two that would perfectly compliment your content, play with the shortcodes that give you access to new features, basically experience the true beauty of setting up your environment exactly how you want it to be.
The customizations that WordPress allows us to make are pretty much endless and it’s easy to get carried on when playing around with all the different possibilities. While playing around you will encounter cool plugins that you could totally use on your website, find a theme or two that would perfectly compliment your content, play with the shortcodes that give you access to new features, basically experience the true beauty of setting up your environment exactly how you want it to be.
Doing all of those customizations and exploration might be a relaxing ritual that takes you away from everyday stress, but you know what they say: “It’s only fun until someone gets hurt”. A bruised knee or scratched elbow will heal, but when that someone who gets hurt is your website…time to ring the alarm, start panicking, and searching for the rulebook with the instructions on what to do in this time of crisis!
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If you push a few wrong buttons or make even one bad installation, you could easily cause a plugin conflict, theme issue, database
PHP 8 is expected to be released on December 03, 2020. It will bring new features, deprecations, and performance boost. Check what's new in PHP 8!
PHP 8 is expected to be released in December 2020 and will bring us a whole bunch of powerful features and great language improvements. While several proposals are still under development, many RFCs have already been approved and implemented, so it’s time for us to dive into some of the most exciting additions that should make PHP faster and more reliable.
Please, note that PHP 8 is still under development, and we could see several changes before the final release. Anyway, we’ll keep track of these changes and update this post regularly, so make sure you don’t miss anything about PHP 8 and check this post again from time to time.
So, what features and improvements should we expect with PHP 8? What’s the biggest thing coming with PHP 8, the next major release of the language?
Let’s dive in!
PHP JIT (Just in Time Compiler)
The most acclaimed feature coming with PHP 8 is the Just-in-time (JIT) compiler. What is JIT all about?
The RFC proposal describes JIT as follows:
“PHP JIT is implemented as an almost independent part of OPcache. It may be enabled/disabled at PHP compile time and at run-time. When enabled, native code of PHP files is stored in an
WordPress plugin development is an essential skill set in the WordPress ecosystem, and there are many ways in which you can make money leveraging your knowledge. Here are 4 ways to make money as a WordPress plugin developer.
More than a third of the websites on the internet are built with WordPress, and more and more developers are realizing the great opportunity that lies in the growing demand for different functionalities based on this open-source platform. WordPress offers many amazing business opportunities, and some companies have built a six-figure monthly income building new plugins. The question on everyone’s minds? How to create a profitable and sustainable business out of developing awesome plugins for WordPress!
This is where Freemius steps in to show you 4 approaches you can take to leverage your coding and development skills and create your own online business.
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We take a look at some tips from a number or WordPress meetup organizers on how they’re keeping their events running virtually.
In these unprecedented times as we continue to stay and work at home as much as possible, we believe it’s still vitally important to continue working with the numerous community events we’ve been so honored to participate and support over the last few years. And, whilst it’s no longer possible to meet in person, we’ve been truly impressed by the number of WordPress meetups that have moved to virtual events instead, helping to continue the sharing of information, knowledge and ideas. It’s never been more important to keep this going – especially when the world can feel so unconnected right now.
The next few months are uncertain for many businesses around the world but one thing is for certain, maintaining personal connections and interactions among the communities we work in will continue to be a valued resource for many.
Whether you’re a solo worker, freelancer or part of an agency, the work the various WordPress community leaders are doing to keep the meetups going is what makes this community so amazing! So let’s take a look at some tips from a number or WordPress meetup organizers on how they’re keeping their events running –
Still struggling with working from home? You're not alone. At the very least, focus on staying healthy while working from home. Doing so will help support your overall remote work endeavors. Try these tips.
As many people join the work-from-home revolution due to COVID-19, it is important to remember a few key items to help navigate this new environment. At WebDevStudios (WDS), we are very familiar with remote work since this is our norm; and we love to share what we have learned to help others. Making sure to focus on your physical, as well as mental well-being, is top of the list. Being remote can lead to feelings of isolation and laziness. So, taking time out of your day to do things for yourself is very necessary. Let’s go over some things you can do for staying healthy while working from home (WFH). Don’t forget
It is paramount that people remember to do the small things, like drinking water and going to the bathroom. It may seem silly, but I remember being a first-time remote worker. I would get so involved in my work (or worried that people wouldn’t believe I was actually doing anything) that it would be 1 p.m. when I realized all I had was coffee and I hadn’t gotten up to use the bathroom since I woke up.
Working that way can leave you feeling drained very fast and lead to burnout. As part of your staying healthy while working from home routine, I recommend
When it comes to blogging, you need to manage your blog in the right way. Blog Designer plugin will help you to manage and make your blog more attractive.
Do you have a website that you use for blogging purposes? Have you been wondering how to use the Blog Designer plugin to manage the blog posts? Blog designer is a plugin from WordPress that will help you with the designing and layout of your blog. What you will eventually get is a website that is beautiful to look at and attractive to your audiences. The best part is that you do not need any coding skills to use the plugin. You can also switch the layout anytime, depending on your preferences.
We understand that it can be challenging if you do not have the right knowledge on how to use the plugin. Our article below will highlight the steps you need to take. The process is easy to follow, no matter what level you are, whether beginner or at the more advanced levels. Let’s dive into it.
What Makes Blog Designer Plugin So Popular?
The Blog Designer plugin is very handy and is excellent for anyone who wants a responsive web page. You get up to ten templates in a free version and fifty templates in Pro that you can use on your WordPress website. You can give your blog pages any kind of look using the plugin.
It allows you to modify your settings through the admin panel, without needing
If you want your startup to succeed, keep an eye on these mistakes that you should try to avoid at all costs.
Starting your own business is a bold move reserved for the bravest. With a million-dollar idea and readiness for both success and failure, swimming through those tides is a risk that might pay off big time. SaaS is not like every other business model since it’s an image of the future that everyone will embrace, and in a short notice, which is more than enough to give you a burst of motivation to get things cooking up at high heat. A study showed that 73% of organizations would convert all of their apps to SaaS by as soon as 2021. In addition, 85% of small businesses will build their success around SaaS solutions. SaaS’s revenues are skyrocketing, private companies are founded on a daily basis, almost every business uses at least one SaaS application… it’s simply a place to be right now, and if you know how to capitalize, your success reaching doors are nearly wide open.
But like any other respective field, it does have a chance of failure, which is heavily supported by many companies that tried to excel in what they do best but still didn’t reach even a chunk of their potential. You might think that the crowdedness of the field and ruthless competition
Want to improve site performance and reduce bots and hackers? These Cloudflare settings are perfect for WordPress users!
By acting as a reverse proxy in front of your site, Cloudflare is an all-in-one security and performance product that is used by over 12% of websites around the world. As a WordPress user, adding Cloudflare to your site can help boost site performance and reduce the impact of malicious bots and hackers. How?
Once configured properly, all requests to your site will hit a Cloudflare server first which will then determine whether the request should be forwarded to the origin server, served from cache, blocked, or processed with custom rules.
In this guide, we’ll dig deeper into the optimal Cloudflare settings for WordPress, highlight the difference between Kinsta DNS and Cloudflare DNS, talk about caching and security setups, and show you how to configure Cloudflare for WordPress Multisite installations.
Kinsta DNS vs Cloudflare DNS
Before we dive into Cloudflare settings and how to tweak them properly for your WordPress site, let’s go over the differences between Kinsta DNS and Cloudflare DNS. Kinsta DNS, the premium DNS service included in all of our plans, is powered by Amazon’s Route53. Route53 is an enterprise-grade DNS service that offers fast and reliable resolution.
Looking for the best client portal plugins that are also #free of charge? Then check out this short and sweet article which talks about exactly that!
The Alpha and Omega of agency life is summarized in a sentence – the client is always right! Although that “universal truth” might be spoken frequently and liberally, our honest opinion may be prone to a few exceptions, but that’s just how the cookie crumbles and the only thing that you can do is throw a big smile on your face and nod your head with a sign of undeniable confirmation.
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After you leave the clients thinking that you agree with everything they said, only then can you take a moment to cry your eyes out and pull your hair in desperation.
Regardless of our feelings or opinions, every client requires dedicated attention, but with so many emails, tasks, and all kinds of requests piled up, it’s far from easy to get all of that sorted out and dealt with. However, if you seek out help from some specialized tools, things don’t have to be so grim.
If you expand your team by adding one powerful tool to it, the life of both you and your clients will become much easier. The tools we are
Looking at it from the perspective of the hard working writers, it presents the perfect opportunity for gaining more traffic, acquiring new users to your website, and increasing awareness about your brand.
Guest blogging is one of the most frequently used methods for drastically improving your online presence. Looking at it from the perspective of the hard-working writers, it presents the perfect opportunity for gaining more traffic, acquiring new users to your website, and increasing awareness about your brand.
Building domain authority, increasing organic traffic as well as ranking up in search engine results will all come once you adopt the practice of doing guest posts. Combine that with a few more factors such as great writing opportunities, better outreach, a new audience, more credibility and it becomes a flawless strategy for drastically improving your chances of getting worldwide online recognition.
What was just said, is only one side of the story, the writer’s side. But what about the people who put the work of those writers on their blogs? What do they gain from guest posts?
Well, here are the numerous benefits behind hosting guest posts on your blog that could help you achieve exceptional results, some of those results being:
A reduced urge for content producing
If you are the only writer on your blog, you’ve probably encountered a writer’s block or a creative
When was the last time you updated your website? It's very crucial. Here are the best tips on when you should redesign a website. Read it now.
Nowadays in the vast world of the internet, great designed and user-friendly websites get more traffic and keep visitors engaged. The target of every e-commerce website is to convert visitors into customers but it is only possible if your website design and structure are proper with the latest features. On the other hand, if your website is not living up to the mark then it may hurt you. When was the last time you had redesigned your website? If you can not answer this question so this is the time to start thinking about it.
It is important to know that websites are changeable. WordPress website is always involved in fulfilling the requirements of your audience and your business as well.
Why you should redesign your website? Here is the reason.
Before purchasing a product, subscribe to any channel, or visit a website for buying things people do Google your business or company. Indeed, approximately 87% of buyers do their product analysis before they purchase things.
Visitors will leave your website in a few seconds. If Your website does not demonstrate the services or products you offer, they are not able to find what they want as well as the website is taking a long time to load.
Plenty of WordPress hosts seem to love telling people that they "need more PHP workers" without any data whatsoever to back it up. Here's how PHP workers actually operate and how they impact your WordPress site.
PHP workers are getting a bad rap lately in the WordPress hosting world. Most commonly, they’re being cited as a scapegoat for a hard upsell by the host. Let’s dig in a bit deeper and discover the truth behind PHP workers and how they apply to hosting WordPress sites. Table of Contents
There you are, just minding your own business – literally minding your online business – when your workflow is suddenly interrupted with a prolonged loading page.
You say to yourself, “That’s weird. It seemed to be working fine just a moment ago”, so you tap the refresh button. After a moment, you see a white screen with a 50x error printed across the top. You want to be sure that it wasn’t just a freak accident, so you give that refresh button one last tap and the WordPress admin page you were working on loads right up. It’s like nothing ever happened.
Since the incident, a million thoughts of panic and discomfort are running through your mind. “Was this just a random issue? Should I worry about this? How often does this happen? Do my customers see this too?”
Unfortunately, there’s no magical catch-all answer. This “blip”
This is my take on the history and current state of WordPress themes. I test some new ones and some popular favorites with Gutenberg. I give some recommendations at the end.
I am writing this post on the history and current state of WordPress themes. Since I’ve been using WordPress there has been a big shift in themes and I think another one is underway. I’m looking at WordPress themes because today, as much as every before, it is important to pick a good theme. In this post I’ll look at the evolution of WordPress themes, page builders and Gutenberg. I’ll test some of the most popular themes to see how they handle Gutenberg and make some recommendations for the future. The Rise of the General Purpose Theme
Back in the old days, people purchased niche themes appropriate for their site: a restaurant theme, church theme, lawyer theme, dentist theme and so on.
Freelancers and agencies who built lots of sites joined theme clubs that had a large selection of themes available and that regularly released new ones.
It is no coincidence that general purpose themes developed in tandem with page builders. Elegant Themes has released 87 themes over the years, but now only Divi and Extra are featured. Divi was one of the first widely popular general purpose themes. It is a stylish and highly customizable theme coupled with a page builder that
Can't Speak Geek sits down with Stephanie Brinley talking about WordCamps and including her family in the fun.
With a life-long passion for art and a BFA in Visual Communications, Stephanie is a branding specialist and digital designer. Stephanie is the owner of Flightless, specializing in hand-crafted logos and extending brands beyond the business card. She has been involved with the Florida WordPress community since 2014 and has been honored to share her knowledge at WordCamps Ann Arbor, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and US. Most weeks you will find her attempting to balance design and homeschooling, exploring the world of flavors she can invent in her kitchen, and sometimes on Twitter @sjbrinley. Michele: What do you do in the WordPress ecosystem?
Stephanie: Help run WordCamps, small business sites, digital graphic support
Michele: How did you get involved with WordPress?
Stephanie: My husband finally convinced me to attend WordCamp Orlando 2014 once I had started poking into the back-end enough to feel like a developer talk would be beneficial to me.
Michele: Please tell me one story of someone who has inspired you within the WordPress Community?
Stephanie: Kathy Drewien is an amazing woman! I don’t even remember where I met her, but we invited her as one of TWO keynote speakers to our very
Covid-19 pandemic is impacting every part of human lives. Let's monitor the situation from the ground how coronavirus is impacting on the Commerce business.
Due to Covid-19, many countries are facing trouble with the economy. Moreover, economic decline and the global pandemic changed the whole course of businesses. The Covid-19 spread in the world and as it is formally declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization(WHO). The situation is immediately changing. Hotels, Restaurants, Movie theaters, and gyms and various other shops in many cities are shutting down. And, meanwhile, various office workers are facing new challenges that are working full time from home.
However remote working is much important for the profitability of various businesses. For instance, mostly IT companies started Work From Home with their employees using appropriate software installation to get productive work. But the airline business is getting badly impacted because almost every country’s government stops domestic and international flights.
In addition to this, the pandemic apparently has the potential to change the way customers shop. Purchase information, and even change towards how businesses are working. However, the significance of the impact may seem different from the online sector.
The most crucial question right now is how Covid-19 is impacting
Want to integrate social feeds into your website? Check out this best social media feed plugin for WordPress. It will give you the option to easily interact with the content, follow or like or share.
If you are using a WordPress website, then there are thousands of plugins available for your website. Moreover, not everyone has time to go through all the plugins as well as try out it to examine how good it works. That is the reason we bring together some of the best social media feed plugins for your WordPress website with amazing features and in detailed information. Furthermore, If you are thinking of adding your social networks to your website using magnificent social media feeds then you have various excellent social media plugin options. The social media feed plugin that we reviewed is supporting social media feeds that coordinate Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and many others.
Let’s begin with the social media feed WordPress plugin.
Before starting the discussion on the social stream plugin, we will like to share some basic information on various kinds of social media feeds.
1. Facebook Feed
In today’s world, more than 2 billion people are using a Facebook website each month. Many people like to search for some company websites on Facebook, so it is an amazing thing to develop a bridge between your digital leads and social followers.
In addition to this, from
Spam comments can be very annoying and a big waste of time. Plus they can negatively affect your reputation. Learn how you can get rid of these!
We all love WordPress, but one frustrating thing with the platform out of the box is having to deal with large volumes of comment spam. No matter what type of blog your business runs, you will have to figure out or come up with a strategy on how to stop WordPress comment spam at some point. Thankfully there are a lot of great plugins, tricks, and settings you can easily enable and or install to literally reduce your spam by 99%. Yes, you can really reduce it that much! Stop wasting time managing spam comments and focus on growing your blog and business.
Too much comment spam will harm your site. It can affect your search engine rankings, will impact the credibility of your discussion among legitimate commenters, and could have a security impact. Stopping it is well worth your while.
So how do you stop WordPress comment spam?
7 Ways to Stop WordPress Spam Comments with Built-In Features
The first place to go when combatting WordPress comment spam is the discussion settings, which you access via Settings > Discussion.
Here, you can:
You can also disable comments for individual posts via the post editing screen.
Let’s take a look at each of these methods.
The first option you