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Tips, Tricks, and How-to's you might just find useful in your quest to build the ultimate WordPress website.

Free Widgets for Your WordPress Website

If you can imagine a feature for your website the chances are that some has already made a plugin for it, that's the beauty of the WordPress ecosystem. If your theme lacks some particular feature, you can always install a widget (or two) to make up for the missing bits of functionality. Continue reading

New WordPress Themes to Check Out in May

The last time we updated you on new WordPress themes, we focused on online stores and portfolios. This month, we’ve found some great template options for those of you looking to build a new blog or promote your business.

Ready to update your current site or get to work on a new project? Here are our top picks for new WordPress themes to check out in May.

Wayfarer

Described by its creators as a theme for travellers, explorers, adventurers, nomads, and eager souls, Wayfarer is designed to put images front and center, and is a stunning template from which to document your travel, story, or portfolio.

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Best WordPress Plugins You Didn’t Know You Needed

Sometimes you just don’t know you need something until you SEE it – which is why, in this post, we’re bringing you a list of 8 fantastic, cleverly designed and wonderfully useful WordPress plugins you may not have stumbled across before.

Need to increase audience engagement? Up the ante on your online sales? Make your site navigation more beautiful and functional? Of course you do! Read on, fellow WP users, for some of the best WordPress plugins you didn’t know you needed.

Aftership

Running an online store via WordPress? Make your life easier, and provide your customers with a better shopping experience, with Aftership – a smart app that automatically adds tracking numbers and courier fields to your admin panel, and can automate delivery notifications.

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Benchmarking the Fastest WordPress Cache Plugins

Editors note:Previously we dived into the what and why of caching for WordPress. At the time we also noted our intention to do some performance benchmarking of popular caching plugins as a follow up, to identify the best caching plugin based on real performance data. Philip Blomsterberg, manager of Intripid, read our post and reached out offering to undertake this performance benchmarking as it was something he too had been considering. His plan of attack sounded really good so we happily accepted. What follows are the results of Philips benchmarking project. Continue reading

Is WordPress Free?

Looking for an affordable platform on which to build your own website? Brand-spanking new to WordPress? Wondering if WordPress really is FREE to use to create you own stunning blog, portfolio site or online store? You’ve come to the right place! We’ve got the skinny on the costs associated with creating a site on the world’s most popular open-source content management system. Continue reading

April’s Must-See New WordPress Themes

Ready to reinvigorate your current WordPress website with a stylish new theme, or choose the perfect theme to use as the framework for a new web project? New WordPress themes are being developed and released every single day – which means no WP user is ever short of options when deciding how they want their site to look and function.

Want to see what the latest theme offerings include without wading through the web for hours on end? We’ve done the hard work for you, and compiled a list of 6 new WordPress themes we think are well worth a look this month!

Fashiro

Fashiro is a multipurpose premium WordPress ecommerce theme based on the WooCommerce plugin.

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How to Create High Converting Landing Pages

Designing a landing page for your product is easy. Designing a high-converting landing page, however, is a whole different story.

A high-converting landing page can potentially be your ticket to establishing a strong foundation for a successful online business. And if it’s implemented correctly, it can help you capture more targeted leads, grow your email lists, and boost sales.

In this article, we’ll present the key elements that go into designing a high-converting landing page and suggest some tips and tricks along the way to help you optimize them for conversions. Continue reading

Online Marketing Tactics for Startups and Small Businesses

Online marketing is a non-negotiable part of the marketing mix for any business these days, and startups and small businesses are allocating an increasing amount of their marketing budgets to online pursuits.

While it’s certainly easier for an established multi-million dollar firm to invest in the broader online marketing landscape, a startup or small business will enevitably find themselves trying to decide where to spend their precious budget. With a limited amount of resources – time and money – your digital marketing efforts should be focused in the right direction to yield effective results.

In this post, we’ll cover the basic blocking and tackling of digital marketing and visitor conversion. We don't cover all the possible tactics and channels, just those proven methods most likely to get a result. If you master these then you can broaden your scope, but first you want to get the basics right… Continue reading

How to Set IP Restrictions to the WordPress Login Page

Keeping your WordPress website safe from potential hackers is no cakewalk. Proactivity is the key to keeping your site secure. For starters, this means installing security plugins and setting strong passwords. However, that is hardly the end of it. To prevent hackers from getting hold of your information, you will need to take some additional steps to avoid potential attacks. Continue reading