7 Commercial WordPress Plugins / Services that Helped Me Grow My Blogs
7 WordPress Plugins to Grow Your Email Subscribers
Here’s another example from the New York Times bestselling author Ramit Sethi. Hellobar indicates that you can get your biggest career questions answered. Who doesn’t want that! Since it’s a bright strip of orange just above a green background, it contrasts nicely, making it stand out on the page.
Constant Contact integration allows you to painlessly add Constant Contact sign up forms to your WordPress site. The Constant Contact forms capture leads and sends it to specific Constant Contact lists automatically. You can set it to single opt-in, or double opt-in. You can add Constant Contact forms to posts, pages or sidebar, and also open it as a popup or top bar. Simply sign up and connect your Constant Contact account into the plugin admin settings and it will pull in all your Constant Contact lists. From there you can choose the lists you want to make forms for.
As for comments Disqus is actually becoming a lot more common even on big name websites like cnn.com, ign.com, pcmag.com, wired.com and a lot more. It is also visually appealing. With Disqus you could also login & leave a comment using your twitter, facebook and google profiles. So I guess that’s an advantage over using “facebook comments”. Having said this, I was actually thinking of going back to WordPress’ default comment system but I’m still undecided.
On International Women’s Day this Friday, WordPress.com parent company Automattic is hosting four outstanding women tech leaders for a livestreamed conversation about professional advancement, technology, and mutual support as we strive for equity in the workplace. It’s happening Friday, March 8 at 6 pm UTC / 1 pm ET / …
How To Start A WordPress Blog In 2019
In this guide, I’m going to show you how to start a money-making WordPress blog with just a few dollars a month. Blogging is what allowed me to quit my job and work full-time from home working on projects I’m passionate about. It’s truly passive income, meaning it makes money 365 days of the year, without requiring me to be there all the time. It’s allowed me to make a lot of great connections with other bloggers, and professionals in the industry. And it all started with putting up my first blog. And you can do the same by following along in this step-by-step guide.
If you’re getting an HTTP Error after entering your API key, please contact your webhost and ask them if they have PHP CURL installed and updated to the latest version (7.58.x). Make sure requests to https://api.mailchimp.com/ are allowed as well.
2018’s Most Surprising WordPress Statistics
The WordPress platform has evolved into a well-oiled machine thanks to the robust community. Local communities organize WordCamps for users of all skill levels. So far there are 635 WordCamps, in 68 cities across the globe — mostly in the USA, Canada, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Italy, Mexico, and South Africa. It’s worth mentioning that 65 of the WordCamps took place outside of the US in the year 2016 alone. Check the official WordCamp Schedule to find a meetup near you. Below are some fresh stats from the 2016 State of the Word slideshow :
The WordPress open source project has evolved in progressive ways over time — supported by skilled, enthusiastic developers, designers, scientists, bloggers, and more. WordPress provides the opportunity for anyone to create and share, from handcrafted personal anecdotes to world-changing movements. People with a limited tech experience can use it “out of the box”, and more tech-savvy folks can customize it in remarkable ways.
Great article Tom. I write a lot about WordPress plugins and one of the most common responses I get from people is how they don’t understand how a simple plugin could bring their whole site to a crawl and if so then why is it still on wordpress.org. Well I found a plugin to help plugins. Sounds silly but with P3 (Plugin Performance Profiler), by GoDaddy of all people, you can install, analyze what you got going on, clean house, then deactivate the plugin to sit and wait for another usage. It creates an in-depth performance breakdown of your plugins that allows you to easily see where the bottle neck is so to speak. Its sure helped me out of a lot of jams.
Best Mailing Plugins for WordPress
The WP MailingGroup plugin allows you to run a Mailing Group, also known as a Listserv in web speak, right from your WordPress website. This means you can sign up your users, friends, neighbours, family and whoever else you want, directly from your WordPress administration area, and they can then all exchange emails via their favourite email software. It relies on the WordPress Cron, and can also be configured to email checking sending frequencies of your choice if you have access to an actual Cron manager on your web server (outside of WordPress).
The text next to or above each field of a form is called a “label” and you may want to change them. For instance by default Mailchimp uses “First” instead of “First Name” and you may want to change it to make more sense. In the form builder, you will find a little pencil icon next to each form label. Click that icon to edit the label and hit the check icon to save it. After you are done editing field labels you will need to hit the “Update Form” button to save all of your changes.
Hosting your own WordPress site can be fun and rewarding, but it also requires some technical knowledge and places more responsibility on you, the publisher. You can download the WordPress software for free at http://wordpress.org, but it must be installed on a web server before it will work. You will need to research and install your own themes and plugins. Many hosting providers offer a one-click installation of WordPress — here are a few examples. There are also many web development agencies that specialize in building WordPress sites.
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