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Creating an Awesome Travel Blog Using WordPress

Creating an Awesome Travel Blog Using WordPress

You might have a favorite travel blog in mind when you decide to travel the world. Your dream travel blog might have beautiful beach pictures or detail mountain hikes. It will encourage people to get out there and create their own adventures.

Why not create a blog that is as elegant and exciting as the one in your mind? You can do this with WordPress. In this post, we’ll give you some things to think about and tips to help.

Top 5 WordPress Plugins to Create a Business Directory

Top 5 WordPress Plugins to Create a Business Directory

Adding a business directory function to your WordPress site has the potential to add visibility and increase site traffic to your site. A business directory creates a single place for visitors to find information about many businesses in a certain category.

If your website already has a high amount of traffic, you can charge businesses to submit listings, creating a new money-making opportunity. Or you can use the business directory to create a free, ultimate online resource to increase authority in your domain.

How to Build a Glossary in WordPress

How to Build a Glossary in WordPress

If you’ve ever wondered what makes a glossary good, or why sites use glossaries, this post is for you. First, we’ll talk about why sites use glossaries and what features of a glossary are important. There are many glossaries across the internet, but not all are useful for readers or easy on the eyes.

After a solid background on glossaries, we’ll go through how to create a good glossary in WordPress. WordPress is the most popular content management system. This makes it the best place to create a new glossary!

An Overview of WordPress Idea Management Systems

An Overview of WordPress Idea Management Systems

There’s a popular saying “two heads are better than one.” This saying is especially true when it comes to developing new ideas.

Idea sharing is key to learning, whether this means for a student or a business. As opposed to the traditional thought, collaboration doesn’t have to come from sitting around a table in an office. It can come from minds across the world.

Top 10 WordPress Search Plugins of 2015

Top 10 WordPress Search Plugins of 2015

The majority of people browse the internet by searching. When we want to find something, we do a Google search. It’s quick and often gives us exactly what we’re looking for.

It’s important that your WordPress site has a similar function. A good search function can keep visitors on your site because they don’t have to browse content in frustration. Less time searching means more time actually interacting with your content.

The 10 Best FAQ WordPress Plugins to Inform your Customers

The 10 Best FAQ WordPress Plugins to Inform your Customers

For many businesses, having an FAQ page is a necessity. For example, if you are an ecommerce store, it is common for customers to have many of the same questions about shipping, returns, etc.

There are many values associated with FAQs that other types of sites can benefit from. Having an FAQ page can help your support team save time answering common questions by directing customers to instant information.

When used strategically, FAQs can route visitors to other content on your site. Also, they can improve your site’s SEO, as people tend to search using a question format when they are experiencing a problem.

WordPress User Behavior Research: How People Choose Plugins

WordPress User Behavior Research: How People Choose Plugins

WordPress is the most popular CMS on the web, with 25% of the Alexa Top 10 million sites using it.

Although there are a lot of people and companies using WordPress, there is not a lot known about WordPress user behavior. The focus is often on site visitor behavior and analytics like where visitors are clicking or how long they stay on the site. This is important, of course, but ignores a whole other part of the equation.

10 New Plugins to Make your WordPress Site Look Great

10 New Plugins to Make your WordPress Site Look Great

Are you stuck in a plugin rut? Do you use the same plugins for every site and never try any new ones? You may be doing yourself a disservice.

Trying some new plugins can put you on the frontlines of trends. That way, you know what the cool new plugins are before you end up being the only person on WordPress not using them.

How to Choose a WordPress Theme

How to Choose a WordPress Theme

8 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Choosing a WordPress Theme

If you need to create a website from scratch and you know nothing about web design, this may seem challenging… at first. After reading several posts like this you’ll be able to understand the basic principles of website creation.

Top Plugins to Show Routes and Trails on a Map

Top Plugins to Show Routes and Trails on a Map

The beauty of WordPress is there are many plugins out there with many different functions. If it doesn’t yet exist, chances are it can.

What about adding a map?

If your goal is to add a simple map with one location, you can do this through Google Maps by embedding the map on your site. Here’s a guide to show you how.

If you want to add a more sophisticated map to your site, there are plugins for that. If you want to take it a step further and add customized routes or trails to your site, there are plugins for that function as well.

Where to Find Good WordPress Support

Where to Find Good WordPress Support

Whether you’re building your first WordPress website or a seasoned professional, you’ll hit a point where you need a question answered. Maybe you’re lucky and have a friend or colleague who knows everything about WordPress. If you’re not that lucky, finding good support can sometimes seem like a daunting task.

Ultimate Guide to SAAS Services for your WordPress Site

Ultimate Guide to SAAS Services for your WordPress Site

Using WordPress is all about expanding what your site can do. You may already know about some of the customization options through WordPress, like plugins or themes, but what about SAAS?

First, what is SAAS? SAAS stands for “software as a service.” This basically means you access a service through your web browser, as opposed to downloading a plugin. This makes accessing a variety of functions easy with relatively low commitment, as most have free services or offer monthly subscriptions.