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.
With the rise of social media, publishers can no longer afford to just broadcast information to users. We have to engage with people. We have to build conversations, deepen relationships and encourage customers and readers to talk to each other. We have to make them feel part of an exclusive club.
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!
WordPress plugin pricing is a notoriously difficult issue. Plugin developers want to set a fair price for something they spent a great deal of time creating. On the other hand, customers are looking for value. How do plugin developers balance the two?
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.
You may have already heard of Help Scout. It is one of the leading customer support software-as-a-service (SAAS) products for websites with 5,000+ businesses using it.
Have you thought about starting an online business?
Starting an online store can be a great idea for existing brick and mortar shops, or those that want to work off a new concept entirely online. Having an online presences means more people can reach your store, equating to more sales for your business.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Out of the box, WordPress is not the most glamorous platform. The ability to extensively customize WordPress with plugins and themes makes it the most popular CMS.
Plugins are great in that if you want your site to have a certain function, chances are there is a plugin out there for it. If not, it’s possible one can be developed.
If you are running a WordPress website, security should be a main concern. There are several reasons for this. One is that many hackers will intentionally target older versions of WordPress with known security issues. In many cases, WordPress sites are compromised because their core files and/or plugins are outdated.
As one of the most popular website platforms, WordPress gets a lot of attention. Unfortunately, sometimes this attention is from malicious users looking to hack websites.
Sucuri estimates about 9 million websites are currently hacked or infected.
Recall a time you have shopped on a website and clicked on a product recommendation. Did this recommendation influence your purchase decision?
As shoppers, product recommendations are useful. They display products that are likely to fit your needs according to the product you are looking at or what you are reading online. As shoppers, we value recommendations. We tend to trust them.
Are you new to WordPress or do you have some knowledge about the platform? Would you identify as a WordPress expert? It’s time to figure out how much you know about this popular content management platform.
Here we have compiled a list of simple trivia questions that cover some basic aspects of WordPress. Use them to test your knowledge about WordPress and maybe learn some information you didn’t already know.