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How to Create an Appointment Booking System in WordPress

How to Create an Appointment Booking System in WordPress

Anyone who schedules and manages appointments for a business knows how tedious it can be, especially when personnel have limited or irregular availability. Online appointment booking systems significantly reduce the tedious back and forth of setting and confirming appointments.

With a booking calendar, clients or co-workers can schedule appointments and meetings right on your WordPress website. It’s a self-service system that can make life a whole lot easier.

Hot WordPress Security Trends for 2017

Hot WordPress Security Trends for 2017

WordPress occupies the largest piece of the CMS market, powering over half of the entire internet. Although this is great for the platform and those who use it, it also makes WordPress an obvious target for hackers.

A compromised website is not only a pain to fix, it can also dramatically decrease revenue and damage your site’s reputation long-term.

As bad guys come up with more and more ways to wreak havoc, website owners must continue focusing on WordPress security in the new year. Here are five key security trends to pay attention to in 2017, in no particular order.

Essential WordPress Plugins Every Website Should Have

Essential WordPress Plugins Every Website Should Have

There are a hundred thousand free and premium WordPress plugins available for users online for a wide variety of reasons. These plugins can help improve functionality, security, organization, purchasing, design, seo and more. While there are many to choose from, there is a small list of truly essential WordPress plugins that every website should have.

How CreativeMinds Approaches Speeding Up & Optimizing a WordPress Website [Case Study]

How CreativeMinds Approaches Speeding Up & Optimizing a WordPress Website [Case Study]

Website speed is important. It not only matters for user experience, it matters for SEO. A slow website is a signal to Google that your site is not good. This can result in lower search rankings.

As part of our Performance and Speed Optimization Analysis Service, customers contact us with their website speed issues and ask for our help.

Recently, we received a message from someone who wanted to optimize their page load time from 5 seconds to 3 seconds or less. The website in question has about 2,500 sessions and 6,000 page views per day.

5 Dependable WordPress Documentation Plugins

5 Dependable WordPress Documentation Plugins

Documentation is a great way for users to better understand your content. Most documentation plugins exist to help users with customer support for various products or services quickly. This documentation can be through videos, lists or other media, and eliminates the need for contacting support personnel.

5 Fantastic WordPress Footnotes Plugins

5 Fantastic WordPress Footnotes Plugins

Footnotes are references or notes at the bottom of a page which help clarify the text on the page. The WordPress footnotes plugins on this list are great options for business professionals or WordPress users to easily and effectively add footnotes to their WordPress site. Footnotes are a quick and easy way to add footnotes to content and allow people to reference information in an orderly manner.

5 Plugins to Easily Add SSL and HTTPS in WordPress

5 Plugins to Easily Add SSL and HTTPS in WordPress

Ever wondered how to move your website URLs from HTTP to HTTPS?

Websites that display HTTPS have what is called an SSL certificate. Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encrypts website information between a server and browser. This is what creates a HTTPS in the URL instead of HTTP.  This is a signal for visitors that a website page is secure.

5 Excellent Email Blacklist & Anti-Spam WordPress Plugins

5 Excellent Email Blacklist & Anti-Spam WordPress Plugins

There are millions of websites out there and just as many people using them, but there are also spammers. Email blacklist, site registration restrictions and comment spam WordPress Plugins are helpful tools to keep unwanted spammers out of your website. The following WordPress plugins and tools will ensure that these spammers won’t be able to register for your website or invite any unwanted users or viruses.

10 Best Ad Management WordPress Plugins

10 Best Ad Management WordPress Plugins

Advertising campaigns are an important part of promoting any website. There are many different WordPress plugins available to create and track advertising campaigns. These plugins make it easy to create customizable advertising campaigns instantly. Ad management WordPress plugins make it easy for users to create, track and manage advertising campaigns on their WordPress site.

How to Market a WordPress Plugin & Increase Plugin Sales

How to Market a WordPress Plugin & Increase Plugin Sales

So you developed a WordPress plugin you think is pretty handy. Maybe it is a novel solution to a problem WordPress users have. Now what?

We’ve already discussed the importance of a good plugin onboarding process in engaging WordPress users. If you want a plugin that succeeds in the market and draws sales, you’re going to have to invest some time, effort, and a bit of money into marketing.

The reason for focusing on plugin marketing is simple: even if you have the greatest plugin ever made, if people don’t know about it, you’re not going to sell to anyone. This is where marketing comes in.

Top 5 RSS Aggregator Plugins for WordPress

Top 5 RSS Aggregator Plugins for WordPress

RSS stands for Really Simply Syndication or Rich Site Summary. This form of content syndication (a fancy term for posting third-party content) allows readers to see content from other websites in a “feed” that is automatically updated.

There are many ways WordPress websites can incorporate RSS feeds to boost traffic and engage site visitors. To understand what RSS can do for you, first consider this question:

8 Best Video Gallery WordPress Plugins to Manage Course Content

8 Best Video Gallery WordPress Plugins to Manage Course Content

WordPress video gallery plugins exist to show video links in visually stunning galleries online. Video galleries are an effective way for users to display content quickly and neatly on a page or post.

Having a helpful video gallery makes presenting online courses much easier. Managing course content requires organization, since there can be dozens of videos about specific topics.