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.
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 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.
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.
It used to be that if you wanted to teach something, you’d have to do it in person. Now you can learn anything, or teach anything, online.
If you want to create and sell courses online (or offer them free of charge), learning management systems (LMS) can help. One option for creating an easy to use LMS is through WordPress plugins. WordPress plugins allow users to customize many aspects of their site, even course management.
So you created a basic WordPress site. Now what? First, it’s important to figure out what features you want your site to have.
Are you looking to connect visitors with your social media accounts? Do you want to easily track statistics about your site? Is having a mobile-friendly site a priority to you? Maybe your answer is all of the above.
So you decided you want to build a WordPress website for your business or start a blog. Awesome! Now, where should you start? A simple way to learn how to start and manage a WordPress website yourself is through online tutorials. They provide self-paced learning with relatively little to no monetary commitment.
Instead of trying to discover how to do something entirely on your own, tutorials will walk you through how to do just about anything related to WordPress website development.
Over 76 million blogs use WordPress.com. That’s twice as many people as there are in Canada. And over 17 million websites in the entire internet are powered by WordPress.
Add the two up and it’s easy to see how WordPress dominates the internet with over 93 million websites and blogs. WordPress is the most popular content management system on the web.
If you’re a WordPress developer, you already know that WordPress is a great tool to use to build a website. But you might be wondering how your potential clients and fellow developers are using WordPress.
We’re excited to announce that 2 new plugins have been released this week, joining over 30 other plugins developed by CreativeMinds, which are all part of our all-inclusive WordPress Toolkit.