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10 Things To Do Before You Launch Your WordPress Site

Danielle Elliott Apr 27, 2017 2:00:30 PM
10 Things To Do Before You Launch Your WordPress Site

When you create a website the process can be somewhat lengthy.  Therefor, it's really important to have a checklist of things you should do before you launch your WordPress website. You want to make sure, ahead of time, to check everything off before your site goes live. Trust me, it will save you a lot of time and headache in the long run. Because the whole thought process of "let's wait until after the site goes live to fix any issues" can be a downright nightmare.

Google Analytics: How to Optimize Your WordPress Site

Danielle Elliott Apr 20, 2017 11:40:45 AM
Google Analytics: How to Optimize Your WordPress Site

Google Analytics is an insanely powerful tool that gives users the ability to get insights into the behavior of the visitors that visit their site. In a previous post we discussed how to add Google Analytics to your WordPress site. So today we're going to focus on how to OPTIMIZE it. Learning how to optimize Google Analytics for WordPress is crucial. Especially when it comes to finding out how users interact with your site and which goals you aren't hitting. Ultimately it enables you to shape a unique marketing strategy for your whole online presence.

Gravatar - What It Is, How to Use It & Why

Danielle Elliott Apr 13, 2017 2:00:04 PM
Gravatar - What It Is, How to Use It & Why

If you're new to WordPress, you might have noticed a little grey icon that shows up next to your name. Well, this icon is the little "mystery man" gravatar. Perhaps you've wondered what it is. Essentially it is the default image for your WordPress site. Most importantly, when you add your own gravatar image you're actually adding some branding to your comments section. Which is pretty important, because branding matters. That's why today we're going to discuss what a gravatar is, how to use it and why. In addition, we'll even show you how to change the default gravatar image and replace it with your own custom one.

The Best Free WordPress Themes & Tips for 2017

Danielle Elliott Apr 6, 2017 2:00:14 PM
The Best Free WordPress Themes & Tips for 2017

Themes in WordPress allow your site to take on a whole new look with the click of a button. Today we're sharing the best free WordPress themes of 2017. If you're concerned with a responsive theme (which you should be!), there's no need to worry. Because most WordPress themes are fully responsive to begin with. We all know that there are a lot of WordPress themes out there. Which can make it somewhat difficult when it comes to choosing the best one. So we've done the hard work for you and selected some of the best WordPress themes for you to choose from. We're also sharing a few tips as well! Let's get started, shall we?

The Ultimate WordPress SEO Guide for Beginners

Danielle Elliott Mar 30, 2017 2:00:53 PM
The Ultimate WordPress SEO Guide for Beginners

SEO (search engine optimization) is crucial in most social media avenues. That includes blogs and websites too! In order to get more traffic to your WordPress website you need to improve your SEO. We know that most WordPress SEO guides can be a little too technical for beginners. But if you're serious about increasing your site's traffic then paying attention to WordPress SEO is super important.  In this guide we will share the top WordPress SEO tips so you can improve your site's SEO and get more organic traffic.

Automatically Post to Facebook From WordPress

Danielle Elliott Mar 23, 2017 2:00:51 PM
Automatically Post to Facebook From WordPress

Social media is something that shouldn't be ignored. Especially if you have a WordPress account. So why should you post to Facebook? Well, there are two main reasons: 1) Facebook is the largest social media platform and 2) It is also one of the largest sources of website traffic. That's why when you post to Facebook from WordPress you increase your social media following and website traffic. Which is a total win-win in our book. Therefore today we'll discuss how to automatically post to Facebook from WordPress.

Things You Should Do Before You Change Your WordPress Theme

Danielle Elliott Mar 16, 2017 2:00:11 PM
Things You Should Do Before You Change Your WordPress Theme

If you use WordPress, you've probably switched themes at least once in your site's life. If you haven't that's okay too. WordPress makes it incredibly easy for users to change their website's theme. Seriously, it only takes a few clicks. However, there is actually a lot more that goes into changing a theme once the activate button is clicked. Today we're going to share what you should actually do before you change your WordPress site's theme. Think of this as a checklist of sorts. Something that we highly encourage you do beforehand. These steps are critical as far as a way to make sure that the process goes smoothly. Because you could lose a lot of elements that you didn't mean to.

WordPress Plugins: What They Are and How To Use Them

Danielle Elliott Mar 8, 2017 2:00:48 PM
WordPress Plugins: What They Are and How To Use Them

In our last post, we discussed the 10 Ultimate WordPress plugins. However this post will take a different approach to plugins, so you can understand what they are and what they can do for you. Wordpress plugins are something that anyone with a WordPress site should consider. There are a lot of reasons why too, which we will get into. Often times a lot of people wonder what plugins are and how exactly to use them. Today we'll take a look into the what's and how's of WordPress plugins. There are a lot of options to consider and having a little knowledge beforehand never hurt anyone. Let's get started!