How Facebook Social Plugins Increase Engagement On Your Nonprofit’s Website

John Haydon

Gigya published data showing that web users spend 50 percent more time on websites that use Facebook Social Plugins. Increase the amount of time spend on your site with social plugins. Increase page views with social plugins.

WordPress Plugins for Nonprofits

Beaconfire Wire

Here are a few of our favorite plugins we’ve used to help our nonprofit clients to customize WordPress to fit the needs of their audiences: Administrative. Ranging from general total statistics, some of my plugins statistics and top 10 statistics. WP-Stats Widget: Adds a Sidebar Widget To Display Partial Stats From WP-Stats Plugin. WP Super Cache: Very fast caching plugin for WordPress.

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8 New Facebook Social Plugins And How They’ll Socialize Your Nonprofit Website

John Haydon

By implementing Facebook Social Plugins into your website, you could give your visitors these experiences: Display content they would prefer, based on their Facebook preferences and what their friends have liked. 8 New Facebook Social Plugins – A Summary For Nonprofits.

Fact versus Fiction: A Q & A on WordPress Plugins

Byte Technology

When it comes to WordPress sites, designers and admins—when asked what is one of the most confusing aspects of the platform—will most likely put “plugins” somewhere on their list. Indeed, plugins are fantastic and, in many cases, a must-have when working on a WordPress site.

Three Simple Ways to Dramatically Increase Website Traffic From Facebook

John Haydon

Your Website content marketing Facebook Marketing facebook social plugins wordpress Although Facebook has decreased newsfeed exposure (reach) for Facebook Pages, they have increased newsfeed exposure for links people share with their Facebook friends.

The Q&A: Great FAQ Plugins for WordPress Sites

Byte Technology

Fortunately, there are some really great plugins that can help you do so in a snap. Here are some good FAQ plugins to check out. The rock star of free FAQ plugins, Arconix FAQ is very simple to use and offers great user support from the developer.

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Off to Market: The What and Why of WordPress Landing Page Plugins

Byte Technology

Thankfully, like all things in the world of WordPress, there’s a plugin for that. With dozens of ready-to-use templates that are all great for getting some inspiration, Beaver Builder is one of the most popular plugins for WordPress landing pages.

12 Ways to Make Your Website More Pinnable

John Haydon

WordPress users can use the Open Graph Meta plugin to sniff out the problems. Here’s an awesome plugin to create rich pins for WordPress. Get the Digg Digg plugin: The folks over at Buffer own this plugin , so you can bet that it’s very reliable.

Feel the Heat: The Best Firewall Plugins for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

But to really protect your website against hacks, brute force attacks and the dreaded “denial of service” quagmire, all site owners and administrators should look carefully into adding a firewall via a plugin.

Off to Market: The Best WordPress Plugins for Maximum Traffic

Byte Technology

Well, thankfully there are some great plugins that can take a lot of the angst and guesswork out of personal website marketing. Here are a handful of marketing-specific plugins culled from WordPress and e-commerce experts. With the plugin you can add attractive signup forms in a variety of formats—such as in a sidebar, as a popup etc.—and For those whose website is driven and supported by advertising, the Adsanity plugin is the perfect ad management tool.

Be Engaging: Four Plugins That Foster Audience Loyalty

Byte Technology

Well, just as the old saying “there’s an app for that” goes, “there’s a plugin for that” is also quickly becoming an often-repeated mantra. Here are four plugins–some free, some paid—that are designed specifically to decrease bounce rates (the ugly term for users hitting the “back button” without exploring your site); increase page views; and generally encourage your audience to stick with you day after day for every new post, video or product or service launch.

Center of Attention: Some Great Plugins for Popular Posts

Byte Technology

Or more specifically, a plugin that highlights your “popular posts” and gives readers a little help by highlighting what has gotten the most attention and simplifying finding such material. And there are some serious benefits to using such a plugin: most importantly, you can keep visitors on your site longer, which gives your more time to promote yourself and your content. The strength of this plugin is that it’s incredibly easy to use and customize.

Running on Autopilot: How to Set Up Seamless Updating for your WordPress Plugins

Byte Technology

Running a unique and stand-out WordPress site often requires some crucial elements in the form of multiple plugins. But unfortunately, having all those plugins come at a price, and that price is a seemingly endless barrage of alerts and notices telling you need to update the individual programs. Lapses in security within plugins are often found daily, and keeping them running on the absolute latest version keeps your site safe from hacks and potential data breaches.

Work Safe: The Best WordPress Plugins for Security

Byte Technology

That’s why installing an extra layer of security via a plugin is so important: besides keeping your data—and the information of your users, clients and customers—protected, it also ensures that, if your site is comprised, you can get back up and running quickly and with a minimum amount of effort. Here’s a quick rundown on some of the best security plugins that every WordPress user should pay attention to and utilize.

On the Move: Great Drag-and-Drop Plugins for Easy Site Customization

Byte Technology

WordPress plugin developers have thankfully embraced the ease of drag and drop, and have built some wonderful programs that utilize it for page customizing. A premium (paid) drag-and-drop page customization plugin, Beaver Builder is extremely fast and offers a beautiful tutorial for beginners that gets them up to speed on how to use the program. One of the most popular drag and drop content editors on the market, Page Builder is a completely free, out-of-the-box functional plugin.

The Right Direction: Free Plugins to Put your Website on the Map

Byte Technology

But thankfully there are some great WordPress plugins that you can utilize to instantly add the feature to your site. If you’re looking for a map function that is highly interactive, WP Google Map Plugin has tons of features that let you add custom information in windows and automatically redirects visitors when they click on the map. The post The Right Direction: Free Plugins to Put your Website on the Map appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

Shopping Spree: Some Great WordPress Plugins for Building an Online Store

Byte Technology

The right ecommerce plugin. Here’s a peek at five WordPress plugins for building and running an online store, each with different features, options and layouts and each a good fit for different types of virtual selling. By far the most popular e-tail plugin is WooCommerce, designed and launched by the company behind WordPress itself. The plugin takes care of everything from shipping to payments and supports both physical and digital sales.

Nine steps to building a WordPress website for your nonprofit

John Haydon

Add Essential Plugins. Plugins are add-ons that enhance the functionality of your nonprofit WordPress website. A good list of essential plugins can be found here. WordPress basics blogging plugins SEO social media 101 website

See How Wild Apricot Integrates with WordPress

Wild Apricot Blog

With the help of a plugin, Wild Apricot and WordPress now speak to each other like never before! Read about the exciting new features. Wild Apricot

Adding Facebook Plugins To Your Wild Apricot Website

Wild Apricot Blog

Have you been wondering if you should add social plugins - such as a Facebook Like Button or Activity Feed - to your website? Our helpful support Apricots have developed easy-to-follow instructions on how you can add 5 Facebook plugins to websites powered by our Wild Apricot Membership Management Software. Why Add Plugins?

A Guide to Facebook Social Plugins for Nonprofits

NetWits

Of all the things Facebook did, nonprofits should pay most attention to Facebook for Web Sites - a new platform that enables you to use Facebooks social plugins to enhance your organizations website. Facebook did a nice job making their social plugins simple to implement, but understanding the practical uses for each of the plugins can be confusing You might have read about the recent changes Facebook made.

How to create awesome email pop-ups with Pippity

John Haydon

A new WordPress plugin called Pippity solves these issues by giving you control over when a pop-up will appear. Your Website email marketing plugins Strategy wordpressIf you’re like me, you absolutely hate pop-ups.

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Pledge Drive Plugin for Wordpress

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I got a comment on one of my vlogging for nonprofits posts from Devlon of LoadedPun who tipped me off to a wordpress plugin that he created for live vlog/blog pledge drives. (It It was used for the HaveMoneyWillVlog project.) It allows a vlogger/blogger to add pledge drive on the blog - visitors can pledge, have it be linked to PayPal, and then have a graph show the progress towards the goal.

Using Google Analytics to Track a Nonprofit Website (Part 1) - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

October 21, 2008 | Casey @ OYFP You can use Google Analytics Plugin if you have a Wordpress This is a release of a WordPress plugin. You have only enable it on the plugins page.

Association Social Media Jobs – Digital – October 27

SocialFish

plugin. Here’s the latest DIGITAL marketing jobs from the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , digital and technology.

Making Sure Your New Website Theme is Social-Friendly

SocialFish

If not, you may need a plugin like Yoast SEO to streamline the process. At template monster you can browse CMS, web, and eCommerce templates as well as plugins and add-ons to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Five Low-Cost Website Options for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Instead, you have to upgrade to a business plan to install a donation plugin. With its paid account options, you can add plugins and customize to your heart’s desire. The plugins on WordPress are one of this builder’s best features.

Interesting sites I’m looking at (weekly)

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Catch My Fame » jQuery Before/After Plugin. tags: jquery plugin image toblog. CodeChix. tags: toblog women technology developers. Fluxx | Open Source Grants Management. tags: grants CRM opensource toblog nptech. cryptocat. tags: cryptography secure communication toblog. Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here. Blogs I read

Amplify your nonprofit event with Facebook’s new Live Stream plugin

John Haydon

On Wednesday we talked about eight Facebook Social Graph plugins your nonprofit can use to make your site more social. The Live Stream plugin is one that will be an essential tool for nonprofit events.

Wordpress Extras: My Favorites

Amy Sample Ward

He suggested I post about the plugins I use so others could check them out – and that’s just what I’m doing! There are my three most-used Wordpress plugins : Postalicious ( Get this plugin ). Postalicious is a WordPress plugin that automatically posts your delicious, ma.gnolia, Google Reader, Reddit or Yahoo Pipes bookmarks to your blog. Twitoaster ( Get this plugin ). Tweetmeme ( Get this plugin ).

How to Promote Your Blog: 5 Tools to Improve Rankings of Your Old Content

SocialFish

Here’s what it looks like in search: All In One Schema.org Rich Snippets is an easy to use WordPress plugin. To keep your blog growing, you add more and more content doing your best to market everything you write.

10 Blog Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A social sharing plugin empowers readers to easily share your blog posts on social networks.

Association Social Media Jobs 10/15

SocialFish

plugin. The SocialFish job board is live! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , digital and technology.

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User-Generated Content: Put your constituents to work!

Connection Cafe

National Military Family Association offers comments on all of their Featured News articles: You can also use the Facebook or Disqus commenting plugins, which can simultaneously begin a conversation on social networks. For many nonprofits, writing new online content can be a huge burden.

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7 Must-Try Tools for Nonprofit Marketers

NonProfit Hub

WPtouch Mobile Plugin. The world’s most popular blog platform offers this plugin that allows you to optimize your WordPress site for mobile use.

Association Social Media Jobs – Marketing/Communications November 3

SocialFish

plugin. Here are the latest communications and marketing jobs from the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , digital and technology.

Ten Ways to Optimize Your Website for Pinterest

John Haydon

If you’re using WordPress, you can use the Open Graph Meta plugin to sniff out the problems (pulling the right photo from a post or page). Get the Digg Digg plugin. The folks over at Buffer own this plugin , so you can bet that it’s very reliable.

10 Website Design and Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Use the Facebook Comments Plugin or Disqus for blog comments. The rapid rise of social media and mobile technology has had a profound impact on website design and email marketing, yet many nonprofits have not yet adapted to the new aesthetics and functionality of a mobile, social Internet.

Two Examples of Nonprofit Social Media That Will Make You Smile (and learn a best practice or two)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Blogger Vu Lee, who wrote the forward to The Happy Healthy Nonprofit , offers up 9 tips for self-care , including downloading a chrome plugin that replaces 45 with photos of kittens. Recently, my social media feeds have been anxiety producing, if not downright depressing.

Take a Load Off: How to Be “Lazy” with Your Site’s Images

Byte Technology

You can optimize the images for your site using a plugin or online service, or you can take a more direct route: BJ Lazy Load, a free plugin for WordPress. And because the plugin works with iframes, you can also use it to optimize embedded videos on your site from YouTube, Vimeo etc.