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.

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The Q&A: Great FAQ Plugins for WordPress Sites

Byte Technology

For anyone who runs an establishing or burgeoning e-commerce website, questions from clients and customers are a simple fact of doing business in the virtual world. Fortunately, there are some really great plugins that can help you do so in a snap.

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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.

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

Byte Technology

The right ecommerce plugin. All important questions, especially considering that the right platform gives you the opportunity to grow and thrive, whereas the wrong one could keep you mired in mediocrity and struggling to build a client base. . 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.

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Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems: Part 1

Byte Technology

From image display issues to creating automatic updates for plugins to working with shortcode, one day you’ll be stopped dead in your design tracks. If you’re scared about entering it manually, install the Shortcode Widget Plugin and let it do the work for you.

Plugging In: Updating Your WordPress Utilities Safely and Securely

Byte Technology

For those who ask the question “is it safe to update my own plug-ins,” the answer is “yes.” Indeed, there are even a nice handful of plugins that help you with backing up your site: UpdraftPlus, BackupBuddy and VaultPress are just a few. 3) Sometimes a new version of WordPress that you get when doing an update of the core contains changes that mess with the functionality of existing plugins. So it’s important to update those plugins before you do an update to the core.

Cleaning Up: One-Click WordPress Site Optimization

Byte Technology

That said, the answer and solution to the question “how do I optimize my database” is quick and easy—one-click easy, in fact. Then, install and activate the WP-Optimize plugin, a very safe and reliable tool built and administered by the same team that has created some of the most wildly popular plugins WordPress has to offer. Once activated, the plugin will automatically add a new menu item in your admin area, and clicking on it will zip you to the plugin’s settings page.

Top 4 Web Hosting Providers for Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Support can’t answer your unique WordPress questions. WP Engine’s one-click staging for testing plugins or new features. Managed Core Updates – WordPress publishes weekly maintenance releases and plugin creators tend to be bi-weekly to monthly.

Ask the Experts: The Best Security Tips for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Consider a plugin that automatically backs up everything on a regular basis, or just make it a point to remind yourself to do it all the time. Experts harp on this constantly and there’s a reason why: having all the components of your WordPress operating on the absolute latest updates_your theme, the core program, plugins etc.—is Choose only safe and high-quality plugins. Have they had problems with any of their plugins in the past?

How To Create A WordPress Website For Nonprofits On A Budget

Nonprofits Source

Website Plugins And Functionality Requirements. WordPress is free to install, deploy, and upgrade and with thousands of plugins and templates to choose from it offers a flexible and simple interface. There are many answers to the question “ what should a nonprofit website include? ”

A Wake Up Call: What the Equifax Breach Means for Website Owners

Byte Technology

These are all questions you should have answers to if you’re operating an e-commerce or other type of site that gathers personal data. This means: Keeping all your core programs, platforms, scripts, plugins and themes up to date with the latest versions.

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Treat Yourself: Tips and Tool for Customizing a WordPress Admin Area

Byte Technology

From inventive layouts to simple insights to create more traffic through an intuitive user interface to choosing the best colors, handiest plugins and the like, the lion’s share of attention is certainly devoted to user. To make a wholesale transformation of the admin area, install a WordPress admin theme plugin that modifies the section and changes the overall appearance of the various screens. Install the WP Help plugin and configure it to create a customized resource center.

Making a Connection: Tips and Tricks for Designing a Contact Page

Byte Technology

For those who are ready to create a contact form for their WordPress site, there are some things to know first: the platform doesn’t come equipped with a built-in form page or builder, which means you’ll need to install and activate a plugin.

Taking Care of Business: Some Great WordPress Themes for E-Commerce Sites

Byte Technology

And indeed developers and programmers quickly identified the desires of a burgeoning e-tail community and reacted with some excellent themes, plugins, payment programs and more, all based on the needs of intrepid sellers, buyers, marketers and the like.

The Ethics of AdBlock | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

This site blocks Firefox users because of the prevalence of the AdBlock plugin, which, as the name implies, blocks ads and deprives sites of revenue, either directly in pay-per-click or pay-per-conversion arrangements or indirectly by lowering hit counts in pay-per-impression situations.

Variations on a Theme: Tips for Choosing an E-Commerce Platform

Byte Technology

All good questions to ask. To answer these questions approach your research from your customer’s point of view when investigating the different choices out there and be sure a particular theme has reliable and easy-to-use navigation features. It may sound contradictory, but many first-time e-commerce site owners discover that the particular theme they chose doesn’t work well with the e-commerce plugin they want to use.

What’s Your Type? Adding Custom Fonts to Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Ask yourself this question: what’s one consistent element of every outstanding and beautifully designed WordPress site you’ve ever seen? At this point the easiest way to start using the fonts on your site is to install and activate the Typekit Fonts for WordPress plugin.

It Takes A Village: Joining and Participating in the WordPress Community

Byte Technology

After all, the platform is open-sourced, meaning anyone and everyone can contribute to it in the form of updates, new themes, and custom plugins that help create more functionality and give the program greater versatility and, in turn, greater popularity. And don’t be afraid to ask questions, not matter how silly or elementary you may think they are: it’s the best and quickest way to get up to speed on something you need to know, and the forum is a judgment-free virtual space.

Success By Design: Choosing the Right E-Commerce Platform

Byte Technology

Too often business owners don’t seek answers to really important questions prior to launching their site: Is it easy to navigate?

SEO For Nonprofits: A Beginners Guide To Digital Marketing Success

Nonprofits Source

Let’s answer the next burning question you might have: “ Is image search valuable? I’d recommend using the free Google (XML) Sitemaps plugin if your site is built on WordPress. Just download the plugin and activate it and you’re all set.

Free v. Paid: What’s the Best Choice for an SSL Certificate?

Byte Technology

It’s an age-old question: just what is something really worth if you can get it for free? For WordPress users—or indeed for anyone running or owning a website—this question comes up a lot. Should you use free plugins or paid versions?

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Don’t Panic: Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them (Part One)

Byte Technology

Thankfully, due to the overwhelming popularity of WordPress, there are forums galore teeming with questions and answers on relatively easy fixes to some of the most common errors that can plague sites using the platform. First try disabling all your plugins and then re-enable them one at a time. Most often this means that your JavaScript is not cooperating with your admin panel or your have a bad or corrupted plugin.

How to Choose the Best WordPress Host for Your Needs

Byte Technology

When it comes to designing, launching and running a WordPress site, there are so many critical elements to consider for achieving success, from stellar content to an easy-to-navigate theme and templates to keeping track of updates to plugins. These are all questions serious website owners should be asking themselves. Consider all the answers to these questions carefully and pinpoint exactly what matters the most.

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

SocialFish

It never changes the meaning of the content: All I do is find out how others put it when searching for questions my articles answers. Here’s what it looks like in search: All In One Schema.org Rich Snippets is an easy to use WordPress plugin.

Beaconfire Survey: Which browser do you use? | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

This week’s question: What do you use as your primary internet browser, and why ? For all the reasons Tim stated – Plugins I can’t live without. Kristin, Project Manager : Firefox, because it has cooler plugins and was the first one to come out with tabbed browsing.

Online Fundraising Ideas (7 Strategies & 63% More Donations)

Nonprofits Source

Imagine the impact of your online fundraisers if your development team could instantly answer questions or assist in the donation process. For example, you could test a chat window that automatically pops up after a set time offering to answer visitor questions.

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Blog Redesign: Adding the Extras

Amy Sample Ward

When I say extras, I mean the widgets, plugins, apps and other random bits that can really add a bit of flavor, not to mention functionality, to a website. Matt and I will be both be responding, asking questions, and participating as well!

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8 Research-Backed Ways To Improve Marketing For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

This will attract reader’s attention by making them question the steps you took to get those results. You can use free SEO plugins like Yoast or Squirrly to help quickly keep your posts optimized. Marketing can feel like an uphill battle.

Top blogger-tastic takeaways from #BWENY

SocialFish

We could also, in the second example below, respond to particular things in a threaded way (note that this clearly depends on your commenting plugin). And we could post questions - with the response from the speakers added in to that particular comment thread.

Are you going to #deletefacebook?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There were many questions about how Facebook will fix it, regulation, and more. In the aftermath of the reports that Cambridge Analytica , a firm that worked on President Trump’s 2016 campaign, used private data on 50 million Facebook users has erupted into a strong backlash against Facebook.

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Wish List: Collaborative editing in WordPress

Judi Sohn

Right now, I have to go back to email to ask a writer a question or explain why a post isn’t being published. The girls both had friends, who happen to be sisters, Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin. A lot of folks don’t realize that WordPress has the ability to save posts as “Pending Review.&#

WordPress Tags And Categories – The Ultimate Guide For Nonprofits

John Haydon

One of the most common questions about writing an effective blog post is the proper use of categories and tags. Three useful WordPress plugins for tags. If you do use WordPress, there are several plugins that can create powerful experiences for readers using tags.

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How to Boost SEO By Editing Your Website’s Title Tags

John Haydon

WordPress makes editing title tags very easy – especially with plugins like All-in-One SEO plugin and themes like Headway. What specific burning questions are common among your supporters? A title tag is the main title of a webpage that search engines index.

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Lessons Learned From Our Website Content Migration

Idealware

We ate a box of questionably fresh donuts left behind by previous occupants of the meeting room. Landscape of WordPress for Nonprofits: A Report on the Current Marketplace for Plugins.

RIM: We don’t need no steenkin’ opt out

Judi Sohn

I select something there, hit “Next” and get another screen of “tell me more so we can market to you” questions. Took me a few minutes to realize that even though it’s not marked with a “*” the “Was your Blackberry smartphone provided by your employer” question is required.

Great reads from around the web on March 2nd

Amy Sample Ward

" The Power of Facebook plugins, and other social sharing tools | Community Organizer 2.0 – Here's a great post from Debra Askanase with notes and slides from her recent webinar on Facebook: "I had a fabulous time presenting a webinar yesterday for Nonprofit Webinars about “The Power of Like and other social sharing tools.&# I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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New on SSIR: What the New Facebook Changes Mean for Nonprofits

Amy Sample Ward

In the midst of all this change, it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture and why you are using Facebook for your organization in the first place—instead, we focus on the particulars of how to use new tabs, plugins, or applications. Frank Barry outlines 39 questions your organization can now answer with Insights, including where your fans come from and which days your page sees the most activity.

Successful Social Media Content Strategy Is A Continuous Improvement for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My question, what is the first step you can take towards building this continuous improvement process in your organization?

Top 5 Reasons Your Social Media Marketing Campaign is Failing (and How to Fix Them)

SocialFish

If you’re not inherently answering any of those questions from the outset, they won’t be interested. Additionally, you’ll want to install plugins on your website to help it load faster. This last 2-3 years saw businesses flocking to social media in droves.

7 Facebook Hacks for Your Nonprofit’s Website

John Haydon

If you said “no” to both of these questions (or don’t know the answers), you’ll find these 7 tips useful: 1) Add Facebook Like Buttons to Content. To add the Facebook like button to content, follow these steps: Visit the like button plugin page.

How To Convince Leadership Content Marketing For Nonprofits Matters

Nonprofits Source

Here are a few questions you should answer to get you started: Does my nonprofit have a content marketing strategy? If your site is built on WordPress, you can use the Yoast SEO plugin to verify your account in one step.

Products I recommend on my blog, and why I recommend them

John Haydon

This WordPress plugin is only for bloggers who post more than once a week. Pippity Popup - Pippity is a WordPress plugin that I use to optimize email acquisition. If you have any questions about these products, please leave them in the comments below.

13 Little Known Facebook Page Features That Will Make Your Day (video)

John Haydon

During the Facebook Foundations webinars I conduct with Charityhowto , I’ve kept a running list of the most common questions registrants have had about creating and managing a Facebook Page.

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