Picture This: Automatically Add Instagram Photos to Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

There’s no denying the overwhelming popularity of Instagram and the impressive place it holds among social media sites. So how do you go about adding Instagram photos into posts on your WordPress site?

Get Networking: Using a CDN to Speed Up Your Site

Byte Technology

Most people operating WordPress sites today have no idea what a CDN is or what exactly it does, but they’d no doubt find it pretty helpful. And for only about $9 per month it also helps you manage SSL certificates to ensure your site is safe and sound for you and your users.

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On Alert: Signs that Your WordPress Site Has Been Hacked

Byte Technology

Many WordPress site owners and administrators have no doubt experienced an unease or wariness at one point or another when it seems that something just isn’t right with their site. Chances are that if you see this or other problems, your site has been hacked or otherwise compromised.

The Buddy System: Going Social with Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

The best WordPress bloggers, site owners and administrators know that one of the keys to having a fantastic and wildly successful web page is to integrate everything you post and promote with some sort of social media component. If your site is content rich, consider Sufia as a theme option.

Cleaning Up: One-Click WordPress Site Optimization

Byte Technology

Those who have been operating a WordPress site for a good amount of time have, probably unknowingly, accumulated lots of useless information and data such as outdated comments, spam, unneeded post revisions and the like. All of this “trash” puts a drag on your site’s speed and responsiveness by increasing your database size and making backups hog more disk space, which in the end hampers the user experience.

The Q&A: Great FAQ Plugins for WordPress Sites

Byte Technology

And yet, if your site has one of those always helpful “frequently asked questions” (FAQ) sections, so much time and trouble can be avoided for both the business owner and the person making a purchase.

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Picture Perfect: Building an Image Gallery on Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

When it comes to building your WordPress site, there are myriad options for creating a unique look that really defines you and your message, your product or service, your specific cause and so on.

Smart Selling: Tips for Creating a Successful E-Commerce Site

Byte Technology

And now, you’re ready to take your wares into the virtual world by launching your first e-commerce site. To begin, make sure your site has a blog component, and post great content on a regular basis. They help you get traffic and garner attention to your site and your products.

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

Byte Technology

It’s no great secret that, sometimes, WordPress sites slow down a bit, become sluggish or take what feels like an eternity to load pages. Thankfully, sometimes all it takes to speed up your site is something simple and easy to execute, like learning to deal with your images in a new way.

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Welcome to Benetech's New Site! (and.)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

With this new site, we hope to better share our story and the impact of our work in a clear and consistent way across our four program areas , which encompass a diverse set of initiatives, products and services. One last important note about our new site is regarding its accessibility.

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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? The problem many WordPress site owners find is that the theme they chose has an unfortunately limited set of types to work with.

Recovery Room: Quick Tips on Fixing Your Hacked Site

Byte Technology

And because of the overwhelming popularity of WordPress around the globe, when a bug or flaw in the security protocols is discovered and disseminated, WordPress sites become very attractive targets to unscrupulous individuals who now have literally millions upon millions of pages on which to wreak havoc, driving away important site traffic and harming your most loyal subscribers and visitors. And, in worst case scenarios, can stand the chance of losing all your site data.

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Playing it Safe: Why Encryption Makes Sense for Your Site

Byte Technology

From Target to Home Depot, Chase to eBay, Living Social to Zappos, virtually every big-business entity has been the victim of some sort of malicious incursion into their site, resulting in serious data breaches that have put consumers most personal data at risk.

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Picture Perfect: A/B Split Testing Your WordPress Site Imagery

Byte Technology

The version that gets the more favorable reactions from users wins the prize and gets to stay prominently positioned on your site. That done, simply publish your post and visit your site; the optimizer program will randomly select and display either one of the two images to visitors. Of course this is the simplest and most rudimentary way to perform A/B split testing on WordPress site imagery.

Current Affair: The Importance of Keeping Your WordPress Site Updated

Byte Technology

When it comes to WordPress, the Holy Grail of do-it-yourself Content Management Systems (CMS), updating isn’t just a good idea: it’s a critical component of using the site in the most efficient and secure way. It seems that, because WordPress is so big—it’s makes up a quarter of the Internet at any one time—it’s naturally a target for those who want to insert malicious codes, steal personal data or simply disable sites.

Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites For Fundraising - Forbes

AFP Blog

A Forbes article on Crowdfunding sites. Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites For Fundraising - Forbes : Top 10 Crowdfunding Sites For Fundraising

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Money Matters: Creating a Donation Form for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

Of course, the quickest way to grab donations from your site would be to add that all-too-familiar Paypal button, but that’s not always the right choice for everyone as the options for customizing the form are nearly non-existent, meaning your donation page will look exactly the same as millions of others. The post Money Matters: Creating a Donation Form for Your WordPress Site appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

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

Byte Technology

No matter whether you’re a newbie to the WordPress platform or a seasoned professional, one thing that should never be forgotten is the important role security takes in regards to your site. All of a site’s traffic is routed through cloud proxy servers and all things sketchy instantly blocked.

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The Fast Lane: More Ways to Speed Up Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

And that slowness can mean a lot to a popular blogger trying to retain a loyal readership or, more critically, to someone running an e-commerce site where dollar and cents are vital to staying in business. And with such hosting you also get better support if your site ever goes down.

Eight Crowdfunding Sites For Social Entrepreneurs - Forbes

AFP Blog

An article on Crowdfunding from Forbes Eight Crowdfunding Sites For Social Entrepreneurs - Forbes : Eight Crowdfunding Sites For Social Entrepreneurs

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Care to Share: Allowing You Users to Submit Content on Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

And those users who choose to submit material will do so directly to your pages, never having to access your sensitive admin information, write any sort of code or otherwise gain any sort of control over your site.

Making the Sale: Great Business-Centric Themes for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

It also features custom widgets and navigation menus—a nice asset to help people find their way around your site—as well as specially-designed sections to add employee profiles, photo galleries and examples from your company’s portfolio.

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

Byte Technology

Will you be able to expand the theme and hence your site as your business evolves and grows? Lastly, the multi-purpose Elbrus theme has a gorgeous animation feature that works as a visitor to your site scrolls down through your content.

Google Will Penalize Popups on Mobile Sites

Frogloop

Nonprofits raise a lot of money off of homepage and interior page popups and overlays, especially during year-end fundraising and urgent campaigns.

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4 Alarming Stats Regarding Your Nonprofit’s Mobile Site

TechImpact

80% of mobile users leave a site immediately if it’s not optimized. If someone is landing on an unoptimized mobile site and is forced to zoom in, then zoom out, scroll left, then right to see the entire screen, chances are good they wont be on your page for long.

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Stay Mobile: Tools to Take Your WordPress Site on the Go

Byte Technology

Ask any seasoned web designer what is one of the most important elements of building and running a site and you’ll no doubt get the same answer across the board: think mobile first. But, as important as it is to have a mobile-friendly site, it’s equally important in today’s world that a site owner or administrator also be able to manage that site in a mobile manner. And it works seamlessly whether you’re on a self-hosted WordPress site or working via WordPress.com.

Cutting the Cord: Converting Your WordPress Site Into a Mobile App

Byte Technology

And that trend goes beyond simple appearance: users should be able to navigate through a site, makes purchases, leave comments and more as seamlessly as if they were sitting behind a monitor at a desk. Hence, WordPress site owners who are truly serious about the success of their site need to be thinking about taking an important step: converting their pages into a mobile app that their visitors can view from anywhere.

A/B Split Testing 101: Tools and Tips for WordPress Site Optimization

Byte Technology

WordPress site designers, owners and administrators all have something in common with one another: they all want to see their sites perform better: look more attractive: get more hits and conversions; see more pass-alongs and click-throughs; engage more repeat visitors etc. In essence, it’s all about getting the most consistent and positive attention and building a loyal audience, no matter if the site is for a simple blog, a non-profit organization or an e-commerce concern.

Site Shaming: Google’s Long-Range Plan for Safe and Secure Webpages

Byte Technology

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when website owners, designers and administrators didn’t necessarily see the value of spending the extra time and resources ensuring their sites were safe and secure from the prying eyes and nefarious actions of hackers.

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Getting Feedback: How to Add a Reviews Page to Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

When it comes to running an e-tail or e-commerce site via the WordPress platform, there are a host of elements that can help boost the chances for success and, ideally, increased profit. Chances are, if you’ve been running an e-commerce site for a while, customer reviews are already a part of your marketing strategy. Thankfully, like with so many things WordPress, it’s relatively easy and painless to add a customer review section to your site.

Best to Test: Tools for Gauging your WordPress Site’s Speed and Performance

Byte Technology

It’s an all-to-common scenario: a new user to WordPress builds their site, goes live and starts blogging or selling or raising funds without giving much thought into how their site’s performing. Having images that are too large, a poorly coded theme, a lousy hosting service and far too many plugins are all things that can slow down your site considerably and have visitors hitting the “back” button immediately.

How to Create SEO-Friendly URL Structures for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

If you know even a little bit about the way the Internet works when it comes looking for specific topics, themes, sites and the like, then you’ve probably seen this term bandied about for years. However, even though you may feel you have a decent understanding of how SEO works—and perhaps you also recognize how important it can be to the success or failure of your site—you may not fully understand how to fully leverage the process to your advantage. Search-engine optimization (SEO).

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

Byte Technology

So you’ve just launched your amazing blog or e-tail site and you’ve got big plans for being a big success. You have a plan for what products and services you want to offer; a plan for how often you’ll be posting new content; a plan for engaging your visitors and creating meaningful dialogue; and a plan for site expansion. So experts recommend spending a little more to ensure your site is not only secure but also fast and responsive.

Built for Speed: Ways to Make Your WordPress Site Load Faster

Byte Technology

True words no matter whether you’re running on a WordPress site or another platform. Indeed, according to Internet giant Microsoft having even a two-second longer delay in page load time cripples user ratings, click-throughs and—most importantly for those running a money-generating site—lost revenue by nearly five percent across the board. Simply put, if your page loads to slowly, people have the strong tendency to move on to another site. To begin, consider your site host.

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

Byte Technology

Indeed, with millions upon millions of the CMS-based sites operating in the virtual realm, making your pages stand apart from the masses can mean the difference between successful exposure and wallowing in obscurity. And with it you can add sliders, backgrounds, blocks of specific content, loads of unique buttons and much more to really give your site a stand-alone look. In the world of WordPress, customization rules the roost.

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Know Your Audience: How to Use Google Analytics With Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

They know what aspects of their sites are the most popular and which ones are tripping up visitors. you can essentially create a custom design for your site that speaks directly to their needs and wants. Write down this code as you’ll need to enter it on your WordPress site. Now it’s time to install Google Analytics on your site. You can now click on the “Reporting” tab back on the Google Analytics page to view the detailed tracking information for your site.

The Fire Has Been Lit! The Importance of Making Your Site Mobile Friendly

Connection Cafe

However, when it comes to your site’s search rankings, what Google has done is changed their search algorithm on mobile devices to down rank sites that are not “mobile friendly”. Get your site onboard with Google’s algorithm changes and the overall trends of mobile browsing.

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Are Tablets Hurting Your Site’s Usability? : Retail Online Integration

AFP Blog

Are Tablets Hurting Your Site’s Usability? Retail Online Integration : "They won''t always be easy to execute on, but the compromises you''ll need to make will be clear: sacrifice descriptions in favor of creating distinct, easy-to-tap choices; use the real estate for easy navigation in favor of complete details; and leverage vertical scrolling — i.e., worry less than with desktops about what''s "above the fold."" ''via Blog this

Oldest Crowdfunding Site For Nonprofits Looks To Future

AFP Blog

Oldest Crowdfunding Site For Nonprofits Looks To Future : "CEO and co-founder, Mari Kuraishi, explains its vision, ”The whole reason the GlobalGiving community exists is not only to connect local world-changers to people around the world who have funding to support them, but also to provide access to information, ideas, and tools so that nonprofits can use their funding more effectively.

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4.8 billion reasons for a mobile site

Connection Cafe

Author: James Burden. Last week an important anniversary crept by — barely noticed. The humble SMS had its 20th birthday. It is now estimated that more than two-thirds of the world’s population have access to SMS. With 4.8

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