Speed Means Business: WP Speedster Tests 25K Plugins and 2,500 Themes for You


Think about how many people visit your sites on a daily basis. You may wonder if they’re satisfied with the content or interested in what products or services you’re selling, but what if they don’t even have a chance to get to this content? What if your customers and readers leave without even understanding what you company is about because your website is too slow?

A one second delay in page response time can result in a 7% reduction in conversions, because 40% of consumers are not willing to wait around for more than three seconds for your pages to load.CONTINUE READING »

Heroic Knowledge Base Plugin Review: Be A Customer Support Hero

Heroic WordPress plugin

Whether you’re selling a digital product, a physical one, or your offering anything that may kick up a few questions that need answering on your website, being able provide the answers is big part of making your business and product a success.

However, that’s easier said than done.

It takes a lot of time to run a site and to provide support for multiple products and services, let alone just one. Not realizing the amount of support that they need to provide for their products/services, many have had to spend quite a bit more than expected on customer service reps who can handle the task.CONTINUE READING »

7 WordPress Support And Maintenance Services For The Busy And/Or Successful Blogger Or Small Business Owner


I know what some of you are thinking right now.. why on earth would I need a service to help me with the maintenance of my WordPress site?

If you’re a business owner, freelancer, or someone else whose website is integral to bringing in business, it’s easy to worry about and spend a lot of time and energy on maintaining your website. But at the end of the day, if you free up that time and energy, aren’t there other areas you can tackle that can lead to a much higher return on investment?CONTINUE READING »

How To Scan Your WordPress Site For Malware And Threats


These days, where online crime is starting to overtake crime in real life, it’s important to learn how to protect yourself and your website, especially if your income relies on it.

Anyone with a website is a potential target, but anyone with a completely unchanged, standard version of WordPress (with the username admin and a generic password) has a big red bullseye plastered on their back, waiting for some lowlife to gain access and wreak havoc.CONTINUE READING »

What’s Coming in WordPress 4.2 – Emojis, Theme Switcher, And Other Tweaks

WordPress 4

WordPress has recently released the 4.2 Beta versions that promise some significant improvements. A few new features are also introduced for the upcoming final release in April. As it is one of the most popular open-source blogging and content management systems, developers, and bloggers are eagerly testing the Beta versions on a staging environment. I encourage you to use the WordPress Beta Tester plugin to carry out your own testing.

Developers are taking mobile devices user experience more seriously. You will be glad to know that the Customizer has been tweaked to perform better on mobiles.CONTINUE READING »

How To Secure Your WordPress Site: WordPress Security 101

guide for improving site security

Most hackers don’t want to steal the information you have on your websites. They want to make a stealthy move into your site in order to access the servers. They use these servers to send out spam emails, which in turn potentially helps them profit from gathering financial information from other people.

If a hacker sends spam emails from your servers it sends a red flag to ISPs and email providers. How does this affect you? You could potentially get blacklisted by the ISPs and email providers. You know that trusty email list you’ve been gathering for two years?CONTINUE READING »

Bloom Plugin Review: The Latest From Elegant Themes


As the blogosphere continues to grow and change, one thing remains the same: the money is in the list.

Every blogger or website owner knows how important it is to build an email list, and your email opt-in box represents the beginning of this process. Today I want to review a plugin that focuses on that first step.

Bloom is an email opt-in plugin from Elegant Themes. It focuses on simplicity, a quality user experience and extraordinary usefulness, and as such, stands out from the rest of the email opt-in plugin marketplace.CONTINUE READING »

How to Move From Blogger.com to WordPress.org

blogger to WordPress

When you run a website on Blogger you may start to realize that it doesn’t have all the customization options that you can find on WordPress. Sure, Blogger has some nice widgets and addons, but in the long run, you don’t actually own the website on Blogger.

Blogger owns your site, hosts it on their servers and maintains it for you. In short, if you truly want to make money with your site and drastically increase the amount of customization options, you should move your site to WordPress.org.CONTINUE READING »