The Best Analytics Plugins for WordPress to Track Your Success

Google Analytics plugins for WordPress

The crown jewel for tracking how many people come to your site is Google Analytics, and rightfully so, since they provide just about everything you need to know in terms of figuring out who is visiting your site, where they are coming from and which keywords they are using to find your site.

Since Google doesn’t provide a default plugin to integrate the system into your WordPress site you either have to paste in the tracking code yourself or find a third-party plugin to do the work for you. You can even setup your tracking with WooCommerce and PayPal if needed.  CONTINUE READING »

12 Best WordPress Forum Plugin Options for Community Building

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Think about the type of site you run. Is it for selling shoes? Offering marketing tutorials? Talking about gardening? It doesn’t matter what you talk about or sell online, because content is fine, but community is better. Do you think people will just come flocking to your content and stick around after you slip from their minds?

Keeping customers and readers around your site is difficult enough, but there’s one little tool that gives people a reason to keep running back for more.CONTINUE READING »

35 of the Best bbPress Forum Themes for WordPress

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The power of technology finds best reflection in its ability to connect people and get them to share with each other. Sharing is caring and if you want to carry on this tradition through your site or blog then bbPress themes are your best bet.

bbPress is a great forum/community plugin that fits with WordPress like a glove fits the hand. It is very remarkable for its capacity to create a solo forum site as well as an integrated social hangout, on the sidelines of your web platform. You do not have to take any extra effort. It happens automatically.CONTINUE READING »

How to Add a WordPress Shortcode to Your Site

WordPress-Shortcode

The shortcode is a powerful tool for anyone interested in modifying the way their WordPress site works, since shortcodes offer the ultimate customization without forcing you to know much about coding in general.

Shortcodes are essentially short words or phrases that are placed in brackets [like-this]. You can place a WordPress shortcode into the editor, which then references additional information in your functions.php file to reveal something on the frontend of your website.CONTINUE READING »

Setting Up a Content Delivery Network with KeyCDN: Is It Worth It?

KeyCDN Review

Sometimes you need to figure out a way to speed up your website so users don’t get frustrated and end up leaving your site. Search engines are also affected when your site isn’t performing well, and that’s why a CDN (content delivery network) is typically the logical next step after building up a nice following on your website.

One of the more popular options to choose from is called KeyCDN, so I wanted to dive into a full KeyCDN review to show you the benefits and downsides of the service, along with steps on how to setup the CDN.CONTINUE READING »

WordPress Plugins for Comment and Registration Anti Spam Protection

Registration Comment Spam Prevention Plugins

A WordPress website works wonders for putting your content out there for the world to see. But every blogger, website moderator and small business owner who gets started with a WordPress website quickly realizes that spam is quite possibly the worst thing in the world. That’s why you need WordPress plugins for anti spam protection.

It seems like spam comes from every direction when you run a website. You start to feel good about yourself too, because users are starting to comment on your stuff, but then you only realize it’s coming from bots who have no interest in looking at your content.CONTINUE READING »

How to Create a Development Schedule for Your WordPress Site

WordPress Development Schedule

Just like an iPhone or a sonic screwdriver, a WordPress site is made up of many parts that have to play nice together. Playing nice doesn’t happen by accident. It takes planning.

It takes time, money, talent, resources, and materials. And then even more planning. Planning is even more important when starting your WordPress site. To do this right, you need a development schedule.CONTINUE READING »

How to Find and Add Creative Commons Images to Your WordPress Site

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Images are an essential component of running a successful blog. They break up the text in interesting ways and can help to illustrate the various points you make. Most site owners and bloggers know this already. However, the actual task of finding images and then uploading them to your site can be a daunting one, especially if you’re looking for something very specific.

The expense is also a consideration. While getting a subscription to a stock photography site isn’t all that expensive, it can add up, especially if you’re still in the early stages of your business. All I’m saying is when you’re trying to save pennies, you might not be all that interested in shelling out $5 for a stock photo for your latest blog post.CONTINUE READING »