WordPress Plugins to Increase Audience Interaction and Engagement

WordPress Plugins to Increase Audience Interaction and Engagement

Most bloggers obsess about growing their audience, when they should be focusing on improving engagement levels. Remember, an engaged audience is a buying one, and that's great news for the only figure that really counts: your bottom line. Improving this engagement is a gradual process. Great content is fundamentally important, as always, but so too is the way you interact…

20 Minimal WordPress Themes For Discerning Designers

20 Minimal WordPress Themes For Discerning Designers

For designers a key element of your arsenal should be your portfolio. Packed with examples of your latest and best works, your portfolio is a great way to impress and persuade new clientele. Depending on the type of designer or artist that you are, you may not have the necessary web development skills to build your own online portfolio (or maybe you just…

WordPress Comment Moderation: A Guide For Beginners

WordPress Comment Moderation: A Guide For Beginners

The comments section below a WordPress post allows you to engage directly with your readers. But WordPress goes a notch higher: it gives you the ability to moderate user comments via the comments moderation feature. However, to moderate or not to moderate is the age old question that seemingly has no definite answer. Ultimately, the decision is up to you but…

WordPress Resources: Best WordPress Podcasts

WordPress Resources: Best WordPress Podcasts

I'm sorry I just woke up. A little late, so I have to rush everything. I have like an hour of sleep "trapped" in my head, so I'm not exactly alert. Coffee does the trick since I have bills to pay; I must get to work - which involves dragging myself out of bed and onto the couch. I love…

12 More Personalities In WordPress You Should Be Following

12 More Personalities In WordPress You Should Be Following

It’s been over a year since I introduced to you ten of the most influential people in the WordPress community. There were understandable qualms about that list, not because anybody on there didn't deserve to be there but because it was too small a list! It’s perfectly understandable because WordPress has such a large community that it’s hard to list…

How to Launch a Self-hosted WordPress Blog in Under 15 Minutes

How to Launch a Self-hosted WordPress Blog in Under 15 Minutes

The first time I installed a WordPress blog, I nearly pulled out my hair. The process was easy to follow, but every time I got to the end, I would get an error, and like many other errors, it never said what was wrong. Later after checking with my web host and making a lot of noise over the matter,…

How To Move Your WordPress Website From localhost To Live Server

How To Move Your WordPress Website From localhost To Live Server

A virtual web server installed on your computer (or local server) allows you to build and customize a WordPress website with ease and speed. Since every edit requires saving and refreshing, developing a WordPress site on a live server can easily turn into a nightmare given the limitations of bandwidth and Internet traffic. For this reason, most developers rightly choose…