With over 50,000 plugins in the WordPress repository (and just as many sold on various marketplaces), it is easy to become overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices available when you just need to find the right plugin. The following list should make things easier. These 10 useful, popular plugins include those that every WordPress user should at least know about, if not use every day.
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A surprising amount of work goes into choosing the right theme for any WordPress site. Granted, a few people just use one of the default themes that installs with WordPress without any further thought or effort. But, for those who actually care about the look and feel of their website and the user experience it delivers to visitors, choosing the correct theme takes some thought. Continue reading “5 Things to Consider When Choosing a WordPress Theme”
So, you have decided to build a website using the wildly popular WordPress Content Management System (CMS). You know you need to buy hosting services, but you do not know how to go about choosing one appropriate for what you want to do. Where do you begin? Is there something unique about WordPress hosting? Continue reading “How to Choose the Best WordPress Hosting”
Long an industry leader in web hosting, InMotion Hosting has taken steps to improve its services even more with its NEW WordPress Hosting, which provides a combination of hardware and software designed to further enhance speed, performance, and reliability of any WordPress site. Continue reading “InMotion Hosting Launches Major Improvement to WordPress Hosting Offerings”
Everyone loves a fast loading website. Website owners, site visitors, and even Google all have a special place in their hearts for websites that load quickly and efficiently. And, with good reason: excessive load times can drive away site visitors, prevent conversions, and cause a site to rank lower in search engine results pages. Continue reading “Top 5+ Best WordPress Caching Plugins”
WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems (CMS) around, but some of the tools that make it so powerful can also slow its performance to a crawl. Most web-optimization experts will tell you that you may have only a few seconds (if that) to capture your site visitor’s interest, so a sluggish site is sure to cost you. But, with a few relatively simple tweaks, you can gain a sizable uptick in performance. Continue reading “5 Ways to Improve Your WordPress Site’s Performance”
Let’s take a short trip down memory lane, back to 2006. Action movie fans were yelling “SPARTA!!!” after seeing the hit film 300. Google just purchased YouTube. And, you were probably rocking out to Justin Timberlake informing us of how he was going to bring “SexyBack.”
With the rapid developments of the Information Age, 2006 seems like ages ago. Nowhere is that more evident than in the web design industry.
For example, have a look at InMotion Hosting’s homepage back in 2006, vs. today in 2016.
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You only get one chance to make a great first impression, and nowhere is that more true than when you launch your new WordPress site for the entire world to see and enjoy. That being said, you want to make sure that you are addressing the twelve most important things that every new WordPress site should be doing prior to launch. Following these guidelines translates into the peace of mind you need knowing that your site is prepared for everything the internet and its users will have to throw at you as you begin your online WordPress endeavor. Continue reading “12 Things Every New WordPress Site Should Be Doing On Launch”
As the year 2015 winds down to a close, it’s time to start looking forward to 2016 and beyond. Digital marketers and SEO professionals are always looking to the future so they can be ready for the changes that are no doubt coming. Google is constantly pursuing a better search experience. This results in changes to how they index and rank pages, resulting in changes to SEO tactics.
It’s a cycle that has been going on for years, and 2016 will be no different. New WordPress tips and SEO best practices will start emerging, but I’m here to give you the inside scoop now instead of later. Continue reading “11 Ways SEO is Changing in 2015 and Beyond”