There are many ways to password-protect content in WordPress. Basic password-protection is built-in and there are other free plugins to expand upon that. But if you want to generate revenue from protected content, you’ll need a fully-featured membership plugin. There are many to choose from and I can’t say I’ve tried them all, but of the ones I have tried, I really like MemberPress. It has a lot of features and capabilities, but it’s also pretty easy to get up and running with. That said, learning a new system will always present some hurdles. Here are a few basic concepts I needed to get my head around to get going with MemberPress. Hopefully this will be helpful for you.Read more →
These tutorials are appropriate for those new to WordPress, or for non-coders.
The Genesis framework and its child themes are beautifully designed and blazing fast out of the box. But if you miss the slew of customization options that other themes provide, Design Palette Pro is the plugin for you! It allows you to customize the design of Genesis without knowing any code whatsoever, without compromising on speed and performance.Read more →
Learn how to handle unexpected WordPress problems, find the source and get your site back online.
When something goes wrong on your WordPress site, how do you react? Do you freak out, or have a mini panic attack? Don’t worry, that’s a fairly typical reaction from the normal WordPress user ;) With this post I’d like to change the way you look at and react to WordPress problems :)
With WordPress, as with many things in life, we learn a lot when things aren’t going smoothly; learning to deal with technical problems pushes us out of our comfort zone and forces us to develop new skills and a deeper understanding.
Much of what I’ve learned in WordPress over the years has happened through things going wrong and me having to figure out how to fix it. Every time you face a problem and learn how to deal with it, your confidence is boosted and your problem-solving toolkit, and resilience, expands. The next time an issue crops up you are better equipped to handle it and you feel less panic.Read more →
Yoast SEO is possibly the most well-known SEO plugin for WordPress and it has a lot of features. But a lot of people mis-use the plugin, thinking that simply installing and activating is all that’s needed, or mis-using features like Focus Keyword.
This guide explains all of the features, which settings to use and how to use important features correctly, to optimize your content. SEO isn’t a one-step process that can be handled with the activation of a plugin. It requires your participation as well!Read more →
A top bar email sign up is a nice way to boost your opt-ins without being overly obnoxious. Especially with the current trend toward one column blogs, without a sidebar, it’s a great solution for making an opt-in prominent without being an eyesore. I wanted to add a top bar email opt in to a site and was prepared to have to research and test a few plugins, maybe fiddle with some styles and generally sink a little bit of time into the whole endeavour.
However I was able to get the job done in less than 15 minutes thanks to a couple of simple plugins.Read more →
Choosing the right WordPress theme is one of the hardest parts of setting up your site. The plethora of choices makes it harder, not easier, as most people are paralyzed by the options.
Not only that, but it’s like the Wild West out there, with all kinds of cowboys claiming they’ve got the best theme to beat all themes. Who can you believe?!
Here is a selection of trusted theme shops to choose from.Read more →