These tutorials are appropriate for those new to WordPress, or for non-coders.
Measuring the loading time of your WordPress site is a critical step in optimizing for speed. You have to know how your site is performing to understand where the bottlenecks are and to measure the impact of optimizations you’re making, or the content you add to your site. There are numerous tools available for measuring the performance of your site, each of them providing a different result, which is understandably confusing. Which one is “right”?
So which speed testing tool should you use? The real answer is that it depends on what you want to measure Read more →
in how much detail you want to measure it.
Now that you’re all set up with Search Console and Analytics, let’s look at a couple of easy ways to improve your SEO and traffic using the information these tools provide.
Using the information provided in the Acquisition > Search Console tabs we’re going to look at how to find opportunities to improve the ranking of your pages, find more content to write about, make the most of the traffic you’re already getting and more. By looking at these reports, you can create a targeted approach based on real data. Read more →
Google Search Console, formerly known as Webmaster Tools, is a must-have for your WordPress site. It is a free account which will give you a lot of useful information about the search health of your site. Additionally you’ll get valuable SEO data about keywords, click through rates etc, which you could not otherwise get in Google Analytics alone. There are other uses and features of Search Console, but in this and the next post, I’ll be focusing on the marketing uses of Search Console. Read more →
This post continues the mini-series on getting started with MemberPress to build your WordPress membership site.
In this post you’ll find out how to use protected content to encourage sign-ups, and how to integrate your membership site with your email marketing system. Read more →
Want to keep your WordPress site away from prying eyes?! It’s really easy to password protect your whole WordPress site. This article offers two very simple methods to choose from; one using an easy plugin, the other utilizing a feature of your hosting control panel. In either case, it’s just a matter of a few clicks :) Read more →
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 →