These tutorials are appropriate for those new to WordPress, or for non-coders.
Not all WordPress themes provide a way to have totally different sidebar content on different pages of your site. Some may provide a little flexibility with, for example a sidebar for the blog and a different sidebar for static pages, but sometimes you need more comprehensive control. You may need an additional set of navigation on a certain set of sub-pages, or you may want to hide some widgets on mobile devices, or for other specific conditions.
There are several different plugins that help you gain this type of flexibility with your site. Read more →
These days it seems most WordPress users are aware of the need for speed on their websites: conversions, SEO, user experience etc. I won’t recycle all the usual stats here ;)
Maybe you’ve read some articles and seen that you need to speed test your site. So you click on whichever tool is mentioned, input your URL and proceed to freak out at the results.
But wait! Before freaking out, make sure you’re observing these rudimentary best practices when doing a performance test on your WordPress site. Read more →
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 →