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 →
These tutorials are appropriate for those new to WordPress, or for non-coders.
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 →
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 →