WordPress or ClassicPress trackbacks and pingbacks can be confusing for beginners, especially with the connotations of spam surrounding them. Both features have been around since the early days of blogging. Still, many WordPress users don’t know they exist or how to use them effectively. Usually, many users start learning about pingbacks/trackbacks after a ton of spammy links appear in their comments.
If you've ever bought a WordPress theme, installed it, then wondered why it doesn’t look exactly the way you saw it in the preview. you'll know what it feels like to be a little bamboozled. What about a situation where you’d like to completely remove the blog portion of your website from the homepage? Website homepages mean a lot when it comes to conversions. This goes for email newsletter signups, sales and client leads. Yet, configuring your homepage on WordPress takes a little elbow grease to make perfect. But don’t worry, setting up and editing your WordPress homepage is just about one of the easiest tasks you’ll encounter. Then, after you know the routine you’ll have no problem completing the same task over and over with future websites.
Whenever you see a commercial or an article talking about creating websites, or you hear someone talking about starting one, the emphasis is always on “I was surprised at how quickly I have created my website, it only took me a couple of days!”. It makes you feel like creating an online presence, and earning a living online is a mere piece of cake that takes two days tops. Still, the ugly truth behind it is that there is no “set it up & leave it” aspect to having an online presence that puts the bread on the table. Maintaining your website is constant work, additionally, sites are rarely completed in a couple of days.
Managing courses, students along with handling administration responsibilities can be tedious. And although this is what you have to do on a day-to-day basis, you wonder if there are other efficient ways to handle all of this? Is it possible to delegate course management responsibilities to co-authors? Is there a better, student-friendly way to update your courses – through feedback maybe? How about a faster way to create new courses in Wordpress or ClassicPress? Here I’ve rounded up a few tips to help manage your LearnDash website effectively.
WooCommerce is one of the most well known and used e-commerce WordPress plugins. Not only is it an e-commerce solution for WordPress or ClassicPress that it is also easy to use, includes support for many product formats, has options for currencies and taxes, offers the ability to integrate multiple shipping methods and has built-in support for PayPal, check, bank transfer and cash on delivery. It’s pretty awesome but what if you want more?
Letting customers know everything about their products is an important concern of eCommerce store owners. Customers need to know all the details of your product so that they can make an informed purchase decision. And it is also important that you are able to do that in a professional and organized manner on your product pages. If your eCommerce store is powered by the WooCommerce platform, there are several useful plugins to help you with this. In this post, I will discuss some of the best WooCommerce tab manager plugins that will help you organize information on product pages.
If you are looking for the best website security check tool and want to make sure that your website is safe and doesn’t suffer from any potential vulnerabilities that might cause issues in the future then this post is for you. Everyone knows that website security is important – but how do you tell whether your website is secure or not? Here I take a look at some of the tools that can help self builders with their Wordpress or ClassicPress site security.
Choosing a hosting provider for your WordPress site is a serious task. You want to make sure that your online content is in good hands, and that navigating and managing your account is straightforward. Scala Hosting offers Managed Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting to protect your site’s performance and make maintaining it easier. Plus, with in-house technologies for account management and security, you can keep your costs down. In this post I’ll introduce you to Scala Hosting and show you five reasons to choose it for your WordPress site.
Facebook has become a preferred advertising platform for a lot of businesses and eCommerce store owners. It will give broader reach to your products and also helps you target the right customers. The reason why Facebook ads are so effective are partly due to the efficient retargeting it enables. Facebook Pixel helps in retargeting with the help of a code that is inserted to your website to track the behaviour of your users. It will help a lot in devising a long term advertising strategy for your store. In this post I will discuss how you can set up Facebook Pixel for WooCommerce.
Backing up your Wordpress or ClassicPress site is paramount to site owners and self builders, and an essential part of the maintenance routine. Having a backup solution on your site is one of the most basic ways to ensure WordPress security. The platform also offers many different solutions for it. A relatively new contender in this area is Migrate & Backup WordPress by WPvivid, which calls itself “the only free all-in-one backup, restore and migration WordPress plugin”. To see what it can do for users and if it brings anything new to the table, in this review I will take an in-depth look at it. Below, I will examine its standout features and go through all of its key functionality so you can make a decision whether it’s the right thing for your needs.
There are a number of different free caching plugins available for WordPress, many of which are easy to set up and offer great performance. You may be wondering why anyone would pay for a premium solution, such as WP Rocket, because of this. In earlier posts, I reviewed everything WP Rocket has to offer in terms of features, performance and price. I also showed you how to set up and optimize the plugin.
As I have discussed several times before, page load speed is an important aspect that determines the success of your WordPress site. It plays a major role in user experience as well as search engine ranking. So, as a WordPress site owner, you will have to try several strategies to ensure fast page load speeds. One of the popular strategies recommended by experts will be to enable GZIP compression on your WordPress site. Here, I will discuss more on GZIP compression and how you can enable it for a superior performance of your WordPress site.
In today’s post I talk about picking the fastest WooCommerce themes. I’m sure site speed is not something you want to miss out on! For any online store, loading time is a big deal and also a ranking factor in Google. The longer it takes for your customers to see your product listings, the more likely they are to leave. WooCommerce, by itself, is a lean piece of software that loads quickly enough. At Xhostcom we use ClassicPress, which is around 25% faster than standard Wordpress, however its still important to choose a theme that can integrate with it perfectly. This will ensure better store performance and overall improved user experience. Here are the fastest WooCommerce themes out there that won’t keep the customer waiting.
If you take a look at your website(s) and think about how many blog posts are available for easy access on the homepage. I’m sure you can see maybe four or five, or maybe even up to ten or a few more, but once your blog posts leave the homepage they become similar to a link moving to the second page of results on the mighty Google: useless. With blog posts you can still gain traffic with organic search results and from those people who scan through your website to checkout your archives, so not everything is lost.
In this quick post I take a look at the footer text in most Wordpress installations which many users want to remove or alter, and what happens when you find the field useful, but you just want to change the copy within it? You can do that too with a couple of lines of code, but you first need to find the class or ID of the element that contains the copy, not the whole row. You can find he class by using Chrome dev tools F12 and checking the elements tab for the markup. Here, it’s the class copytext.