Small business owners know that making it easy for customers to contact them leads to sales. So, many display their telephone number and email address in a prominent place on their site. Unless that email address is properly encoded, spammer bots can easily harvest it. Thankfully there are several tricks you can use to foil the spam bots and still make it easy for customers to contact you. Read on to discover the old tricks that no longer work and the new ones that do.
Every Wordpress blog produces RSS feeds. But, it’s better to deliver those feeds through Feedburner, which is owned by Google because it offers more features, like tracking analytics, more subscription options, and notifying Google that a new post has been made. Discover the plugins that properly redirect your site’s raw feeds to ensure that everyone who subscribes is counted and the content is optimized.
The Social Media Widget plugin makes it simple to display all of your social media and RSS feed icons in any widget-ready area of your site like the header or sidebar. Plus, it includes several sets of icons and animations to make it match your site and style. In this video I show you how to configure the widget and all of the settings you can customize. Watch the video now.
[RSStextbig] Did you know that the layout in your RSS feed may not match the formatting you have in your post? If folks subscribe to your feed via their feed reader or email, they are not likely to see the same pretty text-wrapped images that your site visitors experience. The good news is that you can easily fix this problem with the Align RSS Images plugin. Read on to see how this plugin works.
I’ve been looking for a stylish way to display a price comparison table for my WordPress Training classes and purchased the WP Tables premium plugin. It seemed to have it all including total customization of the table and cool HTML5 features. Read my honest review of this plugin, what it offers, what it lacks, and why I might not be using it in the future.
In WordPress lingo, the terms plugin and widget are often used interchangeably. But, there are differences between them. To further confuse the issue, a place on a site that can accept a widget is often called a widget too. Here’s a short description of these terms that will help you sound more a like a geek-in-the-know when you talk about these little helpers on your WordPress site.
In my opinion, the default text editor has long been the bane of WordPress. It was finally reworked in version 3.3, but not nearly enough. In this video you’ll see my favorite rich text editor plugin called TinyMCE Advanced. You’ll see how to install and configure it, plus some of the options it offers that will make your posts candy for both readers and search engines.
All of the data in a WordPress site is stored in a database. A cluttered database can cost you SEO ranking and viewership by causing your site to load too slowly. Plus, all that useless information can cost you in backup storage fees by making your site files too big. Fortunately, there are two fantastic little WordPress plugins that you can use to cut the clutter in your database and keep it clean.