Just shy of two months after the release of 3.7, the newest version of WordPress (3.8) was released today. But is this release more than just a cosmetic update? Keep reading for all the details as well as instructions on how to upgrade your installation. [Read more…]
Convenience is a double-edged sword. When social media networks like Twitter and Facebook allow third-party services to post content on your behalf, you can utilize some pretty handy features, but the security of your social profile is reduced to the security of the third-party service. As shown in the recent Buffer hack, this often leaves users exposed to hackers who can damage your (or your business’s) credibility. Concerned about protecting your brand online? Keep reading. [Read more…]
Widgets are an extremely useful way to customize a WordPress theme to your liking. But what if you want to display a widget only on certain pages? Or what if you want to hide a widget on posts in a particular category? For years, the best way to handle fine-grained widget management was with the Widget Logic plugin. But not anymore.
Email remains one of the most effective ways to communicate with your audience. But getting permission to send those emails can be a challenge. Fortunately for businesses with an online presence, it’s now easier for your Gmail-using followers to sign up for your email list.
Whether you’re running a blog, an e-commerce site, or anything in between, your website is an expense. If that site isn’t generating revenue, you’re essentially throwing the money you spend and the time you invest down the drain.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. Seth Godin reveals the secret to a profitable website in The Big Red Fez — using two metaphors and an abundance of examples.
How to turn public domain books into profit:
What is blog branding? It’s very similar to product branding. It’s a way of ensuring that your readers remember the look and feel of your blog, as well as its name and purpose. Blog branding firmly entrenches your blog into the memory of the internet, thus establishing its presence. Here are 15 ways to brand your blog. [Read more…]
That “W” is pretty cool, but it’s not very expressive of my site. Here’s how to change your favicon in WordPress. [Read more…]