Tips & How-To’s

Tips, how-to’s, and tutorials to help you make the most of WordPress and other CMS platforms. Explore new features, time-saving tips, and better ways to work.

How to Backup A WordPress Site

Imagine one day you wake up to read an email from your web host telling you about a server disk malfunction that wiped out your entire website (along with their backups). How will you save your site?

Protecting your website from online threats is a crucial part of securing your business. You’ll never know when your website might get hacked, infected by a malware, or run into a server malfunction.

This is especially the case for WordPress sites. In fact, according to a Sucuri report based on 34,371 malware infected websites, WordPress was the most commonly infected CMS of 2017.

That doesn’t mean WordPress is a bad platform to build a website. It’s just a better target for hackers since WordPress is used by 30% of the web.

No matter how secure your website is, hackers will always find a way to get through the firewalls. The best way to prepare for such an event is to have a backup plan of your own.

Setting up your own system to backup your WordPress site will give you the extra protection you need to keep your site safe from hackers and server malfunctions. In this post, we’ll show you how and why to backup a WordPress site in a few simple steps.

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How to Build an App Marketing Website With WordPress

Are you looking for a way to promote your new app? Would you like to get more press coverage for the app and generate more downloads every month? Then what you need is an app marketing website.

Building an app marketing website is the last thing app developers think of. Mostly because they don’t have the time to design and code websites while having to fix bugs and release updates for the app itself. This is especially the case for indie developers.

Today, we’re going to fix that problem. There’s no need to spend days designing websites and coding. With WordPress, you can setup the website within a few minutes and have your website up and running without typing a single line of code.

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Why to Use WordPress for Your Political Campaign

Can having a website really increase your chances of winning an election? Reach out to voters more easily? Understand voter’s likes and beliefs? The answer is yes. A website can help you run a successful political campaign. Here’s how.

Bernie Sanders took advantage of his website during his 2016 Presidential election campaign. During a speech, he urged people to visit his website to make a small donation. He managed to raise a whopping $8 million for his campaign using his website alone.

While having a website for your political campaign can certainly help raise more money, it can also boost your campaign efforts in many ways.

Thanks to WordPress, you can now build your own election campaign website for less than $100. Keep reading to find out just a few reasons why and how to create a political campaign website for your candidate using WordPress.

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How to Upload A Theme to WordPress

Are you thinking about buying a premium WordPress theme but not sure whether you’ll be able to install it? Well, we’re here to put your mind at ease. Uploading and installing a WordPress theme is very easy. In this post, we’ll show you how it’s done.

You don’t need any programming skills or web design knowledge to upload a theme. WordPress makes this process quite easy. Although, many people often run into issues when uploading themes by making simple mistakes. Like forgetting to unzip the downloaded files or having issues with the WordPress theme uploader. More on that later.

There are a few different ways you can upload and install a WordPress theme. Keep reading to find out what they are.

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How to Add YouTube Video to WordPress

Would you like to increase your website conversion rate by 100% and build a more successful WordPress website? Then you should think about adding video to your website!

Adding a video is one of easiest ways you can improve website conversion rates. In fact, adding a simple video to their landing page helped Vidyard, an online video platform to increase conversion rates by 100%. Without the video, the website only generated an average conversion rate of 6.5% and after adding the video it jumped to 13%.

Video is a powerful medium of communication that’s also become an important part of website design and marketing. Mainly because videos help engage with your audience more effectively than text and images.

Much like every other aspect of WordPress, adding a video to a WordPress website is quite simple. You can do it in a few simple steps and several different ways. In this post, we’ll show you how easy it is to add a video to your WordPress website.

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3 Pinterest Plugins for WordPress (And How to Use Them)

While everyone’s busy creating Facebook Ads that rarely convert, and paying Instagram influencers to promote products, many brands and businesses often forget about one of the most powerful social networks available today: Pinterest.

With over 200 million active users per month, Pinterest is truly a hidden gem for marketers, bloggers, and startups for promoting brands and products. Especially if you have a WordPress business website or an eCommerce store, Pinterest is a great platform you can use to grow an audience as well.

In fact, 39% of Pinterest users are active retail shoppers and 61% of users claim they’ve discovered new brands and products while using the platform.

Pinterest is growing fast and since it’s not used by many brands, it offers a unique opportunity for new brands and small businesses to dominate the platform and generate more leads.

Growing a following on Pinterest isn’t difficult. Especially if you have a WordPress website, you can use your blog or website to your advantage to get more followers and engagements on your pins.

We found 3 great plugins you can install on your WordPress website to help boost your Pinterest marketing strategy. Have a look.

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Grid vs. Blog Website Layouts: Pros & Cons

Struggling to decide whether to choose a grid layout or a blog layout for your new website? We’ll help you find the right choice.

The grid layout is a popular a trend in web design layouts. It’s a design many different types of websites are now adopting. However, many people argue that the old blog layout is still the most effective design for websites. So, which one is actually the best?

To find the answer to this dilemma, we’ve decided to do some research on both layout styles to find out which is the most effective. And the results are in. If you’re in the process of building a new blog or a website, keep reading to find out the benefits and the downsides of using grid and blog layouts.

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How to Add an Event Calendar to Your WordPress Website

Whether you have a hotel website, charity, educational, gym, or spa website, an events calendar is a must-have feature for almost all types of business websites.

Many different businesses host special events to attract more customers and visitors. Having an events calendar page on your website will help promote these events further by reaching new audiences online.

If you still don’t have an events page on your website, now is the best time to add one. In this guide, we’ll show you two easy strategies you can use to add an events calendar to your website and then we’ll guide you through the installation process, step-by-step.

Let’s get started!

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