Tips & How-To’s

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

WordPress in 2017: A Year in Review

2017 was a big year for everyone’s favorite CMS. The WordPress community got even bigger and stronger this year, and according to the official WordPress website, the popular CMS now powers over 29% of websites on the internet.

That’s a 3% increase from the 26% stake in 2016. For anyone who thought WordPress usage is declining, the year 2017 sure proved them wrong.

As the year 2017 nears its end, we wanted to take a look back at some of the trends that took over the WordPress world by surprise over the past few months. Some of our predictions for 2017 also came true this year, but in this post, we focus on the most popular trends of the year.

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Why to Use WordPress for Your Luxury Brand

Offering a premium quality experience through your website is the key to building a luxury brand online and showing off your authority. But, this doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands of dollars to hire a web design agency to build your website.

Most businesses spend more than $15,000 to design static websites and some companies spend even more money to create custom website powered by content management systems as well.

There’s no need to spend thousands of dollars on building websites from scratch. You can use WordPress to build a professional website for your luxury brand with a premium look spending less than $100.

Many luxury brands and businesses already use WordPress to power up their websites. And it’s not just because it’s affordable either.

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6 Reasons to Try Elementor Page Builder

Have you ever wanted to create a beautiful landing page to increase leads but couldn’t afford to hire a web designer or buy an expensive page builder plugin? Then you need to check out Elementor.

Elementor is our favorite page builder plugin for WordPress. This plugin changed the way we use page builders by offering a premium-quality plugin for free. Elementor makes customizing WordPress themes and building landing pages so easy that you don’t even need any web design experience to use it.

Elementor is easy to set up, boasts over 300,000 active installs on WordPress, and it keeps getting bigger and better. The plugin recently received a major update that allowed users to perform inline editing and added several new pre-made templates to its collection.

If you still haven’t tried using Elementor on your website, we found a few reasons that might spark your interest in this page builder plugin. Have a look.

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5 Tips for Creating a Graphic Design Portfolio with WordPress

When a client asks you to show examples of your work, what do you do? Do you send them a link to your Dribbble or Behance profile, a platform where clients can browse to find other designers to award the job? Or do you send them a bunch of images attached to an email like an amateur?

Ask yourself, is that a professional way to present your work? Graphic design is an art form that involves both skill and creativity. And the way you showcase your work to your clients will say a lot about how you work and how professional you really are.

If you want to be a professional, you need to start acting like a professional. That process begins with your portfolio. Having your own design portfolio will make a big difference when convincing your clients of your skills and professionalism.

If you’re planning on creating a design portfolio to showcase your work, there are some features that you must include on your website. Keep reading to find out what they are.

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How to Make a Single Product WordPress Website

If you’re an entrepreneur planning to enter the growing eCommerce market with a new product, you should consider making a website to showcase that product and have a successful launch.

People no longer like to visit local stores to buy products. In fact, nearly 80% of the entire population in the US has made an online purchase in 2016. Needless to say, having a great-looking website for your product will greatly improve your chances of reaching that massive audience and generate more sales.

Even if you have shops on Amazon and eBay selling your product, having an official website is necessary to educate potential customers and also as a place to drive traffic through various promotions.

No need to hire any developers or expensive web design agencies. In this post, we’ll show you how to setup a great product website using WordPress, all by yourself.

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How To Create Sliders & Carousels With Smart Slider 3

Adding a slider or a carousel to a website is one of the best practices for designing attractive websites. If you’re looking for a way to add a slider to your WordPress website, we have an easy solution you’re definitely going to love.

Statistics show that 32% of websites have a slider or a carousel on the homepage while 68% of websites have static headers. Which means, adding a slider to your website will definitely help you stand out from the crowd.

Luckily, WordPress makes things much easier for users to add a slider to a website without coding or any web design experience. Smart Slider 3 is one of the best WordPress slider plugins you can use to get that job done.

In this review, we take a closer look at this plugin to show you how to use it to create a slider in WordPress. Let’s get started.

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How to Install & Configure SiteOrigin Page Builder

Looking for a great free page builder plugin to customize your WordPress website design? Then the SiteOrigin Page Builder may be the best solution for you.

Customizing WordPress themes and building landing pages used to be something only big businesses can afford. You had to either learn to code or have the budget to hire a developer to change the design of your website theme.

Page builder plugins solved this problem by offering beginner-friendly tools for customizing a WordPress website design without writing code.

SiteOrigin Page Builder is one of the best and most popular page builder plugins available on WordPress. In this post, we’ll show you how to install this plugin and use it to customize and build your own landing pages on your website. The best part is it won’t cost you anything.

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What is a Mega Menu? (With 10 Creative Examples)

The only method we had of exploring a website used to a small menu with navigational links to archives and categories. This changed for the better when the drop-down menu came to be. And then came the mega menu.

Today, most news websites, online stores, and eCommerce websites would be incomplete without a mega menu. Even the biggest retail websites, such as Amazon and eBay wouldn’t be such a success without help from their mega menus.

What is a mega menu, exactly? Should you use a mega menu on your website? How can you install one in WordPress? Keep reading to find the answers.

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