It can be hard to start programming. Especially if you’re going from a newish casual developer to doing a degree. Considering I’m in my fourth and final year of said degree, I’d like to think I know my way around my IDE of choice by now. I’d also like to think I know a few more things than 17-year-old Cait did back when I started my degree, I’d only really done basic HTML scripting, SQL and Python, and hadn’t considered the fact I could set up my IDE with other extensions to make my life easier.
In these days of short attention spans, people no longer have time to read. Online audiences are looking for interactivity and dynamic elements (such as videos and images) to make them feel engaged while they are surfing a website. Using a slideshow on the homepage, with stunning imagery related to your company, and making it interactive is always a great idea if you want to leave a lasting first impression on a website visitor. It makes them more likely to spend time on your website and get to know your business better. This way you can make sure they read your most important content, and eventually buy your products, or check out your services.
WordPress is the most accessible way for marketers to begin their quest for starting their soon-to-be-famous brand. However, we also know that WordPress works best with plugins even if the platform itself is highly customizable. Automation tools such as Omnisend have been a great help for marketers to navigate around the platform and use the available tools to the fullest. But, that’s not all that WordPress can offer, right?
Many businesses and bloggers use WordPress to manage their websites. It is among the top web publishing systems in the world. If you hire a web developer to build your business website, he or she is likely to recommend WordPress. Unfortunately, most business owners have no idea how their business websites run. If you are reading this, you probably are thinking of starting a new website and taking over managing your website. Why should you join other business owners in using WordPress? Here are the top reasons why you should consider the publishing system.
Everybody needs tools to help with a job. You can’t put up a shelf without the aid of a screwdriver, using ‘no more nails’ doesn’t count! The same can be said of WordPress development. If you are developing a WordPress theme or plugin there are some excellent plugins available to help you do the job better. Furthermore, here is a roundup of more than 20 development tools that can speed up the process for you.
WordPress is the biggest Content Management System (CMS) when it comes to blogging, and there aren’t many other platforms that come close in terms of ease of use, with a large development community that supports it. WordPress has grown over the years from a basic blogging platform that enabled users to setup their blogs with ease, to a platform that now lets users create their own themes and plugins, which can easily be installed on other sites using WordPress.
Cleaning your WordPress database might not be at the top of your agenda. Whenever you have published a post or page, trashed a comment or simply haven’t even thought about it, there is likely to be leftover useless data. Over time that data builds up clogging up your database which can affect the performance. You can of course go into your database and clear things up manually which may be exhaustive for the average user or you could make use of a cleaning plugin. Here is my round-up of WordPress cleaners to keep your WordPress database in tip-top shape.
In this weeks review I am testing out Infinite Slider WordPress Plugin. Infinite slider is similar to a banner or banner slider, which displays content that encourages visitors to click on a blog post. The difference with Infinite Slider will display tiles, of varied sizes, of your WordPress Posts or Pages along with the feature image, title and excerpt. With lot’s of customisations you can finely tune it to blend it into your WordPress blog.
Navigating the WordPress plugin directory to find the right time saving plugin can be difficult. Some people may think that there is too much choice whereas some will think there is not enough. Over the past couple of weeks, I have tested some top time-saving WordPress plugins from just under the 28,000 plugins that are on offer from the WordPress plugins directory to save you time, boost your productivity and possibly make your blog even better.
I would like to announce the release of WOW-Twitter WordPress plugin. Loosely based on the post WordPress – Display your Cached Tweets using PHP and OAuth it features a widget, optional shortcode, optional badge, backup and debugging feature. Version 1.1 now includes an automatic update via GitHub from within the WordPress dashboard.