WordPress Wednesday

  • How to Speed Up Your WordPress Website
    How to Speed Up Your WordPress Website

    How to Speed Up Your WordPress Website

    How fast does your WordPress website load? Most likely it’s not loading as quickly as you would like it to. But the good news is that there are relatively easy ways for you speed up your WordPress website to give your visitors a much better experience. So today let’s take a look at some of the things you can do today to speed up your site.

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  • A Look at the Google Site Kit Plugin
    A Look at the Google Site Kit Plugin

    A Look at the Google Site Kit Plugin

    If you’ve got a website, you’re probably going to want to hook it up to some of the Google tools that are offered like Analytics, Search Console, Tag Manager, etc. But each of those service require different things you need to do in order to connect them to your website, including adding lines of code. Fortunately, the Google Site Kit plugin, introduced in November 2019, makes it super easy to connect your website to those services and allows you to see some stats inside your WordPress dashboard.

    Watch This Video: A Look at the Google Site Kit Plugin
  • A Look at the Best WooCommerce Themes
    A Look at the Best WooCommerce Themes

    A Look at the Best WooCommerce Themes

    WooCommerce is a great WordPress plugin that can turn your website into an online store in just a few minutes. But sometimes the styling can look a bit off if your theme isn’t created with it in mind. So here are four of the best themes sold by WooCommerce to help you quickly create a great online store.

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  • Taking a Walk Through Easy Digital Downloads
    Taking a Walk Through Easy Digital Downloads

    Taking a Walk Through Easy Digital Downloads

    If you’re looking to start selling digital products through your online store, you’re going to want to take a look at Easy Digital Downloads. It’s similar to WooCommerce, but built to handle digital products specifically. If you sell software, you’ll want to look into this.

    Watch This Video: Taking a Walk Through Easy Digital Downloads
  • Taking a Walk Through WooCommerce
    Taking a Walk Through WooCommerce

    Taking a Walk Through WooCommerce

    When it comes to WordPress and ecommerce, there’s probably no better plugin than WooCommerce. Seriously, take a search for WordPress ecommerce plugins, either through Google or the Plugin Directory, and see which one pops up with the first result. I’m willing to bet that it’s going to be WooCommerce. So let’s take a look to see what it is and if it might help your business.

    Watch This Video: Taking a Walk Through WooCommerce
  • Top 4 WordPress Ecommerce Plugins
    Top 4 WordPress Ecommerce Plugins

    Top 4 WordPress Ecommerce Plugins

    When it comes to creating an online store for relatively cheap, WordPress is going to be one of your best options. And that’s because of the extensive number of quality ecommerce plugins that can help you start selling right now. So let’s go through the list of top plugins you might want to use for your online store.

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  • Top StudioPress Themes for Ecommerce
    Top StudioPress Themes for Ecommerce

    Top StudioPress Themes for Ecommerce

    One of the best parts of WordPress is the multitude of great, prebuilt themes that you can use and change for your website. And no place is better at doing that than StudioPress. So let’s go through some of the top StudioPress themes for ecommerce.

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  • Six WordPress Plugins I use on Every Website
    Six WordPress Plugins I use on Every Website

    Six WordPress Plugins I use on Every Website

    So you have a new WordPress website. Awesome! You have a blank canvas on which to create anything you want. And you’re going to need plugins for that. Here are six plugins I use on every website I build.

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  • What to Expect with WordPress 5.5
    What to Expect with WordPress 5.5

    What to Expect with WordPress 5.5

    WordPress 5.5 is almost here. Let’s take a look to see what new features and changes can expect when it comes out on August 11.

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  • Properly Updating Your WordPress Website
    Properly Updating Your WordPress Website

    Properly Updating Your WordPress Website

    You know what the little cycle icon in the top menu bar of your WordPress website means. It means that you need to update a plugin, theme or WordPress core. Most updates are fine, but occasionally one might break your website. Here’s how you can update your website while mitigating that risk.

    Watch This Video: Properly Updating Your WordPress Website
  • Creating Gutenberg Blocks with Advanced Custom Fields
    Creating Gutenberg Blocks with Advanced Custom Fields

    Creating Gutenberg Blocks with Advanced Custom Fields

    Gutenberg, the “new” block editor that’s been in WordPress since late 2018, opened up a whole new world into creating posts and pages in WordPress. You can now add almost any type of block you want to your posts or pages with just a couple of clicks of the mouse and create rich and informative content. But the conventional way of creating blocks is fairly complicated to get started, even for developers like myself. But Advanced Custom Fields has a way were you can create you own blocks using just simple PHP.

    Watch This Video: Creating Gutenberg Blocks with Advanced Custom Fields
  • Creating a Child Theme
    Creating a Child Theme

    Creating a Child Theme

    You’ve probably tried to customize your WordPress theme in some way. You really liked how it looked in the WordPress theme directory or other directory where you grabbed it. But you need to change some things. Some of the colors need to be changed in order to match your branding. Or maybe you want to change how the single.php is laid out. And if you change any of the files, well, those are going to be erased. So what do you do?

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