34 E-Commerce WordPress Themes to Make Online Shopping a Breeze

On January 10th, 2017, wrote:

If you think E-commerce is just a fad – poised to flounder amidst economic crises – then think again. Thanks to the increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets, millions more people are shopping online and on-the-go. In fact, in a recent article by eMarketer, it was reported that mobile commerce (“M-commerce”) sales (including travel) in the US grew by 91.4% to reach $6.7 billion. And that’s just mobile. If one were also to consider the continued expansion of Wi-Fi availability across the US and all over the world, one will come to understand that E-commerce – regardless of the device driving it – is here to stay. WordPress E-commerce themes That’s why we created this fresh new list of WordPress e-commerce themes – to help you find the best possible look for your WordPress store. If you’re… giving your WordPress-powered site, blog, E-commerce site, or online store a makeover to herald the New Year, looking for ways to improve the – Read the full article

Anatomy of A Great WordPress Plug-In

On August 14th, 2012, wrote:

Man’s best friend is a dog. Guess who’s a blogger’s best friend? WordPress! For one, it is absolutely free. You can use it for anything, for personal use (sharing your thoughts and hobbies), or for commercial use (marketing your product or service). It’s become a day-to-day necessity for many developers. Your blogging websites can be made more fun and interactive for users with these plug-ins. WordPress can be made friendlier by customizing the basic functionality with add-on plug-ins. Here’s a guide on what to look for: Security: When you get a good plug-in, it comes with a good security package: Any confidential information is not printed into the Javascript code as it will be visible on the client’s side A secure plug-in will make use of wp-admin’s nonce validation Offers protection against unnecessary XSS exploits and SQL injection Offers thorough documentation: If a plug-in is not going to offer proper support and good documentation, it is not going to be – Read the full article

5 Best Security Plug-Ins for WordPress

On August 12th, 2012, wrote:

Every blogger loves to put his fingers on the keyboard and crank out an amazing post. Backlinks, blog promotion, and interacting with the folks who come to the blog are all part of the allure of running a WordPress website. However, the dark side to WordPress is its security. If you plan on building your site out and becoming popular in your niche, be prepared for hacking attempts. These plugins will help ward off would-be troublemakers: Better WP Security This plugin does a number of things, but its strength lies in its diversified approach to protecting your blog. First, the plugin tries to obscure important blog information from prying eyes. It does this by removing the meta “generator” tag, allows you to turn off the ability to log in for a given time period (they call it “away mode”), removing the Windows Life Write header information, removing RSD header information, changing the ID on the user with ID 1, changing – Read the full article

WordPress Plugins: SEO Essentials to Improve Your Site Performance

On February 15th, 2012, wrote:

With the boom of the Internet, almost everybody, from businesses to individuals, to the celebrity and even just the ordinary people have established a presence in the World Wide Web by creating their own website. Creating a website is very easy especially now that there are a lot of free and user-friendly content management platforms (like WordPress) where anybody can start a website. But because there are millions of websites that abound, competing to be known in the Internet world by ranking at the top of popular search engine results is difficult and can be a very big challenge for any website owner. This is where Search Engine Optimization or SEO comes into the picture. Website owners can implement SEO strategies to improve their site performance and position themselves to be found online. With WordPress, you can take advantage of the platform’s plugin architecture to enhance your ability to implement your SEO strategies. And there are loads of SEO plug-ins that have been – Read the full article

Hungry for More? The 32 Best WordPress Templates and Themes Today

On January 25th, 2012, wrote:

Our recent post on premium WordPress templates was a hit. (Thank you, readers!) So we decided to make another list showcasing even more WP templates and themes. Hopefully, it will help you: Enhance the visual impact and usability of your WordPress-powered website, blog, e-Commerce site, or Web page; Ease the development and administration of your site and lift some burden off your shoulders (or Webmaster); Reflect more appropriately the personality and character of your brand and business; Enable you to organize your template files more efficiently and configure them for use under specific situations or seasons; And drive your WordPress site in a way that meets your specific requirements and business goals. If you’re an Internet marketer, online advertiser, blogger, business owner, entrepreneur, online retailer, musician or artist, journalist, photographer or designer, or mom-and-pop store owner, we highly recommend that you use WordPress, Lakeshore Branding’s favorite content management system. (The very site you’re reading is powered by WP, too.) It – Read the full article

WordPress Plugins: Five Small Ways To Improve Your Site’s SEO

On January 23rd, 2012, wrote:

There is a multitude of WordPress plugins that can make your site more SEO friendly and the same ones are repeatedly recommended with little variation. If you have not installed WordPress’s All-in-One SEO Pack, W3 Total Cache, Google XML Sitemaps, SEO Slugs, Trackable Social Share, or similar SEO plugins, go do that right now. If you have already addressed your SEO needs with these handy dandy helpers, then you might want to think about installing these less frequently lauded but still awesome plugins.  After all, good SEO is about solid, engaging content, and these plugins will provide the opportunity to connect with your users in different ways. BuddyPress BuddyPress elevates your site by enabling you to construct your own social network on your WordPress site. When installed, it will make your site more interactive and encourage users to build upon what you have started. This powerful plugin provides a whole host of social networking components including activity streams, fully editable extended profiles, and extensible groups – Read the full article

Simple Web Design Tips for New Business Owners

On January 17th, 2012, wrote:

If you are the proud owner of a new website, then you know how confusing and downright difficult the process of designing and building a website can be. It’s not uncommon to go through the trouble of finding a hosting service and choosing a domain name, only to get stuck when it comes to actually putting a site together and making it presentable for viewers. Fortunately, there are some very basic things, even for newbies, that can make the process much easier. Here are some simple web design tips for new website owners: Templates. One of the fastest and easiest ways to design an effective website is to choose a customizable template. Customizable templates are easy to find. Simply search online, load them to your site, and make whatever changes you want to make the design your own. If you use a blog hosting service like WordPress to build your website, you will be pleased to find that you automatically have – Read the full article

48 Premium WordPress Templates Worth Paying For

On January 16th, 2012, wrote:

WordPress was first released in 2003 by Matt Mullenweg. Yes, it’s that long ago. Before Facebook even happened. Since then, it has grown to host, as of late last year, around 15 percent of the world’s top 1 million websites. It has also been downloaded over 65 million times! But if you’re still looking for reasons that will convince you to build – or redevelop – your website using the WordPress platform, we won’t shy away from giving you several: WordPress isn’t just for blogging. It’s flexible enough to power your business website, your e-Commerce site, your product and services page, your social networks (check out our recent post on BuddyPress), your anything. It’s simple and pretty easy to use. If you know how to use Microsoft Word, you’ll know how to use WordPress, which has its own WYSIWYG editor to aid users who prefer not to use codes (like HTML). Training a client on WordPress site administration is also – Read the full article