Before we go any further, let’s get the whole ‘all you need to make a website is a basic text editor and a browser’ thing out of the way before we start: Yes, it’s true, you can make a fully functioning, good-looking website with NotePad or TextEdit, but you also need a not inconsiderable level of knowledge and skill. And even… Continue reading 11 Free Website Builders to Try in 2023
Need to update to Google Analytics 4, but not sure how? Having a hard time setting up the now-required Google Analytics 4? In this post, I’ll show you how. Google Analytics 4 is now the only type of Google Analytics you can run on your site, but it’s easy to set up. Google Analytics 4… Continue reading How to Add Google Analytics 4 to WordPress
A robust email marketing strategy is a great way to reach your target audience directly. But your email marketing campaign success rests on whether you used the best email marketing services. No two email marketing services are equal. So you must choose carefully. We created this guide and ranked the 12 best email marketing services… Continue reading 12 Best Email Marketing Services for 2022 (Ranked)
There’s no shortcut to success when it comes to Google search results. That is unless you count pay-per-click advertising. While pay-to-play will shoot your site to the top of the SERP immediately, it’s not a sustainable strategy for maintaining your position there. So, you’re going to have to get serious about SEO. This guide will… Continue reading 17 Things You Can Do To Improve Your SEO Ranking In 2021
When you think of installing analytics, you probably reach for Google Analytics. And you wouldn’t be alone. The platform’s tight integration with SEO and the implication that using Google products is beneficial to ranking means that Google Analytics is the most commonly installed analytics solution globally. Google Analytics isn’t a bad choice: it’s free, it’s… Continue reading 10 Best Alternatives to Google Analytics in 2021
Plugins offer a ton of benefits to developers and website administrators; from flexibility, to saving time in development, the right plugin is priceless to a project. In this article, we’ll cover a list of the best new plugins for October 2020. You’ll find useful plugins for WordPress, Craft, Shopify, and Joomla. Let’s get started. WordPress… Continue reading Top New CMS Plugins, October 2020
Laravel is a web application framework that many developers say is a dream to work with. That’s because it aims to take the tedium out of routine web project tasks like authentication, routing, sessions, and caching, making the development process simple and straightforward without sacrificing application functionality. If you’re not familiar with the Laravel framework,… Continue reading 20 Useful Laravel Packages Available on CodeCanyon (and 5 Free)
Google resembles an iceberg: there’s the part above the water we can see and use everyday; there’s also the part beneath the water, that we don’t see and know little about. While many of us are concerned about the aspects of Google we don’t see — the parts that threaten our privacy, or monopolize the… Continue reading 12 Best Google Design & Development Tools
There’s no shortage of ways in which you can generate traffic towards a website, and the list seems to be growing on a daily basis. For every new traffic generation method, there are thousands of fresh sources of traffic for businesses to tap into. Plenty of people find themselves so caught up in focusing on… Continue reading Not All Traffic is Created Equally: Measuring The Importance of Traffic Sources & Setting UTMs
For many professionals looking for new work opportunities, they know that prospective employers are going to ask for proof of their credentials; where they went to school; how long they worked in the field; who they worked for; a résumé communicates these details nicely. For web designers, though, a list of jobs and accolades isn’t… Continue reading Is it Time to Redesign Your Portfolio?
Are you looking to save us time and use Instagram more efficiently and effectively? Incorporating Instagram scripts and widgets is the easiest way to automate routine functions, download images and videos from Instagram, and do tasks like creating e-postcards from Instagram photos. Instagram bots help build and engage with followers. Do You Need an Instagram… Continue reading 10 Best PHP Instagram Scripts and Bots in 2020
Every week users submit a lot of interesting stuff on our sister site Webdesigner News, highlighting great content from around the web that can be of interest to web designers. The best way to keep track of all the great stories and news being posted is simply to check out the Webdesigner News site, however,… Continue reading Popular Design News of the Week: December 16, 2019 – December 22, 2019
Do you want to start earning money from your WordPress website? There are lots of ways that you can turn your site into an additional revenue stream, but many of these options revolve around one-off payments. You could build an online store, sell advertising space, or fill your website with affiliate links—or you could sell membership subscriptions that’ll guarantee… Continue reading 20 Best Membership Plugins for Your WordPress Site
The best eCommerce app templates allow users to convert their existing online shop to a mobile store app quickly and easily. In this article we’ll explore eCommerce Android templates. Android’s app templates are perfect for your business because: Android commands 88% market share in mobile devices. Over 70% of people prefer to go online using… Continue reading 15 Best eCommerce Android App Templates
If you own a website, you should have at least heard the term AMP before. If you haven’t, it’s likely you will hear more about it very soon. Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project has impacted the user experience of millions of mobile web users since its initial launch in 2015. Though primarily used to… Continue reading Is It Time to Embrace AMP?
When it comes to creating a website for your business, an attractive design will only get you so far. With people increasingly using their tablets and smartphones to research and shop online, your website needs not only to be responsive, but flawlessly responsive. In 2020, the number of smartphone users worldwide is forecast to reach an incredible… Continue reading 23+ Best Responsive WordPress Themes (For Sites in 2020)
With an API, you create a connection between your website and an application for the purposes of drawing on its data or features. This allows you to not only enhance the on-site experience, but to streamline a lot of the processes that would otherwise require much tedious hand-holding behind the scenes. Many of you are… Continue reading 15 Best APIs for Web Designers and Developers
My name is Suzanne Scacca and I am a tool snob. Before I became a writer, and before I entered the world of marketing and web design, I was a long-time project manager. And although I could’ve stepped into any of my project management jobs and simply executed the tasks employers asked of me, I… Continue reading Creative Essentials: Professional Tools That Make My Work Better
You can’t go wrong with social media marketing. Whether you’re a digital agency offering logo designs, SEO services, or even an ecommerce website, it pays to have your social media presence up and running and getting attention like a digital peacock. The only problem is, it can be challenging to pull this off with all… Continue reading How to Create the Ultimate Social Media Listening Dashboard for Online Marketing
PDF files are a very popular way of sharing formatted documents due to their flexibility and lightweight nature—they work on most devices and operating systems. In this post, I’ll show you how to use a WordPress PDF plugin to embed and protect PDF files in your WordPress posts and pages. Why Use PDFs? PDFs can… Continue reading How to Embed and Protect PDF Files With a WordPress Plugin
Today, we’re going to explore the WP Quiz plugin which allows you to set up quizzes on your WordPress site. We’ll go through the details of this plugin and we’ll end the post with a real-world example. Setting up online quizzes is one of the best way to engage your visitors and it’s always fun… Continue reading How to Set Up a Quiz on Your WordPress Website
Creating a successful advertising campaign is a must in today’s crowded eCommerce world. Once you have your website and products in place, you must have the tools necessary to communicate to your target audience just what you are selling. Fortunately, CodeCanyon has a large number of WordPress advertising plugins available to get you up and running in… Continue reading Best WordPress Advertising Plugins of 2019
When you think of WordPress, you may simply think of it as a good place to write your latest blog. Over recent years, WordPress has evolved into an adaptable and user-friendly content management system. In addition, WordPress is widely used amongst businesses because it is extremely customizable, free to use and has a large and… Continue reading 10 Common WordPress Mistakes You Really Need to Fix!
Now that you have a well-designed website that is easy on your reader’s eye and simple to navigate, you still need to determine whether it is truly successful. To do this, you have to dive into data and analytics. Of course, measuring your site’s success is not all about pretty colors, textures and fonts. Google… Continue reading 4 Metrics You Should Look At To Measure Website Success