Creative Website Ideas for WordPress

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Widgets to Keep Your Homepage Fresh

widgets to keep your homepage fresh

Your website should look fresh and up to date every time a potential or existing customer visits. Make this task a lot easier by adding widgets to your homepage which automatically display recently added content, images and social media. Here are a few of the best WordPress widgets to keep your homepage fresh... Slideshow Widget Slideshow … [Read more...]

Tutorial Member Survey

I am trying to find out more about how members use my tutorials. If you have a few seconds, please tick the answers below which best describe your study habits. … [Read more...]

Why Cart66 is the Best E-Commerce Plugin

why Cart66 is the best Wordress e-commerce plugin

If you are adding an online store to your WordPress website or even a small amount of e-commerce functionality, you are probably totally confused about which e-commerce plugin will work best for you and why. A member asked me recently why I love Cart66. Here are just a few of the reasons why Cart66 is the best e-commerce plugin... (Please … [Read more...]

Adding Graphics to Website Forms

2 column form layouts

To make your website forms more interesting and easier to use, think about adding images, screenshots and graphical titles. Ideas for improving website forms... Graphical titles to separate different sections of the form Fun images throughout to make the process less serious Screenshots in relevant places to help the process This is … [Read more...]

Website Promotion Ideas for Christmas

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Christmas is the perfect time to publish a special promotion on your website or in an email newsletter to your subscribers. Use Christmas graphics and colours to make it stand out (there are some fantastic ones at www.fotolia.com).  It could just a seasonal message or a special offer to purchase or redeem before Christmas. Makana Chocolates … [Read more...]

Custom Post Types Guide

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Create custom layout templates to display specific types of content. Use for category page layouts as well as single post type layouts. Click on the image below to download as an Acrobat file. Custom Post Types are typically used on website where a category requires specific information for each post. Eg. Real Estate listings, Car Sales, … [Read more...]

Creative Ideas for Using QR Codes

Scan QR Codes on your smartphone to go straight to a web page.

Here are some great ideas for using Quick Response (QR Codes) codes in your printed advertising to link to a webpage. Find out more about creating and using QR Codes in this tutorial... Link to a Google Map on an invitation or ticket Link to special offer webpage on a promotional flyer Link to restaurant menu on shop window Link to a … [Read more...]

Upgrade All Your WordPress Websites From One Dashboard

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I have recently discovered a new website called ManageWP which lets you upgrade all your WordPress websites from the one dashboard. If you manage more than one WordPress website, this will save you a heap of time and keep your websites upgraded and secure! How to Add Websites to ManageWP Upload and activate a plugin called ManageWP Worker on … [Read more...]

Guide to Featured Images

Select a featured image for each WordPress page or post

A featured image is a special image associated with a particular post or page on your WordPress website. Your featured image will display beside a post title and summary on your homepage, sidebar or on a category page. If you are using the Open graph Pro plugin or Yoast SEO plugin, the featured image will also show beside a post title and summary … [Read more...]