Articles by Wordpress Tribe

  • How To Add Shortcodes To Widgets in WordPress

    This will show you how to add shortcodes to widgets in WordPress. Fortunately it’s really easy to do. But first some terminology… Widget areas are created by your theme, and allow you to add any number of widgets from Appearance Widgets. Shortcodes are generally supported by plugins and look something like this: [wp-shortcode-here] When the page is compiled […]

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  • Why you need to choose an ACTION color on your website

    If you want people to take action on your website you need to make it easy to do so. There are a lot of ways to improve the usability and increase conversions on a website, but here we’ll focus on one crucial element of your website’s design. Color. This is what it comes down to:  You need to use […]

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  • Why you need to start creating a product for your blog TODAY

    Tomorrow never comes.  If you’re not planning a product for your blog/business then it will never happen. Yes you can sell other people’s products, and I do that in a few areas on this site, namely the hosting, and the WP quick fix services. BUT. When it comes to WordPress itself, and using Twitter to […]

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  • The best free creative image design tools for your blog and social media

    Using engaging and relevant images is shown to increase engagement and click-throughs on pretty much all social media channels. It also helps give your blog posts a boost in relevance and increase in shares as well. (Source) On top of that online marketers often need to create headers for all the main social portals such as Facebook, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest and LinkedIn. […]

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  • The No 1 Blogging Mistake You Can’t Afford To Make

    If you’ve been thinking of starting, or reviving a blog (with WordPress of course) but don’t know where to start, you’re in the right place. There’s one main reason why most blogs fail. And it comes down to the thinking of the person or organization starting it. But first, here are some things that are […]

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  • How To Automate Database Backup in WordPress

    This will show you how to automate database backup in WordPress as easily as possible. But first, what is the database?  The WordPress database is a file stored on your hosting server that is dynamically updated whenever you edit any of your settings, or add content to your site. It’s a big part of how the magic of […]

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  • 6 ways to increase email subscriber conversions on your website

    This will show you some simple steps to increase email subscriber conversions on your website. Email subscribers are still the most engaged readers you will interact with in your marketing efforts. The average email open rate is 22% [Source] compared with 6% reach for Facebook pages (and dropping) and 2% for Twitter. Not only that you’re 40 times more likely to […]

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  • How to recession-proof your business

    If anyone is qualified to give marketing advice today it’s Jay Abraham. He’s been one of the big names in marketing and sales for over 30 years. His ideas are so simple and yet they are often overlooked by small, and large businesses. He specializes in taking unrealized assets and/or resources and using them to […]

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  • How To Add A Responsive Lightbox To WordPress

    This will show you how to add a responsive lightbox to WordPress that opens links to images in a full width, device-friendly window. Not only is this an elegant solution that works in native WordPress galleries but it also improves usability by preventing a new page loading. The overlay works for devices and allows swiping with IOS and […]

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  • How to add a divider to WordPress

    This will show you how to add a divider to WordPress posts and pages to allow you to control your layouts. When you want to format things in layers from top to bottom you often get into trouble with elements such as text especially if they are wrapping around images that are floated left or right. This allows you to […]

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  • Why You Need a WordPress Optin Feature Box on Your Website Now!

    There’s one excellent reason why you need a WordPress optin feature box. And that is to maximize the number of email sign-ups on your website. No matter the visitor count, you owe it to yourself to get the very most out of every one of those opportunities. This means you need to have an email […]

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  • 5 resources to help you write killer headlines to increase clicks, shares, email open rates and conversions

    If you want to improve your click through rate, email opens and sales conversions there’s one thing you can do to improve those metrics right now. Improve your headlines On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline, you have spent eighty […]

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  • Why Accountants Shouldn’t Become Lion Tamers and Other Massive Marketing Mistakes

    There’s an old Monty Python skit where an accountant comes into a job planning office for some suggestions on a new career. After a hilarious audit the officer tells him the job he’s best suited for is… Being an accountant. Shocked, the accountant declares that what he really wanted was to be a lion tamer. […]

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  • How To Remove The Blog From WordPress

    This will show you how to remove the blog from WordPress, thereby making it into a pages only style website. WordPress started out as a pure blogging platform with very little CMS (Content Management System) functionality. As time went by more geeks and nerds (aren’t they the same thing?) descended on the software and added features […]

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  • 8 Reasons Why SiteGround WordPress Hosting Rocks

    Here you’ll learn why SiteGround WordPress hosting is the best environment for your most important self-hosted WP sites. But first, some background… I spent years with Hostgator. And while they were cheap and allowed a lot of domains I recently started feeling like I needed hosting that was unique to WordPress as a platform. Surely […]

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  • 8 BIG Reasons Why SiteGround WordPress Hosting Rocks

    Here you’ll learn why SiteGround WordPress hosting is the best environment for your most important self-hosted WP sites. But first, some background… I spent years with Hostgator. And while they were cheap and allowed a lot of domains I recently started feeling like I needed hosting that was unique to WordPress as a platform. Surely […]

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  • 8 BIG Reasons Why SiteGround WordPress Hosting Kicks Ass

    Here you’ll learn why SiteGround WordPress hosting is the best environment for your most important self-hosted WP sites. But first, some background… I spent years with Hostgator. And while they were cheap and allowed a lot of domains I recently started feeling like I needed hosting that was unique to WordPress as a platform. Surely […]

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  • How to add HTML widgets to WordPress the easy way

    This will show you the simplest way to add HTML widgets to WordPress. This means you can add rich content to any one of your sidebar widgets on your self-hosted WordPress website. Widgets. They’re one of the things that make WordPress awesome. If you navigate to Appearance Widgets you will see all the areas that […]

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  • How to send blog updates to email subscribers in WordPress with MailPoet

    This will show you how to send blog updates to email subscribers in WordPress,using the excellent MailPoet plugin. This is a follow up to our guide on setting up MailPoet newsletters. What this means is that when you publish a new blog post, your current email subscribers will receive a link and blog summary automatically. […]

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  • 10 Kick-Ass WordPress plugins you can’t do without

    WordPress is a huge platform now with literally hundreds of thousands of plugins and themes available, all with different baseline capabilities of their own. Add e-commerce to the mix and that’s an awful lot of code to navigate through as a beginner in the world of new website CMSs and the like… So the question […]

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