WordPress News Digest for Monday, October 6, 2014

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1 Billion Additional Customers: Optimize Your Site for China’s Online Market

By / — China has been on the news a lot in the last years. The growth of its economy is leaving people in disbelief. It seems like not even a month goes by without some superlative-spouting news […] The post 1 Billion… More →

20 Awesome Social Media Plugins for WordPress

By / — Traffic is indeed the lifeblood of every website on the internet. Without adequate traffic, all you have is just code and… The post 20 Awesome Social Media Plugins for WordPress appeared first on Best Premium & Free WordPress Themes. More →

5 Ways To Build A Better Landing Page for Your Online Store

By / — Technically, a landing page is any website your customers arrive on.  However, the term is usually used to refer to a standalone web page distinct from your main website that’s been designed for the strict purpose of selling something or… More →

5 WordPress Tools For Creating A Maintenance Mode Or Coming Soon Page

By / — So you’ve had a great idea for a product. You’ve purchased an appropriate domain, installed WordPress and now you want to build the site. That however, will take time. And while you’re working you’d rather not have the world stumbling… More →

Add WhatsApp To Your WordPress Website And Double Your Traffic

By / — With mobile usage on the rise, ensuring your website is mobile-friendly is a no-brainer. According to Smart Insights, mobile usage is overtaking fixed internet access, while 91% of mobile internet users go online to socialize. So it’s no wonder smartphone apps like WhatsApp have taken… More →

After the Install: Version 4.0

By / — Having had the privilege to speak at numerous WordCamps over the last few years, one of the presentations I’ve done, which has always been well received, is called “After the Install.” I retired it after […] The post After the… More →

EP107 – How to give back to the WordPress Community – Oct 6 2014

By / — On this episode of WPwatercooler we will be discussing the many ways you can give back to the WordPress community. Show airs Oct 6 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT / 7PM UTC The post EP107 – How to give… More →

Featured Image Size Redux

By / — Improving on my display of featured image size for Genesis themes. More →

Gambino Mixtape STN MTN

By / — The ever-creative Childish Gambino has released a new mixtape STN MTN (track by track) which is part of a longer EP Kauai that was just released on iTunes. Donald is a friend and an artist whose work fluently spans much more than… More →

How a four second longer loading time can cause you to lose 50% traffic

By / — Few days ago I had the opportunity to witness with my own eyes an extraordinary effect that a slow website can have on your business. On Monday, Sep 15th because of a glitch in our network setup, pages on ManageWP.com… More →

How to Boost Customer Value & Sales with the Dashboard Upsell

By / — Ah, the dashboard upsell. A timelessly classic way to get new customers from your existing user base, and increase the value of each one. More →

How to Enforce Clean Image Filenames in WordPress

By / — Search engines love descriptive and clean file names for images. File names with uncommon characters can break images in browsers. If you upload a lot of images running a non-english website or allow users to upload images, then it is… More →

How to Set Post Expiration Date in WordPress

By / — By default, WordPress doesn’t have feature that allows users to set date for post expiration. However, if you’re looking to add this feature to your WordPress site, look no further that Simple Post Expiration plugin. It’s free and can be… More →

Is WordPress right for eCommerce?

By / — I’m going to take a leaf out of Chris Lema’s book right now to answer whether WordPress should be used for eCommerce: It depends. There are camps of thought that think WordPress isn’t right for eCommerce, and there are people… More →

Is WordPress right for eCommerce?

By / — Most of us who love working with WordPress already believe it’s the best platform for any web related need that comes our way. When it comes to eCommerce, however, finding the right tool for our needs might mean looking at… More →

Notes from the Polyglots meeting at WordCamp Europe

By / — Hey everyone, Here are my (slightly) structured notes from the Polyglots and GlotPress meeting at WordCamp Europe Contributor day on September 29th. If you were there, please feel free to add to the notes if you feel I missed something… More →

Polyglots Chat this Wednesday at 13:00 UTC

By / — Hello everyone! We’re going to have a polyglots chat this Wednesday at 13:00 UTC (9:00 EDT, 15:00 CET, 20:00 ICT, 22:00 JST). I know it’s short notice, so we’ll do again next week at the same time. Some things to… More →

Register New Post Statuses In WordPress

By / — WordPress posts allow you to have some form of workflow when editing your posts. This is done by assigning a post status for each stage of the WordPress posts. By default the WordPress will take up the status of Draft… More →

Schedule WordPress Backups to the Cloud with BackWPUp Plugin

By / — We’ve heard this proverb a million times in the past and yet some of us fail to capture its lesson in our day-to-day lives. Let me ask you a simple question. When was the last time you took a full… More →

Setting Routines and Boundaries for Self-Employment

By / — About four months ago, I received the following comment on one of my blog posts: I’d love to hear some thoughts, maybe in a future post, on setting boundaries and establishing routines. My ideal would be to have already been… More →

SumoMe: Social Sharing Buttons & Other Free Audience Growing Tools

By / — An essential part of growing your website’s audience involves finding an effective way to convert your visitors into email subscribers or social media followers, as well as making it easy for them to share your content with their followers. Thankfully for WordPress users… More →

The Best Business WP Themes in 2014

By / — With WordPress powering more and more of the web, it was inevitable that businesses would start to take notice. WordPress business themes have been increasing relatively fast, and the options for those in the corporate world have expanded enough for… More →

What Happened To My Comments and Comment Box?

By / — This is question I get a lot from people just starting out with WordPress. They did check their settings under Discussion. They also made sure that comments were activated on the posts. And finally, they double-checked their theme settings. Likely… More →

What I Thought Of WordCamp Tampa 2014

By / — This weekend i attended the inaugural WordCamp Tampa. As an attendee and a speaker, I had a fantastic time. I know several others have written (or in the process of writing) recaps of the weekend but I wanted to briefly… More →