WordPress Plug-ins

The top 10 WordPress plugins

WordPress is particularly popular because it allows inexperienced users to create a fully functional blog or website relatively quickly. Even if you want to use the content management system for the realization of complex web projects, that’s entirely possible too: With the appropriate WordPress plugins, the open source platform can easily be adapted to individual needs and expanded to include practical functions. [...]  

Integrating MailChimp into Wordpress: easily explained

MailChimp and WordPress can be combined effectively. With the help of a plugin, you can integrate the registration form for newsletter campaigns directly on your WordPress website – no programming needed. We explain, step-by-step, how to connect MailChimp and WordPress and how to create a registration form. [...]  

Thesis: A WordPress framework for responsive projects

The WordPress framework Thesis is appreciated in many different ways: some value the divergence of the theme kit whereas others evaluate it as an unnecessary complication when working on new layout templates for the popular content management system. Basically, the Thesis framework presents itself as an excellent parent theme solution, which can be enjoyed – despite its rather cumbersome start – thanks to new SEO features that have been implemented as well as effective design options. [...]  

Optimizing your website for mobile devices

The internet is becoming increasingly more mobile, which is proving challenging for website operators. There are still many websites which aren’t properly optimized for smartphones and tablets and can only be partly displayed. Since Google’s mobile update, these sites can expect significant visibility losses. Separate mobile websites, adaptive and responsive designs, and mobile plugins for content management systems can help optimize your website for mobile devices. [...]  

WordPress plugin development

Since branching off as a CMS solution for websites and online stores, WordPress has become more than just another online blogging program. A variety of different features can be added to the popular open source software. Whether it’s for creating a connection to social media networks or setting up functions for surveys or statistics, there are many ways to enhance your web presence with extensions. But how do you go about developing WordPress plugins? [...]  

Web analysis with Piwik – also supported by WordPress

As an operator of an internet site, you will, of course, be interested in tailoring your website to the needs of your users in as much detail as possible. To be able to do this, it’s helpful to find out as much as you can about the behavior of your visitors. Web analytics programs make this possible. Many people have only heard of Google Analytics and don’t know about the advantages that other web tracking programs have to offer. Piwik is a particularly significant alternative. The tool is easy to set up and can easily be connected to WordPress via a plugin. [...]  

WordPress plugins for securing your website

If you’ve invested lots of time and effort into your WordPress project, you definitely need an adequate backup solution. Otherwise, you run the risk of losing important data through a database or system failure, which may not be retrievable. Which WordPress plugins are available for helping you back up your project? [...]  

WordPress: domain change and domain transfer

WordPress websites are always subject to change. Some users may be dissatisfied with their provider and want to change web host, while others may be unhappy with their current domain name and want a new web address. With WordPress, it’s easy to transfer domains and change providers, whether you work with your own WordPress installation or use wordpress.com. [...]  

Are there alternatives to Google Analytics?

A long term and comprehensive user analysis, the most important tool for a successful website, can easily be carried out with the help of Google Analytics. But not everyone is satisfied with the market leader for web analysis. Those with data-protection related concerns are often particularly wary of kowtowing to the digital giant’s questionable terms and conditions. But just what alternatives are out there for webmasters? [...]  

WordPress SEO tips

SEO has always been important for online marketing. When it comes to e-commerce, if you don’t rank, you don’t sell. But many bloggers make the mistake of neglecting SEO methods. It’s possible to earn money with a blog, but the main focus should be on the content. The problem is that even the best content won’t be found by anyone if your WordPress site hasn’t been search engine optimized. [...]