I love Wordpress for its ease of use, clean code (if you have the right theme), friendliness with SEO and availability of free plug-ins. However, if you fail to properly secure your Wordpress application, it can quickly fall prey to hackers and malicious spammers. The following infographic highlights some of the most popular security plugins among Wordpress users
DIYtheme’s Thesis Theme for Wordpress is one of the best overall themes you can use in your Wordpress applications. It’s only downfall? It’s pretty plain looking out-of-the-box. This post will reveal some simple steps one can take to customize Thesis, providing your Wordpress driven web site a custom look and feel.
If you thought Wordpress was only useful for blogging, you’re wrong. It also serves as a great content management system. And while Wordpress itself is relatively easy to set up for the intermediate to expert webmaster, it can pose a degree of difficulty for the novice. Not any more. A new service called Page.ly will allow even the most novice webmaster to set up a functioning Wordpress site with custom theme, hosting and email in minutes.
What really matters? Accessibility, discoverability and conversions are the big stuff that matters. The place to really start in investigating potential problems is the search results themselves. If there is a problem, is it related to indexing, ranking or crawling? This session provides a checklist and workflow for diagnosing your web sites for SEO obstacles using freely available diagnostic tools.
If you’ve ever tried to find the spare toilet paper in someone else’s bathroom, you’ve experienced a usability issue. Just like the owner of that bathroom, we sometimes get so used to our own sites, we can’t see what needs to be fixed. In this workshop, Matt Bailey, Founder of Site Logic Marketing will walk you through common problems that can make your site a hassle for visitors to use. Find out how even the smallest change can make a dramatic impact on your site’s conversion rates.