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Todd Jones

The April Toolbox: We are talking 3D icons and Reddit.

In today’s edition of Toolbox, we will take a look at 3D icons, Reddit Mania, a backlink tool, and a freelance calculator. Additionally, we are going to talk about a little bit of Toolbox news. So sit back and enjoy. 3D icons that will pop 😉 Icons. There are tons of packages out there. Some are free; most are relatively inexpensive. An icon can really help you communicate your idea visually. I recently came across a set that caught my attention. The 3D icons are something I haven’t seen before. To be honest, I can’t tell if they are really

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use the Ivory Search plugin to Improve your Site Search

Improving default site search on your site is essential to help users find relevant content. In the case of sites running WooCommerce then improved product search is worth changing to. One useful plugin for improving the search on your site is Ivory Search. After you have installed and activated the plugin then you find all of the relevant settings in the Ivory Search admin menu. The first step is to create a new search form, you can create as many search forms as you want for the site. Select the post that post types you want to include in the

WordPress Business
Todd Jones

3 Big Ideas to guide your business and marketing

It seems that Wix has recently attempted to launch some kind of campaign. They sent Bose headphones to several WordPress influencers. They used it to give them a QR Code (who uses those anyway?) that takes these influencers (developers) to a video that talks about complaining or something. It was pretty bizarre. Who knows what Wix was trying to accomplish. They seemed to try their hand at influencer marketing with a twist, I guess. Mark that down as one I never heard. WordPress influencers seemed to think they were trying to trash WordPress, so the tactic didn’t land well.  

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Handy plugins for WooCommerce

WooCommerce is being used on more and more sites for adding e-commerce features to new sites or to existing sites. Knowing of solid plugins which add useful features is worth bookmarking and keeping track of those plugins for when that feature comes up in client request. We are going to cover three really handy plugins for WooCommerce the first is called WPC Fly Cart for WooCommerce. The plugin will add a flyout popup when a customer goes to add a product to the cart and breaks up the cart experience. If you are using the plugin on single product pages

WordPress Business
Todd Jones

WordPress Roundup: Blocks, retirement, newsletters and jukebox

What’s playing on your jukebox? Do you know what a jukebox is? Today a jukebox is Youtube, Spotify, or Apple Music. Currently, mine is playing Steve Earl, Copperhead Road. These days I’m paying a lot of Van Halen because I am fascinated by the Eddie Van Halen story. He was one of the best rock guitarists. He was innovative, as I learned during an interview he had in 2015. “Necessity is the mother of inventions.” That was certainly the case with Eddie Van Halen. In today’s WordPress roundup, we talk about a new jukebox in the WordPress world as well

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

Using Sender.net Marketing Service on your Site

Knowing what newer solid email marketing platforms are out there will help you pick different options than some of the more commonly known ones. Sender.net is one of the newer email marketing platforms which just got a WordPress plugin that also has integration for WooCommerce. Sender.net has a free forever plan which includes up to 2,500 subscribers and 15,000 emails per month. After you have installed and activated the Sender.net plugin you will need to have a Sender.net account. Enter the company name, email address, and then set the password for your new Sender.net account. You will need to check

WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Creating presentations can help your business and show your expertise

In the past few months, I have done some presentations. In the world of a Covid pandemic, they are all virtual, of course. To be fair, I have probably been far more comfortable on a computer screen than on a stage in front of people. Following this week’s presentation at the Atarim Web Agency Summit, I reflected on lessons I have learned from my presentations. Today we are doing to discuss creating and delivering a presentation and how to get started. Why do a presentation? Before we dive into getting started with a presentation, let’s address a pressing issue. Why

Tips & Tricks
Sebastian Moran

How to use the WPVivid Image Optimization Plugin

Keeping your site size down and fast is easy to do with the new plugin from WPVivid which is called WPVivid Image Optimization. After you have installed and activated the plugin it will add a new admin menu item called; WPVivid Imgoptin In order to be able to use the plugin, you will need a create a free account on the WPVivid site in order to get your API key. After you have created your free account you can find your API license key in my account. The free account includes up to 1000 credits per month which you can

WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Q&A: Vito Peleg talks Web Agency Summit 2021 and new name

From March 23-26, Atarim (formerly WP Feedback) hosts its second Web Agency Summit. The summit features many Live Sessions, a Networking Lounge, and Virtual Sponsor Booths. The summit is free to attend, but you need to register. Think of this as a virtual WordCamp. The Web Agency Summit is designed to help agency owners build and grow a thriving web agency. Some of the presenters include Donata Stroink-Skillrud of Termageddon, Sam Mulaim, the CEO of FixRunner, Elementor creator Ben Pines, Chris Badgett of LifterLMS, Beth L Livingston of The WP Project Manager’s Academy, Davinder Singh Kainth of The WP Weekly,

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Sebastian Moran

Why your Plugin Stack is Key

The set of plugins that you pick and use on your child sites is key to how well your site will perform. Taking the time to review the plugins that you use for specific features and functions is key to making sure your site does not run into performance issues or cause performance issues. Always pick well-known plugins for key site features be they free or paid plugins. Check the reviews if the plugin is on WordPress.org as well as the type of issues that show in the support threads. One way to find out which of the active plugins

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