Website Loading Speed issues can reduce the traffic drastically. Not only this, it is also bad for SEO, as Search Engines do not give good rankings to slow websites. Many of the WordPress users hire developers to solve this slow loading speed, but hiring a professional is a very costly affair. I want to tell you that you can solve this problem by your own.
WP Super Cache Plugins provides you the solution. It uses the features of WordPress Cache and improves the website speed drastically. The best thing about this plugin is that it is completely free to use. In this tutorial I will explain you how to configure and setup this plugin in your WordPress.(more…)
Whenever you publish a new content to your website you need to notify your users. For this, you can either send manual emails or you can take help of FeedBurner for sending these emails automatically. FeedBurner does all you work here and automatically sends email to your users when you have published a new content on your website.(more…)
MailChimp give you the power to make different types of forms for your website. You can place these forms in your website and allow people to fill and submit it to you. MailChimp Form can be used by anyone and does not require HTML, CSS or Form building technical skills.
Also these forms can be filled by visitors, right in your website, and without leaving it. They can also be styled to match the colors and fonts of your website. In this tutorial I will explain all this about MailChimp Forms from the beginning.(more…)
MailChimp WordPress Plugin lets you to connect your WordPress website to your MailChimp account. With this plugin you can add an email subscribe form in your website, and this will allow people to subscribe to your newsletter right from your website. Of course you can also send newsletters/emails to your subscribers from your MailChimp.
In this tutorial I am going to show you how to harness the power of MailChimp and start your Newsletter campaigns. I will be covering everything about MailChimp including –
You can create your MailChimp account from here. You will be happy to know that it is a Free Service for up to 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails per month and there is no need to add your Credit card when creating your account.
The MailChimp WordPress Plugin can be downloaded from here. After installing and activating it, you need to connect it to your MailChimp account.
To connect the plugin to the MailChimp account I will need API key. This API key can be created from our MailChimp account itself.
Follow these below steps to create an API Key -
The API key will be created.
Next, go to Settings > MailChimp Setup area in your dashboard and paste the API key in the textbox, then click the Connect button.
This will connect the MailChimp WordPress Plugin to the MailChimp account.
Now I will need to create a list in my MailChimp account where emails of my subscribers will be collected.
In your MailChimp account, first click the Lists at the top, then click Create List.
Next, fill up the details for the list like list name, Default from email address (email where people can reply to), Default from name (this is who your email will come from), etc.
The List is created, next I have to do List Setup in my MailChimp Plugin. So go to Settings > MailChimp Setup, there in the top dropdown control select the list which you created earlier, and then click the Update List button.
This will make sure that whoever subscribe to the newsletter (by submitting the Subscribe Form) will be added to this list automatically.
In the same MailChimp Plugin's Settings Page, I can start applying different settings for the form. Under the Content Options I can give the Subscribe Form header and sub header text, and also text for the submit button.
You can also provide some styling (like text color, border color, background color and border width) to your Subscribe form.
You can set which fields to show in the subscribe form. Tick all these three fields and click Update Subscribe Form Settings button to save.
Now I have done the settings part. I just need to show the form in my website. To do this, go to Appearance > Widgets area of dashboard, and simply drag and drop MailChimp Widget in any of your Sidebar.
Now people can fill up their details to subscribe to my mailing list.
I can now send email to our subscribers from MailChimp. For this I have to create a Campaign, so click on Campaign tab then click on Create Campaign button.
In the Campaign type screen select Regular Campaign.
Next select your list and click the Next button.
Next in the Campaign info screen, give your campaign a name, subject, from name and from email address. There are various other things which you can select, like tracking and social media options.
Click on Next button to go to the next step where we can select the templates.
Duplicate Content in a website means the text present on one page is also available elsewhere, either in some other page of the same website or in another website. Duplicate Content in your website can severely affect SEO because Search Engines do not like duplicate content and gives very poor rank to such websites in their search results. You must perform Duplicate Content Check from time to time and take proper actions whenever you find one.
There are two main types of Duplicate content Checks that you must do, these are –(more…)
Contact Form 7 is a very effective plugin. By using it, you can make HTML Contact Form for your visitors. You may want to change the feel and look of the forms, which can be done easily through the CSS of your WordPress website. Don’t worry if you don’t have experience of writing HTML and CSS (and also don’t want to learn it) as you can use CSS Hero plugin to style the forms.
In this tutorial you will learn all about Contact Form 7 Style and I will show you how to apply CSS to the default form.(more…)
Contact Form 7 reCaptcha is the Contact Form 7 Plugin with reCaptcha integration. It helps in cutting out the spams by preventing bots from submitting forms on your website. The reCaptcha (a free product by Google), can be integrated in the Contact Form 7 Plugin with just a few clicks.
To use reCaptcha in your website, you have to generate the API Keys for your site. Then use these API keys to integrate reCaptcha in your website.(more…)
Each website needs a Web Form to collect data filled by the user. The Web Forms can have any number of fields to be filled like text fields, radio button, checkboxes, drop downs and so on. When the user fills and submits this form, the information is send to the website admin with an automatic eamil.
Creating Web Forms in your WordPress website can be easily done through Contact Form 7 Plugin (also known as CF7 Plugin). It is used by over 1 million people in their WordPress websites.(more…)
WordPress is a complete CMS loved by millions of user worldwide. For WordPress users it is necessary that they should know how to work with plugins. In this tutorial I will explain you everything about plugins like - What are plugins, How to Install Plugins, How to download plugins and more.(more…)
Every day we deal with the transfer of website files (to and fro) from the hosting server. This can be done very easily from FileZilla software. FileZilla is not only a free software, but is also available for multiple platforms including Windows, Mac OS X & Linux.
FTP Client Software works on FTP protocol (File Transfer Protocol), using this protocol the FTP client software can upload and download files to and from the hosting server.(more…)