Its Time to Take Another Look at Jetpack

At the recent Pressnomics event, WordPress creator and Automattic head honcho Matt Mullenweg suggested that the Jetpack plugin, from WordPress.com, was partly responsible for the success of the WordPress software to date.

Matt has also mentioned that Jetpack and its social and mobile-friendly modules would be a key player in helping WordPress move from its current market share of 23% of all websites, up to the 50% mark and beyond. Continue

Checklist for Choosing the Perfect WordPress Theme for Your Website

New WordPress themes are launched every day and the number of options on offer for giving your website a makeover shows no signs of slowing down.

While choice is a good thing, too much of it can lead to decision fatigue, increasing the chances of you making an impulse buy and ending up with the wrong choice for your project. With so many WordPress themes on offer, this could easily happen.

So to help you with the task of finding the prefect theme for your next project, use the advice and list of items to look for and consider below in order to filter out many of the themes vying for your attention. This should make the task in hand much more manageable and likely to have a satisfactory outcome. Continue

How to Publish Professional Looking Review Posts on Your WordPress Website

Whether you are publishing reviews of products and services you’ve used, or promoting your own offerings for purchase online, an effective way to present that content is to use a dedicated review post template. This helps your reviews to really stand out from the competition and catch the eye of your visitors.

Thankfully as a WordPress user you are in luck as there a number of high quality free and premium review plugins for WordPress that make it very easy to convert your regular blog posts into feature rich review posts.

In this article we will take a look at the best options for publishing professional looking reviews on your WordPress website, without the need to switch themes or alter your existing template. Continue

Boost Website Conversions by Implementing These Social Proof and Trust Signals Today

If you are selling products and services on your website, then conveying an air of authority and trust to your visitors is vital.

Even if you are just sharing your thoughts and offering advice via your blog, an inability to portray a level of credibility and trustworthiness can turn readers away before they’ve even read their first post on your website.

If you want to increase the chances of your visitors adding an item to the shopping cart, getting in touch to procure your services, or subscribe to your blog, using the tips and tools below to boost your credibility is a great place to start. Continue

How to Track and Record Logged In User Activity in WordPress

Recently we took a look at some analytics tools for WordPress that give you a clearer picture of what your visitors are doing while they are accessing your website. These tools cover activities such as which pages your visitors view, where they click, and other aspects of how they interact with your content.

In today’s post though, we are going to look at some of the options for tracking what logged in users are getting up to on your WordPress website. Rather than looking at pages viewed, these plugins focus on back-end tasks and activities, such as logging in, editing content, working with themes and plugins, modifying files, and in some cases, a whole lot more. Continue