Year after year, the mobile phone industry continues to expand with 2014 being no different. According to a recent study, it is estimated that 63.5% of the global population have a mobile phone. To put that into real numbers, approximately 4.55 billion people currently own a mobile phone. Not surprisingly, that number is expected to increase to a whopping 5.13 billion by 2017. Read more
If you’re a WordPress user and make money, or would like to make money, from affiliate marketing, the choices of what plugins to use can get quite confusing. There are a number of requirements to look at before jumping right in and installing random plugins without understanding what each one of them does — or does not do.
In this short post, we’ll simply cover the top 5 WordPress affiliate plugins we feel are easy to setup and manage. The least amount of work for the greatest return is the goal, right? ;) Read more
Yesterday we discussed creating a WordPress Newsletter using MailPoet. Today we’ll switch to another CMS and talk about sending newsletters with Drupal.
If you use Drupal, are you always wanting to email your visitors the latest info about what’s going on for your business or website? Do you want to do it without resorting to 3rd-party services like MailChimp? Do you want to send emails right out of your dashboard?
Sounds like you need to create an email newsletter with some internal functionality. There’s a way to do that with Drupal! Read more
Want to send newsletters to your visitors but don’t know where to start? Don’t want to outsource or bust your wallet? How about sending newsletters right from your WordPress admin panel?
There’s no need to use 3rd party services for sending newsletters. You can do it yourself for free. Furthermore, you can control everything from the dashboard of your beloved CMS–very convenient for sending interesting content to a smaller community of readers. Read more
About 30,000 websites were hacked daily about a year ago. Without a shadow of a doubt, the number has grown immensely since then. Not all of these websites lose their data (i.e., user accounts and content). In fact, hacking is just one way of losing data.
For example, you can also lose data due to botched updates, corrupt hard drives, human error, and server hiccups. The solution to these issues is simple — back up your data regularly. Read more
No WordPress site can do without essential WordPress plugins that manage certain aspects of your website. Default functionality is the skeleton, and plugins are the meat and inner organs… well, at least if a rather crude analogy is used. :)
It’s true that you must ask yourself if a plugin is really necessary when you’re about to install one, or several. Read more
The most commonly used language for WordPress blogs is, of course, English, which is based on the classical Latin alphabet. There are, however, plenty of other languages that use different alphabetic systems, such as the Cyrillic for some Slavic languages and the Greek script for Greek. This can cause problems with your blog post URLs (slugs) if the user’s computer doesn’t recognize other alphabetical systems than Latin. This in turn makes visitors much less likely to share your content and click your links. Read more
You blog. You use WordPress to blog. You want users to share your content.
So far so good. However, if the content is to be shared, it has to look swell. That’s where social media plugins come in. They give you control over the way your content looks in social networks—and search engines as well — and make the content much more ‘shareable’ without much extra effort on your part. Read more
There are a lot of best practices for improving your Drupal SEO, back links, and social media sharing. In this post I’ll cover some of the main areas of improving your search results and focus more on several key areas such as authorship, metadata, schema, and rich snippets. Read more
We wanted to make an announcement to current and new customers that we will start taking on certain customization projects again at ThemeSnap.com. We have been asked over the past six months if we were taking on custom Drupal projects for theming and feature enhancements. At the time, we were too tied up with building out the ThemeSnap marketplace and internal projects. Read more