WordPress is an absolutely fantastic interface to build your website on. It provides mind boggling freedoms in terms of what you can do with your website, thanks to all its community generated plugins, allowing you to virtually do whatever you want with it. With nearly 31 thousand plugins to choose from, sifting through the lot of them to find the right ones for you can be a real hassle. Also, at that number of plugins, quality assurance is nigh impossible.
We live in a wonderful world, where you are not forced to start from scratch when designing a website. There are countless of website templates out there on the internet, just a mere Google search away. Quantity, though, does not equal quality, and you might find yourself spending too much time choosing which template to use.
WordPress is like the gift that keeps on giving. Currently the 18th largest website in the world, housing a staggering 60 million websites, WordPress is showing no signs of slowing down whatsoever. As of August 2013, 18.9% of the top 10 million websites use WordPress, cementing it as the number one blogging system in use, and it really is plain to see for anyone why this is the case.
As far as web design resources go, having a good, competent CSS resource is essential in optimizing the time and money you invest in creating a website. This list contains 30 of these resources, to make you life easier, and be sure that your design is top-notch and competitive, in what truly is a difficult market.
Ever been tempted to upload your image to your WordPress dashboard and just insert it in a post as is? Of course, we all have at some point. Thing is, if you use images that way, your WordPress site (any type of site for that matter) will soon get really clunky and you’ll even lose search engine rankings because of that. Let me explain how to use images properly both in terms of SEO and overall site performance.
It’s time to announce the 3 lucky winners that will each receive a lifetime license worth $100 for the Smart Slider 2 plugin from our friends over at NextendWeb. Smart Slider 2 is a user-friendly, highly customizable, responsive solution to build your slider into your site – the next generation of WordPress plugins. It works with both HTML5 and CSS3, has a user friendly backend, cross-browser compatibility, excellent support, touch screen adaptability and high quality code.
The Internet is all about choices. But, once you’ve made all these choices and finally have a blog, on a platform, on a domain you bought or on a .blogger, .wordpress, .tumblr or another free domain, with a custom-built or generic theme, you find yourself with the biggest question you’ll have to ask yourself while blogging. That question is, of course, “How do I make myself noticed amongst the millions of other blogs out there?”
I’m very excited to announce another great giveaway: Nextend are giving away 5 BASIC (worth $50 each) licenses for Smart Slider 2 plugin. All you have to do to be one of the 5 lucky winners is leave a comment to tell us which is your favorite demo example and tweet about the giveaway using the hashtag #pixel77giveaway.
Remember the awesome giveaway from DXThemes we launched last week? Of course you do. You can’t possibly forget such an amazing opportunity to win a bundle that includes 120+ WordPress themes, Joomla templates and responsive Twitter bootstrap themes. Well, the day has finally come when we reveal the 5 lucky winners. Let’s meet them!
While Google search is still the number one driver of online traffic, social media is the clear number two. For some sites, social media is an even bigger source of traffic than the almighty Google. Whether you prefer Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Reddit, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, or Pinterest – social media should be a key part of any blogger/webmaster’s traffic generation strategy.