WordPress: Create Sidebars Automatically For Each Category

I’ve been simplifying this site to improve speed times and to attempt to monetize the site better without irritating my readers. There are multiple ways that I’ve monetized the site… here they are from most to least lucrative: Direct sponsorships from partner companies. We work on collective strategies that incorporate everything from webinars to social media shares to promote their events, products, and/or services. Affiliate marketing from an array of affiliate platforms. I scour and

WordPress Sidebar Widget and Shortcode for Playing Podcasts

If you’ve ever utilized the default RSS widget for WordPress and entered a Podcast RSS feed, you’ll notice that it only displays the title and description. That’s because the iTunes standard for podcast feeds adds additional tags for the image associated with a podcast as well as the location of the podcast file itself. Despite WordPress having its own audio player, the two don’t work together… until now! I was pretty frustrated that I couldn’t

WordPress: 3 Reasons to Install Jetpack Now!

Last night I had the pleasure of being a guest on the #atomicchat Twitter chat run by the incredible folks at Atomic Reach. We were discussing great plugins for WordPress and one plugin that I had to bring up a few times was Jetpack. Jetpack supercharges your self‑hosted WordPress site with the awesome cloud power of WordPress.com. You can visit the Jetpack for WordPress site for additional details, but 3 key features stand out for

Outbrain: Drive Traffic with Content Recommendations

We’ve experimented with quite a few services for displaying related posts on our single post pages on Martech. Right now we’re testing Outbrain and I have to say I’m quite impressed. Here’s an explanation of the service: Outbrain has a concise analytics package that provides click-through data and popularity of each of the posts submitted through their system. We added our feed to make it simple – but we’re also sharing our more popular posts

Introducing the WordPress Image Rotator Widget

DK New Media has had this WordPress plugin on the back-burner for some time. The demand for a simple, quality image rotator plugin was high not only for our clients, but also the WordPress community. The plugins I had found that promised to do what we needed were either broken or did not work at all. So we made our own. The first version was ugly, and consequently never added to the WordPress Plugin Repository.