Convert Pro: Lead Generation & Email Opt-In Popup Plugin for WordPress

Given the dominance of WordPress as a content management system, it’s surprising how little attention is actually paid in the core platform on actual conversions. Virtually every publication – whether it’s a business or a personal blog – looks to convert visitors into subscribers or prospects. However, there’s really no elements within the core platform to accommodate this activity. Convert Pro is a comprehensive WordPress plugin that offers a drag & drop editor, mobile responsive

WordPress Plugin: Open A Video In A Lightbox with Elementor

We’ve adopted a website with a client that was built with Elementor, a fantastic drag and drop editing plugin for WordPress that transforms how easy it is to build complex, beautiful layouts that are responsive… without programming or the need to understand shortcodes. Elementor does have some limitations, one of which I ran into working on a client site. They simply wanted a button that opened a video in a Lightbox… something that Elementor doesn’t

Revive Social: Repost Your Older Content To Social Media

If you’ve got a WordPress publication like mine that has thousands and thousands of articles, you know you’ve got amazing content that’s dying… simply because you’re not promoting it. Social media is an amazing place to drive relevant visitors back to your publication… but the arduous task of queueing and scheduling old content is just too much for most companies to handle. Revive Old Post is a fantastic WordPress plugin that enables publishers and companies

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

Local: Build a Desktop Database to Develop and Sync Your WordPress Site

If you’ve done a lot of WordPress development, you know that it’s often much more flexible and fast to work on your local desktop or laptop than to always have to worry about connecting remotely. Running a local database server can be quite a pain, though… like setting up MAMP or XAMPP to startup a local web server, accommodate your programming language, and then connect to your database. WordPress is pretty simple from an architecture

Stop Updating Years in Business on Your WordPress Site with this Shortcode

One of the greatest things about WordPress is the flexibility to build out shortcodes. Shortcodes are basically substitution strings that you can insert into your content that renders dynamic content. I’m helping a client this week where they’re taking one of their products and rolling it out into a new domain. The site is hundreds of pages and has been quite an undertaking. As we’ve been working on the hit list of issues, one that