Lots of business websites need to post a quick announcement. Maybe you’re closing for a holiday, maybe a major storm is causing problems, or maybe you’ve got a limited time special to announce. Whatever the reason, we get a lot of requests to add a simple announcement to websites. So here’s a simple and fast way to add an announcement to your WordPress website.
Over the years I’ve tried a number of optimization plugins trying to both get fast (2s or less) load times and good Google PageSpeed scores. Here’s my breakdown of the Autoptimize plugin vs the Hummingbird plugin.
Chrome version 56 which is scheduled for release in January 2017 will be announcing to the world whenever it visits a webpage that transmits password or credit card information insecurely. So what does that mean for you?
The European Union has a new privacy law, the GDPR, which goes into effect in May 2018, and unlike previous laws, these are extra-territorial. That means the new privacy law applies to countries outside of the EU. We’ve put together a breakdown of what it means for you as a website owner.
Maybe it’s happened to you, one day your email is working fine and the next it’s not. You didn’t do anything, so how did your website suddenly go from reliably sending email to not. I’m regularly asked this question. Trust me, I’d love to wave a magic wand and get rid of all your email woes. Unfortunately, I can’t. The issue is that for your emails to get delivered they have to interact with literally hundreds of servers and thousands of filters. And to add more complexity, these filters change literally every day. This is why things can suddenly stop working. They suddenly stop working because the filters changed. Prefer to watch this article as a video? I’ve got you covered: Why is it so hard to get email past filters? Because of spammers. Every year spammers get better at getting through spam filters, so the spam filters, in turn, get tougher for everyone to get through. This is why approaches that worked in the past to deliver email suddenly stop working. The top spam filters are updated constantly and are personalized to each account based on that account’s behaviors. This is why you may reach some people at a domain but not others. Personal email providers like @gmail, @yahoo, @aol, etc all make it much harder to get past their filters. Additionally, the owners of these personal accounts are usually clueless about how filters work. How does email get from sender to recipient? Let’s talk about the journey of a typical email (simplified some): An email is created and sent (by a person, by an app, by a website, etc). The email looks on the internet look for the recipient’s server. It hopefully finds the recipient server and delivers the email to there. The recipient server is a lot
We’ve covered how to schedule WordPress posts in a previous tutorial, now we are going to focus on plugins to help you publicize your posts on social media networks. I’ve tested a number of plugins and reviewed my top 3 for you. This round-up of plugins is for both people who publish immediately and those who want to schedule their WordPress posts.
Every time we start a new project there is one common question: who is the target audience? You may call them clients, customers, or users. But regardless of what we call them, we need to know something about who they are and what they want. This information decides both what is presented to them and how it is presented.