GTmetrix is a fantastic online measurement tool brought to you by the wonderful folks at Gossamer Threads. They have combined the results & scores from both Google PageSpeed and YSlow to provide you a handy checklist of where your site does well and where you could improve. They also provide straightforward (mostly) recommendations on what you can do to improve.
Many people have websites and offer free downloadable materials to their visitors. You could be a CPA with a PDF brochure or a custom window installer with an excel file for cost estimates. You want to provide materials, but you also want to gather the visitor’s email address and contact info before letting them download the files. This tutorial will cover how to do that with some helpful free WordPress plugins.
iThemes Security is the new incarnation of Better WP Security and it has stellar improvements! In this article I’ll cover the main features of iThemes and provide a basic user guide for getting up and running. Since this is a basic guide I have simplified some explanations.
Adobe Kuler is a free online tool for developing color palettes. It is primarily geared towards graphic designers, but just about anyone can use it to create a fabulous color palette quickly and easily. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to put together a quick color palette.
ShareThis is a great social media sharing service that I covered in my Website Sharing on Social Media article. However, ShareThis also has a plugin for WordPress which makes it very easy to set up social sharing on your posts and pages. This tutorial will cover how to use the ShareThis Plugin.
Everyone wants to add social media sharing to their websites, but what sharing tool should you use? The most popular are AddThis and ShareThis. In this tutorial I’ll show you why I prefer ShareThis, and how to get ShareThis setup on your website. If you’ve got WordPress, I will cover the WordPress Plugin in another post.
Bing and Yahoo have a combined 28% of search engine traffic. So if you want the most website visitors, then you need to get your website submitted to them. This tutorial will cover the basics of getting your site submitted and setting up Bing webmaster tools. If you missed my previous post, I talked about Google website submission & webmaster tools setup.
Congratulations, you’ve set up your website and are now ready for visitors! But, how do you get visitors? The first step is getting setup with Google Website Submission and Google Webmaster Tools. This tutorial will walk you through the steps to get all Setup with Google.
You have started using Twitter; and you now regularly update your account with useful and relevant tweets. Great! Now you want to let all of your website visitors know about your mastery of Twitter. I’ve put together this tutorial to show you how to add your Twitter feed to your website.
A lot of people talk about security in WordPress, but they don’t always talk about security measures you can take with your theme. There are three main areas in which you should be concerned about security: where you acquire your themes from; checking for malicious code; and checking if your theme uses Tim Thumb.