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October 7th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Offering freebies on your website is one of the best ways to build your newsletter, get more people to become loyal readers, and grow your brand. If you are offering downloadable items on your website, you might as well monitor how many folks actually get them. These 5 plugins allow you to monitor downloads on your website:

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WordPress Download Manager: a file and document management plugin for WordPress. You can upload files, password protect them, and customize other settings. It has a download counter too.

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September 22nd in Wordpress Plugins, Wordpress Tips by .

Developing your own WordPress plugin is not that hard. You need to know a bit of PHP and CSS. Of course, understanding how WordPress works is important. These are not things you can’t learn by reading a couple of books or a few quality blog posts. Mastering plugin development could take a while though. Practice does make perfect though. If you are serious about writing your own plugins, you can use these tools to put your work together faster:

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WordPress Plugin Kickstarter: helps you reduce development time. It supports custom post types, metaboxes, … It won’t write your code for you but saves you some time. [click to continue…]

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September 21st in Wordpress Plugins by .

So you want to take your WordPress site to the next level and give people yet another way to connect with your blog and consume your content? You may want to explore adding SMS functionality to your website. There are plenty of ways to use SMS to connect with your readers. You can send yourself notifications when people comment on your site or let your visitors subscribe to your website via SMS. Here are 5 plugins you can use to enable SMS notifications in WordPress:

WordPress SMS Plugins

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WordPress SMS: lets you send SMS to subscribers. You can even set it up to send you SMS notifications when there is a new WordPress update or someone uses your Contact Form 7 form. [click to continue…]

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August 11th in Wordpress Plugins by .

There are plenty of online stores around nowadays. Starting an e-commerce business may be cheaper these days but is still challenging. You need to have a well-thought-out strategy to succeed in your business. Adopting a decent looking theme is certainly a wise idea. You should also think about exploring various payment options to encourage more people to want to do business with you. Adding Amazon Payments to your e-commerce site could increase your sales. Amazon already has a lot of information on how to add Amazon Payments to your site. Here are 3 plugins you can use to add Amazon Payments to your WooCommerce, JigoShop, and WP e-Commerce stores:

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Amazon Simple Pay: adds Amazon Payments to your WooCommerce store. Use it for digital content, goods, and services. It has fraud detection services too.

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June 15th in Social Media, Wordpress Plugins by .

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Twitter Cards have been around for quite some time. They make it possible for you to attach media to tweets that link to your content. Here is how Twitter explains this feature:

Twitter cards make it possible for you to attach media experiences to Tweets that link to your content. Simply add a few lines of HTML to your webpages, and users who Tweet links to your content will have a “card” added to the Tweet that’s visible to all of their followers.

Adding Twitter cards to your website is not that hard. Twitter provides plenty of documentation on how to do that. You could always use these plugins to get the job done faster:

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Twitter Cards Meta: enables summary and photo cards on your site. You will be able to customize your cards’ settings. It also works for sites with multiple authors. [click to continue…]

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March 13th in Wordpress Plugins by .

Many WordPress webmasters rely mainly on categories to organize their content. Tags have a big role to play as well. Unfortunately, many of us don’t use tags properly on our sites. Some of us simply forget to tag our pages before publishing our posts. While you shouldn’t fully automate the tagging process, you could use Automatic Post Tagger to do the job more effectively.

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January 13th in Reverse Engineering by .

Have you ever looked at a WordPress site wondering what plugins are being used on it? By inspecting the site’s code, you could always guess what’s being used. SpyBar for Chrome and Firefox could lend you a hand with the process. All you have to do is provide it with a site to analyze, and it does the rest. It offers information on themes as well.

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