Changing permalink structure, changing post slugs, deleting posts or pages, moving your WordPress installation to another folder, or even migrating your site to a completely different server will require you to take care of URL redirects. A redirect lets your visitor, or more specifically your visitor’s browser, know that the page they are looking for has moved and directs them to the proper address. Unhandled changes to any of the above circumstances might result to 404 errors which are not that great for your page’s SEO. Let’s take a look at how we can use a plugin to easily handle such redirects.
Ads are a quick and easy way to start getting some revenue out of your WordPress website. Creating ads and managing ad campaigns might become a taxing task, monitoring impressions and clicks, generating statistics, making sure expired ads don’t appear on your site, and more, there’s a lot to take care of. Here’s where AdRotate comes in to play.
About a month ago we released a free slider plugin for WordPress. We created MaxSlider because we needed a simple yet flexible slider plugin that could be used with Visual Composer. We decided to release the plugin on the WordPress plugin directory and today it gets its first major update which brings new awesome functionality. Let’s take a look at what’s new!
Let’s talk about speed. We all know how important loading speeds are on websites. A slow page will struggle at keeping visitors engaged resulting to high bounce rates, which is less than desirable. The problem only gets worse on mobile users which not only have to deal with slow network speeds but run the potential risk of high data charges when visiting large websites. There are a lot of ways to speed up page loading times and decrease the page size such as caching and minification plugins, CDNs and more, Accelerated Mobile Pages are yet another tool in our disposal which is purpose built for mobiles.
Images are an integral part of any modern site. With the advent of digital cameras and smartphones we are able to snap pictures with great detail, however the size of these images is often very large to be uploaded on a website. Consider a gallery page with, let’s say, 40 images, if these were snapped with a modern phone you might be looking at more than 150MB in total, pretty large for a web page right? This would make the site significantly heavier and may cause data charges to many mobile users. This is something that the site owner needs to address, today we will take a look at some tools that can help you with this task.
Welcome back! Previously we took a look at the security options offered by Jetpack, today we’re going to check out the modules that allow you to modify your site’s appearance. Among them you will find Tiled Galleries, the image Carousel, Custom CSS and more.
Welcome back to this fourth part of our complete guide to Jetpack, looking to catch up? Check out part three here. Today we’re going to take a look at the security features bundled with the plugin. These include brute force login protection, up-time monitoring, single sign-on and more.
Continuing on with our overview of Jetpack’s modules, today we’re going to take a look at the Engagement tab, if you missed the previous post, you can find it here. This one includes all the tools Jetpack provides to help you better engage with your audience such as stats, sharing, likes, sitemaps and more. Let’s dive right in!