Do You Really Need Translation Services for Your Business’s Website?

Why Google Translate Can’t Trump Certified Translation Services! If you do business internationally, or even if you don’t, you probably need a website that will represent you well in more than one language.  English is only the 3rd most commonly spoken language in the world (behind Mandarin and Spanish).  So chances are, if you’re reading… Read more »

Before and After Website Homepage Examples

In the corresponding video, Compete Now’s president Donato deep dives into a few client’s respective homepages and thoroughly analyzes each! He provides expert insight in terms of what was updated and improved on each website compared to the older version of their site. AEI Speakers - https://aeispeakers.com/ Before: Previous to a redesign, their site was... Read more »

Explaining Common Web Design Jargon – 15 Terms To Know

1. Search Engine Optimization Commonly referred to as simply “SEO”, Search Engine Optimization is the process of getting traffic from the organic results on search engines such as Google by utilizing many strategies to get your website to rank better on Google search results.   2. Google Adwords/Pay Per Click Also known as Google AdWords,… Read more »

Mobile Web Design – What You Need To Know

With the increase in mobile device usage the integration of mobile responsive websites are extremely important in order for companies to fully maximize their online presence. Mobile responsive design involves building a website so that the content and layout adapt depending on the size of the screen it is displayed on. For example, when a… Read more »

How to Keep Your Old URLS with Simple 301 Redirects

Have you launched a new website recently? Well if you had an old website, chances are that the search engines are still trying to direct people to your old URLS and if you haven’t setup redirects properly, all that traffic is now being sent to dead links on your website. (404 Error Pages) Fortunately, there… Read more »

Showing or Hiding Content on Mobile Responsive Website Design

There are many topics up for debate when it comes to website design and what really needs to be focused on. One thing that everyone can agree on is that having a mobile responsive website design is absolutely essential so that your potential clients and customers can consume your website content easily from a mobile… Read more »

How to Change the WordPress Login URL

In this wordpress tutorial, I will demonstrate how to change the WordPress login URL for your website. The main reason to do this is for security reasons. Most of the time when a website is hacked, it’s because someone was able to get to the website’s login page and use a program to guess your… Read more »

How to add padding around images in WordPress

In one of the relatively recent updates to WordPress, adding padding to images within WordPress. I know…WHY!!!! But please, don’t shoot the messenger. Although I am confident that WordPress will patch this in an update sooner or later it is still very frustrating when you need to work with it now. Luckily there’s a workaround… Read more »

How to Add Columns to WordPress Pages with Shortcodes

Whether your trying to organize a team page or create a customized homepage there are many situations when you need to create columns within a wordpres page or post. The reality is that without the right plugin and know-how it can be really hard to do. In this week’s tutorial, we will give you the… Read more »

How to Add Tables to WordPress with Images and Links

Tables can be a great way to organize all kinds of content throughout your website in a very efficient and aesthetically pleasing way. The problem is that while using wordpress, it isn’t always easy to add such tables without knowing a little bit of HTML and the proper plugins. The good news is that there… Read more »

Adding WordPress Sidebar Links and Images

Even though wordpress is one of the easiest CMS solutions available, many users struggle to setup their sidebars the way they want because by default, the text widgets are made for plain text and to add any kind of styling, links or images, you need to code them in with HTML. Fortunately there is a… Read more »

WordPress 3.5 New Features Highlights

Yup. WordPress just got that much better! Last week, WordPress rolled out an update which featured some new features that have users all over the world buzzing. In this post and video, I will quickly highlight a sampling of the most relevant features that anyone involved with WordPress should know about. 1. New 2012 theme Nice simplistic, wider layout… Read more »

How to – Tabbed Widget WordPress Sidebar

Ever want to add more widgets to your sidebar but couldnt because you just don’t have the real estate available because you already have the most important ones added? There is a solution! You can add a tabbed widget so that the user is exposed to a little more and can choose which they want… Read more »

Lightbox Contact Form For WordPress Plugin Tutorial – ContactMe

As a business owner one of the highest priorities is to generate leads from your website. While analyzing google analytics reports, it’s clear that there are a lot of people who look at our websites and never contact us. This can be frustrating because they could all be potential customers that we aren’t capturing. Knowing… Read more »

Google Analytics Dashboard for WordPress Plugin

Many website owners understand the importance of tracking their website traffic, however, they do not have the time to always log into their Google Analytics account to view and analyze the masses of information offered. Knowing this, it can be very handy to just see a snapshot of your website traffic every time you login… Read more »

How to Get More Blog Subscribers with the WWSGD WordPress Plugin

Every company and blogger knows that getting users to sign up for your blog updates is an ongoing battle. In order to get people to want to signup for your blog you need two things. The first is interesting and useful content. Without this, you are dead in the water and all the plugins and… Read more »

Adding Rotating Testimonials to WordPress Tutorial

Adding rotating testimonials to your website is a great way to display how qualified and credible your business is. One reason why the rotating feature is great is because it can make it more likely the user will see a testimonial that addresses what they are looking for or even better, they see a person… Read more »

Adding a WordPress Slideshow to Any Page with the Portfolio Slideshow Plugin

Many businesses rely on a variety of photos to showcase their work to entice potential customers to choose them over the dozens of other competitors fighting for their business. Knowing this, it’s very important to present the photos on your website in a efficient and aesthetically pleasing way.  In the past, we have demoed some great slideshow… Read more »

How to Add Hello Bar to WordPress

We all blog and create pages upon pages of content in order to drive more traffic to our site. That is all fine and good but the reality is that most of this effort is to eventually drive that website visitor to a one or a few very specific pages that relate to our service… Read more »

Automatically Tweet Old Blog Posts Periodically – WordPress Tutorial

We are all told to blog religiously and then to share them on social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, etc. Most companies and bloggers alike are great at sharing their blogs when they publish them but what about a week or a few months later? The content is still fresh but most of us simply… Read more »

Switching off of GoDaddy to a New Host

As you may already know, GoDaddy was recently hacked by a group called “anonymous.” Apparently they have done this due to GoDaddy’s support of unpopular bills including the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). If you are like millions of other website owners, you probably feel violated and frustrated that GoDaddy… Read more »

YouTube Subscribe Widget for WordPress Tutorial

YouTube provides a great advertising opportunity to any business. For one, you have access to a huge community of users that are interested in your services who also happen to prefer searching videos to learn more about different topics that may relate to your business. Also, the videos are a great way to enhance your… Read more »

Captcha WordPress Plugin – Adding a CAPTCHA with WP-reCAPTCHA Tutorial

We all work very hard on our blogs to produce new and valuable information so it’s counterproductive to constantly spend time sorting through dozens of spam comments to make sure that we respond to and approve the real ones. A common remedy for this problem is to install a CAPTCHA box in the comments section… Read more »

Facebook Like Box Widget WordPress Tutorial

If you are using Facebook for your business you probably know all too well that gaining Facebook fans is a true challenge. One of the best ways to gain new likes is through your very own website. In order to allow your visitors to like your Facebook page right from your site, you need to… Read more »

Sub Pages WordPress Widget

As we continue to develop our websites we are constantly adding new and fresh content. As these pages add up it becomes even more important to make sure that your website remains easy to navigate. We do not want visitors to get frustrated or simply not find what they were looking for because our navigation… Read more »

WP Photo Album Plus WordPress Plugin Tutorial

Many business rely on portfolio images to showcase their skills and entiice potential customers/clients to take action and contact them. There are many ways to display these photos on our websites and we have demonstrated a few of them in past tutorials. This week, we demonstrated how to use a plugin that will add a… Read more »

Adding Social Icons with Sociable Sharing WordPress Plugin

We all work very hard to create great content that our website visitors will hopefully share with their social network whether its Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. In order to encourage this behavior, we need to make it very easy to do. By adding social sharing icons to your posts, your visitors can share your articles… Read more »

How to Submit a Sitemap to Google

It is very important to submit your website sitemap to Google, especially if you are blogging or consistently adding new pages to your website. By adding a sitemap, Google will be pinged automatically whenever you add a new page or blog post. This makes it so that the search engines know about your content sooner… Read more »

How to Create a Coming Soon or Under Construction Page

In this video, I will demonstrate how to make it so that when people visit your wordpress website, they will see a under-construction page. Table of Contents: Adding the plugin: 1:24 Setup the page: 2:10 Search “Ultimate Coming Soon Page” or download here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ultimate-coming-soon-page/

Contact Form 7 Tutorial – How to Add a Form to WordPress

In this wordpress tutorial, I will demonstrate how to add a contact form to your website using the contact form 7 plugin. Table of Contents: Add the plugin: 0:56 Navigate to settings: 1:22 Add the form to a page: 1:50 Clean up email: 3:00 Adding a field: 5:30 Search “Contact form 7” or download here:… Read more »

How to Add Rotating Image to Your WordPress Sidebar/Widget

This week we made a tutorial about adding rotating images to the sidebar of your website. Not only is this is a great way to add an additional visual element, you can also use this feature for ads. These could be ads that link to other websites that you have partnered with or ads to… Read more »

How to Add a Constant Contact Form to Your WordPress Sidebar

In this wordpress tutorial, I will demonstrate how to add a constant contact signup form to your wordpress sidebar. Table of Contents: Install the plugin: 0:30 Sign in: 1:03 Add the sign-up form to your sidebar: 2:21 Search “Constant Contact API” or download the constant contact wordpress widget here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/constant-contact-api/

How to Add a Twitter Stream Widget to Your WordPress Sidebar

In this wordpress tutorial, I will demonstrate how to add a twitter stream to your wordpress sidebar using the really simple twitter widget plugin. Table of Contents: Add the plugin: 0:51 Add it to your sidebar: 1:47 Configure Options: 2:10 Search “Really Simple Twitter Widget” or download here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/really-simple-twitter-feed-widget/

How to Add YouTube Videos To Your WordPress Sidebar

In this wordpress tutorial, I will demonstrate how to add YouTube videos to your wordpress sidebar. Table of Contents: To add a single video: Go to widgets: 0:57 Drag a text widget to your sidebar: 1:05 Go to the video page for the video you want to embed. Click “share” Then “embed” Adjust the size… Read more »

How to Block Yourself from Your Google Analytics Stats

Google Analytics is a great tool to measure how much traffic your website is getting and where it is coming from. Often, we, the website owner, is one of the people visiting the website the most and for large amounts of time since we are making edits and updates. This activity can scew the data… Read more »