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All WooCommerce stores share a single aim: To increase conversions and get more sales. Whatever your wider business goals, that’s what it all comes down to! If you Google ‘WooCommerce conversion rate optimisation’, you’ll find lots of general advice on how to convert more visitors into paying customers. This usually focusses on improvements to the cart and checkout. These are
Bed and breakfast themes are niche WordPress themes available for the hotel and lodging industry. They’re designed to showcase a single location as is typical with B&Bs, so they need to be powerful and well-designed yet minimalist enough to not be too bloated with features intended for large hotel chains. This post features a collection of over
5 Reasons You Might Want to Switch WordPress Hosting Providers
It can be tempting to think any working web host will provide you with a top-notch experience, but that, unfortunately, isn’t always the case. No two hosting providers are the same, and performance can vary wildly between different hosts. All that means that even if you’re feeling happy with your WordPress host (and definitely if you’re not!), you
WordPress.com Business Now Supports Plugins and Third-Party Themes
For many years, WordPress.com has been a simple way for people to create their own beautiful WordPress website in minutes. But that simplicity came with a tradeoff — WordPress.com did not offer built-in support for the thousands of third-party plugins and themes that helped make WordPress the world’s largest and most open web publishing platform. Now, we’ve
44 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting a Blog
Starting a blog for the first time is an amazing, yet intimidating experience. Thinking that people are actually going to read – and even share – something you wrote. It’s unlike any other feeling I can describe. But it’s not all rainbows and butterflies. Starting a blog is hard work, and there are a lot of pitfalls
New 'Contact Form' Experience on Jetpack 5.2
Introduction: Contact Form - Jetpack 5.2 Jetpack 5.2 brings you a brand new Contact Form experience, a better explanation of recommended features, and several performance improvements. New Contact Form Jetpack’s Contact Form for WordPress is one of our most popular free features. And with good reason: it’s the simplest and most effective way of enabling your readers to get
15 Ways to Get High-Quality Backlinks to Your WordPress Site
15 Ways to Get High-Quality Backlinks to Your WordPress Site Do you remember when black hat SEO was a major problem? Google eventually caught on to these unethical SEO tactics employed by shady (and, let’s be honest, lazy) people, so it may not have had a chance to get too close to you. Nevertheless, if you’ve ever
This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here. Teens and adults in the UK aged 16-24 spend the majority of their time communicating via social media on their mobile devices, according to a recent Ofcom report. This is a major departure from the communication habits of older
A very useful article by Elegant Themes' Dan Virgillito : Did you know: 571 new sites are made and 70 new domains are registered on the internet within a minute? And that’s just counting a minute. You don’t even want to contemplate the average number of websites created within a year. Generally speaking, the competition for high
This Week's Must Read Blogs
Hi everyone, a couple of articles I found useful: Security New WannaCry Ransomware and How to Protect Yourself This is another Wordfence public service announcement (PSA) that describes new WannaCry ransomware variants that have emerged in the past few hours and describes how to protect yourself against the WannaCry ransomware, also known as the WannaCrypt ransomware. Read the

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