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WordPress Plugins to Super Charge Your Nonprofit Website - New Tricks Web Design Last week I wrote about an event where we built 48 nonprofit websites in 48 hours. I promised I would share with you some of the of the plugins we used. Although this is geared towards nonprofits, these plugins will supercharge any website. Nonprofit websites have to serve a mission that is broader than a typical business, and this means they must have more functionality. This need can seem overwhelming for a small nonprofit organization struggling to make ends meet with no technical skills or website design skills. It’s no wonder that most of these organizations make do with a basic site and a few PayPal buttons and call it a day.
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Quora For Business, Not Social Media Hipsters There’s a lot of talk today about Quora. It’s Robert Scoble’s fault, really. He had an opinion, changed it, and then it was up to the Internet to tell him he was wrong. Just a normal day around these parts. Personally, I don’t care how Robert Scoble uses Quora. I don’t really care how Robert Scoble does anything. 47 Different Ways to Promote Your YouTube Channel At the end of the day, the best marketing results come to those who stand out from the rest of the crowd. So, when it comes to YouTube, what is it that makes your videos or your channel unique? What value are you providing to the community with your video content?
Home Page as Landing Page examples Home page examples featuring simple persuasive designs for desktop and mobile experiences Creating focused Landing Pages is a standard approach for digital campaigns, particularly for engaging the first prospect visit from Google AdWords. But more and more savvy brands are applying the principles of landing page design to their home pages.
Best Practices For Using Categories And Tags In WordPress You’ve written your post, and your mouse is hovering over the “Publish” button, but you can’t help but feel like you’ve forgotten something… Don’t worry, WordPress will remind you: “You must select a category before publishing a post.” And that reminds you, you should pick add a few tags as well. But when none of the categories seem to really fit your topic, and you’re not sure what tags to add without repeating yourself, what are you supposed to do? File it under “Miscellaneous”? That’s how many of us go about choosing our categories and tags: just creating them ad hoc as our blogs develop.