4 SEO Presentations w/ Tips, Graphics + Data You Can Use NOTE: All of the slide decks in this post are free to download and distribute, as are any of the stats/graphics in them (please reference the source if you do). Hopefully they'll be helpful learning tools and will make your deck-building processes easier than mine have been! The past few weeks have been a whirlwind for me, and they're not slowing down anytime soon. Just 2 weeks ago, I jetted off to San Marino (a small country in the northeastern part of Italy) with my travel blogging wife, Hannah Smith from Distilled, Marcus Tandler + Niels Dorje of TandlerDorje, Gianluca Fiorelli and Google's Avinash Kaushik (along with several great local speakers). Below are two of my presentations from that event (Be-Wizard): Ninja Forms for WordPress: A Comprehensive Overview WordPress has quite a few form plugins to choose from. Some are easy to use but have limited features while others have lots of features but can be complicated to use. WP Ninja Forms shows that it doesn’t have to be this way. Ninja Forms is a simple form builder with lots of features and it can even be expanded further, giving you the tools to build any type of form easily. In this review I take a look at Ninja Forms and a few of its add-ons.
Get premium themes and plugins for free by signing up for ClickWP's support plans Over $1000 of premium WordPress themes and plugins available for free to ClickWP support plan customers. We’re very excited to announce our WordPress Toolkit, and we think it’s something you’ll love as well. ClickWP has many premium WordPress themes and plugins in our bag of tricks. Because we own developer licenses for them, we are able to use them on customers sites. That means you are able to make use of the themes and plugins in our toolkit, without having to purchase a license for them yourself.
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. Everything You Need To Know About The iThemes Security Plugin WordPress sites are attacked by hackers every day. Many sites fall prey to hackers simply because they’re not secure enough. They don’t have enough to protect them. Some only have simple protection that hackers have little trouble getting around.
Facebook The Facebook plugin for WordPress adds Facebook social plugins to your WordPress site. Associate your WordPress site with a free Facebook application identifier to enable advanced features such as automatically sharing new posts to an author's Facebook Timeline or your site's Facebook Page. This plugin is developed by Facebook with extra support for popular plugins and themes, custom post types, and custom post statuses.
Link Building London: Absolutely Remarkable I have attended an extremely large number of SEO-focused events in the past 7 years, planned and run seminars and training myself, contributed keynotes and sessions to major conferences and yet, I believe Distilled's Link Building day in London has just, in my opinion, grabbed the title of "best single day of content" ever at an SEO event. In the past, I've been impressed in particular by the more expert-level shows like SMX Advanced, SES London and SEOmoz's own PRO Training (now officially MozCon), but this one took the cake. I'm, apparently, not the only one who thinks so: I obviously can't give away all of the phenomenal tips and content from the day, but I can share a few of my notes:
How To Scan Your WordPress Website For Hidden Malware As the most popular content management system online, WordPress websites are a common target for hackers, spammers, and other malicious parties. That is why it is vital to take measures to make your website more secure. The goal of most hackers is to infect your website with malware. Common malware threats include:
How To Find Out Which WordPress Plugins Are Making Your Site Slow High Loading Times = Bad SEO! Google, with their emphasis on Site Speed and loading times, has made it clear to website owners that slow sites will not be tolerated! While it’s very challenging for a WordPress blog to hit (or be under) the preferred 2 second mark, unless it’s only running a theme and no plugins… by the time we layer on some fancy-dancy plugins these sites can get downright slow! While Google’s own Matt Cutts reminds us not to neglect user experience by skipping on essentials, we’re also reminded by the WordPress Core (development) team that a site with 12 plugins is rapidly approaching “overload”.
The Music Executive Summary Guide Yes, I was involved in the music industry for quite some time. I started out way back in the day. Long story that I have expressed in my book, “How To Be Rich, Nicca”. Anyway, The Spinks Music Group was my label and I presently run The Spinks Entertainment Group now based upon the film industry. The Two Most Common Fixes for WordPress Problems — The Arkham Archivist As a (mostly) former WordPress consultant, I’ve had a lot of people call or e-mail me frantically to say “My site’s not working!!” There are a lot of things that can cause your WordPress install to break, but let me share the two most common fixes for WordPress problems. Resave the Permalinks You can clear up a lot of problems by simply resaving the permalinks. Go to Settings → Permalinks, scroll to the “Save Changes” button and click it. (You don’t have to make any changes, just click to save.)