Plugin Reviews

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. For WordPress security, I’ve been using and recommending Wordfence for a few years, but with a recent update they totally changed the interface , greatly reducing the quality of the user experience, in my opinion. I find the new version hard to navigate, and that doesn’t bode well […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. What’s the difference between the post title and the SEO title? Ever asked that question? Here’s a definitive explanation from Yoast. If you’re thinking about creating a WordPress-based membership site, this is the post for you! Here’s a roundup of 15 of the top membership plugins to handle […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. CRO (conversion rate optimization) is something I’m always trying to increase for my design clients. Here’s a great post showing how a few key small changes in design can have a huge impact on CRO – in this case increasing conversions by over 35%! Now, at the beginning […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Even if you use Google Analytics (and especially if you don’t) you might find adding one of these Google Analytics alternatives plugins to your WordPress site useful. Are you protecting your website? Is it enough? Learn about the 5 most common WordPress security breaches and how to protect […]

The popular Postman SMTP plugin was removed from the WordPress plugin repository earlier this month due to security issues. Thankfully, it was taken over by another Postman user and plugin developer very quickly, who fixed the security issues and released a new replacement: Post SMTP. Replacing the plugin on your own site is extremely easy; […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. In the last month two clients have contacted me about adding an appointment scheduling capability to their websites. Here’s a review of 15 appointment plugins – I’m a fan of BirchPress, having used it several times, but any of these might be a good fit depending on your […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. Looking for a calendar plugin? You’ll find a lot of them in the WordPress plugin repository… to help make sense of the offerings check out this review of the Six Best Event Calendar Plugins for WordPress. I’m a fan of The Events Calendar, although it is definitely not […]

This week’s WordPress and web marketing links. This question still comes up occasionally… if you want to display an email address on your website, can you keep it from being ‘harvested’ by spam bots? Yes, you can. The venerable Email Address Encoder plugin is perfect for this – just install it. That’s it, nothing else […]