How to Boost Visitor with the Mailchimp in 2020

May 10, 2020 Shanu Mathai 0

Keeping your visitors interested is the key to a successful website—and one great way to do that is with email. A smart email outreach plan piques peoples’ interest, keeps them engaged, and brings them back to your website. To send emails, you need a mailing list, and Mailchimp is the list-building tool of choice for lots of folks. With WordPress.com’s new Mailchimp block, you can add a signup form to any post or page. Give visitors the opportunity to join your list wherever they are on your website. Using the Mailchimp block If your website is on WordPress.com or uses Jetpack (version 7.1 or higher), the Mailchimp block is already waiting for you in the block editor. Open a post or page, add a new block, and either […]

5+best WordPress Courses for Beginners in 2020

January 25, 2020 Shanu Mathai 0

1. WordPress 101: The Basics by WP101 VISIT WP101 TO GET STARTED → Time to Complete: 90 minutesPrice: $19/yr (the first 7 videos are free – so you can get started for $0) Sometimes a free course doesn’t provide everything you’re looking for, and you’re willing to pay for something a little more professional. WordPress 101: The Basics comes with a price, but provides more support and viewing options than the above courses. It also manages to cover all the basics – themes, plugins, setting up a site – as well as some more advanced material about website settings and customization. Scattered throughout the 20 videos are plenty of helpful tips for WordPress beginners. Pros The course is more accessible than most. It’s closed-captioned, and there is […]

What is Youzer?

September 18, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

When they say it’s a whole new world, the creators of Youzer aren’t kidding. This is a new-era management solution for WordPress front-end user profiles, and it will change your author page into something that really fits that description. Integrated with BuddyPress, it will open up hundreds of options for you to play with, letting you find the exact design that will fit your personality to the finest details. Take a look at everything it has to offer and trust us, you’ll want it immediately. Once BuddyPress is active on your site, you can then install Youzer and start adding the selection of templates to your site. These templates cover the user login and registration pages, the user profile pages, and the social wall and global news feed […]

5+ Steps to Recover My WordPress Blog from a Hack

September 17, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

Getting hacked is something I do not want to go through again. There are so many reasons why website downtime is bad for your blog/business: while a loss of traffic and potential income are the two most obvious, I cannot understate the amount of time I lost in getting the site restored and the amount of stress it caused me. In this post I want to reveal what happened to my site and let you know what I have done to increase the security of my site since. Step 1: How was my WordPress site hacked? If you’re a casual web developer this task may seem beyond you at first. But taking a moment to assess the situation could save you a lot of time […]

What Makes the Amelia Booking Engine Different?

September 16, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

Amelia is an advanced booking plugin for WordPress that allows customers to make reservations and appointments through your website with ease. It is a fantastic solution that is well suited to sports clubs, restaurants, beauty salons, consultants, and more. Amelia boasts many great features including a step by step booking system for customers and two-way synchronisation support for Google Calendar to help employees manage their schedule. Customers can pay for appointments using PayPal or Stripe. WooCommerce can also be integrated to add additional payment options and add support for taxes and invoices. As you would expect from a modern WordPress plugin, Amelia has a responsive design that looks great on desktops, tablets, and smartphones. Let’s take a closer look at how Amelia can help you and your online business manage bookings. Just […]

How to Set your Social Meta in WordPress with All in One SEO Pack and Yoast SEO

August 11, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

As we continue our series on the All in One SEO Pack plugin, we will show you how to set the Social Meta of your WordPress site. Social meta also known as Open Graph meta allows you to affect how your pages/posts will look when shared on social media such as Facebook or Twitter. This can help your site by ensuring it is optimized for sharing online and can increase the number of interactions your site receives. Set Social Meta Log into your WordPress Dashboard. Click All in One SEO then Feature Manager in the navigation menu. You will see the Social Meta feature listed, click the Activate button.You will then see a message stating “All in One SEO Options Updated.“ Click the Social Meta link in the All in One SEO menu. You will then be on the Social Meta settings page, […]

How To Correctly Configure All in One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin

August 11, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

There are many SEO plugins out there for WordPress blog, and I have covered some of the best here at ShoutMeLoud. All in one SEO is another popular SEO plugin for completely optimize a WordPress blog. For a newbie blogger, configuring All in One SEO plugin could be quite tricky, and without configuring the plugin, AIOSEO plugin is as good as not installed. Complete Guide to Setup All in One SEO Pack Plugin Once you have installed & activated the plugin, let’s move ahead & configure it. Go to All in one SEO > General settings. General Settings: Home Page Settings: In the home page settings you need to add few details like Home title, and home description. Here are few things which you should […]

How to Do Keyword Research for SEO

August 11, 2019 Shanu Mathai 1

While Google keeps us on our toes with all the algorithm updates they keep rollin’ out, one thing has stayed pretty consistent for inbound marketers looking to optimize their websites for search: keyword research. Well, the need to do keyword research has stayed the same. How you actually do it hasn’t. What is keyword research? Keyword research is the process of finding and analyzing actual search terms that people enter into search engines. The insight you can get into these actual search terms can help inform content strategy, as well as your larger marketing strategy. Why is keyword research important? More and more, we hear how much SEO has evolved over just the last 10 years, and how unimportant keywords themselves have become to our ability to rank well for the […]

MailPoet vs MailChimp for WordPress

August 10, 2019 Shanu Mathai 0

The purpose of this article is to help you with just that! We’re going to compare two email marketing solutions for WordPress – Mailchimp and MailPoet. MailPoet vs Mailchimp Mailchimp, as well all know, is an industry-leading email marketing platform. Back in 2001, what started as a side project to send better newsletters, today has transformed into an all-in-one marketing platform for growing businesses, with millions of customers across the globe. Today Mailchimp offers so much more than just email marketing – including landing pages, social media posts, Facebook and Google ads, retargeting ads, marketing automation and more. MailPoet, on the other hand, is a simple yet powerful email marketing plugin, built with WordPress in mind. In other words, MailPoet is a WordPress-centric email marketing plugin. MailPoet does one thing, […]