-+*In this updated version of helpful blog posts from around the web, you’ll find links to 11 excellent tutorials about website security, search engine optimization (SEO), e-mail marketing, and website essentials.
Posts Categorized: WordPress Websites
-+*Is your website mobile-friendly? This article explains Google’s new mobile-friendly update, and how it will affect your site.
-+*Google will label “mobile-friendly” websites AND they’ll rank them higher in search results starting April 21, 2015. Get ready for the change with these tips for building a mobile-friendly site.
-+*Highlighting a social media update is a great way to attract attention and get more clicks. In this illustrated tutorial, you’ll learn how to “pin” (feature) posts on your Facebook Page or Group, Twitter profile, Google+ profile or page, WordPress blog and Pinterest.
-+*Itching to display before-and-after pictures on your website or blog? The TwentyTwenty WordPress plugin combines two images into a cool interactive slider. This article includes a screencast that explains how to use the plugin and shows three before-and-after pictures of websites that the Blogging Bistro team has redeveloped.
-+*Do you have good intentions to post regularly to your blog and social networks, but it never seems to happen the way you envision? A publication calendar can remedy that! This article walks you through how to set up a calendar that will work for you.
-+*We’re excited to announce that we launched a remodeled version of BloggingBistro.com. Along with that, we’ve transferred our blog’s RSS feed to AWeber. Read on for details about how to subscribe via e-mail or your favorite feed reader.
-+*Landing pages — stand-alone web pages that deliver a single marketing message and a single call-to-action — have been around for decades. They’re usually used to entice people to sign up for an offer or mailing list.
During the past year or so, one-page websites have exploded in popularity. Now, instead of functioning primarily as a sales tool, they’ve morphed into full-featured websites.
One-page websites work well for brands in their infancy and for sites that have a small amount of content.
This article shows you one-page websites we have developed for clients, and details two common problems with one-page WordPress themes.
-+*Two months ago, we shared the steps we’ve been taking to re-brand the West Coast Christian Writers Conference (I volunteer on the Board of Directors).
We changed the name of the organization, revamped the conference curriculum, moved the conference to a new location, designed a logo and ramped up our marketing efforts.
We created a one-page website that included the conference essentials. The “starter” website introduced the new brand to the world while the board members finalized the conference details.
We just launched the full-featured website (which replaced the one-page site). It’s a WordPress site that uses responsive design technology, meaning that it functions perfectly on a desktop, tablet, or smartphone.
-+*Children’s author, Diane Stortz, decided it was time to upgrade her Blogger blog to a website that would feature her books and her editing services.
She wanted a “look” that would appeal to her primary audience of parents and grandparents of young children, and her secondary audience of publishers and writers looking to hire an experienced editor. She wanted her brand to be bright, fun, contemporary, personable, and professional. A tall order!
In this article, you’ll learn how the Blogging Bistro team worked with Diane to update her logo, website, business cards, and social media accounts.