It doesn't get much better than free fonts. Add a reliable source like Google's font service with over 600 fonts to choose from, and the possibilities for pairings are endless! Since the launch of the Google fonts service, many of my developer friends and DIY WordPress friends have asked me how to use Google fonts in WordPress. The answer is so simple it may surprise you! In fact, there are multiple ways and they are all easy.When you're done with this post, you'll be empowered to beautify your own site with any font from Google fonts.
As Bloggers we know, commenters are few and far between these days, and let's face it, so are return visitors. When we get comments, we get excited and often reply to those lovely people. But do they know we've replied? Most of the time no. If you took the time to comment, maybe asking a question, on someone's blog and never heard a word, would you return to see if they answered? Probably not. Building community and engaging an audience that returns again and again doesn't just happen. That's why third party commenting systems that allow real engagement and easy threaded commenting with
You've worked hard on your blog. You would be so sad if something happened and you lost your content or design. There are lots of WordPress backup plugins out there, but how do you know which one to use or what it backs up? What Should You Backup? Content WordPress stores your content in a database. All your post and page titles, content, categories, tags, SEO info, etc are all in one place. Databases aren't accessible via your control panel's file manager or by FTP. But, they are hackable and therefore vulnerable and should be backed up regularly.
The idea first came to us a few years ago, before any of the now-well-known companies were offering managed WordPress hosting. We brainstormed the process, talked about hiring someone to help build the system and someone to manage it, then we sat on the idea. And, like all good ideas thought about too long, others with the same idea broke ground and took off. Still, in the back of our minds we knew we needed to do this for our clients. And so, here we are, my husband and I, introducing our brandnew service! What is Typpr? It's WordPress hosting for writers and business owners who need to focus
You've written a beautiful piece and you've got some pretty good attention grabbing quotes, but getting people to share your content has always been the hurdle. You have social sharing icons, sure, but people are lazy and they're not going to click to share an article. They will, however, share a really good quote or thought provoking message, especially if you make it easy. For a while now some of my favorite bloggers have been using a tool called Click to Tweet. It's a great concept... you create a catchy phrase or sentence, visit clicktotweet.com and put in your message and the link you want to
Every so often I find a plugin that completely revolutionizes certain sites. One of my recent finds was a custom search plugin for WordPress, known as Swiftype. Swiftype actually creates a custom search engine for your site. When you set it up, you give the tool some time to index all your posts. After that, it automatically indexes every post you write. When readers use your search bar they start typing and Swiftype starts suggesting posts! What's even cooler is you can login at Swiftype, type in a search querey and rearrange the results. This way if you know your apple pie recipe should be the