The Ultimate Guide to WordPress Spam

Akismet, the most popular spam killing plugin for WordPress, encounters 7.5 million pieces of spam per hour on average. That’s twice as much spam as there are people in Los Angeles. Every hour. Back in 2007, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg knew spam would be a growing problem for the CMS, saying at the time it was getting so bad that …

How to Add a Hello Bar to Your WordPress Site (and Why Everyone is Doing It)

Want to boost your conversion rates? That’s what hello bars are all about. Whether you want to add email subscribers, advertise special deals, drive traffic to a landing page, or make a site-wide announcement, hello bars get the job done. What are hello bars? Hello bars, more generically called notification bars, are the bars added to either the top or …

Privacy Checklist: 10 Tips for Protecting Visitors to Your WordPress Site

Businesses of all sizes—bloggers, SMBs, eCommerce companies, large enterprises, and more—understand the importance of having a website. Without it, a business is relegated to the more time – and labor – intensive (and not to mention outdated) method of increasing brand recognition and converting leads through cold calling and word-of-mouth. Plus, if your brand doesn’t have a website, you’re relying …

15 Seriously Simple Hacks for Customizing WordPress for Clients

WordPress has become synonymous with ease of use and flexibility. With an intuitive interface, plugins, themes, and other tools to help users build websites, WordPress has quickly become the content management system of choice. The subject of website customization is nothing new. Articles and guides are created all the time with the purpose of educating developers and others working in WordPress …