Google Webmaster Tools is a free service that provides website owners with a trove of valuable (and actionable) data about their sites. The service compliments the data obtained through Google Analytics. Together the two services are an indispensable resource for anyone who runs a website. In this tutorial explains the benefits of Google Webmaster Tools, […]
Beyond Simple Contact Forms: Collecting Data with Gravity Forms WordPress is a great web publishing system, but when it comes to collecting user data through a web-based form you’ll need to turn to a plugin to extend the core WP system. If you just need a simple contact form there are many good options to […]
An events calendar is a great way to keep your customers up-to-date on your public appearances, sales, and special events. In this lesson I show you how to setup a calendar using the All-In-One Events Calendar plugin.
The best way to find out what your customers are thinking is to ask them. It’s easy to create a web survey to get immediate feedback from your visitors. In this video I show you how to add a survey to your website using Google Docs.
There’s no reason to limit yourself to text when you can easily publish audio and video on your WordPress website. In this lesson I show you how to add media to your site in a way that works well on mobile devices as well as PCs.
One of the best ways to draw attention to your site is to encourage your visitors to share your content with their friends on social networks. In this lesson I show you how to setup share buttons that let your visitors share your content with their followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google +.
The old days of the simple “hit counter” are over. These days business owners have access to a treasure trove of actionable web usage data. In this lesson I show you how to setup Google Analytics to monitor your website’s traffic and more.
No matter how well organized your website is, you’re bound to have visitors who prefer to find what they’re looking for by using the search box. Unfortunately, site search is one of the few areas where WordPress needs a lot of help. In this video I show you how to improve your site search using the Relevanssi plugin.
Email newsletters remain one of the most effective ways to keep in touch with your customers and prospects. In this lesson I show you how to add an email subscription form to your website.
A contact form is the best way to get feedback from your site visitors without exposing your email address to a flood of SPAM. In this lesson I show you how to create a simple contact form with the Contact Form 7 plugin.