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How To Start A Travel Blog: Beginner’s Guide

how to write a travel blog?

So you want to start a travel blog? Congrats! That’s awesome. I’ve been known to dabble in travel blogging and it’s a nice change from writing more technical articles like this one. But if you want to create your own travel blog, you’re going to need your own website…and that might not be as easy … Read more

How To Add Google Tag Manager To WordPress + Insert Scripts

google tag manager

When it comes to adding scripts to WordPress, most people recommend that you use a plugin like Code Snippets or your own custom plugin (or, if you’re wild and crazy, you can stick them right in your child theme’s template files). But lately on some of the Facebook WordPress groups, I’ve been seeing people talk … Read more

5 Best WordPress Maintenance Mode Plugins For Your Site

5 Best WordPress Maintenance Mode Plugins For Your Site

If you need to make changes to the live version of your WordPress site, you probably don’t want your visitors walking in on you at an awkward moment. That’s what maintenance mode is for. It lets you throw up a user-friendly page that tells users “Hey, the site isn’t available for a bit. Please come … Read more

Elementor Gets Inline Text Editing, Code Autosuggestions + More.

elementor inline editing

If you’ve read my Elementor review here at WPLift (or one of the many other Elementor reviews out there), you know that one of the few criticisms I, and others, had for Elementor was its lack of inline editing (that is – the ability to type text directly on the live preview of your page, … Read more

12+ Elementor Add-ons For Extra Elements, Functionality, Templates + More

elementor add ons

One of the great things about open source software is that it’s “open” for other developers to tap into and extend. That openness is part of why we have 60,000+ WordPress plugins to choose from. But those benefits don’t just apply to the core WordPress software – they also mean that intrepid developers are free … Read more

Everest Review Review: Display Admin And User-Submitted Reviews

everest reviews

Interested in a review about a review plugin? It’s a little bit meta, but that’s what I’m about to do today. I’m going to write an Everest Review review. No, that’s not a typo. I really am reviewing a plugin named Everest Review. As you’d expect from the name, Everest Review helps you add a … Read more

ThirstyAffiliates Review: Cloak And Manage Affiliate Links in WordPress

thirsty affiliates review

Affiliate links are ugly. I said it. And not only are they ugly, they’re difficult to keep track of. You use them all over the place, so it’s easy to forget where all of your affiliate links are located. That’s fine…until the affiliate program changes networks and you have to swap out all your links … Read more

SiteGround Review: Affordable Managed Hosting for WordPress [UPDATE 2017]

siteground review

Looking for a SiteGround review before you make the plunge and host your website there? SiteGround is WPLift’s recommended WordPress hosting company. It’s also where WPLift is hosted and where I, a freelance writer, host all of my personal websites. The fact that we both use SiteGround should give you an idea that we believe … Read more

What’s Coming in WordPress 4.9 – All The New Features

wordpress 4.9

There are three certainties in life: Death Taxes New versions of the WordPress core software On November 14th, 2017, we’ll be treated to the third: the release of WordPress 4.9. In preparation for that release, the team has started moving through the beta testing process. That gives me the chance to dig in and show … Read more

How to Send a WordPress Newsletter Without Even Leaving Your Dashboard

How to Send a WordPress Newsletter Without Even Leaving Your Dashboard

Want to send a WordPress newsletter to your visitors but not sure where to get started? In this guide, I’m going to give you a beginner-friendly look at how you can quickly start sending newsletters right from your WordPress dashboard without any complicated setup or coding. I’ll use the free MailPoet plugin for the bulk … Read more

GetSiteControl Review: 7 Helpful Marketing Widgets In One WordPress Plugin

getsitecontrol review

If you want to connect with your website visitors, you have plenty of options. Navigation bars, live chat, email opt-ins…you name it. But if you want to implement all those different tactics, you usually need to install a separate plugin for each type of widget. That can add up quick. GetSiteControl changes that by housing … Read more

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: What Are The Differences?

wordpress.com vs wordpress.org

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org is a distinction that’s tripped up many new WordPress users. If you’re feeling confused by these two similar terms – you’re definitely not alone. But here’s the thing: Despite the many similarities between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, the two are different platforms. And the choice you make will have important consequences for your … Read more

How to Customize Or Hide the WordPress Admin Toolbar

How to Customize Or Hide the WordPress Admin Toolbar

Since WordPress 3.1, the WordPress Admin Bar, now known as the WordPress Toolbar, has been a part of the WordPress core. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, it’s that omnipresent bar at the top of your screen whenever you’re logged in to WordPress. It’s helpful enough, but a bit basic. That simplicity might … Read more

8 Best WordPress Testimonial Plugins for 2017: Boost Social Proof

6 Best WordPress Testimonial Plugins for 2017: Boost Social Proof

If you’re trying to sell anything on your website, testimonials are a great way to add social proof to your site and convince your visitors that they can trust you. For example, WikiJob was able to boost its conversion rate by 34% just by adding customer testimonials to its homepage. And that’s not the only … Read more

The WPLift Guide to WordPress Multisite: How to Install, Manage + Lots More [UPDATE 2017]

wordpress multisite guide

Wondering how to get started with WordPress Multisite? If so, you’ve found the right place because I’m about to dish out 2,500 words of WordPress Multisite goodness. By the end of this post, you’ll know pretty much everything a beginner needs to know about WordPress Multisite. That means you’ll learn: What WordPress Multisite is When … Read more

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