Need to accept Stripe payments on your WordPress site? Stripe is great because it’s easy to use, charges transparent fees, and is not named PayPal
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Forcing people to fill out registration forms is so early-2000s. Type in the username and email. Type in the password. Confirm the password. Click the
If you’ve been using WordPress for some time, you probably know that it’s a horrible idea to use the WordPress Media Library to host videos
A WordPress document library plugin is a popular way to list PDF files or other documents in a structured format with download links. A good
Sometimes (actually, a lot of times…), the built-in WordPress gallery functionality just doesn’t cut it. And when that happens, you’re going to need to turn
What are the some of the best WordPress plugins to add and manage ads on your blog in 2018? That is the question this post
When they say it’s a whole new world, the creators of Youzer aren’t kidding. This is a new-era management solution for WordPress front-end user profiles,
WordPress shortcodes are great in the moment. But if you ever do something to deactivate those shortcodes (like change themes or disable a plugin), they
When it comes to WP performance optimization, the word that usually comes first to mind is a cache plugin. You’ve probably already heard about WP
Raise your hand if you can tell me the next upcoming event in the WordPress Events and News dashboard widget… That’s what I thought. While
Appointment plugins are an interesting topic. Because WordPress has grown into such a popular CMS, many businesses which need appointment functionality are starting to use
Have you ever wondered how many hotel, vacation rental, or bed and breakfast WordPress websites are in existence? According to the latest research performed in 2017, WordPress
Back in November 2017, the team behind Tailor Page Builder made the hard decision to bow out of the page builder market because of, in
If you’re running a WordPress website, you should always be on the lookout for ways to speed up your site. As I harp on in
In the past few weeks, we’ve been diving into add-ons for popular WordPress page builders. These are essentially “plugins for plugins” that add additional functionality to
Elementor vs WPBakery Page Builder (formerly known as Visual Composer Page Builder) is an interesting comparison because it’s pitting two page builders with vastly different
In the past few weeks, we’ve featured posts on Elementor add-ons and Beaver Builder add-ons, which may have left you to think that we’ve forgotten
You don’t need me to tell you that page speed is important. I mean – the data is there. Page load times affect everything from
If you run any kind of business, reviews are essential to getting people to trust you. In a survey from BrightLocal, a whopping 85% of
With its 400,000+ active installs, Beaver Builder is one of the most popular WordPress page builders that you’ll find. It also has a huge developer
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
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
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
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
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
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
If you plan to review products on your WordPress site, using one of these WordPress review plugins can help you add stylish review summary boxes,
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
If you follow WPLift, you know that we’ve previously talked about things like the benefits of Google AMP for WordPress sites and whether Google AMP
Do you want to grow your email list, build your social following, or just plain promote offers to your visitors? Bouncezap is a tool that
Struggling with how to add Click to Tweet boxes to WordPress? You know, those quote boxes where your readers can click to instantly share the
Looking for a way to add social share buttons to your WordPress site? If you’ve been browsing for solutions, you’ve probably come across this name:
If you’re a WordPress developer, designer, agency owner, or just…anyone who creates designs or websites for a living and needs to accept feedback from other
If you’ve heard of this little old eCommerce store named Amazon, then you might also know that Amazon has what is likely the largest affiliate
Looking to add mega menu functionality to your WordPress site? Unless you’re using a WordPress theme that already supports mega menus, you’ll need to turn
Interested in a Google Analytics alternative for your WordPress site? Google Analytics is generally most webmasters’ go-to tool when it comes to website analytics. But
When it comes to website analytics, Google Analytics is undoubtedly the gold standard. But…it’s by no means the only option when it comes to analytics
Tables make it easy for you to do everything from displaying tons of data in a usable way to creating conversion-boosting product comparison tables and
Quite often we hear about WordPress alternatives, but it’s hard to be sold on a website builder that goes up against WordPress. The Duda responsive Website
In the world of “best plugin lists”, there’s plenty of love for regular WordPress plugins. But when it comes to our compadres running WordPress Multisite,
If you’re tired of getting the same support queries over and over (or just want to help your customers better), you should create a knowledge
When you think of WordPress and social networking, your mind probably jumps straight to BuddyPress. But, as my PeepSo review will show, BuddyPress is far
Caching plugins are one of those indispensable plugins that every single WordPress site needs. While some performance optimization tweaks barely move the needle when it
Want a smarter way to track and engage with your visitors? Zoho SalesIQ, the plugin/SaaS product that I’ll be reviewing today, gives you detailed visitor
You know the drill. WordPress comes out with a new update, then you hope and pray that it doesn’t damage anything on your site. You’ve
Struggling to pick the perfect page builder for your WordPress site? I already compared two giants in the form of Divi vs Elementor. Now, I’m
Ever wished that you could get more insights from Google Analytics? The default Google Analytics tracking code gives you some helpful information about where your
Does your website skew towards a more professional niche? Or maybe you’ve got a portfolio site and want to bring in your LinkedIn information for
Making your website fast is one of the most crucial things any website owner can do to increase their success. Not only does it improve
Interested in a tool that bills itself as “more flexible than typical page builders and as powerful as hand-coding”? Oxygen is a new WYSIWYG visual
After stumbling upon the HTML to WordPress app, I began to wonder what the point of it was. Why? I had never had the need
If you want to take WordPress from “blog content management system” to “full-featured content management system,” you need custom post types. But custom post types
Want to manage email newsletters from directly inside your WordPress dashboard? No MailChimp, no Campaign Monitor…you just click on a tab and start sending out
Want to create more beautiful WordPress content? That’s a pretty easy question to answer, right? We have plenty of awesome page builders for heavy-duty page building. But what about a lightweight tool for beautifying regular ‘ole post content? That is, what about a “page builder for posts”? That’s how Setka Editor, the plugin I’m reviewing today, is branded.
Have you ever seen those voting contests where contestants upload an image or video and then the public votes on who has the best entry? They’ve become a pretty popular way for brands to attract user-generated content and get visitors involved.
Analytics get boring. Maybe that’s the reason so many businesses and bloggers stop using them after a few weeks or months. Personally, I can’t stand the monotony of stats, but I do force myself to go through website and email newsletter analytics every week.
Want to offer live chat to visitors on your WordPress site? If so, what better service to use than a company that is literally named LiveChat? In this review, I’ll be taking a look at LiveChat from the perspective of a WordPress site owner. While LiveChat is technically a standalone SaaS, they have their own WordPress plugin that makes it super simple to set your WordPress site up with LiveChat.
WordPress is the perfect solution for setting up your photography website. We’ve already lined up some great WordPress Photography Themes. But to actually get the
Need to show different content to your visitors depending on where they’re located? If so, you need a geotargeting plugin. And you’re in luck, because in this post I’m going to review GeoTargeting WP.
Ever wished you could build a custom footer with Visual Composer or another page builder? Not too long ago, I reviewed a plugin called Smart Footer System that helps you do just that…plus a bunch more!
If you need to customize or white label the WordPress dashboard, you’ve found your way to the right post. In my WpAlter review, I’ll be digging into all the ways in which this affordable plugin can help you customize the WordPress dashboard.
Looking for a way to display stylish opt-in forms on your WordPress site…without shelling out $70+ for one of the premium plugins? In my OptinEngine review, I’ll be looking at a WordPress opt-in plugin that allows you to create a variety of stylish email opt-ins for free. And no, it doesn’t skimp out on targeting options!
Want to increase your visibility in the search engines? Of course you do. That’s a silly question. Better visibility means more traffic…which means more money in your pocket (or a nice ego-boost if you’re a hobbyist!).
Is an unruly WordPress Media Library getting you down? The WordPress Media Library is great in the moment, but once you upload something, it’s easy for that file to disappear down the rabbit hole.
What do you do when you’re launching a new site or working on an existing one? Did you install a third-party plugin to let you create coming soon or maintenance pages? Or do you just…not put up anything at all because it’s too much trouble to go through setting up dedicated maintenance and coming soon pages?
Want to give your customers awesome support? The plugin I’m reviewing today purports to do just that. The aptly named Awesome Support plugin sets you up with a comprehensive helpdesk right inside WordPress. And best of all, it even has a free version that can help you do this.
Search engine optimization (SEO) is more important than ever these days thanks in large part to the increasing competition in the online world. In order to stand out amongst those in your industry vying for the same following you are after, you must do everything you can to make your website the best. This includes having exceptional web design, security, loading speeds and performance, and of course SEO optimization.
Churches from all over the world are known for collecting money for the needy. Non-profits focus on more niche categories like animal rights and targeting large corporations to keep bad ingredients out of our food. As long as you’re not running a cult I’d argue that collecting money for any cause is noble.
As of this article, Slider Revolution has over 174,000 sales on CodeCanyon. Pair that with 6,400 ratings for a 4.8 average star rating and you’ve got yourself the most successful WordPress slider ever. This popularity, and the fact that the Theme Punch folks partner with various WordPress theme companies (giving away Slider Revolution for free) makes it interesting when completing a review.
Need a Clef alternative? For a long time, Clef was one of the most popular WordPress two-factor authentication plugins. It had an innovative product, well over a million active installs, and was just all around one of the best two-factor solutions for WordPress.
The plugin I’m going to review in this post lets you customize pretty much every aspect of your WordPress site’s footer. It’s called Smart Footer System and it lets you choose a different footer for each post type on your site. Or, if you want even more control, you can even choose a custom footer for individual posts or pages.
As a blogger I had never thought too much about my search bar, all lonely towards the middle of my sidebar. If customers need to find an article the default search bar should do just fine. That’s until I moved into the eCommerce market, realizing that search could be the difference between making a successful business and a flop. This goes for many industries, from social media sites to movie databases.
In this post, I’ll show you how to go full NSA on your WordPress site. That’s right, you’ll be able to track exactly what every user on your site is doing at all times. And don’t get me wrong, we’re talking about a lot more than anonymous metadata here!
If you’re in real estate, you need a website to attract clients or tenants. That’s just a fact. As of 2012, 100% of American home
You created a website to make your content available to the world…but that doesn’t necessarily mean you want the world to see everything on your site. So if you want to restrict some of your content from the public, what can you do?
So, given that I’ve already spent some time telling you why Elementor is perfect for marketers, I’d like to take this post to dig into some of the best features of Elementor Pro. Because with Elementor Pro, you’re getting a package of features that is truly unique.
Yup, even Stephen King needs to thing about how he’s going to sell more of his books. Although now he could probably call his publisher and have them do most of the work, somewhere along the line he had to think about a mailing list, a website and the tools needed for processing payments for all his sales.
Attracting a large audience is something all website owners try to do on a regular basis, regardless of what their overall goals are. And while advertising, inbound marketing, social media networking, and SEO optimization are all great ways to drive traffic to your site, they are not really all that interesting. But do know what is interesting? Quizzes!
Posting a video course on YouTube might get you some followers, but it’s no way to run a learning business. Whether you’re sharing WordPress tutorials and courses like we do here on WPLift, or your training people to become better fiction writers, a full learning management system (LMS) is needed.
Sliced Invoices is a WordPress invoice plugin that gives you full control over sending invoices and quotes to your clients. Even better, everything is handled from within your WordPress dashboard. No need to use an external tool.
Trying to make your WordPress site a bit…healthier? For this list, I’m going to dig into the best plugins for exercise, fitness and gym websites. Whether you’re trying to add some basic nutrition or exercise calculators to your own site or you’re trying to create a fully-functional gym website that can take bookings and manage exercise class schedules, these plugins can help you out.
If you’ve ever searched for a WordPress caching plugin at wordpress.org, you know that W3 Total Cache is one of the most popular caching plugins out there. It has some pretty impressive download numbers. Some people love it. Others hate it. But no one can deny that it’s popular.
Need to add event listings to your WordPress site? The plugin I’m going to look at in this review helps you add powerful event listing functionality to WordPress. You’ll get features like front-end event creation forms, sortable event listings, and lots more.
Operating a company that offers many products can be difficult to manage at times. After all, customers will always have questions regarding your products and services. And, as a reliable and established business, it is your job to answer said questions in a timely fashion.
Have you spent hours trying to remember where you put a simple document? Have you tried to get in touch a team member and had
In this post, I’ll dig into some of the ways that marketers can benefit from the Elementor page builder. If you’d like to see some more general thoughts on Elementor, check out my Elementor review from a few months ago.
It should come as no surprise to you that today’s most successful website owners meticulously track their website’s metrics. After all, tracking and analyzing site
In a perfect world, no one would ever have problems with your product. In the real world, even the most well-designed product is going to have confused users. So if your users are confused and need help, how can you get that help to them? A help desk. Help desk software lets you accept client queries, organize them, and respond in a streamlined manner.
If you’re me, you book campsites online, right before summer rolls around. Others scurry to get their concert tickets on Ticketmaster, while a large number of families check prices on AirBnB and Kayak, all to make sure they get the good deals for that upcoming family vacation.
If you’re running a restaurant, you need a website, right? Think about it – how often do you go online to look up menus, make reservations, or check opening times for restaurants? I know that I do it pretty much every time I eat out!
You may remember that I reviewed GOCHA Video Comment back in August 2016. So why the revisit? Because GochaDesign has been hard at work adding new functionality and improving the user interface.
Are you a WordPress tweaker? If so, you’re probably gonna want to check out this review. Because today I’m going to take a look at Admin Menu Tweaker from Amino-Studio.
Looking for an easy solution to create tables for your WordPress site? If so, you’ll definitely want to read this review. In this post, I’m going to go in-depth and hands-on with Posts Table Pro from Barn2 Media. Whether you need to create product tables, staff directories, a knowledge base, or anything else table-based, Posts Table Pro can help you out.
If you have Google Maps embedded somewhere in your WordPress site, you’re going to want to read this review. Because the plugin I’m reviewing today offers multiple nifty ways to improve and manipulate Google Maps and WordPress.
I know this has probably happened to you…You’re trying to use two different accounts at the same website. But because of how most browsers work, you can only be logged into one account at a time. So you either keep logging in and out, or you open a new Incognito window for each account.
From foot insoles that claim to make you lose weight to the (now extinct) Pebble smartwatch, crowdfunding has been a smashing success. At least when it comes to raising money. Kickstarter and Indiegogo’s top projects have raised tens of millions of dollars, proving that the market is absolutely there for crowdfunding.
Once you’ve decided to execute your content marketing strategy you’ve probably tried to find ways you can make it easier. I mean content marketing does take a lot of work. However, there are a lot of plugins that can help to simplify your content marketing efforts.
Want to turn your WordPress user profiles from boring to awesome? All while enhancing your registration and login processes? UserPro provides a complete revamp of your WordPress site’s profile structure to accomplish just that.
You’re here because you want to learn more about your readers. Who they are, what they think. And whether you’re trying to get feedback on your website or just looking to gather demographic information on your readership, one of the best ways to do that is with a survey.
If you’re looking for a versatile, feature-rich way to add sliders anywhere on your WordPress site, you’ve found your way to the right post. SlideDeck
Have you ever struggled to choose between two different titles for a post? Wouldn’t it be great if, instead of having to choose between them, you could use them both and find out which grabbed more readers’ attention? Well, if you had read this post before that happened to you, you would’ve known that A/B testing (AKA split testing) could’ve solved your problem. A/B testing lets you compare two things, say post titles, to find out which option performs better.
There are a lot of WordPress form plugins out there. But there aren’t a lot of user-friendly, feature rich form plugins out there. WPForms breaks that trend by offering a beautiful drag and drop form builder packed with features. Simple enough for beginners, powerful enough for advanced users.
Have you ever wanted to make a minor tweak to your WordPress site but couldn’t figure out how to do it? Sometimes what you want to do is too simple for a dedicated plugin, but unless you’ve got some coding chops, it can be hard to make the change all by yourself.
Thanks in part to its 23% year on year growth as in industry in 2015-16, podcasting has solidified itself as an extremely valuable niche. Approximately 21% of Americans over the age of 12 have listened to a podcast in the last month, which is…pretty dang impressive, to say the least. So, if you’ve been looking to start a podcast, there’s no better time than now.
When most people build a WordPress site, one of the oft-overlooked elements is accessibility. They work hard on writing quality content, installing the best plugins and using a beautiful theme. But most don’t even know about the accessibility aspect. If you are serious about your users, designing your website for accessibility is one of the best things you can do.
Let’s be honest, the default WordPress registration form kind of…sucks. It’s functional enough, but you’re limited in what information you can collect, where the form is located, and how it looks. Of course, that probably doesn’t matter if your site doesn’t allow public registration…
Autoblogging often gets a bad rap because it can be abusive. And that’s true – I certainly won’t deny it. BUT, there’s nothing inherently abusive about autoblogging. As long as everything is above board, autoblogging can be a valuable tool for your site. Today, I’ll be looking at WP Robot Version 5, the latest incarnation of the popular WP Robot autoblogging plugin. This version brings a whole new interface and a slew of new features.
WordPress site migration is a complicated task. Most people would pay a professional, rather get their own hands dirty. It’s understandable. Migrations require technical know-how
Unlike regular page builders, CloudPress is a full-scale theme builder that lets you create your own WordPress theme using a simple drag and drop builder. Why is this distinction important? Because CloudPress will let you edit every single aspect of your site. There no restrictions on headers, page widths, or footers. And all of this is accomplished using a drag and drop editor.
Most WordPress website owners do not understand the required legal intricacies that come with owning and operating a website. For example, did you know that you cannot display Google Ads on your website without providing site visitors a specific set of legal pages? And yet, so many website owners do so without ever knowing they are breaking the law.
WordPress default search functionality is not the most efficient one. The search technology, in general, has made huge breakthroughs since nascent stages of the CMS. The current functionality may be satisfactory for 2003, but this is 2016.
Have you ever wondered: “How can I get more people to purchase my products?” If the answer is a resounding “Yes!” then congratulations, you are on your way to becoming an excellent merchant. Whether you own a brick-and-mortar shop in town or an eCommerce shop online, it is crucial you continuously evaluate your marketing efforts in order to build a bigger customer base, increase sales, and make more money.
Divi is the latest theme from Elegant Themes and is rising in popularity thanks in large part to its exceptional visual appeal and host of
True to its name, WP GeoIP Country Redirect is a handy little plugin that lets you redirect visitors to all or parts of your website based on their country (identified via IP address). You can choose to create a site-wide redirect or redirect by individual posts, pages, or categories. You can also add wildcard redirects to cover all possible scenarios.
WordPress comes with a basic user management system. It allows you to add users and control their permissions through built-in functions. Visitors can even register
Logo showcase plugins provide a simple yet effective way to list the sponsors that support your company or the partners and clients you work with
Gone are the days when site content was only about text. Today, different media elements have made the web more visual than ever. The Instagram
This post is about cookies. No, don’t excited. Not the ones you eat. I’m talking about the cookies you use to track website visitors. You
Don’t call me a hypocrite…I know in my previous post about notification bar plugins I said some mean things about popups. I said them because I, personally, am not a big fan of popups. But one thing I can’t deny is that they work. If you’re trying to build an email list, I doubt you can find a strategy that converts any better.
In the market for a social share plugin? Join me as I take a look at the newest release of Easy Social Share Buttons. This plugin isn’t exactly a new topic at WPLift. It’s actually the exact plugin Daan uses on WPLift, and Oli even wrote about it back in January of this year. But here’s what is new: Version 4.0 of Easy Social Share Buttons
Hey, freelancers! Wouldn’t it be great if we could just tell clients “I’m really good, trust me!” and have them throw piles of money at us? I think so. Unfortunately, life is often not that easy. Clients typically like to actually see that you’ve got some chops before they hire you (how selfish of them!).
ARMember is a new, impressive entrant to the competitive world of WordPress membership plugins. The plugin comes from CodeCanyon seller Repute Infosystems, who are behind other successful offerings like ARForms (3,428 sales and a 4.62 rating), ARPrice (1,301 sales and a 4.45 rating), and others.
There are many backup plugins for WordPress but, you might avoid scrolling down their list to read about their features. This is no ordinary list.
If you’re reading this Divi Review, you’ve probably been looking at a mind-numbingly high number of WordPress themes trying to find the absolute perfect design
Are you a blogger looking to add a feed of your latest Tweets or Facebook posts? Or maybe you produce video content and want an easy way to showcase all your latest creations? No matter what type of social media you’re trying to pull in, Feed Them Social can probably help. Feed Them Social is a WordPress plugin from SlickRemix that’s all about one thing: Adding constantly updated social content to your website.
I should warn you. This post is going to hit on a touchy subject…
However, even if you’re using WordPress, launching a “coming soon” page can be a daunting task without the right plugin. While there are a couple of really great paid plugins, it might not be the optimal choice for those on a tight budget – which brings us to today’s plugin.
Media management in WordPress is a popular trend since images and videos play a vital role in making a website visually appealing. With the sole
A few weeks ago, I wrote a review post about the new WordPress plugin repository. Most of the developers wanted meta team to bring back
I think you’ll agree with me on this one: Popups are annoying. Despite how effective they are at building lists and converting missed ecommerce sales,
Running an eCommerce website as a small business owner is tricky. For instance, your available budget might be lower than a large corporation. This means
If you run an eCommerce store then Receiptful could be just the tool you need to make sure you are maximizing your profits. Receiptful has
Of the twenty web performance experts who KeyCDN interviewed, nine said that image optimization was their number one priority or focus. With results like that, it’s easy to see why KeyCDN decided to create the Optimus plugin.
Picture this…You’ve got a WordPress multisite install with tens, or hundreds, of sites. You want to publish content to each site – maybe a site wide announcement, a sale, or a product update. How do you do it? Copy and paste the same post to every site? I think that sounds like a ton of work. ThreeWP Broadcast from Plainview Plugins makes that process a heckuva lot easier.
Want a smarter way to generate revenue from your content? Drizzle aims to shake up the world of ad blockers and paywalled content by offering website owners an easy way to charge readers with micropayments.
A tiny “Chat with us” or “Send a message” button goes a long way in establishing you as a retailer/provider who is proactive about customer
If you are struggling with the remote management of the WordPress websites, then you are indeed missing out on something. If you have to manage multiple WordPress sites spending hours at updating themes and plugins, scheduling backups, running security scans, etc. then, ManageWP is an excellent solution for all that and more.
Web components like tables, charts, and forms can be critical for many but not so important for others. Talking about tables, in particular, they can
BoldGrid is a WordPress based website builder aiming to compete with the likes of Squarespace and Wix. It tries to handle the whole design process from start to finish, enabling even novice site owners to create fully-featured designs.
Jetpack is an extremely popular plugin and one that is frequently discussed amongst WordPress users. But what exactly is Jetpack and why should you be using it in 2016?
The Internet has given every business and individual the chance to reach a global audience. But…language hasn’t quite caught up. Until we launch the unified galactic alliance and adopt one interstellar language, we’re stuck being unable to easily communicate with each other.
MaxButtons gives you incredible control over all aspects of buttons. You can create your own or choose from pre-designed buttons. Then easily add them to your WordPress site. If you’re a dev or designer, you can easily export all the buttons you create to use on other sites.
Long before the invention of email, businesses of all sizes used paper for every workflow process they had. For instance, applications, annual reviews, and purchase
I think we’ve all been there: You want to comment about a video in someone’s blog post…but it’s a long video and people won’t have
Want to get more social shares, build an email list, or even generate revenue from your best content? It’s all possible using smartly placed content
Your restaurant needs a good website. Sure, local advertising and customers spreading the word to their family and friends help. But let’s be honest, you
When I got the call to review Meta Box, I was quite happy because the plugin author, Tran Ngoc Tuan Anh, is Vietnamese. If you
We’ve all heard about Visual Composer, right? No? Neither have I. Just kidding. To be fair, I’ve never used Visual Composer on a personal project.
Offering paid membership content is an excellent way to generate revenue from your WordPress site. Unfortunately, in its out-of-the-box configuration, WordPress doesn’t have very many
Wouldn’t it be great to stay in touch with your visitors even when they’re on someone else’s website? To let them know when you publish