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.
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WordPress is the perfect solution for setting up your photography website. But to actually get the most out of your photography site, you’ll need 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.
If you haven’t already hopped on the WordPress page builder bandwagon, I hope this post enlightens you to all the amazing options out there. See, if you’re like most WordPress users, you’re probably not an expert developer. So what happens if you want to create a page or a post with more complex functionality/design than the boring WordPress Editor allows?
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.
Want to improve the way your WordPress site handles PDFs? PDFs are great because their formatting is consistent across all devices and they allow you
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.
If you run a WordPress website, surely you have heard the term lead generation at one point or another. And, if you are serious about becoming a successful website owner, it is time you become serious about this word.
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.
Booking plugins are an interesting topic. Because WordPress has grown into such a popular CMS, many businesses which need booking functionality are starting to use WordPress over other website solutions.
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.
How many times have you read a blog post telling you that you need to build an email list? If you’re doing the math, I’m guessing you might be running out of fingers and toes. But this advice is so popular because it’s actually…true.
Search engine rankings may rise and fall, but email lists are an evergreen traffic source that, if nurtured, can always drive traffic and revenue. So, you should probably build a list. And to do that, you need a good list building plugin, which is that this post is all about.
I remember back in the good old days. Blogging was, comparatively, easy. You just bought a domain, made your blog page your homepage, and called it a day. Heck, I remember even having to hack my way around WordPress just to make a static page my homepage.
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.
Membership sites are interesting because of their unique way of delivering content to the readers. It is an effective model of delivering content to your members. In laymen’s terms, a membership site provides you complete control over your content by selectively enabling/disabling access of site content to members.
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 mainly started as a blogging tool, but today, it has grown into a full-fledged content management system. Besides the default post types, you can
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.
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
The reason why WordPress themes exist is to make your site look different from others. You want your site to be tailored to your taste,
Go back to the late 90’s and ask business owners to create a website and market their businesses, they would likely call you crazy. Why?
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…
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
Competitions are a great way to promote your website, drive traffic and increase sales. But the thought of running one on your site can be
If you’re just using WordPress to blog as a hobby… you can probably skip this post. But if you deal with any type of customers or leads and want to maximize those relationships, you should keep reading because I’m going to jump into a bunch of WordPress plugins that act as fully-functioning CRMs or help you connect your WordPress site to a separate CRM.
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.
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
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
Here’s the deal: Not everyone responds well to text. In fact, lots of people actually prefer to see things visually. So if you have some
wpDataTables is a premium WordPress plugin that allows you to create interactive tables, charts, and graphs. It’s one of the most popular and best-made plugins
Digital Signage Press is the first digital signage WordPress plugin. It was developed using HTML5 and works as a plugin and a theme, essentially allowing
Drag and drop is now one of the biggest things in website development. The concept of easily changing your website’s layout with nothing more than
One of the beautiful things about the Internet is how it enables users from all across the world to engage and enter a dialogue on
InTrigger is a free plugin designed to help you capture more subscribers for your mailing list without using popup forms to do so. InTrigger works
Are you one of those folks who employ a lot of writers/contributors to your WordPress site? Do you spend much of your time communicating with your
Videe.TV is a video monetization service by Verta Media which works alongside a free WordPress plugin to allow you to monetize videos embedded on your
Amazon Affiliate for WordPress ( AAWP ) is a plugin which allows you to pull Amazon product information into your WordPress website and monetize it
Running a business requires that you stay organized. Regardless of the industry that you are in, if you fail to organize, you will run out
CleanTalk is a cloud-based solution for preventing spam on your WordPress based website, I have talked about using this plugin before here on WPLift. Since
Cache Enabler is a lightweight caching plugin for WordPress that makes your website faster by generating static HTML files plus it is one of the
MapSVG is a WordPress plugin which allows you to create interactive and customizable maps, floorplans, infographics, diagrams and any other type of interactive graphic using
Instagram Journal is a WordPress plugin that displays custom Instagram feeds in various ways. Creating galleries is effortless, so effortless you’ll never need to use
Image Recycle is a an automatic image and PDF compression service which can reduce the size of these types of files while keeping the quality
Envira Gallery is a gallery plugin for WordPress which is available as a free and also a premium version. The free version has been downloaded
In this article we are going to be taking an in-depth look at the best options for adding an advanced image gallery to your WordPress
ConvertPlug is a WordPress plugin designed to help you collect website visitors email addresses and add them to your mailing list. You can use it
ProfilePress is a short-code based Form building plugin which will allow you to create user registration, login and profile pages which will enable you to
Page Builder Sandwich is a new light-weight and free landing page plugin for WordPress. It is designed to work with any WordPress theme and has
Last week we published a list of the best Social Sharing plugins for WordPress, which generated quite a bit of discussion ( and social shares!
I have been using MailChimp to handle my email lists for a long time now, exclusively for WPLift since I started the blog and they
The popularity of the freemium model for pricing software and services is showing no signs of slowing down. WordPress plugins are just one example of
If you are looking for inspiration for the pricing model of your next product, or you just want to know which plugins you can start
Today we are going to take a look at the Supsystic Popup plugin for WordPress. This is a powerful tool that all website owners will
Do you need to display data from a range of sources on your website in a more visual format? If so, the wpDataTables plugin could
Smart Slider 3 is a new plugin for WordPress which is designed to let you create animated sliders using a visual editor interface. It has
If you need to publish the details of events on your WordPress website then the plugin we’re going to be looking at today could be
One thing we know by now is that using Social Proof on your website is a great way to encourage new visitors to take an
Today we are looking at a plugin named AmpedSense, which is a plugin for displaying Adsense ads by Google on your WordPress website. As well
Embedly is a free service designed to help make it easy to embed many different types of content into your website via the use of
If you are looking for a way to display your Instgram photos using a WordPress Instagram Widget then the InstaShow plugin created by Elfsight could
WP Table Manager is a WordPress plugin for creating different types of tables within a spreadsheet-like interface – you can enter your data into the
Today we are looking at a brand new form building plugin for WordPress, named CaptainForm it is currently in beta testing phase before the official
Making a copy of a WordPress website, and then installing it at another location might sound like a complicated task. However, this isn’t the case
Today we’re going to be looking at a plugin which will let you embed an interactive map of the USA into your WordPress sites. Showing
SlideDeck is one of the longest established premium slider plugins available for WordPress, launching way back in 2009! They have recently launched version 3.0 of
Spam used to be a real problem here on WPLift, Akismet is a good service but I found that it just wasn’t doing it’s job
MobiAd is a mobile advertising platform which you can use on your site to monetise mobile traffic by displaying banner ads, interstitials, and native ads
Today I’m looking at a plugin which allows you to create great looking responsive grid galleries within WordPress. One of the main features of this
I noticed the other day that a new social networking plugin had launched for WordPress, named Peepso and created by the people behind the number
MainWP is a WordPress site management tool which came to my attention recently, it works similarly to sites like ManageWP and InfiniteWP in that it
Widgets have long been a feature of WordPress with a number of default widgets being bundled, they are a great way to give the user
If you are selling services or products online with different levels of features then a pricing grid is an essential piece of your marketing website,
WP Video Robot is a premium plugin for WordPress that adds automated video importing to your website and will work with any WordPress theme. By
There has been a lot of talk lately about WordPress page builders competitors such as Squarespace and Wix with both of those sites seeing huge
Divi is the flag-ship multipurpose theme from ElegantThemes which includes their Divi Builder and many pre-made layouts for you to choose from. It is designed
Inbox is a new product created by Zendesk, it allows multiple members of your company to manage emails together using a shared interface. You can