Category: Website

5 Of The Best Plugin Alternatives To Improve WordPress Search

WordPress is the most popular content management systems for websites with a 60% share in the market, and it powers 28% of websites found on the Internet. Since WordPress is open-source with the ability to customize with an extensive library of third-party themes and plugins, many website developers choose WordPress to mold their site vision into a reality. However, WordPress does have some native downfalls when it comes to functionality, and their default search engine is one of these areas. Depending on your site and content structure, the WordPress search usually doesn't do a good job of providing the...

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How To Fix The WordPress “Check Your Redirect URI Setting” Error

Recently, I ran into some trouble with my WordPress installation that resulted in an error branded “Check your redirect URI setting”. This error occurs whenever I try to edit the settings within the OptinMonster plugin or when I try to authorize Jetpack with my WordPress.com account. The Jetpack authorization issue wasn't a huge deal as I only really needed to do it once, but it became a large issue when I couldn't make any changes to my OptinMonster settings.  After a few hours of web research, I had trouble finding any helpful information on the issue although it did...

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8 WordPress Themes Designed For A Restaurant, Bar, Or Café Website

MyCuisine MyCuisine is a WordPress theme designed with small business restaurants in mind. It has been developed to work on all modern browsers and has four customizable color schemes. There is full support for an inputting your restaurant's menu offerings which can be separated into categories. Another excellent feature is the location page which integrates with Google Maps to show customers you exact location on a map thus making it easier for them to find your business. Developer: Elegant Themes Price: $39 – See More Details About This Theme The Restaurant The Restaurant is a popular WordPress theme designed...

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Domains 101: How To Find Out Who Owns A Domain Name

One of the biggest decisions you'll ever face when creating a new website is choosing the right domain name. A common struggle with this process is that you may have thought of the perfect name, but a competitor has already registered it. In this case you have one of two options. The easiest option is simple, choose a different domain name. This can be a difficult especially if you've got your heart set on a certain name, but choosing to take the same concept and apply slightly different wordings can often result in an acceptable outcome (IE “TheTechReviewer.com vs....

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How To Make WordPress Sidebar Widgets “Sticky” & Float With Webpages

When you're dealing with long articles or pieces of content, the page will often extend past your traditional sidebar length and waste valuable real estate on your website. The best way to counter this is to break long articles into several pages or simply install a plugin to allow your sidebar (or select sidebar widgets) to “stick” to the page and float alongside your content even when you scroll past the normal sidebar length (see sample video below). I'm going to give you a brief step-by-step guide on how to achieve this with your sidebar widgets below, but keep in...

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4 Of The Best Premium Contact Form Plugins For WordPress Websites

With most WordPress websites, you'll want to dedicate a page or portion of the site to give readers and potential clients the chance to get in contact you or your team. Most people carry out this via a contact page which utilizes a premium WordPress plugin in order to create a professional-looking contact form that is suited to their needs. Finding the right plugin can be a huge hassle, but I have compiled four of the best premium contact form WordPress plugins in this article to help you get started. I suggest clicking through to each plugin's website/sale page and...

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4 Of The Best Domain Name Registrars

A domain name is one of the most important purchases that you make when starting a website. Choosing a reputable domain registrar can be a difficult task and doing business with the wrong one can end in a disastrous way. By choosing from the list of domain registrars below, you'll decrease the chances of having issues with your domain and often save money on future domain purchases. NameSilo NameSilo is one of the lesser-known domain registrars, but one of the most reputable from our experience. I currently own over 30 domains which are registered through this the company and...

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Web Hosting Comparison: WP Engine Vs. HostGator

Are you thinking about signing up for a new web host, but can't decide between WP Engine or a shared HostGator plan? Check out this brief comparison to help you decide which web host is better for your needs! Reputation WP Engine WP Engine is still fairly new to the scene having only been in existence since March of 2010. Due to this, their reputation is limited although they still have some significant factors standing behind them. Their customer base is impressive as it includes the blog's of foursquare, MaxCDN, SoundCloud, buffer, Constant Contact, HTC, Williams-Sonoma, and even TheTechReviewer.com (this...

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7 Related Posts WordPress Plugins That Help Maximize PageViews

nRelate Requirements: none Pricing: free Revenue generating: yes (can be turned disabled) Self hosted or external service: external Setup difficulty: easy Level of customization: high nRelate is one of the most popular “related posts” plugins and is run through an external service which can speed up your website and save on your server resources. nRelate is highly customizable with multiple built-in templates (both text and thumbnail options) as well as the ability to add in your own custom CSS for advanced users. If you're looking to grow your site's revenue you can display promoted content mixed in with your related posts...

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3 Features That Make WP Engine Hosting Worth The Premium Price

WP Engine is a fully-managed WordPress hosting platform that provides excellent performance and advanced features at a premium price when compared to traditional web hosting. About 5 months ago, we made the switch from a KnownHost VPS to a WP Engine hosting plan mainly due to their plethora of features and their WordPress expertise. So far, it has been a positive experience and we are happy we made the switch. However, there are many people out there who have questioned WP Engine as they can't seem to realize why it is so “overpriced” in their eyes. While it is true...

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