Musings on a Decade of WordPress


I’ve been sitting on the idea of this post for some time because I’ve not been sure how to best articulate it. Some of us are better than words with others and all that. But I thought since it’s been a while since I’ve written anything beyond a technical post, that maybe I’d use this time (you know, during the whole upcoming holiday season and all that), to share some thoughts, opinions, and observations on all things WordPress.
For those who live and die by hit pieces or the “…you’ll never believe what happens next” stuff we’re used to seeing on so many social media outlets, this is not that post.
Instead, this is one person who has been working with WordPress in a professional capacity for close to a decade in a technical way who’s simply sharing observations.
There’s a lyric I like:
Opinions are immunity from being told you’re wrong.
Maybe that works here, maybe not. I don’t know. But I’m going to open comments on this post, and although I may not respond to them, I’m genuinely interested in other people’s take on their experience with WordPress.
Musings on a Decade of WordPress
Source: https://managewp.org/articles/16688/musings-on-a-decade-of-wordpress

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Learning From Polls & Quizzes Created With Caldera Forms & EZData – Caldera Forms


If you want to make informed, data-driven decision, analytics data from your website alone can’t help you. You need data that answers the questions that reveal the most strategic path forward for your business. Sounds good, but having the right question, the data to answer it and the user interface to do it is not always easy. EZ Data was built to analyze your WordPress data, so you can make more informed decisions for your business. You create a group, send data associated to that group, and EZ Data analyzes that data, as simply as possible.
They have a great article about the importance of business data analysis, however what about a very simple example of data analysis using Caldera Forms?
Polls
Polls, whether it is a silly fun poll created by your favorite buzz website, or a poll for to help us understand how the world is feeling, are all created to help analyze data.
Caldera Forms is one of the best form builder WordPress plugins, so let’s use it as an example, conveniently EZ Data is already integrated with Caldera Forms.
EZ Data WordPress Plugin
If you want to do this on your website, you will need to add the EZ Data WordPress plugin to your website, which will give
Source: https://managewp.org/articles/16679/learning-from-polls-quizzes-created-with-caldera-forms-ezdata-caldera-forms

Affiliate Program for WordPress Plugins & Themes – The Ultimate Guide


When your plugin or theme business reaches a certain maturity, inevitably, you start to explore additional revenue streams. One trendy channel is affiliation. Setting up an Affiliate Program can be a powerful, long-term investment that will make you money, power up your SEO, and improve your brand awareness. Alternatively, if planned or executed incorrectly – become a huge waste of time and money. This guide is (probably) the most comprehensive one for commercial WordPress plugin and theme business owners and indie developers. If your team is considering to set up an Affiliate Program you should probably send this over to the person who makes the evaluation. It will help you/them make the right decisions.
Motivation
One of the most frequent questions we’ve been asked by plugin and theme developers that are considering to use Freemius for monetization is if they can use it with an Affiliation Platform. Due to the way Freemius works, it wasn’t possible. Plus, for various good reasons, we postponed the development of our Affiliation Platform for a long time. But finally, after 25 pages of specs, six long months of planning, development, and testing, we have released our
Source: https://managewp.org/articles/16686/affiliate-program-for-wordpress-plugins-themes-the-ultimate-guide

Affiliate Program for Plugins & Themes – The Ultimate Guide


When your plugin or theme business reaches a certain maturity, inevitably, you start to explore additional revenue streams. One trendy channel is affiliation. Setting up an Affiliate Program can be a powerful, long-term investment that will make you money, power up your SEO, and improve your brand awareness. Alternatively, if planned or executed incorrectly – become a huge waste of time and money. This guide is (probably) the most comprehensive one for commercial WordPress plugin and theme business owners and indie developers. If your team is considering to set up an Affiliate Program you should probably send this over to the person who makes the evaluation. It will help you/them make the right decisions.
Motivation
One of the most frequent questions we’ve been asked by plugin and theme developers that are considering to use Freemius for monetization is if they can use it with an Affiliation Platform. Due to the way Freemius works, it wasn’t possible. Plus, for various good reasons, we postponed the development of our Affiliation Platform for a long time. But finally, after 25 pages of specs, six long months of planning, development, and testing, we have released our
Source: https://managewp.org/articles/16684/affiliate-program-for-plugins-themes-the-ultimate-guide

A SEO Checklist for Your WordPress Website


A website, no matter how amazing it looks or how great the content, isn’t worth much if people don’t know it exists. That’s why SEO generates a never-ending stream of hype. A well-optimized site is much more likely to be found through organic search. If your site has been built with WordPress, then you’re already off to a great start with the optimization process. WordPress is built with SEO in mind and it’s flexible. That means you can build a SEO strategy that matches your particular needs.
But there are some things you need to be aware of when it comes to optimizing a WordPress website. Beyond the standard SEO practices, the open nature of the platform means that you’ll need to inspect your theme and plugins to ensure you have the best possible setup.
With that in mind, here is a handy SEO checklist for optimizing your WordPress website:
Check WordPress Settings
WordPress has a few settings that will certainly have an effect on SEO. But when you’re rushing to launch a site, it’s easy to forget about them. Before your site goes public, make sure to check out the following items:
Settings > General
Ensure that both the Site Title and
Source: https://managewp.org/articles/16674/a-seo-checklist-for-your-wordpress-website

Lead generation: Ultimate guide to capture leads with WordPress


Lead generation is a marketing technique you can use to grow your audience and increase your sales. There are a lot of tools and strategies you can use to set up a lead generation system in WordPress, which is what we’ll be going over in this post. Basically, it uses blogging, email marketing and many of the things you already use on your site in a way that helps you acquire subscribers who are most likely to become customers. We’ll cover what exactly lead generation is before going over how it helps you generate subscribers who will eventually become customers. We’ll also go over the tools and services you need to set up a system of your own, how to optimize it and what to do after you capture a lead. Let’s get started.
Your business does a lot of things, but your number one goal should always be to generate revenue. After all, if you’re not generating enough revenue to sustain yourself, you’re not succeeding as a business. Lead generation allows you to use your email list for more than just keeping in touch with your subscribers through newsletters.
It gives your email list a higher purpose by giving you a plan that encourages casual visitors to
Source: https://managewp.org/articles/16673/lead-generation-ultimate-guide-to-capture-leads-with-wordpress

How to Fix Mixed Content Issue of Your WordPress Blog or Website?


If the images are not appearing on your website and you’re getting an error “This page is trying to load scripts from unauthenticated sources” then this article is for you. Below we will share the easiest way to fix this Mixed Content Error. One of the most common reasons for getting this type of error is ‘Mixed Content Error‘. Mixed Content Error appears when you allow the use of http content on https pages. So any content that appears on the http site, will get blocked by the browser saying ‘Unsafe Script‘.
Images and SSL Certificate
If you are wondering how your website’s images are connected to SSL Certificate, then you must read out the below paragraph.
When you allow the use of both http and https on your website, then there is a possibility that your images may get load on the http site and it get blocked by the browser.
Yes, it will load the entire website without any images. Next, when you allow the browser to load the unsafe content, it will load the entire website properly. Thus your images are getting blocked by the browser saying it unsafe content.
How to Check the Blocked Content?
It is very easy to check the blocked content
Source: https://managewp.org/articles/16672/how-to-fix-mixed-content-issue-of-your-wordpress-blog-or-website