Revive Old Post: Auto-Share Your Published WordPress Blog Content

If you’ve got lots of great content on your blog from months or even years gone by that you think still offers value to your target audience and followers, then plugin we are looking at today gives you a hands-off way to promote those posts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Revive Old Post (formerly Tweet Old Post) is a free plugin that automatically sends out messages to three of the biggest social networks in order to promote the content you’ve previously published on your blog. By taking advantage of this plugin you can decide which posts should get promoted and when,…

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Admin Menu Editor: Take Back Control of Your WordPress Admin Menus

If you’ve installed even a few of the plugins we’ve covered here on this blog so far, then it’s likely the back end of your WordPress website is starting to look more than a little cluttered. While some developers are considerate enough to tuck the links to the configuration pages of their plugins away under the Settings or Tools menus on the admin sidebar, others choose to add the links to their plugin’s pages to the top level of the menu. As the number of plugins you’ve installed on your site grows, so too will the menus on the admin…

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Reasons You Should Do a Regular WordPress Check-Up

Admit it, you do treat your WordPress installation as a set-it-and-forget-it kind of thing, don’t you? Almost everybody does. Literally, the only two things we usually do with a WordPress site once it’s up and running is: (1) publish new content, (2) update the plugins and the WordPress core itself (here at Pagely, Plugins and Core are updated for you). But that’s pretty much it. Unfortunately, this isn’t the best approach out there. Here’s why you should start performing a regular WordPress check-up, and how to keep your site healthy, optimized, and safe over the long haul. Make sure the plugins haven’t gone…

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Get More from WooCommerce: Six WooCommerce Add-on Plugins

If you’re looking to start selling things via a WordPress website, WooCommerce is the obvious solution. Brought to you by the developers behind WooThemes, the core WooCommerce plugin is completely free and lets you add complete eCommerce functionality to your website. That means stylish product pages with prices and pictures, a working basket/checkout procedure, and, by integrating WooCommerce with one of the many payment processors, a way to handle payments. This has resulted in an impressive 6.1 million downloads to date. Because of WooCommerce’s popularity, there are a huge number of WooCommerce “add-on” plugins in development, which you can install…

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Publish to Schedule Plugin: Add Easy Content Scheduling to WordPress

If your blog has a regular posting scheduling, or you’d like to implement one, then the plugin we are looking at today will be of interest to you. By installing the free Publish to Schedule plugin on your website, you can specify the days you’d like new content to be published on your blog. From then on, each time you submit a new post, it will be auto-scheduled to go live on those set publication days and times. If this sounds like something you could make use of, then read on for our guide to using the Publish to Schedule…

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wpDiscuz: A Free Alternative to the Core WordPress Comments System

Blog post comments are a great way for you to interact with your readers and get feedback on your work and ideas for future content. However, the core WordPress comments system, while functional, does have some room for improvement. In the past we’ve looked at a couple of plugins which can help you enhance the commenting system in WordPress, including one which lets you display a thank you page to your readers after they’ve left a comment and another option for enabling email notifications for comments. In addition to those plugins, WordPress users do have a number of free options…

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It’s a marathon not a sprint. Winning at customer service.

Every single hosting company has had an outage, a bad customer experience, or something that has gone wrong to upset a customer. It’s just the nature of the beast. Some companies are able to take their lumps and recover. For some it may become a pattern where even despite their best efforts later on they have built a negative reputation with the customer base that dogs them for years. It is not a matter of if your hosting company will have an issue negatively affecting you, but when. So as a hosting company, which we are, how do we tackle this inevitable situation?…

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Add Content Requirement Checklists to the WordPress Post Editor

If you have additional writers who are contributing to your website, or you are managing a multi-author blog, then the plugin we are looking at today has the ability to help you make sure your team are submitting posts with the all the necessary elements. By using the newly released Post Type Requirements Checklist plugin you can define which elements each post must include, such as title, categories, tags, excerpt and more. You are free to choose which elements are included in the checklist, and then a post will not be able to be published until each item is present…

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Meta Slider: A Free and Easy Way to Add Responsive Sliders to WordPress

Slideshows are a great way to showcase your images, illustrate your content, and display links to the other posts and pages on your website. While some themes come equipped with content sliders, and there are plenty of premium plugins available in this category, if you are looking for a quick and easy way to add slideshows to your WordPress website, the free Meta Slider plugin is a great choice. Not only is this plugin free, but its extremely popular with over 1.6 million downloads and an impressive 4.8 out 5 star rating. Part of the appeal of Meta Slider is…

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