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Today I’ve got a few links for you, and they’re broken down into three sections:
- Thesis Tutorials
- Marketing Tutorials
- General WordPress tutorials
So, let’s jump right in.
New Thesis Tutorials
How to Add Google Authorship Markup to Thesis
Now that Google has been pushing Google Plus and Google Plus Buttons, their new Google rel=”author” microformat is more important than ever. Not only does this alert Google that your website is linked to your Google Plus profile, it also adds a nice little profile picture next to your name in search results. Why’s that picture important? It helps increase click throughs.
How to Add Pinterest “Pin It” Buttons Into Thesis
It’s no secret that Pinterest is a huge deal right now. We’re actually working on some great content for you about Pinterest, and will hopefully have that out sooner than later. The question is how can you add Pinterest in WordPress? Well, with Thesis, it’s extremely easy.
How to Turn Thesis Into A Responsive Web Design
Right now responsive web design is hot. While I’m not sure that responsive design is the “right” answer, for now, it’s the best we’ve got. That’s why we tasked Alex “the kid” Mangini to create the first Thesis Responsive Design skin + child theme.
Blog Marketing Tutorials
How to Get More Twitter Followers
If you have to choose between building an email list or building a Twitter following, I’d choose the former over the latter every single time. However, that doesn’t change the facts that people want more Twitter followers. And instead of relying on “fluff” advice, we ran an article that shows you how to get more twitter followers… with hard data.
How to Create an Amazing Blog About Page
Here’s the facts: Your about page is one of the most visited pages on your blog. Now’s the time to create an about page that works for you and your business… instead of works against you. Read the tutorial I just linked.
Are You Using A Feature Box Yet?
Over the last year, I’ve talked about the importance of using a Feature Box in your web design. Not only is it great for conversions, it’s also great for showing your new readers what your site is all about. While it’s extremely easy to include a feature box in Thesis, even if you don’t have Thesis, you should use a feature box. Don’t believe me? Learn how the feature box increased our conversions by 51.7%.
General WordPress Information
WordPress.com vs WordPress.org
One of the most common questions people ask me is “what’s the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org?” The short of it is this: when you use WordPress.org you control everything about your website. And that control is priceless. For more, simply read the new article here.
The Lowdown on Managed WordPress Hosting
The other day, a friend of mine asked me “how do I fix my WordPress blog after it has been hacked?” The truth of the matter is this: Most blogs get hacked for one of two reasons: Either your software is out-of-date or your hosting is insecure. One of the easiest ways to solve that problem is by using a Managed WordPress Hosting service (in that link you can learn all about it).
What’s the deal with WordPress Plugins?
One of the biggest mistakes people make ont heir blogs is this: They use too many WordPress plugins. So the questions, what WordPress plugins are vital to the success of your blog? Read the article.