June 8, 2015 in WordPress Designer News

WordPress Designer News, Akismet, WP Super Cache, WPTouch

The popular Akismet WordPress plug-in reaches 3.1.2.  Akismet is a WordPress plug-in which checks your comments against the Akismet Web service to see if they look like spam or not.  This version is mainly a quick security fix, but also brings about some minor UI and performance updates.

WP Super Cache is a cool must-have WordPress plug-in for all WordPress Designers.  It’s the go-to plug-in for improving the speed and performance of your WordPress Blog.  With over 1 million downloads this plug-in is well maintained receiving regular updates, the latest version 1.4.4 fixes a couple of minors errors.  WP Super Cache is compatible up to the very latest WordPress 4.2.2.

WPTouch Mobile is a mobile plugin for WordPress that automatically adds a simple and elegant mobile theme for mobile visitors to your WordPress website. Recommended by Google, it will instantly enable a mobile-friendly version of your website that passes the Google Mobile test, and ensure your SEO rankings do not drop due to not having a mobile-friendly website.  In WPTouch Mobile released on 4th June, 2015 there has been a significant update to the developer’s user guide.  Receiving regular updates and with over 400,000 downloads this WordPress plug-in continues to be popular with many WordPress Designers.

December 8, 2014 in WordPress Designer News

WordPress Designer News – Photo World Theme

Photo World is a FREE premium theme that has been designed for photo lovers, photographers, business, corporate as well as other industries who would like to showcase photos on their home page in mind.

Photo World is responsive, and has great features, for example – if you choose to use this theme, you can change the colour of your theme, you can even change the background image for each of your pages.

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March 18, 2014 in WordPress Designer Tip

WordPress Designer Tip – Pick a Niche

If you are new to WordPress, or you are a designer looking to make a living working with WordPress, I would highly recommend that you pick a niche.

Be a Specialist

By specialising in one niche within WordPress, you are in essence showcasing that you are a specialist in this area, particularly if you have a few client examples from within this area.

If a client is looking for WordPress Designer in Google, and they find your website, which specialises in their sector, and shows examples of other companies within their sector, you will have a good chance of being hired.

You could charge a premium because of your understanding and insight into their sector.

SEO Benefits

There are great marketing and SEO benefits to picking a niche, at a fundamental level; If you talk about one specific topic on your website, then Google will deem you highly relevant; and reward you by sending you visitors, the same applies across your Social Media Marketing.

Hopefully I have convinced you that picking a niche is a good idea, however on designbit.co.uk I do not market to a niche, but I do have a list of sector specific websites at the ready.