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WordPress Website Design Walkthrough with Divi Theme

Follow along as we take the Divi theme for WordPress and build out an entire, complete website for an actual client. We show you the entire process from start to finish, uncut.

This is the first site I’ve ever built using the Divi theme. In fact, I have only ever worked on a couple Divi sites, and only briefly, so this was all new to me. In addition to Divi, we also utilized the child theme Ally from Divi Lover. This is a premium, multi-use Divi template that looks great, is super flexible and was awesome to work with.

You’ll have to watch the video to see the amazing site we developed in under 2 hours. Links to resources used are below.

Divi Theme: http://www.elegantthemes.com

Ally Child Theme: https://divilover.com/product/ally-multipurpose-divi-child-theme/

Stock Photos: http://www.pexels.com

 

Top 10 Best iPhone Apps for Bloggers 2017

Whether you’re commuting on a taxi, waiting for someone or anything, blogging is now at your fingertips! You can now create blog posts, add images, video, gifs and such through your phone. Also, you can stay connected with your friends even when you are away from home. So, here are the top 10 best iPhone Apps for bloggers.

 

1. BlogPress

BlogPress must be the best fit for you if you are into blogging! It is integrated with extra level of support together with service and training. Aside from that, it is combined with other social networks like YouTube, Picasa, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook where you can immediately share your posts with your followers and friends.

In addition to that, BlogPress has 150+ Premium Themes which is highly customizable and is convenient to set up. You can also make money with you blog unlike any other blogging services

 

 

2. WordPress

WordPress lets you write and publish blog updates wherever you are. Either you’re riding a bus or drinking your coffee, you can view and see who your visitors are at the same time. Here, you can catch up with your favorite sites and join conversation anytime, anywhere. Also, you can upload photos, edit pages, and manage comments on your blog from your iPhone.

 

 

3. Squarespace

Squarespace Blog presents to you all the tools you will need to write and edit posts and manage comments on multiple Squarespace websites. It also lets you format texts, create links, add photos and layout you love conveniently.

Squarespace also permits you to toggle between multiple websites and blogs easily.

 

 

4. Tumblr

Tumblr helps you in many ways! It helps you follow your favorite blogs like Politics, Movies, Memes and such where you can post anything as well. You can post GIFs, Quotes, Photo, Videos, Audios, and you can also share a link that you like. Aside from that, you can also interact with other Tumblrs by chatting them.

 

 

5. Weebly

Weebly allows you to create stunning websites and blogs. It is integrated with Drag and Drop Mobile Web Design where it has full mobile optimization and customization with visual editor that are simple. The good thing is that, you can see exactly how your website will appear for mobile visitors.

It provides various layouts and themes for you to make a splendid multi-device experience.

 

 

6. Cube – Your Mobile Blog

Cube is perfectly crafted for the convenience of bloggers who want blogging to be great and fun. It is designed to help you blog anything that interests you and share it to your friends instantly. You can build a personal brand, become top-rated in any hashtag, and connect with users who has the same interests as yours. However, if you want to learn more about blogging, you can ask questions and poll the community.

 

 

7. Blogo

Blogo makes publishing easy! You can choose from rich text or markdown, embed HTML or use syntax highlighting for your code. It has “Send to Blogo” extension so that you can add content from Instagram, Youtube and other apps.

If you want to have the best of Blogo, you can also switch to Pro where it has incredible features such as multiple sites for you to manage unlimited blogs, media search for finding awesome videos, gifs and music from Giphy, Youtube, Vimeo, Audience Booster to lessen the duplication of contents and many more.

 

 

8. Blog Touch Pro

Blog Touch Pro is a great blogger mobile editor. Here, you can work remotely and edit pictures direct from your phone. You can publish, update and remove posts and pages and reply to comments. For advanced blogging, rich text editor always got your back.

You can access everything whether your article has already been added with Blogger or if you just added it with BlogTouch.

 

 

9. Notegraphy

Notegraphy helps you write and publish anything you want to share with amazing style. It helps you to be creative as you can be while doing what you love-Writing! All you have to do is write, add any style that you want and you can share it to any social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook and etc.

 

 

10. Hotsuite

Hotsuite helps you manage any social media content and conversations on your phone anytime, anywhere! You can access your Stream, Publisher, Compose Box, Search, and Settings. Since you can have it on your phone, you can see directly who commented on your posts and respond quickly.

You can connect with other attendees when you are going to an event by just searching the event hashtag and then add it as a stream which will directly sync with your desktop Hootsuite dashboard.

Web Design Before & After: Braingate

I’m really excited to share this amazing transformation with you. Braingate was in need of help – they wanted to move to WordPress and also needed to become mobile friendly. In a lot of cases, I try to suggest keeping the same look and feel as the existing site, however this site was probably nearing 10 years old and really needed a fresh look. We flipped this site to WordPress, gave it a complete facelift, made sure it was perfectly mobile friendly, all while integrating and re-laying-out their original content.

You’ll have to check out the video to see this amazing turnaround!

Website: http://www.braingate.com

Bridge Theme: https://themeforest.net/item/bridge-creative-multipurpose-wordpress-theme/7315054?ref=lewmaster

Revolution Slider: https://codecanyon.net/item/slider-revolution-responsive-wordpress-plugin/2751380?ref=lewmaster

How to Stop Comment Spam on Your WordPress Site

Comment spam on your WordPress website is no joke. Even if you’re a smaller site that doesn’t get a lot of traffic, it is still incredibly easy to get your URL harvested by a bot, added to a spam list and relentlessly comment spammed.

Luckily there is an easy way to deal with comment spam and basically completely stop it from happening, all by optimizing your Discussion settings and installing a FREE plugin that requires no setup at all.

Follow along as we discuss optimal comment settings for your site, and show you how to stop spam for good.

Plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-spamshield/

Mobile Friendly WordPress Website Conversion – Royal Scoop

Being mobile friendly is not an attribute attainable only with newly designed websites. Here at WC, we believe that we can essentially take ANY website and make it into a mobile optimized machine, viewable on any device. In this video, we do just that. We take a nice looking site with a somewhat old-school design and optimize the hell out of it, making it appear flawless on any mobile device, and converting it to a WordPress site, making basically every aspect of it editable without having to touch any code!

How to Optimize Your WordPress Database in 5 Minutes or Less

Optimizing your WP database is a great way to remove post revisions, irrelevant meta data, spam comments and more, with just a few clicks. By doing this fast, easy and free process every couple of months (or whenever makes sense depending on the type of site you have), you are going to have a lean and mean WP database that hopefully runs faster and more smooth than ever.

Download WP-Optimize Free: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-optimize/

How to Configure iThemes Security on a WordPress Website

Because of the massive popularity of WordPress (nearly 25% of ALL sites on the internet use it), hackers are always trying to find ways of exploiting sites. In today’s tutorial, we show you how to install and configure iThemes Security (a FREE WordPress security plugin) to help harden your website against hackers.

WordPress Website Redesign: BelAire Compressors

In this video we show you an amazing transformation we made for one of our clients. BelAire had a website that wasn’t mobile friendly, and was still showing a copyright date of 2009. We flipped this site into WordPress, made it mobile friendly and tricked it out with an amazing and easy-to-use look and feel.

Products Used:

Bridge Theme
Revolution Slider

Mobile Friendly Website Transformation – Before and After

Hoboken Radiology had a problem. A similar problem that a lot of our clients have faced – they like the layout of their current website, but it isn’t mobile friendly.

In this day and age it is critical for local businesses to have mobile friendly websites to be able to fully serve their potential audience.

Watch as we transform their HTML website into a mobile friendly WordPress website, and go over some of the finer details.

WordPress Website Redesign – Dive Kosrae Before and After

Kosrae Treelodge is a resort on the beautiful island of Micronesia. I originally did several websites for these guys back in 2010. Before mobile websites were even a thing. Well, it was finally time for an update, and we completely overhauled this website, using their beautiful images to captivate visitors and keep them clicking around the site to see more. Watch the incredible transformation as we use WordPress, Brooklyn theme and Revolution Slider to redesign Dive Kosrae and give it amazing new look.

Brooklyn Theme: https://themeforest.net/item/brooklyn…

Revolution Slider: https://codecanyon.net/item/slider-re…

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