Best WordPress Gallery Plugin – (Review Updated for Winter of 2019)

If you search for “gallery” on the WordPress plugins page, you’ll see nearly 3,000 results to choose from.

To say that number is overwhelming is an understatement.

Who has time to go through all of those plugins to determine which one is the best? Fortunately, you don’t have to. I’ve narrowed down the list to the 7 best WordPress gallery plugins for 2019.

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Optimal Blog Design: 11 Elements and Examples of Blog Layouts and Designs

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Are you trying to create the perfect blog design?

You know, one that encourages people to read your content and share it on the social web and, most importantly, gets high rankings in the search engines?

If you are trying to create a popular blog, here are the 11 essential elements (and examples of each) that you need within your blog design.  [click to continue…]

How to Transfer Your Website to Shopify

Without a doubt, Shopify is our recommended ecommerce tool.

Already on another ecommerce tool and want to make the switch? This guide will help you transfer your store to Shopify in four easy steps. I’ll walk you through each of them, so you can move your store to Shopify without any hiccups.

In mapping out these steps, I’ve assumed a few things:

  • You already have a store built that’s generating revenue.
  • You want to keep that revenue going while you build your new store.
  • You have a domain that was purchased through another domain registrar and won’t be purchasing your domain through Shopify.

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When to Use WordPress for Ecommerce and When to Avoid It

In this guide, I’ll walk you through all the details of where you should set up your online store — if WordPress ecommerce is right for you or not. I’ll answer questions including:

  • Should I use an ecommerce platform, like Shopify?
  • Or should I monetize my blog with one of the WordPress ecommerce integrations, like WooCommerce?
  • What’s the Shopify buy button? Should I use that?
  • Once I choose where to build my store, how do I create it — which WordPress ecommerce plugins do I need, and how do I install them? Etc.

To cut to the chase, the answer is pretty simple. It comes down to one question: Are you creating a site that’s focused on content? Another version of this question is: Is your marketing strategy SEO?

Take a minute and really answer that two-part question. It’ll determine which route you go.   [click to continue…]

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How to Create an Ecommerce Website in 9 Easy Steps

We’ve covered the high-level strategy of building an online store that makes real money here.

But how do you create the ecommerce website itself?

In this guide, I’ll cover the 9 steps you need to take to create an ecommerce site in this guide. I’ve broken this guide into four sections:

  1. The Prep Work — These are the things you’ll need to do before you start customizing your actual shop
  2. The Framework — In this section I’ll help you pick the right theme for your online store
  3. The Build — You’ll actually customize and create the ecommerce website in this phase
  4. Get Paid — Connect a payments processor to your store and set the right prices

More specifically, this guide includes:

  • The one and only ecommerce tool we use to build our sites
  • The payment setting that can accidentally reduce your revenue by increasing refunds and chargebacks
  • The biggest myth of pricing and how real ecommerce website owners set their prices
  • What to put on your homepage to convert more customers
  • What an SSL certificate is and why you need one (also how to get one for free)
  • How to create an ecommerce website that’s profitable

You don’t need to finish all four phases in a day, though you could take a rough first draft approach and whip through them in a day, then iterate from there. Your choice! Let’s get building.   [click to continue…]