Most intranets fail because keeping them updated is a laborious chore.
A good intranet should be much more than the digital equivalent of that filing cabinet nobody ever opens. A well-structured, regularly updated intranet is a vital resource for every level of employee, a repository of company knowledge that can guide your business through good times and bad. It needs to be easy to use and easy to maintain: that’s why many companies rely on the convenience of a WordPress intranet.
Relying on the standard WordPress features to update your intranet can be limiting and inefficient, however. It was originally designed for public blogging, after all, not internal company comms. It’s likely that the team members responsible for intranet upkeep will have other roles to fulfill as well, and if this part of their job is one they dread, then it inevitably gets deprioritized.
It’s easy to improve your CMS with plugins that make updating your intranet more convenient, lightening the burden of those tasked with managing it.
These widgets can also increase accessibility, functionality, and visibility for end-users, ensuring regular, painless updates and high engagement — the goals of any intranet.
With that in mind, here are five essential tools that can be added to WordPress to ensure all these benefits are felt in your company.
If you want to know what a slug is in WordPress, take a peek up at the top of this blog. See the URL? It should say “wp-glogin.com/2020/12/optimize-what-slug-wordpress” in the URL bar. That’s this blog’s particular web address, as you know.
But this section of the URL — /optimize-what-slug-wordpress/ — is called the “slug,” and it’s not just for organizational purposes, though it certainly is good for that as well. No, your slug is so important in WordPress because it has a huge effect on your SEO optimization and how Google (and other search engines) grade your site.
We’re going to walk you through why slugs are so important, why you can’t ignore them, and how to optimize the slug of each post and page to maximize your discoverability.
Don’t try to manually copy and paste elements of your blog or website when it’s so easy to duplicate a page in WordPress by using existing tools.
Save yourself the time and frustration, and instead embrace the software that can maintain all of your formatting, keep your SEO juice if you’re migrating, or just allow you to try out a new design without breaking your site.
We’re going to walk you through the basics: why you would want to duplicate a page in WordPress, what plugins you can use, and how to install, activate, and use those plugins.
Sometimes you have to move your entire website — hosts change, fees go up, and occasionally it becomes prudent for any business or individual to seek greener digital pastures.
You can opt to bring in an outside team to help with your migration, especially if you aren’t particularly tech-savvy (or you just don’t have the time). That can come with its own challenges, though — onboarding outsourced developers can often take more time and energy than it’s worth.
However, there are plenty of WordPress migration plugins that are user-friendly, easy to install, and will handle all of the tedious minutiae of site migration without burning out your budget or your hard-earned SEO efforts. It’d be horrible to gain all the benefits of the new site and lose all of the backlinks and authority that keep your business regularly ranking in Google.
Check out these plugins for migrations, cloning, backups, and syncing your website.
For many reasons, WordPress is one of the best platforms you can use to build an ecommerce business, not least of which is extensibility.
WordPress is never just WordPress, and your online store is never just a store. With these 13 WordPress ecommerce plugins, you can increase the number of leads you get, engage your customers, and learn more about the users who visit your site. Customize your site to make it the one you and your customers need, and watch your success grow.
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Designing a website to attract traffic, boost engagement, and increase conversions is one of the most valuable skills in today’s economy. Nearly every organization has a website, so there are equally as many opportunities to optimize them.
Furthermore, the majority of web publishers rely on WordPress – so, if you have web design skills for WordPress, you’re in high demand among your teammates.
Here are 11 WordPress Plug-ins for web design that you can add to your toolkit and help build a better organization.