Articles by Maddy Osman

Maddy Osman creates engaging content with SEO best practices for marketing thought leaders and agencies that have their hands full with clients and projects. Learn more about her process and experience on her website, www.The-Blogsmith.com and read her latest articles on Twitter: @MaddyOsman.

12 Best WordPress Podcasts

With so much going on in the WordPress community on a daily basis, it can be hard to keep up with the latest news. Though there are certainly a large number of blog outlets and articles dedicated to this exciting niche, there’s limited time during the day available for actually reading all of the related content. One of the newest and biggest revolutions in content consumption is streaming on audio. Audiobooks are one way to consume content, but involve a fairly substantial investment of time to actually...

The History of WordPress

Known as the world’s most popular content management system (CMS), WordPress is now being used by millions of website owners all over the world for a multitude of different purposes. This trusted, and well-established self-hosted blogging tool has been running for over a decade now. Just like other popular software applications, WordPress has its share of interesting stories that have shaped its early years and development. From the beginning of WordPress until present day, let’s take a short...

WordPress’ Missing Functionality (and How to Find It)

Did you know that 26% of all internet sites are run by WordPress? WordPress has established itself as a high-end system for blogging, and is now one of the most preferred content management systems for business websites. People love that WordPress is flexible, secure and that multiple plugins can be installed to provide additional functionality—without having to code useful tools from scratch. But even though many WordPress users have documented and shared their common issues with the software,...

How to Embed an Instagram Feed

One of the widely used tactics for marketers to reach out to their audience is through social media. Instagram is one such platform that helps bridge the gap between these two parties, and is growing its user base at a rapid rate. Instagram serves marketing purposes even outside of it’s own app. As the platform develops, people enjoy looking through Instagram feeds on web browsers, and developers are starting to embed company Instagram feeds directly on the websites they’re working on. Adding...

What to Expect at Your First WordCamp

You can’t quite call yourself a card-carrying member of the WordPress community if you’ve never attended a WordCamp event, at least not if there’s one near you. WordCamp events are put on all across the world in major cities. According to WordCamp.org, there are: 746 WordCamps that have happened to date 69 cities that host WordCamps 65 countries where those cities are located (with the bulk of WordCamps taking place across the United States and Europe) 6 continents represented (perhaps WordCamp...

Turn Your Website into a Conversion Machine with WordPress Plugins

There’s a goal behind every website, and a specific chain of events that must occur before each goal is accomplished. Whether you want someone to sign up for your email newsletter, or fill out a contact form, these things don’t happen without the proper triggers. Used strategically, WordPress plugins can assist with the realization of important goals. Here’s how to turn your website into a conversion machine with WordPress Plugins. Essential Grid ... Essential Grid is an all-around grid solution...

3 WordPress Site Integrations Every Client Needs

When your develop websites for clients, it’s important to proactively anticipate needs, instead of waiting for things to come up after a design is underway. On a larger scale, this involves a client onboarding strategy that asks questions like: Are you targeting a B2B or B2C audience? Will your website need a blog? Will your website need any e-commerce functionality? Once you’ve answered these big questions, it’s necessary to change your focus to the smaller things that make up a complete website....

How to Setup Google AMP in WordPress

Google AMP (accelerated mobile pages) is an open source initiative supported by large tech companies and developers around the world, including Google, Twitter, Reddit and LinkedIn. The project was created with the purpose of making websites and ads load faster and more beautifully on mobile. As such, it doesn’t support the use of popups or other interstitials. Although the amount of mobile search activity is constantly increasing, interaction with the mobile web is significantly less than...
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