Articles by Rafay Ansari

A professional writer, digital, and brand designer, Rafay's work is published across a number of high-authority sites and magazines. He has provided services to numerous brands across the globe and is the go-to solution provider to many reputable private and government organizations. He is also the co-founder of BloggInc. When he isn't overloaded with work, you can find him tending the farm with his wife, furniture hunting, and being awesome at in-door badminton.

How to Build Better Contact Forms

Contact forms are everywhere. They give prospects and readers an easy way to reach out to you. If you’re offering services, you can use contact forms to collect all kinds of important information from prospective clients. And if you run a magazine-style blog, your contact form can save you from having to sift through the Just to say Hi! emails and the important ones manually. While they’re used on just about every website, designing functional, good-looking forms with conversion optimization...

How to Add Custom CSS to Your WordPress Website (4 Methods Explored)

There are so many websites on the Internet that look pretty much the same. The good news is that if you’re using WordPress, you’ll be able to customize the appearance of your theme and personalize it by tweaking its style sheets. There are many ways you can modify your site’s CSS. And in this post, we’ll show you four different ways to customize your WordPress site’s CSS – using the built-in theme customizer, editing your theme’s style.css file, using a plugin, and child themes. We’ll...

How to Change the WordPress Database Prefix to Improve Security

WordPress is a dynamic content management system that stores your website’s content – posts, pages, themes, and plugins – in a database. And since the database contains important information (such as your login credentials), it’s no surprise that it is a popular hacker target. Hackers develop SQL injections, automated scripts, and other malicious code to attack various databases, break into websites, or publish spam comments. For this reason, it’s very important that you protect...

5 Reasons You Need Explainer Videos on Your WordPress Site

Have you ever thought about buying something and immediately headed over to YouTube to see how it was supposed to be used? A lot of the time, the copy on your landing page isn’t enough to highlight the main use case scenario and the important features your product has to offer. This is where explainer videos come in. Typically, they’re short videos that are designed to help you introduce your product, explain how it works, and advertise its standout features. Explainer videos make for excellent marketing...

How to Setup an FAQ Page in WordPress

Do you get a lot of emails from different customers each asking the same question? Having an FAQ section on your website can help you address your visitors’ frequently asked questions proactively. While you can always create a simple page on your site and begin listing down your FAQs in it, using an FAQ plugin will help you deliver a much better user experience. Not to mention it'll give you a ton of features and customization options that would otherwise take up a lot of time to custom code. With this in...

How to Add Schema.org Rich Snippets in WordPress

If you want your site to show rich snippets in search engine results pages (SERPs), you need to markup your posts/pages with Schema.org. Schema.org uses something called schemas to take care of your site’s structured data needs. You can use these schemas to markup your reviews, recipes, contact information, and products so that popular search engines can make sense of your content and help it stand out in their results pages. In this post, we’ll explain what rich snippets are and the SEO benefits...

How to Add Numeric Pagination to Your WordPress Website

There are a number of different ways you can load new content on your site’s search results or blog pages—previous/next links, load more buttons, infinite scrolling, or numeric pagination. And while you get previous/next links by default from most themes, load more buttons are easy to implement, and infinite scrolling is (arguably) better for mobile traffic; numeric pagination still stands as the best pagination solution for SEO, user experience, and usability. In this post, we’ll cover...

5 Best Customer Support Plugins for WordPress

Having a solid customer support system in place plays a huge role in helping you deliver value to your customers and improving their user experience with your brand. And if that customer support system gives your customers a way to reach you instantly (live chat), communicate complex problems to you in detail and be able to track them (ticket support), and look for answers themselves (searchable FAQs page) then you’re all set to make a lasting impact. The good news is that there are a number of high-quality...
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