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 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...

Your Indispensable Guide to WordPress Theme Frameworks

As a WordPress developer, you’re always looking for ways to speed up your development workflow while making sure you don’t compromise on quality. And one way to make sure you’re delivering your best work is by using a theme framework. WordPress theme frameworks give you the core feature set you need to build powerful, functional websites and the freedom to design it however you see fit without risking losing modifications every time the theme updates. In this post, we’ll cover everything...

4 Plugins to Make WordPress Printer-Friendly

If you’re running a new site, publishing mouth-watering recipes, or writing technical pieces then there’s always a chance that someone will want a print version of your article. And it’s not just that. Having a printer-friendly website improves its usability and makes it more accessible. The only problem is that not all WordPress themes are print-ready right out of the box. Thankfully, there are a number of free plugins out there that can help make your website content optimally printable....

5 Steps to Optimize Your WordPress Website for Performance

Google has stated that its goal is to provide users with a great user experience and fast loading websites make that happen through increased user satisfaction. And with all the hard work you put into creating a stellar design for your website, it would be a shame if visitors bounced off before it even fully loaded. The goal is to have your site load in less than two seconds. While that may seem next to impossible for all of you with sites that load in fifteen to twenty seconds (and that on a good day, too), there...

How to Install a Free SSL Certificate on Your WordPress Website

One of the best (and, as of recent, easiest) ways you can secure your WordPress website is by installing an SSL certificate to its domain. And while it was it was both difficult and costly to get started with SSL in the past, certificate authorities have recently emerged that take all the heavy lifting out of it. In this post, we’ll start off by discussing what SSL certificates are and why you should have one installed on your site’s domain. We’ll also walk you through a quick tutorial on how you can...

How to Speed Up WordPress Development and Maintenance With WP-CLI

As a WordPress developer, you’ve probably installed the WordPress CMS, updated it, and activated themes and plugins hundreds of times. And although these routine development and maintenance tasks are fairly easy to do with WordPress’ graphical user interface, doing them over and over again isn’t very efficient. The good news is that you can easily and effectively speed up WordPress development and maintenance with the WordPress Command Line Interface (WP-CLI). With this in mind, in this...

How to Create a Child Theme in WordPress (And Why You Should)

As a WordPress website owner you’ve likely thought of tweaking your theme to make it appear to be unique, to add some custom functionality to it, or simply to try out different calls to action. Fortunately, there is an easy way to modify your theme’s design and functionality without worrying about losing your customizations: child themes. They allow you to preserve theme modifications and can even speed up your next WordPress development project. With this in mind, in this post, we’ll talk about...
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