25 Practical Ways to Get More Traffic To Your WordPress Blog

by Brant Wilson

April 9, 2013 in Wordpress

Setting up a blog and writing content is easy. It is how you get more traffic to visit your blog that is hard. It takes patience and a lot of determination to get a high rank for your website. You can’t automatically expect that simply because you set your WordPress blog live then everyone else would know about it. It’s like giving birth to a baby, you would have to painstakingly take care of it, teach it how to crawl then walk. Eventually that baby will grow up and will be walking around and talking to you. Same applies to blogs. You can’t expect it to give you results straight away and you need to be patient to feed it with what it needs in order for it to enjoy having more traffic.

WordPress is a great venue to create your own blog as it offers features that will help you in building your audience. There are different ways to get traffic for your WordPress blog. What you want is quality traffic from your target audience. Here are the 25 practical ways to get more traffic to your WordPress blog.

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15 Useful JQuery Calendar and Date Picker Plugins

by Brant Wilson

April 7, 2013 in Resources

With JQuery Calendar and Date Pickers it is quite simple to add cool calendar features to nearly any website. You can directly incorporate these plugins into your website as they only require minor modifications and styling. JQuery is a cross-browser JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML. Today we are featuring 15 Useful JQuery Calendar and date picker plugins. Enjoy!

1. Booking Calendar PRO

This item is ideal if you want to add information about bookings to your rentals website. The Back End is easy to use and can be easily integrated into your own CMS as the Front End can be easily integrated into your website. Both Back End and Front End can be customized separately, and the number of usages on your webpage or website is unlimited.

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15 Tips to Create Better Images in Photoshop

by Brant Wilson

April 2, 2013 in design

Photo editing can be real hard work if you are not familiar with the software you’re using. It’s important to have the software that’s tested and proven to create professional looking images and there’s no better software out there right now that can compete with Photoshop. Many professional photographers and editors have used Photoshop and even amateur photographers now know how to use it. With this program, you can create wonderful digital images and make a boring photo into something that you would want to hang on your wall.

Make sure you familiarize yourself first with Photoshop to get the hang of how it works. Play around with it, try out different tools and see what they can do to your photo. Soon you will learn what these tools are intended for and you can be as creative as you want and add different designs to your photos. The choices are endless really and Photoshop is the best tool you can find.

Here are the 15 tips you can try to create better images in Photoshop. Give them a try and find which ones of these tips will work best for the type of image you have and what result you have in mind.

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Building an Image Slideshow UI Switcher with jQuery

by Jake Rocheleau

March 31, 2013 in Tutorials

A lot of newer e-commerce websites and blog archives have started organizing listings in various formats. The interface will feature a set of icons to switch between different views, such as thumbnails or full details. It can be a pleasing design aesthetic for many typical webpages where you need to share a lot of content which can also be easily indexed.

For this tutorial I want to demonstrate how we can build a slideshow UI switcher for a set of photos. Users have the ability to flip forward and backwards in the photos list, or choose a specific image from the thumbnail view. I believe this interface can work with almost any type of slideshow webpage layout. And if you are running a dynamic CMS then you could build a page template which includes dynamic images inside the unordered list element.

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