13+ Best WPBakery Page Builder Add-ons – Formerly Visual Composer

Learn WordPress with WPLift: In the past few weeks, we’ve been diving into add-ons for popular WordPress page builders. These are essentially “plugins for plugins” that add additional functionality to your favorite page builder. In those weeks, we’ve already looked at Elementor add-ons, Beaver Builder add-ons, and some Divi extensions. Now, we’re going to round things out with a look […]

Elementor vs Visual Composer (WPBakery Page Builder): Which One Should You Choose?

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Elementor vs WPBakery Page Builder (formerly known as Visual Composer) is an interesting comparison because it’s pitting two page builders with vastly different market positions. On one side, you have Elementor – the upstart that’s managed to quickly amass 300,000 active installs in under two years. And on the other, you have WPBakery Page Builder, […]

11+ Divi Extensions And Add-on Providers To Extend Divi Further

Learn WordPress with WPLift: In the past few weeks, we’ve featured posts on Elementor add-ons and Beaver Builder add-ons, which may have left you to think that we’ve forgotten about the horde of Divi fans out there. That couldn’t be further from the truth – we were just making you guys wait! But no longer, because today we’re about […]

WOT Cache Review: A Comprehensive WordPress Performance Plugin

Learn WordPress with WPLift: You don’t need me to tell you that page speed is important. I mean – the data is there. Page load times affect everything from user experience to conversion rates and even where your site ranks in the SERPs. Page speed’s importance is one of the reasons you see all those massive, complicated posts on […]

WP Review Slider Pro Review: Display Facebook, Google, And Yelp Reviews On WordPress

Learn WordPress with WPLift: If you run any kind of business, reviews are essential to getting people to trust you. In a survey from BrightLocal, a whopping 85% of surveyed consumers said they trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations. And when it comes to trusting reviews, that same survey shows that consumers trust these three sources the […]

Envato Elements Adds WordPress Themes And Plugins – One Price, Unlimited Downloads

Learn WordPress with WPLift: If you’re one of Netflix’s 104 million subscribers, you know that paying one fixed price for access to a huge library of content is pretty dang awesome. Rather than purchasing individual shows (expensive!), you just pay $10 per month for the pleasure of gorging yourself on heaps of TV shows and movies. Pretty cool! So […]

Introducing Maintaingo – An Agency-Powered WordPress Maintenance and Support Service

Learn WordPress with WPLift: WordPress maintenance is boring. I mean, is there anything exciting about running a backup or preventing a future malware attack? But WordPress maintenance is also essential. Because as unsexy as backups, security, and their ilk are, they’re necessary to keep your WordPress site safe, secure, and running smoothly. So if you don’t like having to […]

Booster for WooCommerce Review: Jetpack For Your WooCommerce Store

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Ever wished that there were something like Jetpack for your WooCommerce store? Something where you could just install one plugin and then pick and choose between a ton of helpful modules rather than trying to hunt down 20 different plugins? I think you see where this is going… Booster for WooCommerce is that Jetpack for […]

How To Install A WordPress Theme – 4 Methods For All Needs

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Struggling with how to install a WordPress theme? Themes are the building block of every single WordPress site, so if you can’t install your WordPress theme of choice, you’re gonna end up stuck on the runway! Don’t worry, though. Over the years, WordPress has evolved to the point where it’s actually pretty dang simple to […]

10+ Best Beaver Builder Add-ons For Even More Functionality

Learn WordPress with WPLift: With its 400,000+ active installs, Beaver Builder is one of the most popular WordPress page builders that you’ll find. It also has a huge developer community, which has led to the creation of a similarly huge number of Beaver Builder add-ons. We already covered the equally vibrant Elementor add-ons community, so now it’s time to […]

How To Start A Travel Blog: Beginner’s Guide

Learn WordPress with WPLift: So you want to start a travel blog? Congrats! That’s awesome. I’ve been known to dabble in travel blogging and it’s a nice change from writing more technical articles like this one. But if you want to create your own travel blog, you’re going to need your own website…and that might not be as easy […]

How To Add Google Tag Manager To WordPress + Insert Scripts

Learn WordPress with WPLift: When it comes to adding scripts to WordPress, most people recommend that you use a plugin like Code Snippets or your own custom plugin (or, if you’re wild and crazy, you can stick them right in your child theme’s template files). But lately on some of the Facebook WordPress groups, I’ve been seeing people talk […]

5 Best WordPress Maintenance Mode Plugins For Your Site

Learn WordPress with WPLift: If you need to make changes to the live version of your WordPress site, you probably don’t want your visitors walking in on you at an awkward moment. That’s what maintenance mode is for. It lets you throw up a user-friendly page that tells users “Hey, the site isn’t available for a bit. Please come […]

Elementor Gets Inline Text Editing, Code Autosuggestions + More.

Learn WordPress with WPLift: If you’ve read my Elementor review here at WPLift (or one of the many other Elementor reviews out there), you know that one of the few criticisms I, and others, had for Elementor was its lack of inline editing (that is – the ability to type text directly on the live preview of your page, […]

12+ Elementor Add-ons For Extra Elements, Functionality, Templates + More

Learn WordPress with WPLift: One of the great things about open source software is that it’s “open” for other developers to tap into and extend. That openness is part of why we have 60,000+ WordPress plugins to choose from. But those benefits don’t just apply to the core WordPress software – they also mean that intrepid developers are free […]

Everest Review Review: Display Admin And User-Submitted Reviews

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Interested in a review about a review plugin? It’s a little bit meta, but that’s what I’m about to do today. I’m going to write an Everest Review review. No, that’s not a typo. I really am reviewing a plugin named Everest Review….

ThirstyAffiliates Review: Cloak And Manage Affiliate Links in WordPress

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Affiliate links are ugly. I said it. And not only are they ugly, they’re difficult to keep track of. You use them all over the place, so it’s easy to forget where all of your affiliate links are located. That’s fine…until the affiliate program changes networks and you have to swap out all your links […]

SiteGround Review: Affordable Managed Hosting for WordPress [UPDATE 2017]

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Looking for a SiteGround review before you make the plunge and host your website there? SiteGround is WPLift’s recommended WordPress hosting company. It’s also where WPLift is hosted and where I, a freelance writer, host all of my personal websites. The fact that we both use SiteGround should give you an idea that we believe […]

What’s Coming in WordPress 4.9 – All The New Features

Learn WordPress with WPLift: There are three certainties in life: Death Taxes New versions of the WordPress core software On November 14th, 2017, we’ll be treated to the third: the release of WordPress 4.9. In preparation for that release, the team has started moving through the beta testing process. That gives me the chance to dig in and show […]

How to Send a WordPress Newsletter Without Even Leaving Your Dashboard

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Want to send a WordPress newsletter to your visitors but not sure where to get started? In this guide, I’m going to give you a beginner-friendly look at how you can quickly start sending newsletters right from your WordPress dashboard without any complicated setup or coding. I’ll use the free MailPoet plugin for the bulk […]

GetSiteControl Review: 7 Helpful Marketing Widgets In One WordPress Plugin

Learn WordPress with WPLift: If you want to connect with your website visitors, you have plenty of options. Navigation bars, live chat, email opt-ins…you name it. But if you want to implement all those different tactics, you usually need to install a separate plugin for each type of widget. That can add up quick. GetSiteControl changes that by housing […]

WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: What Are The Differences?

Learn WordPress with WPLift: WordPress.com vs WordPress.org is a distinction that’s tripped up many new WordPress users. If you’re feeling confused by these two similar terms – you’re definitely not alone. But here’s the thing: Despite the many similarities between WordPress….

How to Customize Or Hide the WordPress Admin Toolbar

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Since WordPress 3.1, the WordPress Admin Bar, now known as the WordPress Toolbar, has been a part of the WordPress core. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, it’s that omnipresent bar at the top of your screen whenever you’re logged in to WordPress. It’s helpful enough, but a bit basic. That simplicity might […]

6 Best WordPress Testimonial Plugins for 2017: Boost Social Proof

Learn WordPress with WPLift: If you’re trying to sell anything on your website, testimonials are a great way to add social proof to your site and convince your visitors that they can trust you. For example, WikiJob was able to boost its conversion rate by 34% just by adding customer testimonials to its homepage. And that’s not the only […]

The WPLift Guide to WordPress Multisite: How to Install, Manage + Lots More [UPDATE 2017]

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Wondering how to get started with WordPress Multisite? If so, you’ve found the right place because I’m about to dish out 2,500 words of WordPress Multisite goodness. By the end of this post, you’ll know pretty much everything a beginner needs to know about WordPress Multisite. That means you’ll learn: What WordPress Multisite is When […]

WP AMP Themes Review: Google AMP Themes for WordPress

Learn WordPress with WPLift: If you follow WPLift, you know that we’ve previously talked about things like the benefits of Google AMP for WordPress sites and whether Google AMP was a win for publishers. One thing we didn’t talk about, though, is how you can actually create Google AMP designs on WordPress that don’t look like the basic cookie-cutter […]

Bouncezap Review: Display Targeted Marketing Messages Without Code

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Do you want to grow your email list, build your social following, or just plain promote offers to your visitors? Bouncezap is a tool that helps you “convert visitors into customers.” That is, it lets you display messages to all your customers or just certain targeted segments. These messages could be an email opt-in, a […]

Printify Review: Print on Demand for Your WooCommerce Store

Learn WordPress with WPLift: If I told you that you could sell your own designs on WooCommerce without needing to worry about nitty-gritty details like product fulfillment, would that intrigue you? I’m talking about designing your own t-shirts, pillows, sweatshirts, and more, then selling them via WooCommerce and having a print on demand service automatically do the fulfillment. That’s […]

5 Best Plugins to Add Click to Tweet Boxes to WordPress

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Struggling with how to add Click to Tweet boxes to WordPress? You know, those quote boxes where your readers can click to instantly share the relevant text to Twitter? They look something like this: They’re a great way to get more shares on Twitter and boost your social traffic. But, if you want to add […]

How to Add a Facebook Messenger Chat Box to WordPress

Learn WordPress with WPLift: You know those live chat boxes you see all over the web, now? There’s a reason they’ve become so ubiquitous – people like using live chat to get instant access to a human. But live chat plugins aren’t the only way you can communicate with your visitors. You can also add a Facebook Messenger chat […]

Page Builder Framework Review: A Theme to Pair With Page Builders

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Do you love using WordPress page builders? If so, you’re probably the type of person who’s interested in a WordPress theme that bills itself as “A Page Builder’s best friend” Page Builder Framework is a WordPress theme that’s designed to pair well with popular WordPress page builders so that you can build a detailed WordPress […]

How to Add a Favicon to WordPress With Customizer or Plugin

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Favicons are those little images that appear next to your site’s title in a browser tab, as well as other areas like bookmarks, app icons (on phones and tablets), and a few smaller places. They’re a neat part of branding your site. Sure – your site won’t grind to a halt if you don’t have […]

How to Quickly Switch Between User Roles on WordPress

Learn WordPress with WPLift: If you’re like most WordPress webmasters, you only experience your WordPress site as an Administrator. If you’re not familiar with what that means, it basically means that you have all of the power. That is, you can make every single possible change on your WordPress site. Most of the time, that’s fine. But if you’re […]

Social Warfare Review: The Best WordPress Social Share Plugin?

Learn WordPress with WPLift: Looking for a way to add social share buttons to your WordPress site? If you’ve been browsing for solutions, you’ve probably come across this name: Social Warfare Social Warfare is a popular WordPress social sharing plugin. And it’s also the exact plugin that we use at WPLift. If you want to learn more about Social […]

Project Huddle Review: A WordPress Plugin InVision Alternative

Learn WordPress with WPLift: If you’re a WordPress developer, designer, agency owner, or just…anyone who creates designs or websites for a living and needs to accept feedback from other people, you’re going to want to read this review. Project Huddle is a WordPress plugin for “website and design communication. It’s kind of like InVision…but self-hosted, completely brandable, and entirely […]

Helpful WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts to Help You Work Faster

Learn WordPress with WPLift: When you move your mouse around the screen, it might seem like you’re moving quickly. But I promise you that no amount of quick mouse movement is as fast as tapping a few keys on your keyboard. That’s why WordPress keyboard shortcuts are the key to unlocking your productivity…if you’re willing to learn them. See […]

One Click-Upsells Review – Add One-Click Upsells to WooCommerce

WPLift: Have you ever purchased something from an eCommerce store only to have them offer you some special deal or upgrade immediately after you finish checking out? Usually, they’re pretty tempting offers, right? I mean, you already bought something…so the allure of getting a deal on a connected product is about as attractive as it ever […]

8 Best Amazon Affiliate Plugins for Amazon Associates Members

WPLift: If you’ve heard of this little old eCommerce store named Amazon, then you might also know that Amazon has what is likely the largest affiliate program in the world. Beyond selling tons of products, it also has some peculiarities with rules and store localization that make it different from many of the other affiliate programs […]

How to Start a Fashion Blog in 2017 – Beginner’s Guide

WPLift: Want to learn how to start a fashion blog? If you love all things fashion, it only makes sense to share your passion with the world. Plus, the fact that fashion blogs are wildly popular right now doesn’t hurt, right? Plus, it’s more attainable than you might think. While I’m not trying to say you’ll […]

5 Best WordPress Mega Menu Plugins for Better Menus

WPLift: Looking to add mega menu functionality to your WordPress site? Unless you’re using a WordPress theme that already supports mega menus, you’ll need to turn to one of the many third-party WordPress mega menu plugins to get that functionality. We’ve actually already written a tutorial on how to add mega menus to WordPress. But, SuppaMenu, […]