When you rename, change, or delete a post’s URL slug, people might still be directed to and visiting the old URL or receiving an error message. Having 404 errors on your site not only leaves a visitor with a bad experience, but is also a bit unprofessional and could cause you to lose future customers and business leads. Further, search engines might also penalize your site SEO rank due to these 404 errors.
You can avoid this and further secure your site's success by redirecting the old URLs on your WordPress site. There are many types of redirects, from a 302, 307, to a 301 redirect. The 301 redirect is the one we’ll be using to permanently redirect an old URL to a new one of your choice. The 301 redirect essentially sends search engines and site visitors to a different URL than the original one selected from a link or search engine page.
WordPress themes exist on an extremely flexible system, allowing both users and web developers to customize it easily. Because of its flexibility and variety of customization options, there are chances people are editing and customizing WordPress themes in an incorrect or mistaken way.
In this foundational tutorial, we would like to take this opportunity to provide tips on how to customize Themify themes. We'll introduce you to the best practices and proper WordPress techniques that'll help you avoid unneccessary bugs or glitches while customizing your Themify theme, ensuring it works well alongside other WordPress plugins.
UPDATE: We've released the pagespeed framework (Themify v5) that can achieve 90+ score on Google Pagespeed Insights without using any third party plugins. If you are using the latest Themify themes, please skip this post.
Ranking higher on Google searches likely means the number of visitors crossing your page will increase as well. But how do you ensure you make it to the top of the Google search list? Well, there are a variety of factors that play into how high your website ranks.
You can improve your Google search ranking by adding an SSL certificate to your site, translate your site to be multi-lingual, or you can ensure your site loads super quickly! That's what we'll look at in this foundational tutorial, and we'll show you just how to achieve a powerfully fast WordPress site!
We’ve been receiving more requests for simple, foundational tutorials. So why not add ‘Page Breaks’ to your growing arsenal of WordPress tools and techniques? It’s one of the easiest ways you can easily boost your site’s page views and increase your page loading speeds.
The page break feature is incredible handy for editorial or listicle sites, including news or magazine sites, with lengthy articles and a lot of text. It allows you to break up a long page into multiple reader-friendly pages. This creates faster page flow, quicker loading speeds, and helps distribute the weight of your content.
Sticky scrolling is a cool way to grab a reader’s attention as it makes your web page feel animated with various elements sticking to the forefront, then disappearing. It hasn’t yet been a year since we’ve launched the Builder’s sticky scrolling, but we’ve been receiving great feedback on it, and have noticed parallax layout sites having a bit of a resurgence as well.
To see what goes into creating a sticky scrolling layout, we’ll be breaking it all down and explaining it to you in this foundational tutorial. Take a look at the Sticky Scrolling demo below to see it in action.
How many times do we plan to tackle chores, errands, or tasks during the workweek, only to come home and push our priorities to the side? Sometimes we long to just be horizontal in bed, and other times we end up detailing some inoffensive object like a shoe or pantry.
Whether you seem to be productive or not, you’re still sidelining an important task, for something that might not be. So why are we prone to procrastination? And why do we still succumb to it even when we know it will hurt us in the end?