WordPress Pitfalls: Avoid These Auto-Installed Plugins for a Faster, Cleaner Site

By RDD Support | June 12, 2024

When starting with WordPress, it’s important to be cautious about certain plugins that may come pre-installed or get automatically installed alongside other plugins. Here are some examples of plugins you should consider avoiding: 1. Hello Dolly Why to avoid: It’s a very simple plugin that displays a random lyric from…

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Choosing the Right Theme for Your WordPress Site

By RDD Support | April 17, 2024

When it comes to your WordPress site, every click matters. Attention spans are fleeting and first impressions are paramount. We can’t stress this enough: your website’s theme can make or break your online presence. Think of it as the virtual gateway to your brand. Your theme is more than just…

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Enhancing Your WordPress Blog with Video Content: Why it Matters and How to Do it Right

By RDD Support | April 3, 2024

It’s WordPress Wednesday! Ever wonder how to embed video in your WordPress blog? We’ve got you covered. In fact, all month long in April, Raney Day Design will be giving you tips and tricks about video marketing and how to use it to attract customers and keep them coming back…

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Embedding Videos into a Blog Post

WordPress Wednesday Tip: Embedding Videos into a Blog Post

By Raney Day Design | May 12, 2020

You know that using video as part of your social media strategy has been the rage for a few years now. And guess what! Its popularity – and therefore its importance to marketing strategy – has only continued to grow. In fact, it’s beginning to dominate the social media space.…

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How to Turn Social

How to Turn Social Sharing Counts On and Off in Monarch

By Jennifer Sakowski | March 7, 2018

You know that whether you have a personal or business blog, its success largely depends on how many people actually read it. As a result, you make sure you promote it on your social media channels. But are there other ways to grow your blog’s audience? Absolutely! One easy way…

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How to Change the Default

WordPress Wednesday Tip 33: How to Change the Default Timezone in WordPress

By Jennifer Sakowski | January 3, 2018

If you’ve been working with WordPress, you might have noticed that when you post a blog, published a page, respond to a comment, or view a form entry, the time is displayed.  WordPress defaults to Universal Time Coordinated, or UTC. But what if the default time isn’t correct for your…

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How to Add a Copyright

WordPress Wednesday Tip 32: How to Add a Copyright to the Footer of Your WordPress Site

By Jennifer Sakowski | December 6, 2017

With the end of the year quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about changes and updates to your site. One change that you need to make is the copyright in the footer of your site. And in WordPress Wednesday Tip 32, we’re going to show you how to do…

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How to Password Protect

WordPress Wednesday Tip 31: How to Password Protect a Page in WordPress

By Jennifer Sakowski | November 8, 2017

Have you ever noticed the visibility option in the publishing section of your WordPress pages? Wondering what it’s for and how to use it? Well, you’re in luck because we’re going to tell you about one of WordPress’ nifty features within this option! By default, all of the pages on…

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How to Customize

WordPress Wednesday Tip 30: How to Customize Confirmations in Gravity Forms

By Jennifer Sakowski | October 25, 2017

As one of your biggest marketing investments, your website needs to bring you a steady stream of leads.  And forms are one of the easiest ways to achieve this. You probably have at least one on your site already.  (If not, check out WordPress Wednesday Tip 28 and learn how…

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How to Create a Signature

WordPress Wednesday Tip 29: How to Create a Signature for Your Blog

By Raney Day Design | October 11, 2017

You know that blogging is a great way to improve SEO, drive visitors to your site, and gain credibility in your industry, but did you know your blog is also great for building relationships with current and prospective customers? One easy way to gain trust outside of your content is…

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