WYSIWYG Widgets – Easily Create Custom Widgets

WYSIWYG Widgets - Insert Widget

Have you ever wanted to create a custom widget but didn’t know the HTML code to insert a picture or add bullet points to it for maximum effect? Well now you don’t have to after I found a plugin that lets you create widgets just like you do posts and pages. That plugin is called WYSIWYG Widgets. This plugin adds so-called Widget Blocks to your website which you can easily show in a widget area. You can create or edit the widget blocks just like you would edit any post or page, with all the default WordPress editing functions enabled. […]

EWWW Image Optimizer – Optimise Your Images For Speed

EWWW Image Optimizer

As long as I can remember the Smush.it plugin was the go to plugin to help trim that extra bit of size off images you upload to your WordPress site. However since its slow and somewhat painful demise a new plugin has emerged to do the job better and more effectively and that is EWWW Image Optimizer. The EWWW Image Optimizer is a WordPress plugin that will automatically and losslessly optimize your images as you upload them to your blog. It can also optimize the images that you have already uploaded in the past. To add this plugin to your site […]

WordPress Notification Bar – Get The Attention Of Your Readers

WordPress Notification Bar

I’m sure you’ve all seen those little WordPress notification bar alerts at the top of some websites announcing their latest and greatest offer/prize/announcement. Perhaps some of you have even wanted to add your own, only to find out the one you saw costs money. Well I’ve good news for you as there is a free plugin available that does the job just as well. The WordPress Notification Bar is a very simple plugin that has just one job, to call attention to a specific page or product you are promotion on your site. To add the plugin to your site […]

BJ Lazy Load – Speed Up Your Blog

BJ Lazy Load - Speed Up Your Blog

What to speed up your blog without sacrificing the use of your amazing images? Then I’ve got the perfect plugin to help reduce the impact your image heavy blog posts have in your readers. The BJ Lazy Load works to reduce the load time of your website and save on bandwidth when users don’t view your entire post. This plugin replaces all your post images, post thumbnails, gravatar images and content iframes with a placeholder and loads the content as it gets close to enter the browser window when the visitor scrolls the page. To add the plugin to your […]

October Blogger Workshop

RTW Labs - October Workshop

Being a blogger is hard work (I should know – I am one). You need to be able to create captivating content on your blog to lure in your audience; produce targeted, well-timed social media messages and campaigns across multiple platforms to keep them; and then you need to develop photography skills that hit the target every time, transfixing your audience so they simply can’t look away… If they look away, you’ve lost them. To be a successful blogger you need a veritable quiver of arrows in your arsenal – and every single one of them needs to hit the […]

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