A how-to guide on Post Revisions

A how-to guide on Post Revisions

A how-to guide on Post Revisions You're Reading: A how-to guide on Post Revisions In Pod Creative Divi Tips & Tutorials & WordPress Contact us Subscribe Post revisions are a quick and easy way to restore a post back to a version (or more) previous! Somewhere along the line we have all made a mistake in our posts or regretted a new layout idea we saved. It happens! An extremely handy feature of WordPress we will be highlighting today is the ability to revert your posts to a previous version(s). Let’s dive in. Hannah Raeside Office Manager, Pod Creative What is a revision? Post revisions enable WordPress to automatically save versions of your posts, pages, or custom post types after every 60 seconds while a user is working on them. Revisions were added to WordPress for two very important reasons. One, to prevent the risk of lost data and two, to improve the editorial workflow. Revisions allow users to restore a previous version(s) of the post.  Where to start To start with, we want to be at the back end of the post you wish to do a Post Revision on. To get there start at the dashboard of your website, click on Posts on the left-hand sidebar, and click Edit underneath the title of your intended post. On the right-hand side, in the Publish box, click on the Browse beside Revisions.  Review the Revisions This is where the magic happens! The revision slider, located in the middle of the top part of the page, allows you to slide back and forth to different revisions throughout the history of the...
Tips and tricks for speeding up your Divi WordPress site!

Tips and tricks for speeding up your Divi WordPress site!

Tips and tricks for speeding up your Divi WordPress site! You're Reading: Tips and tricks for speeding up your Divi WordPress site! In Pod Creative Divi Tips & Resources & WordPress Contact us Subscribe Is your site slow? Not for long! Slow loading websites are frustrating for everyone! The average load speed of a website is expected to be under 5 seconds nowadays. 5 seconds! That is pretty darn fast. There are many factors that influence a website’s load speed, so today we will focus on the factors we CAN influence! Hannah Raeside Office Manager, Pod Creative What is measurable load speed? Measurable load speed is the speed at which a website loads that we are able to quantify and measure using specified programs online. Because there are so many factors that we are unable to control, such as device speed, internet speed, connection issues, and more, we focus on the measurable load speed time. By using programs such as Google’s PageSpeed Insights, GTmetrix, and Pingdom we can gain insight into the effectiveness of the strategy and find areas to improve. GZIP compression codingEnabling Gzip compression on your Divi Site can give you a big boost in speed. If you are familiar with creating compressed (or zipped) files on your computer, you already have a basic understanding of how Gzip compression works. Utilizing Gzip compression can reduce your page size by up to 70%! The Gzip compression code tells the server to compress all the files it can into smaller versions so that it can be served to the client much faster.  To enter the below code in your website: You...
How to add a newsletter opt-in to your Divi WordPress site

How to add a newsletter opt-in to your Divi WordPress site

How to add a newsletter opt-in to your Divi WordPress site You're Reading: How to add a newsletter opt-in to your Divi WordPress site In Pod Creative Divi Tips & Tutorials & WordPress Resources & Tutorials Divi Tips & Layout examples Subscribe An easy to use e-newsletter opt-in can help you grow your newsletter base! E-Newsletters are a fantastic way to share news, service updates, and stay in touch with subscribers. We at Pod Creative use Mailchimp to send monthly e-newsletters. Our newsletters contain shout-outs to our latest completed projects, links to our latest blogs, and a friendly update from Pieter, Michael, and Hannah. An email newsletter should feel like an update from an interesting, helpful friend, rather than a pushy salesperson. Hannah Raeside Office Manager, Pod Creative So Many platforms So Many platforms There are many email marketing platforms to choose from. Through the Divi email opt-in module, a multitude of email marketing platform integrations are available including Mailchimp, MailPoet, Aweber, SendinBlue, and more! While it’s handy if you already have one of these platforms when you’re starting out it can make choosing one difficult. A good email marketing service will enable you to create highly engaging email newsletters with an easy user interface (ideally drag-and-drop editor). Grow your list!Adding an email opt-in to your site is a great way to grow your Newsletter list! The more people who sign up for the list means the more avenues to grow your business. Make sure your opt-in is easy to use and located on every post and page. Bring attention to it wherever you can! [/et_pb_signup] Setting up the Opt-in...
Why you NEED to use Alt Tags

Why you NEED to use Alt Tags

Why you NEED to use Alt Tags You're Reading: Why you NEED to use Alt Tags In Resources & WordPress Resources & Tutorials Divi Tips & Layout examples Subscribe Using Alt Tags or Alternative Text when naming photos is vital for SEO. What is an Alt Tag? Why do they exist? And what does it have to do with a website’s Search Engine Ranking? All questions we will cover, and more, in this post! Hannah Raeside Office Manager, Pod Creative Here are a few reminders about making a successful post: Make sure your content is relevant. Make sure you have a good Featured Image. Make sure your post has a strong, engaging title. Make sure you have an Excerpt. Categorize your post. Check if you can link anything in the text. What is an Alt Tag? An alt tag, also known as “alt attribute” and “alt description,” is an HTML attribute applied to image tags to provide a text alternative for search engines. Simply put, it is a text description area that allows Search Engine bots to “read” the image and categorize it accordingly. Search Engine bots (also known as algorithms) are unable to read images. Alt Tags allow this to happen!  But why is this important?Added within the image tag, a quality alt tag is a short description that explains what the image is and how it relates to the content on the post. Alt tags serve multiple purposes. While you’re not required to use them, there are some major benefits to doing so. Since they are used by both search engine crawlers and screen-reading tools, they are a...
Divi Contact Form VS Gravity Forms

Divi Contact Form VS Gravity Forms

Divi Contact Form VS Gravity Forms You're Reading: Divi Contact Form VS Gravity Forms In Resources & WordPress Resources & Tutorials Divi Tips & Layout examples Subscribe Let's explore the pros and cons of using either the Divi Contact form or Gravity Forms. Contact forms are a vital piece of your website, but choosing the right kind can be challenging. Both the Divi Contact form and the Gravity Forms contact form are excellent options that offer different integrations, style, and functionality.  Hannah Raeside Office Manager, Pod Creative Here are a few reminders about making a successful contact form: Keep it simple! Use conditional logic or anti-spam services Only include required fill-ins if necessary Customize your confirmation message Contact forms are important! Why? It’s right in the name, contact! Your contact form is a vital part of your website. It allows your clients and customers to contact you with questions, to purchase items or book services. An easy to use contact form can mean all the difference to a potential customer! If your contact form is confusing, too long, or requires too many ‘hoops’ to jump through before the user can press send it will lead to user frustration and abandoned forms. Divi Contact FormThe Divi contact form has many advantages. It’s straightforward to set up, customizable, and included with Divi. If you are looking for a basic, trustworthy, easy to set up contact form then we highly suggest the Divi contact form! Integrations & Add on’s –  A Con At this time Divi has limited options via extra plugins for Add on’s or integrations within their in-house Contact form. While...

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