I’ve been getting some e-mails from WONDERMIKA readers asking about some of the Plugins that I use. WONDERMIKA started from zero and I certainly know the feeling of not knowing how to improve your blog/website. So since I’ve gone through the learning process, done some research and definitely tried and tested a few things, I might as well pass it along! On this page, I’d like to share some blogging resources and tips with you. This website is powered by WordPress. I’ve tried Joomla but decided that WP suits me better. I hope these resources will be able to help you somehow.
These were some of your questions and my answers to them:
What do I use to make fashion sets or product layouts?
If you know Adobe, that’s great. But I prefer POLYVORE. Just go there and sign up for free. Creating layouts are also super easy. Just click and drop. I’m officially addicted. But be careful to keep your layout original and not to copy others. There is a campaign against copycats. Also, Polyvore layouts can also be published on all sorts of platforms. I know you will love it
What theme can I use?
There are many themes you can use for WordPress. Click on Appearance>Themes and choose from there. I use Meso Column by www.dezzain.com. It’s very easy to install and navigate. Suitable for magazines and news websites.
What SEO Plugin to use for WordPress?
I use Yoast WordPress SEO. You can search and download from the Plugins section (Plugins > Add New) or you can Google them to install. It’s very easy to use and they will give you tips on how to do SEO.
How do I put floating social media buttons on my website?
You use Plugins. I downloaded the Floating Social Media Icon from Acurax at http://www.acurax.com/products/floating-social-media-icon-plugin-wordpress/
How do I put the social media share buttons at the top and bottom of my posts?
I downloaded Hupso Share Buttons for Twitter, Facebook & Google+ plugin from here: http://www.hupso.com/share/
How do I create a sitemap?
I downloaded a Plugin: http://tonyarchambeau.com/
Where do I get the CommentLuv Plugin from?
I Googled it and and found it here:
Having this installed encourages comments and engagement with visitors. They also get to post their latest post links.
How do I install a chat widget for customer/visitor support?
You can Google the plugin and find many but I use FlexyTalk. FlexyTalk is great as the messages can even go to my phone like a phone messagge. It’s free to use. Go here: http://www.flexytalk.com/
How do I install a photo slider on my blog or website?
Again, you can use Plugins but the theme from Dezzain already has one built in.
How do I put that Facebook pop-up box in the beginning that gives visitors a chance to Like my Facebook page?
It’s a plugin that I use from http://http//wordpress.org/plugins/facebook-page-promoter-lightbox/faq/
I’ll continue to add here as and when I get additional questions. Cheers! XOXO, Mel.