News from Excellent Themes

Upgrade to WooCommerce 3.5 Before WordPress 5.0 Arrives

WordPress 5.0 is coming this month and it will bring some major updates with it, including the new Gutenberg Block Editor. As exciting as this news is, if you are running a WooCommerce site that you purchased here on Excellent Themes, and have auto-updates turned on for WordPress, there is a chance some of your WooCommerce features will stop working or possibly some part of your site. To circumvent any issues with an upgrade to WordPress 5.0, you will need to install the latest version of WooCommerce. Version 3.5 was released recently. It (thankfully) is a minor release, but an important one in terms of timing. You should definitely upgrade if you intend to upgrade your version of WordPress in the near

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Improve The Performance of Your WordPress Theme

So, you’ve purchased an excellent WordPress theme and installed it on your shared hosting. You’ve imported the demo content or filled your site with your content or products. The theme looks great and you’re proud of the final result. But you’re not happy with the performance. Maybe it takes 5 seconds to load, or maybe 10 or 12. You expect better. The reason many cool WordPress themes suffer from poor performance often comes down to the fact that it takes built-in or add-on plug-ins to do many of the slick things you like about your theme. For instance, a rotating banner carousel with attention-grabbing images, or parallax effects when scrolling. Or a smart contact form. Or a nice review widget

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6 Benefits of Using WordPress With an Excellent WordPress Theme

There are many benefits of using WordPress, but we will look at a few in detail here. WordPress has been around for a while. More than 15 years, to be exact. Originally developed as a blogging platform, it has changed the website world completely. No longer do you need to be a coder or graphic designer to have a beautiful web site with bells and whistles. WordPress is now known as the most popular content management systems, enabling you to create a web site from scratch in minutes. WordPress has made it a breeze to give your business an instant web presence. You almost have no excuse not to do it yourself. WordPress is putting web design shops out of

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4 WordPress Plugins To Get Vistors To Share Your Content

How do you get visitors to spread the word about your blog or content site? Below are a list of 4 Plugins that can help you do just that! 1  ShareThis Share Buttons Many people are on social media already and use their social profiles to share content with their followers and friends. One of the best ways to do this is to show social sharing buttons on your WordPress site. The ShareThis Share Buttons make this easy. This plugin enables users to easily set the style and features for their buttons. With this plugin you can configure and offer multiple options for customization, including types of social channels, labels, shape, size, as well as alignment, and order. 2 Contextly

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SEO Settings That Every Blog Needs

Without a doubt SEO is the most important piece of a WordPress Blog, excluding the content of course. But if you have amazing content does it even matter if no one is there to read it. Without SEO you leave a lot of traffic left unserved. With that being said, SEO is not the easiest of thing to do.Here are the WordPress settings to use that will make it just a little easier. Set Your Search Engine Visibility One of the first things that you need to do is visit the Settings / Reading section in the wp-admin of your site. Make sure the Search Engine Visibility is unchecked ( See Below)     Fix Your Permalinks The permalink structure

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Why You Should Use a WordPress Theme For Your Business Website

As a new website owner or an intending one, you have the option of investing in a fully customized website or you can opt for WordPress customized theme. The first option is best suited for large businesses that are already in the big league because it is usually expensive. However, for small and young businesses, you are better off with a WordPress theme for these reasons: Affordability – WordPress themes are generally affordable. Here at Excellent Themes we have free WordPress themes and all of our premium WordPress Themes are under $50!There is no customer maintenance fee or any other fee for WordPress themes. WordPress has thousands of free and premium themes you can use, depending on your pocket and

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