Offer Live Chat for Enhanced Customer Engagement and Sales

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Live Chat is here to stay, and smart businesses everywhere and in every industry are using it to provide the immediate personal touch that their prospects and customers long for. In this blog post, I discuss the Live Chat software I’m currently using (Tawk.to) and offer some reasons you ought to consider going “Live Chat” as soon as possible.
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Enhanced Media Library Pro Plugin for WordPress: First Look

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While building a WordPress powered e-commerce website for a bridal shop that could have thousands of images to manage, I quickly realized we’d need a much better way to manage images than navigating through hundreds of Media Library screens — especially considering the very limited functionality of the native WordPress Media Library.

I considered several solutions before remembering that I had used the Enhanced Medial Library plugin (free version) on another client site. This is a first look at Enhanced Medial Library Pro (although I suppose it’s also a first look at the free version).

Spoiler alert: For a one-time payment of $25 for unlimited lifetime updates for unlimited sites, you might not have to read past this summary.

(But please do.)
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Do I Need to Hire a WordPress Developer? – Part 1

Friends, family, acquaintances, and clients often ask the question, “Do I really need to hire a WordPress developer”? While WordPress is an extremely accessible tool for building Web sites, there are some reasons to consider bringing in a professional. In this admittedly thinly-veiled pitch, I offer some insights that focus on the potential problems associated with WordPress plugins – and how professional WordPress developers can avoid and address them.
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FooGallery Plugin for WordPress: First Look

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The demise of the once unrivalled NextGen Gallery plugin for WordPress has nudged me to look for a replacement for several clients’ WordPress Web sites. My criteria for replacement candidates are simple, and I think I may have found it: FooGallery. This article is a first look at this gallery plugin.
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Tipsy WordPress Plugin from iThemes

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iThemes, the makers of the great Backup Buddy plugin for WordPress sites, offers a number of useful plugins. One that I just downloaded and installed is Tipsy, which adds clickable pop-up tips that can include text, images, videos or embedded content.

This post is a test of how it works. Hover and click over certain strings of text to see it in action.

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