A Marketer’s Guide to Keyword Stemming (and Not Keyword Stuffing)

A Marketer’s Guide to Keyword Stemming (and Not Keyword Stuffing)

When I started writing content ten years ago, this type of sentence was the standard: “Splash Down water park is one of many things to do Poughkeepsie NY.” Sometimes we’d spell “Poughkeepsie” wrong to account for typos. Writers would include “things to do Poughkeepsie...
How to Use Twitter Media Studio to Improve Your Video Marketing

How to Use Twitter Media Studio to Improve Your Video Marketing

Want more views for your Twitter videos? Curious how Twitter Media Studio can help optimize your video tweets? In this article, you’ll learn how to use Twitter Media Studio to improve the performance of the videos you publish on Twitter. What Is Twitter Media Studio?...
Get a FREE Calligrapher Layout Pack for Divi

Get a FREE Calligrapher Layout Pack for Divi

Hey Divi Nation! Thanks for joining us for the next installment of our weekly Divi Design Initiative where each week, we give away brand new, free Divi Layout Packs from our design team to you. This time around, Kenny and his team have created an amazing Calligrapher...
How to Research Your Competitors’ Facebook Ads

How to Research Your Competitors’ Facebook Ads

Want to know more about your competitors’ Facebook ad campaigns? Wondering how to study their ad strategy? In this article, you’ll discover six ways to research your competitors’ Facebook advertising campaigns and discover creative ideas for your next Facebook ads....
How to Create a 3D Sign Post with Hover Effects in Divi

How to Create a 3D Sign Post with Hover Effects in Divi

We all know that a good website makes it easy for visitors to find what they are looking for quickly and efficiently. And, it always helps if you can make your content more engaging. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to design a 3D sign post that will engage...
Using Kanban for WordPress Development

Using Kanban for WordPress Development

Are you a “wipe the slate clean” person? How many times have you said you’ll start fresh on Monday, or the first of the month, or in the New Year? Here’s a secret: it never works. You can’t really ever wipe the slate clean, nor should you want to. You’ve come this far...
Divi Plugin Highlight: Divi BodyCommerce

Divi Plugin Highlight: Divi BodyCommerce

Divi BodyCommerce is a third-party plugin for Divi that gives you control over your store’s design from the product page to the checkout page and everything between. It’s designed with conversions in mind and gives you full control over your store’s design using the...
Facebook Marketing Declining: New Research

Facebook Marketing Declining: New Research

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore findings from the 2019 Social Media Marketing Industry...
How Local Businesses Can Drive More Foot Traffic

How Local Businesses Can Drive More Foot Traffic

Do you want to drive more foot traffic into your local business? Wondering how social media marketing can help? To explore how local businesses can drive more foot traffic, I interview Stacy Tuschl. Stacy is a local business marketing expert and owner of two...
Best Divi Child Themes for Consultants

Best Divi Child Themes for Consultants

Consulting is big business online and every consultant needs an amazing website. Divi is a great choice for consultant websites as there are plenty of professionally designed layouts and child themes to choose from. In this article, we will look at the 16 best Divi...

The 4 Bad Personality Traits That Can Help You Do Your Job Better

We all have an idea of what the perfect worker looks like. They’re usually polite, on time, responsible, and productive – a potent combination. However, there are also a number of so-called bad personality traits. On the surface, they’re considered ‘negative.’...
Headless E-Commerce: Everything You Need to Know

Headless E-Commerce: Everything You Need to Know

While there are many plugins available to turn your WordPress site into a fully-functioning online store, they can potentially take a toll on your site’s performance. A ‘headless e-commerce’ solution – that separates your site’s front end from its e-commerce...
3 Ways to Use Facebook Ads to Promote Your Products

3 Ways to Use Facebook Ads to Promote Your Products

Want to run Facebook ads to promote your products or services? Wondering which type of Facebook ad campaigns to start with? In this article, you’ll discover three types of Facebook advertising campaigns you can use to start promoting your products and services on...
How to Create an Expanding Sticky Menu on Hover with Divi

How to Create an Expanding Sticky Menu on Hover with Divi

Every week, we provide you with new and free Divi layout packs which you can use for your next project. For one of the layout packs, we also share a use case that’ll help you take your website to the next level. This week, as part of our ongoing Divi design...
Splice Video Editor: An Overview and Review

Splice Video Editor: An Overview and Review

Video is a valuable form of content for social media. Unfortunately, creating quality videos is usually a long process that involves moving mobile footage to a desktop app for editing. However, mobile editing is on the rise. Apps such as Splice Video Editor make it...
2019 Social Media Marketing Industry Report

2019 Social Media Marketing Industry Report

Wondering how fellow marketers are using social media? Want to know what marketers plan to do with organic social activities, video marketing, and social ads? In our 11th annual social media study, we surveyed more than 4,800 marketers who reveal details you won’t...
Get a FREE Food Bank Layout Pack for Divi

Get a FREE Food Bank Layout Pack for Divi

Hey Divi Nation! Thanks for joining us for the next installment of our weekly Divi Design Initiative; where each week, we give away a brand new, free Divi Layout Pack from our design team to you. For this week, Kenny and the design team have created a fun and engaging...

What is Technical Debt and Can You Avoid It?

If you’re in software development, you are going to have to deal with technical debt at some point. So to answer the question in the title…no, you can’t avoid it. However, there are steps you can take to minimize its effects and make sure it doesn’t get out of hand....
How to Measure Your Instagram Stories ROI: Advanced Techniques

How to Measure Your Instagram Stories ROI: Advanced Techniques

Are your Instagram stories helping you reach your business goals? Wondering how to dig deeper into your Instagram stories’ performance? In this article, you’ll learn how to combine Instagram Insights and Google Analytics to better report the ROI from your Instagram...
Divi Plugin Highlight: Divi Den Pro

Divi Plugin Highlight: Divi Den Pro

Divi Den Pro is a third-party plugin for Divi that integrates a cloud filled with 1000’s layouts and modules for the Divi Builder. It includes lots of page layouts, modules, PSD’s, icons, button hovers, and customizations. It also adds features to the theme customizer...
WordCamp Orange County 2019 Recap

WordCamp Orange County 2019 Recap

Last weekend I attended WordCamp OC and represented Elegant Themes. It was my first time out in the WordPress community as an official member of the Elegant Themes team–and I had a blast! A little backstory: The WordPress community in So. Cal. is my second home....
Divi Meetup Network Community Update: April 2019

Divi Meetup Network Community Update: April 2019

Hey Divi Nation! Welcome to the second Divi Nation Community Report of 2019! Big news: We have a new Event Coordinator! Allow myself, to introduce myself. I’m Raquel Landefeld. Nine years ago, I co-founded a WordPress agency. During that journey, I discovered my...
New Facebook F8 Announcements and What They Mean for Marketers

New Facebook F8 Announcements and What They Mean for Marketers

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore the Facebook desktop and mobile redesign and new...
9+ Collections of App Icons That Users Will Never Forget

9+ Collections of App Icons That Users Will Never Forget

One of the most fun and the most frustrating parts of app design is creating mock-ups and prototypes. You have so much freedom to flex your creative muscles. The problem, however, is making sure that your mock-ups and prototypes aren’t just functional, but that they...
How to Test Your Facebook Ads for Optimal Results

How to Test Your Facebook Ads for Optimal Results

Do you want to optimize your Facebook ads? Wondering what the best audience, creative, and placement are to use for your message? To explore how to test your Facebook ads for optimal results, I interview Andrea Vahl. Andrea is a Facebook ads expert, the author of...
How to Create a Family Tree with Divi’s Transform Settings

How to Create a Family Tree with Divi’s Transform Settings

Ever tried to create a family tree for your website, but didn’t exactly know how to approach it? Well, in today’s Divi tutorial, we’re going to show you exactly how to do that. On top of creating the family tree, we’re also making sure it remains responsive across all...
Using Icomoon Icons and Vectors with WordPress

Using Icomoon Icons and Vectors with WordPress

Every website you visit includes hundreds of elements, even if it’s not readily evident. This means images, text, subheadings, and of course, icons. However, using the same boring icons as every other site can make yours look ‘cookie-cutter’, which is why it’s...
How to Design a Scrollable Recent Posts Widget Area in Divi

How to Design a Scrollable Recent Posts Widget Area in Divi

Divi’s sidebar module is an extremely useful tool for integrating custom widget areas into your design. This allows you to display any WordPress widget inside a Divi layout. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a scrollable recent posts widget area in...
The Best Free Graphic Design Software for 2019

The Best Free Graphic Design Software for 2019

Creative Cloud may be the gold standard, but some of us non-designer “designers” need something a little more…free. I totally believe in the power of top-of-the-line software, but if you’re not going to need or use the features available, it’s too expensive. Enter the...
A 6-Step Workflow to Create Video for Multiple Platforms

A 6-Step Workflow to Create Video for Multiple Platforms

Is video an important part of your social media marketing? Looking for an efficient way to create video for multiple social platforms? In this article, you’ll discover a six-step video workflow to produce more social media video content for your business. Why You Need...
A Helpful Guide for Designing Circular Elements in Divi

A Helpful Guide for Designing Circular Elements in Divi

Every once in a while a website design calls for some circular elements. It is a nice way to break out of the monotony of the standard box designs on a web page. Creating circular elements may sound simple (and it actually is!), but if you aren’t familiar with a few...
10 Best Programming Fonts to Save you from Eyestrain

10 Best Programming Fonts to Save you from Eyestrain

Eyestrain is a real issue for software developers, and the font they choose to work with plays a big role in that. If they choose a font that’s not designed well enough, the punctuation or characters may be hard to distinguish, which makes them have to concentrate and...
4 Ways to Use Google Tag Manager With Facebook

4 Ways to Use Google Tag Manager With Facebook

Wondering how to easily install Facebook features on your website without editing the code? In this article, you’ll discover easy ways to install the Facebook pixel, the Facebook Messenger customer chat plugin, alerts for Facebook comments, and Facebook standard...
Get a FREE Mechanic Layout Pack

Get a FREE Mechanic Layout Pack

Hey Divi Nation! Thanks for joining us for the next installment of our weekly Divi Design Initiative where each week, we give away brand new, free Divi Layout Packs from our design team to you. This time around, Kenny and his team have created an awesome Mechanic...
WP Engine Managed WordPress Hosting: An Overview and Review

WP Engine Managed WordPress Hosting: An Overview and Review

When it comes to managed WordPress hosting, there are a handful of names that most of us are familiar with. This includes Flywheel, Pagely, and of course WP Engine (among others). Managed hosting is all about getting access to more advanced functionality, while having...
How to Use the Facebook Event Setup Tool

How to Use the Facebook Event Setup Tool

Do you use the Facebook pixel? Want an easier way to assign Facebook event tracking to specific URLs on your website? In this article, you’ll learn how to set up Facebook event tracking with the Facebook Event Setup Tool for Web. What Is the Facebook Event Setup Tool?...
Divi Design Showcase: New Submissions from April 2019

Divi Design Showcase: New Submissions from April 2019

It’s time again for our monthly Divi Showcase where we take a look at 10 amazing Divi websites made by our community members. Each month we showcase the best Divi websites that were submitted from our community and today we want to share with you the top ten websites...
10 Free Adobe Illustrator Brushes to Download Today

10 Free Adobe Illustrator Brushes to Download Today

Adobe Illustrator is one of the most powerful tools in the Creative Cloud suite of design software. That is partly because of the slew of free Illustrator brushes you can download for it. We found a lot of great additions to your toolbox. With these at your disposal,...
Divi Plugin Highlight: Divi Upload Icons

Divi Plugin Highlight: Divi Upload Icons

Divi Upload Icons is a third-party plugin for Divi that makes it easy to add more icons to the Divi Builder. Unlike other icon plugins that only integrate Font Awesome and Material Icons, this one lets you add any set of icons you want. It just has to be a compatible...
What Is XML and How Can You Use It With WordPress?

What Is XML and How Can You Use It With WordPress?

Extensive Markup Language (XML) is everywhere. It’s used for servers, web security, updates, and more. When it comes to WordPress, it doesn’t get as much attention as more popular languages like PHP. However, knowing what XML is and how it works can be very useful to...
Future of Facebook and Twitter

Future of Facebook and Twitter

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore where Facebook and Twitter are heading based on signals...
How to Create Curved Text Designs in Divi

How to Create Curved Text Designs in Divi

If you are looking for a unique way to showcase text on a web page, knowing how to create curved text designs in Divi may come in handy. This kind of design would work for building custom graphics or creative header designs in Divi without having to use a photo...
Putting Together A Great Web Developer Portfolio

Putting Together A Great Web Developer Portfolio

Having a solid portfolio is a must for any web developer. It’s hard for an employer to make a decision for a position based on cover letters, CVs, or resumes that simply describe projects you’ve made. Your talent and skill don’t really shine through that way. So...
Advanced Facebook Retargeting: How to Up Your Ads Game

Advanced Facebook Retargeting: How to Up Your Ads Game

Do you want to run successful Facebook retargeting ads? Wondering what tactics can improve your Facebook campaign performance? To explore advanced Facebook retargeting, I interview Susan Wenograd. Susan is a Facebook ads expert, a regular columnist at Search Engine...
12 Divi Child Themes for Health Care Professionals

12 Divi Child Themes for Health Care Professionals

Healthcare is one of the most popular industries, and like any popular industry, healthcare professionals need well-designed websites to provide information about their staff, services, location, and even the ability to set up online appointments. Fortunately, there...
Basic HTML Codes Every WordPress User Needs to Know

Basic HTML Codes Every WordPress User Needs to Know

HTML is the foundation of pretty much everything on the internet. It is the cornerstone on which internet content is built, and it has been for decades. Without a solid understanding of HTML, everything you do with WordPress or any other web design and development...
The New EU Copyright Directive: What Marketers Need to Know

The New EU Copyright Directive: What Marketers Need to Know

Concerned about the European Union’s Copyright Directive? Wondering how this new rule could impact your marketing? In this article, you’ll learn about what parts of the European Union’s Directive on Copyright will impact the use of social media for both businesses and...
How to Create a Swipe Menu Bar for Your Website with Divi

How to Create a Swipe Menu Bar for Your Website with Divi

Every week, we provide you with new and free Divi layout packs which you can use for your next project. For one of the layout packs, we also share a use case that’ll help you take your website to the next level. This week, as part of our ongoing Divi design...
What is that Smiley Face Doing in your WordPress Footer?

What is that Smiley Face Doing in your WordPress Footer?

Designing a website is tedious, and there’s nothing more frustrating than finally finishing up and then noticing something out of place. The WordPress smiley is just that sort of thing – a teeny, tiny smiley face that came out of nowhere and is now taunting you. Here...
How to Use Google Data Studio to Analyze Your Facebook Ads

How to Use Google Data Studio to Analyze Your Facebook Ads

Want to better understand your Facebook ad performance? Have you considered using Google Data Studio? In this article, you’ll discover how to create seven valuable Google Data Studio charts that can help you better analyze your Facebook advertising campaigns. How to...
Get a FREE Farmer Layout Pack for Divi

Get a FREE Farmer Layout Pack for Divi

Hey Divi Nation! Thanks for joining us for the next installment of our weekly Divi Design Initiative; where each week, we give away a brand new, free Divi Layout Pack from our design team to you. For this week, Kenny and his team have created a unique Farmer Layout...
Straight to the Junk Folder: Spam Words to Avoid in Email Marketing

Straight to the Junk Folder: Spam Words to Avoid in Email Marketing

I have a terrible habit of checking my spam folder every day – I don’t trust my spam filter to weed out only the worst of the worst; I feel that there’s something worthwhile under the heaps of transfer money requests and strangers mentioning how they were happy to see...
26 Mobile and Desktop Tools for Marketers

26 Mobile and Desktop Tools for Marketers

Looking for better ways to create videos, audio, and images? Want a list of tools to help? In this article, you’ll explore 26 apps and tools for mobile and desktop from the Social Media Marketing podcast’s Discovery of the Week. #1: Listen Notes Listen Notes is a free...
How to Share and Style Code Snippets in Divi (3 Methods)

How to Share and Style Code Snippets in Divi (3 Methods)

Knowing how to share and style code snippets on your post or page using Divi can be a pretty handy skill. You may need a way to display code snippets for things like documentation, tutorials, or a resources page. The basic idea is to display code on a web page without...
How to Change Thumbnail Size in WordPress and Why You Want To

How to Change Thumbnail Size in WordPress and Why You Want To

When you set up a new WordPress website, the platform gives you three image sizes to play with: thumbnail, medium, and large (plus the file’s original resolution). This gives you a solid number of options to work with. However, thumbnails in particular can be tricky...
Facebook Updates Advertising Tools

Facebook Updates Advertising Tools

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Social Media Marketing Talk Show, a news show for marketers who want to stay on the leading edge of social media. On this week’s Social Media Marketing Talk Show, we explore Facebook Ads Manager updates, new ad bidding strategies,...
Divi Plugin Highlight: Simple Overlay Solution

Divi Plugin Highlight: Simple Overlay Solution

Simple Overlay Solution is a third-party plugin for Divi that makes it easy to create full-screen overlays, popups, and mega menus with the Divi Builder. Add multiple overlays to any page. Choose between a click or an automatic timed delay trigger, a light or dark...

Is Shameless Self Promotion Really That Bad?

Being humble is always a good thing, or so we’re told. However, when you’re trying to launch or grow a business, you need to put humility aside and do a bit of ‘shameless’ self-promotion. In fact, the success of your project depends on it. It’s important to understand...
How to Develop a Thriving Community

How to Develop a Thriving Community

Is community important to your business? Wondering where you should build your community? To explore how to develop a thriving community beyond Facebook Groups, I interview Cate Stillman. Cate is podcaster, blogger, and author of the book Body Thrive. She’s also an...

Geno Quiroz: How I Built a Successful Divi White Label Business

I have been building websites for years and have been using Divi exclusively since it’s release. Back in 2015 I even joined Nathan Weller for an episode of Divi Nation, and the topic was on Building a Divi Consultancy. Like most Divi users, I worked mostly with...
SiteGround WordPress Hosting: An Overview and Review

SiteGround WordPress Hosting: An Overview and Review

One of the most common questions people ask us is “Which WordPress web host should I use?,” and one of our most popular answers is SiteGround. This particular web host has plenty of positives. Still, it’s important you understand why it’s recommend by so many before...
Decorating Your Page with Transforming Shapes on Hover with Divi

Decorating Your Page with Transforming Shapes on Hover with Divi

Creating interactive design is something that immediately helps elevate the look and feel of any website. With Divi’s built-in options, you can take many turns and create effects that are truly unique to your website. In this post, we’re going to show you how to...
7+ Top Steampunk and Victorian Fonts

7+ Top Steampunk and Victorian Fonts

The Victorian Age is romanticized greatly. Literature and media often take notes from the aesthetic, industrial culture, design, and art of the time. Typefacing is no different. The steam age is known for beautifully stylized scripts and prints, and the popularity of...
How to Cross-Post to Instagram From Your Facebook Page

How to Cross-Post to Instagram From Your Facebook Page

Do you use Instagram and Facebook for your business? Are you looking for a way to post to Instagram from your desktop? In this article, you’ll learn how to cross-post from Facebook to Instagram via your desktop. Why Consider Cross-Posting to Instagram via Facebook on...
How to Animate Letters for Unique Text Designs in Divi

How to Animate Letters for Unique Text Designs in Divi

Animation has become a common part of the user experience for modern websites. Aside from the fact that it looks cool, it can also add a subtle interactive element that engages the user by bringing content to life. Divi’s built-in animation effects allow you to...
Why Your Small Business Needs a Tagline and How to Create One

Why Your Small Business Needs a Tagline and How to Create One

What do you learn from this tagline: “Shave time. Shave money.” You learn that this company sells shaving products and that with those shaving products you’ll save both time and money. You’ve also peeked into the brand voice and determined that this company is...
How to Grow Your YouTube Channel With a Video Series

How to Grow Your YouTube Channel With a Video Series

Are you struggling to grow your YouTube channel? Wondering how to create videos people will find and watch? In this article, you’ll discover how to develop a video series that helps turn one-time viewers into YouTube channel subscribers. Why Research and Create a...
Get a FREE Mortgage Broker Layout Pack

Get a FREE Mortgage Broker Layout Pack

Hey Divi Nation! Thanks for joining us for the next installment of our weekly Divi Design Initiative where each week, we give away brand new, free Divi Layout Packs from our design team to you. This time around, Kenny and his team have created an abstract Mortgage...
GoDaddy Pro Sites: An Overview and Review

GoDaddy Pro Sites: An Overview and Review

Let’s address the elephant in the room right off the bat – GoDaddy doesn’t have the best reputation among users. However, they’ve strived to correct this by launching hosting plans and tools that target advanced users, such as GoDaddy Pro. With GoDaddy Pro, the...
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