Smart Slider Review: Build Beautiful Sliders With Drag and Drop

If there’s one thing that WordPress users seem to universally love, it’s WordPress slider plugins. Two of the top four best-selling plugins at Code Canyon are, you guessed it, slider plugins.

This fascination has led to the bundling of Slider Revolution with pretty much every theme for sale at Theme Forest. But Slider Revolution and Layer Slider (#4 at Code Canyon), are far from your only options for creating sliders for your WordPress site.

Smart Slider offers a user friendly, well-designed slider experience. And in my Smart Slider review, I’ll take a deeper look at this freemium slider plugin and see if it can go toe-to-toe with the big names.

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Thrive Leads Review: Is It Actually The Ultimate List Building Plugin?

If you’ve read any advice on building a successful website, I can almost guarantee that you’ve been told to “build an email list” at some point or another. At the risk of annoying you, I’m going to tell you one more time that building an email list is an amazing way to create an evergreen resource that isn’t subject to the whims of Google.

But I only remind you of that because I’m about to review a WordPress plugin that gives you heaps of options to build an email list.

It’s called Thrive Leads, and it’s one of the products from the conversion-focused Thrive Themes team. The Thrive Themes team bills it as “the ultimate list building plugin for WordPress”.

So is it?

Ultimate is always a tough phrase to justify…but I can say that Thrive Leads is absolutely packed with deep targeting and analytics features.

And in my Thrive Leads review, I’ll give you a hands-on look at what all those features can do.

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Beaver Themer Review – A Flexible New WordPress Theme Builder

Ever wished that you could build entire WordPress themes just as easily as you build a single page with a WordPress page builder? Page builders have spoiled us when it comes to designs for single pieces of content…

But what about building your theme’s header? Or what about creating a template for how all of your individual posts display? While some tools do exist (though the largest has is dying a slow death), WordPress theme builders are nowhere near as ubiquitous as page builders.

But things are looking up with the recent release of Beaver Themer from the same team behind Beaver Builder. And in my Beaver Themer review, I’ll give you a hands-on look at everything this powerful WordPress theme builder has to offer.

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Cloudways Review – Fast, Fully Managed WordPress Cloud Hosting

Interested in a new way to host your WordPress website or application? Nowadays, everything seems to be moving to the cloud…and website hosting is no exception.

So how does Cloudways factor into this equation? Well, Cloudways is one of those hosting companies pushing the cloud revolution by offering fully managed cloud hosting in a neat, easy to use package.

I’ll get into all of this in more detail in my Cloudways review, but the important thing for you to know right now is that this gets you:

  • An easy to use interface
  • Awesome performance

To learn why I’m making those claims, keep on reading my review….

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WordPress Alternatives: 8 Competitors Worth Checking Out in 2017

Ok, so if you’re at least a little bit aware of your surroundings, you’ve probably seen the word “WordPress” plastered in at least a few different places on this site. But as awesome as WordPress is (and as much as we might love it), it’s far from the only CMS out there.

Yes, despite the fact that over 27% of the web now uses WordPress, there is indeed a world outside WordPress.

In today’s post, I’m going to explore that world and dish out some of the best WordPress alternatives available in 2017. I can’t promise you that I’m not going to tell you to still use WordPress at the end of the post…but until then, I swear that I’ll be objective!

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