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Create Shareable Tweets with This Remarkably Easy Plugin

The most common question I hear from new bloggers is, “How do I get more traffic to my blog?” You’re writing great content with an important message to share. What are ways you can maximize your efforts and cause more people to visit your site?

I’ll frequently share simple tools and techniques to increase your blog traffic.

Better Click to Tweet plugin creates tweetable content

How often does a beautifully phrased sentence strike you while reading an article or devotional on someone’s blog? You immediately think of someone who needs to hear those same words.

The Better Click to Tweet

Meet Me in the Middle | His Girls Gather

Before & After: His Girls Gather

Meet Me in the Middle ProjectJoin me on a Lenten Journey with my friend Britta Lafont and the Meet Me in the Middle Project.

The Meet Me in the Middle Project is a visual Lenten observation of the Gospel that began in 2015 on brittlafont.com.

Our hope is to curate (collect and organize) BEFORE and AFTER pictures, with the goal of celebrating the work that happens between the pictures, and connect our observations with our understanding of the Christian life. You can read more about the intention behind the project here.

Today’s Before & After story is a God-ordained invitation to join a

Meet Me in the Middle Women at the Well

Before & After: Join Me at the Well

Meet Me in the Middle ProjectJoin me on a Lenten Journey with my friend Britta Lafont and the Meet Me in the Middle Project.

The Meet Me in the Middle Project is a visual Lenten observation of the Gospel that began in 2015 on brittlafont.com.

Our hope is to curate (collect and organize) BEFORE and AFTER pictures, with the goal of celebrating the work that happens between the pictures, and connect our observations with our understanding of the Christian life. You can read more about the intention behind the project here.

The beginnings of this Before & After story were caused by my

Before & After: Renew, Refresh

Meet Me in the Middle ProjectJoin me on a Lenten Journey with my friend Britta Lafont and the Meet Me in the Middle Project.

The Meet Me in the Middle Project is a visual Lenten observation of the Gospel that began in 2015 on brittlafont.com.

Our hope is to curate (collect and organize) BEFORE and AFTER pictures, with the goal of celebrating the work that happens between the pictures, and connect our observations with our understanding of the Christian life. You can read more about the intention behind the project here.

This week’s highlight is from my new friend Beverly Dillow. I met

Meet Me in the Middle Kathy Stephens

Before & After: New Website, New Friend

Meet Me in the Middle ProjectJoin me on a Lenten Journey with my friend Britta Lafont and the Meet Me in the Middle Project.

The Meet Me in the Middle Project is a visual Lenten observation of the Gospel that began in 2015 on brittlafont.com.

Our hope is to curate (collect and organize) BEFORE and AFTER pictures, with the goal of celebrating the work that happens between the pictures, and connect our observations with our understanding of the Christian life. You can read more about the intention behind the project here.

I’ll be sharing images of website and graphic design projects. The unseen

Themes and Plugins for Genesis Framework

Curated List Genesis Themes and PluginsI’m reading and researching to find the best resources for myself and other folks creating sites on the Genesis Framework. I’m sharing a couple of my latest discoveries.

Enjoy this carefully curated list of Genesis Child Themes: Theme source list from Dhishna Chandnani

Specialty Genesis Plugins: Add some additional features to your site with plugins from Chinmoy Paul

Case Study: Updated Functionality for Church Website

Case StudyWhat do you do when the sermon player stops working and one of your faithful members needs to hear the sermons while in rehab?

How to you add the weekly announcements to your site when the blog page has been excluded from the original design?

These were the two questions that finally jump started the process to update the back end design of the Community Bible Church website.

I had been on the committee back in 2013 when we hired a design firm to create a church website for us on the WordPress platform. Once the site was complete, I

Getting Started with Contact Form 7

Getting Started with Contact Form 7

The Importance of a Contact Page

If you have any aspirations to generate income from your blog, then providing an email address and/or a contact form on your site is a must. If your primary goal is ministering to others, you will also want a way for your readers to respond to you in a personal way. A contact page shows credibility and allows other bloggers, businesses, and readers to connect with you in a user-friendly manner.

Setting Up Contact Form 7

I recommend installing the plugin Contact Form 7. This is another instance where the best instructions are available

Understanding Site SEO Settings

Site SEO Settings using WordPress SEO by Yoast

SEO is an acronym which stands for Search Engine Optimization. The folks at HubSpot have a fun GIF which provides this definition,

“It refers to strategies and techniques to help a website rank higher in search engine results. . . . the core goal of SEO today is to address the questions your audience is searching for.”

Sometimes it is best to go straight to the experts for tutorials and guidance. I’m recommending that path for this post. The owner and writing staff at WPBeginner are a wealth of knowledge and detailed step-by-step instructions. They have been one of my