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IDEAS TO FRESHEN
UP YOUR BLOG12 with @KRISTENWRIGHT_
HI, I’M
KRISTEN.
kristenwebbwright.com
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
KRISTENWRIGHT
WRITER, ARTIST & WEB DESIGNER
WordPress backups (BackupBuddy)
WordPress security (iThemes Security)
WordPress maintenance (iThemes Sync)
I WORK AT iTHEMES.
ithemes.com
COMING
OCTOBER 2016
DESIGN
ELEMENTS
CODE
SNIPPETS
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
“I MY BLOG!”
fresh·en
make (something) newer, cleaner,
or more attractive.
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
verbˈfreSHən/ •
“ CREATIVITY
IS DRIVEN BY
CONSTRAINTS. ”
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
- DAVE GRAY,
AUTHOR OF GAMESTORMING
PLUGINS
DESIGN
ELEMENTS
CODE
SNIPPETS
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
FRESHEN UP + GET CREATIVE
FOCUS ON CONTENT.
FOCUS ON CONTENT.
FOCUS ON CONTENT.
DESIGN
ELEMENTS
CODE
SNIPPETS
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
1. UPDATE PHOTOS
& FEATURED
IMAGES
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
IMAGE TIPS
KEEP FILE SIZES SMALL. I MEAN IT.
ADD ALT TAGS & UPDATE FILE NAMES
USE STOCK PHOTOS
PRETTY STOCK
PHOTO SITES
StockSnap.io
Unsplash.com
VisualHunt.com
Pixels.com
Photodune.com
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
2. UPDATE/ADD
HEADINGS
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
HEADINGS IN THE WP DASHBOARD
HEADING TIPS
USE THEM! ESPECIALLY h2s & h3s
KEEP SHORT, CONCISE
INCLUDE KEYWORDS IN h2s
h1
h2
h3
h4
h5
h6
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
3. ADD CALLS
TO ACTION WITH
BUTTONS
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
EXAMPLE OF BUTTONS IN-POST
BUTTON TIPS
ADD TO END OF POSTS
KEEP CTA SHORT & CONCISE
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
USE HTML IN-POST OR WITH A SHORTCODE (PLUGIN)
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
HTML
IN-POST
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
EXAMPLE
CSS FOR
BUTTONS
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
WordPress Bu;on
Plugin MaxBu;ons
Bu;on Builder -
Bu;ons X
BUTTON
PLUGINS
4. EMPHASIZE QUOTES
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
QUOTE TIPS
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
USE BLOCKQUOTES
“
USE PULL QUOTES
“
OTHERS’ WORDS OR YOUR WORDS
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
BLOCKQUOTES
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
PULL QUOTES
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PULL QUOTE
PLUGINS
BeauBful Pullquotes
Perfect Pullquotes
BP Pre;y Quote
Pull Quotes
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
5. BOOST SOCIAL
SHARING
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
SOCIAL SHARING TIPS
ADD BUTTONS TO POSTS & PAGES
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
MAKE IT EASY
GET CREATIVE
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
TWEETABLE
QUOTES
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
TWEETABLE
QUOTE
PLUGINS
Quoteability
Inline Click to Tweet
Inline Tweet Sharer
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
SHARE
BUTTON
PLUGINS
Simple Share Bu;ons Adder
Social Warfare
Social Share Bu;ons - Social
Pug
Social Share WordPress
Plugin - AccessPress Social
Share
6. ADD POST
SUMMARIES
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
TLDR
POST SUMMARY
PLUGIN
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
EXAMPLE
POST
SUMMARY
+ CTA
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
POST
EDITOR
VIEW
7. ENCOURAGE
CLICK-THROUGHS
WITH RELATED
POSTS
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
RELATED POSTS
PLUGINS
Related Posts Yuzo
Related Posts
Thumbnails
Related Posts
8. ENCOURAGE
VISITOR
INTERACTION
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
“REACTION”
PLUGINS
React & Share
ReacBons
Ma;’s PeepSo
ReacBons
9. KEEP
VISITORS
INFORMED
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
NOTIFICATION
BAR
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
NOTIFICATION
BAR PLUGIN
BoomBar
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
10. HIGHLIGHT
IMPORTANT
TEXT
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
CONTENT CALLOUTS
IMPORTANT NOTICES
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
COUPONS$
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
11. START
SENDING POST
DIGEST EMAILS
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGIN
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
POST DIGEST +
COMMENTS
PLUGIN
PostmaBc
12. OFFER AN
EBOOK TO
BUILD YOUR
MAILING LIST
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
EBOOK TIPS
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
COLLECT EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR DOWNLOAD
EXPORT TO PDF FILE
REPURPOSE EXISTING CONTENT
@KRISTENWRIGHT_
PLUGINS/
SERVICES
TO HELP
OpBnmonster
Downloads Monitor
MailChimp
NOW GO
FRESHEN UP
YOUR BLOG.
SLIDES AVAILABLE AT
KRISTENWEBBWRIGHT.COM/FRESH
@KRISTENWRIGHT_

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