Guide to improve UX of WordPress site

UX

Optimizing a website for better user experience isn’t a cakewalk, mostly because the necessary tools and/or the coding knowledge don’t come for dime a dozen. But when the website is made on a platform that’s practically known and loved for its user-friendliness, UXO (user experience optimization) is significantly less of a pain.

There are thousands of tools available on WordPress, a lot of them even for free, that help you understand your audience better (tracking and analytics), improve performance (caching and image optimization plugins), and test-and-improve (A/B testing software like Nelio, OptimizePress, etc.). This guide isn’t about them.

This guide details some of the more easily overlooked aspects of usability in a WordPress website and the best ways to fix those oversights. We’ll start with:

Carousels

Every department in every business wants carousels/sliders, simply because it is a beautiful Golden Mean. Everyone gets their product/campaign/message placed in a single most highly visible space on the page: Above the fold.

This is why most desirable WordPress themes pack at least one slider plugin (typically the Revolution Slider). Let’s see the pros and cons of that approach:

Pros:

  • Shows the most significant messages in a single spot.
  • Messages can be prioritized (most important gets the first slide)
  • Supposed to appeal to all segments of visitors (“something for everyone”)

Cons:

  • Users generally don’t wait for slides to rotate and will skip over the carousel after a glance at the currently visible frame.
  • Slides’ content isn’t easily crawled by search bots, which is bad news for SEO.

There are ways to work around those cons and improve carousel UX:

  1. Keep the number of slides/frames no more than 5.
  2. Give carousel navigation control to users
  3. Do NOT auto forward.

Sometimes, the simplest solution is the best. Instead of relying on fancy premium slider plugins, you can use lightweight JavaScript (jQuery) plugins like Slick to create user-friendly carousels on WordPress.

Advanced Navigation

A main menu in header combined with a secondary navigation in a sidebar is near-foolproof way to ensure your navigation is complete and usable. But when it comes to huge websites (especially eCommerce or large, content-heavy blogs) with thousands of pages, a secondary navigation alone won’t cut it.

This is why we need Mega Menus. But there are two sides to this coin too.

Pros:

Uniform Visibility: Content/pages on lower levels gets included in the mega menu
Saves an extra step: Users can get to the more remote/obscure content faster.

Cons:

  • Have been known to cause problems with performance when UI elements like graphics/icons are added.
  • More-or-less ineffective on a website with bad content hierarchy
  • Making mega menus perfectly responsive can be a challenge

Before you debate the pros and cons (and whether you even need a mega menu on your website or not), you need to get your content thoroughly categorized. WordPress taxonomy is there for a reason. Use it.

Once you have your content hierarchy sufficiently tamed and organized, you can use WordPress plugins like Max Mega Menu, uberMenu, etc. to add a mega drop-down menu to the website. WooCommerce extensions like Ajax Layered Navigation add a filtering interface to the store.

Performance

No matter what you’d LIKE to believe: You are NOT exclusive.

Users don’t want to wait for content, so don’t make them wait for content or they’ll go looking for it elsewhere. Even your ranks suffer from slow websites. That’s the sum total of the need for performance optimization.

Optimize your WordPress website for performance with:

CDN: A viable option for websites that receive a global audience and have medium-to-high traffic. MaxCDN and W3 Total Cache plugin is a match made in quick-loading heaven.

Cache: As mentioned above, W3 Total Cache is the only caching plugin you need (even without the CDN support). Also ask your developers about server-side solutions like Redis and Memcached

Front-end Optimization: Plugins like EWWW Image Optimizer compress images (without compromising quality). Also ensure that there’s as little inline CSS and JS in your theme files as possible. Compress and minify stylesheets and JavaScript files too.

Reduce external dependencies, use CSS sprites, and be extremely picky while downloading plugins (the less, the better). You can even contact your web hosting provider and ask for help. Sometimes, your web host do create performance related issues.

Modal Pop-Ups

Don’t be obnoxious in the name of interactivity and conversions.

Yes, modal pop-up (interruption marketing) is a great conversion tool. There are literally thousands of plugins out there (most social media plugins have this feature now) that let you stick a message to the users, ‘politely’ reminding them to share/follow/like the content on social media, subscribe or sign up, avail a discount, et al.

There are so many things wrong with it… but we’ll get to that in a moment.

Pros:

  • Proven to improve conversion rates

Cons:

  • Distracting: Visitor is here for content and the popup is in the way.
  • Popups are treated as White Noise (like so many ads) unless it fits in properly with user journey.
  • BAD for accessibility

There are examples of popups being used nicely in context. BrainPickings.org understands its audience and promotes their ‘donate’ link only when the user has accessed the site repetitively and when they are finished reading the content. Reebok Crossfit popup has bad timing but makes up slightly for it with a discount on subscription on products page.

 

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Source: REEBOK

Time and trigger delays are fine, but it’s also necessary to focus on the bigger picture and tie a popup in a way that will be relevant to users who want it.

So far, the conversion increase is more due to plain blunt force, but the quality of conversions and subsequent leads can be increased when you do it smartly. Asking a first-time visitor to subscribe to a website won’t get you quality leads 99/100 times.

Try using WordPress plugins intelligently for popups. There are some (like Popups by Supsystic) which are good. Work with those instead of focusing only on interaction on a single page.

Endnote

Make sure to take this advice with a grain of salt and test everything (Use Google Analytics or Nelio A/B testing, or any other tool: it’s up to you).

And promise yourself to keep improving.

How to Optimize WordPress for Lead Generation

Generating quality leads for a web business depends upon multiple factors. Being a WordPress user, you should always look for the innovative ways to improve the conversions of your site. Besides creating a professional-looking website, ensure that you give potential web visitors an enough reason to stay longer. This will drastically boost the readability and usability of your website.

Encourage your web visitors to convert into subscribers and customers by giving them rich user experience. However, it is an ideal CMS platform for creating a fully-fledged website. But, still, you need to invest both your time and effort for generating better results in terms of higher sales. Whether you are a business owner, getting into an effective lead generation process is vital for your business.

With that core concept in mind, we bring you the blog post to share best optimization tips. The following tricks will help you achieve your targeted goals quite easily.

How to get started with lead generation in WordPress?

Before you begin anything, make sure you sign up with a reliable email marketing service provider, such as Aweber.  They can help businesses to grow their email lists by creating beautiful and stimulating newsletters. They manage and customize your email templates to let you drive more people for your web business.

Plus, you can also integrate some robust plugins that will help your build your subscriber’s list with ease.

WordPress Optimization Tips for generating higher leads

1. Revamp your lead generation process

The richer the user experience, the higher the leads you will generate for your site. For that, you need to concentrate on modifying the design, contact forms, opt-in forms and other aspects of your website. Understand what your potential web visitors expect from your site. And focus on giving them soothing user experience whenever he/she visits your website.

Once a visitor lands on your site, you can begin exploring their conversion path, like when he/she lands on your site and when he/she sign up an opt-in or contact form. Here you need to ensure that you visitor ends up on a satisfactory note. This is where you need to customize the entire conversion path for best possible outcomes.

Well, there are three major components that you need to consider:

(a) The call-to-action

A call-to-action is a process that encourages web visitors to take an immediate action. It cab be anything, such as clicking on an opt-in button or navigating through web pages. Since it is an essential part of your site, ensure that you use contrasting color combinations. You can also create eye-catching images to encourage people to scroll or navigate through your web pages.

(b) Create enticing landing pages

Improve the overall look and feel of your site’s landing pages to drive more web audience towards your site. Add relevant content on your landing pages to make it more compelling for your web visitors.

(c) Flaunt thank-you pages beautifully

Thank-you pages hold a significant place when it comes to evoking the emotional factor of web customers. When visitors fill out a form on a landing page, ensure that you redirect them to the thank-you page. This is a great strategy to build their trust.

2. Build lead generation forms

Create user-friendly contact forms if you want to maximize your online sales. WordPress offers some of the best plugins to help you create beautiful lead generation forms, without coding.

You can use Contact Forms by WPForms plugin to create an enticing and responsive contact forms, payment forms, request a quote forms, subscription forms, inquiry forms and any other type of forms in a matter of few minutes. These forms can help you encourage your visitors to become a regular customer or a subscriber on your site.

3. Embed comment redirect to generate leads

A commenting section can play a vital role in building a robust user engagement for your web business. You can give entice visitors to  spend more time by adding comment redirect functionality to your comments.

When visitors submit a comment on your site, they, by default, directed to the same page again. They didn’t see anything new except the preview of their own comment. This is a particular phase where you can make tweaks to grab their attention for higher ROI.

You can also redirect them either to a thank you page or any other web page after they submit a comment.

4. Use OptinMonster’s exit-intent technology

According to a report, around 70 percent of users who abandon your site will never return. So, if you want to improve your customer retention rate, then make sure you give them rich user experience.

This is where OptinMonster tool comes into play. The tool offers an exit-intent technology that tracks down the behavior of visitors using their mouse movement and display them a pop-up when they are about to leave your site. This could stop them and encourage them to be part of your customer’s list.

An exit-intent popup can help you give your visitors the last opportunity before abandoning your site. Through this, you will be able to convert 2 to 4 percent of users into email subscribers with ease.

5. Create Lead Magnets for your site

The ultimate use of the lead magnet is to generate maximum leads. Under this technique, you can grab your visitors attention by offering them special deals and offers. These are special offers such as a discount coupon, downloading an ebook or any helpful source that can be utilized to prompt visitors to perform an action for better engagement.

Luckily, OptinMonster comes with an in-built support to let you use lead magnets. This can improve your conversion rate as well as your average sales in a breeze.

Conclusion

It is always good to nurture your WordPress site to keep generating quality leads for your business. Once a visitor lands on your site, make sure you prompt them to become a subscriber or potential customer on your site.

How to Tackle Common Issues with Responsive Web Design in WordPress

The digital nomads will agree that a website with a responsive design is the essential trend in the latest times. In fact, it is a compulsory trend to be followed if the website owners really want to do the best. As per a statistic established towards the end of the year 2016, 70% of mobile searches lead to an action within the hour. This fact, standalone testifies the importance of a responsive web design.

For people who are not aware of the term ‘responsive design’, it is the design format that is adaptive to the environment or the platform around. Irrespective of the device, the design is being viewed on, the web design gracefully interacts with the user. Now that you know what responsive web design is, we are pretty sure that you know why it is being considered so important and impactful for visitors and traffic. So, if you are setting up a new website, posts like these can be highly useful for you.

There are many benefits of employing the responsive design on your WordPress website. But some key issues also co-exist and they must be addressed. These factors will affect your choice and you must be prepared to knock them down. Once you identify them and tackle them well, you will be able to experience the magic of responsive design in its true glory. In this blog post, we will discuss the common issues that exist in the dimension of a responsive web design and how you can tackle them for the best.

Less space and more content

The prime segment of users who benefit from this kind of design is the mobile and Smartphone users. It is a little lame to say that the audience benefits through this because ultimately it is the fortune of a website owner. To quote a stat, 40% of people will choose a different search result if the first one is not mobile friendly. Now imagine people putting off your website for another one, only because it wasn’t mobile friendly.

There is an obvious problem, too.  A mobile’s view is constricted and only a little amount of scrollable information (number of scrolls that a viewer can spare) is available. The website admin must make sure that only the most important information is displayed such as the contact detail, home page content and subscription pages along with a few others. One must completely eliminate unnecessary widgets and pages from the design. Remember to target the most vital content.

Uneasy Website Navigation

 

This is the biggest drawback of responsive design. The span of a website on a desktop view is better than that on a tablet or a Smartphone. The design on the latter tends to confuse the audience who are looking for a set of specific information.

A typically responsive web design must aim to enhance navigation for its viewers so that they do not get confused and are able to find the information without putting in much effort.

The ‘Cost’ element

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Well, adopting the responsive design can be a costly affair for your small or medium scale business. As a website owner, you will have to hire technical designer help to establish this change. Instructing the designer to bring the task to justice will require your money as well as the valuable efforts. So, if you are not in that frame of commitment, don’t do it. The only solution to this problem is coming to terms with a time when you and your business are ready for a responsive design for its website.

Images can be troublesome

Images need a larger chunk of changes when you are adopting a responsive design because they will scale differently across several platforms. The different mobile browsers will add up to your woes. Well, you can’t include all the viewing devices in your parameters. So, your designer will need to catch a nerve with the types of devices mostly used to access the websites. You can redesign your website for better viewership on these. After all, resizing an image to look similar on a desktop as well as on a 5-inch Smartphone can be quite a task. Do not forget to consider the right quality of images so that they are pleasant to view across all platforms.

The Page load time

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Responsive designs make your website slower and that is partially true. The statement is partially true because the speed of your website on a mobile device will largely depend on the speed of the connection used along with the processing. So, you will be required to be as resourceful as you can while dealing with the page loading speed of your new responsive web design. Adding more and more lines of code can be an alternative, though.

Bonus Tips: Here are some bonus tips that can help you pep up your responsive design game.

Responsive design isn’t experimental. Do not do it for the sake of periodic testing. Bring it on board only when you are completely ready.

Strategize well in order to seek conversion through the mobile platform. Because, as per an estimate, 60% of all Internet access is mostly mobile. Now, you would not want to miss out on your marketing campaign here.
Whenever you add new content to your website, make sure to test it on your mobile site also. Don’t wait up for the audience to send you a complaint in mail.

Fonts are really crucial for the health of your mobile website because zooming too much will apparently irritate the user. So, if you don’t want users to walk off from your site, choose your font wisely.

Always and always, design for at least 3 layouts that correspond to different browser widths. This will ensure that you cover most of the ground.

Summing up

A responsive design for your WordPress website gives you an edge over the ones without it. You get to address a larger amount of audience and chances of conversions increase. The most important change that is brought in through the usage of a responsive design is ‘constant engagement’ by the audience. They might be away from their large screens, but will be able to access your responsive website on their devices and either casually surf through it or just seek relevant information as per their interest.

This trend is challenging website owners throughout the global industry. So, you need not rush into a half-prepared decision. Make sure that you do your research well because the Internet is free and do not put off seeking profession help because expert advice is the best. We hope that this post will be a stepping stone towards your decision of adopting a responsive design for your valuable WordPress website. If you have a suggestion to make or just a general feedback, kindly tell us through a comment below.

HOTEL BOOKING HAS NEVER BEEN EASY LIKE THIS WITH HOTEL WP

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If you are owning a hotel or working in the hospitality industry, surely do you aware of the importance of booking system to your business. But not so many online booking websites could satisfy the users. Customers require a friendly UX and UI of the system while site owners want a system that they can manage easily. ThimPress proudly introduce you one of the best solutions for this issue: Hotel WordPress Theme – Hotel WP. It not only is for the hotel, but also works perfectly for resorts, hostels and many other room rental services with stunning design as well.
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How HeatMap Analysis Can Help you in Conversion

There are many aspects that determine the success rate of conversions on your website. And as far as the generic wave of consumer responsiveness is concerned, we can be very sure that a large percentage of website owners and administrators are now aware of the key elements that can impress an average site visitor.

All sorts of factors ranging from the graphic design of the website to the actual content; there is a list of the things that need to be taken care of while setting up a website or maintaining an existing one. As a friendly reminder, here are simplest ones of them.

  • A Trendy design and layout of the website
  • Convincing content delivery style
  • Social media distribution of the content/advertising
  • Page load speed of the website
  • A good web hosting service
  • User friendly site navigation
  • Search Engine optimization
  • Seamless integration with e-commerce platforms; incase yours is an e-commerce site

There are many more. But in order to not drift away from our core topic, this is it. You can learn more about the list from here. Now, let’s see and learn how HeatMaps can help us redefine our attempts at measuring visitor conversions on a website.

What is a HeatMap?

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HeatMaps are visual representational tools that help the site admin/owner track down the average customer behavior while surfing through their website.  By employing the color coding system, HeatMaps track the number of clicks on a page along with the time spent on it. Different colors represent different values to help the admin understand the comprehensive onsite behavior of a site visitor such as points of interest and interaction.

A HeatMap is a click game which is summarized by colors like red, yellow, blue, black, grey and other shades to depict the density of a user’s behavior while he/she is on the site.

There are different types of HeatMaps that cover certain metrics to define the site conversion test. Following are the most used ones.

  • A click Map: To see, how the site visitor click patterns move.
  • Mouse movement HeatMap: Selectively mapping the movement of the mouse’s cursor across the webpage.
  • Eye Tracking HeatMap: To identify the major areas visited by a set of users.
  • Scroll Maps: These can be used to determine the effectiveness of the length of your webpage; in case you run a one page website. These maps will help you identify the points where visitors move away from the website after repeated scrolling.

Reasons to use a HeatMap

  1. It’s a child’s play to determine why one should use a HeatMap. Firstly, they help you identify the pages of your websites that are underperforming. They will simply showcase fewer colors (in a layman’s term) on a less appealing webpage. So, you can work your efforts on either optimizing that certain page or improving its content structure.
  2. They are comparatively cheap. We can say so because if you were to sample data from a large number of users by employing other methods, they could cost you a substantial amount. But with HeatMaps, you can easily take honest feedback from users without having to put in too much effort, money or time.
  3. The most important reason that can justify the choice of using a HeatMap is its effectiveness in identifying the problem areas. Once you see the results, you can easily figure out where your site lacks user engagement. With a little brainstorming, you will be able to see how you can improve upon that certain page, post or section. Now, by this time we hope that the importance of using a HeatMap is crystal clear.

HeatMaps and Conversion Optimization

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Let’s cut out the words and talk of real-life scenarios here. Here is the first situation. You have just put up a new Call-To-Action button on the homepage of your new or existing website. How would you know if the conversions are happening or if they are a result of the new Call-to-Action button? With the use of a Click map, you can check and see for yourself if the new CTA button is an area of high visitor activity. If not, you can work on either changing the appearance or the position of your Call-to-Action button.

In another situation, HeatMaps will let you know which parts of your website appeal to the visitors, the most. You can further propagate the idea and extend it to other WebPages as well.  Or simply you can put up links to other important content in those areas of heightened user activity.

Most importantly, following the visual results from your HeatMaps pursuit, you will be able to see why certain areas of your website or a certain webpage aren’t drawing any clicks or attention at all. The underlying reason towards this situation might be poor visibility of the content or some distractive element. They will also help you learn how new visitors are navigating through your website.

Pro Tip: To further intensify the impact, you should consider using HeatMaps while A/B Testing.
To help you with some of the best HeatMap software, here is the list of major market players. You can choose the ones that are suited to your pocket and needs.

Conclusion

HeatMaps can be lifesavers for new site owners or even the ones who are struggling to drive in some conversion to their business website. With their graphical approach at furnishing the outcome, HeatMaps appeal to our visual understanding on data. If you have put up everything in the right place and are already gaining conversions, HeatMaps can still be a friendly tool for you. They will help you learn ways that can improve your site visits and hence materialize your site visitors’ navigation issues. In order to gain vital insights about your website’s performance, we highly recommend using HeatMaps.

If you have been already using HeatMap tools, please share with us your experience in the comments below. Also, for any sort of feedback, kindly feel free to share the same.

How to automatically insert Ads inside your blog post

Do you want to create Ads-slots inside your articles so that you will earn some more profits whenever someone reads your blog? Insert Ads inside posts, pages and articles is one of the most effective ways to generate revenue for magazines, blogs or news publication site owner. Most famous bloggers, popular magazines and even trusted global newspapers worldwide have been doing it.

However, doing a quick search on Google, we guarantee you will not find any of a readable solution or a brief guidance on how to do that for non-techies web owners. Seems like the secret has been keeping only for the famous, popular bloggers who both have strong resources in news, writing, media coverage and also strong resources in tech.

In this article, we will help you uncover the hidden secret and learn how to add Ads slots into your website without having to write even just a single line of code. At the end of this step by step tutorial, you will be able to add Ad slots to your post content in less than 10 minutes.

Ads inline post content of a website using Magazine WordPress Theme.

This tutorial is aimed to help the user of Mag WP – the best Magazine WordPress theme, but you can always apply it to your website no matter what theme you’re using. However, it’s our recommendation that you use a high-quality WordPress theme with many great functions like Mag WP to make the most out of your website. This magazine theme is best used for any personal blogs, magazines or newspapers.

Let’s start!

1 – Install the Advert Platform

The banner Ads platform that we are using is AdRotate. It’s a free advert placement platform for WordPress. There’s a Pro version with many special features, but just the Free version is powerful enough for us to do what we want to do. Especially when it’s used with a great theme like Mag WP.

For WordPress Magazine Theme Mag WP, we already integrated AdRotate for you, so there’s no need to install it. However, if, for some reasons, you have deleted the plugin, or your website hasn’t had it, you can Install the plugin by downloading it directly from https://wordpress.org/plugins/adrotate/ and upload to your server. Or you can install AdRotate just like any other WordPress plugin from your WP-Admin: Login to your WP-Admin > Plugins > Add New > Search for AdRotate > Install > Activate.

2 – Create your adverts

After installing AdRotate, you will see a new item in your WP-Admin left menu – AdRotate.

Please click on AdRotate > Adverts > Add New to create your new advert for your website.

Before clicking Add New, if you have already had some adverts setup, your backend will look something like this:

A set of Adverts with some information like Start/End date, the statistics like the number of time displayed, clicks, CTR, etc. You can click on the Stats button to learn more, or you can click on each advert to edit its settings.

For adding new adverts, this platform supports many Ads types. For example Iframe, Text ads, Image ads or any other most popular script types being used in the advertising industry. Just type in the title, AdCode or other settings which fit with your ads. If you take a look on the right side, there will be some basic example advert codes for you.

This is an example of an Ad set that we’ve made for our theme Magazine WP.

Below are some more Ads settings which you should take a look on as it will have a big impact on how your adverts will display and how your audiences will perceive those ads. However, let’s just skip it and click Save Advert to move on the next-most-important part.

At the end of this step, I’ve made several Adverts to be prepared for the next step.

3 – Creating Ad Groups – Deciding where your ads will be shown.

a. Basic Ad Group setting

The Groups setting is the place where you will group many of your adverts at once. It’s also where you will decide your adverts will be displayed. It’s the final step for this tutorial. Upon finishing creating Ad Groups, your ads can be shown inline post content if you wish to.

Please click on Add New to start creating Ad Groups.

Choose the name for your Ad, the mode: Default – One ad at a time, Block mode – show a block of adverts or Dynamic Mode – show a different ad every few seconds.

In this example, I’ve chosen Dynamic Mode.

Next, we will need to choose Advert size – the size of the block where your Advert will be shown. Let’s say 728 x 90 (the dimension of the Ad that I chose) and I’ll set its automated refresh time is 6 seconds, meaning it will automatically load a new advert in this group for every 6 seconds.

In case you may want to align your ads, you can go to “Align the group” under the Advanced setting.

b. Post Injection and Page Injection

Post Injection and Page Injection is where your ad will be displayed. It can be displayed in a Widget, before or after content, or both, or even inside the content. Let’s choose Inside the content. Then we will need to choose where exactly do we need to put it – After the middle paragraph, the 1st, the 2nd or the third, or even the eighth paragraphs.

You can also choose to display this Ad Group for which category. If you have a set of adverts about Clothing, you may want to create an Ad Group for the Fashion category and another Ad Group for another category. Or you could just choose for all categories – Select All.

We’re almost finish! The final step is to choose which adverts will belong to this Group. You will find the “Select adverts” section at the end of the page, and you’ll only need to tick on the advert you want.

After that, click on Save Group to save all the settings you’ve made for this Ad Group. You can go directly to an article of the chosen category to see your result.

We hope that you found our guide on How to automatically insert Ads inside your blog post to be helpful. If you have any questions, then please let us know by leaving a comment below.

 

Magazine WordPress Theme | Mag WP – The combination of New York Times, Bloomberg, Mashable, Lifehack and all

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In the era of the cyber world, getting news and information from online sources has become a habit for most of the people these days. Consequently, online magazines and newspapers are now an attractive field of business to invest to. There are several news sites in the market. They are big, powerful and got an enormous number of constant readers. It is hard to stand out of the crowd, especially in the crowd including prestigious names such as New York Times, Bloomberg, Mashable, Life Hack, and many other. But it is just “hard,” not “impossible.” Don’t you ever think about combining all the merits of these sites into your own one? Let ThimPress give you a solution with the best Magazine WordPress Theme – MagWP.

MagWP could be what you have been looking for so far because it suits any online newspaper, magazine, personal blog and so on. We apply the innovative technology from the world’s best online news site into one theme, to bring out the huge impression from your site to your visitors.

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WordPress: How to Prevent Content Thieves From Stealing Your Content, Course Video

Piracy of Digital Content is now one of the most irritating problems regarding copyright and selling products online. This is seemingly more correct in the world of online course when people could just copy your course material and download your video lectures easily. Although there’s no way to 100% prevent others from stealing your content, there are some methods to make it harder for people to copy your content. This article will examine all effective methods of anti-content theft, from disabling right-click to using pricey services from giant tech companies.

1. Disabling Copy and Right-Click

One of the most common ways to copy content is to select content and press CTRL+C or Right click – copy. By prohibiting your users from doing these, you can prevent your content from being stolen for about 70-80% non-techies stealers.

How to disable Right Click?

Normally, we would need a couple of lines of code and embed them into any page that you want to disable. However, WordPress has been a so powerful and flexible platform that there’s already people thought of that and gave you the solution. All you need to do is to install a plugin, and it will do the hard work for you.

Below is the list of add-ons that you can use to disable right-clicks:
(You only need to install one)

Of the above list, we recommend WP Content Copy Protection & No Right Click as the plugin that you should use as its range of features for ‘Basic plan’ simply just go beyond what we needed, and you don’t even need to subscribe to Pro edition to do the following things:

  • Protect your content from selection and copy.
  • No one can save images from your site.
  • No right click or context menu.
  • Show alert message, Image Ad or HTML Ad on save images or right click.
  • Disable the following keys CTRL+A, CTRL+C, CTRL+X, CTRL+S or CTRL+V.

One additional benefit of this method is that if you add your hosted video to the site, your users would also not be able to download it via right click. (If you use Youtube, the video still can be downloaded)

However, your users can still “Save page as” to download website content and then copy them from the page source, but this is some thing no plugin or developer or website can prevent. Furthermore, only 5-10% of the pro users with code knowledge can do. So, your site’s pretty safe, don’t worry :)

2. Disable Download Video

There’s almost no way to prevent others from downloading your video. Lynda, Coursera, and even Udemy leave their videos in the open, meaning anyone can download these video as long as they have access to the course.

However, there are some steps that can be taken to prevent your content from being downloads:

a. Upload your video to your own source

As mentioned above, since your site is non-right clickable, your visitors cannot right click on your video to download it if your video is hosted on your blog and you have a direct link to it.

This method is effective for the majority of users with little to no technology knowledge, but it will be by-passed easily when they view source and see the mp4 file or when they use a download manager software like IDM.

b. Use Vimeo Plus ($5/month)

When you use Vimeo’s Plus or Pro package, you will have an additional option for video privacy of Only people with the private link can see the video, Hide this video from Vimeo.com and Only on sites you choose can embed the video. This will significantly help to prevent others from downloading your videos.

c. Use Amazon S3 and CloudFront

Using this security method from giant tech companies will ensure maximum protection, but it will cost you a little more each month, which needs to be taken into consideration. However, since it can make sure almost nobody can download your video, not many people are knowledgeable to set it up. This is a highly advanced technique that not many people can do. However, we’ve curated some articles that can give you a clue and you can do it on your own if you truly need this:

3. Use Support quality and people’s dignity as a hook to prevent others from stealing your course.

a. Using people’s dignity:

We all understand that pirating other people’s copyright content is not an act of a gentleman and they would feel ashamed to do it. In your course content, please remind them of buying the content if they are not using it and they really should buy it if they like the course (this reminder should be put in DEMO or TRIAL videos as it will also work as a trigger to make your students buy your course).

b. Use Support Quality

When someone buys your product, they not only buy the product, they also buy the support quality of the product. For a course, your students can ask you questions, seek your counsel and mentorship. For stealers, they won’t get that privilege, and if you make it clear that the value of the course is important, but the value of the Support, the mentorship is even more important, they would not have the motivation to steal your course again.

Too long, don’t read (TL;DR)

Simply want others to be unable to right-click copy your content? Use: WP Content Copy Protection & No Right Click
(This can prevent ~70-80% of the non-techies from downloading your site.)

If you want others to stop downloading your video, use Vimeo Plus
(It will cost you some extra money, but maximum security)

Lastly, It’s a good idea to persuade them to buy if they like and let them understand that support, consultancies during the course is more important than course content itself.

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