In this tutorial I want to share you how to integrate Divi Builder with your MailChimp account. Building an email list is one of the most important things that can grow your business. If you build a mailing list, you will have the opportunity to send them your news and offers directly to their email. In my opinion, one of the best platforms to collect emails and send marketing campaigns is MailChimp.
For this, it´s necessary to create an API key to connect your MailChimp account with your Divi Builder.
In your Mailchimp account, click your profile and select “Profile”.
After logging in your MailChimp account, clicK “Extras” and select “API Keys“.
Click the Create A Key button to create a new API key. Once the API key is created, copy the API key on the API key column.
Go to your site and add an “Email Optin” module to your Divi layout and select your server Provider: MailChimp.
Enter your MailChimp Account Name and the API key you have created above. Click the Submit button.
Select a MailChimp list from the dropdown menu on the list section. Save changes.
Step 7 (optional)
Configuring Spam Protection Account Enabling it will offer you a much higher level of security. First of all, you will need to create a Google reCaptcha v3 profile for your website. To do it, go to https://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin/create and fill in the details like you can see on this screenshot: When you fill it in, click on “Submit” button and you´ll get a reCaptcha Site Key and Secret Key. Go to Emil Optin Settings, choose the option “Spam Protection”. Click to ADD a new reCAPTCHA v3 Account and copy & paste your Google reCaptcha site key & secret key here. Then click Submit.
By default, the Email Optin module comes with 3 fields ( First Name, Last Name and Email ). You can remove the unnecessary fields checking Fields. And finally, customize it!
Any creative knows that photos are an essential part of making your blog or website look as beautiful as possible.
Many times we have little budget to buy premium photos and we find it difficult to find beautiful and copyright-free images.
Thanks to stock photography sites and the generosity of many photographers, you will find a large number of beautiful free photos to use on your site, blog or social media.
In this post, I’ve compiled my personal list of 5 best free stock photo sites I usually use for my WordPress Themes.
Every photo published on these sites are licensed under Creative Commons Zero, which provides users with the freedom to copy, modify, distribute, and use all of the photos without permissions or attribution.
You do not need to ask permission from or provide credit to the photographer.
Most of them constantly feed new photos into their libraries, so it’s best to take a look once in a while.
This is my favourite site to find free stock images. It´s really easy to use and has a good selection of stock images.
You can find thousands of free images searchable by popular, category, color,..
Serif fonts have structural and delicate details at the end of each letter to help achieve that much needed traditional touch to your design.
If you really want to create a professional design work with a quality aspect, you must choose among the best serif fonts available and if they are little known, it will catch the attention of your readers.
Looking for the best serif font collection for your graphic design or website?
I have compiled together 12 premium serif fonts for a Website.
TIP: I always recommend a test drive from the source before buying. Enter the words you want to use before. I won’t lie to you, there were times when I loved a font until I saw how a letter formed and it didn’t work for my project.
The biggest advantage of lowering your website’s loading time is that it will help tremendously in improving site’s usability and user experience which is essential for today’s online business.
There are many ways to get started with top-end optimization. Here are 5 ideas to get you going.
1. Get a good Web Host
The major factor that influences the speed of a website is the hosting of your WordPress website. I have used many servers but the best option in terms of speed and service is without a doubt SiteGround. They provide excellent loading speed and customer support guaranteed 24/7.
2. Use an effective catching plugin
WordPress pages are “dynamic.” This means they’re built on the fly every time someone visits a post or page on your website. To build your pages, WordPress has to run a process to find the required information, put it all together, and then display it to your user. A cache plugin generates static pages and improves the site pagespeed 2-5x faster. The cached pages are stored in the memory and when a user makes a request the pages are delivered from the cache. By this the php execution and the database requests are skipped. There are a lot of good WordPress caching plugins available, but I recommend using either WP Fastest cache (free) or LiteSpeed Cache (free) plugin. WP Fastest Cache was rated the #1 (free) cache plugin in this Facebook poll.
3. Compress your images
According to httparchive, in August 2016 the images are more than 64% of the weight of an average website. Usually they tend to weigh more than all of your CSS, JS and HTML combined! If you have a website with lots of images you must optimize them to reduce the size. By reducing the image size, you´ll reduce web page size overall and save server´s bandwidth. There are multiple ways to optimize the images, but doing without losing quality is the smart way. In this article, I’ve covered three types of tools.
WebP is a raster image format from Google that’s designed specifically for the web. It provides lossless and lossy compression that allows web designers to show richer images at smaller file sizes. WebP lossy images use predictive coding to encode the image. It reduces the file sizes by looking at the neighboring pixels to predict the values, and then only encodes the differences. Lossy images are up to 34% smaller than the comparable image as a JPEG and 26% than the same as PNG.
4. Avoid using unnecessary plugins
Excess plugins can make your job harder and more complicated than it needs to be and could affect the performance as well as the security of a website. Actually, many times we have installed and activated plugins that we do not even know what they do or how to configure them. So why do we have them there without doing anything consuming resources?
5. Keep your site up-to-date
WordPress is updated frequently. Each update will not only offer new features but it will also fix security issues and bugs. Your WordPress theme and plugins may have regular updates, too. As a website owner, it’s your responsibility to keep your WordPress site, theme, and plugins updated to the latest versions. Not doing so may make your site slow and unreliable, and make you vulnerable to security threats.