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5 WordPress Multilingual Plugins for your Website

If you find yourself reading this article, you’ve probably been wondering what is the best of the numerous WordPress multilingual plugins out there.

Translating your website is a surprisingly easy way to reach and attract new audiences and scale into new markets by offering additional languages on your site. It might be tempting to keep your website in its original language (most likely English), however you might be interested to learn that only a quarter of Internet users communicate in English.

It’s also unlikely that a non native English speaker will engage with your website because alarmingly 72% of website visitors spend most or all of their time on websites in their own language.

However for WordPress users there isn’t actually a built-in feature – you’ll need to install a WordPress multilingual plugin to achieve a fully translated website.

Luckily there are a number of excellent multilingual plugins to choose from that easily allow you to add multiple languages to your website. In this article we’ll take a look at what you should be looking for when selecting a WordPress multilingual plugin, plus show you five popular plugins, to help you choose the one that best fits your needs.

CommerceKit Plugin Released – A Suite of Conversion Tools

We’re really pleased to announce the release of our CommerceKit plugin. CommerceKit is a suite of eCommerce conversion tools and will form the basis of much of what we do going forward. It is being released in two stages.

  • Stage one is a WordPress plugin, exclusively for our Shoptimizer WooCommerce theme initially.
  • Stage two is a separate (paid) SaaS feature-set. The first of this will be CommerceKit Reviews – an AI powered automated eCommerce reviews engine, built in Laravel. It will connect to a store via a module in CommerceKit.

Our initial CommerceKit launch includes six eCommerce conversion features: Ajax search, countdown timers, order bumps, stock meters, waitlists, and wishlists.

17 Product Page Best Practices (with examples)

We’ve put together an extensive guide to some of the best product page practices, with examples of each from the biggest eCommerce stores. When designing and planning your online store, most of the early focus is on the homepage. People expect that visitors arrive on the homepage and progress through the site in a linear fashion, clicking on a category as the next step, before browsing through the products within it.

The conversion rate for visitors who browse in this fashion is actually exceptionally low, at between 2 and 2.5%. On the other hand, visitors who land directly onto a product page convert on average at 7%. A huge difference.

An effective product page will within seconds, convey the value of the item and provide a clear call to action to purchase it. It’s the most important page of any eCommerce site, and is one we focused on extensively in our Shoptimizer WooCommerce theme.

23 Ways to Prepare Your Online Store for Holiday Sales

What would you do if you only had 30 days to prepare your online store for the holiday sales? What type of optimizations can you make to your WooCommerce store with such a limited amount of time to prepare?

If you are an online store owner who is starting out for the first time, finding what to optimize in such a short time is often difficult. That’s why we have decided to help.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) are all about getting the most sales in the minimum time. To achieve that goal, you must have a clear strategy and an optimized website to reap the desired profits.

In this post we’ll learn how to prepare your online store for the holiday season sales in a short span of time. We have 23 ways to get ready, almost one for each day.

Let’s get started!

WooCommerce Images – the ultimate guide for your site

High quality product images are a crucial factor in driving visitor engagement to your WooCommerce store. After looking at the best WooCommerce examples, excellent photography was a common feature. In this guide I’ll be showing you how to create great images within WooCommerce (no blurry ones) which are also optimized for speed. You’ll be able to apply these techniques, whatever the WooCommerce theme you’re using.

These performance benefits are a hugely important aspect of this. According to the HTTP Archive in 2019, images make up an average 21% of a total page’s weight. Having a fast WooCommerce site is crucial and you can see from the chart below what a big part images and video play in this.

Create a Better Thank You Page in WooCommerce

We’ve had a couple of questions about the WooCommerce thank you page or confirmation screen, with people looking to edit the output. By default, its display is rather simple and doesn’t it offer any in-built options to change what is presented.

I think many stores are missing a trick here. There’s a number of features which could be very valuable to display on this screen. From sharing your purchases, signing up to a newsletter to displaying product guides, we’ll go through some ideas and then show you how to add them to your own WooCommerce store. Let’s make it work harder for you and get additional leads, signups and survey results. A strong thank you page can do more than simply display the order details.

Website Maintenance Costs – What to Expect in 2019

Website maintenance costs are an increasingly important topic for store owners in 2019. With so many hosting options, plus the cost of additional plugins and services you can add, some site owners have said that it’s getting more and more expensive to run an eCommerce site. We’re going to look at the monthly costs for folks running small, medium, and large eCommerce stores. Plus, we’ll look at simple maintenance tasks you can do yourself to help keep these costs down. Finally, we’ll look at a couple of paid services which offer excellent security and peace of mind benefits for anyone who is running a site which makes money.

WooCommerce Examples – 38+ Top Designs to learn from (2020 update)

In this blog post I’m going to be showing you the top WooCommerce examples in 2019. This won’t be just a static gallery of beautiful screenshots. Each example will include a tip or action you can implement on your own WooCommerce site.

So, if you love real world WooCommerce examples and want to know how to apply key learnings to your own store, you’re in the right place. Let’s dive in!

WooCommerce Checkout: Optimizing it for better conversions

Although the default WooCommerce checkout is reasonably well laid out I think more can be done to improve this crucial step for store owners. Because, really this is now the most important step of the process. You’ve done the hard work, encouraged a buyer to select a product, add it to the cart – now you need them to buy.

You don’t want your effort to be wasted and with a couple of easy tweaks you’ll be able to reduce the likelihood of this happening. I’m going to show you how to optimize your WooCommerce checkout to present the best possible experience to buyers and encourage them to complete the process. Let’s get started!

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