Search functionality is essential for most websites as it helps visitors locate the information, content, or products they need. WordPress comes with a native search system, but this can only perform basic lookups, and it can be slower than users expect, especially if your website contains a lot of content.
Luckily, there’s a wide range of advanced search plugins for WordPress that enable you to offer a speedy experience. These plugins often come with useful features such as instant search results, ecommerce product support, and spelling correction that help ensure your visitors can quickly find the information they’re looking for.
There are a lot of WordPress search plugins out there, so to help you find the perfect one for your site, we’ve put together this handy guide. Read on to explore the features you should be looking for in a WordPress search plugin, and then see our reviews of five of the best options.
Continue reading → 5 Best WordPress Search Plugins for Better & Faster Site Search
Whether you sell physical products, digital items, services, bookings, or courses, an online store can be an incredible opportunity to reach your target audience. It helps you reach people where they already spend their time, even if they’re always on the go. And it allows you to share the benefits and strengths of your products in the best way possible.
But how do you get started selling online? And what tools do you need to build the best ecommerce store?
Let’s take a look at WooCommerce, a powerful ecommerce platform. We’ll learn what it is, how businesses use it to run their stores, and the steps you can take to get started.
Continue reading → What is WooCommerce and How to Install it in WordPress
There’s a lot of work that goes into building and maintaining an online store. Therefore, it’s important to make sure that you know how to back up your WooCommerce store to avoid losing critical data, like your orders, products, and database.
The good news is that there are multiple solutions you can use for backing up WooCommerce. The best option will depend on a handful of factors, like whether you want to use a plugin and the type of backups you want to create.
In this post, we’ll discuss the importance of backing up your WooCommerce store and how often you should do it. Then, we’ll walk you through the methods you can use to back up your store and restore it. Finally, we’ll answer some common questions about this process.
Continue reading → How to Back Up WooCommerce (Orders, Products, Database)
Selling digital products is an excellent opportunity for store owners, bloggers, and other content creators alike.
Digital downloads — like eBooks, music files, images, sewing patterns, and fonts — work well as standalone purchases, or as add-ons to physical products or services. For example, if you sell music courses online, you might also sell digital sheet music. Or if you crochet baby toys, you could sell downloadable patterns for those who also enjoy crafting.
The best part is that they help you generate revenue without having to worry about things like inventory, shipping, and storage. Once you set up your digital products, there’s very little maintenance involved.
And if you already have a WordPress site, getting started is simple and straightforward. Let’s take a look at how to sell digital downloads with WooCommerce, along with some best WordPress security practices.
Continue reading → How to Sell Digital Products & Downloads with WooCommerce
Whether you have an eCommerce store, write about your favorite topics online, or promote services on your site, backups are absolutely critical. They provide incredible peace of mind — if your WordPress site is ever hacked or if it goes down for any reason, you can quickly and easily restore it in full.
Until now, Jetpack has offered daily backups as an option for site owners. And while this is a great step to protect your site, Jetpack’s real-time backups are the best way to get complete peace of mind. They save a copy of your site each and every time a change is made — a page is updated, a post is added, a setting is tweaked, or a product is purchased — all behind the scenes without requiring you to lift a finger. That way, you know that you’ll never lose a second of your hard work or a single customer order.
And we believe so strongly that every WordPress site should have real-time backups that we’re making them even more affordable and accessible.
That’s why we’re now including real-time backups in each of our Backup and Security plans.
Continue reading → Never Miss a Moment: All Backups Are Now Real-time
You’ve built your store, filled it with amazing products, and fine-tuned your marketing and logistics. This is a huge accomplishment, but it doesn’t mean it’s time to kick up your feet and relax.
It might be tempting to shift your focus to the creative side of running your business. Launching new products and developing clever marketing campaigns can be a lot more fun than optimizing database tables and staying on top of SEO. But, just like in a brick and mortar store, your online shop requires ongoing maintenance in order to keep things running smoothly.
Continue reading → Ecommerce Website Maintenance: How to Maintain Your Store
It takes a lot to build a successful online store, and the last thing you want is to lose all of that hard work. But permanently losing your website or customer data should never happen, because it’s completely avoidable. And if you use the best WooCommerce backup plugin — Jetpack Backup — it never will.
Here are five ways Jetpack Backup can save your website and your business.
Continue reading → Five Ways a WooCommerce Backup Plugin Can Save Your Business
You have the attention of people who like what you have to say, love your work, and want to listen to your suggestions and ideas. Whether you’re a hobby blogger, a budding artist or crafter, nonprofit organization, or brand new business, if you have a busy website, then you have a built-in community.
That audience is valuable! Earning money online goes far beyond online shops and eCommerce solutions — a collection of revenue tools built right into Jetpack helps you turn your community from fans into an income stream. Here are a few ways the versatile Payments block makes it possible to sell products, accept donations, and collect subscriptions fees with your website.
Continue reading → How to Earn Money Through Your Website with Jetpack
If you run an online store (or are about to launch one) you know that the right tools make the job much smoother. Jetpack has a host of useful features, and it really shines for store owners when paired with WooCommerce. The leading eCommerce platform and the ultimate WordPress toolkit work hand in hand to give you a secure, efficient store that converts.
Both tools are backed by teams of the world’s top WordPress engineers, so you benefit from trusted functionality and unrivaled support. Here are just a few of the benefits of combining Jetpack and WooCommerce.
Continue reading → How Jetpack and WooCommerce Plugins Work Together