All posts by David Hartshorne

David Hartshorne is a freelance writer helping solopreneurs and small business owners build their online presence through friendly, engaging and shareable web content. When he’s not writing about WordPress and the latest digital marketing tools, you’ll find him chilling with a thriller in Spain.

Blog2Social Review

Blog2Social Review: The Smart Way To Promote Your Blog Posts

Sharing your blog posts via social media is a cost-effective way to promote your business. But if you’re not careful, social media marketing can consume a lot of your time. To make the best use of your time, it’s worth...

/ July 18, 2017
Great Team Member Plugins For WordPress

6 Great Team Member Plugins For WordPress In 2017

In this post, we’re looking at six of the best team member plugins for WordPress. Each of these plugins will help present your team, or teams, in different styles and formats. They cater for small groups right through to large...

/ July 8, 2017
Powerful and Mobile Responsive Table Plugins For WordPress

5 Powerful And Mobile Responsive Table Plugins For WordPress (2017 Edition)

Tables are a great way of presenting data in an easy-to-view style. But have you ever tried creating a table in WordPress? It’s not so easy. In fact, it’s rather tricky, and before long you can end up in a...

/ June 2, 2017
Thrive Themes vs Elegant Themes vs MyThemeShop

Thrive Themes vs Elegant Themes vs MyThemeShop: The Big Comparison

Most WordPress website owners are tinkerers. Are you like that? Are you always trying a new plugin or adjusting your theme? When you start buying individual plugins and themes, then it’s easy to blow your budget. That’s where WordPress Membership...

/ May 18, 2017
Elementor Page Builder Review

Elementor Review: A Page Builder Plugin That Breaks Boundaries

Tell me, honestly, do you like designing pages with the WordPress editor? I’m not referring to your typical blog post. I’m talking about Home Pages, Landing Pages, and Contact Pages. If you’re like me, then you’re probably disillusioned after grappling...

/ May 3, 2017
Call To Action Plugins For WordPress

6 Great Call To Action Plugins For WordPress (2017 Edition)

Every piece of content you create should have a clear Call To Action (CTA). Why? Because it prompts your visitors to take action. The action could be anything: download a checklist, sign up for a webinar, get a coupon, attend...

/ April 26, 2017
Thrive Quiz Builder Review

Thrive Quiz Builder Review: Grow Your Traffic And Email List Using Viral Quizzes

Quizzes are everywhere. How often do you see them popping up on your Facebook feed? It seems to be a daily event on mine. And when you see them, it’s hard to ignore the challenge, isn’t it? You know the...

/ April 6, 2017
MyThemeShop Membership Review

MyThemeShop Membership Review: How Do They Shape Up?

MyThemeShop was born out of need. The company couldn’t find a WordPress theme that met their requirements, so they built their own. The result was a light-weight theme that everyone loved and wanted. So they launched MyThemeShop. A few years...

/ March 15, 2017
Elegant Themes Membership Review

Elegant Themes Membership Review: An Impressive Toolkit For WordPress Websites

Nick Roach founded Elegant Themes in 2008. The company started as a one-man operation, but now comprises a global team of WordPress developers, designers and support staff. Elegant Themes builds WordPress themes and plugins that are available via their membership...

/ March 2, 2017
Best Lead Generation Plugins For WordPress

15 Powerful WordPress Lead Generation Plugins To Boost Your Conversions

Did you know that over 70% of visitors who abandon your website will never return? If you’ve checked your website analytics recently, then you’ll see that figure is right. For most of us, 75% of people who visit don’t come...

/ March 2, 2017
Social Media Follow Widgets Great WordPress Plugins Compared

Social Media Follow Widgets: 5 Great WordPress Plugins Compared

Hands up if you’d like more fans and followers on social media? Yep, thought so. Rightly or wrongly, numbers matter. They make an impression. They are what we refer to as ‘social proof’. Tell me honestly, when you look at...

/ February 23, 2017
Thrive Themes Membership Review

Thrive Themes Membership Review: The Complete Package For WordPress Bloggers, Or Is It?

Thrive Themes was founded in early 2013 by the ideal match: marketing expert Shane Melaugh and tech fanatic Paul McCarthy. But their journeys before they met were testing. Thrive Themes produce conversion focused themes and plugins for WordPress. Their aim...

/ February 8, 2017
Powerful Scarcity Plugins For WordPress

4 Powerful Scarcity Plugins For WordPress In 2017

Have you ever been persuaded to buy a product or signup for an event? Have you been seduced by a ‘limited offer’ message? “Act fast! Only 2 places left!” Or convinced by a ‘countdown timer’ ticking down? “Sale Price: $27...

/ January 25, 2017
Social Warfare vs Monarch Social Sharing Plugin Showdown

Social Warfare Vs Monarch: The Social Sharing Plugin Showdown

Social shares go a long way to building credibility with your audience. When visitors see a healthy-looking social share count, they feel inclined to read and share your content. And when your content gets shared to their followers, you have...

/ January 18, 2017
WordPress plugins and tools to create and deploy content upgrades

The Best WordPress Plugins And Tools To Create And Deploy Content Upgrades

List building is super important if you want your website to take-off. You will gain so much more momentum from email marketing compared to social media marketing. But building your list requires you to put some effort in up front....

/ January 18, 2017
WPForms vs Gravity Forms

WPForms Vs Gravity Forms: Which Contact Form Plugin Will Prevail?

It’s hard to surf the web nowadays without coming across an online form in some shape or another. There are Contact Forms, Order Forms, Enquiry Forms, Signup Forms, Questionnaires, Surveys, and more. They offer a direct way of capturing information...

/ December 6, 2016
OptinMonster Review

OptinMonster Review: Much More Than A List Building Plugin

If you want to grow your blog or your business online, you need to build an email list. But if you want to build your mailing list quicker, then you’ll need a WordPress list-building plugin. It makes adding opt-in forms...

/ November 29, 2016
OptinMonster Vs Thrive Leads Vs Bloom Comparison Plugin

OptinMonster Vs Thrive Leads Vs Bloom: Which Plugin Should You Use To Build Your Email List?

Is email marketing still working? Is it really worthwhile building a mailing list nowadays? The short answer is: Yes. Email marketing is still very much alive and kicking, and is well worth the time pursuing. Take a look at these...

/ November 10, 2016