All posts by David Hartshorne

David Hartshorne is a freelance writer helping solopreneurs and small businesses build their online presence through friendly, engaging and shareable blog posts. When he’s not checking out the latest digital marketing tools, you’ll find him chilling out in Spain with a gripping thriller.

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
Pressidium Hosting Review

Pressidium Hosting Review: Superior WordPress Hosting

When you’re running the self-hosted flavor of WordPress, then you’re going to need a hosting partner before you even think about themes, plugins or content. A quick Google search for ‘WordPress hosting’ will throw up lots of results, some of...

/ October 19, 2016
Thrive Content Builder Beaver Builder Visual Composer The Big Page Builder Plugin Comparison

Thrive Content Builder Vs Beaver Builder Vs Visual Composer: The Big Page Builder Plugin Comparison

WordPress Rocks! Seriously, it’s a great content platform. WordPress boasts some brilliant features. But there has always been one piece of functionality that I’ve never liked. The WordPress Editor. Yuck! I managed to write a couple of posts using the...

/ September 22, 2016
Thrive Landing Pages Vs OptimizePress Vs Beaver Builder The Landing Page Plugin Showdown

Thrive Landing Pages Vs OptimizePress Vs Beaver Builder: The Landing Page Plugin Showdown

Have you got a landing page on your website? No? Think again… Theoretically, any page a visitor lands on when entering your site is a landing page. The most common landing page is your home page. But there are plenty...

/ August 10, 2016
Top Author Box Plugins For WordPress Compared

5 Top Author Box Plugins For WordPress Compared (2017 Edition)

When you’re running a WordPress site, including your author bio can give a significant boost to credibility. Certainly, when I’ve landed on a new site and read an interesting post I find it more reassuring to see a photo and...

/ August 1, 2016
How To Come Up With Blog Post Ideas When Writers Block Strikes

How To Come Up With Blog Post Ideas When Writer’s Block Strikes

When. Not if. It will happen. The question is: Are you ready? Unfortunately, like all other bloggers, you are going to suffer from writer’s block. You will have sprinted out of the blocks after finding your perfect niche and picking your...

/ June 16, 2016
Remarkable Themes For Bloggers

15 Remarkable WordPress Themes For Serious Bloggers: 2017 Edition

First impressions count! How many times have you heard that saying? But nothing could be more right with your blog theme. Once you’ve chosen your niche and domain, you need a theme that is going to catch the eye of your...

/ June 1, 2016