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WordPress Plugin Reviews

The Table of Contents Plus plugin is a free and very user-friendly plugin that automatically creates a specific table of contents. The neat thing about the table of contents plugin is that it produces a sitemap listing pages and will categorize the entire website you are browsing. It will make the site more organized and easier to navigate by cataloging information into a structured table of contents.

One of the amazing aspects of this powerful plugin is that it allows the author of the page to insert content that will summarize the rest of the page. This specific plugin was built with Wikipedia in mind. If you have ever visited a Wikipedia site, you can easily see how this plugin can be extremely useful in efficiently organizing information by specific indexes and categories.
Sites that are also packed with high volumes of content can benefit from the table of contents plugin. This plugin will structure your site’s information in the best way possible. Bloggers can also benefit from the plug in because it can efficiently structure long articles.

The table of contents plus plugin includes an administration panel that will allow you to customize settings such as appearance and display position. The panel also gives you the option to define the minimum number of headings before an index is displayed. This panel also opens up to include options such as keeping heading levels from showing and adjusting the top offset.

Here is a wonderful example of what Table of contents Plus can do for you.

The TablePress plugin is another free, innovative plugin that will help you create and manage your WordPress site. As a user, you do not have to have any HTML knowledge. The smooth interface allows for easy table editing. Tables can contain all types of data such as formulas. This plugin also contains a JavaScript library that can filter and sort. The TablePress plugin allows you to insert tables into posts and all of your pages very easily. Tables can also easily be imported and exported from Excel. This plugin has a variety of features to suit your needs.

Some of the features of this plugin include:
-Managing tables in your WordPress
-Putting tables in your posts and on your pages

Table features with this plugin include:
-All sorts of content, including text, images, links, etc.
-Formulas similar to those in Excel
-First or last row can be made the table head row
-Alternating row background colors
-Print table description above or under the table
-Features of the JavaScript library, including sorting, filtering, and pagination.

It also includes functions in the editing interface such as:
-Add/create tables
-Import tables
-Export/save/backup tables
-Edit the table data and structure (add/insert/delete/move/swap/duplicate/hide columns/rows, sort columns)
-Add links or images to your table with ease
-Copy/duplicate and delete tables
-Easily insert a table into your posts and pages using a button in the editor toolbar

You can see a perfect example of Tablepress use here.
These are just a few of the features and functions of the Table of Contents Plus and Tablepress plugins. They are both free, innovative plugins that will help you to organize and structure your pages with ease.

Overview of Cigar Technology

Where did the inspiration come from for Cigar Tech? It came directly from passion for tobacco leaves and how it makes any situation serene and calm. This brings people, who would otherwise probably never speak with each other, together. Cigar Tech has grown into a great cigar industry that is responsible for relaxation and friendships all around.

How Cigar Tech Does It

What is our mission? Simply, we want to create the best and highest quality Cigar-Tech-Ciguardian-Angelproducts possible, and to continue growing and evolving within this industry. We want to provide customers with the best service possible in order to please them and give them an amazing experience. We want to be your first thought when you think of your cigar needs, so that we can give you what you want and serve you with your knowledge and own enjoyment.

The first products that we dreamed up and then created were two different humidification brands known as Ciguardian and Dr. RH. These were developed in order to create the proper environment for prized cigars so that they stay fresh and crisp. They were kept in a glass top desktop humidor for just the right amount of time in ensure the best quality taste. But we don’t rely on humidors, instead we rely on the process within the cigar to keep them healthy and tasting good.

You can know find these all over the U.S. If you are interested, check out the “Find a Retailer” section on the website to visit one of our stores. We can assure you that what you’ll find here are on par with the best cigar humidors available. But what we strive to deliver is top notch cigars without all the worry and concern that a humidor brings into the equation.

Not only do we take care of customers and give them the best products, but we also follow up and check in regularly by offering a monitoring service. You can easily sign up for our Monthly Monitoring service so that you will be reminded when to maintain your cigars. You will also receive special product offers and tips.

Check out the website for updates and “friend” us on Facebook as well as follow us on Twitter. We want to share Ciguardian and Dr. RH products with you so that you can enjoy our innovative ideas that are loved by so many.

You don’t want to use machine-made humidification pouches and you shouldn’t have to. Ciguardian is extremely reliable, made in the U.S. with the best water-breathable fabric. Protect your cigars if you are going anywhere, and easily transport the bags when you are not using them. Ciguardian Angels can hold and humidify up to 50 cigars for 60 days.

We love cigars at Cigar Tech and want to provide you with the best products and services. We have years of experience and have led numerous research studies in order to give you nothing but the best – the Ciguardian brand an Dr. RH brand. These will solve your problems and help you take proper care of your loved cigars. I think you’ll be happy with what this technology has to offer — so much so that you’ll be back again buying more in no time flat!

Shuriken Cigar Cutter – Technology At Its Finest

shuriken__1The way you smoke cigars normally determines how your experience will be, and some short fill cigars can get the job done. However, nothing will make the tobacco better… except the Shuriken Cigar Cutter. You’ll have to see it to believe it but I hope you take our word for it.

Shuriken is a Japanese word meaning “sword hidden in the hand”, which directly speaks to this cutter. With six razor blades hidden inside of it, it is definitely like a sword. In traditional Japanese weaponry, a Shuriken was a flatted piece of metal that could be held in the hand and thrown. We are familiar in the West with “throwing star”, which led Cigar Tech to choose Shuriken as their logo.

Where did this idea come from?

It grew from the old way of opening a cigar. This used to be done by pinching a small section out of the top and leaving it as unfrayed as possible. The designs have changed since the 1800s, however the concept is mostly the same. Introduced many years later was the bullet type punch cutter as well as cartridge ammunition for firearms. It sounds dangerous, but using a empty rifle case was useful in cutting a hole out of the top of the cigar. Guillotine cutters are also a method of cutting off the tip of a cigar which is still heavily utilized today by Xikar.

Cindy Watson claims that the development of the Shuriken Cigar Cutter was the first stride in this innovative technology, and nothing has topped it since the 1930s or earlier. Retail costs for this cutter is $40.00 and is well worth of the cost based on the value you’re getting in return.

Want to know more about the cutter?

It is around 2 1/2″ long and around an inch in width, meaning it can easily hold a 70 ring gauge cigar. Once the top has been unscrewed, six hidden razor sharp blades lie underneath. Cigar Tech has created a new technology know as “I-Draw” which allows you to control how much you want to smoke. It really does work and makes it easy for you to control the amount you breathe in.

This is definitely a leading technology and a great new design in the cigar industry, which will become a hit with all types of users. You can normally get a smoking short fill for $2.50, half as much as long fill. We really hope that users will enjoy this product as I play around with the cutter and see what it can do, testing it out on box pressed cigars, curly heads, and torpedoes.

It has a way of feeling comfortable in your hand and smooth when you display it. The craftsmanship is evident and was as the professionalism in the build. You won’t be sorry with the cigar cutter and with recent technology coming to a head, you’ll be at the front of the line when it comes to having a cutter that works admirably each time. That’s worth waiting for.

The Q2W3 Fixed Widget Explained

In many cases, website owners want to highlight certain aspects of their website to draw as many eyeballs as possible. They have to find a way to get this “spot” to standout with making it painful obvious. Enter the “Q2W3 Fixed Widget”, a spectacularly built plugin that can be placed in the widget of a WordPress Blog and made to scroll down the page as the user navigates the site.

It basically means that widget will always be in the face of the website user, and you can place anything you want in there. A recommendation of your service, a product you’re selling, a reminder to a visitor, an image you want to share. It’s being used exclusively on this aluminum polish website I found, highlighting the product Mothers Billet polish. You can view it right now by visiting either one of those sites.

How It Works

You can find the enable “Fixed widget” option by looking in the widget settings. It will be located when the page is scrolled, and it is easy to “Fix” or “Stick” more than one widget in different sidebars.

There is a higher click and conversion rate for floating elements that stay on the screen as you scroll. This is one of the reasons why you might have seen a lot of these widgets on various sites, sometimes functioning as a header bar, footer bar, or sidebar widget. In this article, rather than leaning how to create a floating footer bar in WordPress, you will lead how to create a sticky floating sidebar widget in WordPress, allowing you to give your email newsletter more visibility.

You will need to install the Q2W3 Fixed Widget (Sticky Widget) plugin onto fixed-widgetyour computer. Once you have set it up, then go to Appearance >> Widgets and select which widget you would like to turn into a sticky widget. The plugin easily gives you the option to turn all of your widgets into sticky widgets. Click the Fixed widget boxes for the widgets you would like to turn sticky and then check out your site.

You can adjust the position of the fixed widgets by going to Appearance >> Fixed Widget Options, where you will be able to move it. The page allows you to set margins and add in your own HTML IDs. If you would like to disable the fixed widgets on phones or tablets, you can do that here as well. The plugin makes it very easy to customize your widgets the way you want them to be, so that the site has your own personal touch as well as great sticky widgets that will keep users’ attention.

It is important to keep a good healthy balance when using these widgets. On one hand, they regularly enhance user loyalty, make sign ups shine, and show off your content in a better way. But, on the other hand, they can get annoying if there are too many in the sidebar. Make sure not to overcrowd the sidebar with widgets or you will be looking at irritated users.

Hopefully now you understand how to download and then configure your own sticky floating sidebar widgets in a WordPress website. It really is easy to add in whatever you want to your site to make it more fun.

Review of a WooTheme on best work boot reviews site

Advertising anything properly requires skill, especially with something as practical as the best work boots. People don’t go to a site that discusses the best work boots in the hope of some engaging pleasure reading. They want the information that they’re looking for as quickly as possible, delivered in a straightforward manner. The website http://www.bestworkbootsreviewshq.com/ manages to give the target audience exactly what they want in that regard.

The website itself has a very polished and efficient layout. There are no distracting graphics or flashy headings. The elegantly simple layout conveys a certain degree of professionalism, which is essential for a website offering information concerning the best work boots. Potential visitors are looking for a resource that will advise them on what to wear for work, and they want to believe that they can rely on a given website. The home page manages to introduce and portray the topic quite effectively, so visitors will instantly know whether they have landed on the correct website.

Perhaps more importantly, the website seems created with an eye to what potential visitors are truly looking for in a website about the best work boots. People want to know about the absolute best work boots, and there’s a heading for that. People also want to evaluate work boots based on the relevant category of work boots, and there’s also a heading for that. Many potential visitors are probably also interested in general advice. This work boots website will be able to offer them all of that, in a way that is easily accessible. The contact information and the information pages are equally easy to find, and potential visitors should have no trouble getting themselves informed with regards to work boots.

Naturally, almost everyone that visits a website about the best work boots will want photographs of those work boots, which this website will be able to offer them. The website even has videos, which are especially popular and especially helpful, since they can convey information so quickly and easily. Visitors will get advice on care for their boots, presented in a manner that makes the process fast and simple. The website frequently goes into enough detail on the boots to be useful without getting bogged down in trivial details that people could have just as easily consulted on a shopping website. Like all good websites, it successfully adds to the conversation, without simply duplicating material that already exists in abundance elsewhere.

There is a great deal of information on this website. However, it is written in a very clear, concise, and conversational style that is conducive to quick reading and skimming. Many people browsing on the Internet tend to favor very brief posts that get the point across quickly. However, there are plenty of other people that want a great deal of information. This website captures the necessary balance between the two extremes, and should be able to appeal to both categories of Internet users. Many people will be able to benefit from websites like these.

Review of Belt Sanders Reviews Using the Rundown Theme

sander shotEvery website owner wants to put their best foot forward and create a site they are proud of. Proud enough to share with their friends and family. One that shows accents the areas they want to highlight while providing the user with a great navigational experience. For many website owners, they’ll find themselves going through a number of theme changes, looking for that perfect layout. It takes time, energy, and patience. Today I’m here to share with you the Rundown Theme by Kharissa.

A Look Under the Hood

Rundown is known as a responsive theme which simply means it will adjust based on the screen size and device you are using to view the page. With more and more people using their iPhones, iPads, and other devices (besides a PC) to view web content, this is an extremely attractive feature. This will only continue to be more and more important as time goes on.

The website we’re going to look at that uses the Rundown theme is Best Belt Sander (http://bestbeltsander.net/), a website designed to give people reviews and recommendations on what type of power tool to buy for their project. The theme comes with elements that make the end result perfect for readers.  You can view this website in full detail here.

The page is presented in a very crisp black and white, exactly what most people are accustomed to and prefer. The screen is high resolution and you have many options to consider, such as custom background, custom header image, magazine style presentation, static home page and more. Thus you have a look and feel that can be customized for your liking and the entertainment of your readers.

Plugin Options

Rundown plays very nicely with plugins too, which is always a tricky aspect of themes. Plugins help you customize your site even more with the ability to add a spam filter, visit counter, cache enabler, and more. One that I like in particular is BackupBuddy. Websites are prone to attacks from the outside by scrupulous individuals who want to cause havoc. If your website were to be taken down by an outside force and you weren’t backing it up regularly, you would be stuck without a functioning website.

To protect yourself, BackupBuddy allows you to back up your site as often as you want. You can utilize a complete backup or just a database backup, as often as you want. This will really protect your site on a regular basis and if a problem were to occur, you’d have the ability to restore your site in mere minutes. The Rundown theme works seamlessly with BackupBuddy so there is no obstacles to overcome.

Overall the Rundown theme is a site we have found very helpful in displaying our information to readers. A slick layout utilizing the entire screen with plugins and customizations that work wonders is a recipe for success. We plan to continue to use this theme for the long haul, however, if you’re looking for an alternative theme, you may want to consider Iconic One or JokkMokk which we have touched on previously.

Review of Angle Grinders Site Using JokkMokk Theme

angle grinder shotYou’ve come up with a great idea for a website and you’re gung-ho ready to commit time and energy to it unconditionally until you get visitors and return traffic. It’s certainly a goal of make to make money blogging and put yourself in a position to rake in income day after day. But where to start? One of the biggest initial decisions you’re going to make when you start a website is choosing a theme that will resonate with your readers. Find a theme that doesn’t really match your content and you’ll risk alienating your readers. That’s the opposite affect you want.

Ideally you want to find the sweet spot of a clean layout that’s both fast loading and pleasing to the eye. Today I want to present you with http://bestanglegrinder.net/ because it contains many features that I believe will set your site apart from the rest. Let’s take a look.

Colors and Layout

One of the striking features of the Jokkmokk theme is the variety of colors blue, grey, and white. It’s a nice blend that doesn’t overpower the reader and invites them to continue on the site. These are the default colors so you don’t need to make any changes out of the box. I particularly enjoy the light blue font for each of the hyperlinks across the site. The color is similar to what you already see around the web and it encourages readers to click through to read more.

The layout of the theme shows all the text content and sidebar on the screen. Many sites don’t take advantage of the full screen and everything often seems bunched up or just makes you do too much scrolling. I also like the default font as it’s very readable and pleasing to the eye. Other fonts on other themes just don’t make sense and deter from the point of the site. Just because you can use one of 500 fonts, doesn’t mean you should use of the oddest ones available.

Plugins

Another aspect of Jokkmokk is the ability to seamless add plugins and for them to run without a hitch. So many WordPress sites don’t work well with plugins, making them useless for the average site creator. Plugins ultimately allow you to customize your website to a point in which it’s not just a bland, out of the box, website that doesn’t have any personality to it. Plugins allow you to move areas around, add a header, move the sidebar to the left or right, and many other features. Basically they are a way to present information to readers in a unique way.

I’ve found one in particular that I really like – a fixed image plugin that keeps an image in your sidebar in a fixed position. That means when a reader scrolls down a page towards the bottom, you can insist on the image in the sidebar following you down the page as you scroll. This really helps when you are trying to encourage a user to take a look at the image or video in question. You see it up close and personal by looking right here. You will find as  you scroll, the image won’t leave the screen the entire time.

Last Word

If you really want to give blogging a chance you can’t go wrong with the Jokkmokk theme. They provide you with more flexibility than you ever need with one of the cleanest layouts I’ve come across. You’ll be able to integrate as many plugins as you wish without worrying about “breaking’ the site in the process. Jokkmokk is no joke at all – it’s the real deal and I encourage you to take a look now to see how it would motivate you to continue blogging every day!

Building a Hunting Blog for Fun and Profit

Let me tell you a secret. I have made some money (well, not a lot of money) by blogging about the things I love. And if you want to make a few bucks yourself, I can teach you how. By learning from my experience and knowing what I did, you can make your very own money making machines online. I won’t even ask you for commissions. LOL.

Watch and Learn

Building a Hunting Blog for Fun and ProfitJust recently I built a hunting blog because it’s something that really interests me. You see, if you’re working on something that you really like, you’ll have fun doing it. And when you start earning money from your endeavors, it becomes even more fulfilling.

So first and foremost, I need a site where I can post articles. So I bought a domain name from Godaddy.com and got a hosting account from Hostgator. You can actually buy domain names from other registrars; and you can also get hosting services from other providers. I just chose Godaddy and Hostgator because those two seem to have the best reputation for such products and services.

Making a Blog

I decided to make a blog on Bow Hunting Tips so that I can share informative articles with my readers. Also, I am planning to earn money from this by selling hunting equipment and accessories like bows, arrows, bow sights, targets, and more. I have already sold one item, by the way, and it was an HHA bow sight. I made a dollar from that sale but I expect to sell more once the site is already well established.

If that one sale inspired you, think about the possibility of making hundreds of sales and getting commissions for the products that are sold through your site. If you get a loyal following on your blog, it’s possible to earn a lot of money. But you should be willing to put out the work required to get followers and visitors to your site.

Writing Articles

Your site’s success will depend a lot on your articles; so make sure that you focus on this. It is also for this reason why I choose to create blogs on things that truly interest me, as writing on things that I’m already familiar with is really easy.

Always think about your audience when writing articles too, as you would want these pieces to be informative and useful. When I put up my Hunting blog, I made sure that I wrote a lot of how-to articles so that my readers, especially beginner hunters, will get useful information from it.

I also included instructional videos so as to provide for a complete set of instructions for newbies. And to make the posts really interesting, it’s also important to include images.

Designing a Blog

Designing a blog is really easy since you can install a WordPress theme easily and make your site appear professional looking in minutes. I suggest opting for a simple design as it’s less distracting for your site visitors. You’ll get more sales when your readers are in a good state of mind, trust me on that one.

Imitate my style and build a blog on something that you really like; and then sell stuff through it. In my Hunting blog, I sell all the major equipment from top brands like Truglo, Trophy Ridge, and more. I can also sell bow hunting accessories and even books about the subject.

See how easy it is to earn money from something that you like doing?

Review of Air Rifle Reviews Site Using IconicOne Theme

PG101captureI wanted to sit down and review a theme that I think is under appreciated, and it’s a free theme! It’s the IconicOne theme, and you can find it by browsing through all of the free themes offered to WordPress users; this is a reason that WordPress is simple and easy to use for bloggers. There are a few things that I would like to highlight in this review of this clean and stylish theme. I’ve chosen www.pelletguns101.com as the site that I want to review because they are using several features that really stand out when using the theme.

Clean Layout

Unlike several other themes where there is so much going on throughout the screen real estate, the IconicOne theme is very clean and non cluttered. For example, you don’t have a flashy super colorful sidebar as some themes might have such as this theme. Now, I’m not saying that very nice and eye grabbing themes are a bad thing, but the layout of the theme is very important and my preference is to see a website that is concise and to the point of what they’re trying to convey to the user. That is where IconicOne excels, and you can see that when reviewing the PelletGuns101.com. All of the information is cleanly displayed to where I don’t have to deal with a various array of colors. It’s a simple white background with crisp black text.

Another reason that I like the layout is because the menu bar is right on top of the content so it makes it very easy for a user to navigate throughout the site. There are several themes out there that have very strange and weird menu layouts that make it incredibly clunky to navigate. A rule of thumb is that if the site can’t be navigated easily you will lose users very quickly and if you’re running a business or a blog for profit then you’ll feel that in the wallet.

A third reason to like the layout is the simple sidebar. While the site does not have the sidebar displayed on the main page, you can find it here. As you can see the sidebar is a very nice size and large enough to display what is needed. There are several sides that have a sidebar which takes up nearly all of the content area and that is not a good thing when your content is suppose to be the most important part of the website.

Remember, layout is very important to your user experience, and the three key points that I covered above were: clean and non cluttered, a well placed menu bar, and a simple sidebar. You don’t need to get too fancy when choosing a theme. Simple is often the best medicine.

Smooth Integration of Plugins

WordPress plugins may be one of the most appealing reasons to used WordPress as your CMS. They allow you to turn your simple website into a useful tool for users. To the points mentioned previously, you still want to keep your layout simple and clean but you can cut down on development time by using pre-made plugins to help present information in several ways to your users.

One of my favorite is being used on PelletGuns101.com, and that is the TablePress plugin. This plugin makes it simple and easy to create vibrant tables to conveniently display organized information to your user. For example, on the site that I’m reviewing, you can see how easy it is to include images, information, and have a header row that displays column headings. You’re even able to sort the tables without any coding which, if you know web programming, isn’t the easiest thing to do. In the IconicOne theme, the TablePress plugin takes on the clean and stylish attributes of the theme itself which causes it to make a seamless integration into the site layout.

In closing

If you want to take a stab at blogging or just creating a website for fun then I suggest you check out the IconicOne theme as it is a very simple and easy to use theme that will be great for first timers. You will be using a clean theme that allows for easy integration of several pre-built plugins, and your users will be able to easy navigate throughout the website. It’s definitely a theme that can be called “Iconic”.

Advantages of Using WordPress

Internet Marketers with online businesses, bloggers, and just about everyone else now have their own websites. But in order to put up a site, you need a publishing platform to set it to. And it’s important to choose this wisely as you will be constantly going inside the back office of your site to put up articles, edit posts, and fix some designing flaws, if any.

A lot of people are using WordPress as their publishing platform and it’s really easy to understand why. WordPress has a wide range of free themes that you can get and install on your site; and you can even decide to change the theme as often as you want to free of charge. And we are not talking about lousy looking themes that will give your site a so-so look. When we use WordPress, we are actually talking about professional looking themes that will make your website look like it has been designed by an expert web designer.

Importance of Premium Themes

Advantages of Using WordPressGetting a customizable theme will even make your site look different from other websites that actually carry the same theme and design. Of course, if you have the budget for it, getting premium WordPress themes will make your site stand out more from the rest of sites on the web as these are more customizable and flexible.

WordPress themes are generally intended for visual and aesthetic presentation as this is the first thing that visitors notice when they visit your site. But aside from its overall look, you site’s functionality is just as important too. Fortunately, WordPress offers its users a lot of free plugins that will make your site easier to run and manage even if you don’t know anything about its internal operations. Although there are also paid plugins, you can really get by with the free versions which are almost just as good.

Choosing a WordPress Theme

What really makes WordPress standout from its competitors is its user-friendly features, which allow newbies and technically challenged people to use said publishing platform with ease. Yes, even first timers can put up their very first website easily and it will look like all the other sites on the web that were created by professionals.

When choosing a theme, you simply need to search for free themes and install this on your site by uploading it to your domain through the dashboard. If you want, you can do this while inside the WordPress dashboard. You also have the option of searching for themes on the Internet, downloading and saving said theme on your computer, and then uploading this at a later time on your WordPress site. It’s really that easy; and you can start creating and posting articles right away.

As for choosing and setting up plugins, the procedures are almost the same too. You can pick and install plugins right there while inside your WordPress dashboard; or you can download plugins from the web, save these again on your hard disk, and then upload and install said plugins on your site with just a click of a button.

So as you can see, there are several reasons why WordPress is very popular among bloggers, Internet Marketers, and website designers. This platform is very easy to install and manage and there are a lot of free stuff that you can use to design and run your site effectively too. And WordPress is also designed in such a way that it’s easy to use for online visitors and web surfers. That’s why a lot of search engines like Google like it too; and you know that means a lot when running a successful website.