How to Create Custom Single Post Templates in WordPress

How to Create Custom Single Post Templates in WordPress

Do you want to create a custom single post template in WordPress? Custom single post templates allow you to use different layouts for your individual blog posts. Many WordPress themes come with a few different page templates, and you can also create your own if needed. In this article, we will show you how to easily create custom single post templates in WordPress. We’ll share multiple methods, so you can choose one that works best for your needs. Note: This tutorial requires you to edit WordPress theme files. If you haven’t done this before, then check out our tutorial on how to copy and paste code in WordPress. When Do […]

Twitter’s Working to Keep its Systems Running Amid Rising Demand and Supply Chain Issues

Twitter’s Working to Keep its Systems Running Amid Rising Demand and Supply Chain Issues

Like all social networks, Twitter is seeing unprecedented levels of demand amid the COVID-19 lockdowns. And this week, it’s outlined how it’s working to keep its systems running, while operating with reduced staff and hardware capacity, as it too grapples with the various impacts of the expanding outbreak. As explained by Twitter: “Keeping the service running and the Tweets flowing is one of our top priorities in these difficult times. Our work has never been more critical and our service has never been in higher demand. In the past few weeks, we have seen more and more people turn to Twitter to participate in the public conversation and follow what’s happening […]

Instagram’s Testing a New Set of Animated Selfie Stickers for Stories

Instagram’s Testing a New Set of Animated Selfie Stickers for Stories

Instagram looks to be testing yet another Stories addition, with Twitter user Václav Blahout sharing these images of a new, animated selfie sticker tool that overlays graphics and effects related to different emoji characters on top of your image. The option is available (to those who can access it) via a new ‘Selfie’ sticker option, and the rounded, selfie stickers can be applied as many times as you like within a Stories frame. If it does get a wider release, it would be another creative consideration for your Stories. And it looks impressive – you can imagine that it will prove popular, if, again, it does, in fact, end up getting […]

Facebook Adds New Tools for Facebook Live Amid Rising Demand and Usage

Facebook Adds New Tools for Facebook Live Amid Rising Demand and Usage

Earlier this week, Facebook reported that it’s seeing record high levels of demand for its services amid the rolling COVID-19 lockdowns across the globe. Messaging activity is up 50% across Messenger and WhatsApp, while the use of live video on Messenger is up 70%. Another area where Facebook has seen a major increase in interest is Facebook Live. According to the head of Facebook’s main app Fidji Simo, the number of people in the US watching live-streams via Facebook Live has also risen by 50% since January. These increases, of course, make sense – more people are stuck at home, with no social outlet, so they’re turning to the next […]

Google Pledges $800 Million to COVID-19 Relief and Support Efforts

Google Pledges $800 Million to COVID-19 Relief and Support Efforts

While tech companies work to keep their systems up and running, and adapt to massive increases in demand for their services amid the COVID-19 lockdowns, they’ve also been looking to help raise funds, and donate to relevant causes where they can. And this week, Google has announced its latest contribution, committing a donation package valued at $800 million, which will be put to towards a range of charities and support initiatives to help lessen the impacts of the pandemic. As explained by Google CEO Sundar Pichai: “As the coronavirus outbreak continues to worsen around the world, it’s taking a devastating toll on lives and communities. To help address some of these […]

Will Facebook’s massive usage increases (eventually) turn into revenue?

Will Facebook’s massive usage increases (eventually) turn into revenue?

Facebook has reported a massive spike in usage across countries hit by the coronavirus, which is most countries at this point. Last week the company said, “The usage growth from COVID-19 is unprecedented across the industry, and we are experiencing new records in usage almost every day.” Traffic without ad revenue. But it immediately qualified that statement. The increased usage wasn’t tied to a corresponding increase in ad revenue: “We don’t monetize many of the services where we’re seeing increased engagement, and we’ve seen a weakening in our ads business in countries taking aggressive actions to reduce the spread of COVID-19.” It’s the same story across the internet, with news […]

Are Amazon ‘Sponsored Products’ Ads Worth It?

Are Amazon ‘Sponsored Products’ Ads Worth It?

Say you’re in the market for a new pair of headphones or a new guitar tuner. Where would you start your search? Google, right? Not so fast. Amazon came away with nearly 40% of the US ecommerce market in 2018. Google still remains the top search tool for B2B purchases and services and informational queries that lead to purchases, but Amazon is the dominant front runner in ecommerce. Need help getting started with inbound ads on Amazon, Google, LinkedIn, or Facebook? Book a free meeting with The Center for Inbound Advertising here. So what does this mean for you? When you’re thinking about your online advertising strategy, you want to […]

9 Best Conference Call Services of 2020 Compared (w/ Free Options)

9 Best Conference Call Services of 2020 Compared (w/ Free Options)

Are you looking for the best online conference call service for your business? With the rising trend of remote working, many businesses rely heavily on conference calls, group video calls, and group team chats. There are tons of great free and paid conference call services in the market, but how do you pick the one that’s right for your business? In this article, we’ll compare the best online conference call services and software to help you manage remote teams, improve communication, and grow your business. Transparency Disclaimer: WPBeginner content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of the links in this post, we may earn a small referral […]