There is a list of well-known plugins in the WordPress marketplace, that everybody is knowing and using. Examples would be Yoast SEO, WordFence, or JetPack. Here are a few plugins that are less popular, but still useful for specific use cases. Share a Draft You know the problem of working on a post and the … Read moreSome Lesser Known But Useful WordPress Plugins
Every marketer on this planet (= inside in my bubble) has heard about or used Unsplash. I liked it from the beginning, and I still use it multiple times a week. Especially as a marketer, working on several social media posts and blog posts each week. Most often I do not create the final piece, … Read moreHow to Quickly Customize Unsplash Pictures (Plus What the Next Unsplash Might Look Like)
Quick update about the Fresh van Root blog! We have passed a milestone: 150 posts have been published. And we will pass 200 posts later this year, this requires us to rethink how we allow our readers to navigate our blog. I have always been a fan of the classic chronological one column layout for … Read moreAbout Our Blog – Categories and Navigation
In our first post on GeneratePress and Elementor, we wrote how we use these two tools here on freshvanroot.com in one specific setting, in this post we gonna explore additional ways on how to combine GeneratePress and Elementor. We will start out with a basic introduction of GeneratePress and Elementor before we dive into a … Read moreHow To Combine GeneratePress and Elementor
Our blog content is organized in a Trello Bord. A very simple structure: No surprises here: The list of ideas is constantly growing. Multiple times each week cards are added, and many of them are just links to tools we might check out and blog about. Turns out that doesn’t happen very often and the … Read moreA Random List of Apps & Tools for Nerdy Marketers to Try Out!
A blog is only a blog if it has a sidebar! That maybe is no longer true, one column layouts for blog posts are a thing for a few years now. Still, you may want to promote additional content, like a special offer, a sign-up form, etc. in a sidebar. Then again, the sidebar is … Read moreHow to Create a Floating Sticky Blog Sidebar with Elementor Pro
2019 seems to be the year businesses want to get real about content marketing on LinkedIn, or give it another try. Some of our clients want to find out if LinkedIn can be used to bring in new business. I have been in meetings with several clients or potential new clients this year already on … Read moreKick Start Your LinkedIn Marketing Project
We switched from Gmail to ProtonMail in 2017 and wrote a post about the benefits and downsides back then. There is one obvious feature that people keep talking about, or to be more precise, a missing feature: calendar. Before making the switch we expected a calendar feature to be added: “sometime in the future”. While … Read moreHow to Use ProtonMail with Google (G Suite) Calendar
If you can pay 10 bucks a month to stream the latest stuff from Netflix (and/or Amazon Prime, or Spotify, or …) you can spend 10 bucks per year to support Wikipedia. On the long run, the stuff Wikipedia holds is much more important than the virtual shelves from Netflix. We tend to forget that … Read moreWikipedia or Netflix?
A client asked which tool to use for screenshot creation. Taking screenshots: A problem software developers solved thousands of times. But this request was different: Our client wants to create hundreds of screenshots – one of each published post! Of course you could spend a few hours and click around. But you might miss a … Read moreHow To Create Screenshots of All WordPress Posts