What’s new in WordPress 5.1

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As you hopefully know by now, WordPress 5.0 brought some exciting new changes to the WordPress editor.  Gutenberg or the new block editor for WordPress introduced us to a new way to create and edit WordPress pages, offering a lot more flexibility in page layouts especially. If you haven’t seen them yet… Check out Gutenberg … Read more

Hide sidebars from Business Directory listings

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Depending on the look you are creating for your membership site, you may want to hide sidebars from Business Directory listings pages for a cleaner look. In this tutorial will demonstrate how to use the free version of a very powerful WordPress plugin called ‘Content Aware Sidebars‘ to hide the content from the sidebars on … Read more

How to clear WordPress cache

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Ever made an update to your WordPress website, but it didn’t show up right away? You may be looking at a “cached” version of the page. You’ll be less frustrated if you clear WordPress cache following the steps below so you can see the updated version of your page. A cache is data that is … Read more

Mailchimp WordPress plugin for Business Directory

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Want to add new members to your newsletter list during the registration process? The Mailchimp WordPress plugin for the Chamber Dashboard Business Directory plugin is just what your site needs. This plugin automatically adds member emails to the Mailchimp newsletter list of your choice. The Mailchimp WordPress plugin is perfect for associations, chambers and membership … Read more

WordPress 5.0 Gutenberg Block Editor

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WordPress 5.0 is here! This new version of WP brings BIG changes to the WordPress editor. A new editor, Gutenberg, which was released as a plugin earlier this year, will now be part of WordPress core. This will make writing, editing and building simple layouts much easier. As always with new changes and improvements come … Read more

Find Best Free WordPress Themes

Finding best free WordPress themes

Choosing the Best Free Theme for your Membership Site This is a challenging task!  There are thousands of free themes online these days. How will you narrow down the choices, avoid pitfalls and choose the theme that will make your membership site successful? We’ve created this resource to help you find the best free WordPress … Read more

WordPress payment plugin: for chambers & associations

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WordPress payment plugin: connects to Business Directory Let’s face it, we all have things to do.  Here’s how to simplify member payments and save yourself some time in the process. Using the WordPress payment plugin by: Chamber Dashboard, you can create a member payment system right on your website.  Accept new member payments, automatically create … Read more

6 Ideas for local SEO marketing for associations

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Increase traffic to association & chamber websites Here are ideas for local SEO marketing for associations and chambers of commerce that you can put into action today to increase traffic to your site. Your website is the key to positioning your chamber or membership organization as THE GO-TO RESOURCE for information about your local community. … Read more

Business Directory SEO

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How to improve SEO for your membership site & get more visitors by creating quality business directory listings, including robust descriptions, interactive media, outbound links, engaging titles and more. Read more

WordPress Gutenberg and Chamber Dashboard

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Using Gutenberg with Chamber Dashboard plugins Chamber Dashboard Business Directory Dashboard Classic Layout Business Referral Location Social Media Links Billing Information Connected People Logo Upload Excerpt Custom Fields HINT: If all of these fields are not visible, click on ‘Screen Options’ upper right to display. Activating Gutenberg Plugin HINT: Even with the Gutenberg plugin activated, … Read more

How to prep your site for Gutenberg

New WordPress post editing features with Gutenberg

Give Gutenberg a Try! In the next few days, WordPress 4.9.8 is scheduled to be released. It will include the option to ‘Give Gutenberg a Try’ (external link), which will automatically install the Gutenberg plugin.   Gutenberg refers to big changes to the WordPress editor.  These changes currently exist as a plugin, however based on … Read more

Chamber Dashboard and GDPR

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 What is GDPR and how does it affect my WordPress website? Hopefully by now, you are aware that on May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (external link) recently enacted by the EU will come into effect. This new law applies to all companies collecting data belonging to EU citizens, even if this … Read more