Zero to Hero Webmaster #5: Adding social buttons and newsletter signup
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About This Class
This is Part #5 of my Series "From Zero to Hero Webmaster" using Wordpress. If you want to start from the beginning, please check out Part #1 that you get for free here: http://skl.sh/2bGcgRf
Now, that you have a functional website, you may want to make it look a bit more attractive.
You also need some buttons for the social services, so that your site visitors can connect with you on Twitter or Facebook.
And you want your visitors to interact with your content, so you need share buttons.
Share buttons make it easy for a visitor to share a blog post or a page with a single click.
This way, you will draw more traffic to your site.
And, if you are into email marketing, you might want to add a newsletter signup form on your sidebar.
So you can collect email addresses from your visitors who want to get informed when you have something special to offer.
I started computer programming back in 1988 when I created my first software with BASIC, Turbo Pascal and later in C++.
My primary domain in development was always database development, and I was a freelancer who created custom software for individual clients.
When the Internet came up with the World Wide Web and cheap web hosting for everybody, I switched over to Web-Development, which I started by learning PHP. I did some custom web software for my clients, using PHP as scripting language and MySQL as database software.
In 2010 I started using WordPress as blogging and content management platform and specialized in creating and modifying themes and plugins for this software.
Currently, I'm working as a freelancer, using job platforms like UpWork and codeable to find new projects with international clients.
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