This week we’re proud to launch Spotlight – a brand new Instagram feeds plugin for WordPress. It joins our family of WordPress products and services together with WP RSS Aggregator (the no.1 RSS feed plugin for WordPress), and of course, WP Mayor.
What is Spotlight?
Spotlight is a WordPress Instagram feed plugin that adds your Instagram feed to your WordPress site. You can display your posts, videos, and stories directly on your website for visitors to enjoy and engage with.
With Spotlight, you can display your Instagram feeds in different layouts anywhere on your site. The shortcode and widget can be used on any page or post, as well as any widget area on your site. The block is on its way too.
Why use Spotlight for Instagram Feeds?
Instagram has become one of the most (if not the most) widely used social media platforms.
Displaying your feed
Managing repair, plumbing, or renovation maintenance services will always be in high demand. These services are a competitive field, so, to promote your company on the market, you need to start investing in your online exposure. What better way to attract your customers than through a website?
Nowadays, most people start checking out local services on the web, so having a web page is more important than ever before. A well-designed website will help put you in direct contact with your clients. And, of course, there is a higher chance that they will call you over your competitor if your website is attractive and informative.
Here is where WordPress themes come in. You can easily create your website using Maintenance Services WordPress Themes available for any field. The following themes come with attractive designs and powerful features, including e-commerce features.
Premium WordPress themes have many advantages in comparison with
There’s no doubt about it – WordPress is a great option for eCommerce. By combining WooCommerce with other plugins, though, you can both extend the functionality of your online shop, and create a smoother process of managing it.
As we’ve seen in our previous post on how to import WooCommerce products in bulk, WP All Import is an import plugin for WordPress that makes it easier than ever before to update and maintain your online shop.
When starting your online store, you probably have little to no customers on your list. As your business grows, however, so do your customers. Keeping track of your exponentially growing customer data can be a tedious task, and it’s easy to get stuck.
This is where the WP All Import plugin comes into play. With this plugin you can easily import any WordPress or WooCommerce data. So, in this post, I’ll be taking
Event planning comes in all shapes and sizes. You could be a corporate event organizer or you could be organizing summer camps or funfairs. There are movie screenings, music concerts, performance shows like open mics or poetry slams and standup comedy.
These days, you can easily organize events. Everyone is looking for cultural experiences to indulge in and there is a pool of consumers ready to sign up.
The most common thing for organizers of public events to do is to create an event page on Facebook, link it to a third party for ticket sales and bookings, and share and promote the page as much as possible. But if you’re in it for the long-term, there is an alternative you might want to consider.
Instead of using third-party ticketing platforms, you can create your own website, and for under $200 a year, turn it into a booking platform.
When Naza first opened its doors to women of color seeking quality hairstyle solutions in San Francisco in February, Naza founder Natanya Montgomery did not anticipate what would come next. Within the first few days of launch, Naza booked more than 300 appointments and all was well until it wasn’t. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the shelter-in-place ordinance in San Francisco, Naza shut down its brick-and-mortar location in March.
“We had intended to focus on the salon for a little longer than 20 days,” Montgomery told TechCrunch. “But the universe had other plans.”
In light of the store’s temporary closure, Naza has fast-tracked its style boxes to help women do their hair at home. It’s everything you need to learn a hairstyle, Montgomery said, likening it to a meal kit. There are three kits: one for people who want to wear their hair naturally, one for crochet goddess locks and one for braid twists. But for those that need more help, Naza is also offering Zoom parties where people can learn how to do their hair.
“They’re skills that sometime between the age of six and twelve, a lot of black girls learned,” Montgomery said. “But there’s a secret society of us that never got the memo. Now, if you missed that memo, here’s how you can make up the time.”
Naza launched these boxes on Tuesday and sold out in less than 24 hours, but more will be available in the coming weeks. They are currently available for pre-order on Naza’s site.
“These will continue post-pandemic,” she said. “The curation of products was sort of fast-tracked. This would’ve been maybe eight months to a year down the line. Something that has been really exciting in the grand scheme of things is how differently founders are forced to look at the product roadmap. What is appropriate for right now versus what we thought would be appropriate for right now.”
Montgomery recognizes that some people may see haircare as self-indulgent, especially during a time when people are dying. But self-care, she says, is one of the ways people can get through these times.
“Thinking through how the majority of our customers are black and brown women and how they’re being disproportionately affected — whether that be by layoffs or by the actual virus itself,” she said. “There’s a lot going on in life and also mentally, so we’re thinking through how we can act as a place of support and a little joy.”
Beyond the pandemic, Montgomery feels optimistic about the long-term success of Naza. For one, it raised $1 million in capital from Initialized Capital earlier this year. Secondly, the style boxes are doing well “has given us space,” she said.
“We are in a position that is different from small businesses in that we have a little bit of runway to be able to pay our people and ensure there is still a business standing afterward,” she said.
One of the newer companies attempting to join the rarified group of private space launch startups actually flying payloads to orbit has redirected its entire UK-based manufacturing capacity towards COVID-19 response. Skyrora, which is based in Edinburgh, Scotland, is answering the call of the UK government and the NHS to manufacturers to do what they can to provide much-needed healthcare equipment for frontline responders amid the coronavirus crisis.
Skyrorary says that the entirety of its UK operations, including all human resources and its working capital are now dedicated to COVID-19 response. The startup, which was founded in 2017, had been working towards test flights of its first spacecraft, making progress including an early successful engine test using its experimental, more eco-friendly rocket fuel that was completed in February.
For now, though, Skyrora will be focusing full on building hand sanitizer, its first effort to support the COVID-19 response. The company has already produce their initial batch using WHO guidelines and requirements, and now aims to scale up its production efforts to the point where it can manufacture the sanitizer at a rate of over 10,000 250 ml bottles per week.
There’s actually a pretty close link between rocketry and hand sanitizer: Ethanol, the form of alcohol that provides the fundamental disinfecting ingredient for hand sanitizer, has been used in early rocket fuel. Skyrora’s ‘Ecosene’ fuel is a type of kerosene, however, which is a much more common modern aviation and rocket fuel.
In addition to sanitizer, Skyrora is now in talks with the Scottish Government to see where 3D-printed protective face masks might have a beneficial impact on ensuring health worker safety. It’s testing initial prototypes now, and will look to mass produce the protective equipment after those tests verify its output.
Plenty of companies are pitching in where they can, including by shifting their production lines and manufacturing capacity towards areas of greatest need. It’s definitely an ‘all-hands-on-deck’ moment, but there’s definitely a question of what happens to businesses that shift their focus this dramatically once the emergency passes, especially for young startups in emerging industries.