Four SEO Tips for WordPress Websites
DECEMBER 7, 2012
WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system. If you work with WordPress, or you’re considering building a website on the platform, you will have probably wondered about SEO and whether there is anything specific you can do to optimize your site. The answer is that there are a number of SEO techniques you can use that are especially effective for WordPress sites. 1.
Three Words That Will Speed Up Your WordPress Blog
JANUARY 20, 2013
And recent trends in social media are showing that sharing photos and images is a great way to make sure that your blog posts are getting traffic. Additionally, Google penalizes slow-loading websites and blogs by not ranking them as high as those that load quickly. Through WordPress plugins, of course! Images…we all love them. So, therein lies the challenge. seconds to 1.38
WordPress Hack Directed At.com Blogs
Small Business Mavericks
APRIL 16, 2013
If you read the news about a recent WordPress hacker who targeted a massive number of WordPress blogs, relax. What you should know is that there are two WordPresses. The former hosts blogs much like Blogger.com. If you installed WordPress on a server at your hosting company (Hostgator, BlueHost, SBM, etc.), However, that doesn’t mean your WordPress blog can’t be hacked. That’s a great suggestion even if you downloaded WordPress and uploaded it to your server. Chances are, yours wasn’t one of them.
Klout Adds WordPress But Not For Self Hosted Blogs?
OCTOBER 3, 2011
A few weeks ago I noticed that Klout had added the WordPress button to the available channels to connect to which was encouraging. Quite frankly I think those that write successful blogs carry more influence then just about anyone in the social media sphere, so a welcome addition. Apparently the new addition only covers WordPress.com hosted blogs and not self hosted blogs.
Add Tweetable Quotes in WordPress Blog Posts
FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Here’s a great example of a “sound bite” from an article by Gregory Ciotti : Even though he didn’t use an obvious call-to-action like asking people to tweet his sound bite, the tweets kept pouring in: Here’s an example from a recent article on Michael Hyatt’s blog. Get out there and try this fun new content sharing strategy on your own blog!
17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog
MARCH 3, 2011
One of the neat aspects about WordPress is nobody owns it. The blog platform, as an open source community, is collectively shared by anyone and everyone who contribute code and provide feedback about what works and what needs improvement. When you read an article on this blog and see related links underneath it, those links are generated by a plugin. Want to see the map ? 5.
9 Must-Have WordPress Plugins
OCTOBER 18, 2010
WordPress is the standard content management system for millions of websites, because there’s no web development platform that’s as user-friendly, valuable, and adaptable. If you haven’t heard of WordPress before, learn about how WordPress can make your website more manageable. Here’s a list of 9 must-have WordPress plugins. 1. WordPress-to-Lead.
WordPress vs Drupal: Which CMS is Right for Your Site?
DECEMBER 7, 2015
Two of the most popular packages are WordPress and Drupal. However, 60 million sites run WordPress making it by far the most popular free CMS package. In this article, we will explore what are the advantages and disadvantages between Drupal and WordPress, and which CMS should you choose for your business or personal website. First, a little bit about both CMSes: WordPress.
Anatomy Of A Blog Redesign: Meet The Standard WordPress Theme
JANUARY 17, 2012
I have to admit, I’m a WordPress theme junkie. I’m fascinated with the art of blog design, and I often find myself spending too much time browsing some of the industry leading WordPress theme sites. My personal favorite site these days is certainly Themeforest as they have a tremendous variety of themes available. I’m also guilty of growing bored with my theme design on about a yearly basis. After a year of blogging, and watching the blogging landscape evolve, I felt the itch to update my look and feel again. Wordpress
18 WordPress Social Media Plugins to Live By
MAY 23, 2016
Whether you’re trying to grow your social media following, get more engagement or make your website more dynamic, there are plenty of WordPress social media plugins to help along the way. In order to save you the hassle of spending hours searching for the best plugins, we’ve compiled a list of 18 WordPress social media plugins that you should try out. Google for WordPress.
How to Make Your WordPress Site Google AMP Compatible
FEBRUARY 23, 2016
So, how do you make your WordPress site compatible? Well, luckily there’s a WordPress Plugin for that! Here’s how to make your WordPress Site Google AMP compatible. Next, log into WordPress. Like this: https://www.billhartzer.com/pages/how-to-make-your-wordpress-site-google-amp-compatible/amp/. It’s usually at your-domain.com/wp-admin/.
Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
Today we launch our very first (hopefully of many) online course… The Modern Blogging Masterclass. What is The Modern Blogging Masterclass? What is The Modern Blogging Masterclass, you ask? It would be amazing if you also have access to your site’s content management system ( WordPress , Hubspot , Rainmaker , Squarespace ) and know your way around it.
12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter
JANUARY 18, 2011
What this does is let you select a certain number of blogs from your blogroll, and only that number of blogs will be displayed. Being a non-geek, I had no idea that WordPress’ WSYWIG editor has a lot more options than show up in your “kitchen sink when you’re writing posts. I was actually looking for a plugin that let you insert super- and sub-scripts, and voila!
6 Must-Have Social Plugins for Your WordPress Blog
Convince & Convert
MARCH 14, 2012
If you have a conversation with any WordPress developer, they’ll likely tell you that less is more when it comes to plugins. And with the thousands of plugins out there in the WordPress repository, finding the right ones for your site can be a ridiculously time-consuming (and headache-inducing) feat. InboundWriter for WordPress Interface. Digg Digg. All in One SEO Pack.
Thesis vs Genesis – Comparing Premium WordPress Themes
SEPTEMBER 6, 2011
Let’s start with pricing, because that is usually the make or break point when it comes to purchasing a premium WordPress theme. Another thing to keep in mind with Thesis is since DIYthemes did not design the skins, you will be dependent on the skin developers’ support if there are any issues with the next Thesis or WordPress updates. PsyBlog (Popular Psychology Blog).
Optimizing WordPress Excerpts for Maximum Clickability
APRIL 21, 2011
This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. As I’ve been paying more attention to blogging—not just the writing thereof, but the look and how the posts come across—one of the fields that I believe is little-used is the “excerpt field in one’s WordPress blog. This is WordPress’ built-in Excerpt field.). but you already know that.
Make Your WordPress Blog More Readable in 3 Clicks
APRIL 15, 2011
This is part of the Blogging for Grasshopper series. This post isn’t about adding visuals or video into your WordPress blog , or using Cincopa , or judging a blog post by its cover. So I turned to the almighty Google (did I already say that?) to see what I could find about even dummies being able to change the font size on one’s WordPress blog.
How I Set Up My WordPress Blog In 2 Hours
MARCH 16, 2011
But really, how many blogs does a gal need? If you and I talk regularly on Twitter, or Facebook… heck, even in the early days of WUL (and I have to stifle a giggle as I say that, because this blog is barely two years old!), you’ll know that I love food. So it’s probably high time that I started a food blog. Don’t agonize too much over starting your blog.
Five Reasons People Aren’t Reading Your Blog
AUGUST 24, 2015
You’ve talked to enough marketing gurus and experts to know blogging can be a powerful way to expand your online presence and communicate thought leadership. So you upgrade your website, include a WordPress blog, post a few recent news releases and articles, and…Nothing. Five Reasons People Aren’t Reading Your Blog. Your blog is not the Field of Dreams. .
An Open Letter to WordPress Experts
DECEMBER 15, 2011
Dear WordPress Expert, Thank you for helping me migrate my blog from WordPress.com to my own self-hosted site. It’s a shame, too, because with a bit more transparency and salesmanship on your part, I gladly would have paid for additional work, and given you a full-throated endorsement (I’ve been known to blog about the power of positive Yelp reviews ). Feedburner/RSS feed.
70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog
DECEMBER 21, 2011
One question I get asked often is how to start a blog. While there are many platforms to choose from, I always suggest that if your purpose for blogging is anything related to branding, business, or making money online, then you want to go with WordPress on your own domain. Your first step to staring a blog on your own domain is choosing a domain name. WordPress Support.
5 WordPress Plugins to Rock Your Blog
JUNE 23, 2011
This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. Here are some more cool plugins for you to try out on your WordPress blog. haven’t yet included this in a round-up of plugins, but this is an ab-fab plugin that literally makes your blog mobile-friendly in just a few steps. Five really great plugins to rock your blog. Better than nothing, right? WPTouch.
WordPress Themes 101
AUGUST 15, 2013
Entering the world of WordPress for the first time, you may feel like Dorothy walking through the farmhouse door into the colorful world of Oz. It’s easy to see why small businesses love WordPress. WordPress boasts more than sixty-eight million WordPress sites, with notable users including companies like CNN, Ted and UPS. sites used WordPress. Free Themes.
To Livefyre and Back Again: Vanilla WordPress Commenting System Returns
OCTOBER 17, 2011
also grew frustrated with repetitive actions that were necessary on both the plugin’s dashboard and on the WordPress dashboard. The company’s customer service team is top notch and the Livefyre system does allow for robust interactions among people commenting — but while it may work well for some blogs, my presumption is now is not the best time to continue with it. Learn how CommentLuv promotes your blog when you comment. Blog News comments plugins WordpressNearly three months after installing the Livefyre plugin it is gone. by David.
Best WordPress Plugins for Business
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
Last night’s Blogging for Business Class at Pacific New Media was ridiculously awesome. We just didn’t have enough time to cover some of the best WordPress Plugins for Business. As a follow-up, I promised to let me class know some of my favorites, and you, Akamai reader, get to benefit as well. I’m an unabashed WordPress advocate. WHOOP. SEO By Yoast.
WordPress Update Error: Download failed.: Failed to write request to temporary file
The Way of the Web
MAY 8, 2016
We currently manage around 35 WordPress installations and websites for a variety of clients and my own projects. originally started using WordPress for my own websites around 10 years ago, and over time I’ve arranged a range of hosting, themes and plugins that I know I can trust. WordPress Update Error: Download failed.: The post WordPress Update Error: Download failed.:
Top Dropbox Plugins For WordPress
OCTOBER 12, 2011
Thus, it is a good idea for those who are thinking ahead to integrate this unique service into their WordPress blog to go the extra mile for their visitors. This makes Dropbox a great partner for WordPress and there are quite a few plugins available that allow webmasters to integrate this service into their WordPress blog. WordPress Backup to Dropbox.
5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog
JANUARY 14, 2011
If you’re just getting started blogging (or maybe even if you’ve been doing it a while), here are some WordPress plugins I really really like. really like its functionality, plus it’s a great way for folks to search on your blog as well as on the Interwebz without actually leaving your blog. great way to add some pizazz to your blog. 2. Right?
3 Random WordPress Blogging Tips
MARCH 11, 2011
This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. If you’ve been doing this blogging thing for a while, you already know this stuff. But here are a few things I’ve been asked about a few times when it comes to blogging – particularly in WordPress – and I’m going to jot ‘em down for you. 1. Adding images. This one is very easy.
Blogger to WordPress – Why Make The Change?
FEBRUARY 18, 2011
Recently a lot of websites and blogs have made the transition from Google’s Blogger service to an independently-hosted WordPress installation. So, what’s so great about WordPress? WordPress can run an entire website. One of the disadvantages with Blogger is that it only does that – blogs. With WordPress, you’re not so limited. Wordpress 3.0
How to Make Your WordPress Blog Mobile Friendly
MARCH 25, 2011
This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. If you talk to Howie Goldfarb anywhere – Twitter, here on his guest posts, or over at his own blog, you’ll know that he’s fixated on one thing. Howie really really really believes in blogs being mobile friendly. WPTouch will automatically populate the name of your blog, the footer message, and so on.
Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need
FEBRUARY 8, 2010
You are here: ViperChill » SEO » Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need Written by Glen, this post has 175 Comments As many of you will know, I love Wordpress. I use it on most of my affiliate sites which make me thousands of dollars per month and I also use it on my blogs, such as this one. I’m certainly not alone when it comes to utilising this CMS though — tens of millions of sites online are powered by the software. Older versions of Wordpress never had this, but if you recently installed Wordpress 2.7
19 Essential WordPress Plugins for Your Blog
APRIL 1, 2012
WordPressers are always looking for helpful plugins for their blogs, and if you’ve been following today’s posts on ProBlogger, especially Install Your First WordPress Plugin , you’re probably in the same boat. WordPress SEO : If there’s one plugin from this list that you should get, this is the one. WP Editorial Calendar : Make blogging more manageable by setting up a blogging calendar with this plugin. WP Super Cache : This plugin will speed up your blog—and site speed is an SEO factor. SEO plugins. Forget no more!
How to Create a Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan for Your WordPress Blog
APRIL 20, 2016
One of the benefits of working with WordPress is that you have a multitude of options for data recovery should the unthinkable occur. backup and disaster recovery (BDR) plan lays out your strategy for dealing with any problem that could compromise your blog’s data, security information, and/or uptime. Part 1: A WordPress Backup Checklist. Have you ever lost something important?
6 Annoying Ways You’re Using WordPress
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
I’ve never made any attempt to hide it, I have an ongoing love affair with WordPress. The website management system flat-out beats all other blogging and even web development platforms I’ve worked with… when used correctly. Often times, WordPress I’ve found WordPress used poorly. want to read blog posts or articles, not essays. Reddit?
Optimizing WordPress Excerpts for Maximum Clickability [Redux]
JUNE 6, 2011
This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. [I originally published this post on April 21. This was a post I'd been meaning to write for a long time, because I believe it can really help your blog, so I put a lot of effort into it. This is WordPress’ built-in Excerpt field.). What about the blog post excerpts that are published, say, to Facebook? Aargh!
Make sure you upgrade to WordPress 3.5.2
The Way of the Web
JUNE 24, 2013
WordPress version 3.5.2 The new WordPress version fixes 7 security issues, and also contains some additional hardening measures, which is important given the recent spate of brute force attacks on a huge number of WordPress sites. If you’re struggling with WordPress, give us a shout and see if we can help! The post Make sure you upgrade to WordPress 3.5.2
How to build a WordPress website for your nonprofit
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
You’ve decided that you want to start using WordPress as your nonprofit’s website. You’ve outlined a blog strategy, defined specific goals, decided on topics, and have determined who will publish content. Where would you begin if you wanted to start blogging with WordPress today? WordPress has a great list of hosting providers that support WordPress.
12 (of the) Best WordPress Guides and Plugin Reviews of 2011
JANUARY 30, 2012
WordPress is not only the most popular blogging platform , but is increasingly becoming a leading website content management system (CMS) as well. How did WordPress emerge as the leading blog platform? What are some techniques, beyond the obvious, for search-optimizing WordPress content? WordPress Guides and Commentary. How did WordPress win?
10 Vital WordPress Security Tips
AUGUST 21, 2014
10 Vital WordPress Security Tips. This article overviews a few key security tips for WordPress blogs. It might be seriously tempting to amend a blog post when you’re enjoying a coffee in your local café, but accessing WordPress on an unsecure network could seriously compromise your security. Still want to know more about WordPress security? Secure Hosting.
Popup Opt-in Forms: Case Studies, WordPress Plugins, and Alternatives
MAY 28, 2013
They are everywhere, from new blogs to some of the most respected blogs in the industry. In this post, I’m going to share my research into popup opt-in forms: who’s using them, case studies, WordPress plugins, and the alternatives for building your mailing list. They convert 14.71% of blog visitors. Popup Opt-In Forms for WordPress. Blog Marketing
WordPress Blog Hosting: WordPress.com or Self-Hosted?
SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
Committing to a content management system (CMS) for your blog is a big decision. Given that WordPress hosts 59,914,568 as of 09/25/2011 and that over 301 million people view more than 2.5 billion pages each month on WordPress.com-hosted blogs (data from WordPress Stats ), it is not a surprise that many users around the world have chosen WordPress as their CMS of choice.
12 Best Comments Plugins To Consider For Your WordPress Website
MAY 19, 2016
WordPress has emerged as the best blogging platform-cum-CMS that has empowered various online businesses to turn their name into a brand. Utilizing the exemplary features of this platform, WordPress developers have created the most remarkable websites so far. Let us take a look at the best available comments plugins that work wonder for your WordPress site. Final Words!