Solving the Content Management System Standoff: Drupal, Joomla or WordPress?
AUGUST 10, 2014
Similarly, the same approach should be taken when it comes to choosing the best open-source content management system (CMS). Whether youll be running a company blog or a site thats jam-packed with graphics and video, making the right choice depends on your content. Drupal is built to provide a stable performance with a great deal of content versatility.
Four SEO Tips for WordPress Websites
DECEMBER 7, 2012
WordPress is the world’s most popular content management system. Not only is it used by almost a quarter of new webmasters, it’s also the system of choice for 17% of Alexa’s top one million sites on the web. The answer is that there are a number of SEO techniques you can use that are especially effective for WordPress sites. 1. Optimize Your Page URLs.
12 of the Best WordPress Guides, Hacks and Plugins of 2010
FEBRUARY 10, 2011
WordPress is no longer just the leading blog platform , but is now the most popular open-source CMS (content management system) as well. Among the many reasons for the popularity of WordPress : it’s affordable, search engine-friendly, reasonably easy to use, and extensible through an incredible array of plugins. WordPress Themes and Plugins.
Open Source Web Management and Design Tools
AUGUST 25, 2010
Everything a web designer needs for free: Designing and managing a website need not be an expensive affair. This list is not comprehensive, but rather provides the categories for each step of website management, as well as open source examples of tools you can use. FireFTP – Runs in Firefox on all operating systems. – Content Management Systems.
WordPress vs Drupal: Which CMS is Right for Your Site?
DECEMBER 7, 2015
Most websites these days have massive amounts of content that must be managed for the smooth functioning of the site. The role of this falls to content management systems, or CMSes. 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. Winner: WordPress.
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 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.
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. With WordPress, you’re not so limited. WordPress can run multiple websites. Wordpress 3.0 WordPress is simple, yet advanced.
Why millions of WordPress sites are at risk
JANUARY 21, 2014
WordPress remains a popular content management system for many people, owing to both its ease of use and the fact that it doesn’t cost anything. As with any software, if it’s not updated regularly, WordPress can be susceptible to attack. Unfortunately, the security issues didn’t end with TimThumb. Other assaults have taken place within the last twelve months.
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?
How WordPress Can Make Your Website More Manageable
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
For many online marketers, there’s no web development platform that’s as user-friendly, valuable, and adaptable as WordPress. The standard content management system for millions of websites, WordPress is one of the most praised and appreciated online development platforms out there. WordPress can do it. WordPress is simple and far from complex.
7+ WordPress Plugins For Every Website
APRIL 15, 2011
WordPress is one of the best website content management systems out there – and not just for blogs. Just browsing through the WordPress Extend database, you’ll find lots and lots of plugins out there that each change the functionality of your website in their own way. I’ve outlined the plugins I personally try to include in every website I develop.
70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog
DECEMBER 21, 2011
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. Sure, there are other blogging platforms and content management systems you can use on your own domain, but none are quite as popular or powerful as WordPress.
How to Create a Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan for Your WordPress Blog
APRIL 20, 2016
When it comes to managing a website, the loss of such information causes more than just a headache for you. One of the benefits of working with WordPress is that you have a multitude of options for data recovery should the unthinkable occur. Part 1: A WordPress Backup Checklist. Any WordPress user knows that this site building and blogging platform has a number of quirks.
How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress
MARCH 18, 2011
I’ve touted before all of the different things WordPress can do as a content management system. It’s no secret that I’m a WordPress advocate, but I’ve just recently discovered one of the project’s most impressive features– running a social network. No, you’re not going to create the next Facebook or MySpace on a simple WordPress website, but it’s a great (and cheap) alternative to social network creation engines such as Ning or Grouply. In other words, this plugin has plugins ! Never.
Prepare Your Website for Geolocation with WordPress
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
Geolocation software uses global positioning systems (GPS) on smartphones or unique IP addresses on visitors’ computers to identify where a person is located. Many small business owners choose to use a content management system (CMS), such as WordPress, for a hassle-free website and infinite customization options. How does Geolocation Work? How it Works.
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.
The Blogger’s Essential WordPress Guide: 13 Top Tutorials
JUNE 12, 2012
Over the last couple of months, we’ve taken a close look at WordPress here on ProBlogger. know that many readers do use WordPress—either the free or paid version—and it’s the content management system of choice for many high-profile sites. I’ve been using it for years, and I’d have to say that it’s served me really well over that time. What you need to know before you start a WordPress blog. Set safe, secure user roles on your WordPress blog. Secure your WordPress blog without touching any code. Security.
Introducing The Modern Blogging Masterclass
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
It will prepare you for the dearth of content you have to produce next year. How to build a content map, based on your organization’s priority keywords and the questions your prospects are asking. How to repurpose content, create contributed content, and use media relations to reach new audiences. . How to build content upgrades in existing content, to drive leads.
Online Tools that Help with PR
JANUARY 8, 2015
You have the opportunity to manage that yourself. All of this can be managed—and your day-to-day life won’t seem so hectic—with a few online tools. SlideBatch is the solution for “making web content visual and powerful.” WordPress. Communication PR canva diy pr feedly Google analytics HARO Hootsuite jimdo slidebatch Small Business talkwalker WordPress
My 9 Favorite Wordpress Social Media Plugins | jasonyormark.com
OCTOBER 6, 2009
jasonyormark.com Home About Me My Videos My Resume Contact Me Browse > Home / Social Media , Wordpress / My 9 Favorite Wordpress Social Media Plugins | Subcribe via RSS My 9 Favorite WordPress Social Media Plugins October 6th, 2009 Posted in Social Media , Wordpress Tweet Share The WordPress platform never ceases to amaze me. What really makes the platform as successful as it is, are the thousands of themes and plugins that the WordPress community contributes. However once you play around with WordPress, it gets fairly easy to use I believe.
Five Reasons Why I Love Wordpress
OCTOBER 23, 2009
Main | Stop tweeting about the # of followers you have » October 23, 2009 Five Reasons Why I Love Wordpress WordPress was originally made as a blog publishing application but has now evolved into a huge content management system (CMS). As of September 2009, Wordpress is used by 62.8 Here are my top 5 reasons that I would recommend WordPress any day of the week: WordPress can make websites that don’t look like blogs. Many people always assume that if you are using WordPress as a CMS that it has to be a blog. Plugins.
Best Responsive Web Design To Boost Your Online Business
APRIL 28, 2016
Best responsive web design (BRWD) involves a collection of sophisticated techniques, which allows your website to adapt to any screen size by rendering the content in an easily readable and navigable form. Google doesn’t like content repetition. But with multiple versions of the same site, you are promoting content repetition. Importance of Best Responsive Web Design.
Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog
NOVEMBER 21, 2011
In addition to the traditional benefits of business blogging , recent changes in the way search engines rank content have made blogging crucial for obtaining and maintaining high search engine visibility. Three ranking factors that have recently taken on increased importance from Google (and will therefore likely soon become important to other search engines as well) are content quality and authority, social media links and content freshness. Just kidding, this really isn’t a tough decision: use WordPress. Blogger , TypePad ) to fee-based systems (e.g.,
The 2014 Digital Marketing Ecosystem
JANUARY 8, 2014
Marketing technologists (those that understand how it all fits together) will become invaluable as businesses adopt customer relationship management solutions, email service providers, content management systems, and big data. Now that the infrastructure is almost built, it’s time to consider content. You can generate content with WriterAccess.
21 Things to Know When Pricing a B2B Website
PWB Marketing Blog
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
So, the groceries you put in the bag (that is, the content you put on your website) will be different. Do you have an existing content management system? WordPress, for instance, can be a lot easier to work with than ASP.net. More and more business executives are accessing web content on smart phones. Many factors influence the price of a website.
Need to Learn Wordpress?
AUGUST 5, 2010
It’s no secret that I think Wordpress is the best blogging platform, and I recommend it for Websites too. Wordpress can enable you to create an online presence for a fraction of what a traditional web site costs and have an easy to use content management system (CMS) to boot. Check out our Wordpress-Classes.com and help us spread the word.
7 Reasons WordPress Rocks for Blogs
The Social Media Incubator
JULY 7, 2011
BlogTrafficExchange considers WordPress to be the best available blogging platform. Social Media Strategist Caroline Melberg agrees with that assessment. “ WordPress offers unparalleled ease-of-use, vast amounts of plug-ins that offer the widest variety of functionality and search engine optimization benefits beyond compare – I recommend WordPress for all of our client blogs as a result. ”. As you explore WordPress, you will find there are two versions: WordPress.com and WordPress.org. WordPress.com is provided by WordPress, the Open Source blogging software.
What Is A Blog? The Question That Won't Go Away
NOVEMBER 6, 2011
Journal like publishing design - meaning the content runs chronologically from newest to oldest. semblance of opinion and character in the content. We also see many more corporations building websites on WordPress platforms because the content management system is just that much easier. The content that I publish here - by the sheer fact that it's a called a Blog or a Podcast - gives me the right to experiment more text and audio. content. content management. wordpress. " or "is TechCrunch a Blog?"
Measuring PR Results On a Shoestring Budget
OCTOBER 6, 2011
So, Anthony, my answer is a combination of three or four different tools (depending on what your content management system does and which customer relationship management software you use – even if it’s WordPress and Excel). It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap!). This week’s question comes from Anthony Rodriguez.
Tech Tip: 3 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve The Backend Of Your Site
JANUARY 22, 2013
To get you started on the right track, here are 3 simple ways to make the management of your website/blog backend much simpler: URL Rewriting The Apache server has a mode rewrite module which will give you the opportunity to effectively redirect one URL to another. By default, WordPress has a terrible URL structure. Changing it can help with your traffic. Do you have an index?
Six Tips for a Blog Redesign
AUGUST 3, 2015
And, as my agency got deeper and deeper into content marketing and SEO, the evidence became irrefutable. Yet, as our profession as a whole shifts full throttle into content marketing, it turns out we’re in an ideal position to harmonize words and visuals. How can you make it easier and more inviting for the reader to consume the content? By Lou Hoffman. Looks Count!
5 Things I’ve Learned from Running BizSugar
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
JANUARY 24, 2012
If you’re considering acquiring or building a user generated content site, here are a few things I’ve learned that may help you. BizSugar is built on Pligg, an open source content management system. The not-so-great thing is that it’s not quite as user friendly as WordPress. Actively Manage the Site. This is a guest post by Anita Campbell.
Measuring Results at the Enterprise Level
DECEMBER 8, 2011
That’s right! It’s that time again. Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! This week we’re talking online monitoring, measuring results, some elbow grease, and marketing expertise. Rusty Speidel , a friend I met on Twitter who later became a close offline friend (mostly because we both road bike), has been giving me a hard time about measuring results. theend.
5 Ways to Build Online Authority Using Content Marketing - A Guest Post By Paul Chaney
Diva Marketing Blog
MAY 20, 2016
Ways to Build Online Authority Using Content Marketing. One of the best ways to establish your online authority is through the use of content marketing. Create Content in the Form of a Blog. And one of the best ways to create such content is through a blog. Most website content management systems incorporate a blog component. About Paul Chaney.
The Beauty (and Benefits) of a 404 Page
MARCH 4, 2011
Click here to return home, nobody will be willing to go to your home page and dig through all of the website’s content to find what they were looking for. With the rise of GUI content management systems such as WordPress, it’s easy to throw in some codes that will guide your users before they go astray. Make your error page friendly to users.
The 15 Most Life-Changing Editorial Calendar Tools
OCTOBER 7, 2013
Online content marketing may be a relatively new practice, but editorial calendars are virtually as old as the publishing industry. Creating a shared spreadsheet to track the types of content you’ll be creating, teammember assignments, publication dates and keywords can be accomplished in just minutes: . WordPress Editorial Calendar. Content DJ. Content Marketing
15 Rocking Content Marketing Tools with Advice from Experts
NOVEMBER 27, 2013
With 9 in 10 organizations marketing with content , it’s evident that we need effective tools to create, publish, distribute, and analyze content published online. reached out to content marketing experts with the question, “What Are the 3 Content Management Tools Epic Content Creators Can’t Live Without?”. Instagram, WordPress & Twitter”.
Check out the New Ghost Blogging Platform Kickstarter: Funded in under 12 Hours!
APRIL 30, 2013
6 months ago I came across a concept article written about by John O’Nolan (web designer and former deputy head of the WordPress User Interface group) that grabbed my attention (and the attention of many others). In the article John dreamed of a new blogging platform – Ghost. John went on to describe a fictional and idealistic blogging platform – Ghost. Blog News
5 Things You Can’t Blog Successfully Without
NOVEMBER 4, 2014
Open source content management systems like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are good options. Offering High-Quality Content. You can’t blog successfully without quality content. Is your content fresh and unique, or is it is just a rehash of old, tired material? They follow through with their plan and continue to produce quality content.
How Many Ways Can You Design A Website?
Small Business Mavericks
JUNE 8, 2012
Still others prefer to use a content management system. There are of course many content management systems. There are open source systems like Joomla, WordPress, and Drupal. And there are many premium systems that you can buy. There’s not just one way to design a website. Every website is different. In fact, today there are so many different platforms to use for building websites that no two web developers will agree on the best one. Many website designers and developers still prefer to use HTML. Of course not.
The Importance of H2 Headings
JULY 8, 2011
WordPress users can do this by switching to the HTML view of their posts. Your content management system should have a simple way to add an H2 heading to each page. What are H2 headings? An H2 heading is plain text that lives between these HTML tags: <h2> and </h2> An H2 heading is the next prominent piece of text on a web page after H1. Sounds simple?
Open Research: A Framework for Social Analytics
AUGUST 14, 2011
After interviewing nearly 40 experts and working with Charlene Li and a bit of help from myself, she’s found six distinct use cases (see compass below) on how companies are measuring using these new toolsets. Why are social analytics so important? This is a new medium, and proof over re allocation of investment is key. The more you share it, the easier it is for us to produce more. Wowza!