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.
Top 10 WordPress Theme Frameworks in 2016
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
WordPress theme frameworks provide website owners with a theme’s basic functionality and allow them to modify its look and feel. If you have been using WordPress for maintaining your website, you’d probably know how popular and useful these WordPress frameworks are. Ultimatum is not only a WordPress framework but also a complete WordPress Suite. Ultimatum. Avada.
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. 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. WordPress also has a few heightened security plug-ins you can try. Chances are, yours wasn’t one of them.
Three Words That Will Speed Up Your WordPress Blog
JANUARY 20, 2013
Through WordPress plugins, of course! After installing the plugin, just choose Media > Bulk Optimize from your WordPress menu and it should kick off the process. Just click Media on your WordPress menu and then check the box to select all items and then choose “Bulk Optimize” from the Bulk Actions drop down menu. Images…we all love them. seconds. seconds.
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. Related posts: My 9 Favorite WordPress Social Media Plugins. Mobilize Your WordPress Blog! Social Media WordpressBut not so fast. Apparently the new addition only covers WordPress.com hosted blogs and not self hosted blogs. Double fail.
17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog
MARCH 3, 2011
One of the neat aspects about WordPress is nobody owns it. With more than 1,300 themes and over 13,000 plugins , the appearance and functionality of any WordPress blog is up to the blog owner’s imagination. For example, writing Stephen @ Custom WordPress Plugins in the name field results in Stephen from Custom WordPress Plugins. Blog News plugins Wordpress
Comment by Facebook or WordPress
MARCH 24, 2012
The WordPress commenting system appears below that. Please continue reading Comment by Facebook or WordPress and leave a comment if inspired. When presented the choice between two different commenting systems, which do you choose? The Facebook commenting system (alternatively by Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail login) appears first. Will one beat the other? Ari Herzog is currently seeking a full time position in social media. Connect on LinkedIn today. Discover more articles on new and emerging media. Recent comments Recent comments. Musings
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. After hours of browsing, I found what I was looking for and what I believe to be one of the finest WordPress theme frameworks on the web; the Standard Theme. WordpressMy personal favorite site these days is certainly Themeforest as they have a tremendous variety of themes available. But rightfully so I believe. So I took to the web to find my next design.
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/.
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. Lawyer-preneur Jay Fleischman does his prospective WordPress clients and himself a great favor with “Here’s What I Will Do For You” and “What I Will Not Do For You” lists. Blog Social Media jay pinkert self-hosted blogs wordpress experts wordpress migration
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. Alternative Premium WordPress Themes.
How ‘Google AMP’ & ‘Facebook Instant Articles’ Integration With WordPress Will Transform The Internet?
SEPTEMBER 8, 2016
WordPress has been one of the blessings as far as speed is concerned. The websites powered by WordPress are simplistically created and load faster when compared to other hefty platforms. It would be worth noticing how Google AMP and Facebook Instant articles behave with WordPress, and how the wonderful combination of these three would transform the internet. Any guesses?
Optimizing WordPress Excerpts for Maximum Clickability
APRIL 21, 2011
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.). Finally, I paste the keywords in the plugin field into WordPress’ Simple Tags. Because!
To Livefyre and Back Again: Vanilla WordPress Commenting System Returns
OCTOBER 17, 2011
I also grew frustrated with repetitive actions that were necessary on both the plugin’s dashboard and on the WordPress dashboard. If you are inspired to add a comment with your thoughts, please visit To Livefyre and Back Again: Vanilla WordPress Commenting System Returns in your browser. Blog News comments plugins WordpressNearly three months after installing the Livefyre plugin it is gone. Marking comments as spam, for instance, required multiple clicks instead of one. Prior articles worth reading: When Livefyre Was Installed. Reviewing 30 Days of Livefyre. by David.
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.
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. Where would you begin if you wanted to start blogging with WordPress today? WordPress has a great list of hosting providers that support WordPress. Install WordPress. If that’s the case, use the 1-click install of WordPress as demonstrated in this video.
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.
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. Why Dropbox.
12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter
JANUARY 18, 2011
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. Get Shareaholic test Filed under Blogging for Grasshoppers , Public Relations , Social Media | Tags: blogging , john taylor , wordpress plugins | Comments (14) Site settings comment help? Let’s get to it. Neat.
How I Set Up My WordPress Blog In 2 Hours
MARCH 16, 2011
Blogging Blogging for Grasshoppers Social Media getting your blog started spicing out wordpressThis isn’t a trick question. But really, how many blogs does a gal need? After all, from a practicality point of view, the answer to that question should be one, right? Apparently, ’tis not the case with me. you’ll know that I love food. Image: kennymatic via Flickr, CC 2.0.
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.
Make Your WordPress Blog More Readable in 3 Clicks
APRIL 15, 2011
This post isn’t about adding visuals or video into your WordPress blog , or using Cincopa , or judging a blog post by its cover. But there’s only so much a non-techie can do within the limitations of the (free) WordPress theme said non-techie uses, so I’ve been trying to live with it until I can do an overhaul. This is part of the Blogging for Grasshopper series.
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?
Yoast: Your Complete WordPress SEO Toolkit
AUGUST 29, 2016
Driving your WordPress website toward a higher Google ranking involves constant tweaking, which can mean hours of detailed work. Enter Yoast SEO: the one WordPress plugin that can optimise your entire site. This comprehensive tool is the most complete SEO plugin available for WordPress, with the ability to streamline your site to increase your click through rate and ranking.
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. For all the great things there are to be said about Wordpress, though, out-of-the-box SEO certainly isn’t one of its strong points. As I use the software so much and make a lot of my income thanks to search engine traffic, I have come to learn what works best in terms of optimising your Wordpress setup. Wordpress SEO:The Only guide you need [.]
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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. I 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.:
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. Definitely one of the most popular WordPress plugins out there. The Absolutely Necessary. The Cool.
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. Ensure that your themes, plugins and WordPress itself are all updated regularly.
Optimizing WordPress Excerpts for Maximum Clickability [Redux]
JUNE 6, 2011
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.). Finally, I paste the keywords in the plugin field into WordPress’ Simple Tags. Aargh!
Popup Opt-in Forms: Case Studies, WordPress Plugins, and Alternatives
MAY 28, 2013
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. Popup Opt-In Forms for WordPress. Pippity is becoming a popular WordPress popup opt-in form plugin. More Popup Opt-In Plugins for WordPress. Back then, I was definitely not a fan.
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. Often times, WordPress I’ve found WordPress used poorly. There are some people that can usually name a WordPress template just be looking at it, so it’s normal for myself and other web developers to spot purchased designs. WordPress is being used for everything.
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. KnowEm.
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. 1) WordPress has style in abundance. WordPress can do it. Tweet This!
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.
Supercharge WordPress: A Little Known Way to Increase Pageviews & Conversions
AUGUST 16, 2012
The two most popular ones for WordPress are W3 Total Cache and WP Supercache. What this does is run all your uploaded images to WordPress through various stages of lossless compression (meaning you don’t lose image quality) to reduce the size of your files. I see speed optimisation as something you can do over a weekend for your WordPress blog, rather than a fortnight.
3 Random WordPress Blogging Tips
MARCH 11, 2011
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. This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. Completely random – but useful, I hope, particularly if you’re a new blogger. Image: Virginia Postrel via Flickr, CC 2.0. Adding images.
Best WordPress Plugins for Business
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
We just didn’t have enough time to cover some of the best WordPress Plugins for Business. I’m an unabashed WordPress advocate. I used to say small and medium sized businesses, but since NASA started using it , I think its clear that WordPress works for even the largest organizations. WordPress is more than a blog today, its an entire website platform. WHOOP.
How to Solve Your Biggest WordPress Page Speed Problems
JUNE 29, 2016
The good news is that if you’re using WordPress, there are several easy fixes that can help speed up your site. Take a look at these solutions to your biggest WordPress page speed problems. One of the biggest culprits of slow WordPress sites is the plugins you install. If your plugins aren’t the culprit of your slow WordPress site, then another likely suspect is your web host.
15 Uncommon WordPress Plugins To Enhance Your Blog’s User Experience
AUGUST 2, 2016
Here I will showcase 15 different WordPress user experience plugins that will help you create a great user experience for your visitors. You can receive the reports for the broken links via emails or in the WordPress dashboard directly. The current WordPress pagination is pretty basic. Breadcrumbs are a theme feature in WordPress and most themes have support for them.