Three Words That Will Speed Up Your WordPress Blog

SocMed Sean

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.

WordPress Hack Directed At.com Blogs

Small Business Mavericks

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.

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Top 10 WordPress Theme Frameworks in 2016

Kikolani

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.

Four SEO Tips for WordPress Websites

Idaconcpts

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.

Klout Adds WordPress But Not For Self Hosted Blogs?

Jason Yormark

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.

9 Must-Have WordPress Plugins

Idaconcpts

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.

How I Set Up My WordPress Blog In 2 Hours

Waxing UnLyrical

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!), Don’t agonize too much over starting your blog.

12 Ways To Make Your WordPress Blog Cleaner And Cuter

Waxing UnLyrical

What this does is let you select a certain number of blogs from your blogroll, and only that number of blogs will be displayed. I love how, when you click on an image, it starts the slideshow right on your blog! Oh, one other thing: my blog = my sandbox.

Make Your WordPress Blog More Readable in 3 Clicks

Waxing UnLyrical

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. This WordPress forum discussion on increasing font size for your comments display.

6 Must-Have Social Plugins for Your WordPress Blog

Convince & Convert

If you have a conversation with any WordPress developer, they’ll likely tell you that less is more when it comes to plugins. These 6 social plugins are all compatible with the latest version of WordPress, and are easy to install and customize.

WordPress vs Drupal: Which CMS is Right for Your Site?

Idaconcpts

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. First, a little bit about both CMSes: WordPress. Winner: WordPress. WordPress for quick, small sites selling a few things.

Thesis vs Genesis – Comparing Premium WordPress Themes

Kikolani

Let’s start with pricing, because that is usually the make or break point when it comes to purchasing a premium WordPress theme. You cannot do it through the WordPress dashboard. Inside your WordPress dashboard, go to Appearance > Themes, and then activate Thesis 1.8.2.

Optimizing WordPress Excerpts for Maximum Clickability

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

To Livefyre and Back Again: Vanilla WordPress Commenting System Returns

Ari Herzog

I 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.

How ‘Google AMP’ & ‘Facebook Instant Articles’ Integration With WordPress Will Transform The Internet?

Kikolani

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. What ‘Google AMP’ Mean For WordPress? Google AMP is simple, at least for WordPress.

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog

Kikolani

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.

3 Random WordPress Blogging Tips

Waxing UnLyrical

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. Blogging Blogging for Grasshoppers Social Media blogging for newbies

How to Make Your WordPress Site Google AMP Compatible

Bill Hartzer

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.

Blogger to WordPress – Why Make The Change?

Firebelly

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.

Top Dropbox Plugins For WordPress

Kikolani

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. WordPress Backup to Dropbox. The WordPress Backup to Dropbox plugin is essential. Blogging

How to Make Your WordPress Blog Mobile Friendly

Waxing UnLyrical

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.

How to build a WordPress website for your nonprofit

SocialFish

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?

15 Uncommon WordPress Plugins To Enhance Your Blog’s User Experience

Kikolani

Here I will showcase 15 different WordPress user experience plugins that will help you create a great user experience for your visitors. As you blog grows, there are bound to be some be some broken links on your blog. The current WordPress pagination is pretty basic.

18 WordPress Social Media Plugins to Live By

Sprout Social

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. WordPress Plugins for Facebook. WordPress Plugins for Google+. Google for WordPress.

Wordpress SEO: The Only Guide You Need

Viper Chill

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. By default on older versions of Wordpress, post titles would display as “Blog Name >> Post Title&#.

Optimizing WordPress Excerpts for Maximum Clickability [Redux]

Waxing UnLyrical

This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. [I 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.).

7+ WordPress Plugins For Every Website

Firebelly

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.

Popup Opt-in Forms: Case Studies, WordPress Plugins, and Alternatives

Kikolani

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.

5 Ways To Spice Up Your WordPress Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

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. Why bother, if you already have a search box on your blog, you ask? A great way to add some pizazz to your blog.

How to Set Up Blog Comments as Goals in Google Analytics Using WordPress Hacks

Kikolani

I’m a data junkie, and there’s nothing I enjoy more than learning more about the visitors coming to my blog. For those who aren’t interested in selling products or capturing mailing list subscribers, is there anything else you can count as a goal on your blog?

WordPress Update Error: Download failed.: Failed to write request to temporary file

The Way of the Web

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.

49% of the world’s top 100 blogs are using WordPress

The Way of the Web

An interesting study released yesterday by Pingdom reveals that 49% of the top 100 blogs as ranked by Technorati are using WordPress as their CMS platform. Blogging open source wordpress domain names platforms setup wordpress hosting

How WordPress Can Make Your Website More Manageable

Idaconcpts

For many online marketers, there’s no web development platform that’s as user-friendly, valuable, and adaptable as WordPress. However, there are still thousands of online marketers out there that don’t understand, or don’t see value in, a WordPress-powered website.

6 Annoying Ways You’re Using WordPress

Firebelly

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. WordPress is being used for everything.

WordPress Blog Hosting: WordPress.com or Self-Hosted?

Idaconcpts

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 Here is an analysis of key details that will guide your WordPress hosting decision.

5 WordPress Plugins to Rock Your Blog

Waxing UnLyrical

This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series. Here are some more cool plugins for you to try out on your WordPress blog. was to make my blog iPad-friendly. John Taylor had pointed me to this a while back, and then I noticed on Ken Mueller ‘s blog.

How to Solve Your Biggest WordPress Page Speed Problems

Razor Social

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. GUEST POST: This is a guest post from Mike Wallagher from Start blogging online.

12 (of the) Best WordPress Guides and Plugin Reviews of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

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? WordPress Guides and Commentary. How did WordPress win?

WordPress Themes 101

Unspoken

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. sites used WordPress.

Best WordPress Plugins for Business

Akamai Marketing

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. I’m an unabashed WordPress advocate.