12 of the Best WordPress Guides, Hacks and Plugins of 2010

Webbiquity SMM

WordPress is no longer just the leading blog platform , but is now the most popular open-source CMS (content management system) as well. An outstanding list of useful WordPress plugins from Andy Beal, author of Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online and the brain behind the Trackur social media monitoring tool. How I Create and Manage A WordPress Website by Graywolf’s SEO Blog. Subscribe to the comments for this post?

Five Reasons Why I Love Wordpress

Firebelly

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| Stop tweeting about the # of followers you have » October 23, 2009 Five Reasons Why I Love Wordpress WordPress was originally made as a blog publishing application but has now evolved into a huge content management system (CMS). These are what turn the basic blog program into a full content management system. Essentially, the WordPress theme system is a way to skin your website. Your comment has not yet been posted.

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Open Source Web Management and Design Tools

Idaconcpts

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. Gimp – Raster image editing software with support for most Photoshop-like features. - Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and other operating systems. FireFTP – Runs in Firefox on all operating systems.

Foundations for integrated digital marketing

Sherrilynne Starkie

And, all ideas, activities, plans and campaigns are categorized into one of the following four interdependent media categories : Owned Media : You publish and distribute your own content online. It could be via a retweet, an Instagram comment or a LinkedIn share for example.

What is Vlog? How to Start a Vlog? : Guide

Tweaklibrary

A quick Google search says, Vlog is “a personal website or social media account where a person regularly posts short videos” Isn’t it amazing posting videos very often when people are consuming such content very often? Another difference is mode of serving the content.

How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress

Firebelly

I’ve touted before all of the different things WordPress can do as a content management system. As the admin, you’ll be able to track the posts and comments of each of your users, so you can control the amount of freedom you’d like to give your community. Will BuddyPress replace the need to manage a Facebook page or replace other social networks?

How WordPress Can Make Your Website More Manageable

Idaconcpts

The standard content management system for millions of websites, WordPress is one of the most praised and appreciated online development platforms out there. Here are five great reasons to use WordPress as your development platform of choice, each geared around the platform’s simple manageability. With almost all actions, modifications, and management tasks carried out from a single dashboard, making changes to your website is as simple as clicking a button.

7+ WordPress Plugins For Every Website

Firebelly

WordPress is one of the best website content management systems out there – and not just for blogs. Redirection – A must on every blog migration, Redirection is a simple manager of 301 redirects. Akismet – Included with WordPress by default and free to activate on non-commercial sites, Akismet stops spam from being posted in your WordPress comments. Also check out: Hikari Featured Comments , Greg’s Comment Length Limiter , Comment Relish.

Top 10 reasons to use WordPress [Beginner’s Guide]

BeingOptimist

It’s a very daunting task for fresh bloggers to choose a content management system. So, let’s see the benefits of using this fantastic content management system. The popularity of this content management system is so much that around 35% of the World Wide Web consists of WordPress. This content management system is flexible even you can do SEO with much ease. They can also Manage Plugins and Theme.

Instant Sales Plus Higher Conversion With These Ecommerce Tips

The Realtime Report

Developing and managing an online store is both easy and difficult. Most ecommerce platforms and CMS (content management system) scripts use a checkout workflow that involves completing two or three steps to complete the purchase. The blog section should have comments enabled to allow customers and visitors to discuss. Instant Sales Plus Higher Conversion With These Ecommerce Tips.

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Assumption 1: Create content. Instead of launching the site and hiring marketers to do content marketing, we brought on bloggers and writers who helped us create a rich foundation of smart, informative travel guides , cruise reviews, consumer how-to articles and Visual Lists , a new content format we’re pioneering. Our roots are in Silicon Valley, so we knew we didn’t want to just create or license expert content. Guest Post by J.D. Lasica.

How To Use Customer Insight To Power Your Business

The Realtime Report

You can find the best trends emerging in comments on Facebook Ads and posts, or by monitoring engagement using the elusive Instagram algorithm. Luckily, consumers will often comment to show their appreciation for a product, so you may find a host of positives to focus on alongside some improvements. Content management systems enable you to A/B test content so that layout, messaging and text can be honed to drive engagement.

Content Marketing: Dos and Dont’s [Report]

Mindjumpers

Skyworld.com has just released their second complimentary white paper from the series on Successful Content Marketing. The first white paper called “How to kick-start your Content Marketing” includes a seven-step approach that can be used by any organization to develop or re-energize a successful content marketing strategy and program. The report defines content marketing as both “an art and a science. Put Content Marketing at the Heart of Your Brand Strategy.

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Improve your Google search results today

Socialmedia.biz

And, if you come up with an excellent summary for your page, that description should include similar turns of phrase and keywords in both your title and your full content. Make it better, make it newer, and take it out of “archive,” which is what Google does if you don’t update your site’s content and copy every once in a while. If your JavaScript and CSS is cluttering up the page (instead of actual content): tax! Let me know if I missed anything down in the comments.

Tech Tip: 3 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve The Backend Of Your Site

SocMed Sean

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. Explain the error that happened, and possibly describe the common causes of the error (outdated content, mistyped URL etc). Another great reason to use one of these tools to manage your blog or website.

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Joomla! Surpasses 15 Million Downloads

Bill Hartzer

the industry’s leading open source content management system (CMS), has been downloaded more than 15 million times from JoomlaCode. is a free, award-winning PHP-based content management system that enables users to build Web sites and powerful online applications. is used for everything from small personal Web sites to the backend management for some of the largest enterprises and highest traffic sites on the Web. Open Source Matters , Inc.

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. What are some techniques, beyond the obvious, for search-optimizing WordPress content? ” This brilliant article delves into the technological, economic, cultural and environmental factors behind the success of WordPress, and inspired more than 70 comments.

[Tech Tip] 10 Steps To Improve The Speed, Security, and Functionality Of Your WordPress Blog

SocMed Sean

I considered breaking this up into ten separate posts because there truly is enough content to justify each topic having its own post. –Sean As more and more new sites hit the Web on a daily basis, the adoption of WordPress as a content management system seems to keep on growing. To get you started on the right track, I have put together 10 ways to make the management of your WordPress website/blog back-end a bit easier.

Improve your Google search results today

Socialmedia.biz

And, if you come up with an excellent summary for your page, that description should include similar turns of phrase and keywords in both your title and your full content. Make it better, make it newer, and take it out of “archive,” which is what Google does if you don’t update your site’s content and copy every once in a while. If your JavaScript and CSS is cluttering up the page (instead of actual content): tax! Let me know if I missed anything down in the comments.

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

Idaconcpts

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. Many government sites, including whitehouse.gov, run on Drupal because of its security features, but it’s not as popular because it is perceived as a difficult system to learn. So where do these two systems stack up in comparison?

5 Things You Can’t Blog Successfully Without

Writtent Blog

Open source content management systems like WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are good options. 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? Are you guest posting, commenting on other blogs, and getting involved in forum discussions? They follow through with their plan and continue to produce quality content.

Must have graphic design skills for social media consultants

Sherrilynne Starkie

Part of this is understanding how people use and view digital content, often referred to as the user experience (UX). A great social media consultant needs to be able to guide the development of content that is useful, findable and accessible. Social media consultants need to have branding competencies to be able to devise naming conventions and establish tones of voice, social lexicons and content reflecting the right look and feel. Being an imagery content maker.

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My 9 Favorite Wordpress Social Media Plugins | jasonyormark.com

Jason Yormark

These add ons turn what essentially is a blogging platform, into just about any type of site you want from community to content management systems to storefronts. Disqus Comment System – The Disqus plugin transforms your WordPress comments into a true social media friendly experience. The plugin integrates social media mentions in addition to your blog comments which helps consolidate all the “chatter&# about your blog articles into one place.

Learning via the Social Media Game

Bare Feet Studios

Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments so the net iteration will be even more thorough…if also more overwhelming for those who have not yet entered the social media space. Leave a comment so you can be automatically updated when changes occur! Customized content management systems (CMS) where your staff can access and edit the website and users can create their own blogs within your main site. How will you collect and manage cellphone numbers?

5 Copywriting Techniques That Affect SEO

Writtent Blog

When we think of SEO, we think of keyword research and content length, but search engine algorithms have evolved. Search engines care more about your content’s authority. They want to know whether or not people trust your content. This practice will enhance readability and make your content more natural and compelling, which both readers and search engines like. You don’t need to stuff keywords into your content to rank for a particular term.

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15 Rocking Content Marketing Tools with Advice from Experts

Writtent Blog

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. I reached out to content marketing experts with the question, “What Are the 3 Content Management Tools Epic Content Creators Can’t Live Without?”. Chapman author of Amazing Things Will Happen and co-author of Content Rules. Content Creation. Managing Content Creation.

Must-have Joomla Blog Extensions

ProBlogger

But that doesn’t negate all the strengths Joomla brings to the table as a content management system. Well, without turning this post into a debate over the merits of Joomla versus WordPress, or any platform for that matter, let me just say this: Joomla is a powerful, mature content management system utilized by millions of websites worldwide. Where’s the comment form? How do users share your content? Comments.

The Blogger’s Essential WordPress Guide: 13 Top Tutorials

ProBlogger

I 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. Share it with us in the comments. Over the last couple of months, we’ve taken a close look at WordPress here on ProBlogger. I’ve been using it for years, and I’d have to say that it’s served me really well over that time.

The Most Common Causes of Duplicate Content on News Media Sites

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk The Most Common Causes of Duplicate Content on News Media Sites by Adam Sherk on October 8, 2009 Although search engines keep improving on their ability to deal with duplicate content, this continues to be one of the main SEO issues facing news and content sites. Therefore it is critical for publishers to diagnose and eliminate (or at least mitigate) the duplicate content issues on their sites.

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The 15 Most Life-Changing Editorial Calendar Tools

Writtent Blog

Online content marketing may be a relatively new practice, but editorial calendars are virtually as old as the publishing industry. Michele Linn of Content Marketing Institute believes editorial tools are critical to “keep your content consistent and relevant.” 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: . Content DJ.

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. Once you get the basics from managing a WordPress website, you will figure out that WordPress plugins make the world go round. Subscribe to the comments for this post?

5 Ways to Build Online Authority Using Content Marketing - A Guest Post By Paul Chaney

Diva Marketing Blog

5 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. I believe strongly that well-written, keyword-optimized, topically-relevant, frequently-updated content will not only improve your standing on Google but will also establish your authority and credibility in the eyes of customers and prospects.

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

Idaconcpts

Committing to a content management system (CMS) for your blog is a big decision. If you have any questions about the process of migration your blog from WordPress.com to a self-hosted domain, share them on the comment section below or contact me via Twitter at @idaconcpts. Given that WordPress hosts 59,914,568 as of 09/25/2011 and that over 301 million people view more than 2.5

World Class Processes, the War of Ideas and Other Content Strategy Wins

Writtent Blog

The media was buzzing about the power of content marketing this week. Between the power of content marketing for talent recruitment and growing attention in the tech realm towards tools for content creators, it’s clear that the discipline continues to be embraced by the brightest minds in business. It’s all too familiar of a fact that content marketing is much harder than it used to be. The Case for Associations Adopting World Class Content Processes.

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Technical Project Manager: A Guide on Their Role in Managing Your Digital Marketing Projects

Razor Social

In this article, I’m going to talk about the importance of having a technical Project Manager who can ensure the successful delivery of any digital project that requires an external company to implement. A Technical Project Manager could be someone you have on your team… … or someone you hire in to help. And…this technical person needs to have management and marketing skills also! What is the role of a Project Manager? Project Management Tools.

Simple On-Page Tag Optimization for Bloggers

Kikolani

Most content management systems like Wordpress give you free reign over a lot of your tags, but others (like Blogger) do not. One great example is how commenters can use the KeywordLuv plugin to create great anchor text for their commenting URL. HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers. This is a guest post by Tola Famakinwa, SEO Blogger. Coming from an SEO background, it’s been quite a journey learning how to blog.

21 Content Marketing Tools to Use in 2014

Writtent Blog

What if a marketer was only as good as their content marketing tools? The brands that succeed at content marketing are those that take an agile stance. While some of the content marketing tools trending in 2014 are familiar, many of the rest are brand-new and probably worth adding to your program. Much like our recent blog on tools and apps for rapid visual content creation , I personally believe that everything on this list has immense value to offer brands of any size.

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Daniel Footwear.com Has a Fresh New Look

Idaconcpts

The main problems with their original site consisted of: Weak checkout system that struggled to provide customers with functions they needed to purchase and make payments sufficiently. The content management system gave Daniel Footwear the chance to export and import data easily, meaning that new promotions could now be made live promptly. Web manager for Daniel Footwear, Laura Craven said; “We’ve definitely got more control over the back end of the site.

10 Quotes on the Apple iPad and the Business of News

Adam Sherk

“The future of news is about distributing content as widely as possible and monetising not just content but relationships. Devices will be a big part of that, but they’re not the answer.&# - Patrick Smith , Why the iPad isn’t the saviour of journalism as we know it “But what about this promised land of revolutionary hybridized content — won’t people be willing to pay for that? but what it will use within the iPhone operating system is unclear.

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Search Engine Optimization Tip: How to Remove a Web Page from Google

Bill Hartzer

Either FTP access to your website or maybe even access to the content management system that you’re using will be needed. Subscribe to the comments for this post? This is only one seo tip out of many search engine optimization tips I have been providing over the years. All of my search engine optimization tips are meant to be specific , they should not take too much time to implement, and are meant to be directly to the point.