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. You’d think a company centered around social media would be a bit better with communication and community. Mobilize Your WordPress Blog!

17 Plugins to Improve Your WordPress Blog

Ari Herzog

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. 23 WordPress Plugins Used in March 2009.

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Anatomy Of A Blog Redesign: Meet The Standard WordPress Theme

Jason Yormark

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. I wanted a theme with a strong community and support so I could have access to the help I needed with customizations and technical issues. The support and community are terrific. Wordpress

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


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. Plus, it has a very large and helpful developer community.

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


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.

How WordPress Can Make Your Website More Manageable


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.

70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress 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. Installing WordPress. Choosing a Great WordPress Theme.

Building a New Kind of Cruise Community

Waxing UnLyrical

Regular WUL readers know that Shonali (a friend and former colleague at Socialmedia.biz ) showcases guest posts about how to build, engage and sustain an online community, among other things. so that others might gain insights for their own community efforts. So we spent months creating an entirely new CMS (content management system) from scratch – WordPress didn’t have the firepower. Building a New Kind of Cruise Community is a post from: Shonali Burke Consulting, Inc.

10 Vital WordPress Security Tips


10 Vital WordPress Security Tips. This article overviews a few key security tips for WordPress blogs. Ensure that your themes, plugins and WordPress itself are all updated regularly. Logging into WordPress through an encrypted channel will provide another layer of protection.

Why millions of WordPress sites are at risk


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.

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. WordPress Editorial Calendar. WordPress Editorial Calendar is awesome-sauce. These are five WordPress plugins I adore.

Prepare Your Website for Geolocation with WordPress


Many small business owners choose to use a content management system (CMS), such as WordPress, for a hassle-free website and infinite customization options. Check out some curated lists for the best green WordPress themes , best nonprofit themes , and free magazine WordPress themes.

How To Build Your Own Social Network On WordPress


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.

Client solves Ecommerce for WordPress via Open Source

The Way of the Web

I don’t often write about clients on my blog for various reasons, but I wanted to spread the word about Jigoshop, which is a great Ecommerce for WordPress solution that I’ve been working on for a couple of months now.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both


As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. Sites have experienced a dramatic decrease in core metrics and a dispersion of their most passionate community members. socialmedia longtailseo communities

The “Traveler” Rules of WordPress Plugin Management


Plugins and WordPress are two terms that are often used in the same sentence. You want your WordPress installation to do something that it doesn't currently? As of right now, there's close to fifty thousand WordPress plugins available on the official plugin directory, and much more available in third party non-official sources. However, using a favorite quote: "With great power comes great responsibility" - Learn how to manage your WordPress plugins.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business


Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class.

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70+ Resources on How to Start a WordPress Blog


It is also great for socializing and building your own community. However, if you want to set up a business site, I suggest WordPress. You can use a hosted WordPress or a WordPress installation. The WordPress Installation. Installing WordPress.

What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager


Commonly referred to as the “Community Manager,&# these brand ambassadors are a company’s direct link to its customers, owning the critical responsibility to grow, shape and respond to online conversations happening around that brand. Do You Need A Community Manager?

5 Ways to Add Customer Reviews to Your WordPress Website


To keep visitors on your site and moving through the sales funnel more quickly, consider adding a review plugin to your WordPress site. . The WordPress community offers a number of plugins in its app marketplace to encourage customers to submit product reviews. In this article, we will discuss what to look for in a review plugin and then suggest five different tools to help collect and display customers reviews on your WordPress site.

Are You A Social Media Channel Changer?

SocMed Sean

The challenge for those who are just getting started in social media is to take the time to understand how the channel works, who are the members of the community (humming the Sesame Street “ Who are the people in your neighborhood? I admit it…I’m a channel flipper.

4 WordPress Alternatives: the What, Where, and Why


As bloggers, we’re all familiar with WordPress, whether as a self-hosted setup, or via WordPress.com. If you do a Google search for “ blogging software ,” WordPress will likely be among the first results you’ll see. concerned WordPress is not meeting your needs.

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Solving the Content Management System Standoff: Drupal, Joomla or WordPress?


Of the three, Joomlas the latest arrival to the CMS scene and occupies the middle ground between Drupal and WordPress, offering the best characteristics of each. WordPress: 20 Million and Growing. Solving the Content Management System Standoff: Drupal, Joomla or WordPress?

Should You Design Your Website Using WordPress?

Small Business Mavericks

More and more, I’m seeing small business websites using WordPress as a CMS. Even churches and community service organizations are using WordPress as a CMS and designing their websites using this free open source software. In a word, there is nothing wrong with using WordPress as a CMS. However, WordPress started out as a blogging platform and branched out from there. There are a number of ways you can go with WordPress.

Secure Your WordPress Blog Without Touching Any Code


Right now WordPress powers 48 of the top 100 blogs online. More than that, WordPress actually powers 19% of the web as a whole. Such a strong community of users and developers means that the platform is sure to evolve even further and provide us with lots of cool features that are yet to be developed. Typical WordPress security problems. WordPress as a whole (a website management platform) is very well designed. Update WordPress.

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How to Troubleshoot WordPress


This guest post was written by Neil Matthews, a WordPress consultant at WPDude. Over the years, I’ve developed a troubleshooting methodology while working with my WordPress technical support clients. My methodology helps to solve the majority of WordPress crashed sites I’ve come across, and I wanted to share it with you, the good readers of ProBlogger. I like to divide WordPress into four layers: plugins. WordPress core.

Is Facebook building the new community-driven question-and-answer.

Social Media Citizens

Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio Is Facebook building the new community-driven question-and-answer platform?

5 Things I’ve Learned from Running BizSugar

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

The not-so-great thing is that it’s not quite as user friendly as WordPress. Because it’s not as popular or widely used as WordPress, it’s difficult to find developers who know Pligg well. Work on Building a Community. A community does not build itself.

How to start and manage your community

Social Media Citizens

A few lessons to learn for the community managers: You have to make it easy for people to follow you You have to become “equal” with people who follow you and know how to transfer the sentiment. As a community manager I always put purpose first, people follow and product is in last place.

Blog Smarter: 9 Ways to Make Money from WordPress … Without Having a Blog


You can still make a great living with WordPress. Sure, WordPress comes with a couple of stock themes, but they are so basic, few bloggers choose to use them, and the number of serious bloggers or entrepreneurs who will use them is approximately zero. And while the profit is larger per individual purchase for a premium theme, child themes allow you to leverage an existing community, meaning you can easily make up the difference in volume. WordPress users need support.

Six WordPress Plugins to Install on your Site Today

Jeff Esposito

My favorite thing about the WordPress blogging platform is that outside of the backend system, no two blogs operate the same way. Livefyre also has a great community team who evangelizes the platform and assists with user questions with lightning speed. Image: Wikipedia.

Google Analytics: Your Free Goldmine to More Leads, Sales and Human Connections

Pam Moore

Supporting Resources: Social Profit Factor Training System + Member Community. THE Social Media Training Academy and Member Community for Business is Here!

Marketing Nutz Launches Social Profit Factor: Social Media, Branding Training Academy for YOU!

Pam Moore

Private support community answers your questions and connect you with other business leaders just like you. Build community and earn support of evangelists to amplify your story and purpose. I am thrilled to announce that Social Profit Factor is finally here!

Tactical Tips for Building an Online Community


Here are just a few social media nuts and bolts that keep the Tripawds Blogs community together. How to build community on membership sites. Provide global site search: The WordPress admin bar only allows searching of the blog being viewed.

How I Tweaked my WordPress Blog to Rank Better in the Search Engines


It is almost as if SEO gives us esoteric super-powers that are only fully understood by a small community of internet marketers. Using WordPress features for SEO. For example, for hypertension, I had the URL [link] on a static WordPress page. . By default, WordPress category pages contain the word “category” in their URLs. I did this by using a WordPress plugin called WP No Category Base. Grow your traffic with WordPress.


Got Community? 5 Ways To Foster It On Your Blog

Ari Herzog

We have all known the long loneliness, and we have found the answer is community. If you have community, you have a lot. There is no better feeling than building a growing and interactive community of readers on your site. Community must be fostered.

Have we got our head in the clouds about the value of online community?

Janet Fouts

If it’s not yours, or if it is, please– for the love of community –pitch in and SAY something! We were talking about how to build community on a Facebook page and whether or not that’s really even possible. Now, I’m one of those old school community people.

WordPress Feature Review: New Features You Missed in 2012, Part 1


One of the great things about WordPress is that it never stands still. WordPress used to release small updates frequently, but at the end of 2009 they changed this policy. Today I’d like to walk you through the new features which were introduced in 2012, in WordPress 3.4

Why WordPress Rules

Small Business Mavericks

Because John’s blog, Searchblog, is not on WordPress. WordPress, however, has emerged as the industry leader in blogging software. There is a strong support community. There are tons of free themes as well as premium themes on the market for WordPress. A virtual marketplace of free and premium plugins make WordPress infinitely more robust. A huge development community is always at work to make WordPress better. Go straight to WordPress.

How Commentluv Premium Promotes Your Blog

Ari Herzog

I wrote articles explaining the benefits of Commentluv and Keywordluv , two exceptional wordpress plugins that build community. Media comments plugins WordpressPhoto by Edumigue. Every blogger wants people to visit, read, and comment. Visiting is the easy part. Type in a URL or click a link and voila. Reading is also easy, especially if the content flows smoothly and is not long. Commenting has a stigma of being hard.