The Best WordPress Plugins for Security

You’ve worked hard to build your site, create a following and even monetize your offerings. You’ve made sure that your site is optimized for Internet Marketing and all that entails. The last thing you want is for some hacker to come in and ruin it all.There are things you can do outside of the WordPress framework that will help keep this from happening:Host your blog with a very secure host Host your blog with a host that will back up your site regularly for you so that even if some stupid hacker does break in, you can still recover most of your content without issue. Ensure that you’ve got the best possible network visibility protection on your home machines and servers so that not even the tiniest Trojan horse can get … [Read more...]

10 Reasons to Use WordPress For Small Business Websites

Back in the early days of the internet, new websites would have to be hand crafted from scratch – there were no pre-built platforms available. Nowadays, businesses are spoilt for choice with a wide variety of platforms and frameworks that can be used as scaffolding – you may already be aware of systems such as Wordpress, Joomla or Magento. Wordpress started life as a simple platform where people could post web logs, or ‘blogs’, about the topic of their choice. As with most things, many years and much development later, some people still insist on using Wordpress to show what they had for breakfast or their latest hairstyle, but others have turned it into a very capable platform for building serious business websites – here’s why: 1) Easy … [Read more...]

10 WordPress Plugins for Internet Marketing

10 WordPress Plugins for Internet Marketing

WordPress, beyond any doubt, is the first choice for creating websites by internet marketers or bloggers. As we all know, it is important to have the WordPress website set up properly so that you get the maximum exposure and benefit from the traffic that comes to your site.A good website or blog will focus on engaging its audience via social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Internet marketing requires you to bring in more people to your email marketing list. Here are some cool WordPress plugins to set up Facebook, newsletters and email sign-up forms via lightbox pop-ups. Optin Revolution: WordPress PopupOptin Revolution Lite is a WordPress popup plugin is quite possibly the best way in the world for you to create supercharged … [Read more...]

WordPress Plugin: Blogger to WordPress Redirection

WordPress Plugin: Blogger to WordPress Redirection

Free Blogger blogs serve as the starting point for a lot of bloggers. Most of the serious ones then move to self-hosted WordPress blogs. It makes sense to move as you have more control and can optimize it better for SEO.How do you make sure that you do not lose any existing traffic when you move from Blogger BlogSpot to WordPress? There are many tutorials on how to customize your Blogger and WordPress sites to allow proper redirection of old Blogger URLs to your new WordPress site. However, most of these have there weaknesses.Blogger redirects all BlogSpot URLs to local country-specific domains. For instance, if you are visiting a BlogSpot blog http://myblog.blogspot.com from India, the URL would get redirected to … [Read more...]

Duplicator: Free WordPress cloning plugin

Duplicator: Free WordPress cloning plugin

Web developers and bloggers often have to move their websites from one server to another. You might have switched to a new hosting service as the old one was slow or just too expensive. If you are a developer handling client websites, you might have create a test or demo website to get everything in place before putting it on the destination domain. Turn-key website vendors who offer ready-made websites also need to have an option to easily clone their product websites on customers' servers. Shameless Plug: SpeckyGeek.com has started a web hosting reseller website—YesRack.com—where you can get Linux web hosting with access to cPanel for as low as $0.625/month. You can try the hosting service for 45 days for FREE. Make the best of this … [Read more...]

And The Best CMS Award Goes To…WordPress!

And The Best CMS Award Goes To…WordPress!

WordPress (WP) has evolved into one of the most powerful content management systems (CMSes) in the world, making it an Internet aficionado's best friend. Whether you're doing brand management for your small business, movie reviews, or simply looking to protect your reputation online, WP comes equipped with the goods. Its intuitive user interface and easy controls make it the CMS of choice for millions of bloggers and over 14% of major websites across the Internet.With over 14,000 plugins, modules, and extensions, and an average setup and customization cost well below its rivals Joomla and Drupal, it's not difficult to understand why WP is the most popular blogging platform. More and more, WP is also being used as primary tool among … [Read more...]

WordPress AdSense Plugin for Higher Clickthrough Rate, Earning

WordPress AdSense Plugin for Higher Clickthrough Rate, Earning

AdSense is undisputedly the best monetization method for most small- to mid-sized websites. It's very reliable and steady source of income. When using AdSense ads, placement and presentation is the key factor that decides how much you earn. Ads placed inline with the content works the best in most cases. So the best option is the place your ads at the beginning, the middle and the end of the post. How to place ads in between the post content in WordPress websites?You can use WordPress plugins that allow you to insert ads using shortcodes, but this can be a pain inserting shortcodes in each and every posts. Also, you end up with obsolete shortcodes in your posts when you move to some other plugin. WARNING: Adsense Extreme randomly and … [Read more...]

Improve WordPress Blog SEO With Insights Plugin

Improve WordPress Blog SEO With Insights Plugin

Backlinks from other websites are important for improving SEO and ranking higher on search engines. Everyone is so obsessed with backlinks that webmasters keep publishing articles with links to their websites on article farms such as Ezine and ArticleBase. Bloggers will write guest posts on popular blogs in their niche. Some will resort to buying links or using black hat SEO tactics.In the quest to rank higher, the importance of interlinking articles/webpages of your own pages is often ignored. A link from another website is important, but internal links also improve SEO of the target page. It helps pass on Google juice from popular pages to other pages of the website. Creating a mesh of internal links also helps keep visitors engaged … [Read more...]

Adding Local Avatars in WordPress

Adding Local Avatars in WordPress

One of our readers Hariom wanted to know how to add profile images or avatars for WordPress users. Gravatar is one of the easiest solution to add avatars with user or author biography in WordPress. But Hariom was going to have the WordPress on a local network without access to the Internet. How to add author/user avatar without having to use Gravatar? How can one upload his own images to be used as avatar?Simple Local Avatars WordPress plugin adds a new option in user profile page and allows you to upload your own image to be used as avatar. It is very similar to Gravatar. Download and install the plugin to your WordPress website.Now, go to WordPress Dashboard -> Users -> Profile. You will find a new upload button for avatars. … [Read more...]

Instant Feed Updates Using PubSubHubbub

Instant Feed Updates Using PubSubHubbub

Feeds allow your readers to stay updated with latest content/posts on your blogs. However, feeds aren't automatically pushed to the feed reader clients being used by your subscribers. Feed readers download the entire feed from the website whenever they want to get the latest update from the website. This results in a delay between the post being published on your blog and the time your reader gets it. If you want to improve the effectiveness of your blog's feeds, there is nothing better than PubSubHubbub.What is PubSubHubbub?PubSubHubbub turns your existing Atom and RSS feeds into real-time streams. It is a simple, open, server-to-server publish/subscribe protocol which pushes your feeds instantly to the subscribers via … [Read more...]