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Wordpress Plugins That You Must Have!

Wordpress SEO by Yoast! This is an essential plug in! It can be called as important as the Wordpress site itself. The great thing is that this plug is not only easy to download but also extremely easy to use. There is an added bonus also this plug in will work perfectly with just about every Wordpress site that you have. That's great, right? Go ahead try it out here: Yoast's Google Analytics plugin. Simple URLs The understatement of the year would be to call it the greatest Wordpress plugin of all time. Because it is an absolute life saver! It allows you to control and take charge of all the outbound links and helps you stay in complete power. All you have to do is modify a code a little. It will ensure that no authority moves away through the link itself. This must have made a lot of people who own Wordpress sites to smile or sigh in relief. Users would have the opportunity to control the outbound links at the Wordpress backend, just the way these things should be done; in complete discretion and minimum disclosure. Google libraries This application is much like a coup; it is basically...
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WordPress Functions.php Hacks

We continue the series related to WordPress advanced tips. First in the list was the article related to comment manipulation through SQL queries. Here are various tips related to editing functions.php and functions.php on active theme. Add Jetpack Infinite Scroll Support To Your WordPress Theme Infinite scroll offer a better user experience, probably it was first used on social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Infinite scroll can be an excellent addition to your WordPress blog. Of course, there are pros and cons, but when it is a question of more clicks, visitors tend to leave the website faster. The hack to add infinite scroll through Jetpack is quite simple, you simply need to edit the functions.php of your active WordPress theme: add_theme_support( 'infinite-scroll', array( 'container' => 'content', 'footer' => 'page', ) );   Source: https://www.trickspanda.com/2014/05/add-jetpack-infinite-scroll-support-wordpress-theme/ In addition you might want to take a look at the official article related to Jetpack infinite scroll: https://jetpack.me/support/infinite-scroll/ Delete Long URL Comments Without a doubt sub-pages and long URL's raise the flag for comment SPAM. I know that one of my best online buddies, try to clean-up comment SPAM from long URL, but he does it manually. Here is the trick how to delete...
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Top 5 Themes of Wordpress for News and Magazines

News and magazines offer a worthwhile choice for creating one’s own news or magazine website along with revenue earned from affiliate advertising and marketing. These are considered to be one of the desired WordPress themes, as they do let the individual to take complete care of an excellent post quantity on a particular page, but in a pleasant and organized manner for the guests. Importance of considering WordPress themes These are regarded to be an excellent resolution for both medium and compact type of business establishments, who are interested to publish their very own content materials regularly. WordPress is actually a reputable platform that has been helping the site owners to carry on various activity types like providers, blogs, galleries, portfolios and much more. It also presents various positive aspects to the enterprise owners. Also, one can boost a close dialogue with the consumers and potential prospects and also market the latest events and solutions. Availability of WordPress Themes There are a variety of WordPress Themes that are easily available. Some common among them are news and magazine themes. As they are quite powerful, they are sure to offer plenty of facts and information in an easy way. Also, there are...
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Top 3 Open Source PHP CMS During 2013

Like every year there are tons of new open source CMS are developed. The year 2013 was not much different, but definitely this year there was a major shift regarding web development based on open source CMS. Most new web developments are certainly based on popular open source CMS, compared to previous years, when custom develop content management systems were much more. We saw trends becoming reality – responsive design, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, NoSQL, Cloud applications, etc... I will brake down the top CMS in few categories. The Best CMS For Everything – Joomla https://www.joomla.org/ The crown certainly goes to Joomla. All the security issues, speed, server requirements are in the past. Joomla offer everything latest and it is more flexible than ever. Community is very active, regular updates, LESS, Bootstrap, just name it. I know that few developers are also working on NoSQL support. Joomla is suitable for any kind of web project and without a doubt is the most flexible platform at the moment. Just a few examples of what you can build with Joomla: portals, corporate websites government websites family websites on-line magazines and newspapers small business websites blogs communities social networks etc... I believe that these are...
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How to Speed Up WordPress Site Loading Time?

The worst limitation of WordPress is that it is mostly very sluggish and time consuming. Without taking the exact precautions, you could end up with a slothful site that will be annoying for users and you will certainly lose your subscribers within no. First, I would like to tell you why WordPress site's speed is important for your success, and next I will let you know all of the paramount ways that may speed up your WordPress. Thus, if you really want to speed up your site then this is the right content for you to read. Why Website swiftness is Necessary? When anyone visits your site for the very first time, you have only some seconds to capture his concentration to induce him to dangle around. If you are an online business entity than you must know the importance of trademarks, a pretty layout, placing highlighted things over the fold, and all of the good stuff that may attract your visitor. However, if your site loads slowly, you may lose visitors even having valuable content and layout. From the experience of experts, it has been concluded that you have a limited time to load your page before visitors leave it,...
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A Quick Review For My top 12 WordPress check list

Hello, and welcome to my Wordpress Marketing Tips post. In this post, I reveal some of my best proven traffic strategies that you can use them right away. 1. Use the URL shortening service provided by WordPress Although, services directed at shortening URLs are not always safe, WordPress offers a safe service that you can rely on to take care of bots and spam. You can shorten your URL and use it with greater ease. 2. Use embedded features, videos and images to attract traffic Do not use only endless textual content on your blog. Infuse it with audio and video features to make it more attractive and appealing to your readers. There are many plugins and applications online that you can download and use. 3. Track what people think and say about your blog elsewhere You can keep a track of what people say about your blog on their own websites or other social networking platforms. You can do this with the help of extra plug-ins integrated with your blog. 4. Allow users to email the content from your website If you want to ensure better traffic in future, you should make it easy for visitors to share your...
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WordPress Plugins to Develop Creative Environment for Writers

Today there are very few successful blogs that are single writer based. Majority of the top blogs have a number of writers producing content for them on regular basis. Inviting other bloggers and writers to become co-authors is a great way to expand one’s blog. Running a multi author blog can become cumbersome as you have to focus on a number of administrative tasks such as managing content, ensuring on time publishing, proper communication with co-authors, maintaining schedules and tracking changes to a post are just some of the tasks that one has to take care of while running a blog. To implement and to manage a collaborative multi author blog we have various plugins available on WordPress. These plugins act as catalyst in not only customizing your blog or website but also in managing the administrative tasks. They help the editor spend more time in producing top notch content rather than handling managerial work. By making efficient use of these plugins you would experience enterprise level collaborative environment right here on your WordPress site or blog. Below is a list of five WordPress plugins that will allow you the ease of collaborating blog posts between more than one author. Test...
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5 WordPress Plugins You Need to Try

Open source blogging platform WordPress is one of the most popular blogging platforms worldwide, and it is what powers many, many websites as well. One of the reasons it is so successful and well-loved is that there are so many amazing plugins available. There are a lot of plugins available, and there are so many that it can be hard to determine which plugins are ones that you need to try right now and which ones aren't worth the time it takes to read their descriptions. There are some like the All in One SEO pack that everyone has heard about, but there are some excellent ones that haven't gotten so much buzz. This list should hopefully help, as these are five great WordPress plugins that you should try right now. 1. Dagon Design's Site Map Generator This is a super useful plugin because it quickly and easily generates a customizable sitemap for your web site or blog. You get to choose what links to display, comment counts, post dates and more. This makes your WordPress blog or website be more easily searchable both for actual people and for search engines. This means that this is a great plugin if you...
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GD Star Rating - Rating and Review System

GD Star Rating is one of the most popular plug-ins for WordPress - sophisticated rating and review system for post, pages and comments. One of the best things is that there are constant updates and development of this plug-in, as well as GD Star Rating is rich snipped ready. Before I start listing the features and capabilities, I just want to mention that this plug-in work out of the box and in most cases there is no need to touch the settings at all. List of GD Star Rating Features Integration into posts and pages – singe or multi-rating system Comment rating - comment author review using standard, single rating block (thumbs ranking) Author rating and review Multiple rating review – up to 10  different criteria Using standard graphics or custom graphics for ratings (stars template system) Set number of ranking stars IP or cooking protection for rating Rating control (per user, per IP, per comment) Rich snippet support Widget support Template system Multi-language support - English, Serbian, Spanish, Hindi, German, Italian, French, Ukrainian, Byelorussian, Russian, polish Support for cache plug-ins –  (we’ve tested in combination with W3 Total Cache) Ajax dynamic loading Votes moderation Charting support with pChart library Saving...
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Getting started on WordPress

Wordpress, Blogger, Tumblr, Posterous… with so many blogging platforms to select from, it can be hard to pick, but it doesn't have to be hard to get started if you go with the content management of choice of many top websites: WordPress. It's search engine-friendly, easy to use, highly customizable and the host of an active network and community of bloggers. You've made an excellent choice… but now what? Follow these tips to get started and save yourself some headaches when learning how to navigate the world of WordPress. Plan Decide which features you need from WordPress before starting. The needs of a retailer and a personal blogger using WordPress vary greatly, and you need to adjust your strategy accordingly. If you want a custom domain name, you'll save yourself the trouble of playing with DNS controls and the frustration of limited functions if you register directly through WordPress. Registering a .com, .net or .org address starts at $18 per year, which equals a mere $1.50 per month. You'll save money by registering directly on WordPress instead of purchasing a domain elsewhere ($10/year and up) and then mapping it to WordPress ($13/year), in addition to gaining access to fully-customizable themes,...
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W3 Total Cache Review

W3 Total Cache is web performance optimization for WordPress and Buddy Press. Probably the most complete and the easiest plug-in that can speed up your WordPress blog. Website speed is one of the major factors of successful website. Visitors want pages to open instantly, as well Google prefer faster websites too. W3 Total Cache works out of the box and doesn’t require much knowledge about web coding or servers. Simply test your configuration and deploy the settings. There are many benefits of caching website and I will list few of the most important: Few times faster website Improved website rankings and most likely lower bounce rate "Instant" subsequent page views: browser caching Pages render quicker Reduced page load time: increased visitor time on site; visitors view more pages Improved server performance Minify settings and gzip compression save bandwidth One of the best features is that W3 Total Cache now uses the Page Speed Online API to provide Page Speed suggestions to WordPress users. Here are some of the features: Compatible with shared, VPS and dedicated hosting Compatible with apache 1.3+, nginx 0.7+, , IIS 5+ or litespeed 4.0.2+. Easy CDN integration caching of pages by referrer or groups of user agents...
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5 Reasons Why You Should Use WordPress For Your Website

WordPress is undoubtedly one of the most popular tools at disposal for bloggers. However, a lot of people are unaware about the fact that this tool can also be used to make a top-ranking website. “WordPress” reduces your hours into minutes and pain into pleasure. It is indeed one of the most user-friendly website builders that is loved by everyone. So let’s take a look at the 5 solid reasons why you should choose “WordPress” for your website: - Flexible Open Source  The main pillar and foundation that makes up WordPress is open source. The developers on the WordPress database regularly add and update the features and functionality such as plug-ins, comments, trash boxes, installation facility, posts, galleries and various other things. This helps to update the contents of site as per industry’s requirement. This is where WordPress act as magic box, which reduces your workload. Another benefit of WordPress is that there are numerous developers, which in case of any threat to the system close it down quickly. Content Management In WordPress content management system tool helps you create and update web pages very easily. With just few simple steps one can easily add pictures, contents, events etc. to its...
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Why Do You Need cPanel Web Hosting?

I am very happy that cPanel Inc developed cPanel Web hosting because it made it easy for me to install websites in a matter of minutes. cPanel is a proprietary software and therefore is used by thousands of Web hosting companies. For example I have hosting with Hostgator and day use cPanel to allow me to install a WordPress website in under 3 min or less. cPanel is well known as an easy to use Control Panel interface for website owners. This makes making changes to your website very easy for the average non-technical website owner. Advantages to cPanel Web hosting cPanel is very popular and I could list any advantages to using this software, however in this article I will limit my list to 3. Easy for non-technical Webmasters you no longer need to have programming knowledge to start your own website using cPanel Web hosting. You might however need some basic computer skills, but I'm sure we all have them in this day and age. If you do have any problems, your web host will probably have how to videos to help you out. Nothing is difficult in cPanel as they use icons to show clearly where each of...
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