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Ready to Start a Great Wordpress Site? Here’s What to Avoid to Make Life Easier

If you've been thinking about creating your own Wordpress site, there's a good chance that you've done your homework. But you can do all the research you want, and you may still not know everything without actually trying it.This is where a seasoned Wordpress pro like myself comes in to save the day.Here's you should not do when creating a Wordpress site:Don't Expect to Make MoneyIf your sole purpose for creating a new website with help from Wordpress is the get rich quick, you should try something else.Sure, you can definitely get some nice money out of it with ads eventually, but it takes awhile. Try thinking about two years or more to start making serious money from your website.If you're cool with that reality, keep reading.Don't Use Free ThemesFree themes are terrible. Some of them may look okay, but they're still awful.You know why? Because they look like carbon copies of a generic Wordpress site. Your goal here is to make sure your site DOESN'T look like a Wordpress site. By using a free theme, you also lack the functionality you get from premium themes. It's only $30 or so, so don't cheap out. Your site will be an important...
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Wordpress, I’m Amazed by You

Okay, so that’s a song worded slightly differently, but really, who isn’t amazed by Wordpress? Take all the hard things about building a website and then make them easy peasy and you have Wordpress. I remember when I first heard the name “Wordpress”. I thought it was just another website that was going to be used to create a blog. So what? What was the big deal? There are plenty of them as it is. I checked it out, and then ultimately ignored the name when I heard it. I figured I’d go play with it when I got to the point I wanted a blog. As the years went by, this name Wordpress popped up more and more. I still had no need for it, so it was left alone. Then the day came that I wanted a blog and Wordpress was exactly where I started. At first I believed I could simply build the site I wanted until I realized that it had to be a paid site. There needed to be a charge and a change to a real website before being able to enjoy all the amazing pieces that Wordpress has to offer—more specifically the plugins and...
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Finding the Best Widgets for WordPress

Millions of websites and blogs across the globe are now using WordPress to run their online enterprise. As per the stats in 2011, Matt Mullenweg who is the original WordPress founder announced that WordPress powered around 15% of the top one million websites on the web – as per Alexa ranking. You might also want to read this comprehensive WordPress review. Since WordPress is used by so many people, there are plenty of plugins and widgets that would help you optimize your very own website. Using these you could make your website function just the way you want it to without the need of any sort of programming skills. There are also plenty of WordPress developers that you would be able to hire if at all you want some custom widgets and plugins for your website. What are WordPress widgets? You may already be familiar with the word Plugin; but, what are the differences between a plugin and a widget? Well, widgets are pretty much the same, the only difference is that they are used in the sidebars. Using widgets you would be able to list out the most popular pages, categories or tags on your websites as well as add...
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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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Oh Wordpress, How We Love Thee

WordPress. Do you know it? Hear about it? Use it? Many have and many haven't. Knowing the abilities of WordPress and understanding how to use the thousands of pieces it offers for websites is to know that WordPress is simply an amazing tool. There are countless websites that are built strictly with the WordPress interface. It's quite an amazing tool. I'm going to talk about just a few things that make WordPress so great. Easy Peasy Anyone can learn WordPress. That is the best part. It's not that it's a program that will take years and years to become an expert. There will still be some things that may take some time to understand if you don't know anything at all but learning is not a difficult thing with the thousands of tutorials and step-by-step guides available. Many people are kind enough to add their processes in articles and forums across pages of WordPress information. Plug-ins Right now there are 20,472 plugins on WordPress alone. This isn't counting any that are on other websites that may be downloaded and added to your website. This is simply what's available directly from WordPress. I have to be honest though, anything that I wanted...
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