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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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Building A Stunning Photography Portfolio With WordPress Themes

Ever since the introduction of photographic film by George Eastman in 1885, we have been captivated by the images that reflect and redefine our world. As cameras evolved from the Kodak of 1888 to the increasingly user friendly and more affordable digital and smartphone cameras of today, we became shutter bugs, documenting our lives, preserving our most precious memories, and articulating our unique perspectives of the world. Social media has also become increasingly visual. Pictures are uploaded and tagged, shared and pinned at lightning speed. We creatively alter images with photo editing programs like Photoshop and applications such as Instagram. Pinterest, the online pinboard revolves solely around images, and is the third most popular social networking site behind Facebook and Twitter. On some level, we are all photographers and a large percentage of us have a genuine passion for it. Whether you are a professional or a hobbyist, you may want to showcase your work with an online portfolio. WordPress is an excellent place to start. You might also want to check our WordPress CMS review. as well as some of the most popular WordPress plugin reviews. As a web platform, WordPress is easy to use, highly customizable, and, for the...
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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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SEO Tips for Wordpress

It’s widely known that WordPress is one of the best content management systems when it comes to search engine optimization. In fact, many have joked that Google and Wordpress are very much in love. Matt Cutts, a software engineer at Google, has praised WordPress for being easily crawlable and for solving up to 90% of the mechanics of SEO. If you are already sold on the benefits of WordPress for SEO and use WordPress for your website or blog, you’ll be interested to know that you can tweak Wordpress to further enhance your SERP results.  Permalink Settings  Most SEO specialists agree that permalinks should contain keywords. This helps your rank better in SERPs. In Wordpress, the default permalink structure contains the postid but the postid is not a SEO-friendly URL structure. Therefore, it’s good practice to change your permalink structure to reflect the post name. URL’s that contain the post name, or even better the category name and post name, are great for SEO. In Wordpress, you’ll find the permalink settings under Settings – Permalinks. Choose custom structure and include the value /%category%/%postname%/.  WWW or non-WWW  Search engines treat www and non-www versions of a page as two distinct pages. To...
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