Why Choose WordPress As a Platform


I got a lot of questions from readers with the same question, and this is simple one – Why should I use WordPress?

For a start, using WordPress for creation of online WordPress blog is – EASY. You do not have to be a programmer, systems engineer or anything else. To create cool WordPress blog you need to have only a little bit of time.

Of course, I you would like to host it on your own server, you should know something about Windows server or Linux platform, but for most of people this is unnecessary.

Second, one of the advantages of WordPress is that you are in control. You can customize virtually anything, with a little help of plugins or by getting additional WordPress themes. Blog pages are generated on the fly whenever a page is requested, so you do not have multiple archive pages messing server performance. Waiting for pages to rebuild on server after being modified is no longer there. Template settings and new content are immediately being updated.

WordPress is built W3C standards for XHTML and CSS, ensuring your site

How Business Blogging in WordPress


In recent times, business WordPress blogs have proven to be unique corporate tool for communicating with customers or employees. Business blogs have taken the business community by storm. They are an excellent method to share a company’s expertise, build additional web traffic, and connect with potential customers. WordPress Blogs are ideal for small businesses, but they are also known to serve large corporations as well. So don’t misunderstand blogs to be the poor man’s business campaign; it’s the smart man’s. Blogs have easy to use software and allow you to publish your thoughts, link resources, offer useful information on various topics related to your business or product, post pictures and lots more. The info is presented as posts that are arranged chronologically. In few clicks you can get pages of info up on the internet. Blog software is available for free online. You can use the blogging services of various providers and add in your info. One of the most popular blogging tools available today is WordPress. It offers a powerful content management system that allows you to update and manage your content with ease.

Here are the

Using a WordPress Membership


With a WordPress membership plugin creating a new membership site should be easy, there are a few things to consider. It needs to be an easy step by step process, the harder it is the worse it will be. Can you have a paid area and a free area for your members? How will they pay and will they be able to pay with more then just PayPal, for instance with just a credit card. Will it be a secure site for your members? With a WordPress membership plugin all this can happen and yes it is really that simple.

With a WordPress membership plugin there is no hassle with doing all the code and installing a bunch of other stuff that you have no idea to do. If you have ever used WordPress and most everyone does these days you will find out that it is as easy as uploading any other plugin. All you do is install and activate.

Having a free membership site is great but where you make the money is with a paid site and with

Starting My First Website on WordPress

There are many people, who are not aware of WordPress and the amazing benefits offered by it. If you are one among them, this content can help you. WordPress is nothing but a blogging platform. Mostly, bloggers are using it for establishing AdSense sites, but there are still some bloggers left.

On the other hand, if you are looking for an option to communicate through blogs, then you should create your own blogs in your own domain… So, let us begin.

1. Domain – this is absolute No.1. on your list of things you should have. Of course you can open a place on subdomain.WordPress.org, but will this be the way you want it? Absolutely NO, I hope:) So, go to the domain registars, like Godaddy or something else, and register a domain name you like.

2. WordPress theme – WordPress themes need to be nice looking, highly customizable, plugins should be compatible, and depends on your needs, it should be a CMS ready.

3. Hosting service – after you have those two, it is time to find a place which would your domain call home. So take your time, surf a little,

Using WordPress to Get More Sales

If you’re a company that wants to succeed in the 21st century, you know that you need to design for conversion when you create your website and / or blog. Using WordPress is a great way to do that.

WordPress web design options are abundant. You can choose a free WordPress template that meets your needs; you can buy a premium theme with extra bells and whistles, or you could have a custom WordPress design done that is uniquely suited to your business. The right approach to your WordPress web design could mean more sales for you.

Here are some tips to help you get the right design in place:

  • Talk to a WordPress expert. Discuss your wants and needs with someone who knows how to design for conversion and who is a WordPress consultant/ expert and who knows how to use the platform and blogs to full potential.
  • Do competitive analysis. Try to see what your competitors have and what they don’t have as part of their web design. Not only do you want better search engine positions and better web copy for your site but you’ll want better user experience, too. Visit your

Features to Look For in a WordPress Blog Host

Choosing an appropriate WordPress blog host doesn’t have to be a difficult task. The thing is hosting companies have so many features these days that half the time no body even understands what these features are. This is especially the case with beginner bloggers and computer users.

The 3 main Features to look for in a WordPress Blog Host:

PHP Script enabled

Make sure your hosting company can run PHP scripts. This is an Internet programming language which the WordPress blog is based on, if your host doesn’t support the PHP scripting language then you won’t be able to run WordPress. Good news is that most hosting companies will have the ability to run PHP, just make sure the the one you choose has it too.

MySQL Database

A solid WordPress web host MUST also have the ability to host a MySQL database. Don’t worry to much why, just ensure that it allows you to install it. WordPress data such as posts, pages, comments, etc, is stored in a MySQL branded database and without you host being able to handle MySQL, your wordpress blog will not be able to be installed.


How to Upload WordPress

When asked how to upload WordPress to your webhost, the process may seem a little “technical” at first. Actually, it is as easy as copying a file on your computer! Uploading is simply downloading in reverse. Instead of grabbing something from a website, you are putting something on a website instead. Let’s run through the simple steps of getting WordPress on your webhost.

First, you need an FTP client. “An FTP client? What’s That” you ask? It stands for File Transfer Protocol, or simply a program on your computer that lets you copy files from your hard drive to your webhost. FTP clients and what they do are out of the scope of this article, but you can Google it. I personally recommend FileZilla. It is easy to install, easy to use, and best of all, FREE! Google FileZilla, download, and then install it.

What you need next is the FTP info from your webhost. This is an FTP username and password. This makes it so that not just anyone can upload stuff to your webhost. Your webhost will show you where this info is located. After that, put this information into your FTP program. Then

Step By Step Instructions to Set Up Your Own WordPress Website

Creating a client attracting, professional website does not have to cost you thousands of dollars nor do you need to have a lot of technical expertise.

Matter of fact, if you know the right tools and are a bit savvy with your computer and internet, you can do it for LESS than a couple hundred bucks.

The minimum tools you’ll need to get started are:

  • your domain and hosting with a MySQL database
  • a theme (what you call a template in the WordPress world)
  • free ftp software.  (Or Dreamweaver if you prefer)
  • a little bit of time and patience

When you purchase your domain and hosting together, most of the time a MySQL database is included in the package.

Your site is being built on a WordPress platform, a free web-based blogging tool.

Why WordPress? Because:

  1. It’s open source. Which means thousands of people are continuously updating and making it better for the greater good of mankind.
  2. YOU will be able to update your site from anywhere.  It’s web-based, you only need an internet connection and a browser to access your site.
  3. Creating new pages, uploading images, and video only takes a couple clicks and you’re

Consequences of Not Backing Up Your WordPress

This article is not meant to scare you into taking action and buying a product or to get you to back up your sites everyday. But it does provide some great information and things to consider. We all know how much work we put into these sites, and there can be consequences to not protecting them.

If somebody does gain access to your site it can mean all of your data, posts, pictures and content being lost forever or sometimes even worse they can replace what is already there with other data. Picture this, your blog about SEO is now hosting inappropriate pictures or videos totally unrelated to your topic. It happens all the time and it has happened to me. Also, if you have multiple sites on the same server or hosting account, it may be possible for them to access all of your other sites, so now this is a major vulnerability problem and multiple sites can be at risk.

The easiest thing for a hacker or just someone that wants to create problems is to delete. There is a plugin you can use called Bulk Delete that can all plugins and content. So

How Do I Make Customizations to My WordPress

For most of us with WordPress websites we like to tweak a little bit of everything to make it look just so, and the beauty of WordPress is that you are able to do this. BUT, if you’re simply modifying the files that come with the theme then every time you do an upgrade you have to re-apply the changes that you have made.

Ever lame!

A super easy solution to make sure that your theme customizations aren’t overwritten is to create a child theme.

I know, I know, you’re not a developer and you don’t want to have to create a whole new theme all by yourself, right? Not to worry my friend, it’s far more simple than you’re imagining. A child theme basically borrows the files from your regular theme and acts as a holder for your customizations, so you’re not re-creating everything from scratch after all.

Here’s how you create a child theme to go along with whatever WordPress theme you’re currently using:

1. Using FTP, navigate to your themes folder and create a new folder. You can call it whatever you want.

2. Create a text file

Choose The Right WordPress Theme For Your E Commerce Project

WordPress is a great solution for a website. How do you choose the right WordPress Theme for your business site? There are hundreds and hundreds of options to choose from. You’ll find 2 column WordPress blog themes, 3-column themes, and more. You’ll find easily customisable themes that support widgets, monetisation, and e-commerce. Some sites are designed to work well with social media tools for bookmarking purposes and make blogging a breeze. Some templates contain bold graphics. Some are crowded. Some are pretty. Some are impressive.

It might take time for you to find the right theme. You might choose something already set up to be niche specific or you might opt for a theme that needs a bit of tweaking.

And once you believe you’ve found the perfect WordPress theme for your site, you might suddenly see a site that you feel is better. One of the great things about WordPress blogs is that it’s pretty simple to change your blog’s theme and totally transform the look and feel of the site.

When choosing your WordPress theme, you’ll find free themes, premium themes, and you’ll find options for creating customised themes, too. Before you

Optimizing WordPress For Online Marketing

Optimizing your website or your WordPress blog is a massive topic, and it is going to take some time and some planning to get through all of the key areas that pertain to creating a Google-friendly, efficient, SEO ready WordPress blog.

I have been blogging for a long time now, but it took me a long, long, long time to become familiar with the intricacies of WordPress and what it can do for me, and how a few tricks that I have learned the hard way can revolutionize your website rankings.

Are you stuck with a WordPress blog that is nowhere near the first page of Google’s ranking? My step-by-step guide is designed around taking the mystery out of getting ranked on the first page of Google.

I had training from the master, but his training is no longer available, so I have decided to step up and fill the gap for you.

Lesson #1 – Buying a Domain Name

Domain names must be linked to or the same as your keyword. I am going to use the example of “wireless trackball mouse” which is a great niche keyword, by the way.

A Critical Review of the SEOPressor

As an internet marketer I get tons of emails every day. Offers to sell, info articles, solicitations, blog posts, ezines, etc, etc. I subscribe to all of these internet “gurus” because, 1. often they do give you free information and tools that you can use, and 2. I can keep my finger on the pulse of the latest trends in internet marketing.

But because I subscribe to so many internet info marketers, I get a lot of duplicate offers. It amazes me what some people will pay money for; the latest fad to save, time, money, and effort always has numerous gurus selling their list trying to make money. That is make money online, by telling you how to make money online.

Enough already!

In this post I am going to review one of these products that you actually do not need. Sure it automates some processes in writing a blog post on WordPress. But all it is really doing is something that you, the writer, should be doing automatically anyway.

SEOPressor WordPress Plugin The plugin I am going to review is the recently released SEOPressor plugin for WordPress. This plugin is designed

WordPress Fairy Dust

WordPress Wonderdust – WordPress Power

I want you to go and implement this SEO Wonderdust. Once applied go ahead and take a run down the beach! We are checking out On page SEO Automation. And it is super easy!

WordPress Plugins For SEO: Those market with a + are available from your WordPress back office. Two with = need to be ftp files.

1. All in one seo +
2. Google sitemap generater +
3. Maxbloggpress ping optimizer =+
4. Internal link building =+
5. Permalink redirect +
6. Permalink moved permanently +
7. Top level Categories+
8. HTMLpage sitemap+
9. Google Analytics Plugin+

Plugins for WordPress regarding social media

1. Sociable +
2. Sharethis +
3. Tweetmeme +
4. Add to Facebook +
5. Twitter Tools +

Security plugins

1. Akismet+ -WordPress.com account needed for API key+
2. WordPress Database Back up +
3. WPSecurity Scan +
4. Simple captcha+

As a quick bonus: ‘On Page’ SEO basics, site structure and internal linking.

Site structure. Be Organized. Kinda like your underwear draw. How nice is it when you know where your sports bra is without digging through

Top 10 WordPress Plugins

There are various lists out there with everyone’s top WordPress plugins. I’ve gotten a few emails on what I would consider my best ones and the ones I use on AdSenseshack.

In no particular order here are my picks:

1. AJAX Comments by Mike Smullin: With Google pushing AJAX back in front of developers I had to take a look at ways to implement this technology on my site. This plugin allows comments to be posted without refreshing the page.

2. Feedburner Feed Replacement by Steve Smith: A must have. Feedburner allows me to analyze my feed subscriber base and even offers an advertising program to sell or list your own ads directly on your feeds.

3. Google Sitemaps by Arne Brachhold: With sitemaps being the hot topic now with support from the major players in the field (see related post here), its no wonder that having a plugin to create and automatically update would be a top 10 pick. It pings Google automatically when a post is created or updated and even offers a gzip version of the sitemap. This is one that you install and forget about, which is how I like

I Want to Build a WordPress

WordPress is the very best platform to create your site on. Google loves WordPress because of its content management system. It is easy to add fresh updated content to it every day. If you keep consistent with your content posting the Google bot will visit your site every time you have placed content on it. Google’s job is to find valuable content to feed its massive content driven search engine. Why Google is so huge is because it is the rest of us who give it information so it may pass this information on to the millions of people who search the web every day.

Once you have decided that you yourself wish to create a blog then there are step by step resource online available for you to accomplish this procedure. You can be struggling in the beginning to come up with what it is that you want your blog to be about and do for you. The first thing that comes to mind for most people is that they wish to make money with their blog. Now this is well and good but the odds of you making money from this blog in the

Some Hints To Turn Your Blog Into A Photoblog

WordPress photoblog differs from a traditional blog in the fact that it gives more relevance to images than to words. In photoblogs, images can be displayed in many ways, from simple layouts to complex galleries. You can rent a suitable host, install a photoblog software, configure everything, solve problems that may arise, search a suitable theme and install it, or you can just have it all with one click at Flickr or Deviantart, etc.

What’s the use of bothering so much creating a WordPress photoblog? The difference is mainly in the images ownership. Only if you post your images on your own server, you can have absolute control over them, but if you post them on one of those online communities, the image is not yours anymore.

There are quite a few photoblogs systems and, although each one stands out from the competence for some particular function, there’s one that has lots of features and a great demand. This is WordPress Yapb. WordPress photoblog works perfectly well with Yapb. It provides additional data and functions to themes, so that you can turn any theme into a photoblog, without any additional coding.

Photo Q is another

Installing WordPress

For anyone who has researched WordPress, you may already know that there are 2 primary options available. These options are WordPress.com or WordPress.org. So then, which is the better option for you?

Let us take a look the difference between the two:

1) WordPress.org: This is a good option if you do not wish to host your blog yourself. WordPress host your blog making this a great way to have a FREE blog without the expense of buying a domain name or paying a monthly fee for web hosting.

If you want to be up and running with a WordPress blog as quickly as possible and with minimum effort or expense then WordPress.org would be your best option.

However, there are negative points. A WordPress.org site is not really customizable and you cannot add your own affiliate banners to your site. This would make it a bad option if you plan to use your blog as a selling platform.

You must also consider that because WordPress.org is hosted by WordPress, you essentially do not own the blog. As such, WordPress have the capability to remove your blog at any time!

2) WordPress.com:

Reasons Why You Need a WordPress Blog

Back in December, I decided that I wanted to try something new and fresh with my website. I was also getting tired of the standard websites with their uniform look and I didn’t really feel like I was getting any benefit from it. So, I did a bit of research and decided that I wanted to try a blogging platform and after a bit more research, I chose WordPress.

Before I fully converted to the blog, I was receiving approximately 900 unique visitors each month.

– By January, one month after I converted, I was receiving 1300 unique visitors.

– By February it had grown to 2500 unique visitors

– In March, it had grown to 4000 unique visitors in the month.

That is four times the traffic I started with!

So, let’s look at the top five reasons why you need a WordPress blog:

1. Blogs are User-Friendly and Very Easy to Use

The upside to having blog software as opposed to a website is that it is very user-friendly. The blog uses a GUI, or a graphic-user interface, which means that that everything that you may need

How to Secure Your WordPress

So how do you stop your WordPress site from being. Follow our guide on how to secure your WordPress site.

Force SSL Usage

To protect against data being intercepted use SSL connections to access the admin area of the blog. Forcing WordPress to use SSL is possible but not all hosting services allow you to use SSL. Once you’ve checked that your Web server can handle SSL, simply open your wp-config.phpfile (located at the root of your WordPress installation), and paste the following:

define(‘FORCE_SSL_ADMIN’, true);

Use.htaccess to protect the wp-config File

The wp-config.php is one of the most important files on your blog. This file contains all of the information required to access your precious database: username, password, server name and so on. Protecting the wp-config.php file is critical.

The .htaccess file is located at the root your WordPress installation. Open it up, and paste the following code ALWAYS CREATE A BACKUP OF THIS FILE BEFORE EDITING:

<files wp-config.php>

order allow,deny

deny from all


How the code works

.htaccess files are powerful and one of the best tools to prevent unwanted access to your files.