Though WordPress.com offers hosted version of WordPress but many bloggers like to have it hosted on their own servers. Hosting your WordPress site on WordPress.com is a breeze but if you want to go for self hosting of WordPress there are many factors that you'd like to consider. Here we list all such factors in sufficient detail so that a beginner is able to self-host his WordPress site on his own server. WordPress Self Hosting generally involves six steps: Buying the domain name for your WordPress site or blog. Buying a hosting account on a server to host your WordPress site Setting up the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Setting up the MYSQL database for your WordPress install Downloading WordPress files, folders and transferring it to server Installing and configuring WordPress site Though this post is quite lengthy, but it is worth reading because during the course of this post each step will be explained in detail with all the complexities involved and things to take care while … [Read more...] about Ultimate Guide To WordPress Self Hosting For Beginners
Although I am a newbie blogger as well who is yet to make any money, I read and follow the top bloggers in the industry. In this post, I would like to highlight the top mistakes that newbie bloggers make. 1. Not Building An Email List “The money is in the list.” If you haven’t heard that line before, you have not blogged long enough. Whatever your blogging goals are, building your email list should be your top priority. If you are blogging to make money, you would soon notice that your blogging income will be directly proportional to the number of email subscribers. Making an growing, an email will ensure that you have a steady stream of visitors as soon as a publish a new post. You could also segment your visitors and send them targeted emails or drip campaigns. This way you would successfully make sales if you created your own products. Having a growing subscriber base will also Google Proof your website. You can still get a good number of visitors on your blog if … [Read more...] about Mistakes Bloggers Make That Costs Money & How To Fix Them?
If your answer is yes, today seems to be your lucky day.. Read on… Facebook Instant Articles are not new to users like you who are super net savvy. As bloggers & webmasters, FB Instant Articles are a boon & a curse. It’s a boon because it will give us more traffic from Facebook, but at the same time it’s bad because you won’t be able to show your widgets or email box like you do right now. Needless to say, the Facebook Instant Article is here to stay & the sooner you integrate it, the better it will be for you. I have waited for quite a long time to share this article with you as I wanted to give you all the necessary details & guidelines to configuring FB Instant Articles within your website. Today, I will be sharing the complete tutorial + a video guide to help you set up Facebook Instant Articles for your blog. If you are not aware of FB Instant Articles, let me quickly give you an overview of what they are & why they matter. What are … [Read more...] about The Mega Guide To Configure Facebook Instant Articles for WordPress
Earning money from their websites is a major goal for most bloggers. And showing advertisements is an excellent way of doing that. However, to earn a handsome amount from displaying ads, you need to manage the ads properly. While managing ads sounds simple, it is not so in reality. If you want to do it manually, it will eat up a significant amount of your time. Luckily, there are some excellent WordPress plugins that can help you in managing ads. If you display ads in your website or planning to do so in the future, you should be familiar with these plugins. If you are using AdSense for monetizing your WordPress blog, you should refer to this post where I have listed best plugins to manage AdSense ads. In today’s post, I will introduce you to the 5 best WordPress plugins to manage ads. All of these plugins are free. Therefore, feel free to try them out and see which one works best for you. WordPress Advertising plugins to make Your life easier: 1. AdRotate AdRotate is an … [Read more...] about 5+ WordPress Plugins To Manage Banner Ads in WordPress
So you started blogging on WordPress our of passion & like million others you started your journey with entry-level shared hosting. Now your blog is getting great traffic & it’s becoming a source of your bread butter, just like mine. One fine day, your existing hosting company emails you to “Buzz off” as they can’t handle your website load. In most of the cases, a non-technical blogger would feel dishearten, dissatisfied & helpless. I had been that situation when ShoutMeLoud traffic grew from hundred of page views a day to 10k+ pageviews a day. Have you ever felt the similar situation? If your answer is “No”, then you are probably already on a hosting company that can handle high traffic site or you are yet to experience the sweet taste of millions of page views. This guide or call it your resource for hosting selection will help you to pick the hosting for your growing or overgrown site. Another aspect that limits the growth of a … [Read more...] about Which is Best Managed WordPress Hosting for High Traffic Sites?