Part 1: WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org: Everything you need to know Part 2: How To Buy Hosting For Your WordPress Blog Part 3: <<You are here>> Part 4: Essential Settings After Installing WordPress Part 5: How To Install A WordPress Plugin Part 6: How To Install A WordPress Theme There are many cheap and reliable hosting services for WordPress out there, and one of the best is Bluehost. This guide is for newbies to learn how to install WordPress on Bluehost hosting. I have used Bluehost for my sites and my client sites, and what I like about them is they don’t oversell themselves. They’re simple, they’re cheap, and they’re good. In case you don’t know, Bluehost is one of the officially recommended hosts by WordPress. One thing I like about Bluehost is that they’ve scaled their server for optimum performance when running WordPress. They offer unlimited bandwidth, unlimited storage, premium support, and everything else you could … [Read more...] about You can have your Personal WordPress blog in Next 5 Minutes With This free guide
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Once you have finished reading an interesting article online, what do you do next? For me, I try to find out who is the author of the article and what are the other articles written by that author. I believe a large portion of you do that too. If not, readers like to connect with the author of the post, they just read & liked. Many new bloggers miss out to utilize such an important element of their blog. You should use after post area for getting more subscribers to the brand social profiles or to your personal social-media profiles. Even Harsh recommend to add an author box in one of his article earlier. It helps in branding, as well as increases trust factor for the author. Including an author box in your blog posts makes sure that your visitors can find more information about the author in the same page. Contrary to popular belief, adding author box after post is very simple. If your website is powered by WordPress, there are some excellent plugins which let you add … [Read more...] about 5 Best WordPress Author Box Plugins To Add Author Bio
Plugins make life easy for bloggers like you and me. There is always a plugin for anything we want to do in WordPress. The 5 Best WordPress Plugins For Creating Landing Pages Without Coding Skills The 9 Best WordPress Affiliate Plugins For Affiliate Marketers The 8 Best Free & Paid Form Builder Plugins For WordPress Best WordPress Security Plugins To Protect WordPress Blog The Best WordPress Social Media Plugins Of 2016 The Best WordPress Backup Plugins For Automated Backups: 2016 …and so on… This leads to a very common question: How many WordPress plugins should we use? It took me years to understand that the fewer plugins we use, the better our website's performance and load time is. In the post 8 reasons why WordPress is better than Blogspot, plugins are listed as one of the major advantages in WordPress. But it needs to be noted that using lots of plugins can slow down your blog's performance. Why Plugins Slow Down Your Blog Using a WordPress … [Read more...] about How Many WordPress Plugins Should You Use?
Social media has become a pretty big thing. Because of this, it’s very important for bloggers to integrate social sharing buttons on their blogs. By integrating social bookmarking and sharing buttons, you will give your readers the ability to quickly share your blog posts on their favorite social networking sites. This will help you drive more traffic from social media sites which will in turn also help improve your search engine ranking. I have already discussed the advantages of social media sharing for SEO and how important it is for every blogger to add social media sharing buttons to their blog from day one. Also read: Essential subscription options for every blog How to add a Youtube subscribe button to your blog Do remember, “less is the new more“, so add only those social sharing buttons which are useful. At a minimum, I would recommend that you add Facebook like, Facebook share, Google Plus … [Read more...] about The Best WordPress Social Media Plugins Of 2017
Here at ShoutMeLoud, we have covered installation guides for many popular web-hosting companies. Before I share the WordPress checklist, check out some of these installation guides: One important aspect of creating a successful blog is setting up your blog the right way. It may take an additional hour or two, but this effort will surely pay off in the long run. If you have gone through ShoutMeLoud’s previous guide on the WordPress post-installation essential processes, let’s move ahead with the next steps to take. In this guide, I will share a checklist which you should follow to make your WordPress blog “publish-ready”. I won’t say all of the steps here are essential, but I will say that every step will be very beneficial for you. At the very least, it will take you one step ahead of those WordPress blogs who are missing out on these essential elements. So let’s get on with the list! (Feel free to add your 2 cents at the end of the article in the … [Read more...] about How To Set Up A WordPress Blog [Checklist]