Over a period of 7 & half years of blogging, I have tried and tested many WordPress plugins. Based on my research and experience , I have created a secret list of plugins which I use on all my blogs. As a part of transparency culture, I will be sharing this exclusive list of plugins with you today. Do remember, these plugins are the outcome of my years of experience with blogging. So you can save your time, and pick the best plugin for your blog. If you have just started with WordPress, you should first read: How to install WordPress plugins. Do remember, I keep changing our plugins, so I suggest you to bookmark this page and keep checking after a month to see the updated list of plugins. The list is not in any particular order, and at the time of writing (January 2016), these are the WordPress plugins which power ShoutMeLoud. Note: Right now ShoutMeloud is using Genesis Theme + Custom skin design. Here is a quick list: Ad injection: For adding … [Read more...] about WordPress Plugins That Powers ShoutMeLoud To Success
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WordPress plugin repo is the best place to host your free WordPress plugins, as you give a great exposure to your work and moreover you contribute to the open community of WordPress. I recently submitted my first WordPress plugin to the repo and this is a complete tutorial for you ( If you develop your own plugin) to submit it to WordPress plugins repo. Before I share the steps that you can use to add your first plugin, here is what I have experienced while submitting my first plugin to the repo. Launching my first plugin was a dream for me as I have used WordPress for 5 years and I realised there are few plugins which are missing from the wide collection of WordPress plugins repo. I’m not a WordPress developer, but I knew what I wanted here. I asked my rockstar WordPress developer about my need, and idea was inspired from my earlier post on using rel=canonical for content syndication. I only found one plugin “WordPress SEO by yoast” having this feature and having a … [Read more...] about How To Submit Your First Plugin To WordPress Plugin Repository
Here are the reasons why should you get Google authorship and also few simple steps to implement in order to get Google authorship for your blogs. Why should be worrying about getting Google Authorship? Google authorship will not only boost your online visibility but it also increases Social proof (that can visually impact more on your blogs) Image in the rich snippets can bring you more CTR’s Lets have two samples here: Without Google authorship (for the keyword – landing page tips) With Google authorship (for the same result – landing page tips) If I’m not wrong, it would be surely the one with Google authorship (smiley face on the rich snippet). Why? Because it improves the social proof, visual images can build instant trust on Google – thus Google bringing your more traffic to your blog posts. I hope now you understood the importance of having Google authorship for your WordPress blogs. Lets get into the details then.. So, how to get Google … [Read more...] about How to Implement Google Authorship in Your WordPress Blog?
Increasing the popularity of your blog: 1. Allow testimonials: Nothing builds up trust in the minds of your blog readers than a testimonial that praises your blog. Be it content, your service, the write-up or anything that inspires the user to write something positive for your blog, a testimonial is always a good thing to have. Provide means on your blog so that if any user wants to write testimonials about your blog and make it easy to find and a simple process. Sometimes the testimonials can be of a negative or critical nature but rather discarding them it is good to be positive about them and take them as a feedback to improve your blog. An additional feature that makes the testimonials good source of publicizing your blog is to make them social. Whenever you get a testimonial that promotes your blog, share it with your fans and followers on various social media platforms to derive the maximum mileage. 2. Optimize your error pages: This is one of the most overlooked area in any … [Read more...] about 5 WordPress Tips to Make Your Blog More Popular and Secure
Home » Wordpress » WordPress Comments Basics And How To Use Them To Build Relationships Comments on any topic are a great way to get feedback, interact and build relationship with the readers of your blog. Every content topic that gets a lot of comments eventually gets recognized by other people and even the search engines as an authority on that particular topic. It is also a good metric to measure how much popular your blog is among the readers and how much value are you providing with your content. The right way to set up comments for your WordPress blog: If you follow the right procedure and set up the comments for your blog in a proper manner you save yourself from a lot of headache that comes with comment spam and useless and skinny comments. You can set up the following options for commenting by clicking the Discussion link on the settings menu. Post notifications: This will help you notify any blog you are linking to in your post. Whenever you link to a blog it … [Read more...] about WordPress Comments Basics And How To Use Them To Build Relationships