This article is for all those bloggers who have an existing self-hosted WordPress blog and in the next 5 minutes, you will add a new way for your readers to subscribe to your blog. WordPress.com follow button is available only for WordPress.com users and users who are using Jetpack plugin on their blog. Before I share more details about it, you should know about Subscription option offered by JetPack WordPress Plugin. … [Read more...] about How To Add WordPress.com Follow Button on Self Hosted
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Blogger platform sites are free whereas WordPress blogs are PREMIUM. They are not for free, you have to buy a separate domain name which actually ends with a .com or .net extension and you also have to get a premium hosting for your blogs to run uninterruptedly. But WordPress blogs are not so cost effective, you just have to spend $8/year on domain names and $10/month of web hosting – and you will have the COMPLETE access to your blogs and you will have total control over your blogs. Here’s an article about choosing the domain names from most reliable companies. … [Read more...] about Blogger Vs WordPress: Why Self Hosted WordPress is Better Than Blogger
WordPress.com is a good blogging platform to start your career with. But over time, when you realize the real potential of blogging- for expressing yourself, for growing your business, and/or for making money, you will want to move your WordPress.com blog to a self-hosted WordPress (WordPress.org) blog. … [Read more...] about How To Migrate From WordPress.com To WordPress.org (Self-hosted)
I hope I mentioned all steps that are required to make our First WordPress Blog a Success. Do you have something more to say which can help our self hosted WordPress blogs even more successful, please share in the comments section below? … [Read more...] about How to Start a Self Hosted WordPress Blog successfully?
Just go to http://wordpress.org/download and choose the type of file you want to install. WordPress gives you two files one is zip file and other tar.gz file. Download the file to your local computer and unzip with a program like winzip or winrar. Establish a FTP connection with your server by using the FTP software and go to the directory on your local server where you had unzipped the file. Choose a location on the server where you want to transfer the files. It could be the root of your domain like http://yourdomain.com or some folder like http://yourdomain.com/blog it is up to you to decide where you want to install WordPress. Click on the WordPress folder on the local computer, select all the files in the directory then drag and drop on the right window which is the server folder where you want to install WordPress. A point to keep in mind while transferring files from local computer to remote server is the type of transfer; whether is it binary transfer or ASCII. Most FTP … [Read more...] about Ultimate Guide To WordPress Self Hosting For Beginners