How many times, you have tried covering a live event from Apple, Google or any major Blogging event? I used to use the default WordPress post editor and hit the update button again and again, when I was covering an event and it was not only tedious but also it was very ineffective for readers. Readers have to manually refresh the page to see new live Blog updates. There were few options back there, but nothing was free and since I was covering the event using streaming video, there was no point of spending hundreds of dollar on live Blogging tools. Thanks to Automattic (Parent company of WordPress), they have come up with a free plugin for Bloggers who love to cover any event live. The plugin is named as LiveBlog and it does exactly what it says. In this article, I will be sharing some of the usage of this plugin and how you can setup and use this plugin. What is LiveBlog WordPress Plugin? LiveBlog WordPress plugin let you live blog anything right from post itself and it comes with … [Read more...] about How to Live Blog using LiveBlog WordPress Plugin?
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Update May 2016: Instead of Meta robots, you should use Yoast SEO plugin. Read this configuration guide for SEO by Yoast plugin. Onsite SEO is one of the important aspects of search engine optimization, and before SEO by Yoast, meta robots used to be a great plugin. In case if you are not using SEO by Yoast, and looking for a WordPress plugin, which configures your blog’s Noindex, Meta Robots WordPress plugin is the best plugin. Meta Robots is a powerful WordPress SEO plugin which will help you to optimize your WordPress blog for search engine. Meta robots plugins come with a setting panel, from where you can make changes like putting no index and no follow attributes into your blog. How to use Robots Meta WordPress Plugin? Note: If you are using WordPress SEO by Yoast plugin, this functionality is already there. You can read this configuration guide for SEO by Yoast plugin. For any newbie blogger, it may be hard to understand which part they should be Noindex and which part … [Read more...] about Meta Robots WordPress Plugin : Control WordPress Blog Indexing
Akismet is one of those WordPress anti-spam plugins which is not only essential, it’s also highly recommended. It’s an official free plugin by WordPress parent company Automattic and, if you aren’t using it, you should be. Spam comments are nothing new. As soon as your WordPress blog goes live, you will start seeing lots of spam comments that look genuine. Akismet is one of the best free solutions to getting rid of WordPress spam. Also check out: Wang Guard Plugin: Stop WordPress User Registration Spam In this quick post, I will share how you can get your Akismet API key for your new Akismet installation. Earlier, one could get their free API key by signing up for a free account on WordPress.com, but now there’s a dedicated site for Akismet and there is no button for “free sign ups”. Easy Way To Get Free Akismet API Key Akismet is one of those few WordPress plugins which comes with the stock installation of WordPress. In … [Read more...] about How To Get Free Akismet API Key For WordPress Blog
This post is part 1 of a series. Part 1: <<You are here>> Part 2: How to buy hosting for WordPress blog Part 3: How to create a WordPress blog Part 4: Essential settings after installing WordPress Part 5: How to install WordPress plugin Part 6: How to install WordPress theme Whenever we look into starting a blog, we are bombarded with a multitude of options. Some of the options like Blogger, WordPress, and Tumblr are very popular, and others, like Ghost, for example, are “works in progress.” Selecting which blog platform to use depends on the type of blog you have and what you wish to do with your blog. If you are blogging for fun, or as a means of hosting a personal journal, you can use BlogSpot, WordPress.com, or Tumblr, as they are free and quite easy to manage. When you are blogging to promote your business or to make money, it is best to use a more professional platform such as WordPress.org … [Read more...] about WordPress-com Vs. WordPress.org: Which Blog Platform To Use
This is a part of our Question and Answer series. If you have any questions related to Blogging, SEO, and/or WordPress, feel free to drop your queries via our contact form. Selected questions will be answered via a blog post. You can also check out previous questions answered here at ShoutMeLoud: This is a question by Irfan Siddiqui from realtimetricks.com. Today’s Question: “I am facing issues with site indexing. I own a WordPress blog and despite having ‘noindex’ tags on all of my tags and categories pages, Google has indexed WordPress tags and categories pages anyway. How can I deindex these tags and category pages?” Google Indexing Issue with WordPress Attachments, Tags & Categories This is one of the common indexing issues where Google indexes a few pages from your blog despite you adding a noindex tag. This is normal, and as soon as Google recrawls your site, it will respect the noindex tag and will deindex these parts of your blog. This may take … [Read more...] about How To Remove WordPress Tags & Categories From Google Index