04 Jan Best WordPress Themes For Travel Bloggers – 2017 Edition Making the transition from a hobbyist travel blogger to a professional travel blogger is a difficult one; not only do you need to have excellent photography and writing skills, but you also need a captivating website that draws your audience in. While your average WordPress theme does a decent job of setting up newcomers with a starter site, to make an impact on your audience and keep them coming back for more, you need a custom WordPress theme. Custom WordPress themes add features such as threaded comments, sticky posts, multiple columns and even custom backgrounds; after setting up your theme, your website will rival those of professional travel companies. Below, you’ll find 30 of the Best WordPress themes for travel bloggers, each one loaded with amazing features that will rocket your website straight into the indexes of Google and Bing. Don’t forget to check out our best WordPress themes for … [Read more...] about Best WordPress Themes For Travel Bloggers
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WordPress is one fantastic piece of blogging software. Perhaps the most beautiful thing about WordPress is that we as bloggers hold the responsibility to keep our blogs fast, safe, and secure. We hold the power to make changes as we see fit. A blog is a blogger’s home. And it’s our job to keep our blogs, like our homes, safe and secure. In particular, when you are running a multi-author WordPress blog, your role to ensure the security of your blog becomes even more important. Today, I will be sharing one useful plugin called WordFence Security. It’s a WordPress security plugin which performs multiple tasks. We’ve talked about a few WordPress security plugins to check if your blog has been hacked, and a few plugins to protect your blog from getting hacked. Apart from plugins, you can also follow these simple WordPress security tips to improve the overall protection of your WordPress blog. But while we’re still talking about plugins, let’s look at … [Read more...] about Multi-Purpose Security Plugin for WordPress
Thanks to the developer of the Smush.it plugin, we got very spoiled and became used to free image compression. In the last few months, everything we knew about free image compression has changed. Now, most of the WordPress plugins which are available online offer a small quota of free compressions & then you have to pay. So in this post, I thought it would be a good idea to look at all the existing image compression tools out there (free & paid). Those who have a small or medium sized WordPress blog can use multiple WordPress plugins to optimize all of their existing/future uploads for free. It might be time-consuming, but I know that when you are starting out, money is more important than time. For those who have a medium sized or a large blog, you may want to consider going for a paid option. This will help you load your blog faster & will keep your readers happy. Here’s the formula: Happy readers = Good blog = Better ranking = More money That’s a good … [Read more...] about Best WordPress Image Compression Plugins Compared: 2016
40 But there's a better way - Using ping services. Ping service allows you to notify search engines that your blog has been updated. Ping is an XML-RPC-based push mechanismby which a blog notifies a server that its content has been updated. When I started blogging, I used to ping my URL manually to get quick index. But manual pinging is boring and time-consuming. Then I came to know about WordPress Ping Update Service. WordPress Ping update service works automatically. Whenever you publish a new post or modify an old post, ping services notify search engine and blog directories to index it. In this post, I will be sharing an updated WordPress Ping List for 2017. And I will also show you how to update WordPress ping list. Read: How to Get Your Blog Indexed by Google in 24 Hours Here is a list of working Ping sites which will help you to ping more services. This is the same list that I am using here at RoadToBlogging.com. http://rpc.twingly.com http://api.feedster.com/ping … [Read more...] about Updated WordPress Ping List 2017
You got a growing blog? Is your server not powerful enough to support it anymore? Is it getting slower every day? Have you tried to do everything you can like minifying your scripts, adding css sprites and even caching your site? Did they work? Right now you might be out of tricks and thinking about moving to another server. But, there’s another trick you can use… Why not host the static part of your website in a Content Delivery Network (CDN)? It will not only take some of the load off your server, but it will also give a performance boost to your site! A CDN will allow you to store your data in several servers distributed around the world so if some one tries to access your site, the content which you have uploaded to the CDN will be served from the nearest server! If that data is located in your server, every client have to go to that server to access your data, some may be close but others might be at the other end of the world. So, a CDN can save a lot of time by … [Read more...] about How To Boost Your WordPress Blog With Rackspace Cloud Files!