There are many people who blog just for a cause or without any intention of making money, but no matter for what reason you are blogging, if you are a self-hosted blogger (Hosting your blog), you need to make payment for hosting bill every month. Depending upon your traffic and hosting requirement, your hosting bill could be as low as $5 or could be as high as $500. A good way to handle your hosting bill for a non-profit blog is by asking users to make a donation for running your server. You can use various methods like PayPal donate button or similar services to receive the donation for maintaining your blog. Most of the time, you will see such notice on forums, where forum owners encourage users to donate a small amount to maintain the server cost and to run the forum. If your blog or forum is new, a user will not be very comfortable making the donation, as it’s hard to be sure where this donation money will be used. A good idea is to use a donation button, which directly pays … [Read more...] about How to Create Donation Button for Hosting Bills : Dreamhost
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Dofollow blogs and Dofollow forums use the dofollow attribute and that helps you to boost your backlinks and give link love. Link juice from a high PR blog or forum is good for your blog to boost your Google page rank. Specially, if you are active in a niche forum which allows dofollow backlinks, you will not only get a quality link to your site but you will also be getting targeted traffic. How to use Forums to Promote your Website Here is a list of dofollow forum which have Google page rank, register there use your blog link as signature and make sure that you stay active as these forums are very active and you will get backlinks as well as traffic. V7nForum Joomla Forum CNET Forum Mysql Forum Digital point Forum Affiliate Marketing Forum Site Point Forum Warrior forum Deviantart File Sharing Forum Geek Village Forum HTML Forum MyGame Builder Forum PhpBB Forum Web-hosting Forum GardenWeb FileZilla Forum Antionline XDA developers forum What is … [Read more...] about List of DoFollow Forums to Increase Backlinks
You have just made a blog in WordPress or already have a WordPress blog and have problems that are daunting to you as you are not a web designer. Where do you go first-The answer is WordPress support forums. After you are on the WordPress forum, you may ask your questions, simply but to get your question answered you need to follow some simple rules to make sure that you questions are answered. Search for you questions and make sure that if the question that you have has already been answered or not. Try and make some effort from your side, as the WordPress forums are busy, and after all, no one is getting paid. In case you are using the free WordPress.com service, please do not ask your question in the WordPress forums as these forums meant for the self-hosted blogs that use WordPress. Don’t ask the same question in different sections of the WordPress forums instead just post it one section that fits best to your question. Try and be as Precise with your questions content and … [Read more...] about How To Use WordPress Forums For WordPress Troubleshooting
To better interact and connect with the readers on your blog, it's always good to have a forum running on your blog. It provides a path for the readers to interact between themselves, thereby, we actually build a community of bloggers. Sounds good. Isn't it? But, how do I do this, that too on Blogger? Well, it's pretty simple! In this article, I'll guide you to embed a free forum on your blogger/blogspot blog. You may check out the screen shot below to preview the final output of the forum before we get started. 1. Create a new stand alone page on your blog. To do so, navigate to "Edit Posts >> Edit Pages" and hit the tab that says "New Page". Now, type a title for your page, say "Forum" and publish the page. You may leave the content part empty. Now, look out for the address bar. Just save the URL to a temporary text document, say Doc 1, which should probably look similar to the URL shown below. http://YOURDOMAINNAME.blogspot.com/p/forum.html 2.Next, you need to navigate to … [Read more...] about How To Add A Forum To Your Blogspot Blog?
As I mentioned above about integrating Forum with your WordPress blog, that I will be using a Stand-alone forum software to add a forum to ShoutMeLoud. Recently, I installed vBulletin V4 forum on ShoutMeLoud Sub-domain, but after using it for a while, It failed to impress me. More over, vBulletin is getting bad critics, and Xenforo comes out as a better alternative. So I dropped the idea of having vBulletin forum on Sub-domain, and decided to install XenForo forum on a stand-alone domain. (Shoutersland.com). In this guide I will share how you can install XENForo forum on your cPanel hosting, and few important configuration tips. In my case I’m using Bluehost Unlimited hosting to host XENForo forum. Best WordPress plugins to integrate forum with WordPress Blog A-Z guide of XenForo forum on Your Hosting Account: To get started with your own forum, you need two things: One hosting account: I recommend Bluehost, and with this link you can get it for cheapest possible … [Read more...] about A Complete Guide to Install & Configure XenForo Forum Software
Forums are one of the easiest way to form a community around anything. Forums gives a place for members of community to talk and discus about topics, that are interested in. Recently, I moved ShoutMeLoud to WPEngine managed WordPress hosting, and one major reason was to add new features like Forums, membership access and few other stuff, which I have planned for long. From last couple of hours, I was researching on best forum plugins for WordPress, and found few options, which will quickly integrate forum into your existing WordPress blog. Here are some of the most suggested options: MingleForum bbPress SimplePress There were few more options, but I’m discarding them as they are not updated for a long period. Out of all these plugins, SimplePress is featured rich, and MinglePress is one of the easiest option out there. Since my target for forum is to give a place for Shouters to ask questions, and where other members and me can quickly answer people queries. After looking upon … [Read more...] about How to Integrate Forum into WordPress with MingleForum Plugin
In my earlier guide I shared how you can host sub-domain on another hosting, and in this guide I will be giving you complete walkthrough of vBulletin installation. I heard some bad reviews about vBulletin V5, so I decided to install vBulletinV4. I have already discussed various forum option for any blogger over here. After looking at all the options and reviews, I decided to opt vBulletin as my forum software. Since, I never had any experience with forums before, I will be sharing all my finding and learning over here. If you wanted to integrate a forum with your blog, this is the post for you. Note: I have decided not to use vBulletin forum and instead to use XenForo forum. You can read about Xenforo and installation process here. vBulletin is a commercial forum software, and you need to buy a license. I recommend you to take advantage of trial demo, and if it suits your need, you should consider spending $249 to buy a license. Now, if you have purchased the license, login to your … [Read more...] about How To Install vBulletin Forum on Your Domain
Home » Web Hosting » Why You Should Choose Shared Hosting for Your First WordPress Blog (With Top 4 Recommendations) For any beginner, it’s always tough to choose a plan between shared hosting and free hosting. Many newbie bloggers always will start with the free hosting services like blogspot blogs or WordPress.com blogs. There’s nothing wrong in it though, but there are several problems you’ll face using free hosting services. Few problems with the free hosting are: You actually don’t OWN a blog (it is hosted on a free service) You can’t get live chat or support forums if you face any difficulties in hosting You may face interruption in services whenever the free server fails Free hosting services can anytime remove all the files – thus you lose your entire data! And the list goes on.. Now.. when you’re decided to take the blogging as a business, you must be spending some money on hosting your own blog. There are many … [Read more...] about Why You Should Choose Shared Hosting for Your First WordPress Blog?
One of the biggest challenge with shared hosting is to keep the load on the server in control, and forums are another resource hungry piece of software. In my last article on WordPress forums, I informed you about adding forum on ShoutMeLoud, and finally I decided to install vBulletin V4 forum. Now next goal is to install the forum, and make it live. Before all this, I needed to decide where do I want to host my forum, and what will be the name of forum sub-domain. In my case, ShoutMeLoud blog is hosted on WPEngine which is specific to WordPress sites only, and I had no choice, but to host my forum on some other hosting. It also make sense for shared hosting owners, as your current shared hosting might not be so powerful to host Blog and forum under one account, so you could simply keep your blog on the same server, and host your forum or membership website on other server. This makes more sense as forums may consume more resources, space & bandwidth, and you might like to host … [Read more...] about How To Host Sub-Domain On A Different Hosting Account
Forums are very useful for a niche blog to form a community around the blog. It become a space for everyone to talk, and once as an admin you succeed in creating an active forum, you can easily leave it on users, as a good forum is mostly community driven. Your role would be to moderate the forum, and keep it clean from spam and other nonsense. From long I have planned to integrate forum on ShoutMeLoud, and in the past I also integrated one Q&A forum, which was good but it lacked many features like: Proper structuring of post It was hard to navigate And over all, it failed to create the community due to bad structure. From last one month, I have researched on different ways to integrate a forum with WordPress blog, and found many solutions. In this article, I will discus some of the most common available options for forum integration with a WordPress blog, and in future post I will share more on my finding. I will discus some of the grey areas of integrating a forum using … [Read more...] about Best WordPress Forum Plugins & Important Advice