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
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Do you know WordPress.com Follow button is a widely used way to subscribe to a blog? And you can use this button on your self-hosted WordPress blog also. For newcomers, you can read my earlier guide on the difference between WordPress.com & self-hosted WordPress, and how to migrate WordPress.com blog to your own hosting. 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. Jetpack plugin offers a module call Subscription, that makes it easier for your readers to subscribe to your blog. Once you have activated the module from JetPack >Settings, you can configure the settings from Discussion page. At the bottom, you … [Read more...] about How To Add WordPress.com Follow Button on Self Hosted
Are you blogging on WordPress.com platform and wondering how you can make money from it? If yes, this is a detailed guide for you to look at various options to monetize your WordPress.com blog. Those who are new to blogging and just started with a blog, you ought to know about different variation of WordPress. WordPress.com : Free platform which is easy for anyone to start a blog instantly. It’s a good platform to start your first blog but I wouldn’t recommend to stick to it for long, as there are many limitations of this platform. I will talk about that in a minute, let’s have a look at other variation. WordPress.org : This is also known as self hosted platform where you host your blog on your own server. It requires a bit of technical knowledge (Though not much) and the advantage here is; there is no limitations here. You should check out this guide on WordPress.com Vs. WordPress.org to learn everything about both the platform and understand the limitations … [Read more...] about How To Make Money From WordPress.com Blog?
5 Now you can set up your own site without hiring someone. WordPress is the software that makes it possible for you. It is a blogging tool and content management system that lets you to create a beautiful website or blog (and it's free). Though you can create a free blog with WordPress.com, but I always recommend self hosted WordPress.org to start your blog. If you don't know the difference between them , read this post. Here are some reasons why I recommend Self hosted WordPress blog. Unlimited Themes and custom design for your blog. Thousands of Plugins - you can do everything you want with Plugins! Make money from your blog with your own ways. Top level Domain name with full control. SEO friendly blog. However, many people assume that setting up a WordPress blog is complicated. But it's not hard. It's EASIER than you think. In this post, I will show you how to create self hosted WordPress blog from scratch with 7 easy steps. As a bonus, I add a detailed post on every steps. How … [Read more...] about 7 Easy Steps to Create a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog
WordPress is one of the most widely used blogging platform, and right now it’s under brute force attack via a large botnet. In a recent post Matt Mullenweg posted about the recent attack on WordPress sites. This is a botnet attack, and is performing brute force attack using default WordPress login (admin). Let me first explain what botnet is, and how it works. What is Botnet attack: Bot master: Usually the hacker who operates all infected computer. Zombies computer/Bot: System which are infected by the Bot master, and helps in spamming. Usually owner of computers are unaware of the fact, that they are compromised. It could be anyone computer, including yours. Usually a hacker, first hack a large number of system spread on different geographical location, and then he uses those compromised system to run attacks like Denial of service attack, Brute force attack, Email spam and many more. You could see this image to understand how Botnet model works. If you wish to learn more … [Read more...] about WordPress Sites Under Brute Force Attack : How to Prevent