WordPress is one of the best platforms for blogging, but people who’ve just started blogging, or are using BlogSpot, may find it hard to use WordPress. WordPress is bit technical, but if you can manage a Blogger blog, managing a WordPress blog will not be that much tougher. When I started with WordPress, I never got a WordPress guide or a complete WordPress video tutorial to help me get started with WordPress. But because I know how invaluable it would’ve been, I’m compiling some video tutorials for WordPress to help out anyone struggling to get started. Learn WordPress Watching Video Tutorials: If images speak a thousand words, videos speak… millions! For a beginning WordPress user, words like interface, dashboard, plugins, themes, etc. all sound intimidating. For a newbie, learning how to install a plugin on WordPress can seem overwhelming. And even before you start installing plugins, how do you decide which plugins to install? These videos will help you … [Read more...] about WordPress Video Tutorials for Beginners
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When it comes to hosting, we have various options regarding hosting packages and companies. Common hosting types are: But one thing which is common to all of these hosting types and companies, is that they will let you host any type of website. You can host: WordPress is memory-hogging software and it’s not uncommon to face downtime and site slowness at times. The main reason for this is that most of the hosting companies are not optimized for running WordPress. Either you can become a WordPress server optimization expert or hire someone to do it for you. But this sounds like a solution for 2013. In 2016, people are getting smarter & we all understand the importance of a fast-loading website. Moreover, downtime can mean a missed opportunity. But now, we have Managed WordPress Hosting. In the past several years, I have used numerous Managed WordPress Hosts including WPEngine, HostGator, Page.ly, and now, ShoutMeLoud is hosted on Kinsta. From my experiences (some bad & … [Read more...] about Managed WordPress Hosting: A Beginner’s Guide
BlogSpot is one of the best blogging platforms to start your blogging career. It’s free and you don’t have to pay for anything like domain names, hosting, or premium plugins. There are also tons of free themes out there. You have less control over SEO of your blog. You can lose your blog anytime as Google holds the right to delete or ban any BlogSpot blog for a violation of their rules. BlogSpot is not accepted by many advertisement networks (Ex: BuySellAds). Moreover, have you ever seen any A-list blogger using BlogSpot?? Now, the hard part is making the shift from the BlogSpot platform to the WordPress platform. For newbies, getting started with WordPress is like rocket-science, and understanding some of the basic necessities of WordPress (web-hosting, cPanel, FTP) sounds like a really technical task. So, the question is: How to deal with new WordPress shyness and get ready for moving to WordPress? Read: Why Is WordPress Better Than … [Read more...] about Want to Move from BlogSpot to WordPress? Here’s what you need to do
One of the reasons we say WordPress is so great is because it has the best possible SEO options. But this is completely untrue! Let me be very clear: WordPress is not SEO friendly. At least, the default WordPress installation is not… If you, like many others, believe that your stock installation of WordPress will get you great search engine ranking, or even good ranking in search engines, you are misinformed. WordPress needs a hell of a lot of SEO to make it search engine friendly. But luckily, making your WordPress blog SEO friendly is quite easy with the help of WordPress SEO plugins. Here, I will outline some of the default settings of WordPress which are not SEO friendly, and what you should do to change that. What changes will make your WordPress blog SEO friendly? Honestly, there are a hell of a lot of plugins out there, and you might get tired of installing plugins for everything. So, if possible, try to get most things manually coded … [Read more...] about WordPress Is Not SEO Friendly. Heres how to fix it.
Advertising is the heart & soul of a growing blog. It’s the advertising that pays for our hosting, domain & gives us an ample amount of reasons to continue blogging, either as a part-time hobby or as a full-time profession. When it comes to managing ads on WordPress, one can easily do this using WordPress widgets or by editing the WordPress theme file. Adding ads using WordPress widgets are good enough for those who are starting out with blogging, but when it comes to making real money from advertising, using an ad management WordPresss plugin is recommended. Also, editing the WordPress theme to add ad codes is not a piece of cake for everyone. Here are some of the things that an ad management plugin for WordPress should help you achieve: Run various ad types: This could be running AdSense ads, Media.net ads, affiliate ads, or running your own product ads. Mobile/desktop ad: There is no point of serving the same ad to the desktop & mobile site if it’s not a … [Read more...] about Best Ad Management Plugin For WordPress To Make More Money