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
When I was planning to start a new domain on WordPress the first few names which came into my mind was with keyword WordPress. I was about to buy the domain name but luckily while talking to one of my blogger friend, told me about the issues with using WordPress in top-level domain name . Read: 5 Domain names Suggestion tools After little research I landed into the page from WordPress which clearly says For various reasons related to our WordPress trademark, we ask if you’re going to start a site about WordPress or related to it that you not use “WordPress” in the domain name. Try using “wp” instead, or another variation. We’re not lawyers, but very good ones tell us we have to do this to preserve our trademark. Also many users have told us they find it confusing. To be honest I second their opinion of not letting anyone using WordPress in top-level domain. Though users are free to use wordpress in sub domain. For … [Read more...] about Can We use WordPress Word in our Domain Names?
Many newcomers to WordPress take it for granted that the WordPress install will do the entire job for them right from providing a good quality CMS to backing up and storing the files for them in a reliable and fashionable manner. All this goes into a tizzy when a WordPress site owner or a person working for a WordPress client finds that the entire data, files, images are lost for any reason and there is nothing to fall back upon. Such a situation is very frightening for any website owner for all his efforts have gone down the drain and there is no way to get them back. This essentially puts the case for having a solid and reliable backup strategy. Why do we need WordPress backup? Websites, blogs etc are hosted on web servers and web servers are machines which are prone to failures, malware hacks, hacking attempts by personnel to steal the data or destabilize the website. It is not just the servers that can be faulty sometimes we do also install malicious scripts unintentionally which … [Read more...] about WordPress Website Backup 101 For Beginners
WordPress plugin repo is the best place to host your free WordPress plugins, as you give a great exposure to your work and moreover you contribute to the open community of WordPress. I recently submitted my first WordPress plugin to the repo and this is a complete tutorial for you ( If you develop your own plugin) to submit it to WordPress plugins repo. Before I share the steps that you can use to add your first plugin, here is what I have experienced while submitting my first plugin to the repo. Launching my first plugin was a dream for me as I have used WordPress for 5 years and I realised there are few plugins which are missing from the wide collection of WordPress plugins repo. I’m not a WordPress developer, but I knew what I wanted here. I asked my rockstar WordPress developer about my need, and idea was inspired from my earlier post on using rel=canonical for content syndication. I only found one plugin “WordPress SEO by yoast” having this feature and having a … [Read more...] about How To Submit Your First Plugin To WordPress Plugin Repository
WordPress database optimization is one of the most essential tasks to keeping your WordPress blog healthy. WordPress uses MySQL to create tables and databases to store data. Over time, you end up adding many redundant tables and databases. In order to keep your blog running smoothly, you need to remove all of these unnecessary things in a process called “database optimization”. For post revisions, there are plugins that will let you limit the number of post revisions, but if you are not running a busy blog, instead of limiting post revisions, you can just clean up your blog once a month. One of the major reasons for a slow WordPress blog is a huge database. It’s highly recommended to keep optimizing your blog’s database once in a while. Earlier, I have talked about the WP-DB Manager plugin which will not only optimize your database, but will also help in automating database backups. WP-Optimize is one of the simplest plugins, which will help you to perform the … [Read more...] about Optimize WordPress Database with Single Click