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How to Install WordPress on Your Site Step by step Guide

Step by step guide on how to install WordPress on your website

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WordPress is the most popular platform for creating a content management websites.

It is also popular for having a professional business website with blog section for companies selling products and services.

The reason for its popularity is that it is too easy to design, create and manage a WordPress website without technical knowledge.

Another reason is its functionalities through plugins which let you have any feature on your website with a few clicks. When a newbie wants to start a website, it becomes a concern for him to install WordPress on the purchased web server space and create a website based on it.

Here are the steps on how to install WordPress on your site. Note that different web hosts have different tools to install WordPress from the cPanel.

How To Install WordPress On GoDaddy Hosted Website

GoDaddy is one of the popular web hosts for hosting WordPress websites. If you have bought GoDaddy’s managed WordPress plan, it would be a cake walk to install WordPress. Simply log in to your account and go to My Products. In the next screen, find web hosting just below domains. Click on Manage button there. Find your website in the next screen where you want to install WordPress and click on Manage button corresponding to that. Note, you can have multiple websites under one account and hence, you have to select the website where you want to install WordPress.

The next page is the cPanel where you need to head over to Web Applications section. There you will find WordPress. Double click on that and in the next screen, click on Install This Application button. Next, you have to provide Admin username and password through which you will be able to access the dashboard of your WordPress website.

How To Install WordPress On BlueHost Hosted Website

BlueHost is the officially recommended web host of WordPress. Naturally, it has the most number of WordPress websites hosted on its servers. Installing WordPress on a website that has BlueHost as its server is super simple. It uses MOJO marketplace which requires a few clicks to complete the installation process. Simply login into to your BlueHost account. On the top menu, you will find Hosting menu option. Click on that and below that, click on cPanel where MOJO marketplace tool is waiting for your attention.

On the cPanel screen, find Install WordPress option under Website tab. There is another option named One-Click Install. Both of them take you to MOJO marketplace. In the next screen, click on Install button, and you would be asked to select the domain name of the website where you want to install WordPress. Moving on, it will ask for the site name, admin username, and password. After providing those, click on Install Now button.

It would take a few moments to install WordPress as you would be able to see through a progress bar. Once the installation is over, you will see its notification on the screen. Then you can go to the Admin URL and login to your WordPress website’s dashboard.

How To Install WordPress On InMotion Hosting and SiteGround Hosted Websites

Both InMotion Hosting and SiteGround web hosts are quite popular and host a large number of WordPress websites, and the count is always increasing. Because of various security features, people go for them ditching BlueHost which is the officially recommended web host for WordPress. InMotion and SiteGround use Softaculos tool available in the cPanel for letting its user install WordPress for their website. Just like MoJo Marketplace, it is also an auto-installer.

Login to your cPanel account directly and find the heading Auto-Installers. There you will find two options – Softaculous and WordPress. Click anyone and in the next screen, select Install tab. Then provide your domain name, site name, site description, admin username, password and email address.

There are other options like language, themes to install and other advanced settings which you can opt to omit and click on Install button directly. Even if you select a theme or language, you will be able to change it later on.

Once all is done, the installation will start and you will see a progress bar and when it reaches 100%, you will receive Admin URL to login to your dashboard.

How To Install WordPress On HostGator Hosted Website

How To Install WordPress On HostGator Based Website

HostGator is undoubted the cheapest web host for WordPress websites. People who have a low budget generally opt for HostGator. Furthermore, there are always some huge seasonal discounts going on the site, and you can also find coupon codes on the coupon sites to cut down you price significantly. HostGator uses QuickInstall tool to let its user install WordPress effortlessly.

To install WordPress on your site, log into your HostGator’s account. Go to cPanel and scroll downwards to find Software and Services heading. Below that, you will find QuickInstall is listed. Click on that, and you will reach QuickInstall Page where you have to click on WordPress option on the top menu. Finally, you will get to see a button named Install WordPress, click on that and fill in the details of the site and admin credentials and wait for the installation to get completed.

How To Install WordPress Manually Using FTP

Advanced users upload WordPress manually after making a few changes in the original files of WordPress for technical reasons. This technique is applicable for all web hosts. To install manually, you would need FTP software. FileZilla is the most popular, and you need to down the latest version of WordPress from the official site of WordPress.

Open the FTP software and login to the cPanel. You will have to go to the web directory and be inside public_html folder where you need to transfer the downloaded WordPress files. Then you have to go to the cPanel through the browser ad create a default database by providing required credentials.

Once the uploading WordPress files and creating the database are complete, type the URL of your website and press enter on the address bar of the browser. You will be asked to select language, enter database details which you created earlier and provide site details like site name, admin username, and password and finally, you have to click on Install WordPress button to finish the installation. Then go to your admin login page, and login successfully to land on your site’s dashboard and start designing your website.

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Tips to Help You Keep Your WordPress Database Squeaky Clean

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You can replace your WordPress core files and even install a completely new theme but one thing you cannot change is the database. This is the soul of your website and you have to keep it as secure and smooth running as possible. However, how exactly do you achieve this objective? The answer is to keep it well maintained.

If you have been using WordPress for a while, there is a good chance your website is in dire need of a cleanup. This might be the solution you need to speed up the load speed of your website and to do away with the periodic crushes. Chances are your database is filled with unnecessary tables that make your website both sluggish and bloated. Regular cleanups will help reduce the size of the database, which will result speedy backups and load speeds.

This post focuses on some of the key things you have to do to keep your WordPress database as clean as possible. The post focuses on the use of plugins and SQL queries.

Backup Your Database
Before installing any database maintenance tool or doing any form of cleanup, make sure that you start by backing up your database. Computer systems have a brain of their own and the last thing you would want is to lose your valuable data simply because you were in a hurry to make it better.

System problems and human errors are common. You must always start by creating a backup before starting any maintenance work. You need a fresh copy available to restore everything in case anything goes wrong. Don’t gamble with the soul of your online business.

Delete the Unused Plugins
The more the number of plugins you have on your WordPress website, the longer it will take for your site to load. This is because each plugin is a different line of code that a browser has to call-up when loading a page. Often times, webmasters forget to delete the unused plugins. This ends up bloating their website.

One of the best ways of removing clutter from your WordPress database is to search for the unused/disabled/unnecessary plugins and delete them. If you are like most people, you love to test out plugins and there is a good chance you forget to delete most of these plugins. Other times, you end up installing plugins that serve the same purpose.

No matter the case, it is good to take some time to go through your list of plugins and delete the ones you never use. Plugins take up space in the database and getting rid of the unnecessary ones will be a huge step towards a squeaky, clean house.

Delete Plugin Data
Once you delete the unnecessary plugins, there is a good chance that most of these plugins will not go away with their data. You have to purge the database from this data if you want it to run faster. This data is in the 2p_postmeta table. Most database services providers will guide you through this process. However, you should not do anything you are unsure of.

Delete Spam Comments
One of the worst things about allowing your audience to comment is that you will always have to deal with spam comments. This might be negative comments or promotional content posted by online marketers. The good news is that there are queries that can help you delete spam comments easily.

Here is a simple query

DELETE FROM wp_#_comments WHWRW comment_approved = ‘spam’;

With the above query, all you need to do is replace the ‘#’ with the site ID you want to purge of spam comments.

Clear Comments Awaiting Moderation
You always have to moderate the type of comments that appear on your website. However, if most of the comments you are getting are spam and you do not have the time to weed through all of them, you can use a simple query to delete all the comments that are awaiting moderation. However, it is always good to go through the comments to search for genuine ones before using this query.

DELETE FROM wp_#_comments WHERE comment_approved = ‘0’;

Again, replace ‘#’ with the target site ID.

Optimize Database Tables
There is no need for you to install plugins to optimize your database. In just a couple of clicks, you can easily optimize your database tables to get more from them. Go to the phpMyAdmin and click on the database then scroll to the bottom of the page. Click ‘Check All’ checkbox and select ‘Optimize Table’. You have to repeat this if you have multiple pages of tables. The process may take longer if you have a large website. However, at the end of it all, you will get a success message.

Install Database Maintenance Plugins
So far, the post has looked at the DIY techniques you can employ to get more from your WordPress database. You should not stop there. You can automate the process with plugins. There are numerous database management plugins you can count on to automate backups and schedule cleanups. All you need is to do is review individual plugins and install the most recommended ones. You must also never overdo this else, you will end up with poor results.

Some of the best WordPress plugins you can consider for database maintenance include the following:

  • WP-Optimize
  • Revision Control
  • Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions
  • WP-Sweep
  • WP-DBManager
  • Simple Revision Delete
  • UpdraftPlus Backup & Restoration

 
Some of the aforementioned plugins play the same role. Be careful not to install similar plugins. You should also only install plugins from reputable publishers.

Conclusion
The aforementioned tips will get you ready to clean out your database and improve the performance of your entire network. Do not be too reluctant to maintain your database regularly. The longer you wait the higher the risk of suffering a total failure. Such failures are bad since they often involve tremendous data loss and lost business. If you feel you are incompetent or don’t have the time to properly maintain your database, enlist the help of a DBA expert.

Author Bio
Sujain Thomas is a data IT professional who works closely with DBA experts to provide her clients with fantastic DBA services to solve their data problems. If you need data IT solutions, she is the person for the job. She enjoys writing on database administration services and other topics in the IT field.

Building a WordPress CMS Powered Front end application or project

Building a WordPress-powered front end requires the knowledge of WP REST API and AngularJS. You can build any application with WordPress as the backend. You can break free of the conventional theme and admin model which is popular in WordPress. In this article of building a WordPress-powered front end, we are going to create an interface containing featured post, categories, and users listing pages. You will need the help of wireframes for building a WordPress-powered front end.

The Overview Of The Project

It is time to understand the requirement and planning out the entire project. The first thing we need is listing pages and singles pages for posts, users, and categories. Therefore, we would require templates for those pages. The listing page will show a certain number of posts with pagination. The following is how a listing page should roughly look like.

The following is how a single post template should look like.

Most of the features we have in the wireframe are available with WP REST API, but there are some additional features which we have to add on our own like featured image link, category names and author names. Let us take a step further and analyze how the categories and posts wireframes should look like. This is how categories template should look like.

This is how the users template should look like.

To have some of these features, you would require a companion plugin. You would also notice that some of the features are common in all of these templates and hence, we should create common AngularJS directive so that the common features can be shared and there is no repetition.

The Requirements

Before you can start with the project, you need some applications installed.

1. Node.js for working with certain commands.

2. GulpJS for optimization and Git for cloning

3. WordPress installation with WP REST API plugin

In Github command line, you have to write the following to clone the HTML package repository –


$ git clone https://github.com/bilalvirgo10/quiescent-rest-api-html.git

$ cd path/to/cloned/repository

The following line will install Node.js modules.

$ npm install

The installation will take some time and then execute the source using $ gulp command. This will create a folder named ‘dist’ where all the compiled source files are kept.

Time To Build The Companion Plugin –

As we stated earlier that we require building a companion plugins for building a WordPress-powered front end. The following are the things we are going to achieve by building a companion plugin. The features are the featured image for a post, the author name for a post along with author image from Gravatar account and finally the list of categories for each post.

Go to your wp-content/plugins folder and name it the same as your plugin. For example, we are going with quiescent-companion. Go inside the folder and create a php file with the same name as the folder. Open it and paste the following code which is just a formal beginning to creating a plugin.

/**
 * Plugin Name: Quiescent Companion
 * Description: Plugin to work with the Quiescent WP REST API theme
 * Author: Bilal Shahid
 * Author URI: http://imbilal.com
 */

Building The Custom Field For The Featured Image

Paste the following code which is meant to create a featured image for a post. Basically, it will create a custom field, and you can add featured image just like the way you do.

/**
 * Modifying the response for the Post object
 */
function quiescent_modify_post_response() {
    // adding a field for the featured image
    register_rest_field( 'post', 'quiescent_featured_image', array(
        'get_callback'      ='quiescent_get_featured_image',
        'update_callback'   = null,
        'schema'                = null
    ) );
}
add_action( 'rest_api_init', 'quiescent_modify_post_response' );

The following code is for giving a name to the custom field for featured image and for retrieving the image.

/**
 * Function to retrieve featured image link
 */
function quiescent_get_featured_image( $post, $field_name, $request ) {
    $attachment_id = $post['featured_media'];
    $attachment_info = wp_get_attachment_image_src( $attachment_id, 'quiescent_post_thumbnail' );
    return $attachment_info[0];
}

Using the last created method, you can retrieve a lot of information about a post like its ID, title, content and likewise.

The following code is for creating a custom size for the featured image. The size has been kept at 712 x 348 pixels.

**
 * Adding image size for the featured image
 */
function quiescent_add_image_size() {
    add_image_size( 'quiescent_post_thumbnail', 712, 348, true );
}
add_action( 'init', 'quiescent_add_image_size' );

Save the file because the first custom field is added, two more to go.

Building The Custom Fields For Users and Categories

The following is the code to add the field to show author name.


// adding a field for author name
register_rest_field( 'post', 'quiescent_author_name', array(
    'get_callback'      = 'quiescent_get_author_name',
    'update_callback'   = null,
    'schema'            = null
) );

/**
 * Function to retrieve author name
 */
function quiescent_get_author_name( $post, $field_name, $request ) {
    return get_the_author_meta( 'display_name', $post['author'] );
}

The following code is for adding the categories names.

// adding a field for categories
register_rest_field( 'post', 'quiescent_categories', array(
    'get_callback'      = 'quiescent_get_categories',
    'update_callback'   =null,
    'schema'            = null
) );

/**
 * Function to retrieve categories
 */
function quiescent_get_categories( $post, $field_name, $request ) {
    return get_the_category( $post['id'] );
}

Save the field and now we have quiescent_featured_image, quiescent_author_name, quiescent_categories as the three different custom fields for the features that are not present tin readymade form.

Fetching The Gravatar Image Pn 207 x 207 Pixel Format

The last thing missing is the author photo from Gravatar. The following code is meant just for that.


/**
 * Modifying the response for the User object
 */
function quiescent_modify_user_response() {
     
}
add_action( 'rest_api_init', 'quiescent_modify_user_response' );

/**
 * Modifying the response for the User object
 */
function quiescent_modify_user_response() {
    // adding a field for 207 X 207 avatar
    register_rest_field( 'user', 'quiescent_avatar_url', array(
        'get_callback'      ='quiescent_get_user_avatar',
        'update_callback'   = null,
        'schema'            = null
    ) );
}
/**
 * Retrieving the avatar for the user
 */
function quiescent_get_user_avatar( $user, $field_name, $request ) {
    $args = array(
        'size'  = 207
    );
     
    return get_avatar_url( $user['id'], $args );
}

Now, all you need to do is to create templates, routes and services for the resources and complete building a WordPress-powered front end easily.

How to customize your site design using child themes?

You should definitely know how to customize your site design using child themes.

Creating child themes is considered to be the best way for customizing a site design. It is the safest way because if you create any grave issue during customization of the site design, you can re-upload the parent theme and get back the original site again.

A child theme also helps you to work offline and makes any required modifications and experimentations. But first, you need to know how to create a child theme.

How to customize your site design using child themes?

A child theme retains the design and functionalities of the parent theme. If you do not make a child theme and make changes directly to the parent theme, if you make some mistakes, the changes will be irreversible. Furthermore, if you take an update of the parent theme when it is made available, all the changes will be completely wiped out.

Creating a child theme

The first step is to create the child theme from any parent theme. On your hard drive, create a folder with the meaningful name of the child theme. Inside the folder, create a file named style.css. Open the file using any text editor and paste the following.

/*
Theme Name: My Child Theme
Theme URI: http://mysite.com/
Description: This is a custom child theme I have created.
Author: My Name
Author URI: http://mysite.com/
Template: parenttheme
Version: 0.1
*/

@import url("../parenttheme/style.css");

You need to change the above lines and replace them with appropriate information. Theme name should be the name of the folder you just created within which the file resides. You have to give the authentic URL of your existing website and similarly, the author name and its URL. The template name has to be the name of the parent theme. Similarly, in the last line, the name of the parent theme has to be provided. Make sure you take care of the case sensitive letters else it might not work. Save the file and exit.

Transferring The Folder

It is time to transfer the file from hard drive to web host WordPress installation folder. For that, you need to use an FTP like Filezilla and connect to your server and enter the folder WP-content and within it, you will find Themes folder, double click on that. Upload the child folder theme. Make sure the ultimate address should be wp-content/themes/childfolder/style.css.

Activating The Child Theme

To activate the child theme, you have to go to Admin Dashboard and go to the left menu option Appearance. From the drop down, click on Themes. You will see your Child Theme already installed. It is time to activate by clicking on the button. It is important to note that at this point, the child theme will be exactly the same as the parent theme as you have not made any change so far.

Customization Process

Most of the themes come with multiple CSS files, but the main one stays in the main folder, and it is the ultimate file to customize your site design using child themes. If you want to make any functional change, you have to customize functions.php file.

It is important to understand that different parent themes have different class and identifier names in CSS style file and to change them, you have to know the names to overwrite them and customize your site design using child themes.

How To Get The Code Of The Parent Theme To Overwrite Them?

If you are using Google Chrome, you must be aware of the fact that it comes with code inspector which shows the code of any section of a website. So, what you need to do is to visit your web’s homepage from the web browser and press F12. The box will appear at the bottom and show codes. Now, place your mouse pointer on the ‘Elements’(code lines) whose style you want to change.

Specific Changes

For example, you want to change the of the navigation menu. So, place your mouse pointer on the code lines inside Elements tab of the Inspector and find out which code represents the style of the navigation. Once you find it, you have to note the ID. In most of the cases, the ID and Class are going to be same, and in this case, it is ‘navbar’. So, all you have to do is go back to the style.css file of the child theme and add the following piece of code.

.navbar {

background-color: #e8e5ce;
}

It is important to note that since the ID was ‘navbar’, we used the same identifier on the style.css. On some other parent theme, it could be something else instead of ‘navbar’ and accordingly you have to make changes. Save the file and visit your website again to see it.

Similarly, you can make changes to the footer background color or ever widget background color by writing the following piece of code.


.site-footer {background-color: #d8cdc1;}

.widget {background-color: #e8e5ce;}

Universal Changes

There are some elements which are universal for a website. For example, the anchor text color is same throughout the website. It has a particular color and style to make them noticeable. It changes its color when you hover your mouse pointer over it or click on it. Making universal change is easy as they are same for all parent themes as they are general syntaxes of CSS. To change the color of anchor text, you have to use the following.

a:link – this is for link displaying.

a:hover – this is for the changing of color when you place your mouse pointer over the link.

a:visited – this is for changing the color for the already visited links.

Therefore, the code in the style.css file of the child theme should be like the following in case you want to change their colors.

a:link {
  color:#ff0000;
  text-decoration:none;
}

a:hover {
  color:#ff0000;
  text-decoration:underline;
}

Hope the process is clear and to customize your site design using child themes, you need to start learning about CSS and different attributes. Thank you.

Manually Migrating Your Static Site To WordPress In 3 Easy Steps

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There are a lot of reasons to use WordPress, especially as a designer. But how do migrate your content into the CMS?

Let’s say you’ve already got an established website coded in static HTML, but you want to move it to WordPress. There are plenty of reasons why this is something worth doing, after all – easier management of your content, for one, and greater freedom where design customization is concerned. Better yet, with the right tools, it’s actually a relatively painless process.

Let’s talk about what you need to do for it.

Before You Begin
First thing’s first, you’ll need to make sure you’ve the proper tools. There are only two pieces of software you’ll really need for this process. One of them’s freeware, the other’s a plugin:

  • HTTrack: This utility allows you to download your entire website in static HTML format. This allows you to easily import it to WordPress.
  • HTML Import 2: This WordPress plugin is designed to transfer static HTML files into a WordPress installation, allowing them to be managed through the CMS.

 

Once you’ve downloaded both – and before you actually start the transfer process – there are a few questions you need to ask yourself (courtesy of Smashing Magazine):

  • How much content needs to be imported (number of pages, number of images, etc.)?
  • Can the content be categorized into the standard “posts” and “pages,” or does it call for custom post types?
  • Does extra content need to be stored for certain pages (custom fields, taxonomies, etc.)?
  • Will the URL structure change? If so, will the old URLs need to be redirected?
  • Does the old website integrate any third-party services (data collection, reservations, etc.)?
  • Do any forms need to be migrated (contact forms, application forms, etc.)?
  • Is access to any content restricted (such as members-only content)?
  • Does the website sell products (digital or physical)?
  • Do any administrative tools need to be carried over?

 

Step One: HTTrack
First, you’re going to want to open up HTTrack. While you can run it from the command line, I’d recommend the graphical user interface for simplicity’s sake. You shouldn’t need all that much guidance for this phase – since you’re importing an HTML site without any dynamic elements, you can simply download it (you’d have to use the “mirror” option if it contained dynamic elements).

How long this takes depends mostly on how large your site is. Go grab yourself a coffee or make a sandwich, and it should be done by the time you get back. By then, you should have a folder that contains everything on your site in static HTML format.

Now, you’re ready to transfer it over to WordPress.

Step Two: The Import Process
Note: It’s EXTREMELY important that for this stage, you’re working with a fresh installation of WordPress. Otherwise, you could be dealing with a chaotic sitemap and duplicate pages, if the process doesn’t fail outright.
Open HTML Import 2. Now, here’s where things get a little complicated. You need to instruct the plugin on how to recognize the content on your site that you want to import (and ignore the content that you don’t). Look for common HTML tags surrounding your content for example

Those’ll be your identifiers.

Once you’ve figured out how to import the stuff you need, start the process. Before too much longer, you’ll have everything up and running.

Step Three: The Follow-Up
With the tough steps out of the way, all that’s left is beautification and follow-up work. In no particular order, here’s what you’re going to need to do:

  • Redirect visitors from your old site to the new one (HTML Import 2 provides a list of Apache redirects to allow you to do this).
  • Modify the design template of your old site into a WordPress theme – though it may be easier to simply come up with a new design altogether.
  • Make sure everything you wanted to import is present on your new site.

 

And that’s pretty much it! You’ve now got a fully-functional, easy-to-manage WordPress site. Pretty cool, right?

Bio: AJ Morris is the Managed WordPress Product Manager for Liquid Web, a fully managed hosting company. He has extensive experience both developing WordPress sites and speaking at WordPress events. AJ leads product and go to market strategy for Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress product line. Liquid Web’s Platform as a Service solution for WordPress hosting allows you to seamlessly host multiple sites and access top-quality 24/7 Heroic Support®.

Animal Rescue WordPress themes for helping save animal websites

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A comprehensive assemblage of Animal Rescue WordPress Themes for animal shelters and rescue groups, animal care services and pet adoption organizations, pet grooming and walking, training and other services, pets hotels and other animal centric activities online.

Animal shelters and protection centers do an important job in taking care of stray pets and animals and keeping them under their roofs before they are adopted. In this spectrum, relevant websites and blogs are essential in linking two sides of this kind of activities.

Websites are the main connection links unifying animal and pet lovers, animal shelter groups and workers, animal trainers, veterinary experts and other specialists, who all have one primary aim. To save, rescue, recover or turn animals back to their normal lives.

We have put together the best of the Animal Rescue WordPress Themes to serve as the basis of suchlike websites, blogs, NGOs, charitable funds and communities catering to animal needs, salvation and protection.

All of the pet rescue and Animal Rescue WordPress Themes we are going to discuss here are designed for the most demanding client.

In a nutshell, they are more resourceful and functionally stable than you would expect. In addition to that, they are also pocket friendly for small or low budget companies and organizations so that any NGO or pet rescue center will be able to craft an online platform with less financial means.

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1. Pet Care:

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Pet Care is by far one of the most trusted and frequently used Animal Rescue WordPress Themes ready to tailor to any pet and animal related websites and blogs.

No matter what your online plans are in connection to your profile, this template is ready made to serve all your needs. Instead of commissioning designers to take care of the look of your site, you will be able to pre choose from the given layouts, templates and styles and make your unique site in no time.

With template color switching controls and fonts management options, with custom post types and widget friendly footer, header and sidebar areas, Pet Care is also 100 % responsive and cross mobile compatible to bring you more traffic from mobile users. It is also totally commercial ready for trading online, selling pet related goods and accessories for donation or animal charitable funds.

local business WordPress theme

2. Local Business Pro:

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If you want to use the virtual platform for making your local community more famous, Local Business Pro can be your best partner. Get the website you need with less cost and make sure you receive the best results. Instead of getting your hands dirty in coding and other complex processes, you will merely enjoy working from the backend of the theme, since the hard part is already done by the dedicated authors of the theme.

By the application of Local Business Pro you will also get additional pages which will certainly contribute to your web traffic increase. Blog, gallery, services, contact and other areas, widgetized footer and header parts with summary of your community or local business, recent posts, contact details, phone numbers and more will make your profile more ergonomic and easy in usage.

chiropractor WordPress theme

3. Bony:

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Bony is clear and eye catchy template supported by an entirely dynamic basis and strong HMTL5 coding. As one of the tried and tested veterinary and Animal Rescue WordPress Themes, it economizes your financial means and nerves. You are going to pay almost next to nothing for the theme but receive tons of useful features and customization controls which even more expensive templates lack.

Your website based on this wonderfully robust template will easily respond to any mobile or gadget size or resolution which your website user has in hand at the moment. It has also been checked for its error free cooperation with multiple plugins, such as WooCommerce, SEO, gallery and contact form plugins.

marketing WordPress theme

4. SKT Dual:

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Serious looking and well formatted, SKT Dual is irreplaceable when it comes to taking your animal centric content and serves it to your potential audience, donators, partners and others. Fully responsive design, unique homepage structure, gallery and portfolio options for controllable albums and imagery and much more are what put SKT Dual at the top of competition and make it one of the most productive Animal Rescue WordPress Themes.

Whether you provide professional services for animals and their care, sell your products and services, offer veterinary services or animal shelters, this template knows the shortest path to the online success.

Receive more flows of website visitors and let them quickly get in touch with you by following your quick guidance through contact details, location, contact form, social media profiles and more.

non profit WordPress theme

5. SKT Trust:

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SKT Trust is a multifunctional and multidimensional template designed for religion and charity related communities, activities and organizations and as such is wonderfully fitting to any animal care and animal charity programs, events, protection campaigns and more.

The theme has a nice looking and motivational appearance, however, you are the one to play with color and font combinations, selection and deployment of social media icons, fix sidebar area, arm header and footer with the right elements and links, etc.

Once your web visitors are landing on your homepage, greet them with unique imagery that will also adapt to any mobile or device screen and will keep its pixel perfect look, since SKT Trust is seamlessly mobile optimized.

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6. Play School:

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Play School is clever and ambitious, visually captivating and commercially coherent template created ad launched with convenience and precision in the developers’ mind.

Take Play School and craft the online profile that will become the meeting place of your community partners, animal lovers and owners, volunteers, foster care specialist, donators and charitable funds and more.

The smooth and sleek navigation of your site together with fast response time and beautiful environment will make your website an enjoyable experiment for all the parties and sides.
The theme also shares dozens of customization and management options, compatibility with the most useful online tools and plugins, shortcodes based performance, etc.

Gutenberg WordPress themes that make a difference between success and failure for your business

Gutenberg WordPress themes

It seems that the much awaited update is here at last, it’s only a matter of time before WordPress 5.0 would soon be available to all and with this, WordPress manages to cement its position as one of the world’s leading CMS vendor. What sets this update apart from the last one is that the current update comes with Gutenberg editor with Gutenberg WordPress themes, which frankly makes the current editor almost obsolete. It is indeed an improvement over the last editor and manages to offer a seamless interface through which you should be able to add, modify and edit content with ease. Given the imminent update, a few themes have started to incorporate the Gutenberg editor; check out below for more details on some of the top Gutenberg WordPress themes.

1. Organic WordPress theme:

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Organic WordPress theme is one of the very few to incorporate Gutenberg editor, right at the beginning. While the overall design is aesthetically perfect, this theme is better suited for content marketers and comes with additional tools that should enable you to optimize the same for SEO with ease. This new theme is Gutenberg compatible, and comes with sliders with the option to hold ten sliders and much more.

2. HR Management:
Hr Management WordPress Theme

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HR Management is perfectly suited for companies, party planners, and event managers and comes loaded with templates that should prove handy. It comes with a responsive design which should help your website enhance user experience. The overall design seems to be good and comes with the latest WordPress and CSS3 animations. You can customize and tweak the layout as per your preference including trying out unlimited color options. It would be a good idea to do a demo and if HR Management seems to be a good fit, then you should go ahead with it.

3. Cleaning Company:
Cleaning Company WordPress Theme

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Cleaning Company is a Gutenberg based WordPress theme that’s more suited for anyone who’s running a service oriented company; it is a perfect fit for those in the cleaning business. Cleaning Company comes loaded with a subscription plugin through which you should e able to reach out to a wider audience. The site design is good and looks uncluttered and is quite responsive as well. Cleaning Company manages to stand out given its creative design and if you wanted that one of a kind site, and then Cleaning Company may well be it. But as mentioned earlier, always do a demo.

4. Recipe, Gutenberg bogging WordPress theme:
Recipe WordPress Theme

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If you were looking for a Gutenberg based theme for your personal blog, then Recipe would be a good fit. Thanks to Gutenberg editor, you should be able to drag and add your content instantly and in real time. It comes with a pre-loaded information architecture which is just perfect for any blog; all the blog posts would be displayed by the title page and category right on the front page. What makes this theme interesting is that it enables you to set different backgrounds for each one of your posts; so you can be sure to get more than your fair share of attention for your blog posts, with this theme. It is also compatible with various recipe plugins such as Cooked, WP Ultimate Recipe, EasyRecipe, Meal Planner, Recipe Hero, Yummly rich, Recipe Box and others as well

5. Web Programmer:
Programmer WordPress Theme

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This Gutenberg based WordPress theme for Web Programmer, creative bloggers. If you want a theme with all the latest bells and whistles, then you definitely need to check Web Programmer out. Web Programmer, coupled with Gutenberg’s block based approach to content makes it easy for you to seamlessly post and tag your content as well. Moreover, the content gets posted with widgets on the side which you can edit and modify your content and decide what goes on your landing page. It comes with a responsive design and visually stunning backgrounds, which you can use with each individual post.

6. Astrologer, author’s WordPress theme for beginners:
Astrology WordPress Theme

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If you are an astrologer, then this is the theme for you since with it, you should be able to build an easy to understand astrology themed website from scratch. It comes with a simple interface and thanks to Gutenberg editor, it comes with additional features, which make it possible for you to drag and drop content in with ease. It also comes with a lot of templates which in turn come with many options to choose from, as you use the template to publish a post. Do a demo and check it out and if it’s a good fit, then you may want to use Astrologer for your blog.

7. Solar Energy, simple ecommerce WordPress theme:
Solar Energy

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When you are setting up a business website, it is always a good idea to go with WordPress as it comes with increased flexibility that allows you to customize it as per preference. Solar Energy is no different, and comes loaded with the perfect layout for your store with Woo Commerce plugin. The overall design is simple and uncluttered and this is one of the few themes that can be incorporated to your site with few changes.

8. Finance, bold portfolio WordPress theme:

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Finance is primarily a multi-purpose theme which can be used for various industries and niches. It comes with a professional design and a responsive one at that, which should help with the SERPS. It also comes with 4 layout types for header that you can use as well short code generator and so much more. This WordPress theme comes pre-loaded with Gutenberg editor making it easy to upload content and edit, instantaneously. The overall design is a tad plain but somehow it works perfectly which is why it makes the list.

9. Wedding Videographer, Gutenberg WordPress theme:
Wedding videographer WordPress Theme

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The interesting thing about Wedding Videographer is that as a theme, you can use it for your business or even use it to set up a personal blog. The overall design is simple enough; it also comes with a minimal grid system that you can use to highlight and contrast certain images. It comes with 4 different grid types for the home page along with different header images and even gets the single posts dressed up, as per your preference. The Gutenberg editor makes it easy to add and tweak content and with it, your website should get better traction online.

10. SKT job portal:
Job Portal WordPress Theme

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This Gutenberg WordPress theme can be used for HR board, consultancies and practically most themes. It comes with a responsive design and one that should help you make a better connect with the people out there. It is compatible with most page builder plugins, and can be viewed using any device.

Wix Vs WordPress: Ultimate Comparison for Website Builder

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Wix vs WordPress presented here for your reference and to choose among them.

Being a part of this ever-evolving digital world, we value a great digital presence for the businesses around us. It has become imperative for a business to have a strong social presence in order to impress its potential customers and retain the existing ones. To achieve this, a great website is the most important requirement after the pursuit of delivering satisfactory service to the users. So, a great website builder has to be in the space to make things happen.

Are you feeling confused which one to choose between Wix vs WordPress? Well, you are not the only one out. There are several people who feel the same confusion. Getting in detail, we can say that WordPress is not the only content management system in the world. Though WordPress is much popular but Wix is also another option. Most of the people have not come across Wix. The only place one gets to hear about Wix is in the Wix TV commercials.

If you are of starting off website building, then this is not at all an easy thing to do. Suppose, you have completed your designing part only to find out that website builder you picked is not the right one. You have to rebuild again. Would you like that to happen? It would definitely be a “No”. So, take a look at this article to find out which one is ideal for your use.

Lets see the points of difference in this Wix vs WordPress article.

Flexibility
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WordPress being an open source platform the source codes can be used by anybody. Anyone from coders to programmers can change it according to their needs. This is downloadable for free. Purchasing it for a fee is also possible. This has led to the expansion of the WordPress community with 60 million websites (in 2012). With the increase in the number of websites online, WordPress will continue growing. But so much usability can pose to be a problem. There is a centralized support system that monitors all these things.

What is more, a person with little knowledge of coding can also create a plugin or a theme. That can be a dangerous issue. A darker side of this fact is that such a vast community of WordPress has very lesser control. If you are using Wix here then it not being an open source cannot be modified easily. Thus, there is a control that ensures the work is done in a proper way. Wix vs WordPress first point goes to WordPress.

Design
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The design is very much important for any website. It can be a great reason for the success. One has to make sure that the design of the website should be a good one. Along with that, it should be an easy one too. The person using the website should be easily able to understand it no matter what age he or she might be.

While working with Wix website builder, one gets to choose from 500+ pre-designed templates. Those are also responsive. They are written using HTML5. So, one can customize their sites using the built-in tools. One can find a template for every kind of sites. But a limitation one faces in Wix is after selecting a template one cannot change it. On the other hand, in WordPress, the paid themes have several features. The free themes have less support though they have to undergo a strict review process. One can also customize the themes according to their needs. As because there are no design restrictions so choosing WordPress designing will be helpful if you need great design templates.

This can be said as a tie between Wix vs WordPress in this case.

Price & The Cost
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This can be a strong factor while you choose anything, not only just a website builder. The cost of the website depends majorly on your needs. Then also you have to keep in mind your budget. Then only you will be free to use what you like.

The website builder in Wix is basically free. So, automatically when you design a website that will have Wix advertisements in the top and bottom. The next bad thing is that there will not be a custom domain. There are also no add-ons except in the basic plan. If you want to remove the advertisements you have to upgrade it to the premium version. The applications that you use are not included in any of the costs you pay for the platform. On the contrary, WordPress is free. Anyone can use it. The only thing is that you will need a domain and hosting to install it. There are several hosting providers of WordPress.

If your needs are minimum you can choose the basic plan. If you need added features then prefer choosing the premium pack. In this regard, WordPress is quite impressive than Wix. So, prefer that if your budget is low. Wix vs WordPress this also can be said as a tie considering long time investments.

Ease Factor

No one is too much interested in learning the codes. Thus, brighter side of both Wix and WordPress is that one can design the websites without learning the codes. Wix is very easy. It has several easy tools. By selecting and dragging a part of website one can start editing it. The interface is commonly WYSIWYG. The contents of the page can also be rearranged. Even Wix is user-friendly. It allows adding of media.

WordPress has a visual editor. In it, one can write his or her content. One can also customize the themes as already discussed above. To use WordPress in a better way one has to be familiar with its sections. For the beginners, it requires little learning.

So, in this point of Wix vs WordPress, Wix wins clearly. This is possible only because the users do not have to waste their time learning the platform. Neither the users have to understand the basics (like WordPress does), nor do they need the plugins for help.

E-commerce
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When you are making a website you should involve selling your articles online. On Wix, one can use ecommerce in the paid versions. The free plan users are not free to run ecommerce on their sites. The payments can be made using Authorize.net and PayPal. Third party stores are also there for selling the things online. If you are taking the monthly schemes then you would have to pay much less.

WordPress has plugins that are free. These can be used to create your online shopping store. The plugins that are used can be paid through any of the leading payment getaways. So, if you are thinking of making the website then you can enjoy much freedom. There would also be added comfort in terms of flexibility and choice.

Plugins and Apps

These are the third part software. This can be used to add more features to the platform. Now, do you want to know the difference between the two? Well, it is not at all a complex matter. Wix has apps. WordPress has plugins. There are more than 200 apps with Wix. Most of the apps are free. Some do require monthly payments. The prices of the apps may vary.

There are more than 38000 plugins in WordPress. Other plugins are also available. In this area, WordPress is a sure winner. The Wix library is also showing growth. The growth is limited when compared to WordPress.

To sum up, it can be said that Wix has several limitations in it. This, WordPress is undoubtedly better than others. A lot more opportunities are available with WordPress than with Wix. You can thus avail WordPress than anything else for designing your website. You can also choose Wix of your needs are in keeping with Wix platform. So, don’t wait, start designing your platform today. This one in Wix vs WordPress WordPress would win hands down.

Author Bio:
Catherrine Garcia is a passionate blogger and a freelance Web Developer. She along with her group of freelance developers, are experts of creating Websites on CMS.

How much does a WordPress website creation cost? 

If you are planning to create and launch a WordPress based website or blog, you have probably already thought about how much it is going to cost you.

Well, WordPress website creation cost depends on dozens of factors and your priorities. Your WP site is not going to be a bunch of code rolled up with a beautiful and attention grabbing cover. It’s going to be your face or digital personal representative to prove your qualities and identity.

Therefore, when pondering about how much WordPress creation costs, you will need to take into consideration what you are expecting from your future site to be.

From a financial standpoint, WordPress software itself is a completely free, but the creation of a WordPress powered website on a certain domain is going to cost a certain amount of money. Of course, you can make use of one of the free services like wordpress.com, blogger com, etc., but the chances are high that you will get a second level domain and hard cut functionality instead.

Trying to calculate how much will a WordPress website creation cost? Let’s consider two options of creating and running a “real” website on WordPress.

1. You have limited financial means and are going to work on a tight budget. Or you are just greedy

2. You are rich enough and don’t worry about the WordPress website creation cost.

Hence, depending on the budget category you choose for your site, the price can be essentially changed.
Now, let’s define what you are going to need:

  • Domain name (required)
  • Hosting (required)
  • WordPress theme (you can buy a one, or you can use one of the free versions)
  • Development, plugins, extensions, etc. (optional)

As for the domain name, it’s the official web address of your website, which your web visitors are going to type on their browsers to reach you. Generally, the price of a typical domain name starts from $14 or $15. In certain cases, you will be able to find even cheaper, depending on the domain registrar, special offers, discounts and so on.

Next is the hosting. Well, the prices for hosting can fluctuate significantly. If you are new in the digital spectrum and are making your first steps in website creation, we recommend you to choose one of the cheapest plans for hosting. Further, you can upgrade to a higher plan depending on your website needs.

A monthly cost of an average web hosting is $7 or $8. Again, there are certain factors affecting the hosting price, like the theme you are going to choose for your website, hosting provider, discounts and more.

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WordPress Themes

There are hundreds of free WordPress templates you can find in the official WordPress repository. However, if you want something more flexible, visually stunning and technically advanced, you’d better purchase a premium one or have a custom made, which will also affect the budget you are going to spend on your site creation.

Thus, we’ll fix the price of WP theme as 0 in our final bill, but will also discuss some premium options further.

If we try to scan the current marketplace of premium WordPress themes and understand the optimal price for them, we’ll find a price range starting from about $20 to $300. Of course, you can limit yourself in the cheapest price range, however, don’t hope for any support by the theme developer or author in the future. And while the price tag of 20$ may be tempting, we strongly recommend you to purchase a template of an average cost. You can find dozens of premium quality, yet cost conscious template in https://www.sktthemes.net/.

You can also find free templates in SKT Themes library and check their functionality before going to premium. As you can see, the prices of those themes are pocket friendly so that you will not need to shell out all of your hard earned pennies for any of them. You can even purchase SKT Themes bundle for the price of one: just $99 per year!

SKT Perfect

perfect commercial WordPress theme

SKT Perfect is a perfect WordPress theme which can be used for any type of commercial websites. This multipurpose premium commercial WordPress theme is super flexible and scalable.

Comprises of several fantastic supporting themes which provide super customization options and great custom different designs which are not just unique but cater to various industries and types of websites.

Portfolio websites can be created easily with the help of several slider compatible plugins, internal gallery included with the theme and as well as other gallery plugins which are compatible with the theme.

It becomes very easy for a photographer to have the desired type of website by choosing among the templates given and create a great site for their own benefit which is visually attractive and looks great on both mobile and tablet as well as desktop devices.

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Charm

WordPress blog theme

WordPress has been the long preferred CMS in the world for blogging. Bloggers from the start of blogging used to use Tumblr as well as Blogger for their blogging needs. But since the existence of WordPress it has changed the aspect of blogging and now blogging tool seems to come up with only one word and that is WordPress.

WordPress self hosted solutions come up with good managed WordPress hosting and great WordPress blog theme which are useful in creating an excellent blogging based website.

Blogging can be done for various and every kind of industry but is more popular for travel, corporate, personal, lifestyle and fashion and women centric businesses like recipes, kitchen and affiliate marketing and technology blogs as well
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Complete Pro:

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Complete WordPress theme is complete in each and every aspect and hence we have named the theme as complete as we have tried to cater to multipurpose needs and requirements of clients and web developers who build websites for their clients.

Full color changing theme since the background, text and links as well as other areas like buttons etc colors can be easily changed or altered with.
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Gravida

corporate WordPress theme

Running a high quality, accurately crafted and developed corporate or business website seems to be one of the most applicable online marketing strategies at present for the majority of companies, organizations, agencies and firms, having ambitions, goals and objectives in the relevant field and foreseeing better outlooks for the future.

They exercise this tool successfully to expand their company and brand presence, increase their visibility and accessibility for more people and transforming their visitors into their potential customers. Dealing with a business world directly and indirectly enforces you to take a really prudent care of your compatible and decent presentation in the online market, as today it is used as the main source of information and intelligence, and having your comprehensive presentation of your business and business-related activities will indescribably will speak and act in your favour.

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are among our favorites.

They unite high end theme features with admin friendly customization options to make the creation and customization of your website a breeze. And what is more important, they are going to cost you only $39 or $48, which, as you will agree, are preferable prices for a top rated template

And the last parameter we need to discuss in our guideline of WordPress website creation cost is additional features and tools you might need to get your website up and running smoothly.

Even if you purchase a well equipped and feature rich premium WP template, there comes a time when you want your site to be more effective and functional to offer your website visitors the best user experience they deserve. This is where free and premium plugins and add ons come into play.

WordPress repository is full of such tools and extensions for you to review and add to your site. Now about the current price range of WP additional tools and plugins. If we are looking for a numerical answer, it is between 0 and $100 or even more for a monthly subscription. All in all, the price depends on the feature pack and capacity a specific plugin is ready to offer you. If you are looking for a highly saturated website management system to control the whole site from one place, then you need to add some $30 or $40 to the total budget of your future website creation.

As you see, it’s rather difficult to estimate the optimal cost for a WP website creation and further management since you are the only one to decide what you need and what you want to pay for it. Anyway, remember, that it’s not the price that is going to do the heavy lifting for you, but your efforts to find a reasonable correlation between the price and quality.

Unleash the Power of Multilanguage – ConveyThis Translate

Translation solution for WordPress, Shopify, Joomla and more.
Today, most commerce is associated with the Internet.
With the development of e-commerce platforms such as WordPress, Shopify, BigCommerce, etc. more and more entrepreneurs with large businesses are considering online sales as the main segment for future development and a source of revenue. On the other hand, thanks to these tools, the number of beginners increases significantly, they try their skills, come up with new ideas and create in-demand products. Now, when it is possible to achieve success with your creative or new trending goods within a few months it’s crucial to enter the international markets. These platforms have a great potential for all countries and for any selleEase of integration and usage r with an irresistible desire to sell anywhere in the world. Delivery of goods is expanded as well as e-commerce itself, there are literally fewer and fewer barriers every year to get your product delivered anywhere. At the same time, many buyers spend a fair amount of time trying to find the desired product at a lower price and are ready to give up quick delivery in order to get it.

The stumbling block for many new entrepreneurs is often the lack of knowledge on the technical side of creating websites or the lack of team members to implement the idea. Fortunately, all the above mentioned platforms solve most of these difficult tasks.

The last obstacle to sales around the world can be a language barrier.

Many Internet users prefer to shop and explore the goods in their own language, not to mention those who do not know English at all. This a huge part of missed clients, who could potentially become a permanent and loyal customer for any blog or online-store.

Here it goes on the stage ConveyThis Translate – the translation solution for WordPress, Shopify, BigCommerce, Joomla and more.

With this application, the language barrier can be destroyed in just a few minutes. Let’s see how ConveyThis can help you turn your site into a multilingual one.

Ease of integration and usage:

The plugin was created for the convenience of interaction with any user, and therefore doesn’t require you to have any web development background to use it.

For the initial installation, you only need to copy the API key, select the source language and target language for your site. After that, the button is set up on your site and you can start translating.

By default the language switcher will appear on the right lower corner of your website with a rectangle flag shape and the whole name of the language. But that’s not how it has to stay. To please your individual preferences the plugin gives you the ability to place the button wherever you want and make it the shape you like. If you have some other pop-up forms on your website or you simply want to move the switcher to another side here is how you can do it. Go back to the plugin’s configuration page and click “Show more options”.

You will be shown all the customization options that are currently available.

Also there is one more great option that allows you to choose another flag for up to five languages. In fact, there is a common case when a person wants another flag for some language. But there are also some cases when a specific language may really be applicable to more than one flag. For example English language can be used with both US and UK flags. That’s why customization provides fields for several language-flag pairs. So here is the way to switch it. Click “Change language flag”.

It is worth mention that an automatic translation of each page is already available to any user who came to any page of your site.

However, it’s totally up to you whether to give fate to the success of your website and loyalty of your potential customers into the hands of machine translation. The quality of these translations is very accurate, but automatic translation rather serves a different purpose: use it as a booster for the initial translation and then proofread and finalize these translations. This approach will save you a lot of money and time but the result will be the same as if you would order a professional website translation.

Translation interface:
When the first pages are translated you can go to your account in the “My Translations” page and edit your translations there.

Clicking on a specific domain name, you will be taken to the page with a list of all the translated pages of your site.

Here are several handy features.

For example, you can delete some pages if they do not gain any international traffic to those pages based on analytics results. You can track this directly on this page using the “Page views” column. By removing any of the pages here, the limit of your translated words will go up. You can view the update on the main “dashboard” in your account.

Another useful feature is the language filter. When you have more than one target language and a lot of pages to translate there will be a lot of data on this page. To help you navigate through this list, the language filter is implemented on this page. So you can first filter the language you want to work with at this moment and only then pick up a particular page. As you can see all the pages have the exact name as your site’s links and therefore it won’t be a problem to search for a necessary page. In addition, if the number of pages is still high you can sort them by alphabet or by page views and top level category will also be helpful for navigation through this list.

Select a specific link and click on it to edit the page.

The entire text is divided into segments to make it easier to find and work with translations.

The right column contains the source text, and the left-hand version is the machine translation. The required fragment can be found by using a simple search, for example, the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + F”. When you found the desired fragment, change the existing translation to your preferred translation and click save. Manual translations immediately appear on your website. You can also switch the tabs to “Meta Text” & “Attributes” to edit those types of content.

This approach can be very useful if you need to delegate the translation of the entire website to a third party. All your data is safe and there is no need to perform additional manipulations with the new users creation, providing limited accesses and so on. All that is required is simply to grant access of your ConveyThis.com account to your interpreter, freelancer or colleague responsible for the translation and return to sales and lead generation. This way your entire site can be translated in the background while you are busy with more important tasks. Ordinary website translation in a translation agency can cost at least $10,000 by the very general calculation and will take much longer.

ConveyThis platform also has the built-in support of professional linguists from a translation agency with extensive experience, but due to partnership of services there are more liberal prices. In addition, do not forget about the huge advantage that you get from the original machine translation. The cost of a full-fledged translation and the cost of proofreading and minor corrections notably varies based on the translators.

SEO best practices:

The last but not least greatest feature of this plugin is SEO optimization.

ConveyThis provides all the benefits you need to increase your international rankings.
The main point about SEO is that it’s difficult and pretty unpredictable, but international SEO is all about your content and proper indexing of this content. The plugin will do for you the biggest part of the job. It will translate your entire site into multiple languages, create separate URLs for each one of your site’s pages and add hreflang attributes. So Google and other search engines will first be able to proper index your translated pages and then rank them higher in appropriate search results for those languages your pages are translated into.

You don’t have to deal with anything, just make sure that your translated content is proofread and as a result more valuable to a user. In this case search engines will send even more traffic to your website.

Price range:
ConveyThis has different pricing plans to catereverything from small blogs to websites.
As you can see all the benefits are included in all plans so you won’t need to pay for additional features like adding Alt tags to your images or adding separate URLs. It has a SAaS billing system but it’s worth it cause you’re paying for only your translated limits like translated words and page views. You want more, you pay more and save up while growing.

Registration is free with no credit card required. For all of their advanced plans they have a money back guarantee.

Aside from the free plan which has no expiration, they offered a 50% summer discount for all of their higher plans. You can have advantage of it using the coupon code SUMMER50DISCOUNT. To use the coupon first register on ConveyThis.com and in your account go to plans and apply the coupon.

Final Words:

ConveyThis Translate is an ultimate decision that will help you turn your website into a multilingual one within minutes. It will handle all the SEO things for your smooth integration into the international market and give you a translation boost due to the API approach and automatic machine translation. To improve your content there are different options you can consider to delegate the process. To top it offyou will have the support of professional translators to proofread and edit all your content.

This plugin is a relatively new one, but it is gathering positive reviews from its customers. In the last few months some useful options were added and looks like the team is continuing to add them.
Give it a try today and start your multilingual journey. Install ConveyThis for your WordPress website.

Why Use WordPress As A CMS For Your Business Website

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In today’s digital arena, WordPress powered business websites are needed to connect the business to an extended number of audience. Remaining professional in this approach matters and what could serve the purpose better than WordPress as your CMS. WordPress wins the race in a number of aspects if compared with other content management systems in the similar category.

The popularity of WordPress needs no mention. Right from the launch of the platform in the year 2003, this content management system has attracted the attention of developers across the globe. Here are the stats to support the fact.

  • WordPress is a dynamic platform, available for free and covers almost 59 % ofCMS market share, which sums up to 26% of all the websites.
  • The best of all the news is that 46 million downloads of WordPress.org have already been done since its release and the number is still growing.
  • 40 different translations of WordPress have been done to provide a familiar dashboard to the users in their own languages.

 

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Let us offer you some more reasons on why WordPress serves as an ultimate CMS for the business websites.

Reason 1 – WordPress is free
We have a special place for the things that come for free right in the core of our heart. Everyone adores freebies and it gets valuable enough if a bunch of benefits is waiting to amaze you. This is the advantage with WordPress. You need not spend a single penny to get the registration. All that is required is to set your own WordPress account by providing the necessary details. The ultimate WordPress features have the potential to take your business to the next level altogether.

Reason 2 – A series of free plugins and templates
Yes, you heard it right. WordPress has a whopping 29,000 (and still growing) of plugins among which some are available for free. You could use these templates and plugins to enhance the looks of your websites and track important information. Running a website is correlated with providing an exceptional user experience and there is no better way than utilizing the free plugins from WordPress to accomplish the task with utmost ease. From WordPress repository, you can download a series of plugins and templates suited to the websites.

Reason 3 – Search Engine Friendly
Developing your WordPress websites is not going to help the business until the platform has visibility over the web. Here comes the role of SEO or search engine optimization. Search engines love WordPress websites, thus providing them increased visibility. The codes behind WordPress sites are easy and clean, thereby making it an effortless task for the search engines to read and index the web content. Additionally, the meta tags, descriptions and titles on the images, and the posts could be optimized with the specific keywords for better ranking.

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Reason 4 – A customizable platform
WordPress customization has reached to a whole new level because of the availability of the plugins and templates. The easy to install plugins are just awesome to offer an enhanced browsing experience to the users. This counts for making any frequent visitor to potential business client. Do keep in mind, internet surfers wish to experience something new and fascinating every time. This could only get possible if you have customized the platform to offer an exceptional experience for the users. With WordPress, customization is easy and effortless as well.

Reason 5 – A Secured Platform
The prospering technology has given a way to the unethical hacking practices but all thanks to WordPress, your business websites are secured. If compared with other similar platforms, WordPress is way better and a protected platform. The powerful WordPress coding structure assures security against hacking. No website owner could afford to lose the credentials of the business websites that have been earned with so much difficulty. Thus, try using WordPress as your ultimate business websites. Customization can also be done regarding the security of your WordPress websites.

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Reason 6 – An open source platform
Being an open source platform, WordPress has been developed by talented professionals to come up with this great content management system and making it available for free to everyone. Technical geeks who hold expertise in PHP and MySQL coding could also manipulate the platform with ease for better solutions. Additionally, WordPress in evolving and improving with the community support that it has in the form of various technical professionals joining the platform regularly. The best of all benefits is that it can be used by anyone and everyone.

Conclusion
With all the above-explained features, WordPress has a number of others too in the form of support and upgrades, an easy to use platform, and also becoming responsive with the use of certain themes. The platform saves time when it comes to designing business websites because of the availability of the secured features. Hence, it is recommended to use WordPress as your business website if you are looking for a robust platform for developing the site.

Author Bio: Tom Hardy works and holds years of experience in utilizing WordPress websites for business platforms. He keeps sharing the robust features of the platform through engaging write-ups.

How to migrate a WordPress Website to another Domain Name

Even though it is not a good idea to migrate a WordPress website to another domain name, but sometimes it becomes necessary.

You may have multiple reasons to change the domain name which could be a legal problem, a better domain name for better SEO and web traffic or another company taking over your website.

Most people are scared to migrate a WordPress website to another domain name because they feel all the hard work they put in SEO will be lost.

Essentially, all off-page SEO works get reflected by your domain name and when you change it, it is quite logical to think that SEO value of your website will vanish.

But it is not the case as we are going to show you to migrate a WordPress website to another domain name without losing any SEO value.

Preparation

The first thing to note is the fact that when you migrate a WordPress website to another domain name, you are not changing the web host. You can have the same web host and all you have to do is to point your website to another domain name which could be from the same web host or a different one.

The second thing is your SEO value will get affected temporarily and over the time, it will get recovered and will be back to its old value. There will be some negative SEO value when you migrate a WordPress website to another domain name. You can reduce this negative SEO effects significantly with various measures.

How To Migrate A WordPress Website To Another Domain Name

1.Take A Complete Backup –

Assuming that you have already bought the new domain name, the first thing to do is to take a full backup of your website. There are many plugins available for this job like VaultPress or BackupBuddy.

To install the plugin BackupBuddy, go to Dashboard and Plugins from the left menu and then click on Add New. Search the plugin, install and activate it. A menu option BackupBuddy will appear on the left menu of the Dashboard. Go to that and click on Backup from the drop down. You may have to fill up some fields in a wizard. Once the actual screen comes, click on Complete Backup button.

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You have a wait a few moments for it to take a full backup and a button will appear with label Download BackupFile. Click on that and download the backup on your hard drive and store it safely.

2. Migrating The Website –

For migrating the domain name, you would need a plugin named Duplicator. Go to Dashboard and Plugins from the left menu and click on Add New. Search the plugin by name, install and activate it. After activation, menu option Duplicator will appear on the Dashboard’s left menu. Click on that option and you will see a screen that will read No Packages Found.

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The Process Begins –

Click on the Create Button present and it will start the internal process of duplicating your website. Basically, it creates a compressed(ZIP) package file comprising your WordPress website files and database. You may be asked to provide the name of the package file which you can specify as you wish or just leave it in its default name. The process might take a few minutes depending on your file structure and volume. Once done, you have to download the package and associated files(installer.php) on your hard drive.

Uploading In New Site –

Now, it is time to upload the compressed package and associated files. Connect your FTP software(preferably FileZilla) to your new domain name settings. Go to the root directory and make sure there is no file. Start uploading the package and files there. Once done, you need to open your web browser and type in www.newdomainname.com/installer.php and press enter.

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Install The Website –

A new screen will appear on the web browser where you will be asked to provide the details of your database settings. Provide the details and enable the checkbox table removal and tick mark “I have read all messages & notices”. Then click on Run Deployment.

The installer will un-package and install your database from the old website. Once done, you will reach the Update page. Check the fields containing old and new URLs and paths. If any modification is required, do so manually and click on Update button.

Post Installation Tasks –

Once the installation process is over, you need to do some modifications. The first thing to modify is the permalink. Go to Dashboard and then to Settings and click on Permalink. Modify the structure of the permalink to be the same as the old permalink you had and click on Save button.

Go to FTP software, refresh it and remove the files installer.php and other files starting with ‘installer’ name. This is for the safety of the website.

Technically speaking the process of migration is complete here. But there are a few things you need to do to avoid negative SEO effects. You need to set up 301 redirects and notify search engines about the change.

3.Permanent 301 Redirects –

With permanent 301 redirects, you will be able to send your users from old website to the new one. As a matter of fact, ever search engine crawlers will get redirected. For that, you need to go to the .htaccess file located in wp-admin folder in your web host. Edit that using FTP and write the following code.
#Options +FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine on
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.newdomainname.COM/$1 [R=301,L]
Replace the ‘newdomainname’ with your new domain name for your website. Once done, save the file and go to your old domain name through the web browser. You will see that you are getting redirected to the new domain name.

4. Notify Google and Users

Go to Google Webmaster Tools and go to Configuration from the left menu. In the drop down option, click on Change of Address. You have to write the new domain name and verify it.

Apart from that, you must notify your users a few weeks before the change through social media, email newsletter and various other means. Hope you found the article useful, if you face any problem during migration, let us know. Thank you.

The Implications Of Multilingual Approaches And AI In Marketing Emails

The current market dictates that every business should have an exclusivity approach. Such a reality immediately affects marketing campaigns and the way they are structured. Every customer prefers to feel exclusive in comparison to others, for a multitude of reasons. One of the most important is, of course, the overabundance of competitors, each providing a different service. Due to this level supply, demand has to be artificially crafted, using the method of being outstanding. It revolves around not necessarily providing cheaper or better services, usually just being more personal.

Out of all types of personal approach, speaking to a customer in his native language is the most effective one. Different semantical groups get different levels of gravity. There is significantly more gravity in mother tongue statements than in any other way of customer approach. However, combining this method with the use of AI in creating mail concept, formats, and templates, you get your campaign to the next level. Adobe Campaign fuses these elements together to create an efficient way to send out campaign emails. Let’s see how can you get improved results.

The psychology of multilingual emails:
While your brand is in its development phase, it’s essential that you plan. Scheduling developments in advance is something that will prepare your or every new business sector you choose to approach. Every sector has one thing in common – the phase of global development. In the global economy, a brand is successful only if it’s able to reach a multilingual customer base successfully. That’s the only way to expand your ventures and become globally present.

Customers react to their mother tongue so positively for one reason only – it’ the first language they had contact with. Therefore, for the rest of their life, this language will instill a feeling of familiarity in them. And it’s a feeling you can use to get to know your contacts better.

How to approach contacts with multilingual emails:
With numerous multilingual options in Adobe Campaign, you don’t have to limit yourself by cultural barriers. You can create a single email and design copies of it in the language of your targeted customers. This can be accomplished by merely assigning the language of preference to custom lists, customer profiles or segmented lists.

That way, you’ll be sure that you’ve used the right approach for every segmented audience list you’ve created via analytics gathering and parameter setting. Multilingual emails allow you to begin essential and personal conversations and relationships with your customer. If a contact feels flattered by you knowing his mother tongue, your brand will undoubtedly benefit from the word-to-mouth promotion.

The flow of multilingual email creation:
Using Adobe Campaign, you can modify any writing to match the mother tongue of your customers. This includes SMS, push notifications and emails. Messages can be altered on many criteria, including location, location of birth or anything else you input.

Here’s how you can create a campaign any way you want it, in four simple steps.

1. Adobe Campaign allows you a multi-channel approach. The first thing you should pay attention to is the creation of the initial text. Is it enticing enough? Is it concise? Craft your message that aims at a contact list and makes sure it’s been checked for mistakes.
2. Then, you need to test and validate it. Using the email proof in Adobe Campaign, you can examine the message before you even send it. Proof it as many times as you need before finalizing the content. Use the preview in local language option, to be sure of the quality and phrasing.
3. To round out the campaign, test the SMS message feature and roll them out in the similar fashion. Then can be sent in standalone mode, as well as other cases – such as delivery or within a workflow.
To continue the creation process, Adobe Campaign’s AI software will be of help.

Adding AI into the mix:
Sending emails in the right language can only be worthwhile if the content is worthwhile as well. Therefore, you need to say the right thing to avoid a drop-in click-through rate and other statistical fields. With AI-powered emails in Adobe Campaign, you can prevent unnecessary campaign failures and other obstacles. Here’s how the software affects your mailing lists:
1. Predicts subject lines. The software predicts the lines based on many variables, including relevancy in the current temporal ethos.
2. Uses your previous history. By observing your campaigns, Adobe Campaign helps you import successful models and select those who are obsolete. You can also create template lists, adding those who are ideal for a single contact list or other custom generated lists.
3. Tests your lines and text. To get the best results, the AI software compares the text to other lines and tests its efficiency in a similar case.

Author Name: SMRIDHI MALHOTRA
Author Profile:
Having more than 8 years of writing experience, Smridhi Malhotra is a professional tech, health and travel blogger. She loves to gather and share her profound knowledge about latest developments in technology.

Smridhi is a management graduate and visual graphics artist and is currently pursuing masters in behavioral psychology. Her hobbies are practicing mindfulness, counseling children and traveling (a special love for Africa).

How to Customize the WordPress Dashboard within admin panel

If you have a WordPress site and you visit Admin Dashboard regularly, at some point, you must have felt the urge of customizing the WordPress Dashboard and get options as per your usefulness. The dashboard that WordPress provides is just a collection of widgets. There are various ways by which you can customize the WordPress Dashboard and make it the way you like to have. You can customize the WordPress dashboard with or without code.

By customizing your dashboard, you make it look better so that you get inspired to work every time to visit it. But most importantly, it optimizes the speed of your work as all the different most-used options could be on the Dashboard to access them instantly. The following are the different ways to customize the WordPress Dashboard.

How To Customize The WordPress Dashboard Using Screen Option –

Go to your Dashboard, and you will see the option ‘Screen Options’ on the top right of the window. Click on that, and the drop down menu will appear with heading ‘Boxes’. You will see that those checkboxes that are enabled are showing as widgets on your Dashboard. You can disable the widgets that you do not want to see by disabling the checkboxes corresponding to them.

Dashboard

When you are at the initial phase of Your WordPress site, you could have limited options under screen Options. But as you go on to add more plugins for your website, you will see that you will have more useful options that you can enable to avail the corresponding widgets on the Dashboard.

Drag And Replace –

Once you enable every widget you want to see on the Dashboard, you can place them in different columns on the Dashboard. Generally, you will see the Dashboard has three columns. To move one widget from one column to the other, just drag them by their heading and place them under the widgets in the column where you want them to be. Then, you can move them up and down as per your requirement.

Drag-and-Drop

It is important to note that the changes you are making will not be visible when other users log into your website. You can change their settings as per their requirement.

How To Customize The WordPress Dashboard For Multi-Users –

We stated earlier that you cannot make a universal change with the usual options provided by WordPress. But there could be a situation when you would want to control what your users and subscribers see on the Dashboard and how exactly they see it. For that, you would require installing a few plugins. To install those plugins, you have to go to your Dashboard, and on the left menu, you will find the option Plugins. Place your mouse pointer on that, and a drop-down will appear. Click on Add New button and in the new screen, search for the plugins and Install and Activate them.

Admin Color Scheme

We all are used to the grayish color of WordPress. Some people hate it as it represents depression. To change it, you can go to your Dashboard and to the Users menu option on the left menu and click on the option Your Profile. You will see that various limited color options are available. If you are not satisfied with them, you can go for the plugin Admin Color Scheme and search, install and activate it. There are so many color schemes available that will captivate your mind. It will surely make your Dashboard a better place to be it.

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Admin Menu Editor

Admin Menu Aditor

Sometimes, you will feel that some of the menu options should have been placed higher because they are required so often. With Admin Menu Editor plugin, you can literally do that. You can reorder the position of the menu options and even disable certain options so that you do not click on them by mistake. It provides you option to drag and drop and even change menu titles and icons. The plugin is quite popular with 2 lakh downloads and high rating.

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Adminize

Remove Dashboard access

If you have editors and authors, you can restrict the way they see their dashboard and menu options. When your website starts getting popularity, a lot of malicious competitors and hackers would like to be an editor or writer for your website only to ruin you. Therefore, you need to restrict a few things like what they will see on the Dashboard or the menu and submenu options they will see. For that, you need to install and Activate Adminize. You can literally customize the Dashboard for your editors who generally have certain extra powers, and you can deactivate certain menu options through which a hacker under the disguise of an editor could do harm to your website.

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WP Hide Dashboard or Remove Dashboard Access

If you have subscribers or general users, there is no need of showing a Dashboard to them and other useful options like Screen Options. It helps to maintain the authority and most importantly, if the user ID and password falls into the wrong hands, not much damage can be done. To do that, you have to install either of these plugins, and once you activate them, you will see options to disable Dashboard, and other options so that the next time any user or subscriber login into your website, they do not get to see them or tweak them.

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Dashboard Notes

This is an awesome plugin you must install and activate if you work with multiple authors on your WordPress website. With its help, you can notify your users about anything, and you can set customized colors for the notifications to appear on their dashboard.

You can even set reminders for different tasks and include images as well for getting attention at once.

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Admin Theme

If you have a premium WordPress theme, you can contact the provider of the theme and install a compatible Admin theme or skin. These skins have amazing features and options to customize the WordPress Dashboard the way you want to.

How to Setup a WordPress CDN step by step guide

WordPress CDN

CDN is the acronym for Content Delivery Network – a system of interconnected servers located all around the world. The role of CDN is to distribute cached web content and web pages to internet users.

This is why a CDN is a must-have. It speeds up the website’s loading time by distributing bandwidth across multiple servers, and increasing the speed of your website will allow it to rank higher in search engine results. You may also analyze your website and discover how it performs by using various online tools before you decide which CDN to use.

If you are using WordPress CMS platform, you have the option of setting up a CDN. It’s not that complicated or time-consuming actually – the entire CDN implementation process takes approximately 15 minutes. Here is how to configure WordPress to use a CDN.

Choosing the Best CDN Service for Your Website

Before you can start the configuration process, you will need to choose a CDN service provider. In order to get the best price-to-quality balance, you have to get informed on how to choose the right CDN. Some of the items that you have to check off your list are: cost, functionality, performance and location of the CDN servers.

Make sure that the CDN you are about to choose has analytics and testing features. With these you will be able to measure response time and evaluate the strength of the CDN. Good CDN service providers have well-designed and easy to read custom-granular reports that allow users to get access to full global metrics (cache hit/miss ratio percentage, deliveries/requests by data centre, transfer/request miss ratio, average end-user transfer rate, etc.).

It is important to do an online research into users’ experiences about using the CDN service in question. Choosing the right CDN is an important task and you should get as much information before making a decision.

Configuring WordPress with CDN

Creating the Pull Zone

For the purposes of this tutorial, we have chosen the MAXcdn CDN service provider. Once you have gotten your CDN account, login to gain access to the control panel. In the navigation bar on top of the screen, click on the “Zones” tab. Then find the “Pull Zones” tab and click on the “Create Pull Zone”. The Pull Zone automatically pulls the data from a location specified after the first request for the file. You have to fill three fields:

  • Name – Simply name the Pull Zone
  • Origin Server URL – Here you enter the root domain name to be distributed over the CDN (http://yourdomainname.extension). If your website already redirects to a “www” domain, make sure to add “www” before the site name and extension.
  • Label – Here you enter the description of the zone you are creating.

After clicking, the process of zone creating starts and it usually lasts for couple of minutes. After it is completed, you will have to create a CNAME record for the “cdn.yourdomainname.extension” to “nameofthepullzone.yourdomainname.netdna-cdn.com”.

Creating a CNAME record

CNAME is a standard part of a DNS record. When website visitors try to access a website, CNAME will tell them where the recourses are located. In order to create CNAME record, you will have to log in to your domain’s Control Panel. In the Search Box accessible through the Control Panel type “DNS ZONE” and select the “Simple DNS Zone Editor” option. Go to the box named “Add a CNAME Record” and fill the two fields:

  • Name – Here you should only enter the prefix of your custom domain (in this example, it is CDN), the Control Panel will autocomplete the “yourdomainname.extension”
  • CNAME – Here you should enter the “nameofpullzone.yourdomainname.netdna-cdn.com”
    Make sure to check the complete guide on how to create a CNAME DNS Record published by the CDN service provider you have picked. This way you can avoid setup errors that can cost you a lot of your time.

Installing and Setting the WordPress CDN plugin

W3 Total Cache with CDN

The most popular WordPress caching plugin is “W3 Total Cache”. It is very easy to setup and it is compatible with many CDN service providers. Before installing this plugin, you will have to uninstall any other caching plugins that you might have active on your website. This is very important, because it will make sure that W3TC runs without any issues.
Once you access your WordPress admin panel, click on the Plugins and then click on Add New. Enter “W3 Total Cache” in the search box, then click on the “Install Now” link supplied right under the “W3 Total Cache” plugin name.

After you have installed the plugin, go to “Performance” and select “General Settings”. When you scroll down, you will find the CDN configuration box, click on it. Check the “Enable” box. Select the NetDNA/MaxCDN option in the CDN Type dropdown menu and click the “Save all Settings” button.

In the next step you will have to provide “Authorization Key” and enter the replacement for the default host name. If you click on the red link “Specify it here”, the plugin will take you to your CDN provider page. In this example we are using MAXcdn provider. Once you’ve logged in to your account on MAXcdn, you should click on Manage Account, then choose the API tab where you can get your API key.

Go back to the plugin settings that you have open in the first tab and enter this API key. In the “Replace Site’s Hostname With” field enter “cdn.yourdomainname.extension”. Now click on “Save all Settings” and then Test NetDNA. If you have done everything alright, you will get the “Green Test Passed” report next to the “Test NetDNA” button. For troubleshooting, check the WordPress forums.

Before setting this all up, make sure to check the metrics on the performance panel, so that you can compare the page loading speed values before and after the CDN implementation.

Setting up a WordPress CDN doesn’t take a lot of time. But, as you can see, to successfully set it up, you will need to have at least some technical skills. In order to make sure that everything goes over smoothly, feel free to go through this guide several times and to take one step at a time, so that you don’t forget to set up any of the options we have addressed here.

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MarkoMarco Mijatovic is a blogger and WordPress enthusiast. He’s one of the guys behind FirstSiteGuide so make sure to check out his other work, including in-depth guides and posts where he features latest WordPress insights.

How to Learn WordPress for Free in a Week (or Less)

Are you planning to learn WordPress for free in a short timespan? Great! We are here to get the things smoothly flowing for you. Understanding the principles WordPress operates on and dealing with them is quite easy as long as you are thrilled to uncover all the wonders hidden behind the curtains of this user friendly content management platform and its products.

WordPress is more popular than you might know. It is one of the most reliable open source platforms powering thousands of websites in the digital arena, from big name brands such as BBC America, The New Yorker, Bloomberg Professional, MTV News, Quartz to medium and small personal and corporate websites and blogs.

So what’s that making WordPress so much demanded? The basic reasons are many. In the fewest possible words, it is surprisingly easy to learn WordPress for free. It is also simple to manage, intuitive and quick in customization, GPL based for you to take advantage of WP to the maximum extent, well coded and protected. Hence, your desire to join this wonderful and continually growing community is highly appreciated.

With our eyes on every single WordPress trend and working practice, update and innovation, we have developed easy to follow guide for you to learn WordPress for free in a week or even less. Let’s discover which they are.

Day 1. Get to know WordPress closer

Getting started with WordPress means understanding its structure and nuances, design and coding controls it is basically built upon and the overall functional capacity of it. Don’t worry; there is a ton of information on WordPress on the Internet you can find and follow even if you are non techy at all. From thorough-going comprehensive WordPress Codex to read and understand what it is all about to WordPress TV for visual learning lovers, private companies with interesting articles and tutorials like http://www.sktthemes.net/, the sources you can start with are many.

Finally, if there is anything tricky or bewildering for you, just make a search on Google and you will find dozens of useful sites with simpler descriptions and explanations, WordPress dictionary for all the terms and words which seem to be obscure or ambiguous.

Day 2. Make selection between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, choose domain and hosting

If you want to learn WordPress for free, first of all, you need to put your shoulder to the wheel and understand which platform you actually need to go online with your profile. If you are a startup WordPress user and want to unleash more working and functional potential while having fewer restrictions and limitations, our advice is to give your preference to WordPress.org.

Next, choose a proper domain to be your “virtual address”, as well as hosting so that your website will be accurately stored and viewed on the Internet. Leaving the decision of choosing domain registrar to you, we offer well managed and fast WP hosting for all types of WP powered websites. You can find affordable plans and their features here: https://www.sktthemeshosting.com/.

Day 3. Tweak WordPress library for themes and explore their best features you can play with

The next part of exploring the most powerful CMS in order to learn WordPress for free has to do with WP themes.
From paid and premium to free yet sophisticated, from business style to personal or minimalistic, the available themes are endless. However, if you don’t laze and browse WP library of themes and dig out what they have to offer you with demo version and detailed descriptions, you are likely to find the best solution to your needs.

SKT Themes /https://www.sktthemes.net/themes/ grants you with the best collections of niche specific and multipurpose templates your personal or business website can greatly benefit from. Whether you need a template catering to food and drink, hotel and hospitality, sports or education, finance or construction, commercial or service provision topics, you are free to browse demo versions of SKT Themes products and choose the one matching your needs.

Day 4. Make the most of the theme customization
As soon as the hard part is already done, that is to say, the theme is chosen, let’s pass on to its management and customization on the 4rth day of our course to learn WordPress for free in a week or less.

As we have already mentioned, WP themes are amazingly easy in usage and customization while enabling you to quickly comprehend each and every single part of them and seize all the opportunities of modifying them the way needed.

You are going to find Live Customizer at your theme’s core with dozens of obvious and hidden features you can use for the sake of your site’s excellence and client’s satisfaction. In the majority of cases, WP themes are packed with full documentation and well supported by the theme’s authors. It means that even the startup WP user will be able to construct and style his or her website piece by piece.

Naturally, depending on the type and nature of your site, your customization needs will vary from design touches to functional capacity, from default features to add ons, etc. And if you feel something more than you can find within the theme’s package, be sure to follow blog section of SKT Themes where there is hardly a shortage of tutorial materials, WP themes collections and discussions.

Day 5. Start considering WordPress plugins and extensions for more qualitative and results driven website performance

On the whole, plugins are good alternatives to complex coding procedures you can interfere with when working on your website’s improvement. They are custom built to deliver the needed functionality in automatic or the most hassle free way.

Add contact forms, manage images and galleries, keep the track of your site’s results and visits, run an online store with shopping carts, enable subscription forms or enhance SEO results, make your site multilingual or social media friendly by relying on professionally worked out WP plugins /https://wordpress.org/plugins/.

Beginner’s Guide to Creating Redirects in WordPress

If you are a WordPress beginner in an effort to find the best solutions to crate redirects in WordPress, then you are just where needed. In this article, we are going to cover the simplest possible ways you can follow whenever it’s necessary to create redirects in WordPress hosted website or blog.

What is a redirect in WordPress?
Redirect is a useful webserver function aimed at directing someone or something to a new or different page so that they can understand that the page or post they tried to browse has been moved. Thus, they are automatically redirected to a new place where they exactly need to be without any emergency or 404 not fount pages.

Why do you need to create redirects in WordPress or what are they used for?
Well, the reasons you may need to use redirects are many, from changing domain name of your site to redirecting a page of the site to another and moving a page so that the visitors coming from search engines will find a properly working page instead of a broken one.

Let’s consider the following case. Suppose you own a website “www. mysite.com” and due to some reasons you have to change this domain and use another one, for example www.mynewsite.com. In this case, redirect is what comes into the picture. You may say that using Parked Domains may solve all the issues. Of course, your prior visitors will be able to see your new destination in both cases, however in case of parking under 2 domains the same site is understood, and when redirection happens, the URL will be reset in the address bar of the web browser.

Thus, whenever you need to redirect your website guests or followers, as well as search engines to a different URL than the one they originally requested and followed from search engine results, then redirects are what typically you need to exercise.

As for the types of redirects, there are 5 of them: 301, 302, 303, 307 and 308.

301 is a permanent redirect clearly indicating that your page or post does not “live” here anymore and has moved to that place.

In general, 301 redirects are important both for users and search robots. They allow you to orient both of them that there is a new site, domain, page and without additional questions redirect them where needed. In addition to that, 301 redirect will glue the indicators of sites together and will not let you lose your position in search engines.

How to create redirects in WordPress?

1.Use WordPress redirect plugins
Of course, the simplest way to create redirects is to use WP redirect plugins. This option is especially convenient for all those WP users who are not so techy with codes and development controls.

Redirection:

Redirection is an award winning redirect solution for WordPress. It’s a valuable tool anyone can take advantage of when it comes to managing 301 redirects as well as reveal 404 errors of your site.

There is no limitation to how many redirects you can create with this plugin. Whether you need just one or few or planning to make dozens of redirections, this plugin will smartly do the job.

Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin:

Another handy redirect mechanism at your disposal comes with Quick Page/Post Redirect Plugin. It offers quick 301 redirects and individual redirects for posts and pages.

Quick redirects are ideal for correcting issues resulted from deleted posts, incorrect permalinks, updated URLS, etc. You just need to add existing and destination URLs and that’s it. This plugin will do the whole redirect job for you even if there is no any existing page or post set up.

Simple 301 Redirects:

Another famous redirect manager trusted by thousands of WP users is launched as Simple 301 Redirects.

It takes a simple approach to redirecting requests to a new page on your site or any other location needed as well as works well for multisite installations.

The installation and activation processes are also kept as simple as possible. Just download Simple 301 Redirects Plugin along with FTP to your plugin directory and find 301 editor screen to create redirects in WordPress.

Safe Redirect Manager:

Another perfect tool for all those who are looking for an intuitive way to create redirects in WordPress is Safe Redirect Manager.

With well managed and easy to follow user interface, this plugin makes the redirection of locations to new URLs possible with the help of HTTP status codes. Just like it was the case with Simple 301 Redirects plugin, Safe Redirect Manager also supports multisite installations.

2.Create redirects in WordPress via .htaccess
The second option you can rely on is through web server configuration file .htaccess having its place in your WP powered website’s root directory.

Please note, that you need to backup your .htaccess file prior to any changes or modifications in order to add redirects.

First, connect to your WP website with FTP client to edit .htaccess file. If you access the site via FTP client and don’t see the needed file, you need to choose “force showing hidden files” under Server part. This must force FTP to show .htaccess file.

In order to edit the file, you can open any text editor.
Here are some simple examples:

1 RewriteEngine On
2 Redirect 301 /a-very-old-post/ http://mynewsite.com/a-very-new-post/

This code added at the end of .htaccess file. will redirect the visitors of the old post to a new one.

RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^mysite\.com$ [NC]
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.mysite.com/$1 [R=301,L]

The above mentioned is a 301 redirect form from a domain without “www” to a domain with “www” (prefix #).
In some cases, redirecting via RewriteRule # is useful:
RewriteRule ^dir /dir-new/$1 [R=301,L].
That’s all. We have done our best to make the process of setting up redirects easier for WordPress active users and website owners. Hope it will help you!

How to add a Registration Form to WooCommerce Stores

This time we are going to feature the simplest possible ways to can follow to add a registration form to WooCommerce stores and shopping platforms.

A user friendly registration form on is one of the essential parts any kind of website should have. Whether you own a hotel or travel agency, service provision or commercial website, you need to provide your potential and prospective customers with registration forms to input their personal data and other details into the registration fields and submit to you for services, products, subscriptions, plans or more.

What is a registration form?
A registration form is a sequence of fields which need to be filled out with user information. On the whole, it is an ideal way to collect the needed information from your web users, clients, customers and followers who are somehow interested in your business, store, company, non profit organization or whatever it is.

What you should take into account when you want to add a registration form to WooCommerce stores
Well, registering for dozens of websites and blogs is not the most pleasant process for Internet users. But the truth is that they are already used to it and are ready to provide you with their basic information in most of the cases. However, you need to take care of delivering a real value around your registration form by explaining why a web visitor should register to your site, avoid demanding too much information, leave only logical fields, explain why you, make privacy and security policy precise and easy to understand.

Why it is important to optimize your commercial website’s registration form
That the availability and simplicity of a registration form directly determine the number of users in your database and affects the user’s desire to continue his relationship with your website. Thus, well formatted and well operating contact form may bring more clients and more business opportunities.

Moreover, if you manage to add a registration form to WooCommerce store that is simple, easy to understand and flawlessly functioning, it will save you from a flurry of letters needing technical support which will inevitably become a headache for you and your staff.

Now when we have demonstrated the importance of integrating a registration form into your online WooCommerce environment, let’s understand how it can be done from a technical standpoint.

How to add a registration form to WooCommerce stores
First, you need to enable the form from WooCommerce backend settings. Follow the path WooCommerce, Settings, Accounts, Enable Registration. You will be taken to the window from where you need to check the box beside “Enable customer registration on the “My account” page”.

Here you can control also other settings like displaying returning customer login reminder on the checkout page, automatically generate username or customer password, etc to make the registration process more user optimized.
Once you are done with this settings part, the registration form is going to be displayed on the frontend, which means that your efforts to add a registration form to WooCommerce were not in vain.

As you can see now, the form you have added is quite simple and modest. Therefore, the next step is to add fields in the registration form you have already enabled.

You can insert the following code at the end of your functions.php file if you want to add some basic fields like first and last name, phone number, email and password.

function wooc_extra_register_fields() {?>

<p class=”form-row form-row-wide”>

<label for=”reg_billing_phone”><?php _e( ‘Phone’, ‘woocommerce’ ); ?></label>

<input type=”text” class=”input-text” name=”billing_phone” id=”reg_billing_phone” value=”<?php esc_attr_e( $_POST[‘billing_phone’] ); ?>” />

</p>

<p class=”form-row form-row-first”>

<label for=”reg_billing_first_name”><?php _e( ‘First name’, ‘woocommerce’ ); ?><span class=”required”>*</span></label>

<input type=”text” class=”input-text” name=”billing_first_name” id=”reg_billing_first_name” value=”<?php if ( ! empty( $_POST[‘billing_first_name’] ) ) esc_attr_e( $_POST[‘billing_first_name’] ); ?>” />

</p>

<p class=”form-row form-row-last”>

<label for=”reg_billing_last_name”><?php _e( ‘Last name’, ‘woocommerce’ ); ?><span class=”required”>*</span></label>

<input type=”text” class=”input-text” name=”billing_last_name” id=”reg_billing_last_name” value=”<?php if ( ! empty( $_POST[‘billing_last_name’] ) ) esc_attr_e( $_POST[‘billing_last_name’] ); ?>” />

</p>

<div class=”clear”></div>

<?php

}

add_action( ‘woocommerce_register_form_start’, ‘wooc_extra_register_fields’ );

Once the page is refreshed, you will find new fields added to your registration form.

Whenever you want to connect your registration form with billing address, you need to add the prefix  “billing” before the field name. Below you can find the most commonly used form fields:

billing_first_name, billing_last_name, billing_company, billing_address_1, billing_address_2,

billing_city, billing_postcode, billing_country, billing_state, billing_email, billing_phone

Now it’s time to validate the data in the form fields with another piece of code to be added to functions.php file. Use the below mentioned lines of code for data validation:

/**

* register fields Validating.

*/

function wooc_validate_extra_register_fields( $username, $email, $validation_errors ) {

if ( isset( $_POST[‘billing_first_name’] ) && empty( $_POST[‘billing_first_name’] ) ) {

$validation_errors->add( ‘billing_first_name_error’, __( ‘<strong>Error</strong>: First name is required!’, ‘woocommerce’ ) );

}

if ( isset( $_POST[‘billing_last_name’] ) && empty( $_POST[‘billing_last_name’] ) ) {

$validation_errors->add( ‘billing_last_name_error’, __( ‘<strong>Error</strong>: Last name is required!.’, ‘woocommerce’ ) );

}

return $validation_errors;

}

add_action( ‘woocommerce_register_post’, ‘wooc_validate_extra_register_fields’, 10, 3 );

This code is checking $_POST array for the form values and including an error message whenever the value is not present or data is invalid.

Finally, you need to save these values in the database. As soon as the values are validated, you need to use the following code in your functions.php to insert values in the database:

/**

* Below code save extra fields.

*/

function wooc_save_extra_register_fields( $customer_id ) {

if ( isset( $_POST[‘billing_phone’] ) ) {

// Phone input filed which is used in WooCommerce

update_user_meta( $customer_id, ‘billing_phone’, sanitize_text_field( $_POST[‘billing_phone’] ) );

}

if ( isset( $_POST[‘billing_first_name’] ) ) {

//First name field which is by default

update_user_meta( $customer_id, ‘first_name’, sanitize_text_field( $_POST[‘billing_first_name’] ) );

// First name field which is used in WooCommerce

update_user_meta( $customer_id, ‘billing_first_name’, sanitize_text_field( $_POST[‘billing_first_name’] ) );

}

if ( isset( $_POST[‘billing_last_name’] ) ) {

// Last name field which is by default

update_user_meta( $customer_id, ‘last_name’, sanitize_text_field( $_POST[‘billing_last_name’] ) );

// Last name field which is used in WooCommerce

update_user_meta( $customer_id, ‘billing_last_name’, sanitize_text_field( $_POST[‘billing_last_name’] ) );

}

}

add_action( ‘woocommerce_created_customer’, ‘wooc_save_extra_register_fields’ );

Finished! Now you have successfully collected, validated and added values to your database and they are ready for the use. As you can see, you can quickly add a registration form to WooCommerce store, add fields to it and be sure your users are satisfied with your work.

Guide to Establish Content Creation Process in WordPress

Content Creation WordPress

With the recent advancements in the field of technology, anyone can create and publish a mediocre content. This content might be read, reposted, reworked and reused in a million different ways. However, what is hard is creating valuable and superior quality content. It does take up a lot of time, hard work, resources, effort, patience and knowledge. With so many things involved, it might seem like a daunting task and to break it to you, it really is. Creating and organising a content creation process isn’t just limited to writing an article or designing a slideshow. It is much more than that. It is the research, planning and collaboration. All these challenges would increase greatly in case you are working in a large company.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the created content reaches the targeted audience while also making sure that they are getting engaged with the content and are prompted to visit your site and avail the services that you have to offer. You therefore need to be unique in your approach. Each time, you would need to produce content that is completely fresh and can be beneficial for the readers. So, how can you actually remain productive and keep your content organised at the same time? Listed below are a few tips and tricks that would help you with your content creation process.

  • Planning the Content

If you do not spend time in planning your content, it is quite impossible to become successful. Whatever you do, you definitely do need to dedicate some time for planning the content. For an efficient content planning, you need to have expansive brand knowledge, insights about your target audiences, capability to generate effective ideas and then segment them.

  • Create a List of Your Best Content Ideas Once a Month

    Content Checklist

As a content creator, you must jot down your ideas as they come in. If you aren’t doing it, you are really doing it all wrong. Write it down somewhere manually or use Google Docs to keep a track of your ideas. This can actually turn out to be rather useful when you feel you are running out of ideas. When you do so, you would easily be able to compile them once in a month. Once, you have compiled the most appropriate and best content, you would soon be able to set a schedule for the upcoming month. Then you can decide the topic of each week, name of the writer, posting time along with the expertise that would be needed so as to accomplish it. Just make sure that you are publishing only the best of the best.

  • Include Interactive Content

    Interactive Content

The power of interactive content cannot be denied. With interactive content, readers feel that they are part of something and feel involved. The best way to make the content interactive is by beginning the content by asking the viewers a few questions that they can relate to. However, make sure that the questions are in some way or the other related to the whole content itself.

The other thing that you can do to make the content even more interactive is include assessments like quizzes or polls. The questions could be anything from fun to serious ones. With these quizzes and polls, you can easily get people’s views and opinions regarding the content and your site on a whole. You could also think about including infographics. These are designed so as to deliver a huge deal of information in a small package to the readers. If your infographics are really good, it can earn you far more shares and views than any other type of content. This makes them widely favoured.

  • Social Media Management

Social Media Management

The role of social media as an important tool for marketing cannot be denied in today’s times. By creating and maintaining several social media accounts for your brand, you would be able to expand your content reach, get to know different people, earn new leads and followers, and conduct a better industry research. By being very active on the social media platforms and interacting with the users very oftenly, you would be able to make a place for yourself. You could solicit user generated content, offers quizzes and polls as well as share your content on these platforms.

There have been several brands that have created social media accounts but hardly do maintain it. This gives a bad impression and this is why if you decide to create an account, do remember to maintain it all times. An unused social media account is at times considered even worse than having no content at all.

  • Keyword Research Is Important

The rule is very simple, if you want to grow your site – do a proper keyword research while setting up a blog/website. With proper keywords that are appropriate for your content, your website would be able rank higher in the search engine results. Optimized content undoubtedly performs better than anything else. You might have written quality content, but it won’t reach people unless and until you optimize it.

Search for the most appropriate and unique keywords for your content and then insert it in your content. Also, try and include it in the title, sub-heading and the description of the images that you have entered within your content. Just make sure that you do not use too much of it.

  • Make Custom Landing Pages for Your Site

    Custom Landing Page

When used properly, custom landing pages definitely can give a boost to your site and offer a huge SEO. But then why are landing pages important? It is because they can offer the users a designated spot outside of the website where they gain information. This is why they are so important when it comes to content marketing.

An amazingly designed landing page can, in fact, help you to achieve your goals. Just remember that shorter and actionable content is worth more than that content infused with flowery language. Include proper CTA and always be to-the-point. Also, make the landing page appealing; make the conversions conspicuous and always co-ordinate your hyperlinks and make sure they work.

If you do all these, you would definitely be able to create a marvellous landing page that not only looks great but also serves its purpose.

Conclusion:

There is no better time than now to start working on organising your content creation process. These tips would sure have a long-lasting effect on your content creation if you do follow them properly.

Pawan Sahu is the founder of MarkupTrend. He is a blogger and marketing geek passionate about writing articles related to WordPress, SEO, Marketing, Web Design, and CMS etc.

Ways to Increase the Reach of a WordPress Blog Post

WordPress social blog reach

Increasing the reach of a WordPress blog post among the online audience is not a cakewalk and you need to follow a few techniques for that.

Just writing blogs on any topic in WordPress can be easy but creating a way for increasing its popularity among the readers is a difficult task.

Yes, we are talking about the online reach that determines the effectiveness of the blog post.

Though WordPress is a great platform to build your blog post that can cater to your ideal audience, attracting visitors who wouldn’t take interest in the blog post is not the right way to gain reach.

If the blog post is able to attract the attention of the potential visitors, then it is said to be of a high reach.

So if you are wondering how to increase the reach of a WordPress blog post easily or what are the many ways to do so.- you are in the right place.

Read through the page carefully to find out the ways to drive in more authentic traffic to your WordPress blog post:

1. An apt and creative title
You should come up with a catchy title that is completely out of the box, which will make your blog post seem interesting to read right at the first glance. If the title is creative and to-the point, audience will automatically get attracted to go through the entire WordPress blog post. An innovative title creates the first impression on the readers and they feel that the writing in the blog post will be equally good. So, always be creative with your title and also remember to live up to the expectations of the audience in the blog to create a lasting impact.

2. Post content daily
It is mandatory to keep your WordPress blog post active. By posting fresh and quality contents on a regular basis your can create an impact on the audience. If you keep on posting new content in your blog every day your visitors will feel interested and keep on visiting your page every day. They will also like and share your posts with their friends and connections thus increasing the reach of your blog post. Furthermore, the visitors will not only come back to your blog but will also dig deeper and read other blog posts too. In a way the reach of an individual blog post in your blog can be increased at a faster rate.

3. Right usage of keywords
Your WordPress blog post is likely to gain effective results if the blog is filled with relevant keywords that match with the search queries of the online audiences. The placement of the keywords in the blog also plays a vital role to drive in traffic. It is always better to do a keyword research before you begin to write the WordPress blog post. You can either Google for the right keywords for the context of your blog or can take help of the advanced keyword planners for this purpose. These keywords are then optimized to help your WordPress blog post get the desired top rank in the search engines to reach out audiences.

4. Utility of the about page
Every blog post in the WordPress comes with an about page.

This is the ideal space to jot down the details about what your blog post is all about.

Or in other words, this is the platform where you can promote your blog and attract the audiences.

When you will provide the audience with adequate information that they can relate to, they will show greater interest in your blog posts and your writings at large.

5. Create attractive posts
The first look always determines the next step of the visitor.

Whether the visitors on your blog would read the blog post or not largely depends on the first appearance of the content. WordPress allows to personale your blogs with the help of arty and creative themes.

Make effective use of these themes to make your WordPress blog post look more catchy and interesting. You can also include suitable images throughout the post.

This will automatically catch the attention of the audience by attracting them to visit your WordPress blog post.

So in a way, you are actually driving in traffic for increasing the reach of your post.

6. Make use of social media
In order to increase the popularity of your blog post, always take in account the usefulness of the social media. Yes, you can double or maximize the reach of your blog post if you take active part in sharing your WordPress blog post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and several other popular portals. Making use of social media portals is highly advantageous to let your followers stay updated and share your post further on.

7. Become a guest blogger
If you want to grab more and more readers to your blog post on WordPress then you must choose the option of guest blogging. The first key rule of guest blogging is to ensure the site you would be writing for provides only authenticated and quality content. Guest blogging on a popular blog with good number of visitors on a daily basis can help you to reach out to more online audiences. Secondly, remember to blog on relevant sites only that can benefit your blog post through back linking.

8. Consider post requests
Make sure you are considering each and every comments and suggestions on the blog posts from your target audience, be it from the new visitors or from the existing ones. Stay connected with the by relying to their messages or answering their queries. Show interest in their opinions by asking them about their wish and choices of topics that can be your next blog post. Adding a personal touch to the post requests is the ideal way to expand your online reach.

9. Strategize the SEO
A blog post is incomplete without proper optimization in the popular search engines like Google or Yahoo.
Yes, a blog post can gain traffic instantly and widely if the SEO is boosted properly.

Make sure you create an effective blog post that has got meta descriptions, meta tags, catchy titles, internal linking, related posts, etc. Google will only prioritize your blog post and provide it a high rank if it is completely unique from others.

So, opt for an effective SEO strategy to rank in the search engines and the reach of your post will increase automatically.

Well, WordPress is an amazing platform to share your experiences and knowledge by creating your own blog.

It is also a great medium to increase your online audience and to gain popularity. So, besides writing about different topics that are relevant to your subject, make use of the suggested tips to increase your WordPress blog posts reach in an effective way. Always ensure that you draw new visitors on your blog every day but in the process don’t forget to pay equal attention to the existing ones.

This is a very basic formula that you need to follow. So, start writing your next post and make it reach the audiences in a smart way!

Author Bio
Vinod kardam is an enthusiastic person with a high passion towards technology. I love to know and explore various aspects about the latest technologies and ecommerce trends like the Flipkart coupons. In the process I also keep on sharing my knowledge with other fellow tech-savvy online readers through my blogs. Keep reading my posts and in case of any query get in touch with me on my social media links.

Popular 30+ Brands Using WordPress In 2018

There are tons of popular brands across the globe using WordPress in 2018 to communicate with their clients and customers, followers and fans, and generally with the end users of what they produce, advertise, offer or sell.

WordPress CMS is not only a valuable platform for startups or companies working on a limited budget, but also for globally praised and famous, top rated and award winning brands and trademarks, celebrities and partnerships, societies and businesses of all kinds and nature.

As one of the open source environments to work on, WordPress gives so much needed freedom to different corporate and personal presentations and labels to showcase the best image of what they are engaged. Otherwise stated, all of those popular brands using WordPress in 2018 are never subject to any limitations when it comes to using the whole versatility of WordPress to result in the most engaging look and feel of their websites as per their ideas, tastes, necessities and client’s expectations.

And while the advantages of all such popular brands using WordPress in 2018 are endless as compared to others, let’s see which they are.

1. The White House:

The White House lets you stay connected with the latest updates about US President, economy and jobs, national security and immigration policy of the state, etc.

2. Jquery:

Jquery is a Javascript library that is feature packed and cross mobile compatible, highly versatile and used by millions of developers.

3. The New Yorker:

The New Yorker is also one of the popular brands using WordPress in 2018. It’s a famous magazine spreading stories and news across the globe on a weekly basis.

4. BBC America:
One of the US popular television networks, BBC America is a part of BBC Worldwide sharing innovative and cross culture catching programs, episodes and movies.

5. The official Star Wars website:

Get the latest news, interesting facts, events and video materials catering to Star Wars from their official website that is WordPress powered.

6. Sony Music:

One of the long established popular brands using WordPress is 2018 is Sony Music – the world’s second-largest sound record company.

7. MaxCDN:

MaxCDN is one of the famous content provision networks to contribute to your site’s SEO results and the overall performance.

8. MTV News:

A youth music and entertainment TV channel launched in 1981 and keeping its ranking higher over the years.

9. Beyonce:

Who does not know Beyonce? A celebrity American R’n’B style singer, songwriter, dancer and music producer.

10. The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company is another widely known American based mass media and entertainment community that prefers to use WordPress for its digital presence.

11. PlayStation Blog:

The blog of popular home video game console is powered by WordPress as well with regular updates of relevant topics and game updates.

12. SiteMinder:

SiteMinder is also among the popular brands using WordPress in 2018 revolving around hotel and hospitability industry and offering its risk and contact free services.

13. Microsoft News:

News Center website of Microsoft is presented with WordPress based website and invites you to stay up to date with recent news and articles, newly launched features, press tools and more.

14. Marin Software:

One of the leading online advertising companies with productive cross channel operation also prefers WordPress.

15. Boingo:

A far famed company among DAS and Wi Fi providers ensuring people have access to the Internet anywhere.

16. Vivendi:

Vivendi is a French media conglomerate operating in the market of sound recording, broadcasting, production of films and TV programs, as well as engaged in publishing, telecommunications, the development of computer games, etc.

17. Bata:

A shoemaking and shoe selling company having its branches in different countries and regions.

18. AdEspresso:

AdEspresso is a wonderful tool ready to optimize your Facebook advertisements with less time spent and with more tangible results.

19. cPanel Blog:

WordPress users are all well aware of cPanel. It’s a popular web based hosting control panel making the hosting of a website much easier.

20. Toyota:

Toyota Motor Corporation is one of the largest Japanese automotive manufacturing firms and its Brazilian branch uses WordPress on the basis of their website.

21. Quartz:

Quartz represents a pair of Mac OS X technologies forming a part of the Core Graphics framework.

22. Loggly:

Another famous company in the digital sphere engaged in providing log management services, troubleshooting and diagnostics with logs, data analysis and reporting, etc.

23. Usain Bolt:

We are pretty sure you have heard about one of the fastest people on the planet – Usain Bolt. In his official WP authored website, you are going to find the biography and achievements, foundation and team members of this legendary athlete.

24. Wolverine Worldwide:

Wolverine Worldwide is an American footwear manufacturer owning the brand Wolverine Boots and Shoes and having its offices across the globe, from Waltham to London, from Michigan to Hong Kong.

25. Facebook Newsroom:

Find the latest news, recourses, tools, updates and announcements of one of the most influential social media networks named Facebook in Facebook Newsroom.

26. Foliovision:

Foliovision is the home website of a popular and well developed WordPress video plugin you can use for making your website more multimedia friendly and video armed.

27. ExpressJet:

ExpressJet is an industry leading regional airline connecting people, friends and relatives safely.

28. The Rolling Stones:

The official website of a famous English rock band The Rolling Stones is showcased online with the help of WordPress technology.

29. Mozilla blog:

Latest Firefox updates, Mozilla experiments and many other Mozilla related news and community novelties can be found in Mozilla blog.

30. Inside BlackBerry:

It’s the official BlackBerry blog with multiple software solutions, news on new BlackBerry designs and updates, cyber security predictions, smartphones and other products information.

31. Snoop Dogg:

Welcome to the official website of another famous scandalous person known as Snoop Dogg.

32. Skype Blogs:

News, updates, tips, different versions of Skype to download, client stories and much more to be found when reading the blog of Skype.