First, my apologies for not writing for so long. There has been so much happening and so many cool things out there now. We especially enjoy finding new features that anyone can implement. Even someone without any coding knowledge what-so-ever. With the new releases of WordPress, it is now extremely easy to customize the background of your WordPress theme, for self hosted installations. From your Admin Dashboard, click on the Appearance button on the left and then click Editor. Locate the file called functions.php in the list on the right and click the file name. In the editor window, scroll […]
An FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Client is an application, or web tool, that allows you to send and receive files between your computer and a web server. One of the most common uses for these types of tools is to upload (send) files to a web server. For instance, if you are going to install WordPress or another type of content management system to your web server, you can use an FTP client.
If you use a hosted WordPress.Com blog, short codes have been added to simplify many of the common tasks a blogger needs to deal with. Previously, we dealt with How to Add a Photo Gallery for self hosted blogs. In today’s entry, we will show you how easy it is to add a simple Contact form to your WordPress.Com blog.
I just read a post from Hub Spot on “Using Twitter to Ranking #1 on Google in less than 5 minutes“. At first I thought it was a hoax. But the news was even better.
I see many questions in forums and social networks about the effect a domain name has on the search engine ranking of a website. The most common questions I have seen relate to: Using hyphens between words of a domain name Including primary keywords in a domain name The TLD of a domain name(i.e. – .com, .net, .us, etc.) Based on feedback from the experts, and reference materials from Google, we will summarize the answers to these issues.
There have been many debates in past years about how links and the overall structure of a website affects the search engine ranking. Using Google as an example, we will explain how authority of a page is affected and provide some practical suggestions for the structure of a site. A good website structure is important for several reasons: It allows a web page to focus it’s message – keyword usage and terms Control the flow of navigation when a Visitors come to the site Dictates how a search engine will crawl and index the pages of the site
We have discussed how writing bad code can damage a website’s ranking in the search engines. But can a website that loads slowly hurt rankings as well? I spent a Sunday afternoon examining this question, which led me on an Internet voyage that discussed such geeky subjects as web page headers, HTTP 1.1 specifications, and the various types of caches that a typical user may encounter everyday in the travels online. This article will examine ways to speed up your website and why it is beneficial to the traffic flowing to your website.
A website’s technical implementation, or coding, is an important part of search engine optimization. For example: if the foundation of a new house is of poor quality then it’s harder to build a good house on top of it. The same goes for a website.
I have seen many people on Twitter asking for a good Gallery plug-in for WordPress. Our choice for a plug-in would be NextGen. But, it occurred to me that many people don’t realize that WordPress has this feature built in already. It’s not the prettiest or the coolest gallery I have seen. But it does the job in a pinch.