Installing WordPress

Installing WordPress these days is quite straight forward, afetr the installation process there are a few things to do to get you started.

imagesWordPress is currently the most used and popular platform for creating websites and blogs. It has a highly powerful Content Management System that allows editing, publishing and modifying content from a central interface. You can produce awesome looking websites without knowing any code at all, the dashboard is quite easy to navigate around too, not that technical even for the new kid on the block.

In these articles I will detail for you how to optimise a WordPress site from the beginning after install.


The identify of your website depends upon the title of your site and tagline, this will give your website a professional look. The favicon is also way to stand out from the crowd. To change your blogs title and tagline, do the following;

Click on Settings >> General and then change tagline you like it to be.
To change the Favicon, it is a little harder but first open your Dashboard go to the themes tab and then click on Editor and select Header.php add the bellow code to there and click update.


This is an SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) trick to get an SEO friendly permalink structure to your blog links. This is the most important thing to get traffic.
The most common permalink structure is post name itself.
Firstly, click on Settings and go to the Permalinks tab in your WordPress Admin Panel and change your permalink.


There will be a default theme in WordPress after the installation. If you want to make your site beautiful & attractive you must change your theme and choose an appropriate one for you. Always remember to use a theme that is Responsive, SEO Friendly & easily customisable.
For installing a theme you need to visit WordPress panel Appearance tab and select themes, if you want to install the themes available on WordPress click Add New. You may want to upload a new theme that is not available on WordPress themes menu, simply click Add new and Upload the theme, you can also preview the theme chosento see what it looks like.


Plugins are one the most important and attractive part of the WordPress platform. The most important and the must have plugins in my opinion are;

WordPress SEO by Yoast : A complete SEO solution for your website. You do not need to worry about on-page SEO after installing this plugin. There is also a premium version plugin of this plugin. This is one of the plugins that have highest rating.

WP SpamSheild Anti-Spam : The best anti spam plugin for guarding your blog against the spammers. Spam comments are one of the most infuriating things for a webmaster to worry about but after installing this plugin no spam messages will enter your site.

W3 Total Cache : This plugin helps to improve the speed of your website and to enhance the user interface by caching. The plugin creates a cache of the website and in doing so the speed of the website increases.

Contact form 7 : This plugin is used to make a contact page where the visitor can contact with the site admin about any subject that is relevant to them.

Backup WordPress : This free plugin will backup your entire website. This is a great safety precaution for making your site safe from accidental errors.

The above are the most important and essential plugins that every one should have, there are many alternate plugins but you simply must always have plugins on following categories too;
Security, Backup, SEO, and cache.


You should change the time zone of your website. This is very important that while scheduling your the post for publication. To change the time zone you must go to Settings tab and select General and find the Timezone and then choose your country’s time zone.


Don’t get confused after reading the title, in this step you are going to set a preferred domain address. The default address will be in such a way “” but when you change it to by removing the WWW will help you to get some traffic because this is SEO friendly URL. This is not a must do thing but doing this is better for you or your business.
Firstly, go to settings tab and select General then just remove the “WWW” and the click save.


HTML comments is a vulnerability that could be reason for a hack attack. For protecting your blog from hackers you must use this method to disable HTML comments. For disabling the HTML comment you need add the following lines in your FUNCTION.PHP file

add_filter( ‘pre_comment_content’, ‘wp_specialchars’);


Creating pages is as simple as creating a word file, no need to worry about programming languages you just need to open your command panel and then select pages and click add new. Then type the name of the pages that you want to create and type the content and then click publish.

Avoid These 5 WordPress Mistakes

With all the options available to you with WordPress it’s easy to make mistakes that can have effects ranging from minor to catastrophic. Here are 5 of the most common wordpress mistakes.

WordPress mistakes and how you can avoid them:

1. Not Updating WordPress

You may not like to be an early-adopter, but with WordPress it’s important to update when new releases are published. There have been over a dozen different releases of

WordPress in the last eighteen months, some of these releases were security based and others maintenance releases. What this means is that a bug or security vulnerability

was identified and WordPress released a fix for it. Unless there is some compelling reason for you not to update (such as plugins which aren’t yet compatible) then it’s always

best to update to the latest release especially when they include security or bug fixes.

With WordPress version 3.7 came Updates while you sleep so if you’re running that version or higher you shouldn’t have to worry about updating WordPress, it should update

automatically. I strongly recommend you back up your site before applying any updates.

2. Not Updating Plugins

Developers update their plugins to release new features, to stay up to date with the latest version of WordPress, and to fix bugs or patch security problems. If you aren’t

updating your plugins when you see the update notice (on the Updates page under Dashboard), you are setting yourself up for potential problems and frustrations. It’s a good

idea to update your plugins one at a time and check your site between each update since occasionally there can be conflicts between plugins.I also strongly recommend you

back up your site before applying any plugin updates.

3. Not Backing Up Your Site

This goes hand in hand with points 1 & 2, and goes far beyond simply backing up your database. Before you update to the next version of WordPress, or start updating

plugins, it’s a smart idea to run a full backup of your site. The easiest, most efficient way of doing this is using BackupBuddy, a premium WordPress plugin from iThemes.

I recommend BackupBuddy because it doesn’t just back up your WordPress database, it backs up your entire WordPress installation – plugins, themes, settings, widgets,

etc. It also includes a super-easy restoration feature, so if the unthinkable happens – your entire site goes down or gets hacked – you can have your site up and running again

within minutes using your latest backup. And it’s completely in your control.

The other reason I like to use BackupBuddy is because it’s virtually idiot-proof. We can set it to backup to an off-site storage solution automatically, at specified intervals, so

we don’t have to depend on ourselves to remember to get the job done. Regardless of what backup solution or strategy you use, you want to: 1. perform full backups; 2.

perform them on a consistent, frequent basis; 3. store your backups some place safe, other than on your own server; and 4. make sure you know how to restore from a

backup. CLICK HERE for more info on this.


4. Not Using SEO Effectively

Most site owners never bother with search engine optimisation, instead utilising the “I hope it works” approach. In today’s online world, getting noticed is critical. One of the

best ways to get noticed is to have your site pop up in search engine results.

There’s a lot to know about SEO, but you want to make sure you at least cover the basics. Set your site title and description, and configure the SEO settings for the primary

pages you want to drive traffic to. If you want more details on critical SEO settings to configure, visit and sign up for our free ebook: SEO Tips: 5 Things

Every WordPress Owner Must Know.

If all the SEO information out there seems overwhelming which it can since it changes constantly the All in One SEO Pack Pro plugin makes it easier. All in One SEO Pack

Pro is a simple to use SEO plugin for your WordPress site or blog. You can set site-wide defaults as well as customise the search engine settings for each individual page

and post, controlling exactly what appears in the search engine results. All of this without having to touch a line of code! Because it’s easy to use right out of the box you can

start improving your search engine results right away.

5. Not Having an XML Sitemap

Sitemaps were originally created for the users of a website so that they could see an index of that site for easier navigation to the pages they wanted to visit. However, in 2005

Google released an XML format for sitemaps that was designed for search engines, allowing them to index a site easily and navigate the site faster and more efficiently. These

XML sitemaps are more important now than ever because of their ability to identify new content and how it is structured. The good news is that the All in One SEO Pack Pro

includes an XML Sitemap generator module which makes it easy for you to create, update and manage your XML Sitemap.

How To Cheat At WordPress

As a fellow WordPress user I’ll bet you’ve had days when WP just doesn’t
seem to want to play ball…

You get a new post looking just how you want it, click the update button
and the next thing you know it’s all messed up!

You take a look at the code in the editor and discover WordPress, in it’s
‘infinite wisdom’, has changed a whole bunch of your code and lost all your
hard work formatting the content just the way you want it…

Well, you’re not the only one that his has happened to, but now there’s a
super simple way to make sure it never happens again and you always get the
very best, professional looking content in to your posts with ‘cut & paste’
speed & ease…

WPCheat gives you instant access to a huge selection of pre-formatted
content elements that you can just copy and paste straight in to your blog
posts and pages, elements that will keep their formatting and not get
messed with by the WP editor…

WPCheat includes all the most popular web elements such as: –

– lists
– advanced typography
– headings
– styled paragraphs
– pull quotes
– section boxes
– highlighted segments
– review pages
– sales pages
– pricing boxes
– download pages

& much, much more…

All you have to do is COPY & PASTE the codes into your WP editor & hey

~ No Plugin Clashes
~ No Theme Conflict Problems
~ No Learning Curve
~ No Programming Bugs
~ No Exploit Vulnerabilities
~ Faster & Easier Than Any Content Creation Plugin

It’s old school, but super simple to use and VERY effective!

This will save you loads of time and stop your frustration, GO ON take a quick you have nothing to lose but plenty to gain.

Stimulate WordPress

WordPress is, as I am sure the majority of people are aware, the best free blogging platform around today. It is so user friendly and easy to use, right up until it all goes WRONG! You know the situation, you install a new plugin or change your theme and suddenly something breaks your site.

 The first thing that runs through your head is “How the heck do I fix this?” Then it dawns on you, your site is now broken and all your visitors are seeing it! That’s not going to create a good impression, they’re not likely to hang around and wait until you’ve worked out what went wrong and fixed it, they’re going to go somewhere else… Now you’re in a rush, you try to roll back the changes and even that doesn’t work… Panic starts to set in… None of this needed to happen, how often do you see this kind of crap happen to the “Pro’s”? It does happen to them, but no one ever gets to see it.. Why? Simple, they have a secret to developing their sites and testing everything out safely, without anyone getting to see their mistakes.

So today I want to give you the heads up on a newly released tool that will help you transform the way you build, test, & repair WordPress sites faster than otherwise possible. If like me you sometimes find WordPress development slow then you should take a look this. Matt Garrett, a personal friend and pro blogger of some 10 years & his techies have found an easy way to run a rapid test version of WordPress on any PC or MAC. The traditional way of doing this involves editing complex server files & following multi-step install procedures.

WP Simulator - #1 WordPress Development Environment


Matt doesn’t release many products, the last 3 have all been top sellers – I have no doubt this one will be too.

It’s one of those products that won’t immediately put money in your pocket but its one you’ll wish you knew about years earlier as it makes life a lot easier.

Top WP Plugins

Plugins we recommend for Word Press SEO-Blog Optimization

Google Analytics for Word Press – This plugin makes it simple to add Google Analytics with extra search engines and automatic click out and download tracking to your Word Press blog.

HeadSpace2 – Meta-data manager on steroids, allowing complete control over all SEO needs such as keywords/tags, titles, description, style sheets, and many other goodies.

Post Teaser – Post Teaser generates a preview or “teaser” of a post for the main, archive and category pages, with a link underneath to go to the full post page. It includes features to generate a word count, image count, and an estimated reading time.


Limit Posts – Limits the displayed text length on the index page entries and generates a link to a page to read the full content if it’s bigger than the selected maximum length.

Recent Posts – Returns a list of the most recent posts.

Redirection – Manage all your 301 redirects and monitor 404 errors

SEO Title Tag – Search engine optimize your blog’s title tags. Create a customized title tag for any post, static page, category page, UltimateTagWarrior tag page – indeed, any URL! And will auto-insert the tag name into the title on tag pages generated by Ultimate Tag Warrior plugin. Admin allows for mass editing of title tags.

WordPress SEO Pager – An SEO-enhanced pagination control for WordPress.

Advanced Permalinks – Allows multiple permalink structures, migration of permalinks without redirections, permalinks for posts in specific categories, and categories without a base

FeedWordPress – Simple and flexible Atom/RSS syndication for WordPress

SEO Friendly Images – Automatically adds alt and title attributes to all your images. Improves traffic from search results and makes them W3C/xHTML valid as well.

SEO Smart Links -SEO Smart Links provides automatic SEO benefits for your site in addition to custom keyword lists, nofollow and much more.

Other Word press Plug-ins that Have nothing to do with SEO

Word Press Database Backup – On-demand backup of your Word Press database. Navigate to Tools → Backup to get started. (You don’t really need this one if you use GoDaddy or Blue Host backup or if you have the latest Word Press Installation)

Get Recent Comments – Display the most recent comments or trackbacks with your own formatting in the sidebar. Visit Options/Recent Comments after activation of the plugin.

Gravatar – This plugin allows you to generate a gravatar URL complete with rating, size, default, and border options. See the documentation for syntax and usage.

WP Super Cache – Very fast caching plugin for Word Press. WP Super Cache must be configured. Go to the admin page to enable and configure the plugin.

Sociable – Automatically add links on your posts, pages and RSS feed to your favorite social bookmarking sites.

TweetMeme Retweet Button – Adds a button which easily lets you retweet your blog posts.

Cookies for Comments – Sets a cookie that must exist for a comment to be allowed through

Lifestream – Displays your activity from various social networks. (Requires PHP 5 and MySQL 5)

Ping Crawl – Every time you make a post on your blog it grabs similar posts from other blogs that allow pingbacks using the post tags. It then links to them at the bottom of the post as similar posts. It then executes the pingback on all the posts. You can specify how many posts to do per tag and that many will be done for each tag you use in your posts. Typically it has about an 80% success rate with each ping back and they are legit so the ones that fall into moderation tend to get approved. This creates quite a few deep links for each blog post you make and through time really helps with your link building. Especially for new blogs.

Now Add Facebook Features To Your Site!

Good news for the social media-minded business owner:

Facebook has made it easier to integrate its social functions into many websites. The Menlo Park-based social media giant released its own pre-made plug-in for popular website and blogging tool, WordPress.

With the new plug-in, called Facebook for WordPress, website owners can add Like, Subscribe, Send and Recommendations buttons easily onto not only pages, but also to photo albums and online stores — adding extra sharing and engagement options. One function called Social Publisher automatically posts new content on a website back to a company’s Facebook page. There are also Insights functions, which track how much activity occurs.

While dubbed “the official” Facebook plug-in for WordPress, this tool enters a crowded field of Facebook add-ons, including Facebook Connect, Facebook Tab Manager and Facebook Members.

Here are four reasons why a business might consider integrating Facebook features into its online experience:

1. It is easy to add.
Websites that run on WordPress should find the plug-in simple to download and to configure from the WordPress control panels. Options include color, size, and choosing which pages to place Facebook links on.

For sites that do not use WordPress, you can still add many of these features to your site. Visit and choose from similar options. Facebook will then provide you with a few lines of code to copy and paste into the edit tools on the control pages of a website.

Related: 3 Ways to Supercharge Fan Engagement on Facebook

2. Gain new “friends.”
By adding a “Like” or “Share” button on a page or post, businesses are allowing customers and visitors to easily share content on their own Facebook walls. This feature can help spread a company’s message further, faster and helps information go viral.

Consider using Facebook’s commenting feature, too. It allows businesses to prevent anonymous disparagers and puts real names and faces to comments.

3. Access more detailed analytics.
The plug-in’s Insights feature can provide an added dimension to analytics for businesses. Firms already have access to Web log data for how many people visit their website and where they come from. But with Insights, businesses can tell how many visitors actually “Like” a page.

For example, posting a photo album that gets 100 views can be further analyzed by tracking which picture gets the most “Likes”. The data you collect from Insights can help you improve customer engagement with your site.

4. Keep your brand socially relevant.
The plug-in makes it about as simple as possible to place a well-known icon such as the Facebook “Like” button on a company page. With more and more socially-aware customers, this can help add extra credibility to a site.

Upgrading a website with Facebook apps can signal to potential customers that a company is worth being friends — and doing business — with.

Blogging with WordPress

Blogging with WordPress is one of the many options available to bloggers who are looking for free software online which makes it incredibly easy to publish their own blog.

This software is easy to use, provides a variety of templates and offer excellent support to bloggers. There are many options available to bloggers and other blogging programs may be better known and offer slightly different features but many bloggers are quite pleased with it.

This article will offer some useful information for bloggers who are considering starting a blog with WordPress such as reasons to choose WordPress, tips on starting a blog and information about the support available.

Based on this information as well as their own research bloggers can decide whether WordPress is right for them or whether they should seek out a different blog network.

Reasons to Choose WordPress

There are many great reasons to choose WordPress to start a blog.

Some of these reasons include a great variety of templates, the ability to categorize and tag posts easily, features such as spell check, previews and autosave, the ability to post text, audio files and video files, a variety of privacy options and the ability to track statistical data related to the blog in addition to other great features.

Some of these features may be more important to some bloggers than others so deciding whether or not WordPress is right for you will largely be a matter of personal preference.

For example bloggers with little or no programming experience may enjoy the myriad of templates available on WordPress while bloggers who are concerned about privacy issues may be more interested in the privacy options available through WordPress.

Carefully investigating these features will help bloggers determine if they should start a blog with WordPress.

Starting a Blog with WordPress

Bloggers who opt to start a blog with WordPress will certainly not be disappointed by the amount of time it takes to start a blog.

A blogger can literally start a blog with WordPress within minutes. This is tremendously important to bloggers who are eager to get started and do not want to deal with a long process to start a blog.

The only requirements for starting a blog are a valid email address and a username. The blogger enters this information into the signup page and receives a password almost instantly.

Next the blogger simply has to check his email, follow the activation link provided and use the password provided and the process is complete.

The blogger can start blogging immediately.

Support Offered by WordPress

For many first time bloggers the type of support offered is very important. This is because first time bloggers may have quite a few questions about the process of starting a basic blog and once they establish a basic blog they may have additional questions about using advanced features and customizing the blog.

WordPress offers a great deal of support for bloggers of all skill levels. The support offered by WordPress includes the ability to contact the support staff as well as the ability to receive support from other members through online forums. Although the support staff is incredibly responsive some bloggers enjoy the ability to communicate with other bloggers in forums.

This is because the forums are active 24 hours a day and bloggers can find support from peers at any time.