Beginners Guide Last Updated on: July 5, 2017 Freddy Muriuki 22 Comments WordPress, WordPress, WordPress. Who are you? What are you? And where did you come from? Why do all these people keep calling you Open Source? What’s your deal? I mean, why do so many people love you so much? Why are you so powerful and versatile and beautiful? What can/can’t you handle? What is WordPress (WP)? What can I say? I love WordPress way too much, just like my coffee and stout beer. If you love yourself some WordPress, you’re in the right place. If WP is all new to you, don’t worry one bit as this article will shed light on the basic aspects of WordPress you should know from today going forward. If you’re seated and have your coffee (or whatever drink) ready, let’s start with the most fundamental question: What’s WordPress? What is WordPress? Going straight to the point, WordPress is simply a content management system (CMS). This wasn’t the case … [Read more...] about What is WordPress? Why is it Free and Should You Use WordPress?
This is an ever-growing list of my personally recommended products and services for WordPress and online marketing. Affiliate links are indicated where applicable. Note that I am only affiliates of services that I use, love and recommend to clients. The price to you is the same whether or not you use an affiliate link, it just means they kick me a little cupcake money if you use my link :) Domain Name Registration The first thing you need in order to build a WordPress website is a domain name. Many hosting companies give you the option of purchasing your domain name with them in addition to hosting, but it’s a better move long term (in case you need to switch hosting) to purchase your domain name separately. I recommend Namecheap (aff. link) Webhosting My favorites for solid, affordable, shared web hosting:SiteGround Hosting (aff. link) – a great choice for inexpensive shared hosting. They have lots of cool features including services to help your site run faster, and … [Read more...] about Recommended Tools & Resources For Your WordPress Website
Last updated on August 15th, 2016 by Editorial Staff Blogger is an awesome free tool to quickly start blogging. However, many Blogger users eventually realize that if they want full control of their blog, then they would be better off with their own self hosted WordPress.org blog (what’s the difference between self-hosted WordPress.org vs WordPress.com blogs). In this step by step tutorial, we will help you switch from Blogger to WordPress without losing Google rankings. Here are the steps you will be taking to switch from Blogger to WordPress without losing Google rankings. Sign up with WordPress hosting company. Export your Blogger blog by visiting Settings » Other page. Import Blogger to WordPress by visiting Tools » Import page in WordPress admin area. Setting up permalinks on your new WordPress blog. Setting up redirects for Blogger visitors to WordPress posts Set up redirects for RSS feeds Import your images from Blogger to WordPress media library. Video … [Read more...] about How to Switch from Blogger to WordPress without Losing Google Rankings
Wow, it has taken a while to compile this post (and I hope the headline speaks for itself). What you’ll find here is a list of the top 100 blogs about WordPress and their most popular and engaging content. The idea is to give you a resource linking to posts that have proven to be valuable to the community. The criteria when compiling this list were to focus on content that has gotten either the most traffic (if the WordPress blogger has shared this data), received the highest number of social media shares, or evoked the most comments. Bonus info: Get the list of 10 tools we use when designing for WordPress that cut our work time in half (by the way, 7 of them are free). Click here. Okay, let’s get started (in no particular order)! 1. Digging Into WordPress A WordPress blog run by Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr, it’s a great site to get actionable WordPress advice. This includes everything from various code samples, all the way to larger … [Read more...] about Top 100 Blogs About WordPress and Their Most Popular Posts