Media Temple Managed WordPress Hosting Review

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Founded in 1998 by Demian Sellfors and John Carey it is Media Temple is one of those name that aren’t unheard of in the web-hosting industry. Although this $53M company was acquired by GoDaddy in October 2013, Media Temple operates as an independent company (bet you didn’t know that!)

So what makes Media Temple so special? Is it the 24/7/365 indelible customer support, or the Grid cloud servers (also known as “Reddit Ready” servers) that can serve from 1 to 1 million concurrent users, or the fact that they’ve been the go-to company for serious hosting?CONTINUE READING »

35 Best Google Adsense Optimized WordPress Themes For Business Websites

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Planning to launch a site with the objective of making money through AdSense? Well, do not jump straight into the sea of competition where millions of sites are jostling for ranking and revenue. It might seem easy and lucrative to own a site and make money through Google AdSense but you need to work on your content and search engine optimization.

Reason being, this is going to bring you traffic and in turn, money from AdSense. Well, this is undoubtedly a task which can become lot easier if you choose to invest in AdSense optimized WordPress themes. These templates are very well integrated with ads positioning and weave them finely with your content.CONTINUE READING »

How to Create a Development Schedule for Your WordPress Site

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Just like an iPhone or a sonic screwdriver, a WordPress site is made up of many parts that have to play nice together. Playing nice doesn’t happen by accident. It takes planning.

It takes time, money, talent, resources, and materials. And then even more planning. Planning is even more important when starting your WordPress site. To do this right, you need a development schedule.CONTINUE READING »

How to SEO Audit Your WordPress Website in Minutes

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SEO comes across as a very daunting task. But people are now consciously adding SEO good practices to their to-do and checklists. Adding an SEO audit to such lists is a good idea as one should spend some time in understanding one’s current SEO status.

For medium and large websites, its impossible to manually visit each page, post, image and link and so there are lots of tools that can help automate this process.CONTINUE READING »

How to Find and Add Creative Commons Images to Your WordPress Site

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Images are an essential component of running a successful blog. They break up the text in interesting ways and can help to illustrate the various points you make. Most site owners and bloggers know this already. However, the actual task of finding images and then uploading them to your site can be a daunting one, especially if you’re looking for something very specific.

The expense is also a consideration. While getting a subscription to a stock photography site isn’t all that expensive, it can add up, especially if you’re still in the early stages of your business. All I’m saying is when you’re trying to save pennies, you might not be all that interested in shelling out $5 for a stock photo for your latest blog post.CONTINUE READING »

Schedule WordPress Backups to the Cloud with BackWPUp Plugin

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We’ve heard this proverb a million times in the past and yet some of us fail to capture its lesson in our day-to-day lives.

Let me ask you a simple question.

When was the last time you took a full backup of your WordPress site? Even if you’re not using WordPress, when was the last time you took a backup so that, even if the entire gird you’re hosting your site in, fails, you’d be able to get you site back online in 10 minutes (or less)?CONTINUE READING »

How to Install WordPress Locally on a Windows Computer

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WordPress is without doubt the best Content Management System on the web bar none, this is coming from someone who has used all of the popular content management systems around.

Installing WordPress on your own server is a piece of cake with the simple one-click install, this is something that even non technical and senior citizens are able to do with a breeze. In most cases you would launch a site live on the web and customize the site to your taste.CONTINUE READING »

How to Install and Setup WP Rocket and MaxCDN in WordPress

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If you have been blogging for a while, then you probably know how important it is to have a fast loading website. Small time delays can have a big impact on user-experience and seemingly small impact on the site rankings.

People don’t like to wait, and will click away after just a few seconds. So if you want to create a successful website, you really need to focus on improving the performance of your website. Increasing the website’s speed is not an easy job, there are a lot of things you can do to optimize your WordPress website, however the most effective way is to install a cache plugin. There are many cache plugins available (mostly free), in the WordPress.org repository.CONTINUE READING »