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Aug
11
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WordPress vs Joomla : Which CMS Should You Choose?

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index   While there is a large number of Content Management Systems (CMS) to choose from, few CMS platforms are more popular and more widely used than WordPress and Joomla. Some wrongly believe that Joomla and WordPress are popular simply because they are the oldest. In reality they are neither the oldest nor the pioneers of the CMS space. In fact, there are plenty of CMS platforms that existed before the turn of the millennium. WordPress didn’t rear its head until 2003, and Joomla didn’t show up until around 2005.

The popularity of either platform is largely due to its ease of use. The birth of the widely accepted open source CMS has given millions of users all around the power to create their own dynamic websites. Even some giant brands have turned to open source content management to streamline the web content management process.

In this post, we aim to give you the information you need to make the decision between the Joomla or WordPress CMS.

What is a Content Management System?

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Jul
26
Comments Off on What is SEO???????

What is SEO???????

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Basic search engine optimization (SEO) is fundamental. And essential. SEO will help you position your website properly to be found at the most critical points in the buying process or when people need your site.

What are search engines looking for? How can you build your website in a way that will please both your visitors/customers, as well as Google, Bing, and other search engines? Most importantly, how can SEO help your web presence become more profitable?

During the Introduction to SEO session at SES New York, Carolyn Shelby (@CShel), Director of SEO, Chicago Tribune/435 Digital, fully explained the extreme value SEO can deliver to a site, and stressed the importance of basic SEO using the following analogy:

 

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What is SEO, Exactly?

The goal of foundational SEO isn’t to cheat or “game” the search engines. The purpose of SEO is to:

  • Create a great, seamless user experience.
  • Communicate to the search engines your intentions so they can recommend your website for relevant searches.

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Nov
1

Create WordPress Comment Login System that Utilizes Social Media

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Since it was created just under a decade ago, WordPress has allowed a website’s visitors to sign up and create an account when they post comments. In fact, this option is favored by many websites as a way to reduce spam and encourage honest interaction between users. In some cases, it’s a required part of the commenting process.


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Aug
16

14 Ways To Prevent Your WordPress Blog From Being Hacked


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There are over 5 million results in google for the keyword “prevent wordpress hack“. Everyone has their own opinion and I dont think all of these posts are updated frequently. It’s been a while I have posted here. First, here are few things you should know- I have made several changes to this blog.

Recently, some of my blogs were hacked. It was funny how the index file had an image of a smurf showing the middle finger with a text saying “where’s your security?” I was glad the hacker left his email address so I could thank him for mocking the security of my blogs and so, I did. The amazing part- This guy didn’t even touch the database; he didn’t even inject any shit virus. I felt it was weird but after checking out each files, I found they were all clean.

I was so involved in other projects that I didn’t pay much attention to security which is actually the most important thing here. If this dude didn’t breach my security, I wouldn’t have known it was vulnerable and hence wouldn’t have bothered to take action. Whatever it is, I have sent him a “Thank You” Note ;)

I have removed some shitty plugins, transferred to HostGator, tweaked codes and more…Today, I have decided to write a post on how I did what I did- that is, strengthen the security of my blog to keep off hackers and all creepy people. I will have a video tutorial created for this later this month but for now, check this out. Some basic tweaks can help protect all your hard earned content. Check out the following tips to prevent wordpress hack.

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Jul
30

WordPress for Beginners: Power charge your site for SEO


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While many SEO experts put a lot of emphasis on keyword-rich URLs, they don’t seem to matter so much recently. Moreover, with the latest Google Penguin update you can pull an over-optimization trigger quite easily. So instead of fine-tuning every post URL and stuffing keywords in it, just make sure your URLs are text-based and not post-ID based (like www.yourblog.com/?p=123).

This means to go to the Settings/Permalink Settings page in your WordPress admin and make sure the “Post name” option is selected. This is also the best way to make sure your link makes sense by itself. And when someone links to your post by using the URL as an anchor (which many bloggers do), you’ll still have a link with some keywords in it.

Another thing, even if you make this permalink change in the settings, WordPress always makes post-ID based URLs work. This may sometimes lead to duplicate-content issues if someone (or you by accident) link to a post using the UD. The plugins that I talk about in the next section will help you to solve this issue.

Using SEO Plugins

There are plenty of SEO plugins but these are the two I like most: All in One SEO Pack and WordPress SEO By Yoast. Both are very useful but I recommend you to use only one of them at a time. Using them together may lead to conflict.

Using All In One SEO Pack

In All in One SEO Pack, load its main page in Settings and make sure the plugin status is enabled.

 

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Jul
27

How to Split Large XML Files for WordPress


When you want to migrate your WordPress to a new host or server, you may have trouble transferring your backup data, mostly existing content. You may have a large backup file but WordPress limits you to import backup files of only 2Mb in size.

XML Splitter

There is no other way to complete the migration but to have your backup files sized less than 2Mb, which is almost impossible especially with files that have already exceeded the size. What you can do though is split the file into chunks of smaller sizes.

In this tutorial, we will show you how, using two different methods.
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