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The Major Differences Between WordPress.org and WordPress.com

Choosing a WordPress website extension may look like a herculean task for the website owner purely because one needs to balance the equilibrium of benefits and trade-offs. This blog will guide you to set your requirements right before owning a domain extension for your WordPress site.

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Why WordPress Knowledge Needs To Become Everyday Knowledge

The rules by which we live today are scarily intertwined with technological advancements and if you don’t at least partially accept this, you might end up sitting on the bench while the rest play the game. So in the interest of playing offence, I suggest that WordPress knowledge needs to become everyday knowledge.

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How to Choose a Template for Your Site on WordPress

WordPress is one of the most popular CMS today. It is easy to configure and use it for creating any website, but it was originally positioned as a platform for creating blogs. WordPress attracted a lot of people to blogging by the exuberance of the themes. But few beginners understand that not all templates are equally good, and to be honest, many of them are very dangerous.

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Affiliate Marketing Tools for Beginners

Affiliate marketing tools help beginners run their affiliate blogs more smoothly. Learn how to cloak your affiliate links, SEO your blog posts for more exposure, record videos for your affiliate products and use other affiliate tools out there.

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The Best Beginners User Guides for WordPress

New to WordPress and have no clue where to start from? Wouldn’t it be good if WordPress shipped with a user manual? While there is no official user manual apart from the extensive documentation (which might not be so suitable for beginners), there have been some great efforts at producing such beginners user guides. Here are the best we’ve come across.

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Basic Design Plugins for WordPress

Being a novice, one may wonder that plugins are used not only to enhance features of a website, but also to improve its design. These small applications sometimes greatly transform the design of a site, making positive miracles. If you’re related to the web design like DesignContest do, you have to know at least the basic design plugins for WordPress – those that we consider in this article. Let’s start.

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The beginner’s guide to marketing your WP plugin

Last I counted, there were over forty thousand plugins in the WordPress plugin repository. (Yes, I count them. What? It’s a hobby, don’t judge). Of those, I’m guessing there are only about 2% that are earning their authors money in some way, whether by asking for a kindly donation from users, upselling them to premium add-ons and features, serving ads, or even displaying a random kitten picture at 5¢ per click. If you want to join this small-but-merry band of creators, or you’re looking to up your plugin marketing game and tickle your bottom line, this post is for you.

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Sidebar vs. No Sidebar: What to Choose for Your Blog?

There has been a great debate between having a blog with sidebars or without sidebars. Well, most of the people use sidebars because they have the ability to enhance the content, which is written on a site. On the other end, many website owners abandon it because they only need to highlight their content.

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How To Set Up WordPress With DesktopServer

If you work with WordPress or you simply want to use WordPress to build your own blog or website, you’re better off working on a localhost environment before moving the site to a live server.

Setting up your localhost environment using MAMP or XAMPP is the usual way to go, but in this tutorial I’m going to show you an alternative that’s both easy to setup and very useful – DesktopServer.

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Your Simple Guide to Web Hosting

Web hosting refers to where our website is going to be “living”. Just like our families have their own homes to live in, a website’s set of files must have a little space somewhere to call their own.

These spaces are called servers, and there are large warehouses all over the world that are full of them, all waiting to be “rented out” to you, the client. This is done through what we call a hosting company. Its job is to rent you a space on their server, take care of your files, and provide the best service possible to keep your site running smoothly.

There are certain factors to take into consideration when choosing your web host, some more important than others. Below is a list of these factors in no particular order to get you going on your new site.

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