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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When searching for a particular type of WordPress plugin many people first search in the WordPress Plugin Repository. However, there are other ways to search for that particular WordPress plugin you might need.
Here are some of the best places to look for them.