5 Plugins to Sell Things on Your WordPress Site

One of the best ways to make money with a Wordpress blog is to start selling things. Whether that's actual products, e-books or services, there are many Wordpress plugins that will help you monetize your blog. You don't need to rely on just … [Continue reading]

WordPress 101 – What is WordPress?

If you are new to blogging, then you are probably not sure what it is and what WordPress is all about. So here are some basics to help you understand what blogging is, what content management is, and how WordPress came about. Just What is … [Continue reading]

How To Move Your WordPress.com Content to a Custom WP Installation

Moving On Up I have been helping out a very design and web savvy friend lately with a new enterprise she is undertaking using the Wordpress sandbox. I find this interesting because this friend was actually far ahead of the curve when it comes to … [Continue reading]

WordPress As A Video Site – Themes and Plugins

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Wordpress vs. Joomla as a CMS Wordpress is deeply customizable and has evolved into a full content management system or "CMS" for many publishers, but it still isn't the best choice for video sites - that crown is still held by Joomla, likely … [Continue reading]

5 Plugins for Managing Your WordPress Database

The backbone of your WordPress website is it's database. It's where all your valuable content lives. Because of this, it's important to become familiar and comfortable with managing your database. As your blog grows, it will become larger and … [Continue reading]

Tips For Upgrading SimplePress Forum For WordPress Correctly

In a recent article here at WP-Blogger, I wrote about the importance of building community and finding a simple solution for integrating a (free) forum on your Wordpress site.Simple:Press Forum was the easiest and also best realized solution to … [Continue reading]

Top 10 Professional Business WordPress Themes

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Of all the pretty WordPress themes out there, there aren't that many suitable for a business to use as a blog or corporate website. Many WordPress themes are geared toward niches or are over designed to be flashy. While they may look nice, this … [Continue reading]

WordPress 101: Managing Users

Your readers are your bread and butter and how you decide to interact with them from the get go will determine how successful your blog becomes. Your blog cannot be successful without loyal readers. It needs to be easy for people to leave comments; … [Continue reading]

How To Ban Spammers in WordPress

As blogs become more popular, spammers are become more and more of a problem. Spambots are becoming more and more bold in the ways they crawl websites and the content that they generate in comments.It will happen to every blogger. One day, you'll … [Continue reading]

Three Plugins To Transform Your WP Site Into A Video Portal

A Watershed Year for Online Video In 2009, YouTube saw a 56 percent increase in traffic and finally hit a new benchmark - users are uploading 20 hours worth of video per minute to the site. This remarkable statistic may have something to do with … [Continue reading]

Useful WordPress Plugins You May Have Overlooked

There are thousands upon thousands of Wordpress plugins with more cropping up every day.  Every once in a while something from the "Why Didn't I Think of That" category pops up and I would like to share some of those with you.Ever feel like you … [Continue reading]

5 Plugins to Share Your Posts

A huge part of success as a blogger is making it easy for people to share your content. Person to person recommendations are very powerful to a blogger, especially if a person has thousands of Twitter or blog followers. It's important to make it easy … [Continue reading]

WordPress Backup Strategy

It will happen to every blogger one day, you're blog will crash and you'll need to recover it. Every WordPress blogger needs to prepare for this, preferably sooner rather than later. Just like keeping your computer backed up, you need to back up your … [Continue reading]

Top 10 Photoblog WordPress Themes

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While there are many decent content management systems out there to run a photoblog, many cost money or are hard to customize to fit your needs. This is where WordPress comes in to help. It makes a great platform to run a photoblog because it has … [Continue reading]

Using SimplePress As A One-Stop Community Builder For WordPress

Even as I write this the good people at Automattic are announcing a much-touted integration with Buddypress - a social networking plugin/addon for Wordpress.  For a long while I have studied and experimented with transforming Wordpress into a … [Continue reading]

The Power of Retweets and How To Harness It In WordPress

By now you have heard the famous story of actor Ashton Kutcher challenging CNN to be the first to reach one million followers on Twitter. The very next day the great Oprah herself signed up for a Twitter account live on her television program. Two … [Continue reading]

Top 10 Most Elegant Premium Themes

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I get asked this question a lot: Why would I pay for a WordPress theme when there are so many for free?While there may be many beautiful and well designed themes out there for free, a majority of them are not very good, not very powerful and … [Continue reading]

Monetizing Your WordPress Blog

Many people get into blogging so they can make extra money. It's very rare that you'll get rich by running a blog. However, running a blog can make you extra money on the side or bring about perks you may not have thought of.Here's our quick … [Continue reading]

5 Websites Using WordPress As A CMS

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WordPress is extremely powerful and can be made to do anything with the right resources. It's so much more than a blogging platform. That is by far the most exciting aspect of the platform. The WordPress backend is so powerful that it can drive huge … [Continue reading]

Keeping Your WordPress Folders Secured – Important Tip

I once had a reader show up on one of my sites who became a bit obsessive about the community and when I eventually had to ask them to moderate their endless barrage of posts and comments and replies they came back at me with the creepy response that … [Continue reading]