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How to secure your WordPress

Here is an article on Smashing Magazine that discusses WordPress file permissions and ownership. Installing plug-ins as add-ons is a must for maintaining a WordPress website. However, this can also create the need to set-up security measures and permissions. This will ensure website security so that your site is not compromised by intruders.

Source:  Smashing Magazine

How to start a blog in 5 steps

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Creating a blog is actually much easier than you might think. Here is a quick reference to build your blog and a few suggestions on how to promote your content. Here are the first 5 steps that you need to get started:

1] Get a domain name. You can either go to Register.com or NetworkSolutions.com to register your domain name. Another method of obtaining a domain is to do it through your host, I recommend GoDaddy.com, 1and1.com or BlueHost.com.

* The important thing about selecting a domain name, is to choose a name that has a key word or has a key phrase in it that your customers or members will want to use to search for you.

2] Create profiles to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. Even if you will not be using these profiles, I recommend getting the name you want, as they are disappearing quickly. These profiles can be directly integrated in a blog VERY easily!

3] Using one of the recommended host, GoDaddy.com1and1.com or BlueHost.com, select a package that you want. A basic package should be enough, this should run you only several dollars a month…so go ahead and set-up any email addresses that you might need as well.

4] The most popular blogging platform is WordPress.  (Ask your host to please turn on the WordPress function of your domain). ** Make sure to get a user name and password so that you can log into your WordPress dashboard.

5] Lastly, write approx 5-10 blog posts or stories to publish in your “Post” section of the WordPress. ***Keep this in mind, always use keywords in blog title. Keep the titles to 8 words in length. The titles are one of the things google will look for and help drive traffic to your blog!

Now you are ready to go. It is really that easy!

Guest Blogging made very easy!

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Have you ever thought about writing a blog and did not know where to start? You can allow someone to write for you or can also sell subscriptions to allow guest bloggers to post on your site.

Guest blogging is a great way to build and develop content. Using the SEO functions of wordpress categories and post tags will help elevate your internet marketing. Giving you a really good website to start link exchanges, possibly use as an e-commerce tool and to run along side of existing websites and/or a facebook page.

Here is an example of the use of this plug-in (user submitted posts), please check out what we did for this client… iHeartMiniBoden.com

20% of the web is WordPress

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Here is an interesting story in FORBES that discusses the domination that WordPress has on website design. A total of 60 million websites built around this free software and 100,000 popping up each and every day! Thanks to Matt Mullenweg…

Read the entire FORBES article

5 Deadly Sins of SEO and Online Marketing

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Internet Marketing and SEO should be the small business’ primary focus

Does your website engage, hold attention and provide relevant readworthy content?  Your website should make the reader want to stick around and read more, and connect with you. Strength of content is not enough on its own though. Google differentiates high quality content from low quality based on a number of points, including the usage of links.  Inbound links are the heaviest weighted factor in Google’s ranking algorithm.  How many does your website have?

Click to read more about links, SEO, and internet marketing in this article by www.Entrepreneur.com– January 2, 2013

Migrating a WordPress

If you are building a wordpress on a local host, then this a plug-in worth taking a look at. It is called WP Migrate DB. See screenshot below…

Website Design in Charlotte, NCIf you are comfotable editing the config.php file then check out this link…”How to transfer a WordPress Site.”

 

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