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July 13, 2014

WordPress 4.0 Beta 1 Now Available For Download

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WordPress 4.0 open Beta 1
WordPress has come a long way from the boring old 2.0+ version to the much more optimized and streamlined version you see today. With the 3.9+ update, WordPress greatly improved the media experience for users, letting you create audio and video playlists on your site to enhance the user-experience. WordPress continues its rapid stream of updates, and has announced that WordPress 4.0 is now in open Beta. It boasts of many new features.

July 1, 2014

How To Add Audio And Video Playlists To WordPress?

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Add Audio/Video Playlists to WordPress
WordPress has come a long way from the boring old 3.0+ version to the much more optimized and streamlined version you see today. With the 3.9+ update, WordPress has greatly improved the media experience for users. Far from just images and videos, you can now add audio and video playlists as well on your website to enhance the experience for your visitors. Let's take a look at how you can enrich your website's user-experience and add audio/video playlists along with thumbnail images in WordPress.

May 28, 2014

Why WordPress Is Better For SEO Than Many Others?

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WordPress SEO
WordPress is an immensely popular web Content Management System that is used by millions of websites around the world! People never seem to stop asking the question: which is better, Blogger or WordPress? And indeed both have their pros and cons, making it almost impossible to declare a winner. But in today's ever-changing SEO environment, WordPress seems to offer a certain edge to users.

January 22, 2014

How to use and install Google Publisher Plugin on WordPress?

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Google Publisher Plugin for WordPress
Do you run a self-hosted WordPress site? Do you use any Google service? If you're a dedicated blogger or webmaster, then chances are that you do, because using major Google services such as Google AdSense, Google Webmaster Tools etc. is essential for every webmaster. Now you know how these Google services integrate with other Google services such as Google+ and Blogger etc. But even if you don't run your blog on Blogger, and use WordPress instead, you can use the new Google Publisher Beta Plugin for WordPress to get some of the Google services within your WordPress site!

December 22, 2013

Automatically Open all External Links in a New Window in Blogger!

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automatically open links in new windowJust today a client requested us that he wish to open all his external links in new window or new tab when clicked and he is not willing to manually do it for each post by adding target="_blank" inside each hyperlink. We wrote down a simple jQuery script that will check all hyperlinks inside your blog pages and will only add the target="_blank"  attribute to links which are external links. It wont  put any effect to internal links of the blog. The script will only detect external hostnames and the moment it finds one, it will insert into the html a target attribute that tells the browser to open the link in a new window. Thus preventing your blog readers from leaving your blog and also helps in increasing your overall pageviews and bounce rate. We thought we shall also share the script with all of you. 


November 11, 2013

How To Easily Create A Forum On A WordPress Site?

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Create a Forum with WordPress
Forums are a great way to manage and increase user interactions on your website. They can be used to build online communities. Creating a forum on your website can be a daunting task, but the availability of the many free and open-source forum software make it really easy. The real issue might arise when integrating one of these with WordPress, without having to create forums on a separate sub-domain (and hence as a separate site). Fortunately, you have a solution for that as well in bbPress - the most popular forum software for WordPress.

August 20, 2013

5 Useful WordPress Database Queries for Important Tasks

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WordPress Database Queries
One of the many reasons why we like WordPress is the power and flexibility that the publishing platform provides. It offers so many customizations, and you can do so much more with it. One of the best features about it is, you can use and interact with WordPress Databases to add your own functionality, and extract some extra data that you can't normally do without installing some third party plugins. For those of our readers who're WordPress users, we'd like to share some simple (and some advanced) MySQL database queries you can run to do some advanced and useful actions.

July 22, 2013

Create a Sticky Floating bar in Genesis Framework

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sticky floating bar for genesisIf you are a CopyBlogger StudioPress Customer and uses Genesis as your Wordpress theme Framework, then you may know that playing with core genesis theme functions ain't that easy unless you know a better shortcut. In this tutorial you will learn an extremely easy way to create a sticky floating bar to show Random Headlines in your Wordpress blogs powered by Genesis. We won't be using PHP but would use JavaScript for our front-end scripting. Just like HelloBar and several other attention grabber bars, you can create a custom one for free. This long horizontal Stickybar can be added at Blog Footer or Header and is fully responsive in design.  It will display rotating Links of your most recent posts in random order on each page refresh.  A New headline will appear on every next pageview, thus giving you an extra advantage of increased Pageviews. It also contains a light toggle button to hide or show the sticky bar. I have created both Static and Dynamic versions of this bar for your convenience. Lets add this cute, light-weight stickyBar Plugin to your wordpress blogs!


December 24, 2012

Wordpress 3.5 Upgrade Errors: Forgot to Backup?

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wordpress upgrade errorsWordpress version 3.5 recently got released and just like always, many webmasters are striking their heads against the wall due to newly introduced database errors. Wordpress emphasize greatly to backup your database before making any change but most often we forget to backup and click the Upgrade button in hurry- what follows next is a horrible nightmare for those who are not well versed with MySQL database management and error recognition. I recently got into the same trouble while updating our sister blog i.e. Smart Earning Methods.  I forgot to backup the database! Fortunately we receive schedule backups on our Email daily and this was no less than a blessing. The site I updated to WP 3.5, got messed up with plenty of Query errors all pointing to the plugin directory.


November 18, 2012

Convert a Wordpress blog To Blogger in easy steps

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Blogger is a very widely used publishing platform, mostly because its strength lies in its simplicity and ease of use. It is quite easy to use, and is recommended for beginner bloggers who are looking for a quick and easy way to create a presence for themselves online. For bloggers who have created a WordPress blog, but are at a loss to maintain or modify it, they have a great option in Blogger. They can easily migrate their WordPress blog to Blogger without any hitch. In this post, we will talk about how you can shift from WordPress to free Blogger.

October 22, 2012

Basic Tips to know before Starting a WordPress Blog

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WordPress is a well-known platform for Blogging and it is being used by millions of webmasters and bloggers. It is a self-hosted blogging platform. MBT is hosted on Blogger.com but, there are hundreds of other popular blogs which are hosted on WordPress. So therefore, WordPress can’t be ignored for Blogging. It is also called WP in short words by webmasters. It is a CMS (content management System) which provides you the opportunity to set up your blog easily. And it is totally developed in PHP, a popular web programming language. In this post I will give you some basic tips before establishing a blog with WP. My tips will be for securing WP, optimizing WP and designing WP. But before going straight to my tips I would like to give you some information about WordPress features and benefits.

August 23, 2012

How to Transfer Blogger To Wordpress?

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transfer blogger to wordpressWhenever, we think about the history of most productive Blogging platform the first word which clicks our mind is either WordPress or Blogger. Still lots of Well-known bloggers are in doldrums whether to select WordPress, or they should try their luck with Blogger. Blogger and WordPress have been competitors since an elongated period but in the meantime WordPress has developed tremendously, in spite of getting introduced before Blogger. Mohammad has covered lots of posts regarding avoiding Blogger to WordPress conversion but one should always know how to do something, so we may continue to make use of the resources. So in this article, we will cover How To Migrate Blogger to WordPress Blog without losing a single SERP Ranking or Page Rank Juice.

August 11, 2012

Migrate Feedburner Subscribers From Blogger To Wordpress

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migrate subscribersIf you have made up your mind to migrate your Google blog to wordpress safely then redirecting your RSS subscribers and Email subscribers  to Wordpress is a must thing to do. You will need to migrate only if you have changed your domain or moved your content to a new location or server. Since in case of blogger to self-hosted wordpress migration, domain remains the same therefore we will only need to redirect the Feed.  Moving your bulk of readers from one platform to another is linked with your blog Feed address. BlogSpot blogs  support both RSS and atom Feeds whilst wordpress supports RSS web Feeds alone (though you can use plugins to switch to atom). What we will learn today is to simply change the FEED address and let your readers to receive email updates via your new blogging platform. This method will shift your syndication from one network to another without losing a single subscriber. The steps are clearly demonstrated to make your  job easy.  Lets get things moving!

June 30, 2012

Add Facebook Recommendations Bar To Wordpress

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facebook recommendations bar for wordpressFacebook recommendations bar is spreading widely all over blogosphere. Both WordPress and blogger users are now enjoying a smart push in page views by engaging readers more on their site through this traffic boosting social plugin. Not only does it help to increase your pageviews and AdSense revenue but grows your Facebook fan following with additional likes. This plugin will display additional recommended articles to users as soon as a reader has finished reading the blog post or reached a specified location. The plugin floats to the right of your Wordpress blog, collapses on page load and expands as soon as the reader reaches end of post. It displays a post thumbnail image along with page title and number of likes. It previously included a "Add to timeline" button but now it has been removed and it shows only a like button. It has surely replaced plugins such as "Facebook Recommendations Box" and most importantly SimpleReach Slide which display related posts from within your site on a widget that slides at the bottom of the page. Lets add this plugin to Wordpress with extremely easy steps.

January 4, 2012

jQuery Popup For Facebook LikeBox

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Update: Version 2 has been released. Please find it here: Facebook Likebox popup V2

jquery popup facebook likeboxThis widget pops up a jQuery window containing Facebook likebox as soon as a new visitor arrives. This plugin can be added to both Blogger Blogs and Wordpress. I am using here the same jQuery effect introduced by sidhart in JQuery Popup Just Like Aweber Subscription Form. Lightbox effects like this one can be widely seen on many blogs now. It will help you increase your Facebook Fans greatly and our previous version will surely increase the number of your RSS subscribers. In my next tutorials I will make sure to make it more interactive with social media links and a complete version with everything you may need.


January 3, 2012

Mashable Sharing Widget For Blogger

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mashable sharing widget

The great social media blog Mashable is always an inspiration in whatever they do. I came across a great wordpress plugin created by inspiredmagz and they named it as mashable social bar. We downloaded their plugin and converted it to a blogger compatible form. We also managed to solve its compatibility issues for IE and further strengthened its HTML structure. This widget can now be used in every blogspot blog just with an extremely easy installation step. As you can see this widget contains links to your Facebook Fan page, Google+ page and recommendation button, twitter follow button, RSS and LinkedIn links and most importantly an attractive subscription form that will further increase the number of your Email subscribers. The conversion didn't took me very long and I am pleased to present it to all of you. Kindly see a demo first:


December 21, 2011

WordPress 3.3 Released With Enhanced Features!

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Update to wordpress3.3Wordpress 3.3 is just released with some new and enhanced features, I was very happy when I heard about this release and many of us was waiting eagerly for this latest news. This latest version is in fact very interesting and useful. They call it the “sonny” as said at wordpress

 

“The latest and greatest version of the WordPress software — 3.3, named 'Sonny' in honor of the great jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt — is immediately available for download or update inside your WordPress dashboard.”


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