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It may certainly be exciting to build a whole website using WordPress, but what if you don’t know certain things that could mar all your efforts? To avoid such mistakes, perhaps you should be aware of what they could be. Avoidance of WordPress beginner mistakes can save your time while building the site and keep you from being unduly aggravated.
If you are a music lover, selecting WordPress platform for your website will be a wise solution with never ending benefits which you will get. Musicians might have thought of running a website to give themselves a web presence, but they never heard of using music WordPress themes to get commercial over the internet. It is not just that you are getting a website, but you are getting a platform to express your skills to the people around.
HTML5 is one of the greatest things to have ever happened to the world of web design as a whole. Its advent made it easier for web designers to be able to scale up their websites and bring websites to production faster than they could have done it before. For the uninitiated, HTML5 is a markup language that is used in the structure and presentation of web content on the internet. The driving force behind the creation of HTML5 was to enable native support for the latest multimedia.
Even if your WordPress website looks amazing, you still need to consider how your theme and design will affect the experience of your users from the viewpoint of usability. However, it doesn’t matter how impressive your website seems if no one is using your service or products, you really need to work on website usability. So, how can you figure out what strategy will work for you?
Your website is most precious asset online irrespective of what it is all about. It is only through your website, you are successful in attracting visitors and demonstrating to them the products and services that you are offering to them, and arousing their interest and desire in ultimately purchasing your product or service, read all your blog posts, or get a subscription. All these tasks and actions seem to be critical for the success of any website.
Whether you are creating a brand new blog or you are a seasoned writer, WordPress offers one of the most versatile CMS (content management systems). It makes it easy to set up a good-looking, fully hosted blog using one of the many WordPress themes. Alternatively, you can code your own website from scratch. However, most people fail tremendously when it comes to SEO. With these WordPress SEO tips, your site can achieve better results.
Imagine you are shopping a watch for your father’s birthday and the website is taking a lot of time to load. Isn’t it will be annoying? 40% of the viewers abandons a website if it takes more than 3 seconds to load. Every millisecond makes a difference! WordPress website speed is one of the hard facts which can make or break a website. Every website or services should maintain the speed and WordPress is no exception.
You cannot deny the fact that WordPress is one of the best and popular platforms to build websites today. However,the popularity of WordPress has also made it quite vulnerable to hacking bad spamming threats. In fact, around 30% of WP websites are attempted to be hacked every day.
If you see this error on your WordPress site when debug mode is enabled in WordPress configuration, this means that one or more of your plugins need update.
WordPress is masterly content management system software that has emerged as a boon for the web designers. It offers great sort of themes, layouts and widgets to create and develop unique and appealing website.
Gone are the days when website imagery turned to be brilliant and non-pixelated for a range of screens. Today, with the inception of retina displays; it has become a challenge for the website creators to optimize their site’s imagery for screens with different resolutions.
WordPress 3.9 has been released, so we started to test all our products against it. We concluded that almost all products are compatible with the latest WordPress version. Only two themes need some modifications before (or after) upgrade of WordPress: Hot Responsive and Hot Responsive Portfolio.
WordPress 3.6 (“Oscar”) has been released few days ago. We immediately started to test all our WordPress themes against the latest release of the blogging platform. After testing we could conclude that all our themes are compatible with this version of WordPress, however, some of them needs small modifications in code.
We would like to share our solution and show you how to move WordPress site from local installations to the live servers (and vice versa). We are using this solution for making all our HotStart installations (WordPress theme installations packed with demo data).
The most common way of adding additional functionality to a WordPress website is to add functions to the functions.php template. These small functions are sometimes known as WordPress snippets.
New major release of WordPress here. Version 3.5 of the world’s most popular CMS become available this week. We immediatelly started to check all our themes against the new WordPress 3.5. This version comes with a bunch of new interesting features..
HotStart installation of our WordPress themes is the fastest method to install any theme together with demo data that you’ve seen on our demo server. HotStart is actually a new WordPress installation that includes the theme and all plugins.
Favicon is a small image that displays as an icon of your website in the browser bar. The favicon could be an important part of your website which makes it recognizable between the others. This similar situation is with computer software and applications for mobiles.
In this tutorial, we will guide you how to install a clean copy of WordPress on your FatCow, PowWeb or iPage hosting. This tutorial might be suitable for any other hosting company which control panel is based on vDeck and has SimpleScripts support.
If you decided to use the free version of WordPress open-source software for blog and website management, you would need to obtain a suitable hosting for your site. There are thousands of hosting providers nowadays, and usually it’s possible to install WordPress on any of them.
I was developing a website and client asked me to add a gallery in a page using standard gallery feature of WordPress. For those who haven’t had chance to try this feature, I must say it’s very useful and if you want to create a simple gallery in any post or page, simply type [ gallery ] (without spaces) anywhere and watch the results.
Running a WordPress website is a nice and enjoyable thing, but it could also be a headache if your website got hacked. The most important thing to protect yourself is to have the latest version of WordPress core installed as well as the latest versions of all themes and plugins.
Selection of a web hosting provider for your website is important, especially if you have traffic heavy websites. Or if you hope that your website will grow into a traffic heavy website. All serious web masters have such desire.
When you install a WordPress plugin and create a widget, it would be published on all pages of your website. Have you ever wondered how to publish some WordPress widgets on certain pages only? WordPress core does not allow users to select pages where a widget would be published. Instead, it publishes it on all the pages.