WordPress

WordPress.com Premium Plan now offering Google Analytics

After years of maintaining and hosting my own WordPress and Drupal sites myself, last year I decided to give WordPress.com a trial run for one of my websites. I opted to subscribe to WP's Premium plan over their Business plan. The initial quantity of content for my website was low and I could not justify the higher cost of the Business plan for this site.

Bluehost or HostGator: Which one is the right choice for your WordPress site?

Hundreds of web hosting providers compete to offer the best hosting services for WordPress. It makes picking the right one for your site challenging unless you are sticking to the most famous names of the hosting world. Bluehost and HostGator are the two top favorites among website owners and blog managers around the globe. In fact, two of the biggest names belong to the same mother company. Most of their services are comparable, but there are a few distinctions that set their services apart. Learning more about the points of difference between their terms and quality of service will help you make the right choice.

Website safety, security, and backup

WordPress plugins and how they have been affecting your website performance

WordPress is currently the leader of all CMS platforms with about 30% market share. Millions of websites now run on WordPress. This open-source platform is making the world of web design a better place for everyone. This builder has the power to take care of every user's need and the visitors to each website. It has the simplest backend management and frontend customization options among all open source and closed source CMSs. It is the ease of customization and the simplicity that drives website developers towards WordPress indiscriminately. If you are planning to use WordPress for building your business website, you should brace yourself for the host of features and plugins that the platform offers.

Optimizing techniques of WordPress websites that gives better SEO results

Visibility matters most to get a toehold in online marketing, but success depends on proper optimization of websites. This is true for WordPress websites too, which are SEO friendly right from birth.  Choosing WordPress for creating websites does not only result in stunning sites but also allow marketers to leverage it for maximum SEO gains. While you could create a site on your own by using WordPress, relying on a trained and experienced web developer gives better results. How much you could leverage WordPress websites for marketing gains depends on the level of optimization.

15 Years of WordPress

Appropriately, for the wildly popular CMS, it all started with a blog post. Way back in January 2003, Matt Mullenweg, the co-creator of WordPress, wrote a short blog on his website, lamenting the lack of updates from his preferred blogging software, b2/cafelog.

Despite becoming increasingly popular since its release in 2001, b2/cafelog’s developer stopped maintaining the software in 2002, seemingly disappearing completely from all community forums.

How to promote your WordPress blog through Instagram?

Modern life cannot thrive without the use of internet now. The dependency we have on the internet today cannot be emphasized enough. From social media to networking to emails, the internet has influenced our lives in a way that is undeniable. Every day with newer technological advancement, it can be said that this trend is here to stay and is only going to increase over time. The advent of the internet in our lives has also given the common man a chance to upgrade his chances of advancement and connectivity with the rest of the world at free of cost and from the comfort of his home. With the help of the internet, an individual can dream of starting and promoting his business.

Top 10 Benefits of Choosing WordPress Over Other Content Management Systems

Web designing is an important aspect of an online business development process. To venture into the field of online based business, one basic thing is required, and that is nothing but a website. This is quite similar to having a physical office or store, where business activities shall be carried out. Website designing is a serious thing, and it is considered as the foundation for the businesses. If the foundation is good, future of the business will be stable. To build a good foundation, reputed as well as reliable web developing framework has to be used. WordPress is recommended for this purpose.

Give your WordPress website a boost by using the right combination of SEO plugins

Do WordPress websites offer the same convenience to small and big websites when implementing SEO? The question arises because the smaller is the website, lesser will be the content, and apparently it would receive fewer links. If this seems like a problem in doing well in SEO then when you look at larger websites that run into several pages have its own set of problems. Overall, SEO implementation is challenging no matter whether the website is big or small. If the site is huge, it faces challenges that are typical of its size and the same is true for smaller websites that struggle to gain momentum. Small websites have to fight it out with more significant sites, and it can appear to be a losing battle, which it is not.

Study Shows WordPress at Top of the CMS Market Among Enterprise Organizations

A new, international study jointly commissioned by WP Engine and Manifesto and conducted by Vanson Bourne explores which content management system (CMS) technologies are used most commonly by enterprises and discovers what benefits these organizations derive from using multiple CMSs. “WordPress Success Among Enterprise CMSs” study surveyed over 300 enterprise-level IT and marketing decision makers in the U.S. and U.K. The majority (61 percent) of the respondents worked for organizations with at least 3,000 employees and on average came from organizations whose global revenue totaled $3.2 billion. The survey found WordPress is on par with Adobe Experience Manager as the most frequently used CMS in either a primary or secondary fashion.

Mailbag: DRUD Tech Launches ddev Community Open Source Toolkit Bryan Ruby Tue, 09/19/2017 - 09:15

Last week, I received an email inviting me to take a sneak peak at a press release that became public today. In the email, I was asked if I would be interested in hearing "news from new open source startup, DRUD Tech, founded by a couple of long-time Drupal contributors". According to the email, the company has been in "stealth mode" quietly working on their new product which is ready for launch this week. Given that I'm a long time fan of the Drupal content management system of course I said yes.