Overview – The Official Twitter Plugin for WordPress

Overview – The Official Twitter Plugin for WordPress

Although, they were late, but finally, the official Twitter plugin for WordPress is now available in the official WordPress plugin repository. The Twitter plugin for WordPress allows you to quickly enhance your WordPress site with over dozen of Twitter features. Let’s take a brief overview of the brand new plugin, and see what unique features, Twitter plugin has to offer for the WordPress site owners. (more…)

MediaTemple Introduces new Managed WordPress Hosting plans

MediaTemple Premium Managed WordPress hosting plans 2015

MediaTemple had joined the managed WordPress hosting bandwagon, last year in the March. In comparable to the other top managed WordPress hosting providers until now, they had offered only a single universal plan, with a fixed monthly charge of $29 or $290 if you choose to pay annually. I was quite impressed with their unique approach towards Managed hosting for WordPress with features, such as integrated email, and “support for millions of visitors.” It took me no time, to sign up one account with them, and I am still using their $29/monthly plan for one of my site since, I guess last four months. So far my experience with MediaTemple was phenomenal, with excellent support, faster website load time, and almost zero downtime. I had recommended, their services to many of the WordPress enthusiasts so far. (more…)

How to create your own Craigslist like site using WordPress

how to create classified site with WordPress

I am a big fan of these classified sites, such as Craigslist, OLX, Quikr, Kijiji and Locanto to name a few. These sites are greatly popular to promote local business in a particular region, city or even across the entire country. The classified websites aren’t just limited to selling old stuff and buying the new items, in fact people often sell their local services to their local audience, using these platforms.

Craigslist is the oldest and the biggest classified service on the web, it serves a whooping 20 billion page views each month, making it as the 37th most popular website Worldwide. The site receives over 80 million classified advertisements, along with 2 million new job listings every month, forming it as one of the most popular job board on the web.

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How to setup CDN in WordPress without Caching plugin

How to setup CDN in WordPress without Caching plugin

We all are aware of the benefits with the faster website, and how adding a CDN service literally adds wings to your existing WordPress site. A Content Delivery Network, reduces your website load time, many folds, additionally it also reduces the load on your server, by serving the static content from the nearby POP locations. Everything seems good, but, the real problem arises with the integration of a CDN service into your WordPress site. The issue is that a majority of the CDN service providers doesn’t offers their native WordPress plugins to integrate their services with your WordPress sites, which leads you to use a third-party plugins, such as W3 Total Cache and WP Super Cache, to do the same. (more…)

WordPress Child Themes: The Beginners Guide

WordPress Child Themes: The Beginners Guide

Unless you’ve created a child theme for your WordPress blog, nothing is more frustrating than to loose all your theme customization, whenever you update your existing WordPress theme. Every time, when we install a new theme on our blog, we are always keen to  add a change or two in the theme design or functionality. In my early days with WordPress I had little to no knowledge on how to create a child theme for my WordPress site, in fact I don’t even know what the heck is a child theme, and what it has to do with my existing theme. (more…)

How to create Freelancer like site using WordPress

How to create Freelancer like site using WordPress

WordPress always amazes me, each day with its countless abilities that allows anyone to transform it into any niche site. You can use WordPress as a CMS for just any niche out there, and the most interesting part is that you think it, and there’s a theme already available for that. Earlier, I showed you how to create a Fiverr like site using WordPress, which is praised by many, and today I am going to show you how to create a Freelancer like site using WordPress. Since, quiet few times, I’ve been using Freelance services, on various sites like Freelancer.com, Odesk.com, ELance.com,  Guru.com and many more to hire freelancers for small works such, plugin development, writing any custom script, app development, logo designing etc. (more…)

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