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…)
Recently, I was browsing some webmaster forums, where I had discovered that a lot of people were asking how to start a website like Craigslist?
And as usual, people generally come up with suggestions like “you should learn web design,” “learn HTML or PHP,” and the best of all “you’ll need thousands of dollars to make a website like Craigslist, go live!
Let me tell you one thing, this is 2015 and you don’t need to learn code (of course, it’s always good to learn how to code, you can do it side by side) and wait for the next 3-6 months to create your own version of Craigslist. Instead, with robust CMS like WordPress, you can create just any kind of content websites.
There are already a lot of pre-ready solutions available on the web to create a turn-key business, with sites like Craigslist. (more…)
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…)
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…)
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.
Faster site, is the key to success on the web, and it greatly improves the overall experience on your site, be it snappy browsing feel for your visitors, ability to serve more ads, higher Google search rankings and if you’re running a WordPress based store or selling something online then it genuinely boosts your conversions. Overall it totally does everything good to your site.
CDNs – Content delivery networks are considered to be the “one shot solution” to instantly turbo charge your website for speed. Typically, when it come to WordPress people without a doubt recommends MaxCDN, and yes it’s one of the best and easy to use CDN to charge your WordPress blog. (more…)