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The Benefits Of Using WordPress As A CMS – @B2Community


What began as a blogging tool in 2003 has grown in less than a decade to become the largest self-hosted Content Management System (CMS) platform in the world, used on millions of sites and seen by tens of millions of people every day.

In simple terms, a content management system allows you to manage your content in a structured environment. It stores all of your documents, images, videos and any other type of online content in an organized way, so that you can easily add, retrieve, edit, delete and publish your content quickly and easily.

Content management systems also allow multiple editors to access, manage and work on the content, and publish it under different sections of the site.

As you can see from the chart below, WordPress is the most widely distributed CMS technology in the world …

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In fact, WordPress leads all other CMS technologies by quite a significant margin …

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So … what exactly is it that makes WordPress the most popular choice for a Content Management System?

Here are just 5 reasons to get excited about using WordPress:

1 – WordPress Is Free

Well, for a start, WordPress is completely FREE to use! In fact, you can download the full WordPress software application free of charge, and host it on your own domain without having to pay any software license fees whatsoever.

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English: The logo of the blogging software WordPress. 

2 – WordPress Is Easy To Use

One of the reasons why WordPress has become so popular so quickly, is that it requires no technical or programming skills to use or manage.

Once WordPress is installed and configured, almost everything else, from using and running it, to redesigning and restructuring it, can be easily managed using simple interfaces and menus that require little to no web skills.

For example, WordPress has… Sigue leyendo

Spending More Time on SEO Than Adding Value to Google? – @B2Community


I met my buddy Adam Viener for breakfast on Friday morning at the Reston, Virginia, Silver Diner. This is something we do seasonally. Adam’s an affiliate and an AdWords guru, par excellence, by profession; however, he also stays on top of organic search religiously just as part of creating content sublime enough to compel all the folks who click through from sponsored search, contextual ads, and display ads.

Hummingbird’s Secret

I asked him what he thought of Hummingbird, Google’s latest search algorithm, and he said:

“Aside from just making sure you have all of the share and +1 buttons sorted out on your sites and committing to Google Authorship, the only thing that’s left is simple: creating content that gives value to Google.”

Give Value to Google

The reason why so many companies, brands, and sites need to spend so much time and money on advertising and SEO consultants is because they’re also spending too much money on minimalist web designers who chop, cut, deforest, raze, and hilltop-remove “wordy” first- and second-generation website content down to simple, minimal, stock-photograph-splashed slideshow emblazoned front pages that have become so light on copy and textual content in service of being modern and designerly that there’s no there there for Google.

Google Needs Copy and Content More than Inbound Links

Spending More Time on SEO Than Adding Value to Google? image 8412619295 6f16a18d0b o 150x150Yes, Google does care about Google Authorship; inbound links and keyword terms; the proper use of headline, bold, emphasis, italics, and bullet points to describe content; meta tags and alt tags to help describe the foundational architectural metadata of the site; share me buttons, especially Google +1; and Google Analytic script embeds. All that is mechanics, is back room, is what goes on in the boiler and utility rooms and not in the front office, the lobby, the reading room.

No matter how well-lit, well-appointed, well heated, and inviting your library is, it’s really not a library unless there are books to read, content to consume and comprehend, be it multimedia, textual, spoken word, visual, etc.

Google Still Believes that Books Make the Library

Google needs the content of your library much more than it ever needed your library building; unfortunately, we all spend more of our time choosing the perfect platform (WordPress, Drupal, Squarespace?), the perfect template (Responsive, HTML5, swipeable?), and the perfect plugins (AddThisW3 Total CacheYoast‘sWordPress SEO?) than we do writing all the copy, storytelling, background… Sigue leyendo

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La obsesión por la métrica equivocada

En la blogosfera existe una marcada tendencia, o mejor dicho adicción, a medir el éxito de un post por el número de veces que éste ha sido compartido en .

Al igual que nos ocurre con el número de followers/fans, es algo normal que al inicio de la andadura de un  (a mi también me ha pasado), nos obsesionemos por conseguir el mayor número posible de RTs, shares en Facebook y LinkedIn, +1s en Google+, etc. Pensamos que cuanto mayor sea este número, es mejor.

Y en parte es cierto. Si un post se ha compartido un gran número de veces,  quiere decir que el post ha tenido éxito. Pero debemos distinguir entre éxito en  (popularidad, viralidad, como lo quieras llamar) y el post que nos ha aportado valor a nuestro blog, y por tanto a nuestros objetivos.

El éxito ‘social’ de un post, te da mayor visibilidad en redes sociales. Pero ¿esta visibilidad te aporta valor a ti/tu proyecto? ¿un alto número de followers/shares quiere decir que estás sacando provecho de tu presencia en social media?

¿La respuesta? No siempre.

La popularidad ‘social’ de un post, no siempre es un buen indicador

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Las empresas viven de las ventas, no del número de fans

 

Desde que las  empezaron a formar parte de las estrategias de comunicación de las empresas, hemos visto como el número de fans/followers es el objetivo principal de su actividad en . Si bien es verdad que en los últimos meses las empresas empiezan a hablar de otros objetivos, el número de fans sigue siendo la métrica por excelencia ¿Por qué?

1. Es la única métrica que realmente entienden

Debido, principalmente, a dos factores: el primero es que venimos del marketing offline donde las principales métricas están relacionadas con la audiencia impactada por las campañas, el número de fans es la traducción más cercana a lo que la mayoría de los departamentos de marketing están acostumbrados.

El segundo factor, es que la rápida evolución y la terminología del  es tremendamente complicada y, hasta hace bien poco, alejada de los objetivos comerciales de las empresas.

Hablamos de muchos términos diferentes y tratábamos de medir retornos poco tangibles. Como resultado las empresas se centraban en la única métrica que entendían al 100%.

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Are Your Web Graphics Print-Ready? – thnxz to @sixrevisions


Is Your Web Graphics Print-Ready?

As a web designer, masters of the digital realm, you might have never faced the situation where your designs are going to be sent to a print shop.

Or perhaps you’re an Internet business owner in a place right now where you need printed materials for an event (a conference, a meet-up, billboard advertising, and so forth). You might be an online retailer, a SaaS company, a web development agency, etc.

What happens when you’ve only got web graphics at hand? Graphics designed to be displayed on electronic devices like computer monitors and smartphones.

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Things You Must Do When Changing WordPress Themes – Thnxz to @onextrapixel


When you revisit some WordPress-driven sites, you may note a change in the feel or appearance of the site since your last visit. This change has been made by altering the WordPress theme of the site. The theme change may result in the disappearance of all your widgets. WordPress makes it very simple to change your blog’s theme design completely. Before you change the design, of your blog or site, you need to take some critical steps so that the change works smoothly.

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15 Things You Must Do When Changing WordPress Themes

The best thing about WordPress is that there are thousands of themes for customizing your blog. WordPress offers great flexibility. New themes are being created daily with many highly customizable free WordPress themes made available. The theme is actually just like a skin for the weblog. The overall look and presentation is also changed. The theme makes changes to the way you display the site but does not make changes to the basic software of the site.

Things You Must Do When Changing WordPress Themes

When you change themes, sometimes the new theme is not able to display the widgets well. This is not such a big problem in the case of standard widgets, such as Archives and Pages. But, you might have painstakingly created several customized scripts and hand written codes having hand-entered parameters. How can you prevent such a disaster from happening while changing your WordPress theme? You need to take care of some aspects while changing the theme to avoid this problem.

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@topdesignmag :) Are You A Web Developer Without Any Graphic Skills? Then Check Out These 25 Gorgeous Website .PSD’s


Writen by Bogdan is the founder of Top Design Magazine.

 

Creating a website is not an easy thing because it requires a lot of steps; from the planning and all the way to functionality testing, the process of designing and developing a website needs people with various skills. You need a good graphic designer, a good web designer, a talented web developer, a great content writer and also a SEO expert is you want your website to be great. Sure, you can skip some of them but this can cost you a lot in terms of success.

For web developers, coding a website can be a piece of cake if they have all the graphic components but this always means that whenever they want to create something, they are dependent to a web designer. For a company, this issue is solved from the start but if you are a web developer and also a freelancer, then you need to come up with solutions if you want to stick to the deadline. Depending on your budget you can either hire someone to create a design from scratch, either use a template. A .psd template is extremely useful in the following cases: you are a beginner and you want to practice your programming skills but you don’t want to spend time creating the visual stuff; you are a web developer and you don’t have a budget for creating the design; you have a budget but the time is so limited that you can’t afford spending it on the graphical part.

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Whatever your reasons are, a .psd website template can prove to be extremely useful so it will be a good idea to save them in your toolbox. In this article you can see a collection of 25 gorgeous .PSD’s which are ready to be converted into fully functional websites.

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WordPress is 10 years old today: Here’s how it’s changed the Web – thnxz @TheNextWeb


WordPress, the blogging and content management system, is 10-years old today.

The platform has evolved in the past decade from being a basic blogging service to something that has helped people and brands become more social and changed how we communicate on the Web.

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Started by Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, WordPress is an open source service where anyone can make modifications to the code to improve their blog and make it something that works for them.

Bloggers who use WordPress are able to apply design themes to their sites while also integrating third-party plugins easily. Since it’s open source software, there isn’t a need for an approval process before someone can implement a new feature.

As of this writing, the latest version of WordPress has been downloaded more than 21 million times.

Has it already been a decade?

For Mullenweg, hitting the decade mark was a bit startling for him. In a blog post, he waxed nostalgia about the platform he helped create:

Has it really been 10 years? It seems just yesterday we were playing around on my blog, and the blogs of a few high school friends. Two of those friends are married, one isn’t anymore, two are still figuring things out, and one has passed away.

You were cute before you became beautiful. Wearing black and white, afraid of color, trying to be so unassuming. I know you got jealous when I wore those Blogger t-shirts. They were the cool kids at SxSW and I thought maybe you could grow up to be like them.

You wouldn’t have shirts of your own for a few more years. We didn’t know what we were doing when we made them and the logo printed ginormous. People called them the Superman shirt and made fun of them. But, oh, that logo — the curves fit you so well.

WordPress emerged onto the scene when users had the option of posting their thoughts on services like XangaLiveJournalMySpace, and Blogger. One difference between all of these other systems and WordPress was the option for users to simply download the platform and install it right onto their own servers. With this self-hosted model, Mullenweg managed to help make it more accessible and flexible for not only users, but for businesses who wanted more control.

Taking WordPress on the road

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Free Resources to Build Your Next WordPress Site – @sixrevisions


 

WordPress is a popular website publishing platform. What once was primarily a blogging system has now evolved into a flexible and robust CMS used by both small businesses and large corporations alike.

When working with clients, front-end developers are often expected to produce creative, cutting edge content in a very short period of time.

And beyond staying innovative, there can often be a lot of redundant coding and debugging which requires a careful, meticulous eye. Between managing client expectations and trying to produce well-designed sites in a reasonable amount of time, developers can really feel the pinch.

Fortunately, there is an immense amount of resources to help aid with WordPress development.

In this article, I’ve seeded through tons of stuff to bring you a list of my favorite free WordPress resources for designers and developers. From discovering inspiration to choosing the right WordPress theme framework, I hope you’ll find just what you need to kick start your next project.

WordPress Theme Design Inspiration

One of the toughest parts of web design can often be just getting started. And even once you’ve begun to build your wireframes or designed your layouts, it’s easy to fall into the stylistic rhythms you’ve used in the past. This is why it’s important to continually research and interact with the work of other WordPress theme designers.

The following sites are a great place to engage with new and fresh designs to keep you pumping out those jaw-dropping projects.

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4 Ways To Train Your Mind for Success – thnxz @pickthebrain


Your alarm goes off at 6 AM and immediately your to-do list flashes through your mind.  Before brushing your teeth you check your phone for important emails and updates.  While putting on your mascara your mind jumps ahead to your noon appointment.  At breakfast you rehearse what you are going to say, anticipate objections, and the entire meeting runs through your mind, over and over again. “It’s going to be a long day,” you think to yourself and it’s only 7:30 AM.  Sound familiar?

This kind of mental projection is time consuming, unproductive, and exhausting. But you can train yourself and your mind to be present, productive, and supportive with these four easy and effective Applied Meditation techniques.

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A Collection of Interesting WordPress Icon For Free // thnxz @naldzgraphics :)


Via Naldz Graphics

We constantly showcase different icon designs here in NaldzGraphics which are definitely useful in all types of your application and web designing needs. Today, we would like to share another compilation of attractive icons we have gathered from around the web which are perfect for WordPress fans out there – the WordPress icon.

These icons are available in various sizes and file formats thus there is no need for you to rescale the icons for them to look great on your web and print projects. Please be reminded to read the license agreement indicated by the creator of the icon that you want to use for commercial purposes to avoid conflicts in the future. Have fun browsing!

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The Top 30 Most Popular WordPress Plugins – Infographic


 

WordPress is the engine that drives over 150 million blogs on the World Wide Web. It is open source software that provides access for developers to create add on-ons (plugins) that increases its functionality for users with a few clicks. It was first released on May 27, 2003, by founders Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little. At last count there were over 22,000 plugins available to download.

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Here is an infographic that gives you an overview that sums it up in a glance or two.

WordPress Most Popular PluginsSource: WPTemplate.com

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What the Google SEO Guide Doesn’t Tell You Read more at


 

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The Google SEO guide, better known as the Google Webmaster Guidelines, doesn’t really tell you anything about actual Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Instead it spreads a false idealism by telling you to just write great content. Don’t get me wrong here, the guide is educational but not really about SEO.

Great content is important—and it’s the number one thing most sites don’t do—but it won’t help you get your site to the top of the rankings in a Internet where everyone else is using SEO. Remember the article I wrote called “Content is Not the Only King“, you should make the effort to read this as it makes some serious sense. I agree that content is important but that is not all you need to rule the internet world. (evil laugh in the background)

So what else did Google forgot to mention in the Google SEO guide?

Choose Your Keywords Wisely

The choices you make early in your website’s life will affect it for years to come, so choose your keywords wisely. The Google SEO guide hardly addresses keywords at all, but the basic facts are clear.

1. Short keywords do better than long keywords because they match more possible search queries.

2. Small sites must be careful about choosing keywords used by larger sites because out ranking a larger site is difficult. (But it’s not impossible.)

3. Do your keyword research using free or paid tools before choosing any keyword. Make sure the keyword receives the amount of traffic appropriate to your site and try to find any related keywords you can also use.

4. Consider the long tail—infrequently-searched keywords which you can rank for very easily for guaranteed regular traffic.

My free E book about how to build a WordPress website shares some insights into keyword research also. It is a must read! Go to this page to access the download. No signup required. (password wwb)

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Project Management in the WordPress Dashboard | wpmu.org


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A good project management system lets you keep track of (and manage) projects within your organization. It lets you relate and assign tasks to contacts, set milestones and goals, and it provides an easy to use interface for messaging other members of your team.

Every organization has unique needs, which means no project management system is perfect for every situation, but the WP Project Manager plugin is a great place to start if you want to bring simple project management functionality into your WordPress Dashboard.

In this daily tip, we’ll give you a quick review of this new project management plugin and a few suggestions on how you can use it to add project management to WP.

WP Project Manager Organization

WP Project Manager is organized around 5 main tabs:
1. Activity
2. Messages
3. To Do List
4. Milestones
5. Files

The Activity screen shows all items posted to the project in the style of most social media streams. It’s a simple status update with links to the individual activity.

The Activity Tab in WP Project Manager shows all project updates system-wide.

Messages are where you post notes regarding the project. They can be related to project milestones, or aimed at specific users.

Messages tab is a graphical display of all project communications

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14 Awesome Pinterest Plugins for Your WordPress Blog | wpmu.org |


 

14 Awesome Pinterest Plugins for Your WordPress Bloghttp://wpmu.org/pinterest-plugins-wordpress/

Unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past year or so, you will be well aware of the phenomenon that isPinterest.

And if your WordPress blog is in any way image-driven, you have probably sought to leverage Pinterest as a traffic source. If not, you’re missing out. A Shareaholic studycarried out in July concluded that Pinterest is second only to Facebook amongst the social networks when it comes to sending referral traffic.

So it is fair to say that if you want to attract more traffic to your site, you should be making the most of Pinterest. Which brings me to the 14 plugins I am featuring today, each of which offer unique functionality which can help you drive more traffic to your site. Enjoy!

Featured PluginWordPress + Google Maps = Perfect

Simply insert google maps into posts, sidebars and pages – show directions, streetview, provide image overlays and do it all from a simple button and comprehensive widget.

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1. Pinterest “Pin It” Button

Pinterest "Pin It" Button

If you’re looking for something simple and obtrusive, the Pinterest “Pin It” Button will suit you. With this plugin you can add a “Pin It” button to your posts – both above and/or below the content.

2. Digg Digg

Digg Digg

If you’d rather offer a “Pin It” button amongst other sharing options, I consider Digg Digg to be the best solution. With it you can display a floating share bar to the side of your content (with a huge variety of social networks supported), and/or share buttons above and below your post’s content.

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