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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Ensuring Your Articles are Original and Informative

What this means:

1. Is my article informative?

Each article should increase the overall knowledge of your reader. It could be informative (i.e. sharing information) and/or instructive (i.e. sharing a process). Articles that appear to be diaries or journals which have little analysis or commentary aren’t considered informative. When writing, simply ask yourself, “What will my reader walk away with having read this article?” If nothing comes to mind, start over. Don’t cheat yourself out of the credibility an article can bring you. Deliver the goods and share your knowledge. Your readers will reciprocate.

Keep in mind the minimum word requirement of 250 words. If you are including sourced content (maximum of five sentences) they are not included in the word count on review. Original language does not come from sourcing. Sources may enhance the clarity of the article but it doesn’t mean it’s all that is needed. Readers want to hear from YOU.
2. Do you have 100% exclusive rights to the content?

You must own the content. If you hired a ghostwriter, you still need to own the content.Rehashing someone’s work not only destroys your credibility as an author in your niche, it will get your account banned. Be true to your works and increase your presence in your market by delivering fresh unique content that only you own.
3. Is the material based on my own unique perspective?

Each article needs to present a new viewpoint. If it’s just a rewritten or reworked version of a previous article you’ve already submitted, the content isn’t original, it’s derivative.

We take a hard stance on this and compare your new submissions to articles already published. If you are not delivering anything new and/or your articles appear spun they won’t be accepted. Chances are, continued submission of this type will result in an account action. We want your articles to be associated with the best as should you. Your hard work in delivering unique content will pay off.
4. How much of my content is quoted directly from another source?

We accept articles with a limited amount of quoted text from another source. For example, an introductory quote can be a good attention-getter, but any article with more than five lines of quoted material will not be accepted.


A while back, we shared a video series called the Top 10 Reasons for Article Rejection. It covered the top 10 reasons why articles are rejected.

In that video series, our goal was to identify the most common reasons why articles aren’t accepted into the EzineArticles database and how to avoid making those errors yourself.

As with any “Top 10″ list, there has to be a #11 that didn’t quite make the cut. With that said, we dedicated this post to that very rejection: Lack of Original or Informative Content. We did this for a couple of  reasons, one being that the rejection is far more common today than it was in the past and if I have to venture a guess, it is running very close to those on the list and secondly, I believe it warrants discussion as we receive many questions on these rejections and we’ll share them with you throughout this post for you all to learn from.

An excerpt from our Editorial Guidelines state, your articles “… must be informative and share your own exclusive and original content. Include tips, strategies, techniques, case-studies, analysis, opinions and commentary in your articles. We do not accept articles that contain more than 5 lines of quoted or sourced material.” Leer más “Ensuring Your Articles are Original and Informative”

Twitter users say it’s not worth paying for

Twitter has been looking at different ways of generating revenue from its service through advertising. It recently launched @earlybird, a service pointing users to specific offers.

However, the study also found that half of internet users never click on web advertising, and 70 percent said that it was ‘annoying.’ Yet more than half said they’d rather see web advertising than pay for content.

“Internet users can obtain content in three ways: they can steal it, or pay for it, or accept advertising on the web pages they view,” said Cole.

BY Emma Woollacott

While half of all Americans use Twitter, not one would be prepared to pay for it, according to a survey.

The annual study of the impact of the internet on Americans by the Center for the Digital Future found that 49 percent of users said they’d used free micro-blogs such as Twitter.

But when asked if they would be willing to pay for Twitter, every one said no.”Such an extreme finding that produced a zero response underscores the difficulty of getting internet users to pay for anything that they already receive for free,” said Jeffrey Cole, director of the Center for the Digital Future at USC Annenberg’s School for Communication & Journalism.

“Twitter has no plans to charge its users, but this result illustrates, beyond any doubt, the tremendous problem of transforming free users into paying users. Online providers face major challenges to get customers to pay for services they now receive for free.” Leer más “Twitter users say it’s not worth paying for”