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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5 Tools for Managing Multiple WordPress Sites from One Location

If you run more than one WordPress install, or if you have clients that run WordPress sites that you’re responsible for, then you know how much of a pain it can be to log in to each site every time you need to do things like update plugins, themes, or WordPress core itself.

With the release of WordPress 3.0, we now have the ability to create a network of WordPress sites with one installation through the multisite feature. However, your needs may go beyond what multisite allows you to do, and so you may need to explore other options.

Fortunately, there are a number of solutions out there that will let you manage multiple WordPress websites from one central location. In this article, I’ll share some options with you and give you a brief overview of each.

1. WP Remote

WP Remote

WP Remote is a simple and free solution that will allow you to do a few basic tasks related to managing multiple WordPress sites.

While you do need to install the WP Remote plugin for each WordPress installation, your administration panel for managing your sites is in one central location on the WP Remote site.

Here’s a look at the simple control panel on the WP Remote site:

WP Remote Features

  • Bulk update all WordPress installations
  • Create off-site backups
  • Update plugins that can be updated via the WordPress plugin page
  • Update themes that can be updated via the WordPress themes page

2. InfiniteWP

InfiniteWP

InfiniteWP is on a freemium model. (In other words, basic features are free, but you’ll need to pay for other feature upgrades such as auto-scheduling of WordPress site backups.)

Below is a video by the creators of InfiniteWP that will give you an idea of what the tool looks like:

InfiniteWP Free Features

The basic features of InfiniteWP are basic indeed, but they’re also pretty handy, and so many of us may not need the premium/paid features this plugin has. The basic features include the following:

  • One-click updates for the latest version of WordPress
  • Install and manage themes
  • Install and manage plugins
  • The ability to restore, download, and delete backups

InfiniteWP Premium Features

There are currently six available premium features available (with three more in the works). These are the currently available addons:

  • Install WordPress
  • Clone a WordPress installation
  • Schedule automated backups
  • Back up to repositories
  • Manage WordPress users
  • Save and run custom PHP code on multiple sites
  • Brand the InfiniteWP plugin with your company name or hide the plugin altogether

The premium addons currently in the works are the following:

  • Integration with Google Analytics
  • Manage posts and comments on multiple sites
  • Bulk create Posts, Pages, and Links

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12 Must-Do Tasks for the New WordPress Site Owner


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You know you’re sitting on a gold mine, don’t you?

That freshly-installed WordPress site of yours is poised to be a source of income, prospects and possibilities for your business. It has the potential to be a powerhouse resource, but there are a few things you’ll need to get in order first.

This post shares the top 12 power sources you can plug into with your brand-new WordPress site.

It may seem like a lot to do, but they’re listed in order of importance. Work on the top of the list first. Once you’ve got those things set up, move on to the rest of it.

Before you know it, you’ll have a WordPress website that’s fully charged and ready to power your business.

1. Make a decision: homepage or blog page?

One of the first decisions you’ll need to make is about how to structure your site.

When visitors type in your domain name, will they see a home page, or a blog page? With a WordPress site, either one is easy to create. The question is, what are the advantages of each?

Homepages with some general information about your site and an opt-in form are a great way to welcome new visitors.

But suppose you have a blog — won’t it get lost if it’s not on your home page?

Not necessarily. When you talk about your blog posts — either on social media, in an email or on another site — you’ll share a link that goes directly to them.

People can find your blog using your navigation menu, too.

On the other hand, if your blog is the star of the show, you may want it to be the first thing people engage with.

There’s no right or wrong answer here. It’s a strategic decision that should be part of your overall site planning. And it’s easy enough to change later, so don’t over think it: just choose one and test it out.

2. Build connection with an email list

To build a genuine, ongoing connection with your readers, nothing beats email.

The email inbox is an intimate space, and a privileged place to inhabit. You’re there by invitation only, and because of that, you’re apt to get the attention you want.

Not sure what to include in your emails? There’s good information here on Copyblogger aboutcreating emails people will look forward to and why you should treat your readers like dogs (really). Start with the ideas in these posts, and build from there.

3. Give us a reason to share our email address

That intimate, privileged inbox space is also pretty cluttered for most of us. We don’t want any more email than we already have, so you’ve got to give us a compelling reason to invite you into our inbox.

Unless your site is already well-known and an established authority, it’s not enough to promise “updates.” Give us something we can hold in our hands, listen to, watch, or look forward to.

  • Create an ebook that solves a sticky problem, and give it away in exchange for an email address.
  • Record a downloadable audio interview, conversation or presentation.
  • Make a video or tutorial that shows us a technique you’ve learned.
  • Create a short course you deliver by autoresponder, like Internet Marketing for Smart People.

Whatever you decide to create, make sure it’s so desirable that your visitors will be willing to share their email address to get their hands on it.

4. Track your progress Leer más “12 Must-Do Tasks for the New WordPress Site Owner”

5 Powerful WordPress Plugins To Increase Sharing Of Your Articles

There was recently some stunning research put out by BrightEdge. The company examined how better placing of sharing buttons on your blog can drive more Social Media traffic.

A growing number of consumers trust blogs are as likely to have the same amount of sharing as traditional online news articles. This makes sharing buttons even more crucial. And the results are quite stunning:

The research found that better placing of sharing buttons can increase sharing of articles by up to 7 times, compared to those blogs who neglect it.


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Is your business keeping up with the ever evolving blogging industry? And most importantly, are you taking any steps to make it dead easy for your readers to share your articles?

All recent research I found points towards the fact that blogging is gaining importance month over month. In 2011 alone, 14 million new blogs were added to the blogosphere.

A lot of emphasis is placed on producing the best content for your blog to drive leads to your site. And rightly so. Yet, with this post I want to go into detail about how a few great new WordPress plugins can give you a huge boost of exposure for your articles.

1. Digg Digg – More Powerful Sharing Buttons

Digg Digg is a sharing plugin, that has gotten a big overhaul recently. It offers you a slick sharebar on the left-hand side of your articles that floats down as you read.

Of course you can also decide to put buttons at the top or bottom of your articles if you prefer not to show the sliding bar. What is also worth mentioning is that the plugin features a vast amount of services, including Social Media newcomers Pinterest and Buffer as buttons.

Digg Digg floating share bar

How does it increase sharing of your posts? Leer más “5 Powerful WordPress Plugins To Increase Sharing Of Your Articles”

15 WP to Twitter Plugins

Twitter is a powerful media that is very important to bloggers. It can drive constant traffic if you have many followers and your post is tweeted in the timeline. As a WordPress user, it’s lucky we have many choice to make our life easy. This is the 3nd edition on collection of functional WordPress Plugins. In this post, I collected 15 WP to Twitter Plugins to publish your post to your twitter timeline.

If you missed any of the previous showcases on game art, be sure to check out the following:

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Twitter is a powerful media that is very important to bloggers. It can drive constant traffic if you have many followers and your post is tweeted in the timeline. As a WordPress user, it’s lucky we have many choice to make our life easy. This is the 3nd edition on collection of functional WordPress Plugins. In this post, I collected 15 WP to Twitter Plugins to publish your post to your twitter timeline.

If you missed any of the previous showcases on game art, be sure to check out the following:

1. WP to TwitterLeer más “15 WP to Twitter Plugins”

WordPress Plugins

A plugin is a small program, or combination of programs, that sits on top of your WordPress installation and increases the functionality of your website in some way. In other words – plugins allow your blog to have more features and to do more than it could when you first installed it. Most plugins are written in the PHP scripting language and add an additional feature or function to your website.

Plugins integrate seamlessly with WordPress so there’s no messing with your WordPress code. That’s another great thing about plugins. They don’t actually affect your original WordPress install. They reside separately and just interact with WordPress. Visit the WordPress Plugin Directory

Why did plugins come about? Essentially, the development of plugins came about by programmers who wanted to increase the function of WordPress without having to alter the code within WordPress itself. Basically, programmers said “I wish WordPress could do this extra thing” – and then created plugins to make it happen. Of course other developers got excited by this and it spread. More and more developers jumped on board and created these small add-ons to the WordPress code and now WordPress can do more than the original creators ever dreamed it could simply due to these little plugins.


WordPress Plugins 101

WordPress Plugins 101

A plugin is a small program, or combination of programs, that sits on top of your WordPress installation and increases the functionality of your website in some way. In other words – plugins allow your blog to have more features and to do more than it could when you first installed it. Most plugins are written in the PHP scripting language and add an additional feature or function to your website.

Plugins integrate seamlessly with WordPress so there’s no messing with your WordPress code. That’s another great thing about plugins. They don’t actually affect your original WordPress install. They reside separately and just interact with WordPress. Visit the WordPress Plugin Directory

Why did plugins come about? Essentially, the development of plugins came about by programmers who wanted to increase the function of WordPress without having to alter the code within WordPress itself. Basically, programmers said “I wish WordPress could do this extra thing” – and then created plugins to make it happen. Of course other developers got excited by this and it spread. More and more developers jumped on board and created these small add-ons to the WordPress code and now WordPress can do more than the original creators ever dreamed it could simply due to these little plugins.

The majority of plugins are free and therefore it is important to understand that they do not come with technical support. When choosing a plugin, it is wise to evaluate the following:

  • How long it has been since that plugin was updated
  • Whether the plug-in homepage still exists
  • If people seeking support on the plugin have received answers to their questions
  • The overall tone of the discussions on the plugin download page Leer más “WordPress Plugins”

WordPress Fat-Loss Diet to Speed Up & Ease Load

Last week we looked at some useful plugins to enhance and protect WordPress, following on with the WordPress topic let’s look at how you can tweak your WordPress install to increase the speed of your site and ease the load on your web servers. We’ll be putting the front end code on a strict diet, while trimming the fat from the database to produce a fast, lean website that doesn’t clog up your server’s resources.

Despite its general awesomeness and wide adoption across the web as both a blogging platform and a trusty CMS, it’s no secret that WordPress is a greedy old memory hog. This high memory usage soon becomes apparent when your blog receives a decent number of visitors and your blog goes missing due to your server throwing in the towel.

Installing one of the many caching plugins fixes 90% of these server problems, while upgrading your server specs solves the rest. But it’s not all about uptime and downtime, we also want a speedy site that loads in a flash every day. Follow this 10 step exercise regime for your blog and you’ll take it from a slobbering podgy couch potato to a ripped and finely tuned pentathlon athlete.


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Last week we looked at some useful plugins to enhance and protect WordPress, following on with the WordPress topic let’s look at how you can tweak your WordPress install to increase the speed of your site and ease the load on your web servers. We’ll be putting the front end code on a strict diet, while trimming the fat from the database to produce a fast, lean website that doesn’t clog up your server’s resources.

Despite its general awesomeness and wide adoption across the web as both a blogging platform and a trusty CMS, it’s no secret that WordPress is a greedy old memory hog. This high memory usage soon becomes apparent when your blog receives a decent number of visitors and your blog goes missing due to your server throwing in the towel.

Installing one of the many caching plugins fixes 90% of these server problems, while upgrading your server specs solves the rest. But it’s not all about uptime and downtime, we also want a speedy site that loads in a flash every day. Follow this 10 step exercise regime for your blog and you’ll take it from a slobbering podgy couch potato to a ripped and finely tuned pentathlon athlete. Leer más “WordPress Fat-Loss Diet to Speed Up & Ease Load”

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