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How to Setup a Wordpress Blog in 5 Minutes

How to Setup a Wordpress Blog in 5 Minutes | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

I started my blog using WordPress and I have found it a platform that makes it easy to own and publish your own content online.

 

It is the foundation to the success of this blog which currently receives over 300,000 hits per month.

 

If you’re looking for an easy way to create a web presence and start sharing your ideas online, the best way to do this is to create a blog. Millions of users around the world already express themselves and share their thoughts by means of their personal blogs.

 

The advantage of having your own WordPress blog that is self-hosted is that you own it.

 

It is good to have a Facebook “page” or a Tumblr blog but they are owned by someone else and you can have a web presence there but under their “Terms and Conditions” It is basically a rental.


Read more at http://www.jeffbullas.com/2012/06/17/how-to-setup-a-wordpress-blog-in-5-minutes/#bU4ViejLGudrGCSo.99

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The journey starts with doing, not thinking or over planning. [Stanley Kubrick]

 

I think it's the perfect advices to begin your own Wordpress blog, follows step by step advice from Jeff Bullas blog post.

 

As usual, he share interesting and useful stuff for us.

 

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 10, 2013 7:22 AM

Brilliant step-to-step simple summary. I'm thinking in starting a Wordpress Blog more easyly now. Thanks!!!

Paul's curator insight, February 11, 2013 10:04 AM

I love word press and we use it for our school blog http://stgregory.edublogs.org/  ;

dakinane's curator insight, February 27, 2013 5:17 PM

Both org and .com variants of Wordpress are a delight to use, I have sued them for years, had to abandon my hosted Wordpress blog when I upgraded my website.  I miss it.

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How to Create Beautiful Coming Soon Pages in WordPress with SeedProd

How to Create Beautiful Coming Soon Pages in WordPress with SeedProd | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Step by step guide to creating beautiful Coming Soon Pages in WordPress with SeedProd. No Coding Skills required.


One of the very hard lessons we learnt in the past is that every business needs a coming soon page before the launch. Coming Soon page is a crucial component of having a successful website/product launch. Coming soon pages are used to create a hype and capture emails, so when you launch, you have an existing base of users. In the past creating a coming soon page required coding skills, but now with WordPress and SeedProd plugin, things have gotten a lot easier. So easy that a beginner can do it. In this article, we will show you how to create beautiful coming soon pages in WordPress with no coding knowledge.


How we use Coming Soon Pages


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How To Integrate Facebook, Twitter And Google+ In WordPress

How To Integrate Facebook, Twitter And Google+ In WordPress | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Integrating social media services in your website design is vital if you want to make it easy for readers to share your content. While some users are happy with the social media buttons that come built into their design template, the majority of WordPress users install a plugin to automatically embed sharing links on their pages. Many of you will find that a plugin does exactly what you need; others not so much. Some are poorly coded, and most include services that you just don’t need. And while some great social media plugins are out there, they don’t integrate with every WordPress design.


If you aren’t comfortable editing your WordPress templates, a plugin is probably the best solution. If you are comfortable making a few edits to your theme, then consider manually integrating social media so that you have more control over what services appear on your website.


Read more: http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2012/01/19/facebook-twitter-google-wordpress/

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The 14 Best WordPress Plugins for Social Media and SEO for 2012

The 14 Best WordPress Plugins for Social Media and SEO for 2012 | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

The New Year is a great time to either start a brand new blog or revamp your exiting website. One of the ways to improve your blog in 2012 is by using plugins that make it more social media optimized and SEO friendly.


Having the right plugins can give you an edge over other blogs and can also assist you in gaining the extra functionality you need for your WordPress-powered site, especially if social media is an important part of your marketing strategy. Let’s have a look at the top plugins that I recommend you utilize in 2012. There’s a few new plugins in the mix together with several plugins that I recommended in my Best 2011 WordPress Plugins for Social Media and SEO that you’ll want to reference if you haven’t done so.


Social Media WordPress Plugins for 2012


There are many ways to utilize the power of social media to help spread the word about your blog posts. The 3 essential types of plugins you need to have here that I cover below are social sharing, social commenting, and integrating Twitter:


Read more: http://windmillnetworking.com/2012/01/10/best-wordpress-plugins-social-media-seo-2012/

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TuristicaCO's comment, January 17, 2012 10:03 AM
nice Thnaks
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Thank you Chuck and your welcome Lino :-)
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You're welcome TuristicaCO :-)
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How to Turn Your WordPress Blog Into a Native iPhone App with WiziApp

How to Turn Your WordPress Blog Into a Native iPhone App with WiziApp | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

So we all know that everything is going mobile. Tech pundits are encouraging users to at least have a mobile version of their site. Most popular sites like NYTimes, CNN, etc. have their own mobile apps along with mobile versions. We recently saw bunch of other WordPress related blogs releasing their own iPhone apps. Yes, you are probably wondering what the heck are we doing? Why haven’t we launched our own mobile version or an app yet. Well, we used to have a mobile version before but our design and the service we used totally failed our users. So we temporarily decided to turn it off. But we are unveiling some very exciting stuff in November. In the past we have shown you how to create a mobile version of your WordPress blog...

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Checklist: 15 Things You MUST DO Before Changing WordPress Themes

Checklist: 15 Things You MUST DO Before Changing WordPress Themes | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

If you have used WordPress, then you have probably switched themes at least once in your life. If you haven’t, and this is your first time, then it is even better. The beauty of WordPress is that it makes it very easy for users to change themes. It is literally few clicks away. But changing themes is much more than simply clicking activate. In this article, we will provide you with a checklist of things that you MUST do before changing WordPress themes. These steps are critical to make sure the process goes smoothly otherwise you can end up losing elements that you did not mean to lose...

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49 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Reasons You Should Run Your Website on WordPress

49 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Reasons You Should Run Your Website on WordPress | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Yeah, you can pick up a theme to bolt onto your WordPress website just about anywhere these days.

But why would you go just about anywhere to find something that’s so vital to your work? This is 2011 after all.

 

Your website should be stunningly designed.

 

It should make performing the basics of good SEO very simple.

 

You shouldn’t have to worry about things like state-of-the-art security, hassles with manual updates, or wondering if the underlying code of the theme you’re using is silently undermining all your work.

 

Oh, and it’d be cool if all of the above was found in one place. In 49 unique variations to choose from. Right?

 

Well, check this out…

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5 Essential WordPress Plugins For Comments

5 Essential WordPress Plugins For Comments | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

One of the best things about using the self-hosted version of the WordPress platform (i.e. not WordPress.com) is the plugins. Sure you get great functionality with the base system, but you can enhance it using plugins, and the comment system – the heart of the community of your blog – is not excluded from enhancement.

 

We believe as site owner, we’re constantly bugged by the spam comments which not only overwhelm your blog, but making it looks very annoying and unprofessional. That’s why the comment plugins are created, and we are here to showcase you some of the most commonly used plugins for managing WordPress comments, plus some tips on how to use them to benefit both the site owner and the commenters.

 

So congrats, the spammers will hate you as never before, and you’ll also have more useful features for your precious commenters!...

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150 Most Wanted Wordpress Tips, Tricks and hacks

150 Most Wanted Wordpress Tips, Tricks and hacks | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

We use Free or Premium theme in our wordpress. THe theme is pre designed and it is very difficult to redesign it to our style. Sometime when we see other blog those are amazing and creative designs. I found some interesting links where you can find a vast amount of Tips, Tricks and Hacks of WordPress customization . You can learn how to customize your theme easily. Whether it’s about changing the colors, administrating the comments or adding different new unusual features to your interface – you can learn it all step by step.

 

Here are the list of the sites /links which will be helpful for you.

 

1. 11 Ways to Create a Mobile Friendly WordPress Site

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Tutorial: How To Install WordPress

Tutorial: How To Install WordPress | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
WordPress is a great solution for people in need of a website or blog, though installing WordPress can be a bit tricky. Luckily for many people, hosting providers are beginning to roll out one button installs of WordPress Joomla, Drupal and more. This is obviously the easiest way to go about doing this, which you can generally find in your hosting options. The down side of this is it can take quite awhile for them to be created, and let’s be honest, it’s just not as fun. The following example is using GoDaddy hosting, other hosting services may look a bit different...
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Tumblr is Killing WordPress

Tumblr is Killing WordPress | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
As soon as you begin to pat yourself on the back for mastering the wild and crazy world of Twitter and Facebook, something new crops up on the Internet horizon. And before you know it, your social media marketing channels are in danger of becoming obsolete. Remember MySpace? In this fast-paced environment influenced by 140 character tweets, unless a social media platform uses the word “micro,” it’s no longer cool. The fast-growing micro-blogging platform Tumblr is the latest example of the “micro” craze. Tumblr has now surpassed WordPress, the archetype open source blogging platform that hosts some of the largest blogs on the Web. As of this writing, Tumblr is hosting 20,873,182 blogs compared to WordPress’ paltry 20,787,904. This is an amazing turn of events, considering the fact that WordPress has been in existence four-years longer than the upstart Tumblr.

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How to Back Up and Move a WordPress Blog

Sometimes you’ll need to move your blog from one host to another. It’s a bit of a pain and might seem a daunting task if you’ve never done it before.


But transferring a site is a fairly straightforward process that you can do yourself with an FTP program and this step-by-step guide.


Before trying the DIY method, it’s worth checking to see whether your new hosting company offers a site transfer service for new customers. Many do—but check whether there’s a cost involved. I’ve seen free services for this, but I’ve also seen prices around $300!


If you just need to learn how to make a simple backup of your posts, and don’t need to move hosts, take a look at this ProBlogger post.


But if you’re ready to back up and move your blog, let’s do it.


What you need to begin


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WordPress Tutorial: 12 Websites You Probably Didn’t Know You Can Build With WordPress

WordPress Tutorial: 12 Websites You Probably Didn’t Know You Can Build With WordPress | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
Discover these 12 *unusual* uses of the popular WordPress platform and build a plethora of creative websites using simple plugins.


WordPress is the preferred blogging platform for over 35 million bloggers, and this WordPress Tutorial will show you some very interesting (yet uncommon) ways to use WordPress. Although the majority of users choose WordPress’ easy-to-use software for blogging, its power extends far beyond building blogs and static websites. In fact, with over 12,000 plugins available today, you can make your WordPress site do virtually anything you can imagine (well…. except for maybe cutting your grass)!


Not only is it dynamic and capable of doing what you want, WordPress plugins do exactly what they are described to do and “plug right in to your WordPress blog”. This means that with simple configurations a world of opportunity is open to even the most basic user. To get your creative juices flowing, we’ve put together a list of our favorite uncommon uses of WordPress.


Read  more: http://blog.freeblogfactory.com/12-websites-you-can-build-with-wordpress/

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10 Steps to Creating a WordPress Blog

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Hey there! My name’s Ryan and I am another new member to the SEER team. I’ve learned so much since starting at SEER but I thought for my first blog post I would cover something I have some background in, WordPress.


I am helping to set up SEER’s upcoming blog on SEO for college students and I thought I would share the checklist I go through every time I start a new site on WordPress. If anyone’s New Years resolution was to finally start blogging then hopefully this post will give you a few ideas and tips or possibly save you a headache down the road.


The great thing about WordPress is that it really does simplify every step of creating and running a site. I was in a meeting with SEER’s developer Chris Le and half the time I thought he was speaking a foreign language when talking about advanced site design. I know some coding basics but thanks to WordPress and the plug-ins and themes created around it I’ve built more than a dozen sites ranging from your basic blog all the way to e-commerce and password protected membership sites.


Read more: http://www.seerinteractive.com/blog/10-steps-to-creating-a-wordpress-blog?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+seerinteractive%2FdndP+%28Seer+Interactive+-+SEM%2FSEO+Blog%29

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Everything we know about the newly released WordPress 3.3

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With a new version of WordPress out and about, one might wonder just what’s new under the hood. Wonder no longer dear friend, because in this post I’m going to walk you through everything about WordPress 3.3 “Sonny” that we’re aware of. Before you know it you’ll be the coolest kid on your block.

 

You know, assuming relative coolness where you live is decided by how much you know about the latest version of WordPress. In which case you might already be the coolest kid there. So. Yeah.

 

The real fun starts after the jump.

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How to Create and Setup Google+ Brand Page for Your WordPress Site

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Do you want to create a Google+ Brand page? Step by step guide on how to create and setup a Google+ Brand page for your WordPress site.


We heard the buzz about Google+ few months back. It was invite only and very limited. They were not allowing any business to join. Some businesses created a profile as a personal account, and they were all banned. Finally Google has given an official go-ahead to all businesses. You can now create your own Google+ Brand page. Don’t believe us? Check out WPBeginner Google+ Brand page to see it for yourself. In this article, we will show you how to create and setup your Google+ Brand page for your WordPress site...

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39 blogging tips | Conversation Marketing

39 blogging tips | Conversation Marketing | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it

Oh god, you groan, I have to write on the blog again?! I just wrote a post last month!!!


It’s a pain, I know. You’ve got a business to run, or a game to watch, or kids to feed. Spending 2 hours grinding out 300 words just isn’t a high priority.


It can be worth it, though. Writing a blog can get you fans, show you know your stuff, or just let you act out some aggression. To make sure it is worth it, try these tips.

 

First of all…


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How to be a Wordpress Blog Designer that Makes Money

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A large number of web individuals like to blog presently. Perhaps the main reason for this is that blogs allow anyone to talk about their stories, establish their image on the online world and also get a blog income source. Even companies began to publishing a blog, they’ve learned that blogging would be a productive marketing method to grab additional purchasers on the web. Thus, blogging is no doubt an extremely vital aspect on the online world.

 

WordPress is definitely a first class platform for managing a blog. Any blogger is going to have to opt for a WordPress layout for their blog site. Quality blog template is most wanted by bloggers. They will want their template to be different, therefore they might spend to purchase an excellent WordPress template. Hence, in the event that WordPress blog design is a task in which you happen to be good on, then you may give a consideration on marketing your WordPress layout creation service to generate profits.

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Master the Basics and Beyond

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Want to become a WordPress.com pro? Or simply want to get a hang of the basics? You've come to the right place.

 

A large number of web individuals like to blog presently. Perhaps the main reason for this is that blogs allow anyone to talk about their stories, establish their image on the online world and also get a blog income source. Even companies began to publishing a blog, they’ve learned that blogging would be a productive marketing method to grab additional purchasers on the web. Thus, blogging is no doubt an extremely vital aspect on the online world.

 

To have a better insight, check out this free basic training...

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14 Plugins For SEO And Marketing

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There are tons of plugins that will help you with both your SEO and SEM game. Let's take a look at some of my favorites.

 

As a web developer, possibly the most common request I get from clients is that they want to be number one on Google. While this is not impossible, it’s a pretty huge undertaking that will take months of very active work. However, if you just want your website to be more search engine friendly, well that’s a different story, especially on WordPress. There are tons of plugins that will help you with both your SEO and SEM game. Let’s take a look at some of my favorites...

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WordPress 3.2 Released Into The Wild; Downloaded More Than 330K Times In 24 Hours

WordPress 3.2 Released Into The Wild; Downloaded More Than 330K Times In 24 Hours | SOCIAL MEDIA, what we think about! | Scoop.it
WordPress 3.1 was downloaded over 15 million times in less than 5 months. But time marches on, and so does the music. Yesterday, WordPress 3.2, also known as “Gershwin”, was released to the public, and in just 24 hours, the latest iteration of the website and blogging platform has been downloaded over 330,000 times. They grow up pretty quickly these days.
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