Choosing the Right Web Host for WordPress

Choosing a web host is one of the first things you should consider when you start building a website. To make your website available on the web, you will need a space to put it. Your web host provider will supply this space for you. Your host will store all your site files and the traffic you’ve received. Web hosts also offer other services such as security, technical support, email, FTP access, domain name registration and more.

Many people who are starting out often overlook how critical it is to find the right web hosting service. Finding the best host for your needs can help your search engine visibility and bring more traffic to your site. There are a variety of options available for WordPress hosting. In this article we’ll help you choose the best host for your WordPress website. Our goal is to give a basic guide of what you should look for in a web host, and the things you should consider before deciding on a host provider. We’ll also share a list of some of the most popular WordPress host providers.

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Flow-Flow: Social Streams Plugin Review

Let’s face it, sometimes it can be a mess trying to centralize all your social feeds in one place. I have enough problems keeping track of my growing list of email and user accounts. That’s why I’m always glad to find apps that help me organize my workflow. Flow-Flow: Social Streams does just that. It lets you collect and display social media content from your favorite social network. This premium WordPress plugin makes it easy to build an incredibly powerful social hub. Flow-Flow has the capability to handle multiple feeds and multiple users in a single network. Mix and match any combination of social feeds you’d like. The possibilities are unlimited.

For instance, you could have 5 different twitter feeds and 4 Google+ feeds in a single stream. Flow-Flow displays social feeds in a beautiful responsive grid, that is easy to customize and simple to install. Filter add and remove streams easily inside the editor. There are many web services that charge recurring fees for similar functionality. Create an awesome social media hub on your site without the monthly fees. Link any RSS to your website and expand your audience. Flow-Flow is a money saver and a money maker.

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Rocket Launch

Launch a Self Hosted WordPress Blog

WordPress is a great starting point for any type of blog and is one of the most popular CMS solutions for a reason. It’s one of the most inexpensive ways to build a platform and you can customize just about every aspect of your site. Beginners can easily post videos and share content without any knowledge of PHP or HTML. You also won’t have to worry about hosting costs, updates, downtime or cache problems.

Another huge plus is access to the WordPress community, which provide bloggers with a torrent of online support from all over the world. Most people start blogging with the free version of WordPress. If you are at the point where you want more flexibility and options for customizing your site, you may want to purchase host space from a provider.

One of the easiest ways to use the full potential of your online presence is to create a self-hosted WordPress blog. You can create more traffic to generate a buzz or make some money. This is an easy and inexpensive way to attract the right kind of traffic, and monetize your site. The good news for newbies, novices and all kinds of beginners is that launching your own self hosted blog is really easy.

You don’t have to be too tech saavy to setup your own self hosted blog or site, and there are many tools that can help make things even easier. If you can drag and drop, and you have a bit of knowledge of FTP, you can easily create a self-hosted site with plenty of potential. All you really need is a few bucks a month and a bit of time to learn the basics of installing and setting up your page. Common site files are .jpg pictures, .mp3 music files, and .mp4 video files.

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Reduce Your Bounce Rate

How to Reduce Bounce Rate on Your WordPress Website

Bounce Rate is a term that you might have heard before. I know what you’re thinking and the answer is no. A bounce rate is NOT a measurement of times you can bounce up and down on your chair before a page is done loading. Bad jokes aside, a bounce rate IS a term used to describe the percentage of people who visit one of your webpages, and leave without viewing any other pages on your site.

This is based off the first page that is visited, known as the landing page. Many people confuse bounce rate with exit rate. Exit rate is a measure of visitors who left your site from a page. The bounce rate can be found using web analytic tools and is usually expressed as a percentage. If your bounce rate is 80%, then 80% of your sites visitors left after viewing one page. Here are four of the most common bounce rate scenarios:

  1. Back button is clicked
  2. Browser is closed
  3. New URL is entered
  4. No activity. Session times out after 30 mins

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Best WordPress Themes

Best Premium WordPress Themes of June 2015

We have hand-picked a few of the latest and greatest premium WordPress themes on the market today. What makes a theme deserve to be considered among the best? To understand how we chose these themes, it’s important to know what WordPress has to offer for website design and creation. WordPress is highly customizable CMS that was originally created to address the needs of bloggers. Eventually it evolved into a platform that could incorporate plugins and design widgets. This adds not only aesthetic value, but great functionality…

There are so many premium WordPress themes available to designers, that it can be hard to pinpoint which ones ore the best. Especially when trends and business demands are constantly shifting. As technology develops, new themes that respond to the growing number of users needs are always popping up. We have chosen 7 new themes that we think meet the demands of today’s WordPress webmasters. We will outline why we think the 7 themes we’ve chosen are special and what they can do for you. Read more

Beginners Guide to Custom Fields in WordPress

WordPress allows many different ways to store and access data. If you need to quickly add content to a certain area of your post or page, you could choose to add it in the WordPress editor or you could also build a widget but the content would display on your whole site by default. Both of those solutions leave something to be desired in the way of options.

Creating a custom field in WordPress is a powerful, elegant solution that gives you more control over how you want your content displayed. There are many plugins and themes that use custom fields, and you have most likely come across them before even if you aren’t exactly sure what they are. If you are relatively new to custom fields, or aren’t sure how to use them, this article can help shed some light on the subject.

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Build Fantastic Fly-Out WordPress Menu with Superfly

Sliding menus are quickly becoming one of the most popular trends in WordPress web development. They look stunning on desktops as well as mobile devices. These menus are located in one corner of your site. When the menu pops up, the content is moved aside.

Superfly is an awesome WordPress plugin for building fly-out menus on your website. It’s one of CodeCanyon’s top selling plugins, and easily lets you generate a trendy new navigation menu on your site. I was really impressed by the sleek design options and smooth performance. Long gone are the days where you need to suffer through a clunky nav menu to plod through a website. Take a look at the back-end and you’ll see clean code, and some of the best industry standards for animation and smooth performance.

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