Learn how to find the right WordPress theme for your blog and get that custom look you have been looking for with this tutorial. Installing a theme is very easy if you just follow this step by step instruction. First, we will show you how to shop for a free theme using the built in Feature Filter. Then, we will look at some things you should consider when selecting the right theme for your needs. Finally, we will discuss and list some popular premium theme market places for purchasing a top of the line theme. Once you’ve found the perfect theme, check out our article on How to Install a New WordPress Theme to get it up and running.
After installing WordPress on your web server, you will notice that there is a default plugin that comes pre-installed. This is the famous WordPress plugin known as Akismet and it provides your blog with virtually complete spam protection for absolutely free. It does not come activated by default and you will need to configure a few simple settings to get it up and running. In this blog post, E3 provides a step by step guide to setting up the Akismet plugin on your blog.
Owning and operating your own blog, whether for business or pleasure, is an excellent way to earn some extra income. But how do you earn money blogging in WordPress? Many people enjoy blogging simply because they like writing about a topic they are passionate about. But did you know there are ways to generate revenue with your blog? Professional blogging is not a get rich quick scheme by any means, but with a consistent, long term effort, you’ll be able to work from home and make some extra cash.
There are virtually an unlimited amount of different Plugins to enhance your WordPress website. Plugins are like mini programs that extend the functionality of your website. Many Plugins also overlap, so searching for the best Plugin to meet your needs can be a daunting task. From contact forms to spam blockers to SEO, the WordPress Plugin market is vast and comprehensive. This article outlines E3’s top ten essential Plugins for WordPress which every WordPress user should have installed.
This article is a step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin. In much the same way as Apple products, the true value of WordPress rests with the vast marketplace of free and premium “Apps”, which in WordPress lingo we call “plugins”. Plugins are PHP scripts of code that extend the functionality of your WordPress blog and are easily installed by any novice with no understanding of computer programming. They are a must have for people wishing to create an eCommerce “shopping cart” for online purchases, to add Flash animations or slideshow presentations, schedule automated backups, enhance search engine visibility, and more.
Making regular backups of your WordPress website is critical for data security and long term success. In this post I will show you how to do a complete WordPress backup, by outlining the proper backup method you should be using as well as provide discussion on general backup questions. There are many cyber threats to your blog, ranging from a natural disaster at your web host’s location, a new computer virus, a debilitating hack by a competitor or prankster…and the list goes on. This article illustrates the most complete backup solution for your WordPress website. Please note that you must backup both the files and the database of your website, otherwise you’ll be out of luck!
While WordPress is a very powerful tool, it is also very simple to get started with. In this article, I will show you the famous “5 minute” install of the WordPress self-hosted software on to your live web server. This post teaches even the most novice developer how to install WordPress in 5 minutes.