Category Archives: Wordpress
WordPress is a renowned and most used platform for web development today. Not only website development, it has taken place in the market of blogging. Creating a website on WordPress, the first thing is to look for an exquisite theme to make your website stand out crowd. Here are the 10 best free WordPress theme most downloaded in 2016.
The Sparkling is the most accurate theme which developed by Bootstrap of version 3. This free WordPress theme is simple and clean mainly optimized for the smartphones and tablets and it is SEO friendly. It is the most downloaded theme in 2016 for the WordPress.
It is a modern designed theme with bright colours. It is flexible and can use easily as a WordPress multi-purpose theme. It is designed in the Bootstrap. This theme is designed for providing so many features from a single theme to any category website.
3. Parallax One
Clean and simply designed theme that can use for multi-purpose. It is beautiful and elegant free WordPress theme which designed in Bootstrap. This theme is designed to put the content of website first. This theme is featured in a large number of special icons, parallax effect, multiple colour scheme and custom logos, icons, and menus.
Travelify, responsive WordPress theme with some features. It is a free WordPress theme which provides premium functionality also. It consists of pixel perfect design and attractive slider and blog templates and many other features. It is a free theme which a person can use for his personal blogs.
5. Zerif Lite
It is an interactive theme with a single page theme. It can be mainly used for product showcase, digital studios, and business portfolio. Its background is a full-width image and a menu bar at the top. Black and White are the main colors in the theme but Red and Green are also there for some special section. Mainly this theme is designed to support different WordPress plugins.
This theme is basically known for its response function. This theme can work on any platform. It is an excellent WordPress theme which can use to fulfill any purpose. It is a versatile theme which can fit into any role. It is mainly usable for business work it includes an impressive slider, user-friendly themes options, and completes CMS control.
7. Regina Lite
Regina Lite is a clean and simple theme which is well organized. Basically, this theme is for health and some medical purposes. It has a full-width header and a wide layout. This theme has various features like easy booking form, woo commerce support, digitized menu and fully responsive.
Ascent theme is one of the most downloaded WordPress themes with an impressive feature Roaster. It uses HTML5 and CSS3. Each site made by this theme will be different from other sites as there is a feature to customize the page background.
A fully responsive WordPress theme which is clean, modern and minimal. This theme is well suited for blogs and e-commerce websites. There is a feature in this theme to full screen the optional slider. This theme is made in Bootstrap 3 due to which it becomes more friendly and responsive.
Onetone theme me is the favourite choice if anyone want to build an impressive website. It is flexible, charming and light coloured theme. It also helped to customize the relevant options. This theme is SEO friendly by which it effects to the site rankings.
WordPress is known to be the best blogging and best platform to launch your website today. Considerably easy to implement and handle. Launching your website over WordPress, you need to have a WordPress host. And, choosing one is not an easy task. The question here arises that are we choosing the best? There is numerous paid and free WordPress hosting provider. Settling down on a best paid or free hosting, it all depends on upon the distinctive attributes, stature on the web, reliability, services and the price for services provide by these hosts.
There are few contenders who top the lists of WordPress users looking out for best WordPress host.
Rated above 9 on almost every review site, Bluehost is compared to be the best WP hosting provider. A paid WordPress hosting comes with the basic monthly price of $4.95. Bluehost provides two account privileges, the standard one and the shared with their respective features. With such basic price, Bluehost provides unlimited installs, storage, bandwidth, domains and account. Bluehost is also recommended by WordPress.org itself.
Though a Linux based hosting, Inmotion is recommended as a most affordable option for WordPress hosting and makes second to our list. Inmotion accumulates you with a business class hosting. Rated to 8 on most of the sites, provides you paid hosting service and offers three types of hosting plans; Launch, Power, and Pro.
SiteGround is running their service for over 15 years now. They are in process since the year 2003. SiteGround deliver a distinctive speed and security with their hosting solutions. They also accommodate you with the plan of auto updates and fewer in the list of providing location-based hosting.
Unlimited data transfer on a monthly basis, with unlimited disk space, Arvixe also has grabbed a place in our list our list. Arvixe is a leader in hosting industry for over one decade. Arvixe is mainly noted for their speed and security of a WordPress website. Arvixe also includes other features like shared, dedicated and cloud hosting and is more compatible with any WordPress theme or plugin.
Dreamhost provides a customized WordPress hosting called DreamPress which consists of so many features that help?to create amazing Website. It automatically updates to the latest version of the WordPress. DreamPress provides you an isolated virtual private server so that traffic cannot disrupt the website.
One of the most popular WordPress hosting providers which consist of a large number of features. They categorized their services into different plans as a user can enjoy their service according to his need.All the plans include free domain with an annual plan, free daily backups and 1 click restore as well, access to thousands of themes and plug-ins.
Hostgator provides almost the same features as other WordPress hosting providers but the other things that make The Hostgator into top 12 are that they help the user if they faces some problems in the service by giving VIP attention personally to a user instead of 45 days money back guarantee. They have hosted 8,000,000 domains which also take them into a good reputation.
The GreenGeeks basically focus on the security rather than other services which other companies already providing. They have Real-Time security scanning and Brute Force and DDoS Protection which actively scan and block known vulnerabilities to protect a site. They also have the best hardware and Multiple Data Centers which integrate into the best Content Delivery Network with a single click.
The WP Engine has made a remarkable point in the list of best WordPress hosting providers as they have technology, innovation, and experience. They beautifully explore their services for personal, professional, business and premium use. They also have 24/7 technical support from WordPress experts, daily backups, firewall and malware scan.
The HostPapa includes free migration from a users existing host. Their team works hard to do a transfer without any downtime and worry. There are more than 300 free open-source applications can be installed in one click. There is also industry-leading control panel which helps to manage websites, domains and files in one location. They have multi-language support which is always available.
Web Hosting Hub
Web Hosting Hub is another WordPress hosting provider which offering managed hosting that specifically suits their needs.This hosting provider is considered pretty effective for small businesses, as its online review says it. A user can manage all his/her site with one attractive dashboard. In addition, they have very impressive prices as compare to other WordPress hosting provider.
MediaTemple are the WordPress Hosting provider which mainly relies upon their facility to make the website more attractive.Like all, they have same features as other WordPress hosting providers but they have some far better themes which keep them in the top 12.
Blogging is the well known money making way. You may notice that whenever you google anything, there will be more than 70% of results from sites that are actually blogs. All these blogs can give you every bit of information you want and these blogs are not only surviving but also making big bucks. Blogging is the way that everyone can adopt to make money online. But every blogger is not making money from their blogs, though most of them are trying hard.
With all my blogging experience and researches, I have managed to identify the secrets of the popular money making blogs. Here are the 10 most important things that a blogger or blog owner must know for monetizing any blog.
1. Content is King
Every reader or visitor of a blog expect some new information with each post. So it is extremely important to provide unique and fresh content with each post. This is also important to get maximum exposure in search engine results. Blog’s content is primarily responsible for blog’s search engine rankings. Google and other popular search engines are always hungry of fresh and unique content. Good Search engine positions can provide you massive organic traffic.
2. Presentation of Content
A blog can have lots of good, fresh and unique content and it will be well appreciated by search engines. But all of this will be worthless, if blog reader does not find it interesting to read. In this era of web 2.0, a page full of only text lines will look so boring. So it is very important to use other media like Images, graphs, slideshows or videos at every possible part of each post.
3. Impress the visitors, Do not irritate them
As mentioned in top 2 points, we really want to impress search engines and blog readers/visitors. Blog readers have very important role in any blog’s success. With my research on popular money making blogs , I found that each one of those blog has massive amount of regular readers of their respective blogs. They impress new visitors to make them regular reader and subscriber of their blog posts.
Placing many ads,many social media icons and many links around blog posts, really irritates readers/visitors and they feel like leaving those blogs quickly, no matter how good information you have provided in your blog posts.
4. Communicate with your readers/visitors
Replying or commenting to the readers comments, make them feel that their views are important to the post author or blog owner. Sharing thoughts and resources is extremely important in this social media dominated cyber world. This is very certain that it is impossible to attend each comment of each post but a time to time commenting from author, will make post more lively.
It can pretty tough to decide whether to invest in premium WordPress themes or just simply stick with the free WordPress themes. It is because most of us have the perception of premium WordPress themes are always better than the free WordPress themes in terms of designs especially.
However, for today post, I’m going to proof that the perception is baseless. I will show that there are actually a lot of awesome free WordPress themes. You are going to impress with the free themes that I have found for this post.
What you need is actually a little effort to look for the free themes and you will find awesome free WordPress themes which sometimes ‘hidden’ among billions of websites out there.
No worries because I have helped to find the themes. You just need to decide which one that suits you best.
So, enjoy the 55 Most Wanted Free WordPress Themes You Should Grab!
WordPress is the most popular blogging software in the world because of its open source capabilities. Anyone can program a plugin for WordPress, so there are thousands of options out there for any budding blogger. The list has been culled, and here are ten of the best WordPress plugins that can make a huge difference to your blog.
This is a great solution to interlink your blog posts, getting the most out of your SEO. SEO Smart Links will automatically take the keywords and phrases on your blog and link them to the relevant categories and tags. Increasing the number of links within your blog has a chance to boost your page ranking and page views.
Keep your readers informed with a link to subscribe to comments on your posts. Readers are notified by email about further entries to a post, enticing them to return to your page and respond to the response. Commenters have plenty of options available to them: they can block the notifications, unsubscribe to posts, and even change the email address to which they are notified.
Top Commentators creates a widget in your sidebar to show who is commenting the most on your blog. There are options and customizations for this plugin that make it even easier to use.
Mingle WordPress changes your WordPress blog into a social water water cooler. The plugin allows for Profile Pages, Friending, Friend Activity Pages and a Full Member Directory. Instead of having ‘just a blog,’ you can develop a full blown community with this plugin.
For the last couple of months, I have share a lot of WordPress themes for online store as base on my observation, WordPress themes developers have started to develop more WordPress themes which outside the scope of magazine/blog styling to focus on more advanced WordPress themes such as online store, portfolio site, micro-blogging and Q&A site like Yahoo! Answers.
For example, WooThemes start to develop few WordPress themes such as Retreat and Cinch that will make your WordPress blog works like Tumblr which will come with iPhone app to make it easier for you to update your blog and share what is happening around you straight away.
And for ShopperPress which comes with the $79 price tag, has developed a really good WordPress theme for online store which I think the best among other online store WordPress themes. It is because Shopperpress is jam-packed with great features and comes with 23 great templates that come for free.
Among features that you will fall in love are:
- Sales Analysis & Tracking – You can view newly placed orders and exporting sales & customer data for use in a spreadsheet or QuickBooks.
- Inventory and Promotions – ShopperPress includes full inventory control, order management for viewing newly placed orders, “Out of Stock” Messages and discount coupon codes for gift certificates. It has also built in price variable options such as “buy 1 get 1 free” and a fixed cost mark-up on the entire store prices.
- Security – ShopperPress is a secure online system that supports hundreds of extra security plugins for WordPress as well as HTTPS/SSL secure page.
For today post, I would like to share 14 Shopper templates which have the best look from all 23 templates which are available for you to choose from.
Camera shopper is a very popular shopping cart theme for selling electronic products online such as TV’s and cameras.
This theme is popular among the animal lovers, this shopping cart theme is ideal for selling all sort of animal and pet products online.
I am pretty sure that most of us have heard about ThemeForest as it is the biggest marketplace for website templates and CMS themes especially for WordPress. There are actually 610 WordPress themes for you to choose from at extremely reasonable price ($40 at most) for the quality that you will get.
However, one thing that you probably don’t know is ThemeForest is the first place you should visit if you are looking for WordPress themes that out of ordinary and have new features that most of WordPress theme developers don’t offer.
One of the examples is the usage of CU3BER. At the moment, there is no other premium WordPress developers have used such great and awesome 3D slider tool except those in ThemeForest marketplace. Most of them still ‘stuck’ with the boring 2D slider.
Another example is ThemeForest is the first place where WordPress Theme with ‘one-page’ concept first introduced which I love so much. In case you have no idea what is the ‘one-page’ concept, you can check out the Shape Shifter and SOFA theme below. From these WordPress themes, you will get the idea on what is the ‘one-page’ concept is all about.
So, for this post, I would like to share with you top 30 WordPress Themes from ThemeForest from the 610 WordPress themes collection which I regard as the best among the best. I am actually impressed how great and well-built these themes. I am sure you will too.
Hyperion is clean and stylish WordPress theme well suited for any business, portfolio, blogger, or anyone needing a beautiful website.
Minimalista is an Ajax WordPress theme, best suited for a professional and minimalist portfolio. It comes with 6 colors skins, and one custom file to put easily your own colour.
Affiliate program can be a great source of online income for a WordPress blog as most of online products from various types do offer affiliate program for WordPress bloggers to join. We simply have to use the links that are given to us to promote the product.
Whoever who buy the products through the given links will make us entitle for commission from the owner of the online products. If we know the best way to market the products, affiliate program can provide us decent income for out WordPress blog besides advertising.
Link Cloaking – Do not lose any money again
One of the tips that you should know about affiliate marketing is link cloaking. Basically, instead of using the given links to hyperlink words or images, you ‘mask’ those links with another links.
The importance of this tip is it will ensure that your potential buyer does not remove your ID which sometimes can easily be taken out from the given affiliate links. Another reason is it will make the links look pretty instead of filled with a lot of weird characters.
http://www.huzzer.com/recommends/WpClassipress- Online Classifieds WordPress Theme
For your information, there is always tendency for others, although not everybody to go straight to the online product’s website when those who are interested with the online products realised that we are using affiliate links. I also feel the same thing. How about you?
How can you cloak your affiliate link?
There are actually plenty of methods for you to cloak your affiliate links in your WordPress blog. The easiest method is through WordPress plugin such as Simple Link Cloaker and Affiliate Link Cloaker. However, through this method, it has the possibility to bring problems in future for example if the plugins are no longer been maintained by the developer.
In the end, the plugin may not be compatible with the latest version of WordPress. It will then affect the cloaked affiliate links in our old blog post as the links may probably will no longer working at that time.
Therefore, I will to give tutorial on simple way how can you cloak your affiliate links. The best part is this method will not affect your WordPress databases or systems and your .htaccess file. So, you will not have to worry as if something goes wrong, the worst thing that can happen is the cloaked links will not work. That’s all.
For your information, I learn this method from Keller Hawthorne from Fresheventure.com.
The simple steps are:
1) Open Notepad program.
2) The write below code in the program
<?PHP Header("Location: PUT YOUR AFFILATE LINK OVER HERE"); Exit; ?>
3) Then, save the file as index.php and make sure that for the ‘Save as type’ section, you choose ‘All Files’ instead of ‘Text Documents’. In order to make it easier for the next steps, it is advisable for you to save it in Desktop.
4) You have to create a new folder in the new desktop to put in all of your index.php files as you have to create index.php file for any affiliate link you want to cloak.
5) However, to make the cloaked link to be more pretty like the one that I show you above, you have to create subfolder base on the category of the affiliate links. For example, for Huzzer Magazine, I make subfolder base on the developer of WordPress themes.
Example of the structure for the folder will be Recommends (main folder) > Templatic (subfolder) > eShop (sub-subfolder).
With this structure, you have to save the index.php file for the eShop theme under the ‘eShop folder’ and the links will look like www.huzzer.com/Recommends/Templatic/eShop.
6) After you have dove all of the steps above, you just need to upload the ‘Recommends folder’ into your WordPress blog’s folder in your hosting. If there is only one website that you host in your hosting, you simply need to upload the folder into public_html folder.
If not, you have to look for folder that you install your WordPress blog. The folder will have a lot of .php files starting with ‘wp-‘ such wp-config.php and wp-register.php.
7) Then, after you have uploaded the folder, give it a try. Try to hyperlink any words in your WordPress blog and if you have properly followed the above steps, the link will bring you to the online products which you use its affiliate link in the Notepad just now.
If there is any error, please check back the link that you use and the spelling especially if there is any capital letter or ‘s’ at the end of your folders.
That’s all. Really simple right?
By the way, if you join new affiliate program in future, you just have to make new subfolder and upload it into the ‘Recommends folder’. You do not have to create another main folder again or to upload back all of the folders.
Which one do you prefer?
Which method of link cloaking that do you prefer? WordPress plugin or the method that I just taught you? For me, I prefer the above method as I find it more flexible and catchy as it is up to your creativity to make the cloaked links looks great.
What’s your say?
It can be really boring to have WordPress blogs that look like others especially in terms of design. Some of us including me can spent couple hours for the sake of looking WordPress theme that is not only looking good but unique.
One of my favorite types of WordPress themes is hand drawn WordPress theme. It is totally out of the box, looks great and creative plus it will make our WordPress blog looks more unique as compared to others.
In case you have missed my previous post, I have reviewed Left Handed, the first full hand drawn WordPress theme which is from Obox Design. However, if you have missed the post, you can check it out through below link.
Now, there is another full hand drawn WordPress theme which I suspect the second of its type. However, for this time it is not from Obox Design but Elegant Themes. It is called OnTheGo.
OnTheGo comes with 5 elements that make it a great and well-functioning WordPress theme. They are:
Optional Blog Structure – Let you to use your WordPress as a normal blog as in default, the theme will be set your WordPress to be a CMS with a Page-Based structure.
Automated Thumbnail Resizing – Thumbnail plays crucial role for WordPress blog as it brings color to WordPress. With this feature, you do not need to resize your image to make the thumbnail feature to work.
In Depth Theme Option – This element is the most important thing that a WordPress should have as it helps WordPress bloggers especially those who have limited knowledge in web development to personalize their WordPress theme.
Advertising Management – There will be some point which we feel that we want to monetize our WordPress blog. With this feature, bloggers do not have to install external plugin. Your ad can be taken care from your theme option page.
4 unique color scheme – OnTheGo comes with 4 different color schemes which will give you some alternative in the color scheme of your WordPress blog.
Below are few screenshots from the theme.
My Verdict: OnTheGo Hand Drawn WordPress Theme – Yes or no?
Looks great right? The only thing that I think it should be better is the size and type of font that is being used. Personally, I don’t like the theme that uses small font especially. I love the size and the font of Huzzer Magazine. How about you?
The best part of this theme is that it is developed by Elegant Themes. That means, the cost of having one is pretty cheap as you only have to pay $19.95 per year and you will entitle to only this theme but all of themes from Elegant Themes including support.
Pretty good offer right?
If you are interested in knowing more about OnTheGo or want to buy this theme straight away, you may find below links to be handy.
Your Verdict: Left-Handed or OnTheGo?