Category Archives: Wordpress

Adding WordPress Blog to Google, Yahoo and Bing Search Engines

Adding Wordpress Blog to Google, Yahoo and Bing Search Engines

You have installed your Wordpress blog, configured your template and wrote a few posts … what to do next? Now I’ll tell you how to manually add your Wordpress blog to Google, Yahoo and Bing search engines.

But why you need to do this? All major search engines (Google, Yahoo and Bing) will find your blog by themselves, it’s just a matter of time. But there are several reasons to do this manually.

Creating a Sitemaps for WordPress Blog

Creating a Sitemaps for Wordpress Blog

Using the Sitemap, webmasters can inform search engines about the web pages and posts that are available for crawling on their blog. Sitemap – is an XML-file, which contains all URL-addresses of blog’s pages and posts, combined with the metadata associated with each URL-address (date of last modification, frequency of changes, the priority of the page) so that search engines can crawl the blog more correctly.

Usually, search engine crawlers are finding new blog posts by incoming links or links from another pages of your blog. By adding a sitemap to your blog, you can direct search engines to all your content. Creating a Sitemap for your Wordpress blog is one of the first and important steps in search engine optimization of your blog (i.e. SEO).

How to install a forum on WordPress Blog

How to install a forum on Wordpress Blog

I’d love to have a forum on some of my resources, but guess why I don’t have them? Yes, I am too lazy. But if you suddenly decided to establish a forum on your WordPress blog – I have a solution for you. There are many plugins for WordPress, which are created in order to add functionality of forums to your blog. I’ve compiled a list of 6 plugins which will help you to install a forum on your Wordpress blog.

How to show previews of WordPress themes on your blog

How to show previews of Wordpress themes on your blog

Once I was asked the question, “How to show previews of Wordpress templates to potential clients the same way, as on woothemes or themeforest?”. It’s a very useful thing for portfolio, if you are web designer who creates Wordpress themes.

So, after some web searching, I found a plugin for showing demos of Wordpress templates – Wordpress Theme Demo Bar, which I’ve decided to test. The result of my testing was very good. This plugin is easy to use and I would recommend it to many web designers.

Let us consider the possibilities of this plugin.