How To Speed Up WordPress on Your Website the Easy Way

Sooner or later every WordPress blog or website owner wants to know how to speed up WordPress. A well performing website is good for users and for  search engine rankings. So lets look at what you can do about it.The more you post on your WordPress website the bigger your database grows. And the more plugins you install and uninstall your database gets bloated with uncleared settings from … [Read more...]

How to Secure Your WordPress Website – The Basics

In my book review WordPress 3 for Business Bloggers I told you that I missed one piece of content, which was options to secure your WordPress website, and that I would give you some tips on how to secure your WordPress website.WordPress is a very popular Content Management System and as such is always under attack by hackers and crackers.Most of the hack attempts are not focused on … [Read more...]

How To Include a Youtube Video in WordPress

Including a video in WordPress can be done in several different ways, with or without plugins.My favorite way is do to it is without any plugins by adding the special inclusion code from Youtube itself.YouTube WordPress PluginsBut for those of you that don't want anything to do with HTML codings, here a four af the best Youtube Plugins:Smart YouTube TubePress  YouTube … [Read more...]

From Static HTML to WordPress Website

This is a question I get on a regular base: How can I convert my Static HTML to WordPress based website?Let me give you a warning in advance, a WordPress website needs to be kept updated! A static HTML site can run for years without you ever touching it for things like security updates or new versions. Just to make you aware of the need for updates!Another thing that needs really … [Read more...]

How to Install 21 WordPress Plugins in 5 Minutes

Once you have completed the basic setup of your WordPress website, it's time to add more functions by installing plugins.Here is a basic list of plugins that I integrate into every WordPress website I build.Update: Since I wrote this post in 2010 several plugins have changed or have been surpassed by newer better plugins. That is why I created this new list (in alphabetical … [Read more...]

WordPress Agent Theme for Real Estate Agents

Brain Gardner, WordPress theme designer extraordinaire, just announced the release of a new theme specifically targeted to Real Estate Agents.This theme comes with great features like automatic thumbnail creation and special pages for your real estate listing.There are separate writing panels for your listings with fields for price and other items pertaining to the property. You write … [Read more...]

Classic WordPress Website Theme – Magazine by StudioPress Brain Gardner

Brian Gardner is showing off the redesign of his Magazine Theme, which is already a classic.If you look at the new features in the header, you can see why this is going was a great theme to use for Building a website with WordPress. (I now switched to Metro Theme)The tabs at the top are great for extra pages, and the category links will make it easy to "theme" your site.In … [Read more...]