Category Archives: WordPress

Embedding RSS Feed In Your WordPress Posts And Pages

Open Your themes function.php and add the following code at the bottom:

include_once(ABSPATH.WPINC.’/rss.php’);

function readRss($atts) {
extract(shortcode_atts(array(
“feed” => ‘http://‘,
“num” => ‘1’,
), $atts));

return wp_rss($feed, $num);
}

add_shortcode(‘rss’, ‘readRss’);

Save function.php and whenever you need to embed RSS in any of your post or page write the following short code inside your post:

[ rss feed=”http://sangkrit.net/feed” num=”5″ ]

In the above give short code replace http://sangkrit.net/feed with your feed address and in num=5 replace 5 with the number of posts you like to show.

Note: Remember there is no space between [ and rss feed and num=”5″  and  so after you copy the short code; check the space, remove it (if there is some space) and then publish it.

Tips For Successful WordPress Site Submission To Search Engine

  1. You can submit your site to search engines through many resources. You may do so manually. Whatever method you choose search engine welcomes the site if your content is good.
  2. Search engine scans all content whenever a site is submitted. So be sure about content, it should be there in your site.
  3. Your site should have at least 9 posts so that search engine can get something to examine and evaluate.
  4. Never submit your site to same search engine more than once a month. Never let a search engine note your anxiousness.
  5. Always be ready to copy-paste or write a brief description of your site in about 200 words.
  6. Submit those categories that belong to search engine’s directory.
  7. Keep a list of your website’s various “addresses/URLs” .
  8. You can submit your site’s root directory,  various categories and feeds to search engines. This expands your search coverage.
  9. Keep a track of what you have submitted and when to avoid random re submission.

Moving WordPress To A New Location On The Same Server

If you need help in moving your WordPress blog to another location within your server then this tutorial is for you. If you need something else related to this then you may request that article by replying here.

  • Create new directory.
  • Copy all your WordPress core file to that directory.
  • WordPress core files mean all those files in root directory of your WordPress blog.
  • Login to your WordPress blog.
  • Move to Dashboard.
  • Move to Settings > General panel.
  • In the text box: WordPress address URL,  replace the address to the new location of your main WordPress directory.
  • In the text box: Site address URL, change the address to the new location.
  • Click Save but don’t try to open your blog now.
  • Now move all your core WordPress files including sub-directories to new location.
  • If you use Permalinks, move to the Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks panel and update your Permalink structure to your.htaccess file.
  • Remember: .htaccess file lies in the root directory of your WordPress blog.
  • Existing image/media links uploaded media will refer to the old folder and must be updated with the new location. Do this with the Velvet Blues Update URLs plugin, or with a search and replace tool, or do it manually in your SQL database if can. If you feel any problem then feel free to ask me here.
  • Update ‘store uploads folder’ under Settings > Media or all your new uploads will continue to go into the old folder.
  • Update your menus link from Appearance > Menus.

WordPress Blogging From Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Nokia, WebOS

Making your website’s theme mobile compatible or installing any mobile theme for your WordPress site is good but you can also choose from different mobile apps available for WordPress blogging through smartphone.

WordPress for Android

You can use this for publishing new posts to your blog, responding to comments, getting notified and much more from you Android machine.

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WordPress for iOS

iOS app lets you write posts, upload photos, edit pages, and manage comments on your blog from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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WordPress for BlackBerry

Post to your WordPress blog from your BlackBerry. Manage comments and media, upload videos and more with this BlackBerry native app.

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WordPress for Nokia

Nokia app allows you to edit your existing blog content, add new posts and pages, manage comments, and more — directly from your S60 or Maemo-powered Nokia device.

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WordPress for WebOS

WebOS represents a different way to blog. It uses Sliding Panels that makes managing existing content on your blog intuitive and powerful.  You can use visual editor for posting content to your blog.

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Best WordPress Plugin On Chat, Cache, Feed Syndication, Page Navigation & Sharing

Best Chat Plugin: Envolve Chat

Envolve chat is a customizable chat toolbar for your website.

Download Evolve Chat

Best Cache Plugin: W3 Total Cache

Improve site performance and user experience via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.

Download W3 Total Cache

Best Plugin To Syndicate Feeds to Post: FeedWordPress

FeedWordPress is an Atom/RSS aggregator for WordPress. It syndicates content from feeds that you choose into your WordPress weblog; the content it syndicates appears as a series of special posts in your WordPress posts database.

Download FeedWordpress

Best Sharing Plugin: Shareholic

Adds an attractive social bookmarking menu and related content widget to your posts, pages, index, or any combination of the three.

Download Shareholic

Best Page Navigation Plugin: WP-PageNavi

Replaces Older Posts & Newer Posts with more advanced paging navigation interface of page numbers.

Download WP-PageNavi

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How Automattic Makes Money

WordPress is Free, Opensource and Priceless software from Automattic used for creating website, blog or something like that. You can download WordPress from www.wordpress.org for free.

But you know how Automattic makes money as it gives everything for free. No, it don’t give everything for free but yes most of its applications and the core software WordPress is absolute free for you.

Now lets see how WordPress makes money:-

VIP Hosting

WordPress provides VIP Hosting for major brands like Time Magazine, NewYork Times, CNNBoing Boing and also TechCrunch etc. To know more brands hosted on WordPress VIP Hosting CLICK HERE

WordPress offers you two types of VIP hosting:-

Akismet Anti-Spam Technology

Akismet is an automated spam killer used by millions of blogs. Using this you don’t need to spend long time on deleting spam. WordPress makes money through Akismet as it offers different plans to bloggers for use Akismet.

For using Akismet you have to signup by choosing one of the following plans to get an API key:

  • Enterprise: Costs $50/month. Here you get multiple site access. It is good for companies having low web traffic.
  • Pro: Costs $5/month. It gives single site access. Good for small non-personal sites and blogs.
  • Personal:  Costs $0 to $120/year. Good for non-business personal blogs.
  • High Volume: Companies with or over 100k calls per month pays per call. Costs $100/month minute.

Premium Features

These are the optional priced per year upgrades offered by WordPress:

  • Be the master of your domain: Costs: $13.00 – $25.00/year. For controlling your online identity you may add your own domain name. Like www.example.com instead of www.example.wordpress.com This feature can be added to you existing WordPress blog.
  • Extra Storage: Costs $20.00 – $290.00/year. This is used by the bloggers whose content is running out of space.
  • Custom Design: Costs $30.00/year. Bloggers use this to customize blog’s fonts with a point-and-click interface. No coding required.
  • VideoPress: Costs: $60.00/year. Uploads your videos, get them converted into different formats including HD etc. Including many more features.
  • Go Ad-Free: Costs $30.00/year. Time to Time WordPress displays Ads on your blog for logged out users. You may turn off the Ads by using this feature.
  • Guided Transfer: Costs $129.00 . This feature is used for transferring a WordPress site.
  • Premium Themes: You may upgrade to premium WP Themes for adding more options to site customization. Pricing for each theme is displayed under the theme on your dashboard.

Google AdSense 

This is what most of us use to make money online by putting Google Adsense on our web content. This is a free program by Google that empowers online publishers to earn revenue by displaying some Ads on their content. As I had already told you that time to time WordPress displays Ads on your blog for logged out users, this is what Google Adsense.

Support Networks

If support forums aren’t enough to solve your problem then you may switch to support networks.

VaultPress

This is WordPress’s security, backup and support. It backup you blog automatically without any security flaw.

Plans and Pricing follows:

  • Basic: Costs $15/Month per site. Gives realtime backup and automatic restore during disaster.
  • Premium: Costs $40/Month per site. Gives back-up restore and continuous security scan.
  • Enterprise: Costs $350/Month per site. Gives solutions for large scale WordPress Installations.

Poll Daddy

This is Online Survey Software with both free and paid plans as follows:

  • Free: This is absolute free for ever not a trial or something like that.
  • Professional: Costs $200/Year.
  • Corporate: Costs $899/Year