10 Tips on Designing a WordPress Theme

The idea of the post jumped into my mind after having watched a video by Drew Strojny on WordPress.tv. The video is called “How not to design a default theme”. So, I’ve decided that it’s a good idea to collect all his tips into one article and add what I think about it as a newbie in designing WordPress themes. In other words this article should be interesting for those of you who’s going to start seriously designing for WordPress.  (more…)

Blogging for Conversions : A How-To

If you own a blog, you know important it is to bring traffic to your website. However, bring in traffic is only half the battle. After you have the audience, it is important to encourage the audience to purchase something from your site, to sign up for your mailing list or to otherwise help you to earn profits. If you learn how to blog correctly, you will be able to turn over far more conversions, which can help you to make a lot more money in the long run. (more…)

Have you considered outsourcing your blog maintenance?

I am currently running four wordpress blogs and keeping up with the maintenance on each of them is a very time consuming task.  I have been outsourcing a bunch of activities of late including content writing and design elements and link building and social bookmarking activities.  I am also considering outsourcing the blog maintenance aspect of running my blog network.

I was recently introduced to a service called The BlogWatch WordPress Maintenance system and it looks very promising.  For a monthly fee they will take care of every maintenance aspect of your blog, including:

  • Updates (WordPress, Theme and Plugin)
  • Broken Links
  • Database Optimization

Also included is a speed check and they will diagnose and fix any issues that are slowing down your blog.

Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of this monthly maintenance package is the enhanced security features.  When you sign up they will conduct a thorough scan and will fix and secure your blog against future security threats.

There are dozens of other benefits that are included, why don’t you head on over to their site and check it out and see if it is right for you.

5 Tips to Keep Your Blog Running While You Are Traveling

Everyone needs a vacation from time to time. Still others are just avid travelers who like to get out there as often as possible to see what is around them. But when you run a blog, this can be a bit of a problem. Mainly because it takes a lot of dedication to getting a blog off the ground, and a lack of updates can spell the death of even the most successful websites. (more…)

Top 5 Most Popular WordPress Theme

1. U-Design WordPress Templates

Advanced developers and users with no programming background alike will benefit from the powerful U-Design WordPress theme.  With minimal effort, U-Design helps users build a website to their liking in record time.  U-Design features full customization, empowering users to set any color to links, backgrounds, menu links, text and other website elements.  (more…)

3 Biggest Blogging Mistakes That Hamper A Blog’s Growth

This article is about ‘blog writers’ rather than bloggers because I’m going to focus mostly on the mistakes that bloggers make in terms of their writing and their content rather than mistakes made just in terms of web design etc.

These are the mistakes that bloggers make when deciding how to phrase their work, deciding on topics for articles. General thematic mistakes (more…)