Useful WordPress Plugins

1. ScribeSEO - Premium plugin that gives search engine optimised copywriting advice. 2. Yoast SEO plugin - Best and exhaustive WordPress SEO plugin. Better than All in one SEO plugin. 3. Gravity forms - The ultimate WordPress forms plugin. 4. bbPress - Official WordPress forum plugin. 5. Akismet - To block spam. Must have. 6. Google Analytics for WordPress - To insert Google Analytics code. 7. Backupbuddy - Premium plugin that does shceduled backups for whole website including wp-content folder. Delivering to Dropbox is a great addition. 8. qTraslate - For offering manual translation. 9 . WPtouch Pro - Premium plugin for displaying mobile and iPad friendly … [Read more...]

Job: WordPress developers needed

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More Colors for Lifestyle Child Theme by StudioPress

Lifestyle child theme by StudioPress is one of the most popular and robust themes out there. We like it so much that we chose it for our own site. But one thing we wished it had is more colors. Not all the default colors were great and it missed some of the common colors. So, we thought: Why not add more color styles to it? It is a GPL theme after all and it seemed fun to do it:) Here you go ! We added two more color schemes namely, Golden and Wine. Installation instructions: 1. Download our Colorful Lifestyle pack. 2.. This is not a stand alone theme. This contains only few modified files that should be replaced in Lifestyle child theme made by StudioPress. Please … [Read more...]

SEO best practices recommended by Scribe SEO plugin

SEO best practices recommended by Scribe SEO plugin Overview Search engine optimization (SEO) is the practice of improving the traffic to a website from the organic or natural results of a search engine. SEO does not try to trick search engines. On the contrary, the goal of SEO is to provide information-rich content in a way that is naturally weighted by the search engines because it follows the “rules” of the search engines. Below are guidelines for optimizing content according to current SEO best practices. Before you Begin The first step to writing content that is search engine optimized is to determine the primary topic of the page. This will be your initial keyword or … [Read more...]

State of the Word 2011

Are you a WordPress fan? Do watch State of the Word 2011 talk by Matt. You will be hooked to WordPress more and more. Some significant observations from his talk: * 92% developers use WordPress as a CMS. It is not just a blogging platform anymore. * 14.7% of sites online are powered by WordPress. It was 8.5% last year! * 58 USD per hour is the average hourly rate for WordPress developers. Check ours :) * Plugins or themes not updated in the last two years will be hiddden from WordPress.org repository. This is a great descision ! By the way, did you notice the great slides designed by Michael Pick? As Seth Godin says it is an inspiration to make art in everything we do! … [Read more...]

WordPress.com SEO

If you are in WordPress.com, you cannot and need not do much to improve the SEO technically as it is a great platform for SEO already. Still, here are some ways  for better SEO in your WordPress.com blog: * First, make sure that your blog is set to allow search engines. Visit Settings - > Privacy in your dashboard and choose the first option. * Register your own domain name and host it with WordPress.com instead of having your blog as a subdomain . Having your blog in your domain name is good for SEO and brand building. * Register with webmaster tools provided by major search engines and follow the insights provided by them. Visit Tools - > Available tools in your … [Read more...]

WordPress SEO Case Study

A case study of our Word SEO work: The site is a niche blog on resources in Tamil language. The site has been online since 2007. In June 2011, I started implementing some WordPress  SEO measures and observed the following results immediately: 1. Page views, visits and search traffic doubled. 2. Adsense revenue increased 10 times as I added new ad slots motivated by the increased page views. 3. The number of impressions in search results and clicks from search engines increased by 50%. 4. Impressions for some of the keywords increased up to 5,000+ %. Please note that during this period * No new posts were added. In fact, I removed some of the less useful posts. * No … [Read more...]

How to use WordPress SEO by Yoast and Scribe SEO?

WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast and Scribe SEO premium plugin are two essential plugins we use for optimizing page content. Here is a brief guide on search engine optimizing your posts using these. In your post / page edit view, you have two sections for SEO called: 1. WordPress SEO by Yoast 2. Scribe Keyword research, Scribe Content Optimizer, Scribe Link building. WordPress SEO is a popular free plugin and quite straight forward. For each post, you have to add a SEO Title and Meta description. SEO Title can be different from the actual post title you display in site. This SEO title will be displayed in search engine results. This title should be keyword rich and brief. … [Read more...]

How to fix Timthumb security issue?

Timthumb.php is a popular script that is used to resize images dynamically in WordPress sites. This can be usually found in some popular premium  themes and image related plugins. Last week, a serious security issue was found in Timthumb. Unless, you update Timthumb to its latest version at once, your site is vulnerable for hacking. This is a serious threat affecting thousands of websites and even the WordPress founder Matt blogged about this. So, please act now. Here are few simple steps to fix timthumb security flaw: Update: Use Timthumb Vulnerability Scanner plugin. 1. Deactivate unwanted plugins. 2. Delete all inactive plugins and themes. If you have customised any of these … [Read more...]

Plugin release: Tag or Category term_group Order

We are glad to announce our first plugin called Tag or Category term_group Order. The purpose of this plugin is to group tags or categories from the WordPress dashboard. This allows queries that fetch terms to use 'term_group' as a sort order and and display them in a semantic way in archives and individual posts. For example, If we have three groups of categories for size, color and object, then categories displayed as Small, Green, Table Big, Blue, Chair are more readable than Table, small, green Chair, big, blue How to use  this plugin? 1. Install and activate the plugin from WordPress plugin repository. 2. Visit WordPress Dashboard -> Posts - > … [Read more...]