Top 5 Reasons to Choose WordPress

Powering nearly 1 in 4 websites, WordPress remains the world's most popular and widely used content management system (CMS). Of course, there's a good reason for its popularity: WordPress is fast, efficient, cleanly coded, and can be used for all types of websites and blogs. Today we're going to reveal just a few of the many awesome features included in the platform. Import Posts from Another Blog Do you currently have a blog hosted on LiveJournal, Movable Type, TypePad or Tumblr? Well, you can import the posts to WordPress using its convenient import feature. In just a few clicks of the ...

Microsoft’s ‘Live Writer’ Blogging Tool Now Open Source

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Just in time for the new year, Microsoft's ten year-old blogging tool Windows Live Writer is now open source. The company announced earlier this month that it was releasing a variant of the what-you-see-is-what-you-get (WYSIWYG) blogging tool under an MIT open-source license. Because it's been several years since Live Writer was last updated, developers agreed that making it open source will allow users to update it as needed. What is Windows Live Writer? Windows Live Writer was launched in 2006. After Microsoft had acquired Onfolio, it rebranded its blogging tool as Windows Live Write...

Report: WordPress Now Powers 25% of the Web

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You don't have to search very far to find a website powered by the WordPress content management system. From TechCrunch and The New Yorker, to the Variety and eBay, there are literally millions of popular websites running this platform. According to a new report, a jaw-dropping 25% (1 in 4) of all websites are powered by WordPress, making it the world's largest CMS by a landslide. W3 Techs published the data on its website, revealing that WordPress is used by 58.7% of all websites "whose content management systems we know," which is "25% of all websites." A Little WordPress History WordPre...

Easy WordPress Optimizations Tips

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One of the reasons why so many bloggers and webmasters choose WordPress for their content management system (CMS) is its ease of use. Whether you are experienced in web design or not, you should have no problem launching a WordPress site. Using the platform's signature 5-minute installation, you can have a site up and running in minutes. But if you really want to take advantage of WordPress and everything it has to offer, you should optimize your site using the following techniques.   Limit Your Plugins There's nothing wrong with using plugins on a WordPress blog or website. In fact, ...

5 Tips to Creating a Successful Tumblr Blog

It may not receive the quite the same level of attention as WordPress, but Tumblr remains a versatile and powerful blogging platform. Ever since Yahoo purchased the blogging service back in 2013 for a cool $1.1 billion, numerous enhancements have been made to improve the platform. If you are thinking of starting a Tumblr blog, we have some tips to set you on the right track for success. Use a Custom Domain Instead of a Tumblr Subdomain Rather than blogging on a subdomain of (e.g., you can use a custom domain of your choosing. To set up a custom domain for y...

How To Transfer a Blog to Self-Hosted

Being that WordPress is the largest and most popular content management system (CMS), it should come as little-to-no surprise that it's the preferred platform among seasoned bloggers. It's fast, efficient, supports the use of multiple authors, and it's search engine friendly. But many bloggers make the mistake of using the hosted version found at If your blog is currently using hosted WordPress, you should consider moving it to your own server by following the steps outlined below. Why Self-Hosted WordPress is Better While there are advantages and disadvantages associated with...

WordPress Releases Critical Security Update

If you have one or more websites running WordPress, you should check to make sure they are updated to the latest version. Vulnerability in Version 4.1.1 and Older Earlier this week, the WordPress security team identified a vulnerability in versions 4.1.1 and older that could be exploited by hackers to access websites. According to the security team, the security issue was attributed to a cross-site scripting vulnerability that allowed anonymous users to compromise a website. They didn't provide any specific details on how this vulnerability works, which is a probably a good thing since you d...