WordPress to Develop Accelerated Mobile Pages Plugin

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As more and more Internet users toss out their clunky desktops in favor of smaller and more convenient mobile devices, there's a greater emphasis placed on creating mobile-friendly websites. But just because your website looks fine on a smartphone or tablet doesn't necessarily mean that it's properly optimized for mobile compatibility. Mobile devices often render pages more slowly than desktops, which may cause some users to click the back button in their browser before waiting for the site to load. Accelerated Mobile Pages Project This has prompted Google to launch its Accelerated Mobile...

How to Use WordPress More Effectively

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Do you use WordPress to blog? There's no denying the fact that WordPress is a powerful blogging platform. It features a massive directory of plugins and themes while preserving a clean and user-friendly interface. Backup Your Files Don't forget to backup your files. Many first-time WordPress users make the mistake of only downloading their core files via a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program. But WordPress isn't static, and most of its data is stored in the form of a database. Therefore, you'll need to download both your core files, as well as the database associated with your site. If all ...

WordPress Plugins to Reduce Your Blog’s Load Times

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How long does it take visitors to load your blog? Load times play an important role in the usability and overall function of a blog. If visitors are forced to stare at a loading screen for a long time, some will click their browser back button. Thankfully, WordPress has a massive directory of plugins, many of which can be used to reduce a blog's load times. W3 Total Cache Arguably, one of the most effective ways to reduce a blog's load time is to enable browser caching. Rather than forcing visitors to reload the same files each time they visit your site, browser caching will automatically st...

How To Lower Your Blog’s Bounce Rate

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When you're busy analyzing key performance indicators (KPI) for your blog like unique visitors, returning visitors, average time spent on site, etc., it's easy to overlook the bounce rate. However, a high bounce rate is a sign of an underlying problem, and unless that problem is fixed, you won't be able to gain any real traction with your readers. So, what steps can you take to lower your blog's bounce rate? Bounce Rate Defined Let's first go over the basic definition of bounce rate, as some people are hearing about it for the first time. The term "bounce rate" is defined as the percentage o...

WordPress 4.3: Here’s What We Know

WordPress is constantly releasing new updates to improve its software. As soon as version 4.2 was released, the company's team of coders and engineers immediately began work on a new version. So, what kind of changes can you expect to see in WordPress 4.3? Stronger Passwords Cybersecurity has become a top priority for WordPress, and for good reason: sites built using this platform are often the target of hackers. WordPress 4.3, however, aims to improve the security of WordPress sites by enhancing the password "strength meter," while also giving users the ability to have WordPress generate a ...

Why Self-Hosted Blogs Are Better

One of the decisions you'll have to make when starting a blog is whether to use a hosted or self-hosted platform. Two of the most popular blogging content management systems (CMS) -- WordPress and Blogger -- offer both of these options. While many beginners automatically assume hosted is the best option, spending the extra time and resources to set up a self-hosted blog will prove far more beneficial in the long run. Custom Domain You can always tell if a blog is hosted or self-hosted by looking at its domain name. Hosted blogs are restricted to subdomains, such as yoursite.wordpress.com...