Why WordPress?

People often mistake as only a blogging platform like Blogger and Tumblr, however, WordPress is not just a blogging platform. WordPress is not just a blogging platform. It is a that can help you create a simple blog or a website depending on your needs.

WordPress is a flexible platform and can easily adapt to just about anything. This is also the reason has gained so much popularity. Did you know that 22.5% of the websites all over the world is powered by WordPress?

Due to its robust features, WordPress has been used by top brands like Sony, Disney, The New York Times, eBay, and more.

Still not convinced? Read all about it on wpbeginner.com.

What Open Source, and GPL Mean for WordPress Business Users

is a free and open source software; it costs nothing to use and is built collaboratively by volunteers across the world. Most of the time people have some concerns in using free software especially for businesses. Usually if it’s free, people doubt and they might be thinking: “There is a catch, right?”

But no. WordPress is really free. Free to download, install, and you are also free to modify the software itself to better meet  your business’ needs. However, that doesn’t mean that you won’t pay money to your site to keep it running. There are also associated costs in running a WordPress site, or any website for that matter.

Here’s a complete explanation on what WordPress really means for your business: <a title="Open-Source, the , and your Business” href=”http://wpbusinesstips.com/2014/06/open-source-gpl-business/” target=”_blank” rel=”nofollow”>http://wpbusinesstips.com/2014/06/open-source-gpl-business/


Why You Need Responsive WordPress Theme [Infographic]

There are so many WordPress themes out there that you’ll be overwhelmed by the number of themes available today. Even just by browsing through the WordPress repository can be a daunting and time consuming task. But with so many themes in the market, there is one kind of theme that you need to consider: WordPress Responsive Themes.

Responsive themes made it possible for your website to be viewed in most mobile devices and platform, regardless of screen size. It’s a requirement today as most web users are using mobile devices more than desktop computers.

Here’s an showing why you’ll need a WordPress responsive theme:




Beginner’s Guide to WP_Query

If you have spend much time around , then there is a good high probability that you have come across the term “WP_Query before. However, if you are totally new to the concept, then let us guide you through it.

WP_Query is a class that has certain properties but it contains a lot of powerful behavior. Some of the things you need to understand about WP_Query is that by default, when you just say new WP_Query, you don’t get much use from it. Rather, you get most of the value from WP_Query from understanding how to initialize it correctly.

If you are interested in learning more about it, here’s a beginner’s guide to WP_Query: http://wpshout.com/getting-know-wp_query/

Quick Guide to Those Writing About WordPress

is one of the most popular CMS in the world that has taken interest not only to blog owners, but companies and enterprises themeselves. As a veteran in the platform, it is easy to forget that there are new users of WordPress everyday. As someone who writes about WordPress for a living, it is frustrating to see errors and mistakes that most newbies are writing about, like the style of the writing and how each content make sense, worthy for anyone to get a good grasp on.

This list a a cheatsheet for newcomers and veterans of WordPress to quickly address some of the most common mistakes we make when writing about WordPress.

Read the rest of the cheatsheet here: http://wptavern.com/quick-reference-guide-for-those-writing-about-wordpress

Top 5 Effective Ways to Market Your Blog

If you want to get noticed on the web, create a high quality dynamic content. it is the best way to keep users coming to your blog. However, if you’ve just launched your website and want to gain traction, writing a high quality and dynamic content can be a daunting task.

There are a number of ways other than creating a high quality content. You can also use social media, write blog posts regularly, comment or reply to comments, advertise, etc.

In this post, we’ll show you the 5 effective ways to market your blog and gain the traction you need for an excellent head start.

Read the rest of the post here: http://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/5-ways-to-effectively-market-your-blog?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ElegantThemes+%28Elegant+Themes+Blog%29

How to Create Landing Pages using WordPress

Landing pages are used by marketers to help capture leads or as a click-through so that traffic is funneled to another page. These are also used to sell a product directly to your visitors without the need to browse for a certain product or service.

Landing pages are usually separate from the website they are hosted. They rarely us the same design as the website that sits on the root of the domain and there are hardly any navigation menu that links the landing page to the site and vice versa.

There are a number of ways in which you can use WordPress to create a landing page, here are some of those: http://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/create-landing-pages-using-wordpress

Fix Facebook Incorrect Thumbnail Issue in WordPress

Have you noticed that sometimes incorrect post thumbnails are showing up when you share articles in Facebook? Many WordPress users have been complaining about this, and sadly, this issue has not yet been fixed.

Why is Facebook not picking up the thumbnail image? There are many reasons that Facebook prevents from correctly guessing the right thumbnail image. One common issue is having multiple images set in the og:image tag where the features image is smaller than the rest of the image.

Other issues are caching plugins, CDN issue, missing open graph meta tag, etc. It is hard to guess what is causing the issue as there are no specific error messages displayed in the debugging tool.

In this post, we’ll show you how to fix incorrect Facebook thumbnail issue: http://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-fix-facebook-incorrect-thumbnail-issue-in-wordpress/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wpbeginner+%28WordPress+for+Beginners%29

How to Manage Multiple WordPress Site using iThemes Sync

There are many available tools for managing multiple WordPress sites, and we aren’t talking about a multisite network, but managing separate installations of WordPress sites. In this post, we’ll show you how to manage multiple WordPress sites using iThemes Sync.

iThemes Sync is a WordPress maintenance plugin that lets you update and backup several WordPress sites using only one dashboard. Sync allows you to easily manage backups on all your WordPress sites.

To install the plugin, all you need to do is download iThemes Sync from the website. The basic plugin lets you manage up to 10 sites for free. If you need more than that, you need to buy a subscription service that fits your needs.

Read the rest of the post here: http://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/how-to-manage-multiple-wordpress-sites-with-ithemes-sync/