Remember these things when buying or selling a WordPress site

Website buying and selling tips

When you buy or sell a WordPress website, there are a number of things to be considered. You need to be careful throughout the entire process to ensure that you should not end up making a bad deal or landing yourself into any legal trouble. You need to get a good price as a seller and should be offered a high-quality website with zero payment issues. Likewise, as a buyer, you should strive to get the best value out of your money and shouldn’t end up making any compromises. You need to be fully satisfied in terms of functionality, reputation, or revenue potential. Here are a few tips that will help you buy/sell your WordPress website

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Use Escrow Services

Monetary protection is the key factor to consider before you buy or sell your WordPress site. Using the services of a professional Escrow agency will not only issue a form payment guarantee to the seller but will also allow the buyer to inspect the various key aspects of the website before paying for the same.

Make sure to check the status of the online platform before using it to buy/sell WordPress site

Some of the disadvantages of using non-escrow sites include

·         Fake identities

·         Fake credit cards

·         Chargebacks

·         Lack of funds

·         False claims

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Fact check everything

 Don’t be overwhelmed by tall claims. Be adamant about checking every minute detail before making a decision. Double-checking the facts will protect you from being cheated. All the agreement details should be carefully checked to ensure that you don’t end up making a poor deal.

Some of the stats to check include

·         Total number of traffic

·         Current Revenue

·         Detailed analytic report on ranking

·         Social media traction

Believing the sellers on their words might be a mistake. Instead of taking chances personally verify every detail and proceed ahead only if you are satisfied.

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Don’t let the brand or personality influence your decision

Treat the website as a separate entity than the seller or the brand to which it belongs. Don’t let your buying decision affected by the top brands or tall personalities to whom the website belongs.

Remember one thing- after switching the hands the website will no longer be benefited by the associated brand or personality. So, the only thing to consider before buying a site is the success and revenue potential of the website regardless of the owners’ personality, position or reputation.

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Don’t pay or ask extra price for social media accounts

 Make sure that you are not paying any extra price for the social media pages/handles etc. One thing to remember is that all these factors (i.e., social media traction, traffic, etc.) are already taken into account when pricing the website. If the seller attaches a price tag to such social media properties and you agree to pay that then you would end up paying much more than a reasonable price.

You should also remember the same thing while selling the website. Adding extra price for your Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin properties would not only make the deal look dishonest but can also land you in the legal trouble as it is illegal to sell social media accounts with a separate price tag.

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Avoid direct communication (when using escrow services)

 When going through the escrow it is advisable not to have any direct communication with the other party (buyer or seller) regarding pricing or property. Many people believe that they might be in a better position if they use their business expertise by directly communicating with the other party. It could be a huge mistake.

Such behind the scenes communication is not covered by the escrow agent’s terms. So, you would be left on your own to tackle any discrepancies/issues arising out of such communication. Escrow, on the other hand, is fully equipped with both resources and expertise to efficiently safeguard your interests.

Conclusion

Buying or selling a WordPress website needs a high level of sincerity since you are transacting a digital business with specific commercial objectives. So you need to remain careful throughout the process and constantly look out for the pitfalls as well as the security cushions to keep you safe. Various tips and tricks mentioned in this blog will help you in making a safe deal but the readers are advised to create a checklist based on the same to enjoy the tangible benefits.

5 top trends in WordPress websites in 2020

Latest WordPress Trends

The digital landscape keeps on changing and how well you keep up with the latest and upcoming trends plays a vital role in the success of your digital business. For that, you need to proactively monitor the industry-relevant digital trends and change your site to align with the same. In this blog, we are going to discuss some of the present and upcoming trends in the WordPress websites that can play a significant role in maximizing the business potential of your WP site. 

Chatbots

Chatbots

The new age AI-powered chatbots are no longer limited to answer the users’ queries in a monotonous machine language but have acquired the ability to strike conversations that are both informative and engaging.

These chatbots can independently tackle almost all the general queries and don’t act dumb even for more complicated queries. In that case, they can guide the visitor to get in touch with the right personnel- just like a junior staff member routing more specific queries to his manager/team leader. According to a study, out of every 10 conversations, at least 8 will be handled by chatbots by the end of this year.

The wide availability of easy to install WordPress chatbot plugins has further helped in increasing the popularity of chatbots on WordPress sites. The best thing is that these AI-powered chatbots keep on learning new skills and getting smarter with the time based on the number of interactions and studying the available data. With increasing capabilities AI the chatbots are all poised to enjoy burgeoning popularity in the future.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 

Add Motion UI to the site                                                                                          

With the rising competition in the digital market, it has become harder than ever to attract the attention of users. Keeping them engaged is even tougher. The motion UI adds movement to your sites like beautiful transitions or attractive animations. It effortlessly captures the attention, delights the users and elongates their stay period.

Along with taking the visual experience to the next level, the motion UI also helps the visitors to navigate easily through your site with guided tours. It can also fetch only the required information to the visitors thus saving them from the distraction caused by content clutter. They specifically demanded information that appears only when the visitors perform actions like clicking or hovering the mouse on a certain section/tab.

By wisely using the motion UI you can also take your visitors through the business-oriented sections of your site to improve the conversion opportunities. So the motion UI has everything that it takes to be popular.

It is glamorous, engaging, helpful and business-friendly. If you want to offer better user experience to your visitors and increase our business potential then it is high time to invest in motion UI

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Use Video Backgrounds instead of static images

 Video backgrounds can help a great way in leveraging the personality of your WordPress site and you just can’t afford to ignore it if you want to make it big in the digital landscape. Compared to the conventional static background the video backgrounds add a lively character to your digital brand.  

The beautiful static backgrounds might attract the attention of the visitors but video backgrounds go a mile further and keep the visitors engaged making it difficult for them to scroll further before the video clip completes. In short, it allows you to communicate effectively with your visitors and encourage them to watch and understand the complete message.

There are various ways you can use video background for your site. You can use them for explaining your products, telling your brief brand story or informing the visitors about the latest discount or new products. So there are a number of creative ways in which you can use videos to align with your business needs like branding, marketing, sales or trust-building.

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Add voice command feature

 We have already seen that how adding the human traits/capabilities to your site can go a long way in attracting and engaging the site visitors. One of the innovative ways to captivate the visor attention is to create voice-activated websites that can actually “converse” with your visitors. Instead of passive actions like typing or clicking the visitors can “talk” to your site and tell them what they need. Using voice commands they can conduct an advanced search, browse through specific sections and initiate certain tasks.

Along with enhancing the search capabilities it also helps in speeding up the browsing by saving them time on typing, clicking, and other manual steps. It can also open opportunities to rank high during Google voice search queries. By adding voice capabilities to your sites you can enjoy the early-bird benefits of this relatively younger trend and with the right strategies, you can even pace ahead your competitors in voice search results, provided you start now (means Today itself!)!

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Gamification

 Gaming adds fun and makes your site more appealing to the audience. By adding gamification to your site you can keep the visitors glued to a specific section at least for some moments. By effectively utilizing this time you can expect multiple tangible benefits in terms of sales and branding exercises.

If you look around the best WordPress websites they strategically use gamification to increase subscribers, sell products/services and turning stray visitors into the regular audience. A number of WordPress plugins are allowing you to add gamification to your WP site through a small, intuitive process.

By investing some creative efforts you can use the feature to align precisely with your business objectives. For instance, you can create occasion-based games with relevant gifts (like discount cards, redeemable points etc.) during the peak season like Christmas, New Year or Black Friday. You can either use simple quizzes or go for animated games like spin to win to attract more visitors.

Conclusion

The WordPress ecosystem constantly keeps on changing not only because off frequent updates but also due to the different trends in the industry. By wisely aligning your WP site with these trends you can gear up its potential and enjoy better business benefits with fewer efforts in a reasonable period of time. This blog mentions some of the present and upcoming popular trends in WP sites. The readers are advised to carefully choose the trends with which can easily align their sites. It will possibly help them to connect better with the visitors, keep them engaged for long and eventually increase the conversion potential.

How to decide the right number of plugins for your WP site? A perfect health planning guide

WordPress Plugin Management

Overcrowding your site with a plethora of plugins causes several issues and in many cases exposes your site to several threats. The first thing is that each plug-in is a potential gateway that can be exploited by a smart hacker to invade your site. Also, every plug-in has some weight and occupies some space which makes your site slower. Multiply that loading delay with many plugins and you would realize that it can collectively spoil the user experience and compel them to close your site even before it loads properly.
There are many other common and uncommon disadvantages of having too many plugins on your site. So, you need to be careful while installing the plugins and use only the ones that you really need. Let us explore the topic in detail. We will begin with the disadvantages of having too many plugins and then mention the tips to determine the ideal quantity of plugins for your site:

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Adverse effect on security ecosystem
Unsecured website can easily get hacked or attacked, thus costing you the intense efforts, resources and many hours you put into creating, running and developing your WP site/blog. The facts and stats prove that even the fortune 500 companies aren’t fully secured from cyber attacks. So it is the high time you should seriously review the health of your WP site.
In some reports it was found that a large number of vulnerabilities belong to XSS landscape which is commonly known as Cross-Site Scripting
• By adding engineered scripts to the plugin’s code the hackers can exploit your WP site in different ways
• Likewise, too many plugins can easily cause you to forget updating them regularly which prevents you from patching any latest security vulnerabilities and thus enable and encourage the threat actors to attack your website.
• Your website is becoming a bit more accessible to the threat actors each time you download a plug-in- no matter how secure it is claimed to be.

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Negative impact on performance and speed
Your site coding adds to the processing task and thus invariably affects your page loading speed which means that the bulky codes will make your site sluggish. Each time you install a plug-in, you insert some more code to your site making your site a bit (or a lot- depending upon the code) slower.

So, installing many plugins will make your site slow down to the irritating levels thus driving away from several interested first-time visitors and even compelling the currently loyal audience to say bye to your WP site and start looking for an alternative.

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How to decide the right number of plugins?
It is not possible to say that you should download only 10 plugins or 15 plugins as it is the size, relevance and security ecosystem of the plug-in that matters and not all plugins are created same. However, the one thing that you should remember is to keep the number of plugins as low as you reasonably can. To the least, you should avoid touching the unreasonable limits like 30-35 plugins.

The best practice is to keep the numbers below 18 and the best way is to review and uninstall the irrelevant plugins as soon as you reach the threshold of 15 plugins.

To be more specific here is the clue:

• If your site is hosted on a shared hosting plan then you should download no more than 3 plugins- to the best possible. In occasional cases, you might add 2 more (extremely essential) plugins but consider reviewing and removing the idle plugins to make sure that the total number of active plugins should not go beyond 5.
Note: Ditto is true for low-cost public cloud hosting plans.
• VPS hosting clients have more dedicated resources and space and can ideally install up to 15 plugins but it is advisable not to use the maximum capability to the last limit. So your target should be to keep the number of plugins below 13.
• But does it mean that the dedicated server plans are ideal for using 20+ plugins as they offer the maximum dedicated resources to your disposal? Not at all! Even with a dedicated server, you should make it the point to never touch the threshold of 20 plugins and ideally, you should use no more than 18 plugins at a time to ensure the ideal site performance.

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Don’t download fancy plugins (just because your competitor is using them)
The best way to ensure that you don’t exceed the acceptable limits is to make sure that you have only those plugins that actively help you in certain regular tasks and increase your efficiency. Don’t fancy downloading many plugins just because your competitors are using them or you have read raving reviews about them.

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Keep on reviewing the present relevance
Many plugins might be an asset to your site at a certain point- depending upon the changing needs. But once the purpose is solved you might no longer need them. So, it is a good practice to review the present relevance of your plugins on a periodical basis, say every month, and uninstall the ones that are not serving any purpose anymore.

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Download only high quality plugins
Plug-in management is not only about the quantity but it is also about the quality of your plugins as well. So it is very important to install only the high-quality plugins from the reputed plug-in stores and you should first check if the plug-in is being approved by WordPress. It is also a good practice to test the plugins beforehand instead of straight downloading their full-fledged version on your site.

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Check wellness score of your plugins
You should also make it a habit to keep on checking the wellness score of the plug-in on a periodical basis to make sure that your plugins retain their robustness and resilience. Last but not the least, the hackers are always on a mission to explore the vulnerabilities and exploit the same for their vested interests. So you should keep on updating your plugins regularly.

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You should be justified in uninstalling the plugins
Never take hasty decisions while installing or installing the plugins. Being too greedy can compel you to overburden your site unnecessarily but being jumpy (while uninstalling plugins) can cause you to remove the essential evergreen plugins as well like spam comment blocking or key security plugins.

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Some key points to check before installing plugins
Don’t install the plugins that haven’t been updated for the past 8 months as it shows that the plug-in might potentially have several unpatched security vulnerabilities
Check for the review and downloads and keep an eye on the flags like:
• A very low number of downloads like below 20,000
• Start rating below four stars
• Too few reviews
• Many poor reviews
• Lack of support
Conclusion
To ensure the safety and stability of your site you should be very careful about the number and size of plugins that you download. There are some of the healthy practices that will help you to download only the essential and worthy plugins while protecting you against the disadvantages and risks of unnecessarily bulky and potentially vulnerable plugins. The readers are advised to create a checklist based on the tips and suggestions mentioned in this blog post and consider the same before installing any plug-in.

5 best ways to earn steady regular income from WordPress (for agencies and freelancers)

Recurring WordPress Income tips

WordPress has opened up a whole new avenue of opportunities for the technology nerds and many people are earning a decent lifestyle income by offering WordPress specific services. It has also increased the competition. You cannot just rely on one-time WordPress projects that require you to continue finding and chasing different projects without any certainty. So, whether you run a full-fledged WordPress agency or work as a WordPress freelance, the main concern is how to start a regular stream of income. In this blog we are sharing some tips on how to earn a good regular income as a WordPress agency or freelancer:

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WordPress Maintenance and Management

WordPress sites are quite demanding and one has to invest a good amount of time, attention and efforts to manage them. The site owners have to take regular care of tasks like timely updates, backup creation n management, site security, applying major and minor updates, etc. Not everyone has that much of time or expertise and so they delegate such regular WP management tasks to the professional agencies.

So, one of the best ways to earn regular income as a WordPress freelancer is to offer WordPress maintenance services to such clients. Some of you might have concerns about if or how would you be able to perfectly manage all the responsibilities?

Thankfully, you don’t have to work hard if you know the smart way. The new-age AI-enabled plugins make it very easy to automate nearly every WordPress management task with minimal human intervention. Due to the high competition in the plugins market, you can get many good plugins at reasonable prices and they multiply your earning potential by boosting the productivity thus allowing you to do more in less period. It means that your total costs on WP plugins won’t shrink your net profits either.

 The newbie WordPress developers might also consider joining a WordPress management agency as an affiliate or reseller and route such WordPress management tasks to them. In that model, they can either earn a set commission or can decide their or selling prices after adding the extra margin over the base price.

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Join hosting reseller program

 Regular infrastructure services like web hosting is a must-have service for every website regardless of its size and revenue. So, selling hosting packages to your clients is another solid means of earning recurring incomes.

 You don’t need heavy infrastructure or massive manpower to start a web hosting business. The best way to start is to join the web hosting reseller program. In this program, you join an existing hosting company as a reseller. You buy their hosting packages at a base price and resell them to your clients after adding your profit margin. All the technical aspects are handled by the parent company like setup, allocating server, managing resources, providing support and optimizing the performance.

So basically you partner with the parent hosting company to help them increase their sales, working as an independent marketing entrepreneur thus enjoying the flexibility you price the plans and keeping a profit margin.

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WordPress Assistance Services

 The digital entrepreneurs and top bloggers prefer a professional, precise and prompt assistance to troubleshot WP errors before they affect their site. As a WordPress professional you can resolve their regular WordPress related issues at fixed monthly charges and earn a recurring income.

 You need to have a proficient WordPress support team who can be accessed 24X7 and s able to provide prompt assistance. A high-level technical proficiency is a key requirement. At the same time the team should be self-driven, and follow high standards of integration and work ethics as you won’t be physically present there round the clock to supervise their work. An ideal team should take complete ownership of troubleshooting issues, offer prompt assistance and resolve the same in a reasonable time.

 You can either hire an in house team or consider working with freelance WordPress exerts willing to join you as a support executive. In the latter model you can hire a freelance w to exert as a support executive and pay them based on the number of issues resolved successfully.

 To make it a truly 24X7 service you should seriously consider involving chatbots in the process. The AI-driven chatbots are smart enough to communicate promptly with the clients in case no team member is present to attend to the calls. They can also handle the general issues independently and route the more advanced issues to your team. So, you can use chatbots to reduce the workload of your team and increase their productivity.

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WaaS (Website as a Service)

 Website as a service package involves offering turnkey websites to your clients where you build, host and manage the website regularly. In this model, the customers only manage the content or customization while the entire set up and technical aspects are managed by you.

 Think of it as being a real estate manager for the virtual real estate of your clients.

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Graphic Designing Services

 While no one can deny that content is the king the importance of web designing should never be underestimated. Appealing, neat web design attracts the visitor to keep them engaged and help them to quickly find what they need. However, designing is a demanding job that needs both technical expertise as well as creative excellence. So you can also consider hiring professional designers and selling graphics designing package your clients which can bring you a good recurring income..

You can also hire freelancers and pay them as per the task.

 In this model you can manage the entire communication with designers, convey your clients’ ideas to them, do follow ups, get the work done in stipulated time and check the work equally. You can charge reasonable monthly fees for rendering these services. It frees your customers from day to day hassles associated with graphics designing requirements.

Conclusion

To enjoy a sustainable income as a WordPress agency or freelance WordPress expert you need to look for a recurring income model. There are various ways to earn a regular monthly income as a WordPress professional agency. In his blog post, we have shared some of the best ways to earn regular income as a WordPress expert. The readers are advised to pick the option that best fits their profile, inclination, and talents.

Take your Gutenberg experience to next level with Atomic Block Plugin

Atomic Plugin

Gutenberg is a highly effective new age default for the WordPress that takes content creation to the next level with the help of easy to use content blocks with more customization options for adding and editing various elements lie columns, heading, videos, buttons heading, etc. Moreover, the Gutenberg collecting plug-in allows you to further add extra content blocks with better options to create sophisticated and business-friendly website experience. One such plug-in is Atomic Block. In this blog we are going to read about t various features of Atomic Block Plain and how can it help you in creating awesome WP pages/posts 

What is Atomic Block plugin?

Atomic Block refers to the prebuilt blocks that are purpose-designed to speed up the post or page creation process and make it easier. Some of the pre-built Atomic Blocks include blocks for

·          Post Grid that provides full-width section containing title, paragraph text and a button which could be customized as per your requirements.

·         Container block that group multiple blocks into a single section

·         Testimonials Blocks to create well-presented testimonials by adding/modifying the citation, text, and avatar

·         Inline Notice Block: To create visually striking notices/messages with text, title, and icons

·         Sharing Icons Block: To enable users for social sharing the specific sections/posts/products

·         Author Profile Block: To create impressive user profile

·         Accordion Block: To create compelling Accordion text toggle with the title and text

·         Customizable Button: To create beautiful buttons and add to the desired page with various formatting/functional options like shape, size, target, and color

·         Spacer and Divider: To create a spacer between the blocks as well as a divider (optional)

How to install Atomic Blocks Plugin?

Atomic Blocks Installation process is easy and quite intuitive 

·         Sign in to the WP admin dashboard 

·         Click Plugins

·         Select Add New at the top

·          Search for atomic blocks and hit enter

·          Just near the Atomic Blocks click Install now

·         After installation click Activate

·         Using it is equally easy. 

·         After adding the title click + button just under it

·          Keep on scrolling down and click Atomic Blocks Entry

·         Expanding the entry will display the entire list of available Atomic Blocks

·          Select the desired blocks to insert into the post. As mentioned these blocks are customized and you can personalize it as per your specific needs. You can add multiple blocks in your page according to your preference.

·         Once added you can easily customize them and use them an active creative feature to create the engaging visual presentation for your pages and blocks.

Conclusion 

In this blog, we have mentioned the features, details, and scope of one of the most popular Gutenberg plugin by the name of Atomic. It allows you to add a precise personal signature t yr website by creating the pages and posts that perfectly cater to your creative needs and business objectives. By wisely utilizing these features the readers can enjoy better flexibility and extended control over different sections and elements of their website. 

What is SEO spamming and how can it affect your site?

SEO Spamming

As the name suggests SEO spamming refers to the unethical practice of using your site’s popularity/rankings for providing SEO benefits to the external, unrelated businesses without your knowledge.

Hackers exploit the vulnerabilities of your site to gain unofficial access and then “engineer” the SEO specific fields like Meta Data, Keywords, Links, etc. to promote their own products/services which are usually illegal or of low quality.

These SEO elements generally don’t show on the front end website but are accessible (and of great value) to the search engine bots (like Metadata/description). These bots play an important role in analyzing the relevance and showing (and to some extent ranking) specific sites that match a search query.

You and your visitor won’t notice the spam while it silently sabotages your online reputation by ranking low quality, illegal and unrelated products/services piggybacking on your site’s popularity/ranking.

For instance by injecting the keyword “ABC nulled themes” in the keyword description of your site’s source, your site will start ranking high on nulled themes keyword sending a wrong message to the visitors that you deal with in nulled themes (even if you are selling the genuine themes).

Moreover, they can also insert the links to the related sites (for instance ABC nulled themes site) that will take the visitors to the targeted site. So, in short, piggybacking on your brand reputations and site ranking the SEO spammers route the visitors to their low-quality spammy links/illegal sites.

There are various ways in which SEO spammers can use your site’s ranking/popularity for the SEO benefit of external sites. Here are a few of them:

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Inserting unrelated and external keywords

Using Black Hat SEO techniques the SEO spammers stuff your site with their keywords in the sections that are only visible to the search engine bots. It will bring your site on the SERPs when someone searches for those keywords on a search engine

 

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Injecting Spam Links on your site

 By injecting malicious external links on your site the spammers can redirect the visitors to the website they want to rank. Besides they can also hide the desired links under your general clickable content. When users click the infected content they are redirected to the external website that spammers want them to visit. This technique is also known as clickjacking.

 

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New Page(s) Creation

 The smarter hackers can even go deeper into your site admin ecosystem and build entirely new pages that are specially designed to deceive the search engines and offering undue benefits to the related external websites using your digital property as a launchpad. For maximum impact, they can create numerous web pages.

 

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Sending Spam Emails to your subscribers

 If they are successful in getting access to the customer database it enables them to deceive your customers using your official business email ID. The spammers send emails to promote the illegal and own quality products/services.

When your customers click the links in the mail they are directed to third party products and services which disappoint them and they stop trusting you. They would simply unsubscribe from your email list or instruct their mail provider to automatically send your emails to the spam folder. It can greatly hurt your email marketing program and effectively reduce your subscribers/customers’ base.

 

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Spamming your ads and banners

By taking control over your pop-ups, banners, CTAs and ads the spammers can also misuse them as a means to promote their illegal content products and services. It not only damage your reputation also wastes a huge chunk of your time and resources spent on advertising and marketing activities.

Conclusion

SEO spamming refers to the malpractices of hacking WordPress sites and using them to unethically help the unrelated external sites rank higher (generally the ones selling illegal or low-quality services/products). The hackers change the SEO specific sections of your site by injecting their on keywords, links and other SEO elements to help those (external) sites piggyback on your site’s reputations/SEO efforts to rank higher. In this post, we have mentioned various ways in which SEO spamming affects your site.

How to install WordPress using wpCentral?

Wordpress installation in wpcentral

WordPress is arguably the most reliable and simple CMS used across the globe and appreciated by beginners as well as advanced users. However, if you own multiple WordPress sites, you may experience the management complications that will expose your site(s) of security threats or lack of updated performance benefits. It is due to the increased chances of human errors because of repetitive steps, switching between different interfaces and multiple login requirements.

Single WP management dashboards like wpCentral help the users to easily manage multiple aspects of their several WordPress sites right from updating the themes and reviewing security to advanced plug-in management. In this guide, you will learn How to install WordPress using wpCentral

WordPress Installation through wpCentral

·         Sign in to your wpCentral panel using your registered credentials

·         Ensure that the domain on which the WordPress is to be installed, is already added to you wpCentral account. If needed, you can follow this guide for the instructions.

·         In the left panel click on Install WordPress option and you will be taken to the installation form.

·         Enter the required details like domain name, protocol, database name, admin login details, language, directory, etc.

·         For installing the script in domain root leave the directory field blank.

·         In the Advanced options section you will get the option to select your backup locations. Select it via Settings page where the installation backups need to be stored.

This is an optional field to specify your own backup location. You can leave it empty if you want to use the default location (automatically created by wpCentral) for backup storage.


           

After completing all the details click install button.

After successful installation you will get the installation links. It will also install the wpCentral plug-in on your website and the site is added to the wpCentral panel allowing you to manage it directly via the single dashboard of wpCentral · Clicking on the provided link will directly take you to the selected site’s page or homepage.

Conclusion

There are different smart tools that make it much easier to install WordPress without any technical complication. wpCentral is one such tool that takes the complexity out of WordPress installation procedure. wpCentral saves your time and efforts by enabling you to install WordPress with just a few quick and easy steps.

How to Add One-Click Login With Google in WordPress

Single Click Login

Remembering the login credentials and entering them every time for signing in to your WP site can annoy your audience. One of the best ways to make things easier for them is one-click login that allows them to log in the account with a single click using their Google account. Along with saving time and efforts it also relieves the users from the need of remembering login credentials of their account on your WP site.

The benefits of single click login with Google accounts

To remain updated with the latest mail communication, internet users prefer not to log out of their Gmail account. Hence by linking their Gmail account to your WP account via single click login, you empower them to quickly log into their WP account using single click step.

Step by step guide to enable single click login

·         Install Google Apps Login plug-in and activate it

·         Open settings and select Google Apps Login Page in the WordPress admin area. Now provide the client ID and code in main Setup tab

·         Open Google Developer Console to obtain the details

·         Click Start a project and then on New project on the popup dialog box

·         In the relevant boxes, type the desired project name and the location (i.e., the official domain name) where you wish to save it

·         You can skip typing the location if you are creating from personal account

·         Now click on Create button that will take you to APIs and Services dashboard

·         Click credentials and then on OAuth consent screen page

·         Enter your email address that you used to create the project and the site URL

·         Click Save

·         You will be redirected to credential page. Click Create credentials and copy OAuth client ID

·         In Application type select Web Application. Type your domain name in the JavaScript origins field

·         In Authorised redirect URLs, type http://www.example.com/wp-login.php

·         Click on create to see the client ID and client Secret information

·         Copy the above information

·         Go to plugins settings in WordPress admin area and paste the above mentioned keys in client ID and client secret respectively.

·         Logout from your account

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mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
mso-style-noshow:yes;
mso-style-parent:””;
mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt;
mso-para-margin:0cm;
mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;
mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:”Times New Roman”;
mso-ansi-language:#0400;
mso-fareast-language:#0400;
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How to enable secure login with Loginizer?

One of the favourite technique employed by hackers is to repeated login
attempts and each time employing different advanced techniques to breach the
matching login credential pairs. Limiting the maximum login attempts can be an
effective remedy here. You can temporarily lock the user by blocking his IP
after he has reached a specific number of attempts (for instance 4 attempts or
5 attempts).

Along with deciding the maximum number of permissible attempts you can also
set the locking period like 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour or even the entire
day.

Loginizer is one of the excellent plugins for limiting login attempts by
automatically blocking the IPs after reaching maximum attempts. It also offers
you advanced features to take your security to the next level with the help of
features like reCAPTCHA, 2-factor login, logging without password, etc.

·          The users will be prompted for their username and email address and a temporary login link will be mailed to them

·         An authorization code will be mailed to the users and they will be required to enter the same (also o the name an password) for logging in))

·         Twin factor authorization provision via an app (authy, Google authenticator and other popular apps(

·         Prompting users for the answer to a challenge question before being able to login

·         ReCAPTCHA – Google’reCAPTCHA can be configured for the Login screen, Comments Section, Registration Form, etc. to prevent automated brute force attacks. Supports

·         Google reCAPTCHA for a better level of security 

·         Renaming the login page of wp-admin url

·         Disable XML-RPC – An option to simply disable XML-RPC in WordPress. Most of the WordPress users don’t need XML-RPC and can disable it to prevent automated brute force attacks.
Disabling or renaming XML RPC

·         Automatically blacklisting specific common usernames like administrator, admin, etc..

·         Disabling new registration and automatically blacklisting

·         Along with blacklisting or whitelisting IP/IP range it can also send you an email about the maximum lockouts an extends the account and detect maximum lockout

Conclusion

With the help of Google On Click Login you can save the time and efforts of your site visitors by enabling them to use their gmail account to log in securely with just a single click. It saves them from remembering their login credentials or entering the same every time they wish to post a comment or perform other member-specific activities.

How to Install WordPress – Complete WordPress Installation Tutorial

Learn to install wordpress

WordPress is the most popular CMS across the globe due to its user-friendly features and functionalities. If you are also interested in developing your site on WordPress then you should first download it. In this blog, we will tell you how to install a WordPress manually locally with the help of AMPPS.

What is AMPPS?

AMPPS is a solution stack of Apache, MySQL, MongoDB, PHP, Perl and Python for Windows NT, Linux and macOS. It comes with 442[3] PHP web applications, over 1000[] PHP classes and versions of PHP. AMPPS is created by Softaculous Ltd. a company founded in 2009 which makes the Softaculous Auto Installer. AMPPS is used to develop on PHP, MySQL applications like WordPress,[5] Joomla, and Drupal.

AMPPS is a free software package that is equipped with everything needed for running WordPress. It has the programming language PHP, Database MySQL, and the web servers Apache.

Steps for WordPress installation

•    Start with downloading the AMPPS version and be patient while it downloads as the file is quite heavy.

•    The downloading process is quite intuitive and does not need any special explanation

•    Control center is the default page you would see upon opening the app fro the first time

•    You will see two green buttons meant for starting Apache and MySQL respectively. Click on the buttons to get started

Make sure that you have started WordPress Apache and MySQL. Make sure to check the success message in the status bar. Now open http://localhost/ in your internet browser

•    Visit AMPPS Home for further process by clicking on the house icon.

•    Type http://localhost/amppsNow click on the link Add Domain For the testing/example purpose four reserved domain extensions can be used

click on the link Add Domain For the testing/example purpose four reserved domain extensions can be used

.test

.example

.invalid

.local host

In this example, we will use Your site. example domain

•    Open add domain screen and enter the desired domain http://localhost/ampps/index.php?act=ampps_domainadd As the screenshot

Check for the below-mentioned stats

•    Is Domain Add-on or Parked? Check it

•    Add an SSL entry? Let it remain unchecked

•    Add an entry to Host File? Check it

•    Look for the option Add Domain and click it.

•    Now open http://wordpress.localhost/ that will display a page containing empty directory index

•    Download WordPress and unzip in your directory path

•    Go to the wordpres.org and look for the WordPress core files. Download them as zip files and unzip in the above-mentioned directory.

The path is: /Applications/AMPPS/www/WordPress.localhost

•    Post file extracting the WordPress installation screen would be displayed when you visit the domain name. Now select the WordPress language selects screen and then proceed to set u the database. Step 6: Set up a database selection in phpMyAdmin

•     open http://localhost/phpmyadmin

•     And click the new link in the left pane on the top Click new and type myname as an example

•    Click create. Upon getting information message of the database is successfully created on WordPress.localhost.

Connection with Database

•    Now select the language and then continue Now click let’s go. On the database credentials screen, input the following information:

•    Database Name: The name you have chosen

•    Username: root

•    Password: MySQL

•    Database Host: localhost

•    Table Prefix: wp_

•    There are default username and password combination

•    Don’t use MySQL root in the live server s it is not advisable

•    As you would go through these steps a wp-confog.php file will be created by WordPress to facilitate the connection with the database. Once connected you would need to fill in the WP site information

•    Here you can specify the information like site login credentials and email address

•    To be on the safe side it is recommended to try off the search engine visibility. (toughs technically not mandatory)

•    You would be taken to the WP dashboard as you will click install WordPress. This dashboard allows you to control the features of the wp site you just installed

Note: While it is good to know about the manual method of installing WordPress, it consumes more time and efforts and is also prone to human errors. So if you are looking for the best way to install WordPress is with the help of single-click WordPress installation options.

For instance, instead of going through this entire process you can easily install WordPress using a reputed platform like wpCentral.com.

Conclusion

Installing WordPress is not as difficult as many people think. You just need to follow the instructions properly. Still if you find it difficult to manually install the WordPress then you can take help of auto installers that compress the entire installation process in just a single click.

Full-feature Review- Take hassles out of your WordPress Management Schedule with wpCentral

Owning multiple WP sites brings more rewards but also burdens you with multiple responsibilities. Repetitive switching between multiple admin panels adds stress and separately performing the daily tasks (updates, backups, etc.) further increases the headache. Before you know, you get so occupied with the technical micro-management of your sites that it starts hurting your business objectives. Wisdom is in auto-piloting the management tasks. There are many tools that allow you to manage multiple WP sites easily. However, not all of them are equally competent. So, it would be best to get a detailed report on the efficiency and practical benefits of a tool before using or buying it. In this post we are going to present a detailed review of such a tool called wpCentral. It is a feature-rich tool that allows you to manage multiple WP sites with ease.

What is wpCentral?

WpCentral is a friendly WordPress management tool to manage multiple WP sites in a single window with simplified processes and quick steps. It takes the complexity out of your multi-site management schedule by allowing you to view, manage and control all your sites from a single panel. That’s not all. It also facilitates bulk actions, schedules key processes and secures all your sites with just a few clicks.

One notable thing here is that wpCentral has been developed by Softaculous- a leading brand that holds a solid experience in developing One-click solutions for installing and managing different web applications like WordPress, Magento, Joomla, etc. on a website with just single click. So, they have used years of wisdom and practical expertise in developing wpCentral.

Is wpCentral worth your IT dollars?

One of the major concerns of the new users is to ensure whether or not the new tool will meet the requirements. For the convenience of such users, wpCentral offers free features that allow them to get a decent overview of its potential and capabilities. Readers can first use the free version to get a solid idea of its potential capabilities and reliability. The premium plans enable you to add dozens of WP sites and perform even mission-critical tasks that can directly affect your business potential.

Now let us take a closet look at the various feature of wpCentral and how could it help you in your objectives/business:

Easy security management

Manual updates are prone to various human errors like making a mistake in processing, missing a step or forgetting to update your theme/plugin on a timely basis. The issue becomes more complex especially when working with multiple WP sites.

WpCentral allows you to accurately update your WP sites securely. The fully automated process not only saves your time and efforts but also eliminates the chances of human errors.

However, it still needs you to regularly monitor the available/upcoming updates and manually initiate the process- something that could be inconvenient for busy bloggers and the owners of multiple WP sites. The premium package precisely solves this issue by allowing you to auto-schedule the entire backup process of your WP sites. You just need to set the backup schedule (i.e., selecting the sites and period) once and wpCentral will take complete care of your backup requirements independently (as per instructions).

Single click login

Creating and remembering different login credentials for each site is a cumbersome exercise and complicates the daily schedule. WpCentral makes things simple for you by allowing you to enter the admin panel of multiple websites with just a single click.

Single Dashboard and uniform commands for all your sites

WpCentral allows you to manage all your websites from a single dashboard thus relieving you from multiple logins or switching to different panels/windows. Additionally, its smart interface also facilitates applying the same action on multiple sites with a single step, i.e., taking backups, multiple updates, etc. Similarly, you can also manage other features quickly and conveniently as we will explain ahead. 

Security and Backups

WpCentral helps you to quickly secure all your WP sites with easy steps. The bulk action feature enables you to apply the same security features on multiple sites thus saving you from repetitive actions.

Likewise, you can take the backups of multiple sites by selecting the desired (or all) sites and proceeding with a single series of steps. In other words, taking the backup of 10 sites is almost as easy and quick as taking the backup of 1 site.

Installation process of wpCentral

Visit your WordPress admin panel and click Plugins

·         Select Add new

·         A new page will be displayed

·         In the search box type wpCentral and click on the install button

·         After installation activate it

·         Open installed plugins page and click View connection key link just below the wpCentral to get your connection key

·         Visit the site https://panel.wpcentral.co and create your account

In the left panel click Add Website

·         Type your URL and connection key and save your site

·         Enter your URL and Connection Key in the provided boxes

·         In the connection type, you can select whether you want to use connection key or WP admin credentials as WP login credentials

·         Click Save website

·         On the left hand you will see the list of various wpCentral features/tasks like adding a new site, WP installation, plans, billing, etc.

·         You can add new websites in the same manner with their respective login credentials.

Note

·         If the connection key is not present by default, then paste it with Ctrl+V*

·         Copy the wpCentral connection key from the welcome page

Pricing Plans

With the free plan of wpCentral, you can manage unlimited sites. For additional features, it offers affordably priced premium plans starting at just $2.5 per month. You can choose the one that suits your profile, and requirements and fits into the budget. Whether you are a beginner with just 1 WP site or a global corporate brand with 100 WP sites, wpCentral has the right plan to meet your needs.

You can get the complete pricing list here: https://wpcentral.co/pricing

Quick summary

wpCentral is a robust tool for managing multiple WordPress sites in a single interface using centralised control panel. It allows you to perform bulk actions on multiple sites including:

  1. Multiple WP Sites management
  2. Single Click Admin Access
  3. Security, backup and retrieving
  4. Managing themes and plugins
  5. Single click updates
  6. Modifying websites
  7. Monitoring and managing uptime
  8. Resource management
  9. Updating and maintenance

Conclusion

Managing multiple WordPress sites can be a complex task and it would be a wise idea to automate daily processes with plugins like wpCentral. Such plugins not only save your time and efforts but also eliminate the human-errors. Most importantly, it relieves you from micro-managing your sites so that you can concentrate better on the bigger picture- the core business objectives. With a few clicks, you can perform site updates, quick backups, report generation, security monitoring, and various other tasks.