How to Add reCAPTCHA to WordPress Comment Form

How to add recaptcha to your comments form

Comments play a vital role for any website, especially blogs. It helps you to know what people think about your latest posts and how do they interact with the same. Besides, the comment sections are a simple yet effective way to cultivate a loyal reader community. However, many times you may find your comment section rife with spam comments containing backlinks and irrelevant advertising messages. This is an unethical cheap way to get the backlinks and many spammers now use automated spam bots to randomly post such spam comments on different sites. Nearly every blogger has to face this annoying incident.

In this post, we will tell you about an effective way to fight and stop these malicious spambots with the help of reCAPTCHA. This guide will mention a step by step tutorial on adding reCAPTCHA to your WordPress comment section so that your site will be able to fight (and defeat) the malicious spambots

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What is a Spambot?

Spammers use a bot known as spambot that goes around the web and randomly posts the spam comments on any website (including yours). It helps them to automate the process of spamming and increase the volume of spam comments with least efforts. Being technically advanced the spammers can find out the sophisticated ways to continue spamming even if you have installed antispam on your site.

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How does reCAPTCHA help to stop Spambots?

reCAPTCHA makes it possible to tell humans and robots apart using innovative and efficient technology.

Generally the users need to click a checkbox to complete an action and proceed further. It proves that they are human beings and not robots. In case the attempt fails then they are offered a challenge to identify slightly deformed or obscure text or a series of images containing a specific object.

Can you use reCAPTCHA on your site?

In its endeavor to stop spam Google allows the common people to freely use reCAPTCHA for verification purpose on their site. It helps them to validate login attempts, contact form submission, and comments. The site owners can thus remain assured that the action has been initiated by a real human being and not by any spamming bot.

Adding reCAPTCHA is not a difficult task and even the people with beginner-level technical knowledge can do it without any difficulty.

Steps to add reCAPTCHA to the comments section of your site

Note: You first need to install and activate the plugin named reCAPTCHA in WP comment form

·         Plug-in setting configuration

·         You will be prompted for keys for Google reCAPTCHA. There is an easy provision available on the reCAPTCHA site to create these keys.

·         You would need to provide 2 Google API keys to proceed further. Both the keys are available on Google reCAPTCHA website and you can get them by clicking admin console button in the top pane of the page

·         Upon prompting, log in with your Google credentials and fill in the general information on Register a New Site page.

·         Fill in your website name in the label field and then click reCAPTCHA V2 radio button

·         You will be offered 2 options. Select “I am not a robot” checkbox

·         Type your site’s domain name in the domain textbox

Tip: if you wish to employ the same keys for multiple domains then just click the + icon and type the additional domain names.

·         Your default email address will automatically appear the email field but you also have the option to provide additional emails if you want

·         Accept the terms and conditions to proceed further. Don’t forget to pick the option “Send alerts to owners” checkbox as it will allow Google to alert you about any alarming activity or find some fault with the configuration settings.

·         Click submit button and wait for getting the key pair (site key + secret key)

·         If required you can also copy the key pair and save it in a file for the future reference. Don’t forget to protect the file with a strong password for the safety purpose.

·         Go to WP dashboard and select reCAPTCHA in comments option from the setting menu in the admin panel

·         Go to “Paste the Goggle reCAPTCHA API keys pair” section and paste both the keys in the relevant boxes. Now click Save your Google reCAPTCHA keys pair and click the toggle button.

·         Click “Save changes” and you are done.

·         If you need you can also add a personal touch to reCAPTCHA in the reCAPTCHA customize option that allows you to modify the basic visual settings like size, style, and alignment of the checkbox.  

·         Visit your website and head to the comment section to ensure that it is working fine


reCAPTCHA allows you to secure your website against spam bots with strong verification process that don’t annoy the human visitors. By adding Google reCAPTCHA you can remain assured that your blog will be fully safe from the risks of spam bots.

6 Important Reasons Why You Should Use WordPress for Your Website

6 Important Reasons Why You Should Use WordPress for Your Website

WordPress is the most popular CMS that is used across the globe. Due to its strong features and quick nontechnical processes, it has become the most preferred choice for the bloggers and businesses alike. It does not require the users to go through a learning curve and also offers them lots of tools to efficiently create, manage, and grow their website. In this blog we are going to mention some of the major reasons to use WordPress for building your website:

Free to create and maintain your site

You don’t have to pay a single dollar for installing and using WordPress CMS. It is free. You can create your site and change it the way you want without any dependency. Thus it saves you from the costs and hassle associated with hiring web designers.

Technically, it is possible to build your site on the WordPress and name & host it for free but in that case, you will get the name like that doesn’t sound impressive, does it? For a strong online branding, you would need to buy domain name like For that, you need today a very small, even negligible amount as the domain names start from as low as $2!

Likewise, you would need to have your hosting plan to launch it publicly on the global level so that anyone can access your site across the world. For that, you need to buy a hosting plan that is affordable and reliable.

Open Source Benefits

Along with being free, WordPress is also an open-source CMS. So there are no restrictions on using the WordPress CMS and you don’t need any license for the same.

Also, it is pretty easy to align your site’s functionality or design to match your business needs by modifying its source code. You can continue enjoying the services regardless of the website type and purpose, traffic volume, resource requirements and the overall revenue of your site.

Easy designing without dependency

Designing your website looks like a daunting job especially if you are a nontechnical person without any prior designing experience. However, when you opt for WordPress, things become much easier for you.

WordPress offers you a huge collection of ready made layout called themes. You can choose the one that seems best for your purpose.  All you have to do is to add your content in the appropriate placeholders with the help of an easy graphical pick-drag-drop process that doesn’t require coding at all.

To make things even nicer it also offers you an ability to customize the color and style if you want. It allows you to personalize the theme as you like.

Aligns with search engine guidelines

Google is seldom vocal about any specific product or brand. WordPress holds the distinct reputation of being endorsed by one of the most respected authorities of Google- Matt Cutts who publicly endorsed the WordPress CMS in 2009.

An even more solid factor is that the WordPress structure facilitates the hassle-free crawling of search engine spiders by offering them a streamlined path. Quick and relevant crawling proactively helps the search engines to bring the WordPress sites in the top results during relevant searches. So, other SEO factors being equal, you stand a better chance of ranking higher than your closest competitors using a non WordPress site.

Improved security

As the WordPress is an open-source platform the people may have the security concerns but the good news is that the recent security developments in the underlying architecture have made WordPress much more secure than many of its peers.

Besides, the huge thriving community of advanced developers also results in quick security patches to protect it against the latest threats. Also, there are some good protection guidelines to follow for enhancing the security of your WordPress site.

Trusted by majority

WordPress is the most widely used CMS across the globe that certainly shows the trust the people have in its potential and capacities with a mind-blowing 59.5 percent websites being powered by WordPress; it is officially the topmost CMS in the market.

Even a comparison with other CMS further adds to its distinct reputations. There is a colossal gap of over 50% between WordPress and the second most preferred CMS in the market (Joomla with 5.9%, whole Drupal stands 3rd with 4.9 and Magento acquires the 4th position with 2.8 percent). In short, we can say that WordPress doesn’t have any close competitor until now.

4 ways to add Custom Code in WordPress

How to add custom code snippet to your wordpress file?

With the WordPress themes you may start your own blog or website with minimum efforts. However, some people have more specific demands in terms of functionalities and they might decide to write their own custom code to meet the needs. It could be challenging for the users as these custom code snippets are needed to be added in the crucial functions.php file and a minute mistake in the process or coding can have fatal effects on your site. So, in this tutorial, we are going to share different ways to add custom code snippet in the WordPress site.

Add through functions.php file

Open the functions.php file of your theme and insert the code there. Though this one line step might seem to be the easiest one, it is not really recommendable due to the risk involved. Any time you will update the theme the custom code will also be cleared along with other data.

Performance updates, bug fixes, improved security and other developments make it necessary to update the theme and you may forget to copy and save your code snippet before updating the theme.

Try to avoid this method, especially, if you have purchased a paid WordPress theme, you might need to update it on a more frequent basis.

Use Child Theme

A better method of inserting custom code snippets is to create a child theme and insert it there.  The users of child theme would need to insert the code at the end of the functions.php file of their child theme.

Note: insert the code after the last line. In case your file ends with a closing PHP tag (?), then make sure that the code of the function should be inserted above that code.

However, this method also exposes you to the same disadvantage of losing your code when you change your child theme without copying and saving your custom code. So, you need to save the code in your system or jot it down. Either way it complicates the things and isn’t a reliable way.

Creating a custom plugin for storing custom snippet

This method needs more efforts and expertise but in the long run it proves to be much more reliable than the first 2 methods we discussed above as your custom code isn’t affected even when you update the theme in the future.

·         Create an empty file with a relevant name using text editor. Copy and paste it at the top.

Here’s how it should look like

Plug-in Name: Your custom function name
Version:     1.0

·         The custom code can be inserted below this line. Once done, save the file with a relevant name making sure that it should end with the extension “.php”

·         Go to your server and upload the file in yoursite/wp-content/plugins/. Depending upon your preference or convenience you can either upload directly through hosting panel or use Filezilla for the purpose.

If you are concerned about the size of the file then you can also convert it into a zip file to reduce the weight. After that you can upload the zipped file through the WP dashboard through plugins menu.

·         Now you need to activate the plug-in through WP Dashboard by selecting the activate option on your plugins page.

·         You can easily add or edit your code in the future as per the requirements.

This method is most reliable among the 3 options we have discussed until now. However, the major limitation is that it requires you to have an advanced WordPress knowledge and isn’t recommended for non technical users.

Use a WP plugins for adding custom functions

We understand that the above-mentioned method can be overwhelming for the new users and everyone is not prepared to go through a learning curve just to be able to customize the functionality of their WP site. Hiring a WordPress developer for the same can inflate the costs. That is why we present a beginner-friendly way to add custom code that is equally recommendable for the nontechnical as well as seasoned WordPress users. We have discussed 2 Plugins here- My custom Functions and Code Snippets Plugin

My Custom Functions

·         Just visit the WordPress website, search for My Custom functions plug-in and download it.

·         Go to your WP dashboard and open the plug-in page. Click add new and install the My Custom Functions plug-in

·         After the successful installation activate the plug-in

·         (Version 4.10 or above) Visit Settings and click on PHP inserter

·         (Versions below 4.10) Select custom functions from the appearance menu

·         Switch toggle button to On and save changes

Code Snippets Plugin

The Code Snippets is a fantastic plug-in that makes the things easier even for the users with limited technical knowledge.

·         Install and activate the plug-in

·         Observe your WordPress admin area and you would notice a new menu called snippets that is meant for storing the custom code snippets.

·         Open Add new snippet page and insert the code in the textbox named Code. Give it a relevant name under Add new snippet textbox.

·         If required you can also add a description in the text area just below the coding area.

·         After the description area you can add the relevant tags for organizing the code in a better and more comprehensible manner.

·         Now click save changes button.

·         The default option Run Code Anywhere is fine if you don’t have any specific demands. However, the users with specific demands can also choose between only run in the admin area or only run in site front end as per their requirements.

·         Your code snippet would start working immediately once you have saved and activated it.

Benefits of Code Snippets Plugin

·         The plugin comes with an advanced capability of identifying any syntax error and saving your site from malfunctioning by automatically deactivating the snippet.

·         The intuitive GUI of code snippets plug-in helps offer a neat and simple ecosystem for managing the custom code snippets. Besides you would also love the easy functionality for activating, deactivating, modifying and exporting individual/multiple code snippets without going through complex processes.

·         One of the major challenges for the users of custom code is to move it to a new server. Code snippets make things easier for you. All you have to do is to open the import page from the snippets menu and go through the appropriate import process selecting the settings and requirements that match your requirements. ..

·         There is also a provision of changing the general a specific setting to suit your preferences.

How to Add Tracking in WordPress with Google Analytics?

Complete guide on how to add Google analytics to Wordpress

Google Analytics brings you the exact stats about the performance and impact of your site. It provides you deep insights about the number of site visitors, users’ activity, traffic sources, referral links, clicks, visitors on individual web pages, bounce rate, duration of stay, and several other activities reflecting the overall status of your site. So, if you want to earn good returns on your blog or site and review/optimize its performance then you would have to add Google analytics to your WP site. In this blog, we will discuss 2 different ways to do that:

•    Manually adding Google Analytics to your WP Dashboard

•    Using WordPress Plugins

Conventional manual method

The conventional way of adding Google analytics to your WP site through coding is not an easy option. You need to go through a complicated task of copying the analytics code and then pasting it to the exact sections of your files. Any minute mistake will negatively impact the results.

How to manually add Google analytics to the WP site?

·         Create your Google Analytics account. Provide your relevant business details and click on the button “Get Tracking ID”

·         Click on tracking info in Go to Property tab (in the center) and select the option Tracking Code

·         Select and copy the entire code snippet starting with <Script> Tag in a box just under website tracking option.

·         Now visit your WP site dashboard. Select the option Editor under Appearance menu

·         Open Header.php file and paste the copied tracking ID code just before the tag </head> and Click Update File button

·         Go back to the Google Analytics Page. Refresh it and check the code to ensure that it has been pasted correctly and can receive Wordpress data.

·         You can also click send test traffic button that will allow you to test the updated settings.

·         Keep in mind that it can take up to 24 hours for the data to start flowing to your Google Analytics account.


·         Copy-paste steps

·         No need to overburden the site with plug-in


·         Not feasible for users with limited technical knowledge

·         Each change in analytics requires additional manual coding

·         Being a manual process, it requires repetitive actions and constant intervention. It is highly prone to human errors like negligence, forgetting, incorrect steps, or pasting the incomplete code (remember that even minute omission of a single letter or element can defeat the objective)

·         Disturbs the schedule and consumes lots of time, attention and efforts

WordPress Plugins for Adding Google Analytics to WP site

The best way to add Google analytics to your WordPress site is through WordPress plugins. Quick and easy to use these plugins save you from intricate coding process and also eliminates the chances of human error. Here is a review of Best WP plugins for adding Google Analytics to our WP site:

1. MonsterInsights

MonsterInsights is a simple yet arguably most effective plug-in to quickly add Google analytics to your WP site without going through any complicated process. The installation is easy and you can directly add it to the WP Dashboard.

You will get the deep, quick actionable insights on key factors affecting your site popularity and revenue like the number of visitors along with the demographics like gender, geographical region, browser and device activity, etc. It also fetches you details about the sources that sent them to your website.


·         Optimizes your eCommerce benefits by integrating Woocommerce, MemberPress or Easy Digital Downloads to effectively monitor business-specific insights like the size of the order, transaction volume and rate of conversion

·         It can be set up almost instantly without disturbing the code or going through the scripting process

·         Get detailed reports on current data to quickly optimize it for multiplying instant real-time benefits. It includes a wide array of parameters like events, sales and even the blog posts that go viral

·         Universal tracking features assure you accurate stats concentrating on single-user behavior even if s/he switches multiple devices or platforms while browsing your site.


·         The simple beginner-friendly setup process

·         Eye friendly visual format

·         Business-centric data analysis for eCommerce sites

·         Facilitates A/ B testing implementations for enhancing returns

·         The UI is simple and almost intuitive that requires a very small learning curve

·         You can easily export the reports for further perusal

·         Installing and setting up is easy and doesn’t require detailed process


·         The pro users might need even for more data to gain maximum benefits

·         It is among the priciest Google analytics plugins

·         Free users are restricted from many of the popular friendly features of the plugins that make them get only the basic benefits insufficient for enhancing the commercial potential of the wp site

2. Analytify

Analytify is another plugin that you can add to your dashboard to track the vital stats of a specific page, post, activity or traffic source of your site.


·         It provides you an easy way to widen your scope of benefits by further multiplying its range of analysis using other specific add-ons like Woocommerce, for business-specific analysis or UTM for analyzing digital campaigns.

·         Those who are not comfortable viewing Google analytics on the WP dashboard can also opt for email reports that fetch the vital stats in a more simplified manner.


·         Google Analytics Integration facilitates viewing of top click generating pages and networks

·         Almost instant configuration of social sharing buttons with its simple backend interface

·         The free version comes with really decent features that actively help in enhancing the revenue potential of your site


·         Huge list of features look overwhelming for those who need only basic tracking capabilities

3. Google Analytics WD

Google Analytics WD allows you to get the detailed reports in your WP dashboard thus eliminating the need to switches between multiple tabs for checking the stats and then taking actions based on the reports. It is available in both free and premium versions.


·         Facilitates setting specific goals for more result-oriented users also offers filtering capabilities

·         Business-oriented reports for the stats that directly affect the commercial potential of your site

·         Enhanced link attribution

·         Improved tracking provision for outbound inks


·         Email summaries options for concentrated view for both the premium ad-free uses

·         Strong provisions for supporting outbound links tracking

·         Pro version allows you to customize the dimensions


·         The visual format of the reports looks overwhelming even intimidating to the eyes. It could have been more eye-friendly for a quick analysis of key feature without straining your eyes.

4. WP Google analytics events

WP Goggle analytics events facilitate adding tracking code and are concentrated on monitoring different actions of visitors who land on your WP site. It is helpful for the site owners who wish to optimize their website for promoting positive interactions and eliminating negative experiences. It is also a great asset for those who are looking for first track the interaction stats and then optimize their site for best returns based on the same.


·         It automatically adds tracking code to your site without any complicated manual intervention

·         Track diverse actions including but not limited to scroll depth, video players, total clicks on outbound links and more.


·         With many result-oriented capabilities, it amplifies the potential of Google analytics

·         Zero coding event setup allows easy setup and quick use for intended benefits


·         The free version seems too basic to provide real capabilities or benefits

·         Uncomplicated setup process: It can be set up almost instantly without disturbing the code or going through the scripting process

5. Google Tag Manager

Google Tag manager facilitates the quick tag management and updating without having to go through any complicated technical process each time. To understand it better you first need to know the definition of a tag. A tag in this context refers to JavaScript snippet or tracking code that conveys your site’s key information to Google or other third party sources to facilitate smooth functioning.


·         Google Tag Manager allows you to deploy Google Analytics tracking code or tags to the WP site without editing the site code.

·         Here’s a possible scenario to describe real-life benefits of Google Tag Manager: Users who need to track file downloads just have to add a new tag in their tag manager instead of the conventional detailed process of enabling event tracking and going through the process of manually updating every download link that is not only tedious but is also prone to human errors. So if you have Google tag manager installed on your site, it would be easier for you to add Google Analytics tracking code to your WP site. 


·         Free and easy signup to get unique container code

·         A good number of guides and help topics along with a thriving community makes things even easier for you


·         It requires setting up a data layer on your site and some more technical processes that would need you to hire a developer

·         It lacks the personalized support for setting and implementation

·         This is the manual method and is prone to human error but more advanced users who expertise in (and love) coding and don’t bother about its complexity might like this one.

Final Verdict

There are multiple ways to add Google analytics to your WP dashboard but as a blogger or business, you need to pick the most direct, simple and uncomplicated process that should not disturb your schedule. So among all the options we discussed here the best way is to opt for the best Google analytics plug-in and our recommendation is MonsterInsights. It is easy to install and use and delivers the maximum insights in a user-friendly format. The best thing is that while it requires the beginner level skills to operate, MonsterInsights offers the maximum insights and is equipped with tons of features.


Google Analytics helps you to gain the key insights of your website and thus proactively helps you to gain maximum returns out of the same. In this blog, we have discussed various options for adding Google Analytics to your site. The readers are advised to use their discretion while making the right choice. You need to consider the factors like your technical knowledge, objectives, time availability and the efforts you are willing to invest and then choose the option that aligns best with these parameters. Also, you need to review your experience to decide if you are satisfied with the results or would like to change the option.

How to take the complexity out of your multiple WP site management?

A complete guide on how to How to take the complexity out of your multiple WP site management?

Multiple branches increase the sales opportunities of a business. In the same way, having multiple WordPress sites multiplies your income potential. But it is equally important to manage all your sites with equal efficiency. In this blog, we are going to mention some important tips on how to manage multiple WordPress sites more competently by minimizing the complexities.

Security: Update your WordPress and check for loopholes

The hackers across the globe are constantly finding loopholes to attack and damage the sites. Contrary to the notion they don’t only target the premium brands but also attack small businesses and individual bloggers as well. As soon as the new vulnerability is reported the WordPress quickly takes action and patches the security. However, failing to upgrade your WordPress and continue older version will keep your site exposed to cyber attacks that can damage your business. So, it is very important to instantly update your site as soon as new versions are released.

Plugins: Avoid using outdated versions (at all cost)

Plug-ins facilitate and automate various complex and tedious tasks that can actively help in management of multiple WP sites. However, they also create more gateways in your WordPress site thus multiplying the security risks. The smart hackers have technology and talent to easily identify the WordPress sites using outdated versions. So make sure that your plug-in version is not outdated or unsecured as it can make you a soft target for the malicious elements. >>

External Templates: Check compatibility with latest WP version

Apart from the main site of WordPress, there are many other sites from where you can download or purchase the WordPress themes. These templates are especially architected to be compatible with the most current version of WordPress. However, with time as the new WordPress versions are introduced these templates may become incompatible and as a result, your site may experience performance fluctuations and other technical issues that will annoy your visitors.

You would certainly not like your audiences to abandon your site just because of some technical issues. Hence it is best to make sure that you are not using the outdated and incompatible version of WP templates. Also, ensure that the template provider’s mails are not getting piled up in your spam folder. >>

Updates: Avoid updating live sites directly

To make sure that updates should not affect the site performance or annoy your audiences, it is also recommended to first test the thing by updating the local copy of your WordPress site especially if you have to update multiple sites. While you would need to go through some learning curve, using the plugins like Snapshot makes the things easier for you by backing up the WordPress site and installing the same on your system. After you have backed up your site on your own system, test the updates to ensure that the things are working fine. If you are satisfied then you can proceed to apply the updates on your live site. >>

Check for reputation of Plugin providers

Many times the owners of multiple websites are so desperate to streamline and facilitate the things that they end up downloading dozens of plugins without checking the reputation and authority of the providers. It can expose your valuable site to a number of security risks. In fact, it is not uncommon to find the plugins with hidden provisions to spy your site or steal vital information. You would certainly not like to trade the security for convenience. Hence it is best to check for the reputations, history, and profile of the plug-in provider. >>

Technical requirements: Make sure you can comfortably manage it

Another wise piece of advice is to ensure that the theme or plug-in that you intend to download is compatible with your technical knowledge. Managing multiple sites s already a difficult thing and you would not like to further multiply the complications by juggling with technical issues that you are not able to tackle. Here are the same key factors to be considered:

·         Installation time: The quicker the better

·         Operation: Simple and Hassle-free

·         Administration: Intuitive interface, neat ecosystem and user-friendly tools.

Analyze purpose-specific features

Deeply analyze the competency of your plugins by testing their performance through the entire process related to your purpose. Many plugins facilitate a few primary steps but prove to be less efficient when it comes to the more crucial and concluding steps. For instance, even a plug-in that is great at the backup job loses its value if it requires a tedious process to restore the website. >>

Constantly analyze site performance

You also need to make sure that your site offers reliable performance and delivers a premium user experience. Checking various aspects of your site performance can be extremely difficult especially when you manage several websites. Thankfully, there are several automated options to measure your site performance. Some such plugins are even capable of repairing the nagging issue with minimal human intervention. >>

Centralized dashboards for ultimate solution

While the above-mentioned tip and tools will help in facilitating and accelerating the tasks on each site, they cannot be called the ultimate single stop solution for all your needs as you still require to login to different accounts using different login credentials. Repetitively switching between different sites causes stress and makes things complicated. Thankfully there are single login centralized dashboards that allow you to manage multiple sites from single dashboards without having to switch between different sites or remembering multiple login credentials for each site. One such example is wpCentral. These platforms offer you single click admin access and updates along with easy ways to generate reports or manage multiple themes and plugins.


In order to get most out of multiple WordPress sites, you need to manage every site competently but it can be a difficult task, especially for the nontechnical users. In this guide we have discussed various tips, tools, techniques and safety guidelines to follow when working with multiple sites in order to ensure best performance and maximum security.

How to update plugins and themes using wpCentral

Upgrade themes and plugins in wpcentral

A large number of attacks on the WP website occur due to the outdated themes or plugins. Another major drawback of not updating your theme/plug-in is the lack of the latest features that directly affect the performance.

Thanks to wpCentral you can now easily update your themes and plugins without any complications.

In this step by step guide you will learn how you can update your themes or plugins:

Updating plugins and theme with wpCentral

·         Visit wpCentral panel and sign in with registered credentials

·          Click the checkbox near your desired website name in the list of your WordPress websites

·         Go to the bottom right corner of the page and open “To Do” dropdown menu. From the options list select Themes and then click go

·         The Themes management page will open displaying the theme that is installed on the selected WP website.

·         Select the theme that you want to update by clicking the checkbox and look for the dropdown menu at the bottom right click on and select the option Themes from the drop-down menu. For the plug-in updates, you need to select the option plug-in.

·         If you wish to know the details of the selected theme you can do so by clicking the double arrows in front of the theme/plug-in

·         It will open the page containing details of the selected theme as well as the websites that are using it. Each website has a checkbox option in its front. You can choose either one or multiple websites where you wish to apply the updates.

·         Now click the update button at the extreme bottom right

·         The theme automatically be updated for the selected websites

Tip The name of the outdated website is also displayed in the main dashboard that can make the things easier and faster

5 different ways to monetize your blog quickly

Affiliate Marketing is the reliable way of earning from your blog

Starting a blog isn’t a difficult thing thanks to the CMS like WordPress. However, it takes some time to start earning from your blogs. You need strategic ideas to turn it into a reliable source of income. In this guide we will present the top 5 ways in which the beginners can start making stable periodical income from their blogs:

Join Affiliate Programs

Many top bloggers rely on affiliate programs as a major source of their income. The best way to earn through affiliate programs is to write in-depth and informative articles on the brands that you have joined with affiliate links. If your audience clicks on the links and buys the product/services, you will earn a commission on that.


·         Many brands offer a discount to the buyer if they buy through an affiliate link. Highlight this point to attract audiences and boost sales.

·         Research some unique content regarding the products/services you have joined and keep on posting the content around

·         Pay attention to the end purpose of the blogs. The audience especially loves how to articles and the ones written around the latest industry news/issues.

Top Affiliate Program for beginners

Affiliate Program Minimum Payout*
ShareASale $50
Rakuten $5.01 minimum (pad quarterly)
CJ Affiliate $50
Amazon Affiliate $100

* Minimum payout may change with time and/or region. Consult the website for confirming the present rates/ conditions before proceeding

Did you know the top qualities of affiliate marketing?

·         Convenience: 6 out of every 10 affiliates work from the comforts of their home

·         Less efforts: 47 out of every 100 blogger promote 10 products on annual basis

·         Good income: More than 3 out of every 100 affiliates’’ annual income exceeds $500,000

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Google AdSense

Google Adsense enjoys a prime position as the best and most reliable income source for the bloggers.  The deliverables are simple and straightforward. You display ads and Google pays you for that. You will be paid based on the page views (counted as $X per 1000 page views) or Clicks (counted as $x per click).


·         Your income is determined by your traffic and clicks. So the best way to increase your Google Ad sense income is to increase the traffic and using smart strategies that attract maximum clicks

·         Trying to outsmart Google can be very risky as it uses the latest techniques and tools to tell fake traffic/click from genuine ones and strictly penalizes the rule-breakers

·         Be highly active on social media. Create dedicated groups for readers and interested audience and instantly share each of your post

10 world-famous bloggers earning through Google Adsense (with monthly income)

  1. Jack Herrick of $7,000,000
  2. Kevin P. Ryan of $4,000,000
  3. Pete Cashmore of $1,000,000
  4. Jeff Pillou of $1,000,000
  5. Hongkiat Lim  of $4,40,000
  6. Courtney Rosen of $116,000
  7. Amit Agarwal of $50,000
  8. Shawn Hogan of $25,560
  9. Srinivas Tamada of $9,000
  10. Arun Prabhudesai of $5,000
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Sell Tutorials and know-how

Contrary to the general notion you don’t have to be an experienced teacher or university professor to sell courses through your blog. If you have flair to precisely impart the written knowledge in a user-friendly manner then you can easily create a paid course with minimal investment.

Tips & Advice

·         Having some relevant qualification, expertise and a proven track record establishes you as an authority and plays a prime role in boosting sales.

·         For instance, the “Advanced Growth Hacking Course” can get a much better  response if it is written by a digital marketer with 2 decades of experience

·         Depending upon your preferences and comfort level you can either sell video courses. EBooks, interactive courses, memberships or audio lessons.

Best Tools to create and present online courses (with Affordable price tag and/or free option)

·         Beaver Builder

·         Canva

·         Thinkific

·         Vimeo

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Get hired by potential clients

People need talented professionals to get their work done. If you are good at marketing your skills you can expect premium clients who are ready to pay you a decent amount for your services. That is why an increasing number of bloggers now have a dedicated page on “Hire me” where they advertise their talents and services they can provide.

Tips & Advice

·         Depending upon your strengths you can offer writing services, training services, marketing services, etc.

·         There is a difference between selling your services to an employer and selling them to your audience/potential clients. Don’t use general CV’s or a prosaic language as it will not allow you to connect quickly with the potential clients.

·         Be charming, assuring and positive while talking about you. There should be an element of genuine pride naturally reflected in your profile. It will not only show that you take the personal brand seriously but also tell people that you are really worthy of their attention (and dollars!)

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Solve Problems and offer advice

If you specialize in troubleshooting issues then you can also go for consulting sessions. The examples can be many and varied right from resolving technical glitches till offering best solutions to bring back a failing marketing strategy on track.

Tips & Advice

·         Make sure that the consulting services should match the profile of your blog.

·         The best and preferable way of consulting services is Skype communication or email. Bloggers can bill the clients based on the time (like an hourly bill) or project/issue ($xyz for resolving x issue).


In order to earn a stable income from your blog, you need a well-designed strategy. Things could be more difficult for beginners. In this guide, we have explained the best ways to earn a decent income from your blog. We have also mentioned the actionable tips that will help you concentrate your efforts in the right direction and avoid the possible pitfalls. While we don’t claim it to be the one-size-fits-all guide, It is worth mentioning that many ideas presented in the blog are supported by the top bloggers and a good number of beginners have seen positive results after seriously following these ideas.

How to backup multiple WordPress on Google Drive (using WPCentral)

Multiple WordPress websites Backup in Google Drive

wpCentral offers you an easy way to manage multiple WordPress sites with greater efficiency as most of the lengthy and tedious processes are compressed into 1-click steps. Besides, you would not have to switch between different accounts or go through multiple login processes as you can manage every website through a single dashboard. The quick guides on managing different aspects empower you to independently manage different aspects of your site and resolve any occasional issues on your own by following the right steps.

Today we will learn how you can back up multiple WP sites on your Google Drive with the help of wpCentral.

Backing up your WP sites on Google drive allows you to access your backup anytime anywhere and through any device. That’s why wpCentral provides its users an easy and quick way to store their WP site’s backups on their registered Google Drive account with the help of below-mentioned steps

Creating Backup Locations

•    Sign in to wpCentral with your registered login credentials

•    In wpCentral panel go to the top right pane and click Edit Settings (Hand Tool Icon).

•    Now, Click on Add backup Location and in the protocol select “Google Drive”.

•    Leave Backup location empty if you want wpCentral to automatically create a default storage directory in your Google Drive Account. Alternatively, you can enter a specific name to create a folder in the default Softaculous Auto Installer Directory and store backups in that folder.

•    After completing the form, submit it by clicking Add Backup Location

•    Once you submit the form you will be asked to authorize wpCentral for accessing your Google Drive Account. Enter Login credentials of your Google Drive Account.

•    A dialog box will appear confirming you to allow Softaculous for accessing your Google Account. Click Allow

•    You are all done. The Google Back up location is now successfully added and you will be automatically taken back to the wpCentral panel with the updated backup location.

Accessing the Backups from Google

·         Sign in to your wpcentral panel and select the desired website by hovering over its name

·         Click Backups icon to open the backups page associated with the selected website

·         Click create backup button and in the create new backup page fill up the form with the required details

·         In the backup locations menu Select the option wpcentral Google Drive location

·         Finally click backup website button to create the backup. That’s all.

·         Repeat above steps for backing up multiple sites by hovering over the desired sites.

How to manage multiple WordPress installations efficiently?

A complete guide to manage multiple WP installations with zero complexity

Managing multiple WP sites can be an uphill task as it consumes lots of time to switch between different sites and going through repetitive processes makes things worse. Besides, the stress created by multiple logins affects your overall productivity by continually diverting your attention. So the question is how to manage multiple WordPress installations with ease and efficiency.

While there are many single dashboards allowing you to manage different aspects of multiple WP sites, you need to follow best practices while choosing the one that specifically fits your purpose. In this blog we will consider major things to keep in mind while investing in a good single dashboard by deciding their capabilities for multiple WordPress installations management:


The hackers and other malicious elements constantly drill deep into its architecture to find loopholes and vulnerabilities. These hackers keep on evolving at a fast rate making it impossible to assure 100% future-proof security. So, WordPress keeps on identifying new loopholes and patching them.

An ideal solution should allow the users to quickly update different WordPress elements like themes, plugins and other core elements. It will assure you maximum security against the latest security threats.

Don’t settle for the Single dashboards that require you to go through complex steps or forced to follow a standard, pre-defined set of options with limited flexibility.

Security features

·         Scalable options to update themes/plugins on selected sites

·         Uncomplicated operations

·         Intuitive interface with a well-arranged, collective toolset of commands at single place


When it comes to your site security, it is always wise to have a plan B i.e., what would you do if your security is compromised despite all your efforts and you lose the control over key data/information and content. Or worse still, what can you do if your website is simply wiped off. Even the fortune 500 companies also experience hacking and other malicious activities every year implying that no security solution is perfect, no matter how sophisticated it is. So, you need to be ready with the provisions for eliminating or minimizing the harmful effects of hacking.

Backup is the (almost) ultimate solution for the same as it allows you to constantly save the latest data of your website. If your site is hacked or even wiped off by malicious elements, you won’t lose your mission-critical data related to your customers and business. Ideal single dashboard should offer best backup ecosystem for multiple sites.

Backup features

Ideal single management offers hassle-free backup provisions for your sites with maximum options to manage different aspects. It should allow you to decide the various major features of backup system like:

·         Setting backup schedule with an ability to allocate different timings/frequency to different sites

·         Determining the location where you want the backups to be automatically stored (including major remote storage systems like Google Drive and Dropbox)

·         A quick and easy provision to restore the backup with minimal efforts

Templates and add-ons

Templates and add-ons are the inseparable part of WordPress ecosystem. Templates allow users to easily create their own WP sites by simply placing the content in the designated content folders in a pre-designed layout. Likewise, add-on could be called a readymade chunk of programming to offer specific functionality and upgrade the experience.

Any single dashboard that needs you to have developer level knowledge for installing themes or plugins on multiple sites cannot be called a suitable option as it denies simplicity and thus defeats the very objective of predefined themes and plugins.

Templates/add-on features

·         You should be able to install multiple themes or plugins on different sites using single click steps

·         It should also allow you to manage the key functions of your theme or plugins like activation/deactivation, updating or copying theme of a specific site to other sites on the dashboard

·         Detoxifying measures like bug fixing, malicious code detection, etc. should be easy and convenient  for both beginners as well as advanced users.

Multiple user management

Whether you are developing a blog site or designing an e-store with the help of woocommerce, in many cases you need to share site management responsibilities among multiple users. For that, you need to give them the required access. An ideal single system helps you to easily share access to different users without any restriction. At the same time, it also facilitates the stats monitoring process allowing you to check the detailed log file at any time.

·         It should allow you to allocate different levels of access to different users matching there profile and role in site management

·         You should be able to remove or add any specific right without repeating the entire exercise

·         It allows an easy way to add, edit or remove the users instantly.


SEO plays the prime role in deciding the success of any website. Along with the content quality, the design and navigation structure of your website also holds vital importance here. Along with that, there are various other technical features that directly or indirectly impact your website ranking. A good single panel thus allows you to take care of the SEO needs of multiple sites with maximum flexibility and ease.

·         It offers you a deep SEO analysis of multiple sites without forcing you to go through the complicated process or repetitive steps

·         It allows you to see or send the SEO reports and take major actions right from the cost of your single dashboard

·         You should be able to instruct single dashboards to automatically send you periodical reports of multiple sites after specific time interval like say weekly or monthly basis


Managing multiple WP sites is very demanding and access one to the risk of human errors. However, with the help of a single dashboard, it has now become easier than ever to manage all your WordPress sites with equal ease and without much stress. In this blog, we have mentioned various issues to be considered before you buy a suitable single WP dashboard for your use.

How to install wpCentral plug-in on Wordress site ?

Add WP central installation Plugin

If you own multiple WordPress sites or blogs, you must have experienced the difficulty and hassles in managing different sites. Switching between multiple windows, multiple login/logouts and updating different sites need repetitive actions and complicate the things. Apart from creating unnecessary stress it also increases the risk of human errors.

WP Central: The single platform by Softaculous to manage all your WordPress sites

Thankfully, now you have a reliable solution in the form of WP Central – your single platform to easily manage, update and secure all your WordPress without switching to different accounts/panels.

WP central is developed by Softaculous- the famous program for single-click installations that are used and trusted across the globe. Softaculous is known for uncomplicating the complex technical tasks for site owners like application/script installations and working with WPcentral is equally easy.

How to install wpCentral on your WordPress site?

To enjoy hassle-free management with wpCentral you first need to install wpCentral on your website:


For installing wpCentral in your website you would need:

·         Wordpress 4.4 higher versions

·         PHP 5.3 or higher version

Instructions for installing WPcentral

·         Go to and click the Download button

·         Visit WordPress website directory/wp-content/plugins/wp-central and upload the plug-in folder.

·         Open “Plug-in” menu in WordPress and activate the plug-in

·         Click “View Connection Key” link on the Plugins Page

·         Visit  and login with your credentials. The new users need to create an account with wpCentral by entering your details here:

·         Add your website to wpCentral using any of the 2 options as applicable:

·         Using Connection Key if you have already installed wpCentral

·         WordPress administrator credentials if you haven’t yet installed the plug-in and would like wpcentral to install the plug-in add your website.

·         All you have to do is to enter your basic information sites like URL and login credentials and wpCentral will do the rest.

Voila! It’s done. You can now manage multiple sites via wpCentral. Also if your web hosting provider provides Softaculous Auto Installer to install WordPress then you can simply choose wpCentral in the plugin section.