Blogs

WordPress shortcodes: how to make your project more dynamic

Thanks to simple installation and numerous extensions WordPress is the first choice for many when it comes to content management systems. One special feature that developers published with version 2.5 are the so-called shortcodes. This practical short command is linked with PHP script and makes it possible for authors or editors to easily implement dynamic content. [...]  

What do ‘pingback’ and ‘track back’ mean?

For those looking to run a successful blog, maintaining a constant exchange with other bloggers, website operators, and the rest of the internet community is of the utmost importance. By referring to the entries of other bloggers within your own texts, you won’t just attract new readers; you’ll also manage to generate valuable backlinks. Methods like trackbacks and pingbacks can help you with this goal. [...]  

Blogging tools: The best work tools for bloggers

There are lots of tools for bloggers – and anyone who runs a blog can certainly use some good tools. But it’s difficult to decide on the right blogging tools, especially for beginners. In our guide you’ll find an overview of the most popular applications for bloggers with comprehensive explanations of their functions, so that you can start your personal blog right away. [...]  

Blogger tips: how to optimize your blog for the search engine

Without a doubt, high-quality, content-rich articles are the essence of a good blog. Due to the huge selection of blogs and high rate of competition, blog operators need to actively promote their web projects. Search engine optimization for blogs, in particular, is an often-underestimated means of increasing the reach of a blog and attracting readers from the target group. [...]  

WordPress themes: elements and structure

The blog software, WordPress, has many strengths, one of them being that design and layout can be separated from the program core. This allows users to customize the appearance of website content using themes without having to interfere with the actual software. Here, we explain the function of WordPress themes, their components, and their structure. [...]  

WordPress plugins: develop your own extension programs

Since branching off as a CMS solution for websites and online stores, WordPress has become more than just another online blogging program. A variety of different features can be added to the popular open source software. Whether it’s for creating a connection to social media networks or setting up functions for surveys or statistics, there are many ways to enhance your web presence with extensions. But how do you go about developing WordPress plugins? [...]  

Blogging made easy: 10 practical WordPress plugins

WordPress is popular among bloggers, because it lets users get a fully-fledged blog up and running within a short period of time. The real work begins later: blogs need to be regularly maintained, and this means doing a lot more than just posting new articles. Incorrect extensions, dead links, and comment sections full of spam are just a few issues that turn readers off. But there’s no need to let the specter of all these mounting tasks get you down: the right WordPress plugins are able to work wonders for your blog and save you time and energy spent on its upkeep. [...]  

How to blog with success – part 2: find the right blog topic

Starting a new project is always difficult, especially when you’re wanting to join the world of blogging. In part 1 of our blogging series, we discussed the technical aspects of starting a blog. But how do you go about searching for topics? Read part 2 here to discover how to collect blog ideas, pick a suitable blog topic, and analyze the potential of your new venture. [...]  

Successful blogging – part 3: defining your target market

There are countless blogs online and thanks to easy and free blogging software, anyone can become an author. In our blogging series, we take you through the basics as you create your own professional blog. After discussing the technical aspects of a blog in part 1, and the importance of finding the right topic in part 2, the next step is to analyze your target market. After all, you can only tailor your articles and posts if you know exactly who you’re writing for. [...]  

Blog with success part 1: creating a blog

Anyone can become an author online by starting a blog to publicize ideas and thoughts. But for many, a blog is much more than simply an online diary: if you want to mix it with the industry professionals and become a successful blogger, there are certain guidelines to be aware of. In this short series, we will guide you on the journey to blogging with success. We begin with part 1: creating a blog. [...]