How To Add The Disqus Comment System

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WordPress may come with its own comment section, but if you’re serious about presenting your users with a refined and professional experience, then it is highly recommended that you make use of Disqus. It’s easy to see that the comment hosting service is popular.  Not only is it featured on more websites than any other comment hosting service, it is also used by many prominent sites–from CNN to Wired and everything in between!  Disqus makes moderating comments easy while offering users a unified platform through which they can express themselves.  Here is a quick and practical guide to installing Disqus!

Installing Disqus in 6 easy steps

  1. Go to the Disqus website and create an account (or simply login if you already have one!)
  2. Click For Websites (which can be found right next to the Disqus logo) Then, on the next screen, click add Disqus to your site.
  3. Provide the requested information.  You will need to give the name of your blog/website, then choose a URL for your website on the Disqus system. Lastly, you will have to choose a category for your blog/website.
  4. Select your platform.  In this case, of course, you will select WordPress.
  5. Go to comments>>settings and sign in with your Disqus information.  Select the site you are working with. (This should be the only one, unless you are adding several all at the same time.) You have now added Disqus to your website!
  6. Import old WordPress comments.  Disqus “takes over” your website’s commenting sections, meaning all old comments on your site will become invisible.  This can be easily fixed, however, if you so choose.  Just go to comments>>Disqus and then select the plugins settings tab. (It should be located in the top right corner!)  Scroll down to the import/export section and select export.  This will export all old comments and import them into your current Disqus system.

There you have it!  With Disqus running on your website, it will be easier to focus on the aspects of your website that really matter.  Happy moderating!

What are the Top WordPress SEO Plugins?

Top WordPress SEO Plugins:

WordPress is a popular blogging platform utilized by numerous website owners. It boasts of helpful characteristics that make websites user-friendly and pleasant. One more great fact about WordPress is that it has many plugins that you can bring into play for search engine optimization.

Plugins are extremely helpful tools for those who are not into website development and hardcore programming. There are countless plugins existing for the optimization process but you should pick best one that can be valuable for your website. Listed below are some of the top WordPress SEO plugins:

Yoast WordPress SEO plugin
Yoast is laden with features that can positively help any website holder. Its feature list is comprised of page analysis, webmaster tools authentication, breadcrumbs, snippets, xml website mapping, RSS optimization and social integration. You will discover that its preview window is incredibly valuable as it permits you to have an idea of how your post or page will become visible in the search results. In addition to this, Yoast plugin also analyses the page in which you are capable of checking the length of your posts, you can also check whether your descriptions are written well or not and you can go through several other features. This plugin is free of cost. Some website owners do not consider it essential to set up additional plugins if they have Yoast.

All-In-One SEO Plugin
All-in-one SEO plugin is also known as AIO. It is also one of the well-liked plugins because of the ease-of-use and superb functionality. This is an great plugin for learners who have less knowledge about modifying websites. Moreover, if you are a skilled user, you can customize settings further while using this plugin.

XML SiteMap Creation Plugins:

Google XML Sitemap Plugin
You need to install this plugin only once and afterwards; it carries out its job on its own. It creates xml sitemaps, which permits the search engines to obtain additional “map” on how your site is laid out which allows the search engines to index your site quicker. You can use this plugin for almost all post and page types produced by WordPress.


There are countless additional plugins accessible for WordPress but Yoast is considered as the best among different plugins. Out of these plugins, some are developed for experienced users who wish to have complicated customizations on their websites.

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How to backup your WordPress Blog

If you worry about your hosting co, or just want to backup your blog, here is a good method to backup your site regularly to dropbox.

This method can help you save your hosting account disk space, by creating a backup of your site on a DropBox account instead.

What is DropBox?

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website.

Ok so here is a quick guide on how to setup your blog to backup itself to dropbox.

Step 1: Sign up dropbox

Step 2: Install the “WordPress Backup to Dropbox” Plugin

Go to the Dropbox Backup Plugin settings Area:

Step 3: Authorize the plugin to your Dropbox account.

Click Authorize, and enter your dropbox account info.


Fill in your DropBox account login info


Click “Allow” To authorize Dropbox to your WordPress Site, then close the window.










Go back to your blog tab, and click “continue”


You will now be sent to the Backup settings screen.


Go through all the settings, and set the backup folder name, The date/time it should backup, and the Frequency.

Then you can select all the files you want to be backed-up, which should be everything, so you can just click “toggle all” at the bottom.

Then press save, and you are all set.

Congratulations, your blog and all its files will now be backed-up on the time/date and frequency you selected in the DropBox settings.


A beginner’s guide to the Genesis Framework

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If you’re building a website these days, you’re in luck.

WordPress has revolutionized the ease and power of what a website (or blog) can do and be.
Now, with the emergence of theme frameworks, you can take WordPress even further.

As you’ll see throughout this free guide, the Genesis Framework for WordPress is much more
than a mere WordPress theme. It’s an underlying framework of immaculate code that’s been
built to achieve three important objectives.

Before we get started, let’s take a quick look at each of these objectives, and why they matter to
what you’re doing online…

  1. Easily spoon-feed Google your content

If you know anything about how SEO works (don’t worry if you don’t, Genesis will take care of a
lot of it for you), you know that Google hands out brownie points for clean code.

As amazing as search engines are, they’re not as smart or grown-up as you might think.

Present them with an orderly, squeaky clean page of code, and you’re well on your way to a
solid ranking for your chosen words.

The Genesis Framework does the bulk of this SEO work for you, so you can get back to work.


1 Introduction to Genesis

1.1 What’s a Framework?

In short, a framework is a robust WordPress theme that can be utilized out of the box — as is —
or also easily extended with child themes and hooks (customized code).

Not only do they provide a number of enhancements above and beyond a typical WordPress
theme, they also serve as a platform on which to build added functionality.

1.2 What’s a Child Theme?

A child theme is an extension of a framework comprised of typical WordPress theme elements.

With Genesis, these include a screenshot, theme files, a style sheet, a functions file and an
images directory. These elements are grouped together in what’s known as a child theme
directory and can be activated like any other WordPress theme.


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How do I install Google Analytics tracking into my WordPress blog (Hosted)

Here is a quick guide on how to setup your Google Analytics tracking on WordPress.

We recommend using a plugin called “All In One Webmaster” as it makes the process quick and easy.

Step 1: Download/install “All In One Webmaster” @ http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-webmaster/

Step 2: Login to your google analytics account

Step 3: Find the UA- profile number for your website you want to track, if you do not have one, go ahead and create one. (the profile id is located in the “Website Profiles” section of Google Analytics.)

Step 4: Copy that UA- Profile ID.

Step 5: Login to your WordPress blog, go to settings > All In One Webmaster.

Step 6: Locate the “Analytics Options” area in the plugin, and paste your UA- Profile id into the Google analytics field – http://screencast.com/t/K0HEC10G1

Step 7: Save it!

And that’s it! Once that process is complete you can now verify, and start tracking your site stats with Google Analytics.


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