How To Create First WordPress Website: Beginners Guide

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If we go back 6 to 7 years back, creating a website was considered very costly as most of the developers develop the website using core languages like PHP or ASP.NET where many expertise were required. A person who doesn’t know the programming he needs to contact with a web developer who charges $200 to $300 for a static website of up to 5 to 6 pages. Whereas for the dynamic website they charge from $500 to $5000 or even more depending on the requirements of the client. But now with the introduction of Content Management System, web development becomes very easy and even a layman who doesn’t know the ABC of programming language can develop a good dynamic website without spending much amount on that.

You Just need:

  1. Domain Name
  2. Hosting Account
  3. CMS Setup

And That is all, you can create your first WordPress website in just a few minutes. Here you can check out my detailed article about creating first WordPress website in less than 30 minutes.

How to Register Domain and Buy Hosting

You can buy a good domain name that suits your online presence from Godaddy.com where you can register cheap domain names even in $2 for the first year. Or if you don’t want to $2 on your domain name, you can even get Free domain name registration when you buy the hosting plan for you.

Hosting is actually a server where you host your website’s data. You can buy cheap shared hosting in as low as $20 for the first year from NameCheap or you can get a better hosting in $45 to $50 for the first year from Fatcow.com, Hostgator.com, BlueHost.com, SiteGround.com or any other good host which you want for your website. While you buy the hosting plan for one year, you will get the free domain name registration with it. So you should search for your domain name through Godaddy but don’t buy from there, get that same domain for free at the time of purchasing a hosting plan.

Installation of WordPress

All the hosting providers (almost) provides the free 1 click installer for many CMS. Whichever hosting you get you will get a C-Panel or vDeck Panel with that and both of these will support 1 Click WordPress installation. You will just need to provide the admin email, site title, admin username, and the password. Within few seconds 1 click installer will install the WordPress on your host with your domain name, and your first WordPress website is ready.

You can watch the video tutorial below about how you can install WordPress on your domain in just 1 click:

How to Install WordPress Plugins

WordPress plugins are used for adding extra functionality to your website. Different users have different requirements so WordPress doesn’t add all the functionality. Instead, it provides the option to add the plugin as per your requirement. Some of the important plugins are mentioned below:

  • All in One SEO Pack (Used for the On-Page SEO of your Website)
  • Yoast (Used for On Page SEO. You can use Yoast or All in One SEO Pack)
  • Contact Form 7 ( Used to create quote forms and contact us forms)
  • AdSense Manager (Used to place Adsense codes on your pages and posts)
  • Google XML Sitemaps (To create the XML sitemap of your WordPress Website)

There are many other plugins that you can install on your WordPress website. Watch the video below to learn how to install WordPress plugins.

Create Posts and Pages on your WordPress Website

Now you have to create your first post and the first page on your new WordPress website. The process is very simple and described in the video provided below. Just watch that and start creating content on your WordPress Website.

 

Create Menu for WordPress Website

Creating menus is very important for your website. From Appearance > Menus you can create your menu to navigate to different pages or categories on your website. You can add different categories, pages, posts or custom links in your menus. The video will be provided soon for creating a menu for WordPress website.

Setting Widgets for your Website

Widgets are small modules used to show different options or content on the right or left side widget area. Widgets can also be used in Footer or Header area of the website. It depends on the nature of your WordPress theme and the Widget you want to use. From Appearance > Widgets you can easily drag and drop available widgets on your desired location easily. I will provide the video for this soon.

Setup Your WordPress Theme

Selecting a good looking WordPress theme can attract your visitors. So always select the best theme for your website that should be good looking and attractive. It should be mobile friendly and responsive as well because more than 50% traffic comes from mobile devices these days. You can find free domains from WordPress.org or you can buy premium themes from different WordPress Theme providers.

The last thing you need to do is to create the sitemap, index your website in Google, submit your website and sitemap in Google Webmaster’s tool, add analytics code. Your first WordPress website is ready, you can use it for selling your products, or you can monetize your content.

Why Social Media is important and how to manage your Social accounts

As we all know that there are about 3.7 billion internet users so every business in the world is transforming itself on digital technology. This is about 50% of total world’s population which is about 7.5 billion. Out of these 3.7 billion internet users, about 2.8 billion users are active social media users which are almost 74% of total internet users. It means for any business that is seeking customers from the internet, social media users are very important. According to We Are Social, there are 4.92 billion unique mobile users in the world and out of these 2.55 users are active on social sites as well.

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According to a MOZ study, the blogs which are focusing on Social accounts they also get better organic traffic because they get great social signals and referrals from social media. So Google ranks these social media blogs higher in search results as well. Considering all these facts it is very important for every business to have a strong appearance on Social sites to attract these 2.8 billion active social media users. Facebook, Whatsapp, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter are best sources to chose as your social partners and other than these, Google Plus and LinkedIn are also worth to consider.

Just in case you want to learn why SEO and content work better together.

But it is not easy to handle all these social accounts for your social media blogs professionally and regularly.  Just creating accounts on social media is not enough, it needs a lot of followers, likes, comments and last but not the least, you need fresh content to engage the people on social media.

Many people hire an expert for these activities but that ends up with great costs and no good results. Because the way a person can understand his own business, no other can. Here you need a good social media management tool that can do all your tasks related to social media management with just a few clicks and that should work for all your social media accounts.

If you search on the internet, you can find many social media poster tools for your but Jarvee is the one which you should try because of its effectiveness. With my own experience, I can say without any doubt that Jarvee is one of the best Social media poster tools; that is good enough to provide you desired results. This is easy to use and friendly tool which is responsible for all your social media activities on all the accounts.

The best thing about Jarvee, you can use this as a trial for five days without paying a single penny and you can watch the video tutorials as well to understand the working of this beautiful tool. One video is provided below more you can watch on YouTube.

Lionshead Film Festival is here to Revive your Passion for Independent Film Making

The Lionshead Film Festival is a progressive opportunity, provided at a large scale via this platform by the recognized film makers for the budding film makers. A screening program is conducted via FilmFreeWay and the best films are selected in different categories and showcased for the audience of Dallas, Taxes. The submission process for your created movies to Freeway is 100% free. This is now running as a fantastic and reputable annual festival; undoubtedly, the deserving talent does not have to return disappointed anymore and none of their worthy pennies become a waste.

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Non-English foreign movies are also accepted, but with subtitles. Film making studios that have already become a big name now are not eligible to enter the screening program. Only the struggling candidates are welcome to participate in this online selection of their films. You can submit your productions for different category of jury awards, including; Featured films, short films, music videos, screenplays, photography, and student script. Different categories demand fulfillment of different criteria and a variable pay scale for submission.

Lionshead Film Festival is an outclass facility for the independent film makers, who only need their support now for the honest upgrading of their films instead of a lot of financial support from different sponsors to get their films on screen.

Requirements for Different Categories

Featured Films

All movies of more than an hour need to be submitted for this category. Much early submission costs the least that is $25. For regular date submission, you have to pay $35 and if you exceed the regular date, then you will pay $5 extra.

Short Film

Any film having a duration of ten to less than 60 minutes fall in this category. Earlier than the regular date will cost you $20, while an extra $8 has to be paid if the submission is made on the scheduled date. You have to pay another $7 as late fee.

The 2018 indie film festival will be held from 22 to 24th June. August 5, 2017, is the commencement date of the next year festival. You can start making the Earlybird submission up to September 4, 2017. Regular submissions must be made by January 5th, 2018; you have a maximum of four months that is up to May 21 for submitting your indie movie for the festival of 2018.

This film festival is a communication channel between the experienced film makers and the fresher. The jury members have the sound expertise of reviewing and analyzing all the scripts gathered; screening and finally displaying them to a very big audience and the film makers of Dallas. Therefore, the Lionshead Festival is a gateway to success for the passionate movie producers who have scarce financial support for promoting their films via expensive channels. Keeping this in mind, they welcome all inexpensive and even free of cost resources for the marketing of your movies and screenplays.

The new additions to the Lionshead festival of 2018 are the categories of open and student photography, and screenplays. Special award categories that would truly boost excitement and motivate the participants are the ‘Spirit’ and ‘Audience Choice’ Awards; rest jury awards will be presented to the winning members from each category like any big scale stage awards.

The film makers whose films are selected to be a part of the award competition of the Lionshead Film Festival will be granted two free VIP passes for a two days entry; additional passes have to be purchased. Entry charges for your film submission are nonrefundable in case your entry is rejected or you wish to withdraw later. Access FilmFreeWay website and submit your entry for this indie film competition via the Online Screener on this website.

Education Technology and its Potential Dangers to Children

Without technology, contemporary life would be nearly impossible. From our health to education, entertainment to diet, all can be easily handled with modern technology.

Increasingly, technology’s role in education for children has grown exponentially, with the roles of gadgets and software designed specifically to draw a child’s interest increasingly strong.  But we should also understand for all the positives, negatives arrive too. If technology can play a vital role in the education it can be dangerous for children as well if not properly used. Teachers at school and parents at home are responsible for the well-being of children when they are using technology and software in education as the following factors can cause significant detriment.

Posting personal information online

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When we want to create an account on different websites, they ask us to share some information with us.  Phishing sites or those with malware seek personal information to the detriment of our children. Increased emphasis on informing our kids of the dangers is crucial, with great necessity for parents and teachers to tell and inform children that they are not supposed to share anything on any website without consulting their parents. Parents should be friendly with their kids and should give them confidence so that children can share their thoughts and problems with parents. If they have this confidence they will surely ask their parents before sharing any personal data online.

Privacy Issues in using Public Wifi

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Parents must educate their children the risks of public wifi.  From restaurants to cafes, free wifi available for everyone abounds.  Yet, so does the dangers.  Because if you connect with these wifi connections; your privacy might be at risk.  Anyone can track your activities, and they can also monitor what emails they are sending, including those with personal information. Public wifi, therefore, should either be entirely avoided, or the children’s devices must be protected by a premium VPN like ExpressVPN.  After all, free VPNs prove just as dangerous, perhaps even more so than public wifi.

Inaccurate Information

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The Internet is full of information where anyone can post his thoughts and articles on any topic. Every person has his/her own point of view, but it is up to parents to teach their children what is right and what is wrong.  For example, is hunting bad or good? We will find two different views, some will say it is very good for the environment while others will say the opposite.  Even beyond controversial subjects, not all topics and educational materials are suitable for children of all ages. While kids search on the internet for their lesson aid, they might get the wrong information. So teachers must teach them what are authoritative and reliable sites and what type of sites might have irrelevant or wrong information.

Access to objectionable content

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The Internet has a lot of objectionable content, from dating sites to other unsuitable content. You should keep an eye on your kids and you should tell them that they have to use EdTech for positive use and not to indulge themselves in such type of things which can be dangerous for their career and for their health as well. Moreover, you should use safe browsers with parental lock facilities and you should block such sites from browser’s privacy settings so that your kids can access only useful material on internet which can help them in their education.

Excess use of technology gadgets

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Children show keen interest in using the tablets or Smartphones as they have lot of stuff for the entertainment. They like to play games, watching cartoon and spent a lot of time using social media or chatting with friends on these gadgets. Parents should check the Smartphone or tablet of their kids regularly and they should install educational applications for the learning purpose of the children and they can also block the installation of new applications which are irrelevant to education. Playing games is good but only for limited time and most of the time should be spent using education applications. For the entertainment of kids, physical games are much better than playing games on a gadget.

How to promote your YouTube Videos and Increase Subscribers

Using social media for promoting businesses and services is an art every one can’t do this successfully. Then getting noticed on YouTube is also very important and tricky job; only a few people can do this for getting great results. The best thing for getting maximum views for your YouTube videos is to increase your YouTube subscribers which can be done by understanding the basics of YouTube. Following are the some good things to do for getting free YouTube subscribers:

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Proper use of Meta Data:

While uploading the video you should understand that this video will not be visible on front page of YouTube. You will only get views if you promote it on your social profiles, or if your video is found in the search results. Remember YouTube is also a search engine where people search for their favorite YouTube videos. So you should take care of meta data, like title, description and tags which are important parts of Onsite SEO. Your title should be descriptive and attractive and it should describe the video well. It should not be lengthy nor very short. There should be at least one primary keyword in the title. Then your description should also describe what is there in the video and how it is useful for the visitor.

Learn: How to make money from YouTube & Google Adsense

This title and description is visible on Google’s search result page. If you use title and description wisely there are high chances that it will be found in search results. Tags of the video can also impact your video’s visibility in search results so provide most important keywords in tag section.

Proper Use of Thumbnail:

Thumbnail of the video plays critical role in getting attention of the visitor. While watching other YouTube videos if a user gets attracted by your thumbnail he will surely click on your video and most likely he will the subscribe your channel as well. So you should try to use a custom thumbnail to make it attractive for YouTube visitors.

Upload Unique and Creative YouTube Videos:

Most of the YouTube users try to copy the concept and content of their competitors which can attract viewers. It is very important that while recording a video, you should provide a unique and creative idea. If you want to sell your product you should make a different and professional product video review. If you are providing some entertaining content then you should try something that can go viral on internet and social media. The more interesting videos you provide more visitors will subscribe to your channel for getting latest updates from your channel.

Use SubMeNow for Getting Free Subscribers:

The last thing you can do is to use a free service to get permanent YouTube subscribers. SubMeNow is a good tool that you can use for getting real, active and free subscribers for your YouTube channel. Registration is free and you don’t need to buy any package or you don’t need to provide your credit card details. Just register and start following and subscribing other YouTube Channel. With these activities you will get YouTube Video views, likes and subscribers in return. While using this tool on regular basis you can get 15 views, likes and subscribers daily which will be very useful for your channel.

 

Learn How to Ride a Hoverboard in Just 10 Minutes

Hoverboard is a two wheel self balancing scooter that most of the people love to ride on. You can use hoverboard for travelling to small distances and you are not in a mood to walk. It is a fun to ride a hoverboard because you can cover the distance when you are not in a mood to walk. Most of the people hesitates to use the hoverboard for the first time as they fear to fell down. That is why a new user will always ask is it easy to balance yourself on hoverboard? The answer is yes it is very easy to ride a hover board when you are not overexcited.

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Here I will provide a step by step guide for beginners on how to ride a hoverboard in just 10 minutes.

Learn how to balance yourself on hoverboard:

  • The very first thing that you should learn is how to stand on hoverboard in balance position.
  • For this make sure to stand along with a wall or counter or a friend so that you can get support in case you lost your balance.
  • Get on to the board by placing your one foot on that and apply your maximum weight on it.
  • After shifting your weight on first foot, now slowly try to put your second foot on hoverboard by taking support of a wall.
  • Before trying to move forward, you should try to stand right with confidence which will take few minutes.
  • You feet should be balanced so as the knees and then you have to leave the support to get confidence.

Learn how to move forward on hoverboard:

  • Once you learn how to balance yourself on hoverboard and get confidence, you should try to move forward slowly.
  • Just put your weight on forward direction to put your weight on toes and your hoverboard will start moving forward.
  • Don’t get excited and don’t try to move fast by putting more weight. Just allow your brain to analyze how to control the movement of hoverboard.
  • In start cover short distances and make it sure that you have an object at every point to hold on when you reach at that stop.
  • Most of the people fell down from the hoverboard when they try to stop and move down from it. Don’t move down until hoverboard is not moving at all.
  • Keep trying to cover small distances to get confidence in moving forward with your hoverboard.

Learn how to turn on your hoverboard:

  • Now as you learned how to stand and move forward on hoverboard, now you have to learn how to turn right or left.
  • Turning is the most crucial part of riding on a hoverboard. Most of the people fell down badly when they try to turn without even thinking what they are going to do.
  • To turn on a hoverboard first you need to shift your weight a little bit in backward direction to slowdown your hoverboard. But don’t put all the weight on back otherwise you might fell down as well.
  • After hoverboard slowdowns, you need to put extra weight on your right toe to move in right direction. After a small turn again balance yourself.
  • To turn left lean on your left toe and you will turn left. But make it sure that you are not moving fast while trying to turn.

With these easy steps in just 10 minutes you will learn how to ride on hoverboard. But the most important thing is to stay calm and don’t get too excited.

Now Enjoy watching Best Hoverboard Failed Compilations:

Reshape Your Business by Adopting Smart Strategic Plans for Utilizing Digital Transformation to the Fullest

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Today, innovative digital technologies are being developed and cultivated at a much faster pace than the transformation of the business world itself. An organization’s productivity and a fertile future majorly depend on how it adapts to the digital transformation and how it utilizes the erupting digital technologies. Just placing the latest digital devices at your business place does not at all signify the progressive value of a certain organization or its turnover.

Buying expensive gadgets from the digital marketplace for your organization without the proper knowhow of utilizing them can be alarmingly injurious to your business. Therefore, making a proper progressive plan and going step by step is the utmost need to make you stand out in the world of business competitors.

Significant business transformation is itself an indication of effective digital transformation.  In fact, both terms are often now used as a merged term of digital business transformation. Following factors positively or negatively influence the digital based business transformation:

Innovation of Technological elements

Innovation of new technological subjects every now and then in this era is though a good sign, but it may lead to the demolishing of the technology developed, itself, and even can have drastic effects on your business if not rightly utilized. Moreover, these innovations can be valuable for some while worthless for others. Not every new creation is meant to bring value for every business. It can rightly be entitled as an innovation if it brings a valuable change to an organization, and if the organization does not encounter obstacles in understanding the use of that technology for the benefit of the business.

The essential attitude of customers towards the technology and the change it brings to a business

High-end customer experience decides whether a technology will be used by a certain business in the long run. A technology is only worthy for a business if it is capable enough to fully satisfy the customers in this era of high customer demands for a high tech integration by anything they consume. A technology is beneficial for a business if its consumers are utterly contended with the company’s technological advancement, and that is only made possible by an enhanced increase in fulfillment of customer needs and expectations of quality met by the company.

External influences

How long a digital technology will accompany a business and to what extent it will bring digital business transformation also depends largely on environmental factors like the current economy, prevalent state laws, and the publicity of that digital innovation.

 

Use of Bitcoin Lightning Network in setting up a Poker Game

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As we know that Chips are used on a large scale to play poker and other such games and by Supernet.org bitcoin was also changed into chips and they have created a new project under Komodo ecosystem. The only coin in this ecosystem would be the CHIPS and it will use Segwit and Lightning Network (LN) technology of bitcoin which is best for the micro-payment channels and they are also looking for the people who can actively participate in the development and testing of this project.

There are many games in which CHIPS can be used and specifically for this project they are also looking a way to implement the chips for which they believe that Lightning Network is the best solution because it uses latest bitcoin.

As we all know that these types of games have a very short lifetime and the market price of chips don’t change very often so people like to buy the chips for these games and through BarterDEX they can redeem them later on.

For table bets they are using a unique method because there are some problem with lightning technology (LN) as multisig won’t be available for some time. According to this approach, for managing chips there will be a separate dealer on each table and each member will have their own chips who joins the table but they would be responsible to show the payment channel to their specific dealer for that table.

Lightning network payments would be made to the dealer at the end each hand and at the end of the game dealer will payout the amount to the winning player.

In this method, reputation of the dealer also very important as players needs to trust the the dealer based on his reputation before they are going to bet which means there is some risk involved in this Decentralized Poker game. To know the complete background of this decentralized game and the involvement of bitcoin along with rules, yous should visit the official website of supernet.org and from there you can get complete details.

Gtech Discount Codes. 5 Ways Gtech.co.uk Use Coupons To Boost Online Sales

In this article, we show how UK manufacturer use their Gtech voucher codes to increase profits and enhance user experience on site. Gtech sells high tech innovative products, vacuum cleaners, eBikes and accessories as well as garden tools, through their website, Gtech.co.uk and their Facebook page.

Using discount codes can be a smart way to attract new and repeat customers. However, in some cases, large discounts can have disastrous effects in a business. Here we’ll take a look at how Gtech coupons are used to maintain customer loyalty and drive more sales.

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Using coupon codes to measure ROI

Using coupon codes is one of the best ways to measure return on investment of an advertising campaign.

To do this, Gtech uses different coupon codes for each ad outlet- that is social media pages, Google and their weekly/monthly newsletter. Recording the codes used on each purchase, the marketing team can track the codes back to the marketing channel.

This data is very important as it provides concrete information on what marketing campaign works better and what is not working. With this information, the company can channel more marketing resources to the right campaign generating more sales.

Using Gtech promotional codes to reward loyal Facebook fans

With Facebook being one of the major social media sites, loyal Facebook fans should always be a target for coupons and discounts. It is an effective tool for strengthening the bond between a business and customers. Gtech regularly provide coupon offers to their loyal Facebook fans for their high tech products. For example, £20 off AirRam Cleaners is a popular offer that saves 10% of the cost of one of Gtech’s most popular products.

Using promo codes to bringing in more customers

Giving 10% off on a product will certainly make customers choose your business over competition. Even better, offering discount coupons with an expiry date creates a sense of urgency to prospects.

This is what Gtech does. By making the discount code offer limited in duration potential customers will be compelled to act fast. With time, the group of new customers become even more valuable.

Using vouchers to maintain the existing list of customers

Sending coupon codes to existing customers is a great way to maintain the relationship with them. For example, you can send them a 10% off their next purchase. This helps to keep your list of customers alive and makes them feel that you still care.

Using discount codes for Gtech to target people who abandon the shopping cart

Purchasing products online often involves filling in personal information including the email address then placing products of choice in the shopping cart. More often than not, shoppers abandon their cart halfway through the shopping.

Targeting these users involves sending them an email with an offer of exactly what they had in the shopping cart before they left so as to motivate them to complete the purchase. This works great and significantly improves shopping cart conversion rates.

However, similar to all marketing strategies, do not overdo coupon offers. Sending them too frequently and filling customers’ email box with offers may risk them unsubscribing. Also, just like Gtech discount codes, before sending any offer, ensure that is of
great value.

Find the Best Newborn Photographer in Nashville TN

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Taking crazy pictures with your friends at college and then after years watching those pictures with your old buddies is the best experience of life when you remember your old good days spent with your best friends. Pictures taken at your engagement ceremony will also make the even unforgettable and then enjoying those lovely pictures with your fiance is also a great experience of life. A good photographer can make your special days unforgettable as you can remember those events by watching the pictures and you can discuss the different happenings of that occasions with those who are with you in those pictures. Same way you can hire a professional photographer for your wedding party or your other family party.

For a newly married couple, the greatest wish is to become the parents of a little angle and every couple wants to make those moments special when they have their baby in the hands for very first time. That is why the trend of hiring a professional photographer is increasing and now you can find specialized newborn photographers who knows how to capture those lovely moments to make those alive forever.

Renting a photo booth is a trend now specially for wedding photographs but it can also be used for other family functions as well. A good photographer can make a good use of Photo booth that covers 10 to 15 family members in one frame and this is a grate way to capture your special moments with friends and family.

Whether you are going to rent a photo booth or you are going to hire a professional photographer for your family even you must see the portfolio first to get an idea of the expertise of that photographer. Without knowing the past work hiring a photographer would be too risky.

For the parents who have their first baby, only a professional Nashville newborn photographer can make those moments special for life time. Even when your baby grow up and watch his/her photos will be happy to see those priceless moments. So if you are in need of a newborn photographer then you should contact with Smith Studios Photography to hire a professional new born photographer.