Free Vs Paid Web Hosting : Which One New Bloggers Should Use?

Free Vs Paid Web Hosting Having a personal blog site has become a trending during the latest years. People use it to record their daily activities, to showcase their expertise, to contact with friends and to make money online. With the increasing popularity of the personal blog, there is a confusion that bothers many new bloggers – should I try a free blog hosting to save budgets or purchase a paid one to guarantee the proper blog running?

To resolve this issue, I’ve come out a detailed introduction of the strong points and shortcomings of these two hosting types, helping you understand when you should try the free hosting and when you can try the paid option.
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Top .htaccess Tips to Secure Your WordPress Site

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Since website security has become a common concern, webmasters exercise great care when maintaining their sites. In addition to some frequently-used methods, like WordPress security plugin installation, password enhancement and the use of SSL, you can take .htaccess into consideration. This is a great method recommend by many experts and web resources sites like PHPMatters

Maybe now, you have been pulled in a fog and thirst after the reason why .htaccess can make a big difference on website security improvement and what you can do with it. Here, we are going to clear all your doubts by showing details on how to secure your WordPress website using .htaccess.

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Hottest Black Friday & Cyber Monday WordPress Deals 2014: Save Huge Money!

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As the black Friday approaches, most of the consumer products go on sale. You can find these sales in your local markets and departmental stores as well. The cyber world never stays behind and that is why there are a lot of WordPress Black Friday 2014 deals out there. It is time for you to grab those deals and get the most benefit out of your favorite WordPress hosting companies, theme shops and plugins.

Some of the top rated companies that have come up with black Friday deals for 2014 are covered below.
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Are You Using TOO Much WordPress Plugins on Your Blog? Stop Right Now!

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WordPress plugin is regarded as an optimal choice for extending website function, with which people can enhance their sites conveniently without learning professional skills. And also, almost all plugins are free of charge so as to encourage webmasters to install too many WordPress plugins immoderately. However, more installs doesn’t create a better site.

In most cases, webmasters install WordPress plugins blindly instead of thinking twice. That is the leading cause to slow down page loading speed and get the whole site in trouble. Thus, if you are in the same situation, you have to take action to clean some unnecessary plugins right now.

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Let me Setup Your New WordPress Blog For FREE!

One of the most common excuse, I’ve been hearing from new bloggers that they don’t know how to setup WordPress.

So what they do?

They won’t start WordPress blog or They’ll use Blogspot.

Not every new blogger is great with Setting up new blog, optimizing permalink, improving blog design etc.

If you’re one of them. Then you’ll be happy to know about my new free WordPress installation service.

I’ll help you to Setup Your New WordPress Blog for absolutely FREE!

I’ve decided to provide this service to new bloggers who want to start a new WordPress blog or those who’re using Blogspot and want to setup WordPress Blog.

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What I will do in this service?

Setting up a new blog, making it Search engine friendly is not easy. Here are list of features you will be getting with this free WordPress Install Service:

  • Installing Latest Version Of WordPress
  • Updating Ping list
  • Setting Up Permalink
  • All Important plugins Installation and configuration.
  • Installing Themes (Free)
  • Setting up Best SEO WordPress plugins
  • Speeding Up WordPress
  • Sitemap submissions
  • Feedburner Setup and Integration
  • Contact Page with awesome contact form
  • Google analytics Integration

No, it’s not only that!

I’ll provide you email support for a month. You can ask me any questions about any anything related to WordPress. Isn’t that cool?

  • How to use WordPress
  • Getting Traffic
  • Theme Suggestion
  • Social Media Tips
  • Writing Search Engine Optimized Content

Note: The only thing which you will not be getting in this free setup is: Theme setup. For this you can visit Deals Page to find any theme for your blog

Why am I offering so many things for free?

First of all my this service is totally FREE!

I will not ask you even a penny. The only thing you have to do is to buy web hosting using my special affiliate link.

This service is only available for free if you buy hosting from Bluehost using my affiliate link. If you don’t like to buy hosting from bluehost or any other company. You can contact me, I’ll provide you this service at very low cost.

How to Get Started?

For this all you need to do is, clean your browser cookies and click on Bluehost hosting link, and get an account with them.

Signup for Bluehost

You will be getting free domain along with it. If you already have a domain from any other company, you can send me domain details.

If you don’t want to buy hosting from Bluehost. You can try Hostgator. Using coupon “AllBloggingTips25” to get flat 25% OFF!

I will earn commission from Bluehost or Hostgator when you signup using my affiliate link and no additional cost to you.

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After getting webhosting account. You need to send me following details:

  • Your Full Name:
  • Your Email:
  • Bluehost cPanel login details:
  • Domain access
  • Skype / gTalk ID:

Once, I have all these details, I start setting up your WordPress blog. It will take 24-72 working hours. You can send me details via below contact form.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

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Your Message

You can also email me info (@) allbloggingtips.com

NOTE: I will not keep any of the forwarded information from you. Once I setup your WordPress. I will destroy the email!

So What are You Waiting for?

Let me setup your WordPress blog for FREE and take all these advantages. :D

Don’t forget to share this service with your friends and bloggers. If they want to start a WordPress Blog

All the best. Check out my guide on How To Start a Blog

20 Best WordPress Plugins That I Used In 2012

New year 2013 has arrived. I am wishing you happy new year. Today I decided to share 20  Best WordPress Plugins That I Used In 2012.

 

Best WordPress Plugins

Here I am providing you the list of all the WordPress Plugins that I personally used in 2012 both free and paid, these plugins are best for SEO and Design and are MUST HAVE plugins.

Premium Best WordPress Plugins

1. CommentLuv Premium

Adds CommentLuv links to comments, protects you from spam, encourages twitter followers, adds keywords to names and increases traffic and community!

2. MaxBlogPress Ninja Affiliate

This plugin Automatically convert keywords on your blog into money making affiliate links. Also manage, track, cloak and shorten unlimited number of affiliate links from one central location of Maxblogpress Ninja Affiliate. This plugin helped me alot in saving my time and managing all affiliate links. Ninja plugin is a must have plugin for serious affiliate marketers.

3. Freebie Subscribe To Download For WordPress

Tap into your sites traffic and turn it into a newsletter / email list super builder! I’ve used this plugin to send iThesis template to those who signup to my email list.

Free Best WordPress Plugins

4. Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.

5. Disable Directory Listings

Prevent virtual directory listing services from listing the contents of directories, and/or show a page in place of a directory’s listing. This plugin is one of the Must Have WordPress Plugins to protect directories.

6. Google XML Sitemap for Images

This plugin will generate a XML Image Sitemap for your WordPress blog. Just After installing this plugin Open the settings page to create your image sitemap.

7. Jetpack by WordPress.com

Excellent plugin with lot of features.  Jetpack enables you to connect your blog to a WordPress.com account to use the powerful features normally only available to WordPress.com users.

8. nrelate Related Content

Easily display related content on your website. Very easy to configure and install.

9. Author hReview
A perfect plugin to boost affiliate sales and to write a great review. Add support for hReview and AggregateRating based on schema.org.

10. Simple Google Sitemap XML

Generates a valid Google XML sitemap with a very simple admin interface

11. Thumbnail For Excerpts

Thumbnail For Excerpts allow easily, without any further work, to add thumbnails wherever you show excerpts (archive page, feed…).

12. WordPress SEO

The first true all-in-one SEO solution for WordPress, including on-page content analysis, XML sitemaps and much more.

13. Facebook Page Promoter Lightbox

All your visitors should know about your facebook page and tell their friends. With this plugin you can display a preconfigured Facebook Page-Like Box inside a lightbox. This plugin is still helping me to get more likes on my ABT Fan page.

14Comment Reply Notification

When a reply is made to a comment the user has left on the blog, an e-mail shall be sent to the user to notify him of the reply. This will allow the users to follow up the comment and expand the conversation if desired.

15. W3 Total Cache

Improve site performance and user experience via caching: browser, page, object, database, minify and content delivery network support.

16. Limit Login Attempts

Must have WordPress Plugin to protect blog from hackers and limit the login attempts. It Limit rate of login attempts, including by way of cookies, for each IP.

17. RDFa Breadcrumb

RDFa Breadcrumb outputs fully customizable breadcrumb path. This plugin has inbuild RDFa markup, so google rich snippet will show breadcrumbs in search results. After activating, It started showing breadcrumbs in search result within 12-24 hours for this blog.

18. Smart Archives Reloaded

An elegant and easy way to present your posts, grouped by year and month. You can see live demo here.

19WangGuard

Best plugin to stop spam registration.  WangGuard protects each web site in a personalized way using information provided by Administrators who report sploggers world-wide, that’s why it’s very important that you report your sploggers to WangGuard. The longer you use WangGuard, the more effective it will become.

20. WP Smush.it

It Reduces image file sizes and improve performance using the Smush.it API within WordPress.

So these were 20 Best WordPress Plugins That I Used In 2012. Don’t forget to share this post on social networks. I’m sure your followers will find it helpful! :D

Don’t forget to look at our recent plugin collection for WordPress Blog

What about you? Which and How many WordPress Plugins you’re using? Do let me know in comments.