Recommended WordPress Plugins For New Bloggers

There are two types of WordPress Website. One is a free website hosted by WordPress themselves, many of which can rank very high in the search engines if they are suitably keyword rich. However the disadvantage of WordPress websites hosted by Worpdress is that if you infringe their terms of service they will delete the site. On some occasions you infringe their terms in error or without knowledge you were doing anything wrong. Yet the advantages of WordPress Websites, hosted by WordPress is that you get a feel for the software and its possibilities before you set up your own site.

Most of the bloggers think that installing plugins is very easy. But, in reality it is not so easy to install it. There are few addon scripts which are really difficult to install without proper guidance and knowledge.

Once you find a plugin you like, just click the install button and WordPress will take care of uploading the plugin for you. If you do this method, you do not even have to upload the files yourself. It is really that easy!

If setting up your own blog is new to you and you think it might be over your head, don’t worry, it is actually very simple. You will want to use a self hosted wordpress platform, which means you will have to pay a small monthly fee. Remember, this is a business and there are going to be some expenses involved. The small expense of running your own blog is one that is well worth it. Also, don’t be scared if you think something is “over your head”. There are news things you will have to learn if you want to succeed, so of course at first things will be over your head.

In the decade since their introduction, blogs have taken off on a scale that would have dumbfounded the first bloggers. There are still bloggers who use their blog as an online diary of sorts but the purposes of blogs are almost as varied as the people doing the blogging. As technology has advanced, so have the ways to blog. Additions like audio blogging (podcasting) and video blogging (vlogging) have made blogging a rich, multimedia experience.

WordPress Pinging. Unlike many other web design software, WordPress has an inbuilt notification system to tell the search engines that a page has been added. This is called ‘pinging’. So every new page or post you make, WordPress tells as many pinging services as you choose to input; and then in turn they notify Google, Yahoo and Bing.

To install the plugins you need to upload and download several files. So, if you are familiar with PHP, HTML and CSS it will be easy for you to modify the WordPress files and templates for plugins.

When you click on plugins in the ‘appearance’ tab of your WordPress dashboard you will find ‘akismet’ and ‘hello dolly’ as two defaults already present and waiting. They have specific jobs to do when activated. Akismet is a spam filter and by having it on you ensure spammers don’t pollute your site with comments. Hello Dolly is a harmless piece of software that sticks interesting one-liners into the top right corner of your blogging back-office. just so you don’t get bored working.