How to Add Homepage-only Links on WordPress Blogs

Advertising, How-To, Tips and Tricks
Selling textlinks is one way to earn from your blogs. You will encounter different direct advertisers and some of them have their own rules or specifications for link placement. One example is setting the links as homepage only. This means that the link will not be visible in any other pages of your site except for the homepage. By default, sidebar links in WordPress are globally visible or sitewide. You have to add some PHP codes to set a specific link with homepage only attribute. Here's the code: <?php if(is_home() && $post==$posts[0] && !is_paged()) { ?> "Insert homepage-only link or content here" <?php } ?> This script will work on .php files in the theme Editor but not on widgets. For sidebar files coded in php, you can simply add…
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How to Setup a New WordPress Blog with Fantastico De Luxe

Blogging, How-To, Web Hosting
If you have a domain name from GoDaddy and have a cPanel account, here are the steps to follow to setup a new WordPress blog with Fantastico De Luxe: 1. Login to your GoDaddy account and change the nameservers of your domain name to the new nameservers from your webhosting provider. Wait for the changes to take effect.  2. Add your domain to your cpanel account. Login to cpanel Under Domains, click Addon Domains Complete the required fields Click Add Domain 2. In the cpanel home, click Fantastico De Luxe. (Others have Softaculous) 4. In the new window, click "Wordpress" on the left navigation bar.  5. Click "New Installation". 6. Choose installation location and provide admin username and password. 7. Click the "Install WordPress" button. 8. Click "Finish Installation". Related…
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How to Install WP Better Security Plugin to Avoid Hacking

Blogging, How-To, Wordpress Plugins
Having a security plugin for your blogs can strengthen its security. This way, you can avoid hacking incidents and malware infection. WP Better Security plugin offers the following key features: Strengthen standard WordPress security by hiding vital areas of your site Prevents brute-force access to important files via htaccess Protects login attempts Detects attack attempts Here's how to install WP Better Security Plugin: 1. Login to your WordPress Dashboard. 2. Click “Plugins”. 3. Click “Add New” to install new plugin. 4. Type “WP Better Security” in the search field and click “Search Plugins”. 5. Look for “WP Better Security” under the search result and click “Install Now”. 6. Click “Ok” when the installation prompt pops up. 7. Click the “Activate Plugin” link to activate the plugin. 8. To make some…
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How to Restore a Hacked WordPress Blog

Blogging
If you are looking for a solution on how to fix a hacked WordPress blog, then this post can help you. When your site is being hacked, you usually get a displayed messaged saying. "You've been hacked!" or something like that. And you won't probably be able to login to your dashboard since you've been kicked out by the hacker. There are also severe cases wherein even the WordPress database has been compromised or the web hosting control panel password is no longer working. But if your case simply involves being unable to log into your WP dashboard and having hacked messages displayed on the site, then you can follow the steps below: 1. Change your web hosting control panel password by accessing cPanel. 2. Download a backup of your…
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WordPress Blogs Hacking Incident

Blogging
I've heard that there are some Wordpress blogs that have been hacked recently due to WordPress security vulnerability. In fact, I just helped my friend in restoring her blog after being hacked. WordPress had issued a critical emergency update (version 3.3.2) last April 20, 2012 and it can solve issues like this. It also addresses: Limited privilege escalation where a site administrator could deactivate network-wide plugins when running a WordPress network under particular circumstances. Cross-site scripting vulnerability when making URLs clickable. Cross-site scripting vulnerabilities in redirects after posting comments in older browsers, and when filtering URLs. It is absolutely critical to keep your WordPress version up to date. While this update can restore hacked blogs, it is also important to have security plugins installed.
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Video Tutorial on How to Make a Website that Earns

Blogging, How-To, Web Hosting
Blogging is so in today that almost anyone who can write and speak English have a blog or website. There are even blog owners who are earning from it. But to those who are new to earning online, even setting up a website or creating a blog can be challenging at times. So, what are the easiest steps to make a website? Here's a link to a video tutorial on how to build a website. It is summarized into 5 simple steps: 1. Register a domain name There are different registrar online where you can purchase a domain name such as GoDaddy, NameCheap, 1and1 and more. If you're starting from scratch, you can take advantage of domain sale. It usually happens when there's a special event or during the holidays.…
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Simple Social Buttons Plugin for WordPress: Google+, Facebook Like and Twitter Share All in One

Blogging, How-To, Tips and Tricks, Wordpress Plugins
I finally decided to update my Google+ profile not only to extend my online network but also to utilize the platform as a blogging tool. While looking for Google+ plugin, I stumbled upon an all-in-one social buttons plugin: Simple Social Buttons for Wordpress. I like it because it's simple and highly customizable. Now, readers can easily share my blog content by clicking any of the social network buttons - Facebook "Like", Google Plus "+1" and Twitter share. Here's how to install the Simple Social Buttons Plugin for Wordpress: 1. Login to your self-hosted WordPress blog. 2. Click "Plugins". 3. Click "Add New" to install new plugin. 4. Type "Simple Social Buttons" in the search field and click "Search Plugins". 5. Look for "Simple Social Buttons" under the search result and…
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Generate Traffic through Facebook “Like” Button Plugin

Tips and Tricks, Traffic
Here's one site exposure tip: Let your friends know that you just LIKED a link! How? Through the help of the Facebook “Like” Button widget for your Wordpress blog. The Like button lets a user share your content with friends on Facebook. When the user clicks the Like button on your site, a story appears in the user’s friends’ News Feed with a link back to your website. Download Wordpress Facebook Like Plugin and install it. (Dashboard>Plugins>Add New>Upload) Customize the settings on your administration panel: [caption id="attachment_652" align="aligncenter" width="249" caption="Configuration of settings"][/caption] I've also experimented with the Facebook Developer tools and there's another way of adding the LIKE button on specific posts. Simply get the LIKE button code on Social Plugins page. This is a good alternative if you don't…
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Blogspot VS WordPress: Where Can You Make More Money?

Blogging, Make More Money, Tips and Tricks
Q: Blogspot VS Wordpress: Where Can You Make More Money? A: Worpress. Self-hosted Wordpress. I've almost forgotten this draft if not for Free Moneymaker's post in the Adgitize forum asking how to switch from Blogger to Wordpress - from free blogs to self-hosted ones. So, why is a self-hosted blog more promising and beneficial to bloggers than using the free blogging platforms? It was ClickOnPortal who enlightened me about this subject matter when Bloguardian Hellsite: Overcashed was disabled by Blogger. I've learned a lot from my fellow bloggers after BHO's welcome party. It was a successful contest with a win-win scenario. Let me quote the top 6 reasons why you should go for a self-hosted blog than a free domain/hosting: 1. If he can do it once, he can do…
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Akismet Plugin: Instantly Kills Spam Comments

Tips and Tricks
[caption id="attachment_390" align="aligncenter" width="397" caption="Say goodbye to spam!"][/caption] Spam comments are as annoying as pop-up advertisements. Imagine yourself going through hundred of comments and getting rid of them all through multiple clicks... Very time-consuming and tedious, right? Now, think about automatic spam filter to improve your blogging experience. Professional and amateur bloggers alike value every minute spend online so each second really counts. Save yourself from hitting the delete button and focus on publishing quality contents instead. Exceptional posts deserve high-quality comments and conversational remarks, not sales pitches or advertising spiels. I just activated the Akismet plugin on my Momentary Life blog so might as well share the activation process here: 1. Login to your self-hosted Wordpress blog. 2. Click "Plugins". Akismet is deactivated by default under the list of…
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