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7 Benefits Of Using WordPress As Your Development Platform

7  Benefits Of Using WordPress As Your Development Platform

WordPress was considered a “blog” software at a time in the past. Since then it has evolved into a fully functional Content Management system. WordPress is an open source Content management system and empowers a number of websites that are being developed every day. WordPress has become quite popular among the developers because of its featurefulness. WordPress has touched new heights of success over the past few years.It is a great development tool and most amazingly, it is assessable to everyone for free.

If you are thinking to have a website then WordPress can fulfill your desire in very short time. Developing a website for your business before WordPress was never too easy. WordPress has a variety of features that helps you in each and every way you need for a website.

Let us have a look on some of the most sought after benefits of using WordPress as your CMS:

1. Easy to use
This is one of the standout features of WordPress. It is supremely easy to understand and use WordPress.It does not need any sound technical knowledge to use WordPress. If you are not aware of hard coding then also you can operate WordPress.

2. Easily Manageable
It is easy to manage a WordPress site from any computer. You do not need any additional software or features to manage your WordPress site. You can add pages or edit the content from your own computer easily. This makes it even more useful specifically for those people who have a lot of content to add or update after every short time span.

3. SEO Friendly
This is one of the most important things all website owners want for their website. The code behind a WordPress site is very simple and clean which makes it easy for the search engines to index a WordPress site. Moreover the frequency of adding new pages or posts counts in attracting the google robots. If you are creating unique content using quality keywords, the chances of your site to come higher in search engine rankings are high.

4. Extend the functionality with plugins
A WordPress plugin is an asset to have. You can extend the functionality of your site up to the desired level using these plugins. Using a plugin is normally a 3 step install process. You can install a plugin if you want to boost your SEO efforts, you can add a contact form, complex galleries and, calendars etc. with the use of plugins.

5. Responsive Design
You can easily customize the WordPress site for a responsive design. You can use a responsive theme to make your site responsive so that it can be easily browsed on a mobile, desktop or a tab.

6. Social Media Integration
A WordPress site can be easily integrated with social media like facebook, twitter or LinkedIn. It helps in promoting your posts and driving more traffic to your website.

7. Multiple Users
Every user on your website may not require the same level of access. You can easily manage multiple accounts for users depending on the requirement. It provides everyone with the flexibility to contribute at required levels.

WordPress has so many benefits as a content management system that it may be difficult to list every single of them, you may miss the one or the other every time. This is not about listing the benefits or WordPress but just to give an idea that how powerful is WordPress as a development platform. You can create any type of site with WordPress and make every site so feature full that it doesn’t fail to impress the visitors in any manner.

Author Bio:

Marie Thomas is a WordPress expert, associated with Wordsuccor Ltd., wordpress development company in usa and has a lot of experience in converting PSD to WordPress. She has delivered an numerous range of quality products related to this. She has a strong passion for writing useful and insights about WordPress tips and tricks.

 

When ever we are writing technical stuff related to programming we need to add code snippets for reference , we use “code” html tag with some css customization but now we no need to made so much effort as there are too many websites which provide code snippets hosting system …

Here I explain how you can use GitHub to host your code snippets and how you easily add it to your site.

GitHub is a online project hosting using Git. Includes source-code browser, in-line editing, wikis, and ticketing. Free for public open-source code. you can easily add you code globally and can add it to your site as well as share directly.


gist github

Follow these simple step to add code snippets to blog:

Step 1  Go to gist(dot)github(dot)com

Step 2  If you already have GitHub account then Signin to your account else SignUp a new account with github (it help you to track all of your code snippets).

Step 3  You can seen fields for “Code Snippet Description”, “Name of File”, “Language of Code”, and field for you code snippet. Now fill all the fields according to need …

For E.g.

Description : Change active Class of navigation according to current tab URL on page load using jQuery.
Name Of File: Active Navigation Selector jQuery
Language of Code : JavaScript
etc …

gist github

Step 4 You have 2 options

  1. Create a Secret Gist
  2. Create a Public Gist

if you want to share your code block publicly then click on Public Gist else click on private

Now you snippet is saved on github , now you only need to copy the code from “Embed this Gist” Field and paste it to your blog where you want to share it …
Here is the E.g . with jQuery Snippet. 

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As an open-source PHP developer who uses both WordPress and Drupal (although, currently, I use Drupal significantly more), I always assumed we were all on the same team. So I was a little taken aback at the level of vitriol leveled toward Drupal from the WordPress community in various blog comment threads
1) Expectations
I encounter many WordPress users who have a story something like this: “I am a WordPress developer. I used Drupal once or twice and it was horrible! It took lots of time to do simple things/was not usable/used lots of server memory/had horrible themes.” OK. Yes. There’s a kernel of truth in most critiques, and this one is no different. However, it’s mostly a matter of expectations. If you are used to installing WordPress and being quickly ready-to-go out-of-the-box, you’ll be disappointed. But the fact that Drupal takes some configuration, and, for instance, doesn’t come pre-packaged with a WYSIWYG editor, doesn’t mean Drupal “sucks” (in fact, there are reasons for no pre-packaged WYSIWYG) any more than WordPress’s lack of content- and entity-type flexibility means WordPress “sucks”. Both have reasons for why they are the way they are, and it is up to you, as an intelligent developer, to pick the best tool for the job.


WordPress: blogging (obviously!), relatively simple publishing and content management. It is best in situations where they are fairly straightforward relationships between people and the content they are producing.

Drupal: a good hybrid solution in which, say, your client needs to manage public content in a “traditional” CMS setup, in addition to non-run-of-the-mill e-Commerce, membership management, Contact Relation Management (CRM) capabilities, human resources, asset management, e-mail marketing, and/or complex access control. This niche is admittedly smaller than the previous one, which goes a long way to explain the smaller Drupal market share—not (and I realize I am a broken record here) because WordPress is “better” or Drupal “sucks” in some absolute sense.

2) Ease of development

WordPress sucker punches Drupal on theme simplicity. Seriously! When I develop a site in WordPress, I have never started from a pre-built theme. I start with beautiful, clean HTML/CSS markup and then add in WordPress theme API calls. 

Drupal needs this simplicity in theming. With Drupal, I start from a base theme like Zen and bend the base theme to my design. This is fine, but on more than one occasion I have found myself spending too much time looking for a style class in the theme — if the code had all been mine to begin with, I would have been faster.

The learning curve for Drupal is steeper — I hear this a lot. I disagree! Every platform requires a developer to check the API documentation. I have used WordPress navigation countless times, but I still have to check the syntax of the specific api call from time to time. In Drupal, I do the same thing. The documentation for both platforms is rubust. If you know PHP I think they are the same.


3) Lets focus on some facts

Some Interesting WordPress Facts: 
  • Released on May 27, 2003
  • WordPress has received 164 updates since its release
  • Updates occur once every 17.8 days, on average
  • More than 14,000 plugins/modules/extensions are available
  • Nearly 1,400 themes are available
  • 14.3% of the top million websites use WordPress

Some Interesting Drupal Facts:


  • Released on January 15, 2001
  • Drupal has received 77 updates since its release
  • Updates have occurred once every 36 days since version 4.3 was released in 2003
  • More than 8,000 plugins/modules/extensions are available
  • Nearly 900 different themes are available
  • 1.6% of the top million websites use Drupal

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WordPress is a most popular CMS amongst world. It is good for SEO as well as Managing content. We can customize our site in WordPress by installing themes and plugins. Plugin integration is the most interesting feature of WordPress, we can add multiple plugin for SEO, E-Commerce, Comments and social features to customize our site. 
Today I’ll tell you about the most useful plugin for E-Commerce integration in WordPress, which can help you in diverting your mind from magento or any other E-Commerce framework.
WP-Ecommerce is a great shop plugin for WordPress, which will allow you to add products in list and their prices. User can add products in cart and after selecting there products user can go for checkout. It’s very powerful and can also be customized with loads of plugins to make it more reliable and optimized.
WP-Ecommerce already have lots of feature but to make it more better and professional you must use WP eCommerce Shop Styling .
You must be thinking why WP eCommerce Shop Styling, So here are some of his feature which you must know :
  • Customized HTML mail templates for all wordpress mails
  • Customized mail content and formatting for all wpsc mails
  • Personalization of mails and transaction results
  • Edit the products table and use it in mails invoices and transaction result
  • Auto generated PDF invoice
  • Custom transaction result pages for different transaction states
and still updating time to time…
WP eCommerce Shop Styling allow you to formatting your order invoices over Email and PDF. You can change your company logo and other useful information about your E-shop. You can customize E-mail HTML formatting easily in WYSIWYG.
WP eCommerce Shop Styling plugin is free in base version , in which you can change only your company details but can’t format you invoice . to use it full feature you must install its two upgrades:
1. for Transaction results 
2. for PDF invoices
you can take both upgrade with huge discount.
E-Commercer Plugin
Main Page View of Plugin

E-Commercer Plugin
Invoice Templet
To know more about this app Click Here

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Wordpress TipsWordPress is by far the most popular blogging/content management system. The platform is used by millions of webmasters from all over the world.
But, there is a downside to having this kind of popularity: more often than not, it puts a big bulls eye on your back.
WordPress is a target, and hackers are trying to hit it all the time.
You do not want to have your website hacked because it can disrupt your business and cause a huge inconvenience.

Why Hackers Target WordPress

There are various reasons why people want to hack websites. Some of them are:
– to get backlinks to their website,
– to get links to another site,
– to steal your website traffic,
– for free access to content that requires payment,
– to steal registered users email addresses,
– and sometimes, because they think it’s fun.
WordPress already has a certain level of security built into the platform, but it would be wise to take some extra precautions to secure your blog.

5 Plugins to Secure Your WordPress Blog

1. Wordfence Security

Wordfence security is a high quality, totally free security plugin. It has an anti-virus scanner, firewall, and malicious URL scanner built into it.
Wordfence is currently the only security plugin that has the ability to:
– validate and then fix your core, your theme, and all plugin files (it can do all of this whether you have backups or not),
– tell you exactly what changed in your infected files,
– report your traffic in real-time to give you situational awareness, and
– accurately differentiate between human and crawler traffic.
Wordfence for multi-site scans every post and comment across all your blogs from a single admin panel.
After Wordfence is installed, you can set up a list of multiple email addresses to receive security alerts.
Many security plugins are set up to scan daily, but Wordfence scans every hour. It monitors all your pages, comments, and plugins.
Although Wordfence is free, a premium API key is offered that allows you to block specific countries and schedule scans for certain times.

2. WP Security Scan

WP Security Scan looks after your blog by scanning the central components of it. It checks your blog to find security vulnerabilities and then, if necessary, you will be told what corrective actions need to be taken.
The plugin checks for errors in the database, the presence of the tag of the meta tag, and for security, it checks if the a.htaccess file has been placed in the wp admin. It also checks the WordPress version and table prefix to ensure that the WordPress version is hidden.
WP Security Scan will scan the permissions of core files within WordPress folders. It looks for what suggestions were made and the actual permissions that were given.
It also has a built-in checker that will verify whether your password is strong enough or not and make suggestions accordingly.
WP Security Scan does not necessarily need to be activated in order to execute these important security functions.

3. Goggle Authenticator

The Google Authenticator plugin helps secure your blog by providing a two-step authentication process. It works through an app for Android/Blackberry/iPhone.

4. IM Login Dongle

IM Login Dongle is a simple plugin that adds a two step verification process to the login. It does this through instant messenger accounts or Google Authenticator. You have to create an instant messenger account through one of the supported platforms (currently, windows live messenger, icq, and google talk are supported).

5. Hide Your WordPress Version

It’s very important that you hide the version of WordPress that you’re using. Publishing it makes it easier for those with bad intentions by letting them know if you’re using an outdated/non-patched version.
To remove the version from the page, simply delete the readme.html file from the WordPress installation directory.

Additional Notes

Upon installation of your WordPress blog, the first user is automatically called admin. You need to create a different user for management of a blog.
Remove the administrator user ID from administrator to subscriber. This provides a boost for your blog’s security.
A second option you have is to create a random user name that can’t be traced to you and that uses your email address to log into WordPress.
There you have it – five great plugins and steps to add extra security to your blog.
Author Bio:
Jason Smith is an online consultant for AJ’s Truck & Trailer – cheap trailers for sale . Jason likes blogging about online strategies that are related to SEO, Content, PPC & Lead generation. In his free time he likes to study about web designing and practice Jiu Jitsu.

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