Four Must Have WordPress Plugins For Your Website To Make It Succeed Online

Do you know WordPress is so great and popular CMS that 1/4th of the internet’s top websites are based on it? Yes in the recent published report by Matt, founder of WordPress, it was revealed that 22 of every 100 active domains created in the U.S. are running WordPress.

If your website is powered by WordPress you may be thinking which plugin to install and which to leave. I have five year experience in WordPress development and has helped hundred of client launch WordPress based website, it is my daily job to help them decide which plugins to use and which to avoid. Also I always discourage installing so many plugins on a single website.

Why do I advise that to keep plugins count to minimum (SEVEN or TEN in maximum)? Because when you add a plugin to your website, it introduces a third party code which can affect your website’s speed (page loading time) SEO and website security so it is always recommended to keep them to minimum to avoid such risks.

Every website to succeed online in today’s competitive world , have to have great content, secure website, with fast loading pages, and properly optimized pages for SEO. Yes WordPress cannot write content for you, but it can help you with other important aspects to make your website speedy, secure and have SEO optimized pages.

I recommend following four types of plugins to cover four important factors of websites’ online success namely Speed, SEO, Security and ZERO Spam content or comments:

1- Anti-Spam plugin: You can use any good anti-spam plugin however I recommend WordPress’s official plugin for this purpose called Akismet it is already installed in every WordPress website, you just need to activate it using the API key ( you can get API key free of cost by signing up for it with them, please check help link inside the plugin for more details.)

2- Security plugin: there are many security plugins but my two favorite are WordPress Firewall 2 and WordPress File Monitor. WordPress firewall stops all hacking attacks like SQL injections and much more. WordPress File monitor plugin keeps you informed if some hacker or virus changes any of your WordPress files so you can look into that and see if your site is attacked or hacked.

3- Cache plugin: It is must to have fast loading pages and avoid high server load at your hosting. To serve successfully all your visitors without overloading your server, which can take your site down or make it very slow, you need to have cache system in place.

Cache plugin can help you in this regard to keep your sites fast and speedy. Two popular cache plugin are W3Total Cache (W3TC) & WP Super Cache , I have used both at different site both are awesome and have own working style and cache approaches. I recommend to test drive both on some test blog and see which one you like and use that on your websites onward to make them speedy with caching capabilities.

4- SEO Plugin: WordPress is already very much optimized for SEO. However a good SEO plugin can guide you through the process to keep your content properly optimized.

Three popular SEO plugins are AIOS (All-in-one SEO) plugin, Platinum SEO, and WordPress SEO. I have used all three in the past and my (currently) favorite is ‘WordPress SEO’ by Yoast.
Yoast is top SEO guy who knows his stuff and keeps his SEO plugin up to date and simple to follow even for beginners.

That’s it for this tutorial. Again I warn to resist the temptation of installing too many cool plugins. Always be very concerned about your WordPress website’s SPEED, SEO and Security. And use only the absolutely necessary plugin which do not make your site slower or weaken its security.

After having above four types of WordPress plugin in your site, your site is way ahead of 90% sites out there which are slow to load, unsecured(easy to hack) and filled with hundred of spam comments. In conclusion having these four plugins in place you make sure your site is secure, speedy and take care of all spammed comments which are some of fundamental factors of a website to succeed online.

WordPress Security Risk Strategy for Your Internet Business Success

If you are using WordPress for any of your money making websites in your Internet Business, then it will be the most important article you will read about WordPress risk strategy.

Using WordPress comes with some risks and you need to take care of them with sound risk management strategy to avoid any issues in future. After all you do not want your website to get hacked or become comments spam hub.

I call it 5ws Strategy for WordPress. It is as followings:

  1. WordPress Security
  2. WordPress SEO
  3. WordPress Spam
  4. WordPress Speed
  5. WordPress Stats

Here are the quick details for each WS in this strategy. You get to know what needs to be done and why it should be done and for how to do it guides and resources checkout the links in the footer of this article. [Read more…]

Why WordPress is Our Preferred CMS

Our new clients at War-Marks often ask this question:

But Why you want to use WordPress to make our Website?

It is very genuine and reasonable question from a person who has not used wordpress before. Our answer is simple, that we do not develop clients’ websites just for the sake of making. We do and offer SEO and Traffic Generations Services too so clients can actually make profit from their websites!

So our aim is to make SEO friendly and User friendly websites. Also we want our client to use a system which can scale with their website’s growth for years to come and which will not become obselete in next few years. And for best SEO structure, ease of use & user friendliness, scalibilty and wide array of choice to customize it in anyway we choose WordPress.

There are websites we made 5 years ago using WordPress for our clients and they thank us for making their websites powered by WordPress as their sites keep growing and wordpress has always the capapibilites and new features to take care of upcoming requirments and trends online.

When Video marketing became the buzz word, and Youtube started to rule the web, wordpress had so many awesome video plugins which help you fetch videos from Youtube with few clicks. Again WordPress proved upto the mark with latest versions and plugins when Social Media (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus) became the NEW web online.

Using simple WordPress plugins we can add, edit or enhance any feature in your website both at front-end and back-end. Using great wordpress theme’s framework, we can design, redesign and customize any front-end design, layout, look and feel of your Website.

Yes there are few issues with WordPress like Security and Site Getting Slow but it can easily be rectified using best security plugins and suggestions and cache plugins and server side optimized settings.

At WarMarks we can help you build your most profitable website using WordPress and then we can help you implement of in-house plans and SEO campaigns customized to your website needs and target market. You can contact us anytime using our contact form from the top menu. Or Click Here for Contact Form.

Best Regards,

Mohsin Rasool

WordPress SEO – Top 3 Tips You Can Apply Today

WordPress is already awesome when it comes to SEO, even Matt Cuts of Google admits this at his blog.

You have already taken right step of choosing WordPress as your blog or site back-end. However there are few critical SEO steps you must take to really make it command the best possible rankings in search Engines for your given keywords.

Following are the top 3 tips you can apply today to enhance SEO Power of your WordPress site and blog:

1. Search Engine Friendly URLs – You do this today and see the difference, SEF URLs have benefit of both worlds, users love this easy to understand links and Search Engines rank them for those keywords.

What you would prefer? yoursite/?page_id=34 or yoursite/my-page! Same goes with other users and search engines.

They will thank you and reward you for having keyword rich, short easy to understand URLs, Links of your website. This step really affects your WordPress site’s SEO, so do not skip this but do this today.

To turn ON SEF URLs, go to your WordPress Admin panel, Click on Settings, then click on Permalink Settings, choose the last option called: Custom Structure and then put this into the box: /%postname%/ and click SAVE Changes.

You are done! For any troubleshooting or fully explained screenshots look for the page at the bottom of this article.

2. All-in-SEO Plugin – Thanks to WordPress plugin developer we have this awesome plugin to make our life easier. Before the days of this plugin was not born, one has to go to dirty html and edit the theme files to make them more search engine friendly.

Install this plugin and most of the SEO stuff will be taken care of this easy to use , best WordPress SEO plugin. To install this plugin is just same as you do install any other plugin.

3. Optimize Your Home Page Title – This is to most important area in SEO, do not let any useless keyword use this most important space at your website for SEO.

I suggest you have short, keyword rich , title which correctly targets the main keyword phrase in your market.

For example if you have a blog about Dog Food Recipes: Instead of having blog title: “Joe’s Love for Dogs’ , make it like “Dog Food Recipes by Joe”. To update your main blog title in WordPress: Click ‘Settings’ and then ‘General’ and here you update ‘Blog Title’.

So you learned today top three SEO steps you can do to really take your WordPress blog’s SEO to next level. This whole exercise will take about 10 minutes of your time. So I suggest you do this today for your at least main blog so you really see the difference in SEO ranking in coming days.

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