Best of Blogging From 2014- ShoutMeLoud Edition

Best of Blogging From 2014- ShoutMeLoud Edition

2014 was a year of change for blogger as a lot has changed in the way we blog.  Apart from noticeable shift towards mobile approach, we have noticed a lot of changes in SEO. Guest blogging is dead, authorship doesn't exist anymore and mobile optimised site is now a  ranking factor. Blogging is also becoming a primary channel for big brands and companies for marketing and I'm hopeful to see blogging reaching new heights in 2015. This is the time of year, when I create this epic post for you to read all not to be missed post at ShoutMeLoud. It's tough (10 comments)

How Can You Scale WordPress On Openshift Origin?

How Can You Scale WordPress On Openshift Origin?

I have always hated shared hosting and I'm never going back to BlueHost, HostGator,etc because they’re always very un-reliable and the problem with shared hosting is that they’re just too crowded, also it doesn’t allow you to customize your environment, and has many limits like email sent per hour, max bandwidth, file size limit, etc. You can use sameid.net to check how many websites are actually hosted on the same server by entering the server's IP address on it. below what you can see is one of the servers of Hostgator. some of them even have more (2 comments)

Review: Blogo Desktop Editor For Mac

Review: Blogo Desktop Editor For Mac

When I moved from Windows to Mac, one of the pieces of software I missed the most was Windows Live Writer. Having the power to write on my desktop (offline) and then to directly publish from there was something I found to be very productive. In the past I have shared a few apps that are good desktop editors for Mac, but until now nothing was close to what Windows Live Writer offered. Recently a popular Mac desktop blog editor, an app known as "Blogo", was completely revamped, and the fully loaded version of the app launched.  This neat app (4 comments)

How To Find Which WordPress Theme Is Being Used By A Blog

How To Find Which WordPress Theme Is Being Used By A Blog

Selecting right WordPress theme for your blog is a daunting task, as with so many options, you will find it difficult to pick the best one. When you search for WordPress theme suggestions on Google search, you will be amazed by the number of recommendations, and your hunt for that "Perfect WordPress theme" will never end. There are times when you land on a WordPress blog, and you simply fall in love with the theme used by the blog, and you are like "Wow! This is the theme which perfectly shows my blog personality" and now the hard task is to find (14 comments)

How WPEngine Hosting Helped Me To Recover ShoutMeLoud Blog

How WPEngine Hosting Helped Me To Recover ShoutMeLoud Blog

If you have read my earlier experience of moving to WpEngine, I mentioned why I decided to pay $450/month for hosting. One of the best features of WPEngine is, it takes a daily backup of users WordPress blog, and if anything goes wrong, you can restore it. Today, I was working on a normal optimization of the blog, and I used WP-optimize plugin to optimize my database. As soon as I finished optimizing my database tables, and I opened my blog homepage: It was all blank. All posts were gone, but I knew this is one common error in the database, and it (4 comments)