WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org: Which Blog Platform to Use

WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org: Which Blog Platform to Use

Whenever we look into starting a blog, we are bombarded with a multitude of options. Some of the options like Blogger, WordPress and Tumblr are very popular, and others, like Ghost, for example, are works in progress. Selecting which blog platform to use depends on your particular requirements based on the type of blog you have and what you wish to do with your blog. If you are blogging for fun or as a means to hosting a personal journal, you can use BlogSpot, WordPress.com or Tumblr as they are free, and quite easy to manage. When you are blogging to (11 comments)

How to Monetize Self-Hosted WordPress Blogs

How to Monetize Self-Hosted WordPress Blogs

As bloggers we have various options we can use to monetize our blogs. We can use advertisement networks to run ads, and we can also make money without running ads on our blogs. However, making money without an advertisement program is quite difficult and requires hard work. When you use an ad network, making money from your WordPress blogs gets easier. In this post I will share with you a list of advertisement networks that you can use to monetize your self-hosted WordPress blog. Some of these ad networks have certain limitations in terms of (15 comments)

WordPress or BlogSpot : Which is Better?

WordPress or BlogSpot : Which is Better?

When it comes to blogging, we have plenty of options such as WordPress, BlogSpot, Tumblr to name a few. One of the most talked topic here is WordPress or Blogger for blogging. This gets pretty confusing at time, as many users like BlogSpot because of less tech hassles, and many users love WordPress, because of more power and features. When someone ask me, which platform I should start with, here is my answer: My recommendation is always start with WordPress.com for a month, and once you get accustomed with blogging, you should start a new blog on Self (24 comments)

WordPress Trackback Spam : New method of Spamming

WordPress Trackback Spam : New method of Spamming

Spam comments are nothing new and we get it all the time. Thanks to plugins like Akismet, Gasp and many others which help us to fight against comment spam. Though, comment spam is usually done to get additional backlinks. Now, many of you who are not aware of Pingback or Trackback spam, this article is for those. How many of times you get new notification for an article linked to you? Usually WordPress shows all trackback as comment and like any other comment, you can approve, reject or spam it. In this article, I will be talking about WordPress (7 comments)

Download ManageWP iPhone App : Manage WordPress Blogs from iPhone

Download ManageWP iPhone App : Manage WordPress Blogs from iPhone

If you are a WordPress iOS app user, you know how painful it is to manage your blog from the default app. Ahh..You got me wrong! I'm not talking about adding blog posts or adding images, I'm talking about updating your plugins, themes & other maintenance tasks. Is int it wonderful if Automattic integrates this feature in the app itself? Well they haven't & I doubt they would do that. This becomes a problem for users like me & you who have multiple WordPress blog (You have more than one WordPress blog. Right?) Earlier I have talked (5 comments)