Best SEO Plugins For WordPress 2012

On my previous article for optimizing WordPress for seo i showed how some basic change on wordpress and installing some plugin can improve your website seo.

Now i recommend to use WordPress SEO by Yoast along with those steps.
This plugin have the following features :

  • Page Analysis
  • Technical WordPress Search Engine Optimization
  • XML Sitemaps
  • RSS Optimization
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Social Integration
  • Import functionality for other WordPress SEO plugins and lots more…

WordPress SEO by Yoast

Easy Press : Free WordPress Theme

Easy Press is a free WordPress theme.You can easily use this theme for your WordPress blog or for your news website.I make this theme using my BLANK RESPONSIVE HTML5 WORDPRESS THEME.

It came with following features:
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  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • Theme Option Panel
  • Custom Widgets
  • Dynamic Footer widget area
  • Have full control on Home page, post and page
  • SEO optimized

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version 1:

Version 2:

Add visitor browser name in the body class function

You can easily detect browser using this function and add visitor browser name in the body class function .

Put this on your theme functions.php

add_filter('body_class','myfunction_browser_body_class');
function myfunction_browser_body_class($classes) {
	global $is_lynx, $is_gecko, $is_IE, $is_opera, $is_NS4, $is_safari, $is_chrome, $is_iphone;

	if($is_lynx) $classes[] = 'lynx';
	elseif($is_gecko) $classes[] = 'gecko';
	elseif($is_opera) $classes[] = 'opera';
	elseif($is_NS4) $classes[] = 'ns4';
	elseif($is_safari) $classes[] = 'safari';
	elseif($is_chrome) $classes[] = 'chrome';
	elseif($is_IE) $classes[] = 'ie';
	else $classes[] = 'unknown_browser';

	if($is_iphone) $classes[] = 'iphone';
	return $classes;
}

The sample output may like this

<body class="home logged-in ie">

Source: Snipplr.com

Blank Responsive HTML5 WordPress theme

As the modern browsers are starting to support some parts of HTML5, CSS3 and also the user of iphone and other mobile device are growing rapidly.

So HTML5 responsive web design is getting very popular.

Today i am very much excited to present Blank Responsive HTML5 WordPress theme which will reduce your theme development time.

   

This Blank Responsive HTML5 theme includes:

  • 1.Semantic HTML5 markup
  • 2.1140 css grid
  • 3.widget-ready sidebar
  • 4.Theme Option Panel
  • 5.jQuery, Modernizr

Blank Responsive HTML5

Hope this theme will help you on your next WordPress project.

10 Useful WordPress functions to reduce your development time

This 10 Useful WordPress functions will certainly reduce your WordPress development time.I found this functions when i do some research for my projects. So i think i better share this with you.

1.Custom Excerpt Length

By default, excerpt length is set to 55 words. To change excerpt length using excerpt_length filter, add the following code to functions.php file in your theme:

function custom_excerpt_length( $length ) {
	return 20;
}
add_filter( 'excerpt_length', 'custom_excerpt_length', 999 );

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Best ways to fight spam on your wordpress blog

Comment spam is a fact of life if you have a blog.To fight with spammer there are some handy WordPress plugin solution to help you.

[1]. Akismet

Akismet uses a unique algorithm combined with a community-created database to “learn” which comments are comment spam and which are legitimate.This plugin costs $5 a month if you make any money from your site, such as through an affiliate link, ad, or paid service.

[2]. WP-reCAPTCHA

reCAPTCHA is probably the most popular and widely accepted CAPTCHA systems by both end-users and site-owners. It is used by such sites prominent sites as Facebook, Twitter etc.
If the user has trouble reading the CAPTCHA challenge, he or she has the option of requesting a new one. If this does not help, there is also an audio challenge which users may use.

[3]. Stop Spam by referrer requests

Use this .htaccess code on your WordPress default .htaccess file to prevent spammers posting on your blog.

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD} POST
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} .wp-comments-post.php*
RewriteCond %{HTTP_REFERER} !.*yourblog.com.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^$
RewriteRule (.*) ^http://%{REMOTE_ADDR}/$ [R=301,L]

And replace yourblog.com with your own website URL when you implement it.

Source: How to deny comment posting to no referrer requests

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Best 4 WordPress Sharing Plugins in 2012

After finishing your content you have to actively promote your content to let the world know about this. By adding some plugins to your WordPress Blog you will get a lot more exposure and grow in popularity and credibility.

I arrange some best Sharing plugin in 2012.

[1] AddThis

Over 1,400,000 sites have installed AddThis. With over a billion unique users, AddThis is helping publishers and brands all over the world, in more than sixty languages. You might be surprised who’s using AddThis–here are just a few.

It have analytic options which give you a graphical representation of your shared content.

And also a big plus for AddThis is that it also includes automatic translation in over 70 languages. So if you have a great number of different people from different countries visiting your site.

[2] ShareThis
ShareThis empowers publishers with solutions to improve and drive value from the social engagement of their site. More than 1.4 million publishers increase eyeballs, engagement, and advertising revenue through the ShareThis sharing platform.This have a very handy reporting tool which help you to see how share your content.

[3] Socialize

Socialize is an easy way to selectively add actionable social sharing buttons to your posts.

It come with following Features

  • 12 popular buttons including Pinterest and Buffer
  • Automatically insert Facebook and open graph data into head of site
  • Easily change button order on individual pages
  • Custom post type support
  • Lots of display and placement options
  • Bitly integration
  • Actions and filter for developers

[4] Social Media Widget

The Social Media Widget is a simple sidebar widget that allows users to input their social media website profile URLs and other subscription options to show an icon on the sidebar to that social media site and more that open up in a separate browser window.

Please let me know if i miss some plugins on my list 🙂

Arrange WordPress Posts and Custom Post Types Using a Drag and Drop

As WordPress show your post in same order what you will do if you want to change the order?

The custom solution is changing the WordPress post publish date.

But i think its not a convenient way to do it right?

What if you can do it by using a plugin?

First thing you need to do is install and activate the Post Types Order plugin. After activation, you should notice a new tab under Settings » Re-Order.

This is where you can change the order of your posts by simply dragging and dropping them and if you have any custom post types a Re-Order link will appear for those as well.

Download Post Types Order Plugin.

Why you should choose WordPress CMS ?

In internet WordPress, joomla and Drupal is dominating the web development world.When any one build a website this 3 are first choose.

So lets see why you should pickup WordPress ?

  1. First of all its very much user friendly. Any one can learn how to use it in 30 min or less.
  2. You can make your website more dynamic by using WordPress plug-ins which can be installed easily and also there is many free plugins to meet your need.
  3. WordPress is very much secure and have version updates frequently.
  4. SEO is the most effective way to bring more customer to your website and WordPress is very much SEO friendly.
  5. Making a WordPress website is mush cheaper then the other platform.

Hope you will build your next website using WordPress !!

Optimizing WordPress for SEO

WordPress is a awesome SEO friendly CMS.The following are some basic tips on how to fine-tune your WordPress site to get improved search engine results ranking.

1.Change your Permalink Structure for URLs

The permalinks feature allows you to create custom URL structures for your WordPress post or page. By default, WordPress sets your post URLs like

http://example.com/?p=1

This is not proper URL structure because you are not getting any benefit from having keywords in the URL. So lets take a look other available URL structure option in WordPress.You can find the permalink settings under Setting > Permalinks.

Use /%postname%/ in the Custom Structure option.So your URL structure will be like this

http://example.com/your-post-name/

Is not it look pretty 🙂

2. Think about your Title Tags

By default, the title for your blog posts in WordPress is “Blog name » Post title”
Some time this is not good for SEO and you may want to change this.There are some very powerful SEO plugin for WordPress.I will recommend All in One SEO Pack

Install it on your blog and after activating it you will see a meta box at the bottom of the post edit section

On the Title field put your customized info.There are some other fields which are self explanatory

3. Use a very good caching plugin to cash your WordPress post or page

Caching is very important it will improve your website loading speed and this is a very important factor in SEO.

I will recommend W3 total Cache

W3 Total Cache improves the user experience of your site by improving your server performance, caching every aspect of your site, reducing the download times and providing transparent content delivery network (CDN) integration.

4. Use an XML Sitemap

XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your WordPress website.

Using the Google XML Sitemaps WordPress plugin will automatically generate an XML sitemap of your WordPress website for you. It will even notify Google, Yahoo, Bing, and other search engines that your XML sitemap has been updated.