Blogs

What do ‘pingback’ and ‘track back’ mean?

For those looking to run a successful blog, maintaining a constant exchange with other bloggers, website operators, and the rest of the internet community is of the utmost importance. By referring to the entries of other bloggers within your own texts, you won’t just attract new readers; you’ll also manage to generate valuable backlinks. Methods like trackbacks and pingbacks can help you with this goal. [...]  

WordPress themes: elements and structure

The blog software, WordPress, has many strengths, one of them being that design and layout can be separated from the program core. This allows users to customize the appearance of website content using themes without having to interfere with the actual software. Here, we explain the function of WordPress themes, their components, and their structure. [...]  

WordPress plugins: develop your own extension programs

Since branching off as a CMS solution for websites and online stores, WordPress has become more than just another online blogging program. A variety of different features can be added to the popular open source software. Whether it’s for creating a connection to social media networks or setting up functions for surveys or statistics, there are many ways to enhance your web presence with extensions. But how do you go about developing WordPress plugins? [...]  

Successful blogging – part 3: defining your target market

There are countless blogs online and thanks to easy and free blogging software, anyone can become an author. In our blogging series, we take you through the basics as you create your own professional blog. After discussing the technical aspects of a blog in part 1, and the importance of finding the right topic in part 2, the next step is to analyse your target audience. After all, you can only tailor your articles and posts if you know exactly who you’re writing for. [...]  

How to blog with success – part 2: find the right blog topic

Starting a new project is always difficult, especially when you’re wanting to join the world of blogging. In part 1 of our blogging series, we discussed the technical aspects of starting a blog. But how do you go about searching for topics? Read part 2 here to discover how to collect blog ideas, pick a suitable blog topic, and analyse the potential of your new venture. [...]  

Blog with success part 1: creating a blog

Anyone can be an author online by starting a blog to publicise ideas and thoughts. But for many, a blog is much more than simply an online diary: if you want to mix it with the industry professionals and become a successful blogger, there are certain guidelines to be aware of. In this short series, we will guide you on the journey to blogging with success. We begin with part 1: creating a blog. [...]  

Free blogging service or hosting on your own?

Theoretically, starting a blog is a manageable task for anybody. Once registered on a blogging platform, you are just a few clicks away from sharing your first posts. Those looking to operate a professional blog with the goal of making a profit are advised to invest a bit more time and money into their electronic enterprises. Deciding to self-host a blog allows users to exercise greater control over creative and technological aspects. [...]  

Website optimisation: making WordPress faster

Internet users usually decide within seconds whether they are going to leave or stay on a page. Even for simple WordPress sites, poor loading time is a common problem that causes visitors to hit that ‘back’ button. But fear not! There are several simple tricks and practical plugins that help optimise WordPress performance. [...]  

Blogging made easy: 10 practical WordPress plugins

WordPress is popular among bloggers, because it enables users to have a fully-fledged blog up and running within a short period of time. The real work begins later: blogs need to be regularly maintained, and this means doing a lot more than just posting new articles. Incorrect extensions, dead links, and comment sections full of spam are just a few issues that turn readers off. But there’s no need to let the specter of all these mounting tasks get you down: the right WordPress plugins are able to work wonders for your blog and save you time and energy spent on its upkeep. [...]  

Blog analysis: the most important figures for your blog

Anyone can blog! Free blogging software and simple tools enable you to get cracking with your blog in no time. But if you want to be successful in the long term and build a loyal readership with your content, there’s a lot more to be done. Regular blog analyses with appropriate analysis tools help bloggers (i.e. companies) to optimise their content, understand their readers better and thus benefit as much as possible from this valuable channel. [...]