My 6 Favourite WordPress Themes for 2015


A few of my favourite and what I think are the best WordPress themes for 2015. I’ve chosen these themes because they all look great, are packed full of features and you’ll get great support from the developers.

They are all available over on Themeforest..

Here’s the links:

3clicks: http://www.wpeagle.com/3clicks
Anchorra: http://www.wpeagle.com/
Elision: http://www.wpeagle.com/elision/
Tison: http://www.wpeagle.com/tison/
Muzak: http://www.wpeagle.com/muzak/
http://www.wpeagle.com/gonzo/

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How To Make a WordPress Website – 2015


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Create a WordPress Website 2015

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Introduction

Introduction 00:00:00
Overview & Costs 00:04:18
Get Domain Name & Hosting
Get Hosting & Domain Name 00:06:13
Get 35% Discount enter THIRTYFIVE 00:09:15

Install WordPress 00:10:41

Create Your Website

Login To WordPress 00:14:52
Change Password 00:15:47
Update WordPress 00:16:57
Uninstall Unnecessary Plugins 00:17:29
Get TESSERACT Theme 00:18:57
Install TESSERACT Theme 00:20:31
Header Navigation Colors 00:21:58
Navigation Link Colors 00:22:53
Site Title & Tagline 00:23:45
Remove Sample Page 00:24:29
Add All Pages 00:24:50
Add Menu 00:26:14

Build Home Page

Setup Home Page 00:27:55
Remove Sidebar 00:29:44
Add Plugins 00:30:52
Edit Home Page 00:35:16
Remove Title 00:38:14
Download Images 00:40:17
UnZip Images 00:42:12
Build Your Home Page 00:42:47
Add Logo 01:27:48
Create Credits Page 01:30:20
Add Footer Menu 01:31:57

Create About Page 01:33:31

Create Our Work Page 1:48:39

Build Services Page 01:57:13

Create Contact Page 02:09:17

Top Navigation Buttons 02:15:08
Social Media Icons 02:21:22
Make Headline Responsive 02:25:01
Background Position 02:26:22
Updating Your Theme 02:28:17
How To Make Great Looking Websites 02:29:28
Congratulations!! 02:31:01

Choosing a WordPress Theme


Choosing a WordPress Theme can be difficult. There are so many flashy templates out there that may appear to offer a great solution… but do they? In this video, Mark Collier (our newest team member) offers up his advice when selecting a WordPress template. Be sure to keep watching our channel for Mark’s future WordPress tutorials, tips, and tricks!

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WordPress Tutorial 1: Introduction


This is the beginning of a series on WordPress. In this initial lesson we learn what WordPress is, why it’s so useful, and get a feel for what we’ll learn in upcoming lessons (admin screens, custom theme development). Gain a pro understanding of HTML & CSS in my 8 hour video course: http://learnwebcode.com/web-design-for-beginners-real-world-coding-html-css/

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What Is SEO? Why Should I Care About Search Engine Marketing

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What the Heck is SEO?

 

Once you start blogging you’ll hear a lot about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) so let’s start off by defining it a bit.

In reality when we talk about Search Engines we are really just talking about Google – not to say some people don’t get some traffic from other search engines but the vast majority of it will be from Google. I haven’t run a website in years where any of the other search engines generated traffic anywhere near the traffic I get from Google. So for the most part, we’re optimizing for Google If your not Experienced and would like you can Hire Our CA SEO Firm for expert  and professional results.

SEO in a negative sense is about trying to trick the search engines by creating your pages in a certain way so that you get a lot of traffic.

SEO when seen in a positive light is about creating and launching pages in a way that will make it easier for search engines to find, analyze and rank your pages.

SEO Tricks will Lead to Disaster

The problem with the “tricking” approach is that it runs counter to what Google is aiming to achieve and when they update their systems which they do several times every year, you’ll find that your tricks are no longer valid and all or a lot of your traffic has disappeared.

So for a “trick” example it was quite fashionable for w while to buy Exact Match Domains. For instance, if you had a website that was trying to get traffic for searches for stainless steel fridges then people who buy domains like buy-a-stainless-steel-fridge.com and these domains would show up well in search results for people looking to buy stainless steel fridges.

But Google corrected that situation and a lot of these sites had huge traffic crashes. So my advice is to avoid the tricks, they may work for a while but when it comes crashing down, you won’t be left with much. And if you’ve put in a lot of hard work, this can be pretty heart breaking and if you’re running an online business it can be devastating.

Ultimately Google would like it’s system to act like a qualified person reading and judging the page and every year they get closer to achieving those results.

Personally the best pages I’ve created – the pages that Google gives me the most traffic too are the unique high quality pages.

Your best bet by far is to create content that people need. This is certainly not something you can do all the time but it should be your goal. This is really not the answer that most people want to hear but making quality work is the best SEO.

The Two Sides of the SEO Firm
SEO can be split into two basic components.

The first side is the content side. How is the page structured? Does it have a title and sub titles on the page? Are there any images? What are the words on the page and other content factors. Google will take all this information and try to algorithmically figure out what it thinks this page is about and in what kind of searches your content would be relevant.

Now, no one know exactly what’s in the Google magic formula but there are some general rules that people try to follow. I’m only going to make some minimal recommendations here but I’ll have some links at the bottom of the page if you feel like falling down the SEO rabbit hole at a later point.

Your headline is very important (it should be the first thing on the page and use a h1 tag (Word Press takes care of the tag issue).

Your description is also very important – it should describe what your page is about.

Now if you installed the SEO plug-in I recommended you should be able to customize both of those things in all your WordPress posts.

A Search Listing is like an Advertisement for your Blog
You should think of the headline/description combo as sort of an ad for your page. They’re what Google, in most circumstances will choose in the search results listing.

Below I have an effective if somewhat boring example for the TextFixer website.

Screenshot: example search listing
The title tells you exactly what the page is – it’s a HTML Table Generator and the description tells you exactly what it does.

Now it’s not that exciting but to tell you the truth it’s not a terribly exciting tool unless you need one in which case you learn it’s free, it’s quick and it uses html/css which is probably what people who are searching for this kind of thing want to know.

In most cases the content is probably not so mundane and so you want to still be descriptive but try to get something catchier if possible. For instance this page is about SEO and I could try something like these examples.

Why SEO is Over Rated.
SEO Tricks always Fail but Content Never Does
How I stopped worrying about SEO and learned to love the web again
Ok, now I’m getting carried away but if you can add a little sizzle to your headline and complete the impression with your description.

You get a second of exposure, if you’re lucky, to a potential reader and so the title/desription combo is your best chance to gain a new fan.

It’s All about the Links
The Second Part of SEO is about links. There’s interlinking on your site which is very important but even more important are links to your site from other sites.

The activity of trying to get links to your site is called “link building” and for the most part the most effective link building strategy is to make things that are worth linking to.

Things to Avoid when Link Building
These represent my opinion and I can see some debate on points 2 and 3 but at the very least pay close attention to the first point

1. Buying Links. If someone says they can get you thousands of links for an unbelievable price – don’t do it. The links are near worthless and at worst they might be so low quality that Google will penalize you for it. On a related topic, buying traffic is also garbage – never do it.

2. Directories Submission Services. Do you ever go looking for websites in directories? Me neither. They’re not worth it and quite a lot of them are very low quality. If you insist then hand submit to a couple that look to be very high quality but really I wouldn’t bother.

3. Article Directories. A lot of people still use these but they are not high quality links and Google has downgraded the importance of these types of sites over the years.

Simple Link Building Methods that Work
1. Submit to social sharing sites like StumbleUpon, Reddit, Youtube SEO etc where appropriate. For instance if you’ve made funny cartoon then submit it to Reddit but if you’ve made a “HTML Table Generator” then that’s not the kind of thing the community is into. If it feels like spam, then it probably is.

2. Contribute to message boards or comment on blogs if there applicable to what you’re doing. If you’re writing about web design then be active in the community and comment on articles when you have something to say. You can start to network a bit this way – it shouldn’t be just about the links.

3. Guest posting. If you build up your site and it has a lot high quality content, try to see if you can guest post on another blog. This tactic isn’t for everyone as it requires a bit of social extraversion but it can be a good boost when done right.

4. Patience. You will get links if you make great things but it takes time. Google will increase traffic to your site over the first year if you continue writing and with the increased traffic you’ll get more exposure and people will start linking to your blog. Be patient the first year. Unless you’re a marketing genius, it’s very normal for it to be very slow climb up the hill.

A Must-Know About Steel Garage Doors

There are so many variety of styles to choose from when we talk about garage door design. One of it was a steel garage door design which I read on this website lately and I found it a lot interesting!

Here is a nice preview about that site:

There are many people that simply think all garage doors are the same. However, garage doors can be made from several different materials. Each type of material has their own pros and cons. We are going to focus on steel garage doors. Specifically, what are the benefits of steel garage doors?

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Article source: http://www.garagedoorrepairsanfranciscoca.com/2016/02/16/ups-and-downs-of-steel-garage-doors/