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How to install WordPress on your blog

How To Install WordPress Manually on Your Web Hosting

Many web hosting providers nowadays offer a 1-click installation of WordPress on their hosting packages. If so, you don’t have to worry about creating databases and the files necessary for WordPress. All you have to do is click one button and follow along some simple instructions and you are all set up to go and start blogging. Dreamhost is a host we recommend that offers such an easy one-click installation

But what if you are unlucky and your hosting provider doesn’t provide an easy installation of WordPress? Well, then you have to manually install WordPress. If you have some technical expertise it isn’t too difficult a process, but if you don’t it can be quite cumbersome. That is why we have written this short guide.

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Install your WordPress site on DreamHost

Install your WordPress Site on DreamHost

One of the best hosting providers to choose for your first WordPress blog is Dreamhost. Dreamhost is recommended by WordPress.org itself and offers a very reliable and cheap hosting solution. This makes it an excellent choice for beginning bloggers.

Another great benefit of Dreamhost is that it offers great support and a very easy 1-click installation of WordPress.

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A hundred ideas for subjects for your blog

A Hundred Subjects for Your Blog

For beginning bloggers it can be very difficult to find new ideas to write blog posts. I did some online research and came back with a list of 100 fresh subjects for your blog, some of which I came up with myself. I am sure that I will use this top 100 myself later on for coming up with new ideas for my blog posts so I hope you will find this list useful as well. Be sure to leave a comment when you find this list useful or when you yourself have other ideas for blog posts other people can use.

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The importance of internal links for your blog

The Importance of Internal Links for Your Blog

We all know that external links are very important for your blog. External links are links to your blog on other blogs, websites or social media. External links are one of the most important ranking factors that Google takes into account to determine how high your blog scores in the SERPS or search engine results pages.

But bloggers sometimes forget that internal links are also very important. Internal links are links on your own blog between two different pages or blog posts. In addition to the navigation menus on your blog, internal links are the tools a blogger has to make sure similar content is interconnected. Continue reading “The Importance of Internal Links for Your Blog”

Finding free images for your blog

How to Get Free Images For Your Blog

It is sometimes said that a picture says more than a thousand words and for the average blog this is certainly true. But where can you find beautiful photos that you can use free of charge and preferably without giving a source? To help you with that, we have compiled a list of more than 10 websites that contain millions of photos that you can use freely on your WordPress blog or website.

Always check the conditions of each website. You may have to mention the name of the photographer for some photos. If that is the case, you should do that, it is fair to the photographer. Continue reading “How to Get Free Images For Your Blog”

The Do's and Don'ts of successful blogging

The Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Blogging

Below is a list of some Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to starting and maintaining your very own blog. Do not forget that each blog has its unique voice and that you should not strictly follow all the rules that you can find on the internet to have a successful blog. Do you want your blog to stand out a little between the large number of blogs that already exist then you can create your own voice by not following all of these rules. They are just a guideline. Here we go. Continue reading “The Do’s and Don’ts of Successful Blogging”