Complete Installation Steps for WordPress Sitemap Plugin

As long As my WordPress blog has been build. I became confused that, Google always grab my post tags and don’t grab the posts directly. And there are many different posts use same tag. So there will be many repeat search results when I write “site:hppt://www.pda-battery.ca”.

Some days ago, I found a useful sitemap plugin: Sitemap Generator Plugin for WordPress (shot or DDsitemapge). And wanted to use it to get a auto blog sitemap.  I’m a beginner of WordPress, and this is the first time I upload plugin, so there are so many problems accompany me until my success.

So, I’d like to write this post to share the Complete Installation Steps for WordPress Sitemap Plugin with beginners as me.

How to Installation blog Sitemap Plugin:

Step 1: Download

You can download it from this site: dagondesign.com

Step 2: Installation

There are two common installation methods: through FTP background or through WordPress background.

FTP background:

Uncompress the sitemap-generator.zip and upload the whole folder under the plugins folder, which path is /wp-content/plugins.

WordPress background:

Find the Plugins option at the lower of the left and then click Add new. Under the head line install plugins you can see Upload after search. Here you can upload the sitemap-generator.zip directly.

Step 3: Add a new page as sitemap

Find the Pages option at the WordPress background, add a new page named such as sitemap, for the content, write this code: under the HTML edit method.

Step 4: Settings

From WordPress background, Find the Settings option at the bottom of the left. And you can see a DDSitemapeGen under it. There are so many settings you can set for you require. But there is a important one you should not forget, which is Sitemap page slug, write the page name you found when Step 3. Don’t forget to click Update options at the bottom too.

Step 5: Finish

After all the above steps you can go to your home page to see your sitemap, or write the yourblog/sitemap(pagename) in the address bar of your browser. You can see my Sitemap: pda-battery.ca/sitemap.

You also can get a xtml site map following some settings too, and a I won’t talk about this, as I haven’t do it now.

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When WordPress Permalinks Don’t Work

You have just completed the installation and configuration of your new WordPress blog–by the book. You proudly log into the dashboard and select a customized permalink (I use /%postname%/) and then hit the “Save Changes” button to save your configuration. Your blog now–goes crazy. When you try to access your blog, your browser returns nasty error pages instead of your blog’s content.

You recheck everything again, but can’t find any problem with your installation procedure. Using your FTP program or the WebShell utility at your web-host’s control panel, you verify that all of the necessary WordPress files and folders are in place and that the permissions are set correctly. In desperation, and using the control panel’s phpMyAdmin interface, you also verify that the MySQL database has been installed correctly and that the installer has configured the database tables. What could be wrong?

Before deleting your WordPress files and folders and zeroing out the database prior to trying a new installation, you grab a cup of your favorite beverage and relax a minute. You think about your installation. You remember that your new blog worked perfectly before you elected to change the permalink structure.  Maybe it’s time to look at the server’s error log for the blog’s domain to see if it points to the root problem.

In the server’s error log, accessed from the web-host’s control panel, you notice the following error entry:

[Sun Mar 29 13:30:38 2009] [error] [client …] Options FollowSymLinks or SymLinksIfOwnerMatch is off which implies that RewriteRule directive is forbidden ….

Bingo! Now you remember seeing something when you used your control panel to set up your blog’s domain. You log into your control panel and select the “Web options” icon. Right at the top of the options page you see that the “Symbolic Links” option is disabled. You enable and apply this option–and now the health of your blog is restored.

Well, almost restored. One nagging error continues to be recorded in the error log:

[Sun Mar 29 22:07:14 2009] [error] [client …] File does not exist: …/favicon.ico

When a browser accesses a web site, it always looks for a favicon.ico. WordPress does not install a favicon.ico by default. You need to either create your own or upload something suitable. Once the favicon.ico is uploaded into the blog’s root directory, this log error will disappear, too.

P.S. The Error log is your friend. Be sure to look at it from time to time.

The Deadly Game Most WordPress Bloggers Are Playing

Have you ever played Russian roulette just for kicks and giggles?

If you are using WordPress, you are needlessly engaging in this deadly game without even knowing it. Every day countless bloggers are shocked to find that their blog is lost forever because of a critical mistake; they didn’t backup their MYSQL database.

This database is THE single most important piece of data running your blog. Many bloggers simply don’t understand that their MYSQL database resides on a separate folder on the host server. They assume that downloading the WordPress folders to their hard drive is the proper way to backup their blog.

When faced with a server crash, these bloggers are then slapped with the harsh reality that their entire blog has been wiped out completely. Some people are even naive enough to think their hosts have made a backup of their databases. Three years ago, I was faced with this exact scenario when my Website host had a major server crash. My host told me that I needed to use my MYSQL database backups to restore my blogs, which of course I didn’t have (I did have plenty of salty tears, however).

Believe me when I say, you don’t ever want to be in this position! Years of hard work vanished down the virtual drain and I had to start over from scratch. However, the good news is that I am going to show you how to protect your all important WordPress databases with 10 minutes worth of work.

Ready? Set… Go…

Step one:

You can download the “WordPress Database Backup” plugin here:

http://www.ilfilosofo.com/blog/wp-db-backup

Step two:

Install the plugin on your blog.

Step three:

Set the plugin to your desired specifications. I use either a weekly or daily backup, depending on how often I post to each specific blog. You can then have the backup file downloaded to your hard drive or sent to your email. If you use the email option, be sure to check the attachment file limit from your email provider. If the backup file attachments are over the limit, I suggest using another email account for this task.

Even if you took the time to grab a bite to eat, that should of taken about ten minutes. Ten minutes to save you from utter and complete hell, not to mention give you peace of mind. Now when faced with a server crash, you will have the required data to restore your blog quickly and easily.

No need to thank me, but feel free to send donations my way if you feel the urge.

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The No-Fluff Overview of WordPress Goldmine

Monetizing and building your blog tutt sweet will require considered risks. Many blog writers who fail have reported a variety of reasons for their failure none that are easy to discern. Making money with online blogs is simple if you’re creative with your knowledge. Blogging with a system that works to assist you to learn the ropes will make it more clear how to do money online. WordPress Goldmine is the sort of system that can provide clear road map towards creating your current money making blogs, and in this review article i will be looking into why it have to be your proven choice.

The beginning section of WordPress Goldmine discusses learn how to prepare the basics and teaches you launch a WordPress blog from the garden soil up. This section stands out as the building block of the whole course and shows the value of choosing blogs over daily sites. He presents numerous arguments to back this way up, but his main point is that blogs pick up better treatment by bing than regular HTML sites, mainly new ones.

The entire method is clearly outlined from a written section along with videos that one can watch.

The very next area of the guide tells about qualified content generation. Updating your blog with the new content you will be able to find using these techniques should help keep it fresh. This section will educate you on how to implement the fresh content so that engines like google and Yahoo will rate your blogs beyond stagnant blogs.

The section after which is the most important yet, it teaches the art of creating money from your blog. Each new thing learned about blogging can help you generate traffic and begin an earning process. Whether you use affiliate programs or not is determined by your preference but you should think about the income potential. A subsequent section goes into generating consisten appointments from targeted niches. The initial setup and design are explained in a very one time setup process with little regular manipulation required.

To summary it, WordPress Goldmine can teach you everything you should know to make a good living in the own niche blogs. The only thing you will have to realize is that creating a profitable blogging business is going to take some consistent effort should you wish to succeed..

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WordPress Blogging Tip – When is a Blog Not Just a Blog?

This is not a trick question. A blog is not a blog when it is your complete content management system – wholly contained within your WordPress blog.

How is this possible? It’s really easy when you know how. Create a static front page to showcase your products. Do this in Settings -> Reading in your WordPress dashboard. This is where you have the choice of setting your front page. It can display your blog posts (a normal blog) or a static front page. Your page should already be created with at least a title because you will see a dropdown menu where you must choose the page you want to display.

In order to show your blog posts, create a page titled Blog with no content on it. Pick that page for Posts Page and your posts will display when your reader clicks on the page titled Blog.

There are as many ways to arrange your ‘static’ page as you can think of, and probably more. A great way to organize this page is to create a showcase of your products. Explain what each one is, display a graphic if you have one, and create a link to a page that is the sales letter for the product with a say for your readers to buy.

If you have only one product, no problem. Create your home page as the sales page for that product with a way for people to buy.

Different themes have different options. If you are showcasing one item, you want to check to see if your theme has the ability to display a page without a sidebar. After all, on a sales page you want your readers to have the choice between buying or leaving. Don’t give them a lot of other stuff to look at and click on.

That’s why I prefer the showcase of products on the front page with a link to the sales page which will open in a new page. If your readers leave your sales page they will immediately be back on your home page.

Important Tips to Choose Between Drupal, Joomla and WordPress

When we talk about CMS the first thing comes to our mind is ” System to create user friendly website or blogs” as it manage the content of whole website and overall system. There are some CMS web development systems which you can use to create your website or blog but it depends that which content management system you are going to use for your website or blog.

Here we have some CMS like Drupal, Joomla and wordpress. All these three are very popular CMS used to create website or blogs. other. There is the most common question in the mind of many, who want to use CMS, that if all three are popular then how they should choose one of them for their use .Obviously there are some factors which differentiate them from each.

DRUPAL: When we talk about Drupal, It is free & open source content management system written in PHP programming language and distributed under general public licensing. About 1% of all the websites used Drupal as back end system and also used as a knowledge management .The basic features of Drupal are its user account registration & maintenance feature, menu management & also RSS feed is there in Drupal. Moreover, this CMS is very sophisticated programming interface for web developers & it will work on any platform where the web server able to run PHP and database to store contents of websites & its settings also. As its one of the feature is menu management, so many themes can customize the way you want. For this just choose your required theme from menu. When we talk about its template framework then it should be noticed that good understanding of template system should be there to create beautiful website. It is best suited for advanced PHP web developer.

JOOMLA: Now as we come to Joomla, it is also written in PHP & stores all data in MySQL database. Its main features are RSS feed, page caching, blogs, news flashes and many others. As this CMS is written in PHP, so it can also run on any platform where the web server able to run PHP .You can use other websites also for the deployment of Joomla as hosting sites. Joomla is not that much complicated as compare to Drupal but it is not that much easy that new user can use it effectively.

WORDPRESS: Word press is one of the most popular CMS solution used to create & manage websites. It is very easy to access because of its simple features. Two main features of wordpress are its plug-ins design & template framework. It is also operated by PHP & MySQL. If you want to use any template then you can use it with no help of any webmaster or wordpress developers or if you want to use hosting sites then there is plug-in design for you in Word-press CMS.

So, after all these factors we came on the conclusion that when you are going to make your choice of CMS, it is best to understand about everything about your website that you are creating. Choosing the wrong CMS at the start can cause a very serious lose of your business. For complex sites with unique features Drupal is recommended. For simpler sites it’s best to go with WordPress while Joomla should be used when your website is neither too complex or too simple. When its medium then it is best to go for Joomla.

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