WordPress.com v/s WordPress.org : The difference.

WordPress:

The most popular CMS, yet there is one thing that keeps on confusing the newbies. And that is the difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org.

I myself have been confused about the difference, which once made me choose the wrong one. (as per my needs.)

But I don’t want this to happen with you, hence here is an article to clear this thing out.

What’s the difference:

The very first difference is in the domain extension.

.org – organization (free for everyone)

.com – commercial.

This isn’t a hard and fixed rule, but you got the context.

The major difference:

The major difference is “who is hosting your site?” In wordpress.com your site is hosted by WordPress, whereas in wordpress.org you are hosting your site via a hosting provider.

WordPress.org

The WordPress software, located at WordPress.org, is a free, open source content management system. To use the WordPress.org software, you need to install it on a web server. And that’s the key difference between WordPress.com vs WordPress.org.

If you download WordPress from WordPress.org, YOU host it. You set it up with your own hosting provider and use it on your own website, which gives you a ton of flexibility. This is why WordPress.org is often also called self-hosted WordPress.

.org

WordPress.org has much better customization options. You’re able to install plugins, use custom website themes, and do just about anything you want with your site. You can also monetize your website however you want, which is great if you’re planning to make it a business.

WordPress.com

WordPress software located at wordpress.com is a blog website platform. This doesn’t need to be downloaded. You can have your site running right away just by signing up on the wordpress.com.

This is limited but free as long as you are ok with their branding. And if you want to the domain of your choice, pay for it. No plugin is allowed with a free version.

.com

With .com you won’t be able to install your own “plugins” or “themes” unless you pay for the expensive business plan. Plugins and themes are one of the most helpful things about the WordPress software because they make it easy to customize your site, so that’s a pretty big loss.

The final note:

Go with wordpress.org, if you want the best options and full control over your site.

I hope this was helpful to you. Thanks for reading.

Thank You

Deploying a live site with free Domain and Hosting.

Hello everyone!

In this article, we are about to create an entirely new site from scratch with free domain and free hosting.

I am going to create one for the sake of this tutorial, which you can visit to check at the end of this article.

Before we start, let me clear this for one last time: for the domain, we are using freenom.com and for hosting we are using 000webhost.com.

Let’s do it:

Domain registration:

At freenom.com you will get free domain name extensions like “.tk, .ml, .ga, .cf, and e.t.c”.

  1. Go to freenom.com and search for your free domain. We are going to use mytrialsite.tk for our tutorial. freenom
  2. Choose your preferred extension, checkout and continue.
  3. Sign in with your E-mail id, verify your account and set up your account details and click on complete order. freenom
  4. Go to service in the navigation bar and select My Domains from the drop-down menu. freenom
  5. There you have your registered domain. freenom

Getting the free Hosting:

Now we have our domain, so let’s get the hosting from 000webhost.com.

  1. Go to 000webhost.com and click on sign up for free. freenom
  2. Now you will be shown 3 hosting plans. Choose Free web hosting and continue. freenom
  3. Sign up with e-mail and enter your website name and verify your account. freenom
  4. Select Manage Website.  freenom
  5. Here you are in your dashboard. Now select “set web address“. Then it will ask you to upgrade but don’t. click on “It’s OK, I don’t mind 000webhost branding“. freenomwebhost
  6. Next, you will have two options – Own Domain and Buy-Domain. Select “Own Domain“. webhost
  7. At this point, it will ask you to park your domain. BE CAREFUL AT THIS POINT DON’T ENTER YOUR DOMAIN AND CONTINUE RIGHT NOW. I personally have troubled a lot here. Please mark my words don’t hurry here.

Pointing domain to your hosting:

First park domain to your hosting and then complete step 7 above.

  1. Go back to freenom, where you left it in step 5. click on “manage DNS”. freenom
  2. Under the drop-down menu of “management tools” choose “Nameserver”. freenom
  3. In Nameserver choose “use custom nameserver”. And enter these two nameservers: (ns01.000webhost.com ns02.000webhost.com). Continue by clicking on change nameserver. freenom
  4. Now is the time to enter the domain name in 000webhost at step 7 in the previous section. Back to 000webhost, enter your domain and click “park domain“. In most cases, it will be parked immediately or it may take up to an hour. webhost

Hurray:

The site is now live on the internet. To make it attractive and add some content you can install WordPress.

So, let’s see how to do it.

  1. Click on “Build Website”. webhost
  2. Select WordPress and install. Also, change admin username from admin to whatever you want. wpwp

That is it you are done. Now customize your site in WordPress. We are not gonna talk about WP settings here, but maybe in some other article.

Well you can check the site I used for this tutorial, it is live on the internet with some WP customization. Here is the link.

www.mytrialsite.tk

IT takes just 5 minutes to make your site live. There are other free hosting providers as well you can check the list here.

Tutes.club – 10 free web hosting service providers.

So, I hope that your free site will also be live on the internet very soon. If you liked this article then you can check out our other articles as well.

Thank You.

Default .htaccess file for wordpress with compression and caching tweaks

Here is the default .htaccess file for wordpress

If you are using cpanel, before you proceed make sure that you don’t have htaccess file already. Default File Manager settings in cpanel make it hidden

Default Settings in cPanel File Manager

.htaccess file – default code for wordpress

# BEGIN WordPress
<ifmodule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
</ifmodule>
# END WordPress

If your WordPress Installation is inside a directory say knowledge, which means your wordpress url is https://abcd.com/knowledge/ then htaccess code would be

# BEGIN WordPress
<ifmodule mod_rewrite.c>
RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /knowledge/
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
RewriteRule . /knowledge/index.php [L]
</ifmodule>
# END WordPress

Add the following code for Leverage Browser Caching

<ifmodule mod_expires.c>
ExpiresActive On
</ifmodule>

# Images
ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/png "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/webp "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/svg+xml "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access plus 1 year"

# Video
ExpiresByType video/mp4 "access plus 1 year"
ExpiresByType video/mpeg "access plus 1 year"

# CSS, JavaScript
ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType text/javascript "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/javascript "access plus 1 month"

# Others
ExpiresByType application/pdf "access plus 1 month"
ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access plus 1 month"

Add the following code for GZip Compression

<ifmodule mod_deflate.c>
# Compress HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Text, XML and fonts
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rss+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/vnd.ms-fontobject
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-opentype
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-otf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-truetype
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-font-ttf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/x-javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xhtml+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/opentype
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/otf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/ttf
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/svg+xml
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE image/x-icon
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/javascript
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml
</ifmodule>

# Remove browser bugs (only needed for really old browsers)
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4 gzip-only-text/html
BrowserMatch ^Mozilla/4\.0[678] no-gzip
BrowserMatch \bMSIE !no-gzip !gzip-only-text/html
Header append Vary User-Agent

How to fix WordPress locked error from wp-admin login by jetpack plugin?

You should now be able to login again, and this issue shouldn’t repeat itself. Jetpack’s Protect function looks at the incoming IP address when you try to login, and compares it against our network of blocked IPs. This works pretty well, unless Jetpack’s Protect is being told the wrong IP address by your site’s server. In your case, your server was reporting its own IP address to Protect, which is why it was blocked. This meant that every single time someone with a WordPress site on your site’s server entered the wrong password, we thought it was the same person. If your hosting provider has several hundred WordPress sites on the same server/IP, that adds up fast, leading to a ban on the IP.

I’ve made a couple of changes on our side, and Jetpack’s Protect feature will now determine incoming IP addresses a different way. You’re still protected!

– Jeremy Herve (@jeherve) – Plugin author

Solution:

Whitelisting Your IP Address

Whitelisting may be necessary if you’ve made too many failed log in attempts to your site. There are three methods for whitelisting your IP address:

If you have access to your site and you’ve not been blocked, you can enter your IP or IPv6 address(es) by going to Jetpack → Settings → Security → Brute force attack protection.
If you are blocked from entering your site, you can enter the IP or IPv6 address(es) via WordPress.com by visiting My Sites → Settings → Security → Prevent brute force login attacks
You can also whitelist one IP address by setting it as the JETPACK_IP_ADDRESS_OK constant in your wp-config.php like this:

define('JETPACK_IP_ADDRESS_OK', 'X.X.X.X');

You can find your IP by visiting any of the following sites:

www.whatismyip.com
www.whatismyipaddress.com

References:

https://jetpack.com/support/security-features/#unblock
https://wordpress.org/support/topic/jetpack-has-locked-your-sites-login-page/#post-10069377

Best WordPress themes for personal blogging.

You can create your own theme and upload to your blog site, but for that, you have to be a developer. Don’t worry if you are not, thanks to the flexibility of WordPress. There are a ton of pre-written themes for you to use.

These themes are for personal blogging and have a clean design and structure which is good for ranking factor in major search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

There paid versions are even more customizable and SEO friendly. I know you are getting eager to get the list.

So, let’s take a look at the best WP themes for personal blogging.

WordPress themes for personal blogging:

  1. Kallyas kallyas KALLYAS is a technologically vast and resourceful yet ambitious and creative WordPress theme. It is expansive and readily responsive — perfect for any kind of website. KALLYAS is a strong, bold toolkit for the creation and development of polished, professional-quality, modern websites with minimal hassle and absolutely no coding skills required. With KALLYAS by your side, dozens upon dozens of sophisticated, professionally and graphically designed page templates and demo websites are at your disposal to get your projects off to a proper start with just a single-click import process.
  2. Writing writing theme Minimalist yet powerful, Writing is a WordPress theme that never fails to impress. It is entirely Retina-ready and fully responsive, allowing your readers to access every post from computers, tablets, and smartphones. In addition, this theme is compatible with all major browsers. Writing is SEO-ready, which increases your chance of success by maximizing your site’s exposure.
  3. Matilda matilda Matilda is a wonderful personal blog WordPress theme with a minimal feel, elegance and loads of professionalism. It is the best fit for every lifestyle blogger out there, however, Matilda can also smoothly adapt to other niches. In the Matilda package, you receive a total of 32 HTML files of which eight are neat home variations. That said, go with what is available and have a blog up and running in a breeze. Or improve and customize it with your individual touch. To each their own.
  4. Essence essence The Essence is a beautiful, highly diverse, tremendously intuitive and totally responsive WordPress blog website theme. It’s a theme built to satisfy the needs of the modern blogger, whether for casual and personal blogs or for professional, corporate and journalistic blogs. The Essence has been outfitted with a series of options, styles, layouts, and widgets that make your website a natural at blogging, with dedicated features and tons of custom post types, incredibly capacity for visual and experiential customization, and much more under the surface.
  5. RandomrandomRandom is a colorful, eclectic, modern and highly responsive WordPress theme that will leave your viewers truly impressed. This theme has been created by a team of dedicated developers and inspired designers as a solution for the modern webmaster that needs a freely structured environment where they can express themselves in an unrestricted fashion to the best of their abilities. To that end, Random includes a powerful assortment of all the latest and greatest web development features, each with its own unique, undeniably creative twist.

This one (Random) is my personal favorite. Just look at it how Eye-catching it is.


So, these were the 5 best WP personal blog theme according to me. Are you aware of some other themes that I missed? please let us know in the comment below.

Thank you.

How to fix WordPress error 500?

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the Tutes Club. If you have a running website that gives you a handsome amount of returns, then I know that your heart comes to your mouth when you see an error on your site.

There are tons of error out there, but the error we are talking about is WordPress internal server error 500. This error does not let you know the cause of the error, which makes it quite difficult for beginners to fix it. This is how it looks like.

500 error snap

But don’t worry we are here to help you out.

Although there is no exact cause known to this error, but we will troubleshoot some of the most common causes of this error. So let’s do it.

Troubleshooting the most common causes of this error.

Broken plugin:

Maybe, you have activated a plugin not compatible with PHP and/or WordPress version. you have to identify the troubling plugin/plugins. To fix it:

  1. Deactivate all the plugins from the WP dashboard at once.
  2. Now reload your site. If the error is fixed, then it was caused due to one of the plugin.
  3. Start activating plugins again one by one, and notice at which plugin the error returns.

File an FIR against that plugin. emoji (just kidding)

Broken theme:

The activated theme can be the troublemaker. The theme might be outdated or its back end code might have been changed. To fix it:

  1. Login to Cpanel or FTP account.
  2. Open the “theme” folder.
  3. Rename the folder containing all files associated with the activated theme.
  4. Current theme will be deactivated, automatically activating the default theme.

Congo if the error is fixed. If not then nothing is wrong with the theme. Move on to the next step.

CORRUPTED .htaccess FILE:

.htaccess file is the file that is configured at the directory level. A corrupted .htaccess file is also one of the causes of 500 internal server error.

.htaccess

To fix it:

  1. Locate this file in the directory containing wp-content, wp-admin, and wp-includes folders.
  2. Rename it as .htaccess_xyz, now reload your site.
  3. If problem is solved, then generate new .htaccess file to prevent 404 error.
  4. Go to settings, select permalinks and save changes.

Still getting the error. So read on.

Exhausted PHP Memory Limits:

If WordPress didn’t get the required memory, it may return internal server error 500. To fix it: Simply increase the PHP memory.

  1. Access the wp-config.php file via FTP or Cpanel.
  2. In that file add the line of code in point 3.
  3. define(‘WP_memory_Limit’,’64M’);
  4. save changes.

May the error has been fixed by now. If not then give it a last try. oh no emoji

Corrupted Core Files:

If one of the core files of the WordPress is corrupted. Maybe due to a syntax error while adding a code snippet. To fix it:

You need to re-upload a fresh version of wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a new WordPress installation.

Hurray! you made it.

What? Not Yet. OK…….

Now there is only one way left. Get in touch with your service provider they will fix it for you. Or you can let your developer (if you have one) look into the matter.

Good Luck! See you soon.

Thank You.

List of 5 best SEO plugins for WordPress.

Hi Everyone!

I know that you want your sites to rank higher in search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo. And the best way to do it is SEO, but as every good thing takes time, so does SEO.

It may take time, but once it starts to yield results you would just skyrocket from nowhere to the top of the search engines.

As a human being, we love things that automate our life and make it easier in any way. That’s why we all are in love with WP plugins. No matter what our need is? First, we look if a plugin is available for it. And in most of the cases, we find it.

So today I am going to present you with a list of Best SEO plugins for WordPress. 

Best SEO plugins for WordPress:

  • WordPress Yoast SEO – 2000000 installs. This goes without saying that it is one of the best SEO plugins available out there. It has gained its popularity because of its features and simplicity to use. yoast seo image

    Key Features of WordPress SEO By Yoast:

    • Breadcrumbs: Allows you to create simple navigation for users and spiders. Great for internal linking.
    • Meta and Title Tag Optimization: Lets you determine what pages will be shown in the search results.
    • Multi-Site Compatibility: XML Sitemaps work in all setups.   Includes the option to copy settings from blog to blog. 
    • Website SEO Analysis: Checks even the smallest items length of content, meta description existence, and focused keyword usage. Simple green light, red light lets you know where you stand.
    • Snippet Preview:  Lets you to observe how your page will look in search results.
    • Social Integration: Includes SEO Friendly Facebook Open Graph to link SEO and social media together.
    • Great for blogging with a simple green and red light interface.
  • All in One SEO Pack – 2500000 installs. Best for both beginners and developers. all in one seo pack

    Features include:

    • Bad Bot Blocker: Prevents harmful bots from decreasing website speeds.
    • File Editor: Manually edit robots.txt and .htaccess.
    • Import/Export: Imports and exports your settings to share with other sites.
    • Robots.txt: Allows more control over how search spiders navigate your site.
    • Social Media Integration: Adds Open Graph to your site to deliver closer integration between your website or blog and social channels like Facebook and Twitter.
    • Video Sitemap (paid version only): Lets you create and manage a Video XML Sitemap and submit it Google and other search engines.
  • Premium SEO Pack – 1000000 installs. It is a paid plugin and designed to work best with other plugins like Woocommerece and WordPress Multisite. It includes both on-page and off-page optimization. premium seo pack

    Key Features:

    • Facebook Planner: You can post your content on Facebook with the help of this feature.
    • Monitor 404: Monitors the URLs that are referring your visitors to 404 pages.
    • Page Speed Insights: Monitors the page speed of each of your posts or pages on a desktop or mobile devices.
    • SEO Friendly Images: Automatically refreshes all images with relevant ALT tags and Title Attributes.
    • Backlink Builder: With this feature, you can find similar websites to build links to your website.
    • W3C Validator: It empowers you to check the schema markup of your posts, pages, and custom taxonomies.
    • On-Page SEO: Quickly update pages from the post-preview top bar or admin top bar.
    • Pattern SEO: Set patterns for each post type and custom post types.
    • Social Optimization: Open Graph and Twitter Card support.
  • SEOPressor – 700000 installs. Unlike other plugins, this one always remains updated with Google’s algorithm. With the latest update of Rank Brain. seo pressor

    Key Features:

    • Automatic Smart Internet Linking: Add internal links automatically to keep leads and reduce bounce rate.
    • Dynamic Crawler Control: Complete command over how spiders travel through your site.
    • XML Sitemap generator: Helps make your site SEO Friendly.
    • Keyword SEO Score Checker: Monitors the optimized rate of your primary words, up to 3.
    • LSI keywords: Calculates your site’s LSI usage with a proprietary formula.  Suggests ways to improve your LSI keyword use to rank for more words.
    • Readability Score: Did you know that the readability of your website copy may be a ranking factor?
    • Over Optimization Check: Over-stuffing words is now something that will bring red flags from Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.  Monitors your keyword use and lets you know if overuse becomes a problem
  • SEO Squirrly – 2100000 installs. Specially designed for non-experts. Write content that is reader-friendly and is effective at ranking your site. squirly seo

    Key features:

    • Green Light Means “Good Job!”: Display turns green when you implement an item correctly.
    • Keyword Headline Suggestions: Give suggestions for headlines based on your primary keywords.
    • Content Strategy Tracking: Tracks all areas content strategies.
    • No Automatic Overwrite: Your current SEO settings stay intact during setup.
    • Social SEO AI:  Updated artificial intelligence aids you in developing high-quality content.
    • Weekly Monitoring: Oversees your progress on a weekly basis.

This was all about the best SEO plugins If you are aware of some other plugins that you think this list should have then please comment below.

I will see you in the next post with an awesome topic to talk about.

Thank You.

[Forgot Password] [Can’t Log In] How to reset WordPress admin password without sending reset email?

So, admit it. We put really strong passwords and then we forget them.
And you end up being locked out of your own website.

So here is how you can reset it quickly.
Go to your hosting control panel and then go to phpMyAdmin if available.

Look into the database which is being used for your wordpress installation and click on Users table

Inside users table, find the row responsible for your admin account. (check the user_nicename column for username match)
and Press edit.

On the editing screen, put your new password again the column password and Choose MD5 in left column FUNCTION

Now scroll down and save this password.

And that’s it. Go to your domain / wp-admin path and login with the new password you just saved.

What to do if you dont have phpMyAdmin?

You gotta have some kind of access to MySQL, so connect to it using the credentials inside wp-config.php file

Use the following command after replacing your details:

UPDATE `wppl_users` SET `user_pass` = 'e0a8aa81eb1762d529783cf587f6f422' WHERE `wppl_users`.`user_nicename` = 'admin';

If you remember the email address only, use:

UPDATE `wppl_users` SET `user_pass` = 'e0a8aa81eb1762d529783cf587f6f422' WHERE `wppl_users`.`user_email` = '[email protected]';

The above command will set your password to [email protected]. After this command you can login to wordpress admin panel and then reset your password to anything you want. Or use md5.cz to generate md5 for any password string and replace it with e0a8aa81eb1762d529783cf587f6f422

Do NOT forget to replace “wppl_” with your table prefix (stored in wp-config.php file)

List of really good and important plugins for WordPress

I am listing a few common yet very useful plugins we can utilize for our WordPress websites:

Limit Login Attempts

Limit the number of login attempts that possible both through the normal login as well as using the auth cookies.
WordPress by default allows unlimited login attempts either through the login page or by sending special cookies. This allows passwords (or hashes) to be cracked via brute-force relatively easily.
Limit Login Attempts Reloaded blocks an Internet address from making further attempts after a specified limit on retries has been reached, making a brute-force attack difficult or impossible.

Features:

  • Limit the number of retry attempts when logging in (per each IP). This is fully customizable.
  • Limit the number of attempts to log in using authorization cookies in the same way.
  • Informs the user about the remaining retries or lockout time on the login page.
  • Optional logging and optional email notification.
  • Handles server behind the reverse proxy.
  • It is possible to whitelist/blacklist IPs and Usernames.
  • Sucuri Website Firewall compatibility.
  • XMLRPC gateway protection.
  • Woocommerce login page protection.
  • Multi-site compatibility with extra MU settings.
  • GDPR compliant. With this feature turned on, all logged IPs get obfuscated (md5-hashed).

Wordfence security

Wordfence includes an endpoint firewall and malware scanner that were built from the ground up to protect WordPress. Our Threat Defense Feed arms Wordfence with the newest firewall rules, malware signatures and malicious IP addresses it needs to keep your website safe. Rounded out by a suite of additional features, Wordfence is the most comprehensive WordPress security solution available.

WORDPRESS FIREWALL

  • Web Application Firewall identifies and blocks malicious traffic. Built and maintained by a large team focused 100% on WordPress security.
  • [Premium] Real-time firewall rule and malware signature updates via the Threat Defense Feed (free version is delayed by 30 days).
  • [Premium] Real-time IP Blacklist blocks all requests from the most malicious IPs, protecting your site while reducing load.
  • Protects your site at the endpoint, enabling deep integration with WordPress. Unlike cloud alternatives does not break encryption, cannot be bypassed and cannot leak data.
  • Integrated malware scanner blocks requests that include malicious code or content.
  • Protection from brute force attacks by limiting login attempts, enforcing strong passwords and other login security measures.

WORDPRESS SECURITY SCANNER

  • Malware scanner checks core files, themes and plugins for malware, bad URLs, backdoors, SEO spam, malicious redirects and code injections.
  • [Premium] Real-time malware signature updates via the Threat Defense Feed (free version is delayed by 30 days).
  • Compares your core files, themes and plugins with what is in the WordPress.org repository, checking their integrity and reporting any changes to you.
  • Repair files that have changed by overwriting them with a pristine, original version. Delete any files that don’t belong easily within the Wordfence interface.
  • Checks your site for known security vulnerabilities and alerts you to any issues. Also alerts you to potential security issues when a plugin has been closed or abandoned.
  • Checks your content safety by scanning file contents, posts and comments for dangerous URLs and suspicious content.
  • [Premium] Checks to see if your site or IP have been blacklisted for malicious activity, generating spam or other security issue.

SECURITY TOOLS

  • With Live Traffic, monitor visits and hack attempts not shown in other analytics packages in real time; including origin, their IP address, the time of day and time spent on your site.
  • [Premium] Stop brute force attacks permanently by using two factor authentication, one of the most secure forms of remote system authentication available.
  • Block attackers by IP or build advanced rules based on IP Range, Hostname, User Agent and Referrer.

W3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache improves the SEO and user experience of your site by increasing website performance, reducing download times via features like content delivery network (CDN) integration.

The only web host agnostic WordPress Performance Optimization (WPO) framework recommended by countless web developers and web hosts. Trusted by numerous companies like: AT&T, stevesouders.com, mattcutts.com, mashable.com, smashingmagazine.com, makeuseof.com, kiss925.com, pearsonified.com, lockergnome.com, johnchow.com, ilovetypography.com, webdesignerdepot.com, css-tricks.com and tens of thousands of others.

An inside look:

BENEFITS

  • Improvements in search engine result page rankings, especially for mobile-friendly websites and sites that use SSL
  • At least 10x improvement in overall site performance (Grade A in WebPagetest or significant Google Page Speed improvements) when fully configured
  • Improved conversion rates and “site performance” which affect your site’s rank on Google.com
  • “Instant” repeat page views: browser caching
  • Optimized progressive render: pages start rendering quickly and can be interacted with more quickly
  • Reduced page load time: increased visitor time on site; visitors view more pages
  • Improved web server performance; sustain high traffic periods
  • Up to 80% bandwidth savings via minify and HTTP compression of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and feeds

KEY FEATURES

  • Compatible with shared hosting, virtual private / dedicated servers and dedicated servers / clusters
  • Transparent content delivery network (CDN) management with Media Library, theme files and WordPress itself
  • Mobile support: respective caching of pages by referrer or groups of user agents including theme switching for groups of referrers or user agents
  • Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) support
  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL) support
  • Caching of (minified and compressed) pages and posts in memory or on disk or on (FSD) CDN (by user agent group)
  • Caching of (minified and compressed) CSS and JavaScript in memory, on disk or on CDN
  • Caching of feeds (site, categories, tags, comments, search results) in memory or on disk or on CDN
  • Caching of search results pages (i.e. URIs with query string variables) in memory or on disk
  • Caching of database objects in memory or on disk
  • Caching of objects in memory or on disk
  • Caching of fragments in memory or on disk
  • Minification of posts and pages and feeds
  • Minification of inline, embedded or 3rd party JavaScript (with automated updates)
  • Minification of inline, embedded or 3rd party CSS (with automated updates)
  • Browser caching using cache-control, future expire headers and entity tags (ETag) with “cache-busting”
  • JavaScript grouping by template (home page, post page etc) with embed location control
  • Non-blocking JavaScript embedding
  • Import post attachments directly into the Media Library (and CDN)
  • WP-CLI support for cache purging, query string updating and more
  • Various security features
  • Caching statistics for performance insights
  • Extension framework for customization or extensibility e.g. New Relic, Cloudflare, WPML and more
  • Reverse proxy integration via Nginx or Varnish

Improve the user experience for your readers without having to change WordPress, your theme, your plugins or how you produce your content.

Jetpack

Hassle-free design, marketing, and security — all in one place.

DESIGN SERVICES

Create and customize your WordPress site from start to finish. Jetpack helps you with:

  • Hundreds of professional themes for any kind of site
  • Intuitive and powerful customization tools
  • Unlimited and high-speed image and video content delivery network
  • Lazy image loading for a faster mobile experience
  • Integration with the official WordPress mobile apps

MARKETING SERVICES

Measure, promote, and earn money from your site. Jetpack helps you with:

  • Site stats and analytics
  • Automated social media posting and scheduling in advance
  • Elasticsearch-powered related content and site search
  • SEO tools for Google, Bing, Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress.com
  • Advertising program that includes the best of AdSense, Facebook Ads, AOL, Amazon, Google AdX, and Yahoo
  • Simple PayPal payment buttons

SECURITY SERVICES

Stop worrying about data loss, downtime, and hacking. Jetpack helps you with:

  • Brute force attack protection, spam filtering, and downtime monitoring
  • Daily or real-time backups of your entire site
  • Secure logins with optional two-factor authentication
  • Malware scanning, code scanning, and automated threat resolution
  • Fast, priority support from WordPress experts

 

Yoast Seo

Need some help with your search engine optimization? Need an SEO plugin that helps you reach for the stars? Yoast SEO is the original WordPress SEO plugin since 2008. It is the favorite tool of millions of users, ranging from the bakery around the corner to some of the most popular sites on the planet. With Yoast SEO, you get a solid toolset that helps you aim for that number one spot in the search results. Yoast: SEO for everyone.

Yoast SEO does everything in its power to please both visitors and search engine spiders. How? Below you’ll find a small sampling of the powers of Yoast SEO:

TAKING CARE OF YOUR WORDPRESS SEO

  • The most advanced XML Sitemaps functionality at the push of a button.
  • Full control over site breadcrumbs: add a piece of code and you’re good to go.
  • Set canonical URLs to avoid duplicate content. Never have to worry about Google penalties again.
  • Title and meta description templating for better branding and consistent snippets in the search results.

WRITE KILLER CONTENT WITH YOAST SEO

  • Content & SEO analysis: Invaluable tools to write SEO-friendly texts.
  • The snippet preview shows you how your post or page will look in the search results – even on mobile. Yoast SEO Premium even has social media previews!
  • [Premium] The Insights tool shows you what your text focuses on so you can keep your article in line with your keywords.
  • [Premium] Multiple focus keywords: Optimize your article for synonyms and related keywords.
  • [Premium] Automatic internal linking suggestions: write your article and get automatic suggested posts to link to.

KEEP YOUR SITE IN PERFECT SHAPE

  • Yoast SEO tunes the engine of your site so you can work on creating great content.
  • Our cornerstone content and internal linking features help you optimize your site structure in a breeze.
  • Integrates with Google Search Console: See how your site performs in the search engines and fix crawl errors.
  • Manage SEO roles: Give your colleagues access to specific sections of the Yoast SEO plugin.
  • Bulk editor: Make large-scale edits to your site.

Google XMP sitemaps

Use this plugin to greatly improve SEO to create special XML sitemaps which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your site.

With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.

Google Analytics for WordPress by MonsterInsights

We believe that you shouldn’t have to hire a developer to add Google Analytics to your website. That’s why we built MonsterInsights, a complete Google Analytics for WordPress plugin that’s EASY and POWERFUL.

MonsterInsights allow you to connect your WordPress website with Google Analytics, so you can see how visitors find and use your website, so you can keep them coming back. Simply put, we show you the stats that matter.

With almost 15 million downloads, MonsterInsights is the most popular Google Analytics plugin for WordPress.

At MonsterInsights, user experience is our #1 priority. That’s why we make it extremely easy for you to connect and view your Google Analytics reports from inside your WordPress dashboard. Our tracking settings and workflows make MonsterInsights the most beginner friendly google analytics plugin in the market.

WordPress Hierarchy – Important Files and Directories

wp-config.php file contains all information about your database connection and some salts which are used for password generation
index.php handles all the requests on your wordpress blog
wp-content/themes contains all the themes installed in your blog
wp-content/plugins contains all the plugins installed in your blog
yourblog.com/wp-login.php or yourblog.com/wp-admin/ can be used for logging into wordpress backend
wp-content/uploads contains all your file uploads including all the images in media. They are usually categorized in folders like 2018/month_number (08 09 etc)
users table is used for storing all your user details like username, first name, last name, email and password
other details about users are generally stored in usermeta table
options table is used for storing all the blog settings. generally first and second row in this table contain the url of your wordpress blog.