Wordpress


This one is  THE most versatile one released by solostream  wordpress themes

wp enlightened  solsotream theme launched

WP-Enlightened – Multi-Purpose Responsive WordPress Theme

This theme can be used to

– show off your portfolio

– small  business

– content-focused thought-leader blog

-Personal blog

As usual  the theme comes with  multiple banner options for advertising as well as flexibility in arranging your themes with social buttons inbuilt. Check out solostreams latest latest creation, WP-Enlightened.

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Word press just got updated to 3.52 and i  am usually slack in checking what’s been updated due to time constraints , but i decided to go   and  see their detailed release notes this time  as  a few of my word press websites got hacked recently and some getting excessively spammed  and i was QUITE  SUPRISED to see quite a few vulnerabilities  that got fixed with this update.. which means there were many vulnerable wordpress sites out there recently.

what got updated with wordpress

wordpress hacked  update 3.5

Here is snippet of the vulnerabilities that has been fixed with

WordPress Update  Version 3.5.2

Version 3.5.2 fixes seven security issues:

* Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) via the HTTP API. CVE-2013-2199.
* Privilege Escalation: Contributors can publish posts, and users can reassign authorship. CVE-2013-2200.
* Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) in SWFUpload. CVE-2013-2205.
* Denial of Service (DoS) via Post Password Cookies. CVE-2013-2173.
* Content Spoofing via Flash Applet in TinyMCE Media Plugin. CVE-2013-2204.
* Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) when Uploading Media. CVE-2013-2201.
* Full Path Disclosure (FPD) during File Upload. CVE-2013-2203
Additional security hardening Done - includes:
* Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (Low Severity) when Editing Media. CVE-2013-2201.
* Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (Low Severity) when Installing/Updating Plugins/Themes. CVE-2013-2201.
* XML External Entity Injection (XXE) via oEmbed. CVE-2013-2202.
 
As is always suggested immediately update your wordpress installation either  from your blog dashboard
 or then from your hosting provider dashboard to update all blogs at once. I know bluehost hosting service  provides 
this service  to update all blogs at once  from the hosting login  to keep your blogs safe 

Installation/Update Information for wordpress.com bloggers

To download WordPress 3.5.2, update automatically from the Dashboard > Updates menu in your site’s admin area or visithttp://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/.

 

For more information, see the release notes.

Installing and setting up a word-press website or blog  is pretty easy , but the next part  after getting some content in  is where is the important part  where you will attract  more eyeballs to your website and that is SEO ( which gets you more traffic).

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SEO or wordpress onpage  optimization for wordpress

Onpage optimization is more of a general term that applies to all websites , and with wordpress being a website as well , if you apply the correct onpage optimization to your word press blog or website , you can get heaps of free traffic coming your way from some of the top search engines like Google , yahoo and Bing and others.

Free method to get  onpage optimization in wordpress

the best wordpress Seo plugins

Analyse the already ranking pages in google search

How to analyse  existing websites  to  do similar successful optimization

Decide which keyword  you want  do seo or onpage optimisation  for ?

For eg if your blog is a gadget tech blog ,you might want to  seo onpage optimize for “Uk gadget tech blog” as a keywords  for your website or page

Got on googlesearch , do  a search for “UK gadget Tech blog” – analyse the top three ranking websites you get in results

+ check their page title  which will show on the top of the browser on the page

+ check their  page description( check title and description with this free tool)

How to Make $250+/Day Writing Simple, 500-Word Articles- Click here to view more details

+ check their  keyword density for that particular keyword  in that page ( with this free tool)

+ now make your own page title’s and description and page content  varying them a bit  keeping a focus on main keywords

Use your keywords in the appropriate places. The most important places to use your keywords are your page titles, meta descriptions, and headings. While you do not have to fill in a meta description (search engines will use whatever text is relevant

Use external links in moderation. An external link is a hyperlink to another website. Search engines expect you to link to some other websites, but if you use them excessively (i.e. more than 50 on a page), you run the risk of appearing to the search engines as a link farm.

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Easy methods to get  onpage optimization in wordpress via plugins

The easiest way to check on-page optimization of your wordpress website or blog is with a paid plugin , but there are some free plugins as well which do not get updated as regularly  and do not have  as much features as needed, but will still do little part of the onpage optimisation.

 

Free plugins for onpage optimisation

All in One SEO Pack Pro version 2.1  ( you also get a free version of allin one seo plugin, which you can download from within the admin panel on your wordpress blog blog , by going to  add plugins  and search for this plugin

 

Yoast WordPress SEO Plugin -  This is another popular wordpress seo plugin that  also has a page analysis feature within the plugin , with also  verification by bing and google and yahoo built in just like All in one seo

Onpage optimisation with Google chrome and Firefox browsers

 

Onpage optimisation can not only be done by wordpress plugins , but also  can be done with browser plugins like this firefox browser seo plugin below

Another free wordpress seo plugin is SEO plugin – Platinum SEO which is useful for basic seo for a wordpress blog

There is a firefox plugin that can analyze your onpage SEO and it’s called "SEO Doctor"
Here’s the link: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir…on/seo-doctor/

Paid plugins for  wordpress onpage optimisation

The above both plugins featured  “yoast seo plugin” and “all in one seo” have free as well as paid verisons

There are other other paid plugins like Easy WordPress SEO and SEO presser , Clickbump SEO plugin.

Another good article  before you  start or build your blog if you are new to the game is  this article  3 steps-to-setting-up-a-popular-and-successful-blog/– Go check it out

More seo resources for wordpress blogs

What you need to look for in good aussie web hosting companies ?

  • Unlimited Australia Web Hosting.
  • Unlimited Bandwidth Plans
  • Free Domain ,Free Site Builder
  • Substantial Disk space with plan

 

Wordpress hosting Plans available in Australia

With WordPress, you can easily update and customize your website with multiple themes which allow you to change both the look and the functionality of your site, all without changing the informational content and so wordpress hosting is the most popular blogging platform and one of the most used  hosting plans

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australian blog hosting

 

Unfortunately   there are not many  Australian word press hosting providers  and so  most aussie bloggers go with US hosting providers who are also cheaper . Below is a comparison of 2 Australian webhosts with US wordpress hosting providers

 

Comparison- Australian wordpress Hosting Vs US Website / Blog  hosting

 

Rank Hosting Co. Features Price
1 SmartyHost

Affordable Australian-based Web Hosting and domains
SmartyHost australianhosting

Provides Domain Name Registration & Websites.

Offer-  Please check – Apply discount code 123 and you will get 10% off the order

  • 10 Gb Bandwidth
  • 2 Gb Disk space
  • 1Database
  • 5 email accounts
$12.50 a month($150 paid yearly in advance)
2 Blueuhost

Web Host – 24/7 USA-based support. Free 1 click installs for blogs

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Install WordPress with a click of a button at Bluehost!

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Disk space
  • 99.9 % uptime guarantee
  • Quick 1 click install for WordPress and other scripts
  • Average support hold time under 30 secs
  • Forwarding email accounts
  • Search engine submission
$4.95  month
3 Hostgatorhostgator and australian webhosting rates

HostGator is a leading provider of web hosting, reseller hosting, vps hosting, and dedicated servers

website: http://www.hostgator.com

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Disk space
  • 99.9 % uptime guarantee
  • Free website transfer
  • Quick Blog and script installs feature
  • Also supports wordpress, Joomla,Magento+ more

Now 20% off!

$3.96 month
4 Dreamhost 
dreamhost wordpress space for websites

In addition to shared web hosting dreamhost also offers virtual private servers, dedicated hosting and WordPress optimized and cloud web hosting

Special deal Now:
just $3.95/month, plus your first domain registration is FREE! ( Limited time – check availability)

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Disk space
  • Unlimited FTP
  • unlimited databases
  • Unlimited Domains
  • Unlimited email accounts
  • 100 % server uptime guarantee

$8.95  month
Use promo code DIGGROG69 to get dicount from $37 to $47 based on hosting package you buy
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Go Daddy’s has Reliable Web Hosting  and  their  24/7 tech support is always handy

Special deal now :
Just $2.99 a month(only 1 website – check availability)

  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Disk space
  • 99.9 % uptime
  • Free 24/7 Phone support
  • Easy one click set up
$4.49  month
6 Hostmonsterhostmonster webshosting comparison

Free 1 click installs For blogs, shopping carts, and more

Special Deal Now:
$4.95 a month( Limited time)

  • Free domain with hosting
  • 99.9 % uptime guarantee
  • cPanel control panel
  • Free online stores
  • Unlimited Bandwidth
  • Unlimited Disk space
$6.95  month
7 Wphosting.com.auaustralian wp host affiliate reseller

Australian Secure, scalable and rock solid hosting for your WordPress powered website

website: www.Wphosting.com.au

  • 10 Gb Bandwidth
  • 1 Gb Disk space
  • 99% uptime gurarantee
  • Daily back ups
$9 a month
8 TBA    

 

Ranking factors based  on

  • price
  • reliability
  • affordability
  • uptime
  • features
  • ease-of-use
  • server speed
  • and overall support.

wordpress hosting for australia by go daddy 

And for those that require a full featured online presence, WordPress allows you to take advantage of native apps that exist for the Android, Windows 7, Apple iOS and Blackberry to provide access to the admin panel as well as WordPress.com and WordPress.org blogs. Many corporate company blogs and Small businesses  use word press increasingly as  part of their  marketing approach .Top websites like New York Times Bits, Mashable,  Boing boing   and also popular sites like ebay , ford and wall street journal have their blog on wordpress

Other related wordpress hosting  links

why hostgator is good for blog hosting?

Real Reviews on WordPress hosting providers

Dns servers Smartyhost to dreamhost

No daddy or go daddy !! Don’t lose your domain

 

Good luck finding  a Australian hosting company suitable to you

If you not  to keen on  making money from your blog  you can use this word press theme , but if you want to make money you can still add advertisements  to this blog manually  and  promote your blog.

NEW SOLOSTREAM THEME one column Theme

wp scribely theme  by solostream premuim theme

 

   WP-Scribely Demo Site

Its just launched WP-Scribely, a stunning, one-column WordPress theme

WP-Scribely is a premium WordPress theme designed for writers, bloggers and other thought leaders

Its a bit minimalistic due to its one column design blog, but its till stunning

One column wordpress  premium theme

A one-column WordPress theme?

Really?

No sidebars?

That's right. No sidebars.
what really matters to your readers is your content, 
and this theme’s main focus is content. With its one-column layout and stunning visual display,
your readers' attention will be focused just where you want it - on your content
All Solostream themes are licensed under the General Public Licence (GPL),  This means you can 
modify the themes as much as you like, and use them 
on multiple sites
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WP-Scribely Theme Features

Responsive Design Framework (Mobile Ready) – Adjusts to Browser Size

3 Built-in Banner Ad Locations

Theme Settings Page for Easy Customization

Quick and Easy Logo Integration

Custom 404 Page

All Authors Page Template

Portfolio Page Template

Archives Image Gallery

Built-In Author Page

Site Map Page Template

Contact Form 7 Integration

Youtube Videos Page Template

Footer Widgets

Post Thumbnails


And More

Y0u can GET a membership option

Get Every Premium Theme We Make For As Little As $99

With a Solostream Premium Themes Membership, you get unlimited use rights to every premium WordPress theme we make. Membership plans begin at just $99 and include free theme updates and free theme support through the Solostream Support Forum. For more details, click on one of your favorite themes below. Go here

Have a peaceful and joyous Easter

when do you stop using a free plugin?

when does a  free useful  plugin  start to be termed spammy ?

Should i stop using this free plugin  which offers such a free nice service ?

Contact page plugin for wordpress -FAST ANSD SECURE CONTACT FORMS

fast and secure contact form plugin contact page wordpress

 

This had been one of my favourite contact form  plugins for past few years  for my word press blogs , just because its fast and reliable  and does the job and i have had no complaints about this plugin so far

Just noticed last week though  they have now inserted a link to their  home page , which  is kinda looking spammy like those theme advertising links at the footer of every theme page.

Question is  should i  switch  or  jus  let those links be there as credit to  the plugin developer ( he will be getting a link from pretty much every page)

Link to contact form

Maybe punters can donate to him to  push him  keep the plugin free ,link below

Author

Mike Challis

3 plugins

Donate to this plugin »

Fast Secure Contact Form

A super customizable contact form that lets your visitors send you email. Blocks all automated spammers. No templates to mess with.

Download Version 3.1.8.1

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Happy Holidays!

 

Check out the newly released Wp radiant  theme  from solostream  which is also one of my favorite wordpress themes

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