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Trying to make a great Wordpress site. ANY Tips?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Rkelly, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. Rkelly

    Rkelly Junior Member

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    Hey I'm going to try to start my own blog website using wordpress. I was wondering if i could get some tips and maybe some programs that'd help me. I'm kinda new to wordpress but then again im familiar with it. PM me if you can or post here. Thanks.
     
  2. typo619

    typo619 Newbie

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    Rkelly,

    Take a look at this thread by Snow http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/11261-pro-wordpress-themes-scripts-overload.html

    The thread has some themes and scripts that you can download for free. That should get you started.

    As for content do your keyword research and figure out which niche you want to focus on, then monetize, then drive traffic.

    Also check this thread out from Harro http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/making-money/15121-your-guide-making-money.html
    it relates to what you're trying to achieve with your blogs.
     
  3. Rkelly

    Rkelly Junior Member

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    ok thanks but how do i use the scripts on wordpress i found a theme script for the site but i dont know how to make it my theme. And for the scripts how to i get them on the site?
     
  4. crsk8andsno56

    crsk8andsno56 Senior Member

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    go to wp-content then themes and put the folder in there
     
  5. Rkelly

    Rkelly Junior Member

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    alright but when i go to themes i dont see a place to insert the folder all i see is other options of themes that wordpress supplies.
     
  6. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    You just have to upload the theme into the theme folder.

    Also, what is the general niche of your blog going to be? We might be able to help you develop ideas of how to monetize the blog if we know what you'll be writing about.
     
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  7. Rkelly

    Rkelly Junior Member

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    i plan on making a blog for people about games. Like the latest news on games for game systems. Another thing how would i get to wp-content then if i want to insert a theme cause i cant seem to find where i would instert the folder for the theme. Im just really confused i guess.
     
  8. Rkelly

    Rkelly Junior Member

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    never mind my friend explained it to me and told me i have to have ftp n host which i gotta get first.
     
  9. Rkelly

    Rkelly Junior Member

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    ok so anyone wanna recommend a good and free web hosting for me? I need a free one for now but ill get a better one soon just one to start off with.
     
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    drunkseo Junior Member

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    I havent seen such an animal as a good and free webhosting yet :)
     
  11. Rkelly

    Rkelly Junior Member

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    ok then a web hosting that is alright to use to start off with.
     
  12. crsk8andsno56

    crsk8andsno56 Senior Member

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    hostgator or dreamhost are good
     
  13. DeskCoder

    DeskCoder Regular Member

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    Just use Wordpress.com or Blogger.com to get started blogging, then move on to your own hosted one.
     
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    my recomendations about plugins are:
    Auto Social Poster
    All in One SEO Pack
    MaxBlogPress Ping Optimizer
    Google XML Sitemaps
    Dagon Design Sitemap Generator
    WP Page-Navi
    Sociable
     
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  15. Rkelly

    Rkelly Junior Member

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    ok any plugins 4 wordpress like a poll plugin so ppl can vote on stuff on my site.
     
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    Xcptn Registered Member

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    gifmore Regular Member

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    Try this search term in G00gle for this pr0bl0gger site :

    wordpress site: pr0bl0ogger.net (replace the zero with an o :p)

    Or

    wordpress plugin site: pr0bl0ogger.net (replace the zero with an o :p)

    The pr0bl0ogger site has many useful tips and suggested resources.

    You can also go to scri*bd.c0m (remove the * and
    replace the zero with an o) and type wordpress....often you can find useful PDFs on themes, plugins, and general tips and education on wordpress blogs.

    Good luck with your project.

    Cheerio.
     
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  18. Rkelly

    Rkelly Junior Member

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    alright cool guys thanks. Now i have been having problems getting a email notification plugin for wordpress. If anyone knows of one let me know because i've found a couple that don't work.
     
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    blackheadgear Newbie

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    Is there a way to install plugins on the free wordpre*ss. com blogs or do I have to have a real host?
     
  20. red2004

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    edit some codes to make it different. add plugins and some ads like adsense, create it using pure CSS