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23Mar 2015

In this part we will install wordpress on a local environment (after installing an Apache server on the computer), same steps if you want to install it on a dedicated server at a hosting company, which would allow you to put your site online by managing your single server. If you choose to create your #blog on the official website of WordPress, all you have to do is sign up, and everything will be installed automatically.

Before we continue, we have to create the database to ensure that WordPress can store specific  information to our site. For this, we need to access the phpMyAdmin interface at http: // localhost / phpmyadmin or http: // localhost / MAMP / phpmyadmin if you use MAMP. Log in with root login and password blank (if that does not work, the password is probably “root”) in order to reach on the database management interface, Click on the top of the page in the “Database” tab, then select a database name (eg “WordPress”) :

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Downloading

Sources of WordPress can be recovered on wordpress.org directly from the home page. You retrieve a .zip file (or .tar.gz) containing a folder named “wordpress”, decompress it in the root directory of your web server.

For example:

  • C: / wamp / www under windows with WAMP
  • / var / www on Ubuntu / Debian (but / var / www / html from Ubuntu 14.04)
  • / Users / [name] / Sites with MAMP

Once the folder is in place, we can go to http: // localhost / wordpress to move to the next step.

Setting up the Installation

If you go directly to the URL of your site, you get an error page stating that WordPress needs a wp-config.# file to run :

WP config

Here, you can either click on the button to automatically create a configuration file by completing the information of your database, or create this file manually. In the first case it’s required that your web server has write access to the root of your site to generate the file.

Automatic installation

If you follow the installation steps proposed by WordPress, simply inform the login information to your database. If you have not made any particular modification, the login will be root again with no password (leave blank).
Once the data is entered correctly, WordPress will create for you the configuration file and the necessary tables in the database.

If the connection information is correct (as in the figure below), you should be able to proceed to finalize the installation.

WP all right

Create wp-config.php manually

It is also possible to create the configuration file manually based on the wp-config-sample.php located in the root of your installation. Simply copy the file by renaming the wp-config.php and edit the connection information within the file.

Whatever the method you chose to install WordPress, any subsequent modification of the connection information to the database should be edited in the wp-config.php file.

Now, you can choose a title for your site, set your username, password and email. Confirm. Your site is ready to receive its first content (see figure below)!

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The administration interface

You can access the admin interface by the URL http: // localhost / wordpress / wp-admin, identifying with the name and password provided during the installation phase (see the following figure) .

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Before discovering all the features offered by your CMS, it is good to first understand its interface.

The menu is divided into three section:

  • the dashboard;
  • content;
  • Site settings.

The dashboard is a page with general information on the entire site, We can find statistics, news feed on WordPress, the recent comments list, Etc :

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The next section concerns editing of content such as pages, sections, media and comments. Here you can add, delete or edit your site content and moderate comments. It is the most used part to produce content on the site.

Finally, the bottom of the menu gives access to the settings, such as choice of your theme and plugins or user management. It is also possible to manage the operation of some features of the website in the “Settings” section.

If you later decide to install plugins (the modules providing additional functionality to the site), you will be able to add information on the dashboard, such as:

  • statistical data on your visitors;
  • subscribers number  to your newsletter;
  • creating new menus in the administration to provide access to new pages;
  • Etc..

Next : WordPress publications

22Mar 2015

Nowadays, a huge number of authors choose a very popular interface to reflect their thoughts and share their passions; it’s called Blogs, these small content sites managed mostly by individuals. To facilitate the creation of these sites of a particular kind, the best is to start with a solid system that has proven itself, while avoiding the complications encountered by the authors developing websites.

Get Started With WordPress:

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What is WordPress?

WordPress is a free software that was created for this reason. It is probably the tool you need if you want to create a blog, simply for a personal presentation site or maybe for your online business.

So it’s good to know that WordPress is a CMS (Content Management System), it allows the user (the Site Administrator) to easily create content pages, such as:

  • Company presentation pages
  • Blog articles
  • Contact page
  • Portfolio for an artist
  • Business site
  • Etc…

The idea of a CMS is to provide the ability to easily create content on the site without having any coding experience or special technical knowledge.

Historical

WordPress was released for the first time in 2003 as a project derived from Cafelog. Many versions have come out since that date, each bringing many new improvements such as plugins, widgets, themes, and an improved user interface. Version 3 was released in 2010; it included menu management, new functions to modify the site header and multi-site support (which allows management of multiple sites on a single WordPress instance).

Features

WordPress structure is based on PHP; a programming language designed for creating websites. This language allows developers to add functionality that can be modified by other users. It is easy to edit if you have the necessary basics.

One of the great strengths of WordPress is the huge number of available plugins developed by the community. These are modules to add functions to WordPress, such as creating a photo gallery or managing a newsletter. There are now over 36,000 plugins on the official site wordpress.org. Therefore, if you are looking for additional improvements for your website, you can find the right plugin(s).

The fame of WordPress in the world of blogging is such that there is even a dedicated website: wordpress.com (not to be confused with the official website .org), which allows you to create your WordPress blog without looking for hosting or installation. Everything is handled automatically; you only have to create your content.

Setting up the web server

What is a server?

To work, any website relies on a server that is responsible for sending pages to visitors. The server is a program that executes code structure (written in PHP in the case of WordPress) to generate and send pages in HTML format, readable by a web browser (Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.). To use WordPress, you need to have a server; The most used one for PHP is called Apache server, it’s completely free and can run on any environment (Windows, Linux or Mac).

In addition, the web server works most often with a database, which stores specific information to your site: page content, registered users, configuration, etc. All the changes in the website are potentially stored inside in the form of several data tables. MySQL is the most widely used open-source RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) because it’s totally free and compatible with the majority of applications; that’s why we will be using it.

A web server and the database can be installed on any machine, even your personal computer, which enables you to test your site locally ( it is called “localhost”). Always start with a local installation to limit the mistakes you might make as a beginner. If you have some errors on your pages when your website is online, any visitor can see them. In localhost, you will be the only one to have access to the site, so your work will be easier.

Windows: WAMP

If you are on Windows, you can use WAMP, a program that contains an Apache server and a MySQL database on your computer. You can download WAMP on the official website, which offers several different versions of the software. If you don’t know which one to choose for your computer, check if your system is 32 or 64 bits.

After downloading the package, run the installation with the default options. It should create a folder c: wamp on your computer. You can verify if WAMP appears correctly with the displayed icon in the taskbar.

wamp taskbar

Now open HTTP: // localhost / in a browser. this is the address of the local web server.

Wamp server page

If you get this page, your web server is working and ready to run WordPress.

Mac: MAMP

For systems running Mac OS X,  the alternative software is MAMP, which also installs all the required programs. You can download it directly via this link. http://www.mamp.info/en/index.html . First extract the zip file and run the .pkg file to start the installation.

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Now MAMP is installed, you can launch it from the folder “Applications> MAMP” of your computer.

The window that opens shows the status of Apache and MySQL servers. If they are stopped, click ‘Start the servers’ to see the status bar go to green. Open the “Preferences” window. In the “Ports” tab, click the “Set to default  Apache and MySQL ports”. Then, in the “Apache” tab, you can choose the folder in which to place the files on one or various sites on your computer. I advise you to choose the “Sites” folder which must already exist in your home directory.mamp-adjust-settings

You can now accept the changes and go to HTTP: // localhost / MAMP / in your browser to check if the server is working (see below).

mamp config

Linux: LAMP

If you use a Linux system as Ubuntu or Debian, the easiest way is to install the different packages containing Apache, PHP and MySQL. So run the following command in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 mysql-server libapache2-mod-php5 php5-mysql

All packages must be installed without problem. When installing MySQL, the console will prompt you for a password you will need to remember for connecting to the database, do not forget it! Then install phpMyAdmin with the following command line:

sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin

The command prompt will ask you as a first step to select the server to configure phpMyAdmin, select Apache and confirm the creation of a database to the next step. Finally, you must enter the chosen password to the MySQL installation to ensure that the package can create its own database.

When the installation is complete, go to HTTP: // localhost / in your browser. A confirmation page, as the following figure should appear.

423288Next:   Installation of WordPress

19Mar 2015

Successful-Online-Business

 An online business is a one that can reach the rest of the world by taking advantage of the limitless power of the internet. It provides endless opportunities to cheaply promote your products using a new and attractive interface.

The virtual world of the internet is an ever changing one. Still, the rules of how to create and develop a have always been the same. If you’re intending to start an online business, stick to this sequence. If you’ve already started your own online adventure, do a quick review and see if there’s a step you’re neglecting, or never got around to doing in the first place. You can’t go wrong with the basics:

  1. Find a need and fill it

Most people who are just starting out make the mistake of looking for a product first, and a market second.To boost your chances of , start with a market. The trick is to find a group of people who are searching for a solution to a problem, but not finding many results. The internet makes this kind of market research easy:

Visit online forums to see what questions people ask and what problems they’re trying to solve.

Do keyword research to find keywords that a lot of people are searching, but for which not many sites are competing.

Check out your potential competitors by visiting their sites and taking note of what they’re doing to fill the demand. Then you can use what you’ve learned and create a product for a market that already exists–and do it better than the competition.

  1. Write copy that sells

There’s a proven sales copy formula that takes visitors through the selling process from the moment they arrive to the moment they make a purchase:

  • Arouse interest with a compelling headline.
  • Describe the problem your product solves.
  • Establish your credibility as a solver of this problem.
  • Add testimonials from people who have used your product.
  • Talk about the product and how it benefits the user.
  • Make an offer.
  • Make a strong guarantee.
  • Create urgency.
  • Ask for the sale.

Throughout your copy, you need to focus on how your product or service is uniquely able solve people’s problems or make their lives better. Think like a customer and ask “What’s in it for me?”

  1. Design and build your websitestart an online business

Once you’ve got your market and product, and you’ve nailed down your selling process, now you’re ready for your small-business web design. Remember to keep it simple. You have fewer than five seconds to grab someone’s attention–otherwise they’re gone, never to be seen again. Some important to keep in mind:

  • Choose one or two plain fonts on a white background.
  • Make your navigation clear and simple, and the same on every page.
  • Only use graphics, audio or video if they enhance your message.
  • Include an opt-in offer so you can collect e-mail addresses.
  • Make it easy to buy–no more than two clicks between potential customer and checkout.
  • Your website is your online storefront, so make it customer-friendly.
  1. Use search engines to drive targeted buyers to your site

Pay-per-click advertising is the easiest way to get traffic to a brand-new site. It has two advantages over waiting for the traffic to come to you organically. First, PPC ads show up on the search pages immediately, and second, PPC ads allow you to test different keywords, as well as headlines, prices and selling approaches. Not only do you get immediate traffic, but you can also use PPC ads to discover your best, highest-converting keywords. Then you can distribute the keywords throughout your site in your copy and code, which will help your rankings in the organic search results.

  1. Establish an expert reputation for yourself

People use the internet to find information. Provide that information for free to other sites, and you’ll see more traffic and better search engine rankings. The secret is to always include a link to your site with each tidbit of information.

Give away free, expert content. Create articles, videos or any other content that people will find useful. Distribute that content through online article directories or social media sites.

Include “send to a friend” links on valuable content on your website.

Become an active expert in industry forums and social networking sites where your target market hangs out.

You’ll reach new readers. But even better, every site that posts your content will link back to yours. Search engines love links from relevant sites and will reward you in the rankings.

  1. Use the power of e-mail to turn visitors into buyers.

When you build an opt-in list, you’re creating one of the most valuable assets of your online business. Your customers and subscribers have given you permission to send them e-mail. That means:

  • You’re giving them something they’ve asked for.
  • You’re developing lifetime relationships with them.
  • The response is 100 percent measurable.
  • E-mail marketing is cheaper and more effective than print, TV or radio because it’s highly targeted.

Anyone who visits your site and opts in to your list is a very hot lead. And there’s no better tool than e-mail for following up with those leads.

  1. Increase your income through back-end sales and upselling

One of the most important internet marketing strategies is to develop every customer’s lifetime value. At least 36 percent of people who have purchased from you once will buy from you again if you follow up with them. Closing that first sale is by far the most difficult part–not to mention the most expensive. So use back-end selling and up-selling to get them to buy again:

  • Offer products that complement their original purchase.
  • Send out electronic loyalty coupons they can redeem on their next visit.
  • Offer related products on your “Thank You” page after they purchase.
  • Reward your customers for their loyalty and they’ll become even more loyal.
  1. Offer Value

This has to be the most important factor in any online business, not only do you have to offer your guests something of value whether it be information, a tool, or advice it has to be better and different from what they can get elsewhere.

  1. Build Relationships

If you’re serious about working online this is a must. Building relationships with your visitors is crucial to building trust which is the basis for any potential sales. Try offering something for free to your guests, but make sure it’s a solid product and not just another 2 dollar eBook.

  1. Find Information

Always be on the lookout for new developments and technologies that can improve your business. Online traffic is the building block of success, thus you should always be striving to increase it. Although be wary of the latest and greatest, focus on building a site with tons of original content instead.

  1. Perform Testing/Tracking

Once you begin to see an increase in traffic and sales it’s vital to start tracking everything. You want to track, where your sales are coming from, which advertisements are converting, and most importantly what’s not working. You may be hesitant about paying a monthly fee for a tracking service but take my word for it; they pay for themselves. Once you start launching more efficient campaigns you’ll immediately see the difference in your profit margins. I use Aweber as an Autoresponder and for tracking.

  1. Use Repetition

This is a no-brainer, and the reason why tracking is so important. Once you see what’s working do it over and over again. If you find that one keyword is showing significant sales spend time on keyword research and try to find a similar one. This will also help you narrow down where you should be focusing your energy.

  1. Use Time Management

The irony is that the most appealing aspect of a work at home business is also your worst enemy. There are a plethora of distractions at home that can have you waste away entire days. To avoid these pitfalls try a couple things. Develop a work week schedule that you and family members will respect. Have a plan of action for each day; this will keep you focused and productive the entire day. Finally, limit distractions such as television or unnecessary web browsing.

14Mar 2015
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