5 Ways to Get More Subscribers to Your WordPress Blog

Yep, you’ve heard it before, “The money is in the list.” If you want to create an income with your WordPress site or as a blogger or WordPress developer, you need a solid list of loyal subscribers.

But if you’ve got only a handful of subscribers on your WordPress blog and none of them are commenting on your posts, this can be pretty discouraging. So I’m going to share five things that WILL increase your subscriber count and make your subscriber list more responsive starting today…
#1: Just Get the Email


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Limit Access To The WordPress Login Screen To Specific IP Addresses

If you are concerned about someone trying to crack your WordPress login ID and password, then you definitely want to create a strong login ID and password. But, even with that, crackers will still try brute force attacks, dictionary attacks, and many other methods to try to crack the door on your WordPress website.

What Can You Do?
You can install a simple plugin such as Limit Login Attempts to lock them out after a defined number of failed attempts. And that works quite effectively – I use it for my clients.
Can More Be Done On The Login Side

WordPress Limited Access

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7 WordPress Blogging Tips for “Blogging Like You Talk”

Want some great blogging advice for making your WordPress site more conversational and engaging?

“Write like you talk.”

That’s probably the best piece of blogging advice you can get.

The problem is I just told you what to do, but not how to do it.

But it seems easy enough right? Just start writing and say things like you would if you were talking out loud. If only it worked out that way. Years of following rigid academic rules about writing have suffocated our ability to write good conversational blogs.


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Does SEO Really Have Only 2 More Years to Live?

“Google is in the process of making the SEO industry obsolete, SEO will be dead in 2 years.”

- Adam Torkildson, (quoted from a recent article in Forbes Magazine)

I’ll probably never tire of writing these blogs on how to optimize your WordPress site. However, this time, instead of telling you where I believe things are headed, I’d like to bring you some news about what a recent article in Forbes Magazine said about the future of SEO.


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Check Your WordPress Version Without Logging In To Your Admin Section

One of the easiest and most noted steps to securing your WordPress website is to keep the WordPress core updated to the latest version. But, whether you manage just a few WordPress websites or many, it can quickly become a daunting task to login to your Admin section and verify that you are running the latest version.

Isn’t there an easier way?

Why certainly!

If you use Chrome as your browser, there’s a very simple way to verify that information
Install the Chrome Meta Generator Version Check.

WordPress Version Spy

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Get Notified By Text About Updates On Your WordPress Website

Remembering to log in to your WordPress websites to check for and install the latest WordPress core update, theme updates, and plugins updates is the hardest thing for me to do.

I had set up an email reminder so that whenever a website needs an update I get a reminder email, but many times, I just put that off. I’ve found that I respond to texts with a greater sense of urgency.

I needed to get texts from my websites when I needed to take care of any updates.

WordPress Text Updates

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$1,000 for an Idea

ManageWP has experienced a meteoric rise over the past 18 months. We first took note back in March 2011 when Sarah reviewed the beta version of the multiple WordPress site management tool. Then in December we interviewed Vladimir Prelovac, the brains behind the operation.

When ManageWP officially launched in January of this year, we were eager to check it out (and subsequently gave it a glowing review). Whilst it has had its problems (such as the furore regarding the pricing model), ManageWP is well and truly established as the leading multiple WordPress site management tool.

$1,000 for an Idea

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6 Things Your Daddy Never Told You About PHP Programming

When I first started messing around with WordPress programming, I was a complete PHP novice. It was a very frustrating ordeal, but if you’re in the middle of it you don’t need me to tell you that.

If you can relate with this, I’d like to offer you a ray of hope by sharing six simple PHP rules that are suspiciously absent from most PHP tutorials and instruction books:

The Difference Between the PHP “=” Operator and the “==” Operator


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5 Tips for WordPress Bloggers from the Greatest Writers in History

As a WordPress blogger in the age of Social Media, you might assume you don’t have anything to learn from the “old dead guys” like Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Robert Frost, Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.

But if you’ve got five minutes, I’ve collected some tips from these late great writers that are guaranteed to improve your writing over the next 10 days. Let’s start with Mr. Hemingway.

Hemingway on Beating Writer’s Block

“My work habits are simple. Long periods of thinking, short periods of writing.”

-Earnest Hemingway


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Categories and Tags: Which One to Use and When to Use It

As a novice WordPress user you might be confused about the function of categories and tags. They work in similar ways and they’re both used to classify and arrange your posts. But a category and a tag has its own specific function, and learning to use each one correctly can help better organize your site and make it easier to read.

Categories are a way to classify and order your posts. They are hierarchical, which means they can be arranged with a parent-child structure. For example, a blog that produces automobile reviews might have categories that take this structure:

Know when to use categories or tags in WordPress

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