Load jQuery from Google’s CDN in WordPress

WordPress loads jQuery from your server by default. It’s much better to load jQuery from Google’s CDN (content delivery network). Here are the 4 main reasons:
  1. Your visitors probably already have jQuery from Google’s CDN cached. This means jQuery will load nearly instantly.
  2. It’s probably faster to load jQuery from Google’s servers than your servers. They have faster servers and better networks. They also probably have a data center that’s closer to your visitor.

10 WordPress Plugins Every Blog Must Have

There are thousands of WordPress plugins available for free. Many of these plugins are intended for very specific uses. There are also must-have plugins that will improve just about any WordPress blog. Every WordPress blog should have these plugins, since their benefits far outweigh the costs. There are often many excellent plugins that do similar things, so they’re listed below under one category. Below are 10 WordPress plugins or categories of WordPress plugins that will significantly improve your blog…

10 Rules for Choosing a Domain Name for WordPress Blogs

A domain name is the part of your website’s URL that tells a browser which server to fetch files from. For example, for https://blog.wordpress.com/index.php, the domain name is wordpress.com. The same rules for choosing a website domain name also applies to choosing a WordPress domain name. Since your domain name becomes your blog’s brand and identity, it’s important to choose a good domain name. Here are some rules for choosing a good domain name for your blog…

Choosing a Web Hosting Service for WordPress

There are several types of web hosting services: shared, VPS, dedicated, and cloud hosting. WordPress works on almost all web hosts. However, different types of web hosting vary greatly in terms of cost and difficulty to use. Choosing a web hosting service for your blog requires you to understand your needs and the properties of each type of hosting. Shared Hosting Sharing hosting is the cheapest type of web hosting and it’s recommended for beginners…

How to Install WordPress – a Step-by-Step Tutorial

There are 7 steps to installing your first WordPress blog:
  1. Get a web host (10 – 30min)
  2. Get a domain name (15min – 1h)
  3. Download WordPress (1min)
  4. Upload WordPress (5 – 15min)
  5. Set up database (5 – 10min)
  6. Install WordPress (2 – 15min)
  7. After installing WordPress (?)
It should take 1 to 2 hours to install WordPress, but it may take longer if you run into issues. With that in mind, let’s get started!…

What is a WordPress Blog

WordPress is a software for creating blogs. A blog is a type of website where lists of posts are displayed in reverse-chronological order. Authors periodically write posts for readers to browse and read. Blogger, Medium, and Tumblr are all examples of blogging sites. WordPress can also be used to create websites that aren’t blogs. WordPress has thousands of themes (layout and color) and plugins (additional functionality such as sharing buttons), making it easier to build a website than making everything from scratch…