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Categories vs Tags WordPress

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At first glance, there is not a lot of differences between WordPress tags and categories, but once you become familiar with them you will learn that EACH HAVE THEIR TIME AND PLACE. In this article, I am going to clear up any questions or confusion you may have about Categories vs Tags in WordPress.

Which is the Best Option for Sorting Content on Your Site?

While this may seem like a tough decision, let me make it easy for you. YOU SHOULD ALWAYS RELY ON CATEGORIES AS YOUR MAIN SORTING AND ORGANIZATIONAL METHOD because tags were never designed to be the central organizational pillar of a WordPress site.

I do like tag clouds on some websites, but I strongly prefer a well thought out category hierarchy to the haphazard nature of navigating through a wall of tags. I'm not alone in this line of thinking, so lets explore the purpose and intended use cases for tags and categories.

What Was the Original Purpose of Each Type of Taxonomy.

Categories were included in WordPress so that you can make descriptive categories that define the topic of your page or post. For example, a website dedicated to sports might have categories for football, baseball, basketball and hockey. CATEGORIES ARE MEANT FOR LARGE GROUPS OF POSTS.

TAGS WERE CREATED SO THAT YOU COULD ADD AS MANY KEYWORDS AS NEEDED TO PROPERLY DESCRIBE YOUR POST. In addition, they are also a way to insure that your post includes all the relevant search terms for the post, even if the article doesn't explicitly mention those terms in the text. Finally, they serve as one of the best ways to link related content together so that related pages and posts have a direct association through any shared tags.

How Do You Add These Items To Your Post & Site in WordPress?

YOU CAN ADD CATEGORIES AND TAGS TO YOUR WORDPRESS PAGES AND POSTS DIRECTLY FROM THE EDITOR. If you're using Gutenberg or the classic editor, you will find the Categories & Tags on the right sidebar of the editor.

Regarding displaying tags and categories on your website, that is dependent on your theme. Depending on your theme, it is generally easy to add category and tag widgets to your sidebar. Just go to wp-admin > Appearance > Widgets and then drag the Categories widget and the Tag Cloud widget into your sidebar.

How many tags should you have on each post?

Tags are for any subject covered in the post that doesn't already have representation. YOU SHOULD INCLUDE ANY TAG YOU CAN THINK OF THAT IS RELEVANT TO THE ARTICLE. Going back to our sports blog example, let say you wrote an article on the 1956 Boston Red Sox roster. You may want to add tags such as their star players Ted Williams, Jackie Jenson, and Mickey Vernon, as well as terms such as Roster, the year 1956 and any other phrase you believe may be recurring on your site.

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WP Curve and its Purchase by Godaddy

Most small businesses have in the past years been faced with the problem of solving problems or completing its tasks. However, with the advent of WP curve, this problem has been greatly reduced. Most of these small businesses usually don’t have expertise or money to employ personnel to do tasks for them. They also have little trust in outsiders but WP curve helps to solve such problems. WP curve came into existence in the year 2013 and its initial owners are Alex McClafferty and Dan Norris who are both based in Australia.

WP Curve Review

It was founded with the intention of granting customers WordPress features that include backups, security, product designs, the growth of traffic, etc. In short, it does all the activities that improve and maintains the website or any business that transact through the internet. WP curve has the potential of doing your task perfectly to an extent that you feel like you are its boss. All you have to do is subscribe to its service at a fee of about $79.00 per month and you will be rest assured to enjoy its unlimited services.

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Uncovering The Best WordPress Security Plugins

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WordPress has a few security precautions set up, but this does not compare with what a trusted security plugin can do. WordPress sites are often targeted by hackers, so it always pays to take additional measures. The best WordPress security plugins provide the following things:

Monitors security actively
Scans files
Scans for malware
Monitors blacklist
Hardens security
Post hack measures
Installs firewalls
Protects against brute force attacks
Alerts if a security breach occurs

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Google AMP on WordPress with the Automatic Plugin

Accelerate mobile pages are something you should setup on your WordPress site so you can serve mobile devices quick pages. The user experience will be better, users might stay longer, and your conversion rate could increase. Lets take a look at using the Automatic Google AMP plugin in WordPress.

Started by Twitter and Google, AMP is an open source standard designed to provide quicker download on mobile devices. Your content rich site probably loads too slow on a mobile device and might not look good either. With limited HTML and JavaScript, Google will cache your site on their AMP cache and deliver it directly to users.

Some positives include ranking higher in Google and a better user experience.

On negative is that limited amounts of HTML, CSS and JavaScript are available. Plugins that offer social sharing or email captures might not be available on the AMP pages. Other negatives are limited analytics integration, and advertising platforms.

With Google’s push to mobile first ranking, have an AMP site is a must.

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Tips For Improving Your Website Speed

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In 2017, fast-loading content is key to keeping customers on your site. Is yours up to speed? Consider the following tips to improve your website speed.

Using a content delivery network will speed up your site's loading time considerably and improve user experience. A content delivery network (CDN) uses an efficient file delivery system that allows users to quickly access pages. Many CDN's use services located around the world. Choose a location close to the end user, and improve the experience dramatically.

Secondly, reduce the number of redirects your site uses. While redirects can sometimes be handy, too many redirects can unnecessarily slow a site due to bad server requests. Reduce the number of redirects to as few as possible. You should also scan your site for any broken links, as these delay site load time.

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GoDaddy Purchases WP Curve

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GoDaddy, the web-hosting service provider, is looking to broaden its service offerings. It took a huge step towards that goal recently by acquiring WP Curve, a service designed for startups and websites using WordPress. The financial details of the deal are now known publicly. GoDaddy will be picking up WP Curve's customer list and their assets. Some of the employees will transition over to GoDaddy as well.

Dan Norris and Alex McClafferty created WP Curve three years ago. The Australian software designers one place to access many different startup services. Some of the most popular services offered by WP Curve are SEO, conversion, and even website design. Pretty much ever online service a new company would want to use is offered through WP Curve.

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Top Tools And Resources For Your Website

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The best tools and resources for your website include a content management system such as WordPress, along with a good web hosting company and some other tools that will help bring in traffic to your site. WordPress is the top recommended publishing platform for building and maintaining a website. It's flexible to a wide variety of your specific needs, whether as a hobby or to set up your own business. A few other content management platforms are available, but WordPress is definitely worth investigating. This site runs no DotNetNuke for instance.

BlueHost or InMotion is recommended for any self-hosted website. This option gives you more freedom and flexibility as far as the design and content you want to place on your site or blog. The tech support from BlueHost has earned the company plenty of good reviews. And the Pro account at InMotion provides great Wordpress hosting at an incredible price.

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Running WordPress Securely Takes Planning

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English: WordPress Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WordPress has taken its place a one of the most powerful website platforms, and today is being used in about 22% of all the websites on the web.

Running WordPress securely will mean careful planning, just as it is with most any type of technology used for businesses. Selecting WordPress to be your platform isn't that different from selecting a CRM. However, you do have other options.

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Web Developers Will Like Godaddy’s New Pro Hosting

In the past GoDaddy focused on small businesses that did not want technically advanced websites, but now is introducing Pro Hosting for companies with technical staff that want an advanced custom web programming platform. The company sees 6 million developers and designers that maintain websites for a majority of the small business today. Extra support options are a part of the Godaddy Pro hosting program. These developers support sites for multiple companies, making them a prime target.

Some of the new features include web hosting with CPanel, managed Wordpress, and VPS (virtual private servers). Administrators will be able to patch the operating, stage website changes, clone current installations, control backups, have direct access to the server, and plan for disasters. The Pro plans come fully managed to self-managed.

What Your Should Know About WordPress Security

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Wordpress Schwag (Photo credit: Peregrino Will Reign)

WordPress has quickly become a powerful platform that powers around 22% of all websites.

Running WordPress securely does require a plan, just as the case is with any technology you use for business. Choosing WordPress as your platform is not really any different than selecting a CRM, but there are other options to consider.

Choose Between Your Servers And Theirs 
You can either choose to host your WordPress site on WordPress's servers or you can host the site on your own server.

WordPress.com has features such as allowing you to host image galleries, videos and there are plenty of integration tools that go hand-and-hand with some of the top social networking sites.


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