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Top 7 essential Plugins for new WordPress blogs

Today, I want to talk about the most essential plugins for new WordPress blogs. Plugins are good for their purposes but the more you get them on your blog, the more the chances of running into trouble.

NB: This is Part VIII in the series to create a money making blog. If you missed the previous parts, click here to go to the table of contents.

Why some plugins are bad!

Before I show you my most essential plugins for new WordPress blogs, let’s see why we have to apply a huge degree of caution why adding plugins to our blogs:

  • Some poorly coded plugins can break your blog. Some get incompatible with your server configuration and may crash the server.
  • Some plugins have some monitoring scripts to gather some critical information from your blog and submit to some remote location, exposing your blog to security dangers.
  • Some poorly written plugins have weaknesses that can be exploited by hacker to bring down your blog.
  • Some plugins make your blog very heavy and that’s bad for search engines and human friendliness.
  • Some plugins are too unnecessarily complicated. Their authors have not clew what it means to be user friendly.
  • Some plugins can just be so annoying and will keep kicking your visitors away with popups.
  • Some will not want to cohabit with others and this may cause you a whole lot of uncertainties.

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How to install WordPress in 3 minutes!

Today, we will see how to install WordPress and one of WordPress’s strong points is its ease of installation.  Even  grand ma who can barely move the mouse can install this wonderful blogging script in less than 3 minutes.

This is Part V in our series of creating a money making blog. If you have not been following up, I  encourage reading the previous four parts. Start from the front page here

In this part, we are going to see how to install wordpress in 3 minutes or less. There are actually a couple of ways to install wordpress. Most of the web hosting administrative tools offer a set of scripts for quick installation. In cPanel, this is generally available in Fantastico. HostGator’s cPanel makes it a choice between Fantastico and QuickInstall. I will be basing this tutorial on these two script bundles.

NB: If you choose to host with WPX Hosting, you are going to have the best experience ever

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How to choose the right wordpress hosting company

As a WordPress blogger, one of the questions I answer often is how to choose the right WordPress hosting company. This is a very crucial question to ask as the choice you make in the beginning can make or break your blogging business in the future.

Moving your blog from one host to another is not a light task. That’s the reason why you have to make a solid choice from the very onset to avoid this dilemma in the future. At this critical phase of building our money making blog, there are a couple of factors to lay on the table to help us make a choice.

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How to choose the right domain name for your money making blog ~ Part 2

In Part I of this series on how to create a blog that generates incomes, we saw actionable tips on how to choose a topic to blog on. You may want to check that out so you don’t get confused where we are going. Be sure to join my list so you don’t miss a thing.

In this Part 2, I thought it’s important I share some guides on how to choose a good domain name for your blog.

Your domain name is your online identity. Its the way to your online presence. Without the domain name, it will be difficult to locate you online so choosing the right domain is crucial.

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Do you want a brand-able domain name – Your name, company name or unique word, or you want a keyword based domain name like bestwordpressthemes.com or seoconsultant.com?

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What to blog about ~ Creating your Money Making Blog Part I

Deciding what to blog about has always been a very big issue especially if you are entering into blogging for your very first time. I want you to know it’s very normal to have some difficulties in choosing a topic so don’t feel alone

In this part I of creating a money making blog series, I want to make an attempt at helping you choose the right niche. This is a very crucial moment that determines whether or not you’ll succeed in blogging and making money.  If you make the wrong choice, chances are that you’ll soon abandon because of a lot of factors: 

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