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Top 10 Best WordPress Plugins You Should Install in 2017

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Top 10 Best WordPress Plugins You Should Install in 2017 (2)

WordPress is the most popular CMS for websites, thanks to the many features and the great flexibility it offers. However, many functionalities are still missing from the core software upon the first setup. The best way to fill in the missing pieces, of course, is to get yourself the right plugins. WordPress plugins, just like the apps many use for their blogs, can boost efficiency and productivity.

WordPress plugins offer all kinds of customization for site admins. However, with almost 40,000 options to choose from the WordPress Plugin Directory, it can be really difficult to sort the good from the, well, not so useful and practical.

We’ve narrowed it down and compiled the top 10 WordPress Plugins you should definitely have.

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W 3 Total Cache

W3 Total Cache is customized to improve the page loading speed for WordPress sites, which will in turn enhance your website visitors’ overall experience.

The idea of caching is storing the website data temporarily in the cache, and speed up web page loading speed when a repeat visitor opens the same page next time.

The plugin helps to reduce the workload on your server so that your website become faster. By reducing page loading time, overall site performance improves, your site can rank higher ons search engines. Subsequently, your site gets more traffic and even sales conversions.

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Yoast SEO

Yoast is one of the most popular WordPress plugins. You can optimize your WordPress site for search engines using Yoast SEO. Besides helping you to add meta tags, it optimizes your site as a whole. As we all know, SEO is a priority for every website. The better your SEO, the higher your site will appear in the search engine results, the more traffic you can get. Thus a simple and efficient way to start improving your SEO right now is to download the Yoast SEO plugin.

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All In One Schema.org Rich Snippets

The All In One Schema.org Rich Snippets plugin can help give search engines a useful summary of your content to display. Rich Snippets are a special markup that you can add to your content and describe your content more precisely to search engines.

The plugin supports the following content types: reviews, events, people, products, recipes, software applications, videos, and articles. All in all, it helps your site rank better, get more click through rates and site traffic.

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WP Smush – Image Optimization

WP Smush is really one of the must-have plugins for WordPress users. Nowadays, many WP users upload images to their sites as it’s a great way to grab visitors’ attention. This can in fact, take up a lot of storage space, and slow down your site. Luckily, you can compress your images to take care of that problem.

WP Smush Pro is well known as the best image compression and optimization plugin. Additionally, it works in a way that saves storage space and helps your site load faster without diminishing the quality and look of your images.

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Akismet

One of the most common issues faced by WordPress users is the SPAM comment. You’re going to attract more than your fair share of spam bots no matter your blog is new or has been running for years. Fortunately, Akismet helps to filter out any comments on your blog that look like spam. The plugin automatically checks comments against the Akismet Web service.

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Contact Form 7 allows you to create multiple detailed forms on your site. This plugin has a simple user interface and is very easy to setup. You can forget about having only the basic name, email and message field since this plugin does a lot more and works well.

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Google XML Sitemaps

Google XML is a must-have plugin as it will automatically generate an XML sitemap for your site. Having an XML sitemap is crucial in helping search engines index your website/blog better.

Web crawlers can see the structure of your site and retrieve the results more efficiently with a sitemap.

Major Search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo will be notified every time you create a post about your new content.

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SUMOME

SumoMe is an absolute must-have plugin for internet marketers. It includes social sharing (highly configurable), heatmaps (see where people are clicking), content reading measurement (see how far down people read your pages or blog posts), and tons of ways to grow your email list including a welcome mat, pop-ups, hellobar and more. If you are serious about growing email subscribers, we do recommend upgrading to the pro version.

testimonial widgetTestimonial Widget

Nowadays, most consumers conduct research online well before they plan on buying. Testimonials and reviews are a great way to provide unbiased feedback about your offerings to consumers looking for the products you offer. This is a great plugin for businesses to showcase their customer reviews. With the Testimonials Widget, you can effortlessly showcase portfolios, quotes, reviews, basic text, images, and videos on your WordPress site.

ampAMP WordPress plugin

The aim for AMP is for publishers to be able to load their sites quickly on mobile since mobile responsive could be clunky and slow because desktop resources are heavy and plenty. This plugin help translate your content to a very stripped down version of normal web pages, but do contain all the important content with fast loading speed.

So there you go. The must-have plugins for all websites/blogs that built on WordPress, the world’s most famous CMS. Not only do these plugins are easy to install, they give your website/blog a competitive edge.

Give them a try today. Cheers!

How to change your cPanel theme? (in 3 Simple Steps!)

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How to change cPanel theme

How to change your cPanel theme? (in 3 Simple Steps!)

Is it possible to change the theme of your cPanel interface? Definitely! You can change the look and feel of your cpanel interface. Changing your cPanel interface/style will not affect the cPanel functionality, so don’t worry. In addition, some features are only accessible when using a particular theme.

To change your cPanel theme, follow these steps:

Step 1: Login to cPanel.

Step 2: Click on the “Change Style” icon under the Preference section.cpanel-themes

Step 3: Select “Basic” and “Apply”.

That’s it! It’s so simple and straightforward.

You will see your new and fresh interface when you return to your cPanel homepage. Give it a try! Is there anything about cPanel that you wish to learn or ask about? Feel free to suggest and email to us at [email protected].

See you in our next post!

Announcement: Your Account Has Been Upgraded

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Hosting Upgrade

We just want you to know that we truly enjoy having you as a valued customer, and it’s an honor to be at your service.

As a token of appreciation for the wonderful support of our valued customers, we’re pleased to announce our Upgrade on your Hosting Plans! All our existing and future customers are entitled to this massive upgrade.

The much-anticipated upgrade includes:

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For more info, you can have a look at HERE.

As summary, we’ve basically upgraded  the disk space & bandwidth. We believe some of you have already noticed the upgrade. Thank you for those who have PM-ed us & tweet us regarding the upgrade! It’s our pleasure to give you our best product and service.

Thank you for being part of our growth. We look forward to serving you for many years to come.

Once again, do let us know if you have any issue regarding your hosting plan. If you have any questions, you may drop us an email at [email protected]; If you have any tech issue, do submit a ticket and our tech support will attend to your case very soon!

WHY Unlimited Web Hosting is the BEST?

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Unlimited Web Hosting is the MOST powerful shared hosting plan that is ready to serve many types of hosting requirements and purposes, be it multiple blogs, forums, photo galleries and even E-Commerce stores.

WHY do so many businesses go UNLIMITED? Check out the main benefits!

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  1. Peace of mind with “Unlimited”

It doesn’t matter if you’re running a normal blog, e-Store or a sophisticated website with super high traffic, with UNLIMITED, you no longer have to worry about how much/many bandwidth, parked/subdomains, domains, emails, storage space etc (within shared hosting range) you need. Enjoy peace of mind when your business grow in the near or far future, as all your hosting needs will be well taken care of.

Unlimited Web Hosting

  1. Avoid Overage Charge

This can happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Imagine your website/forum/blog experiences sudden traffic surge and your monthly bandwidth limit is reached. You will have no choice but to pay for overage charges. Overage charges can cause your business a lot of extra expenses. With UNLIMITED hosting, your website can have as much bandwidth as it requires (within shared hosting range).

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  1. Setup MORE THAN One Website

You can have more than one website, there are no limit numbers of website for a shared hosting as long as the shared hosting are a to handle the traffic on your website. With each of them serving different purposes of your business, giving it more customers, traffic, exposure and endless possibilities.

[Comparison Between Unlimited VS Normal plan]

Normal Plan Unlimited Plan
Bandwidth Limited, eg 15GB Unlimited
Disk Space Limited, eg 20GB Unlimited
Email Account Limited, eg 100 Unlimited
Subdomains Limited, eg 100 Unlimited
Addon domians Limited, eg 1 to 5 Unlimited
Database Limited, eg 50 Unlimited

 

You may see some things like this for example.

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These are the ideas that we can be shared with you to further increase your knowledge on web hosting.

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We hope to see your success in internet business.

It’s Good Friday!

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Good Friday also known as Holy Friday or Great Friday is a day that commemorates the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. Jesus passed away on Good Friday and resurrected after three days later.

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5 Things You Need To Know Before Purchasing A Server

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Whether you own a small business or large corporation, you will always need a safe and the right place to store all your important and valuable business data.

Craziest 50% OFF Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale!

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Exabytes Black Friday 50% Off

50% Black Friday Cyber MondayNovember is a month filled of celebrations and pleasant surprises. This year, Exabytes is pleased to offer 50% OFF on Unlimited Web Hosting (for All plans) & Reseller Hosting.  To enjoy the massive SAVE, simply apply coupon code “BlackFriday15 at checkout when making a purchase. Keep in mind that this deal only lasts for 4 DAYS — 23rd Nov till 3rd Dec2015. To SAVE as much as you can, order NOW! Kindly NOTE that payment must be made during promotion period.

Speed – A MAIN Concern for All Mobile Friendly Websites!

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I believe you are now fully aware of Google’s latest search algorithm change, which has given mobile-friendly websites a BOOST in its mobile search results. To find out how mobile friendly your site is, check out the website mobile-friendly test provided by Google at https://goo.gl/H034ki

However, DID YOU KNOW THAT:

  • Google’s Mobile-friendly test does not tell the whole story?
  • Loading Speed should be a MAIN concern for All Mobile Friendly Websites?

Testing Speed and Mobile-Friendly Scores

Tom Ryan, the person who wrote for goMobi blog did a speed test on several mobile friendly websites and found out that they all loaded at different speeds.

Tom used goMobi to create a site for his new business – Wine Inc. which included a large Hero Image, an About Me section and some links.

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How to Start a Website or Blog?

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Step-by-Step Instructions

#1 Get a unique domain name

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The creation of a website always starts with a good and unique domain name. The best domain names to come up with are those that are memorable, relevant to your target audience or even better, both.

How to boost sales by adding SSL to Your Product Line-up

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Before going any further, let’s see what SSL is all about.

What is SSL?

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