Building An Easy To Use Website With WordPress

Why WordPress?

When someone asks us what we do here at Posse Social Media, the easy answer could be "a lot." This doesn't really do our offerings justice though. From social media and reputation management to mobile and video marketing. We help clients fill a great number of their different needs from an online perspective. One area that is of special interest to myself is that of web design and implementation. I love the process...

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Danny HallDanny Hall

Find the SEO Tool For Your Needs

All in one SEO pack

Developed by Michael Torbert and with over 19 million downloads, the All in One SEO pack is the biggest SEO plug-in for WordPress available. But, it still only has a 3.9 out of 5.0 rating. It boasts an easy-to-use, right-out-of-the-box feature; just install, and you are set. While it is regularly updated, it is still missing many features that would make it the unchallenged SEO champion. This product is being advertised as free, but it witholds many features unless you upgrade to the paid version. Users of the paid version have reported numerous bugs and issues. With that being said, it does have many features that the competition does not. One of these features is that it automatically generates the META description and the focus keyword, but still gives you the ability to change them to your needs. But the biggest draw to this tool is its simplicity; it doesn't overwhelm you with options, but still has the basic functionality that both an inexperienced and an advanced user would need.

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WordPress Keeps Pressing On

As the 11th anniversary of WordPress comes to a pass, we celebrate how it became a behemoth in the blogging world and has even expanded to a full content management system.

As integrated into the internet that WordPress is currently, it did not always used to be this way. WordPress was released on May 27, 2003 by its founders, Matt Mullenweg and Mike Little, as a branch of it precursor b2/cafelog. The company’s about page says that “WordPress was born out of a desire for an elegant, well-architectured personal publishing system.” This system was built on the popular scripting language, PHP, and MySQL, the self-proclaimed “world’s most popular open source database.” The end goal for WordPress is to create a tool different from anything else out there by concentrating on user experience and web standards.

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Matthew WheelerMatthew Wheeler

So You Want To Start A Podcast?

Podcasting is the next step up from blogging. While blogging is done by armies of pajama-clad ordinary people, podcasting is done by many of these same people, though less often in pajamas, in front of a digital or audio recorder. Short pieces are recorded and then distributed via RSS or Atom to their website, typically a blog site. Listeners and viewers can then download podcasts using podcast clients. A good podcast client (iTunes for example) will allow you to subscribe to the RSS/Atom feed of your favorite podcasters and automatically download the content to a computer or to a portable audio player when new items are available.

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Danny HallDanny Hall

WordPress Plugins – How Many is Too Many?

Anyone who has ever built a WordPress based website will tell you that one of the best possible features is the ability to integrate plugins. These plugins can offer a wide range of functionality to your site. There are plugins for everything from time management and calls to action to plugins designed to personalize the WordPress dashboard and for creating integrated forums. The level of customization that plugins offer is simply phenomenal. The trouble is that there seems to be an almost magical point where you can reach that point of too many plugins. This leaves many asking, how many WordPress plugins is too many?

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Danny HallDanny Hall

Facebook Announces WordPress Integration

As of today WordPress users can easily integrate Facebook features with such items as social publishing through the Facebook for WordPress plugin. What does this mean for users? It is a simpler way to make their WordPress site more social without the need for coding. This plugin developed by Facebook engineers and support means no more constantly having to mess with trying to get the right code and then still having problems. This plugin also works for mobile.

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