What’s the Best platform for your site – Wix Or WordPress?

Deciding on the platform your website is going to run on is quite an important one, from some reasons:

  • The kind of themes your are going to use
  • the kind of plugins that platform is offering
  • The overall speed of the platform, website loading speed is a crucial element this days
  • How safe and secure it is
  • does it offer features you need? like shopping cart, payments, etc.

This few reasons are just the start of it.

Another important element is how easy it is to edit, create pages, blog posts, change things in the code.

When looking at the current popular CMS platform – WordPress is standing above them all, and for many good reasons.

There is however a few other platforms that is worth to check out before deciding on one.

Wix is one of them.

In a recent blog post information-age.com came out with an interesting article that compare and exam this 2 platform and its worth a look if you in the market for a new CMS for your website. Here are some of the highlights from the post:

One of the most important is which platform, or CMS, to build it on. WordPress is king when it comes to CMSs. Currently powering 26% of all websites, WordPress has a nearly 60% share of the CMS market, according to ManageWP. On the other hand, Wix offers hundreds of easily accessible templates, complete with a full WYSIWYG editor that is perfect for beginners to get to grips with.

But which platform is the best for building a new website on? Well, that will depend on your needs.

For simple brochure sites, it’s hard to beat Wix. It’s possible to make use of one of their hundreds of templates, customize it and add content, all within a day. If you are pushed for time, but still need a website, then Wix is a good option.

The fact that many of the Wix templates include techniques that high-converting websites use makes the deal even sweeter. Another big draw for Wix is that hosting is included in their monthly fee, which cuts down on the number of payable invoices you need to stay on top of, leaving just one low price that covers everything.

While WordPress is an obvious choice indeed, mainly for the ease of use, the sea of plugins and themes to choose from. there could be some cases when Wix could be a great option for your website too.

Small one page website go well with Wix themes and platform, they got tons of templates to choose from and I know some people who find their Website builder system a joy to use.

In the end of the day it will be hard to make a smart decision before you actually try this systems for yourself. the good news is that they are both free to use, at least at the basic level.

read more at information-age.com

 

3 SEO Factors in WordPress Themes

SEO is a confusing and complex area of web marketing. If you are working with your SEO plan, these 3 factors can help you to better understand procedures & timelines in working on your SEO plan. Here are the 3 SEO factors in WordPress themes that can help you to successfully achieve goals for your SEO plan.

  1. SEO Optimization

Building strong foundation is one of the most important thing you should do for your SEO WordPress plan. This starts with actual framework or fundamental of your site. Once the code & structure of your site is not on top shape, it will be difficult for you to get lasting SEO result. Building a firm foundation of your site is just like building a house with weak foundation. The beauty of a house is useless if it has no strong foundation. It might collapse and always at risk. The same with SEO.

  1. Content Optimization

When the structure of your site is well optimized, your content will begin to work as well. Content of your site serves as the cornerstone, and SEO has no exception. In order to successfully achieve your SEO, the two main types of web content are needed: Landing pages and Blog posts.

  1. Domain Authority

Another SEO factor is the domain authority. This is one of the most important factors needed in online success, especially to SEO. This domain authority in SEO can be measured with great tools such as Moz. Improving domain authority and outspace top competitors is one of the goals of SEO plan.

Your WordPress is safer today after Security issues fixed!

Having your WordPress site hacked is one of the worst thing a website owner can experience, this had happen to me once and it was truly horrible, time consuming experience.

WordPress is known for its security issues over the years but since its so popular many people have helped to make it more and more secure over the years.

Lately with version 4.7.3 wordpress had 6(!) security issues as being mention in the latest cmswire.com article about this issue. here are some of the highlights:

Just last month, hackers engaged in a “feeding frenzy” at the expense of WordPress sites across the web, exploiting a vulnerability found in the WP REST API plugin.

After patching that security issue, Automattic, the company behind WordPress, rolled out yet another security patch this week in the form of WordPress 4.7.3.

Five of those six security flaws would have made life easy for hackers looking to prey on unsuspecting web surfers, so the fact that “versions 4.7.2 and earlier” were affected is surprising, as it suggests that Automattic left these pressing issues to fester until now.

This are alarming for sure but we can all thank to those who quickly manage to spot this issues and those who worked quickly to make WordPress safer for both owners and visitors.

read more at cmswire.com

 

3 Different Ways to Install a WordPress Theme

One of the greatest assets that WordPress provides is the ability to use any of the tens of thousands of themes that are available, allowing for anybody to create a fantastic looking website with minimal technical knowledge.

A theme designed by a professional allows you to completely change the overall look of your site in a matter of minutes, as opposed to endless hours of coding.

Not only do most themes allow unique layouts for a large variety of pages for your sites, but they even allow for better rankings on search engines such as google or bing, this allows you to become the authority on whatever topic you wish, whether your site is a blog or an e-commerce store, there are plenty of themes to choose from specifically tailored for you.

WordPress themes generally come in two types, free and premium. When you first download WordPress it is very likely that you will find that you have a few free themes to choose from. However, the real magic happens when you start to look into the premium themes.

Other than the themes that come with a WordPress download, there are countless themes available on the web that can be installed to your site, here we are going to show you three different ways that you can install WordPress themes:

Method One: Installing a Theme from the WordPress Themes Page

The first method is the quickest but most limited. You can install a variety of themes right from the themes page of your WordPress dashboard. However these will only include free themes that are in the WordPress themes directory.

First, you go to the “appearance” tab and click the “themes” option from the drop-down menu.

As well as the default themes included in your download, you can also click the “add new theme” box, or the “add new” button at the top of the page. Regardless of which you click, you will be taken to a page with an array of different featured themes.

From here you can search for specific themes, or if you are looking to browse you can click the “feature filter” link, which will allow you to search for a theme that will work for you according to your needs/wants.

Once you have found a theme you want, simply hover over the theme, here you can either preview the theme (this will show you what the theme looks like in action) or if you have decided on the theme you want, you can click “install”.

Once installed, you can click activate and you’re good to go!

Method Two: Uploading a Theme through the WordPress Dashboard

If you download a theme from either the WordPress directory or a third party site (as with most premium themes) you will need to upload it to the site.

Ensure you have a zipped archive of the theme, this will either be what you have downloaded or included in a file that you have downloaded, in which case you simply separate the zipped file from the package file (again, this will be the case with most premium themes).

From here, go to the “appearances” tab and click the “themes” page. Click on the “add new theme” or “add new” button and then click the “upload theme” option.

This will take you to a page whereby all you need to do in choose the file, select the zipped file, install and from here you can either preview or activate the theme.

Method Three: Uploading a Theme through FTP

If you are having trouble with the above methods, you can add a theme manually. To do this, you will need to have access to your server files and must have some familiarity with using an FTP client such as FileZilla.

Once again you will need a zipped file of the theme, as above.

From here, extract the archive file in your computer, open your FTP client and connect to your web server.

Head to the “WordPress” directory and open the “wp-content” folder and the subsequent “themes” folder.

Upload the extracted theme folder to this “themes” folder.

After double checking all of the files copied correctly, you can head back to your dashboard and find the theme installed in the usual location.

You are now ready to begin installing any theme you want to your WordPress site!