Which WordPress Themes Should I choose? Free or Paid Premium

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When you install WordPress, you will have to decide what theme you have to use.  You can search the free themes from the dashboard and use one of them, or you can buy a premium themes that can vary in prices. There are themes for as low as $13 and they can go up to much higher prices, depending on whether you install and configure it or you need a service.

It is a personal preference to what theme you will use; however, I will list the advantages of each:

Free themes benefits:

Free theme are easier to configure and will let you focus on learning WordPress dashboard in order to learn how to use it.  That means, can save money.

Premium  themes benefits:

You obtain more options to configure elements that can’t be done otherwise.  It is also has better atheistic feel to it.

Check the DIY resources page for WordPress premium themes services.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ways To Generate Website Traffic

6 Free And 3 Paid Web Traffic Ways

 

In the last 12 years, I have done lots of searches on the internet on how to build an Online business, that can be successful.

I failed many times, but I learned a lot and I’m about to share part of my experience with You.  This will help you save time and money.

When establishing an online business; that is, a website promoting your product or Service, there are main elements that have to exist and calculated to achieve success.

Also, there is no guaranteed result, but it makes sense to follow the right steps and re-Evaluate your results.  Then, modify some elements and try again.

In my opinion, there are three main elements that decide the success of your online business.

The formula is: My Website Traffic + Conversion + Cost and Profit.

First, you must have traffic to your website.  Without traffic, nothing happens.  No Sales, No subscribers.  You will incur loss due to maintaining an online presence.

Second, Conversion.  Once you drive traffic to your website, you will need the traffic to convert.  Conversion is the rate at which visitors to your website do what you ask them to.  That is, subscribe to you email list, or buy what you offer.

Third, the Cost and profit during the the process.  That is calculating the cost of traffic and the profit you make from sales or other activities.  If you are making profit after all, then your website is starting to succeed.

If you are loosing money, then you must modify what you are doing to achieve success.

Also, the success degree varies for every business owner, and the work should be an ongoing process.   

As the title state, I will be discussing the subject of website traffic.  The other two elements are totally separate from it.

Methods Of Website Traffic

There are two main types of traffic: Free traffic and Paid traffic.

Free Traffic

Here are some of the free traffic types:

  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Article Submission
  • Link Exchange
  • Guest Blog Posting
  • Email list
  • Free Ebook Giveaway
  • And the list goes on….


Paid Traffic

Here are some paid traffic types:

  • Paid banner ads
  • text ads
  • PPC
  • And the list goes on….


If you are interested in my mini course that provides you with more details about traffic types, join my list to receive it over 5 days.

After the course is done, you will start receiving helpful tips about improving your website traffic.

If you find this brief report beneficial, feel free to share it with others of the same interest.

Here is the link to my website, where you can subscribe to my email list, in order to receive the mini course followed by helpful tips about website traffic.

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Thanks,

George K Chamoun

 

 

 

WordPress Themes and Plugins

How to Enhance your WordPress Website

and Blog with Themes and Plugins

 

When you start using WordPress, you will find some limitations in what it does. The reason being its core programs lack lots of functionalities, features, and options that you will need as you become an advanced user.

In order to correct this issue, developers worldwide are always creating add-ons codes called themes and plugins.

What are themes and Plugins?

A theme is a set of files that you install after WordPress platform is up and running.  The theme improves the appearance of your website and blog without changing the underlying WordPress programs.

That mean, you can change the themes different times and can revert to the original one you had before the change takes place.

For example, some themes allow you to change the page background color only, others let you change the color and the image or texture.

On the other hand, the plugins adds functionalities to your website and blog.  They make your tasks easier, more automated, and provide more options.  

For example, I wasn’t able to change the text fonts; once I added plugins related to the fonts, I was able to have the options to select and change the fonts type, size, and color easily.

What themes and Plugins Should you use?

It depends on your website or blog and what are your searching for.  It In my case, I added a plugin for the fonts option, and another for the website statistics.  Some plugins are installed with WordPress for security and antispam reasons.

You must keep in mind that there are free themes and plugins, in addition to the premium that you pay fees for.  Some free plugins can work well for specific functions; others are limited in what they do unless you unlock the premium version.

Same applies for the themes, the free don’t have lots of option and functions.  But, they serve as a good option for a beginner who is testing the water to determine what kind of website they will decide on.

How to install a plugin?

From the admin area of your wordpress website, hover over the Plugins tab and choose the , “add new” option.  See the image below:

How to install a Theme?

From the admin area of your wordpress website, hover over the Appearance tab and choose the , “themes” option. 

Conclusion:

Although every WordPress user has different needs for Plugins and themes, I have learned that:

You need to use both option the free and premium themes and plugins.  They compliment each other.  Not all free themes and plugins have all options you are searching for.

Also, you don’t want to pay for every plugin and theme you use.

In the beginning, learn to use WordPress as the core platform, the add the plugins you need as you proceed in building and using your website or blog.

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How to Select A WordPress Web Hosting Provider For Your First Website

There are 3 important elements You

Should Consider When Searching for

WordPress Web Hosting, they are: Cost,

Free options, and Website Builder.

 

Let me explain the 3 above elements:

#1-Cost: This is the first item you should focus on, because it can vary from $4 to 100’s of Dollars per month. For a beginner, you should select the least expensive package, usually the shared hosting is all what you need in the beginning.

 

#2-Free options: This is the second item you need to decide on.  You should read reviews about web hosting providers.  After reviewing, you should visit the web hosting website and read about the packages they offer.

It is a great idea to have a list of items you need for your own website, and check if they are offered for free with the package or at an extra charges.

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#3-Website Builder Application: After deciding on the price and the web hosting you are considering, you must study the options they have for building your website.  There are many tools to build a website and that depends on your knowledge, experience, and whether you are non technical or have some level of technical experience with web programming.

For more details about website builder options, visit the resources page by clicking here.