Easy 301 Redirects

Easy 301 Redirects provides an easy method of redirecting requests to another page on your site or elsewhere on the web. This is useful when you are migrating sites and can not preserve the url and want to redirect it safely to another page. With 301 redirect, it will pass your backlink score to the new page which is good for SEO. You can add the destination url when you edit/add a page/post and then through Settings > Easy 301 Redirects Creator you will get a list of 301 redirect setting which you can save in Settings > Easy 301 Redirects

easy-redirect

How to install

  1. Upload Easy 301 Redirects to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add redirects on the Settings > Easy 301 Redirects. Use this format [old url,new url]. <br/>For example [/blog,http://www.google.com], will redirect yourdomain.com/blog to http://www.google.com

10 Ways To Speed Up WordPress

Here’s a scary fact: according to the good folks at Kissmetrics, the amount of time that you have to capture the attention of an average visitor to your website is approximately 2 seconds. Anything slower than this, and you could be cutting the amount of people browsing your site in half. Add to this the fact that your page load time can play a part in your Google page ranking thus directly affecting SEO, and you can quickly see that we live in an age where speed matters.
You may be aware that WordPress, while otherwise a fantastic platform, can unfortunately run rather slowly without optimization. If you have a website that hasn’t been optimized, you could be missing out on serious amounts of traffic.
In this article we’re going to look at 10 steps you can take right now to make your WordPress website run lightening quick and thus increase your traffic and your visitor retention. Before we get stuck in, if you don’t have the time or the inclination and just want someone to speed your website up for you, talk to us today about our comprehensive website optimization service.

With that mentioned, let’s get into it:
1. W3 Total Cache
Free and incredibly effective, W3 Total Cache (https://wordpress.org/plugins/w3-total-cache/) is a caching plugin that works to increase server performance and dramatically improve page load times. The plugin is well rated and is even used by some very well-known businesses, including the likes of AT&T and Mashable. Simply install it and watch your page load times instantly improve. There’s also plenty of options for the more technically minded amongst us to really get their hands dirty.

2. Use a content delivery network (CDN)
A CDN is a collection of servers across the world that delivers the static assets of your website (your images, CSS files and JavaScript) to your visitors based on their geographical location. Best used for websites that have global reach, a CDN basically makes use of a local server to provide your content to users in that area in the fastest possible time.

Using a CDN can have some costs attached for premium plans, but if your website serves a global audience, making use of one will turbocharge load times for your overseas users. There are a number of CDN services available, and we suggest doing your research to see which one best meets your requirements.

3. Optimize images automatically
Many images are bloated with avoidable metadata that can cause the file size to be unnecessarily large. And as we know, large file sizes = slower load times.

On top of this, one of the unfortunate aspects of WordPress is that its image resizing tool will allow you unwittingly upload an image that is much larger than it needs to be. While the tool will do its job and display a smaller version of your image so it looks right on your site, the enormous image you uploaded will still be the one that is being used behind the scenes. This means an unnecessary use of bandwidth, and a slower page load time for your visitor.

As luck would have it, a solution exists in the form of free plugin called WP Smush (https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smushit/), a tool which automatically strips away redundant data from your images as you upload them to reduce file sizes without losing quality. Same high quality images, faster load speeds – definitely one to install!

4. Add Expires headers
An Expires header tells a user’s browser whether it should request a file from the server hosting your website, or whether it should grab it from the cache of the browser itself, based on how long it has been since the user visited your site. Of course, this won’t make any difference to a first time user as a file cannot be in the browser cache until they have already visited the site, but it is a free and easy way to improve load times for return visitors.
Read more about implementing Expires headers here: https://gtmetrix.com/add-expires-headers.html

5. Use CloudFlare
CloudFlare provide a content delivery network (CDN) in addition to other cloud features to improve site speed, security, and analytics. Their basic package is free (yup, an effective CDN that doesn’t cost a cent!) and is definitely worth looking into. Even if your site doesn’t serve a global audience, the increase in speed and security that CloudFlare provide definitely make it worth signing up.

6. Limit the number of files required to display your website
Every time a visitor comes to your website, all of the files that form your site have to be sent to that person’s web browser. Every image, every piece of CSS or JavaScript; it all has to be sent from the server to the individual’s browser. As you might imagine, the more files that you have, the longer this process takes, and the slower the website load speed will be.

The trick here is to reduce the amount of unnecessary images and code that are used to form your website. This doesn’t mean that you should necessarily compromise your site design, but you should be critically reviewing every additional element you add to your site and asking yourself “do I really need this?” If the answer is no, leave it out – your site will be faster for it.

7. Minify your code
When we write code, we often follow a certain ‘standard’, leaving spaces in between lines and adding in gaps to differentiate between sections. However, servers and web browsers don’t care at all for our additional spaces; as long as the syntax is valid, they can process it without all of that extra stuff. Remember that less redundant information will always help to increase load times, and this includes blank spaces!

Starting to worry that you’re about to be spending some serious time altering your code? Fear not code warrior! Fortunately for you, you will not have to go trawling through all of your code to clear out the extra white spaces as there are plugins available that will handle this minifying of code for you. W3 Total Cache (see point 1) will do it as part of its features, or if you’re looking for a more lightweight plugin, Better WordPress Minify (https://wordpress.org/plugins/bwp-minify/) will do the same job.

8. Reduce the number of plugins
As with the number of files required to display your website, the number of plugins you have will also directly affect the loading time of your website.

One of the temptations you may experience as a user of the WordPress platform is that there are just so many neat sounding plugins to choose from and try. And so many of them are free! Although we’ll be the first to admit to trying out the latest cool sounding plugin to see how we can improve the look of our site, just remember that every plugin you add has the potential to slow your site down. If you don’t really need it, don’t install it, and if you have it installed and are not using it, get rid of it!

9. Choose a simple and clean theme
There are literally thousands of free and premium WordPress themes to choose from. Picking a theme that matches the purpose and design for your website is of obvious importance, but have you ever stopped to consider the speed of your website when making your choice?

The more image dependant and the more cumbersome the theme, the slower your website will load. It’s no good having a home page made of 50 rotating GIF images that looks like the coolest thing this side of 2015 if it takes 20 minutes to load, as no one will stick around to see it.

Before you commit to a theme, use free tools such as Pingdom (http://tools.pingdom.com/fpt/) or Webpage Test (http://www.webpagetest.org/) to check the loading time of theme you have in mind.

10. Specify the image size
When you upload an image to WordPress, you are given the option to set the width and height for that image. Make sure that you do this, as if you don’t, when a user visits the site their browser will not be able to correctly render the rest of the page until the image has been downloaded, and the browser will then have to perform a reflow and repaint. By specifying image width and height, the browser is able to allocate a box on the page so that the rest of the page can be correctly rendered even before images are downloaded, thus improving overall load time.

11. Remove Emoji code
Add the followings script in your theme function.php
remove_action( ‘wp_head’, ‘print_emoji_detection_script’, 7 );
remove_action( ‘admin_print_scripts’, ‘print_emoji_detection_script’ );
remove_action( ‘wp_print_styles’, ‘print_emoji_styles’ );
remove_action( ‘admin_print_styles’, ‘print_emoji_styles’ );

We hope you’ve enjoyed our tips. If at this point you’re feeling a little overwhelmed about how to get your site running as fast as possible, talk to us today and let us turbo charge your website for you with our website optimization service.

Looking For PHP Developer

Have you always wondered how some sites are so wonderful as well as secure and are you also looking for PHP developer tips to better your own site? Then read on.

Establishing your business on the World Wide Web is not just about creating a website and making it live. It calls for developing an interactive and effective website that grabs the attention of the netizens and offers them high usability. Factors like company’s pace for managing and delivering solutions and interactivity of the website play an important role in the augmentation of an online business. This is where the role of web applications comes into play. These applications help in making online businesses reliable and secure. Several languages are deployed in making these applications. PHP is one of them.

PHP is a widely known server scripting language that is made use of for creating on the internet applications. Of late, there have been a profusion of very useful internet applications that have been developed and that has led to a great demand for PHP developers who can deliver such applications quickly.

So if you are a developer and looking for PHP developer tips then here are some that will surely help you.

  1. Go for coding that is less but effective as very long coding will only lead to more complexity and possibility of errors creeping in. Any revision with short codes in place thus becomes easier and manageable.
  2. Always use the latest versions of text editors as they enable efficient coding. They have better color coding features and makes the coding that is done distinguishable and easy to identify in the clutter of codes.
  3. Always save old scripts as you may have to make use of them in the future. That is also recommended as any minor modifications that need to be made can be done quickly instead of rewriting the entire code. Time and effort can thus be saved. The chances of errors are also eliminated.
  4. Regular backups of the stuff you have completed is a must. You cannot afford to lose coding that you have done putting in many hours to any accident or malfunction of the system.

The above may appear to be rather basic when you are looking for PHP developer tips but they are extremely useful and should never be ignored as you go down in your PHP development career path.

Please contact us if you need help with your website.

Why Convert Your Site To WordPress

The question as to why convert website to WordPress is something that many site owners making use of other frameworks often ask and contemplate. This article is an attempt to answer them.

Developing a website physically and from the ground up is not especially tough when the internet site just makes up a couple of web pages. As a website expands, you need a good framework to be able to manage it well enough.

WordPress is by far the leading option for developing and maintaining powerful internet sites due to reasons as under:

  • You can update or add your web content easily without the need to rely on your web developer
  • WordPress is better for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) than other CMS (Content Management System). SEO for WordPress is easy with lots of free SEO plugin. The link structure in WordPress is better. It is an important factor for SEO. Remember better SEO means better chances your website rank higher in search engine and that leads to more sales.
  • WordPress loads faster than other CMS.
  • Lots of free plugins. If you wish to make better use of Facebook and Twitter (or also Pinterest) accounts compared to your web site, then you can do so making use of some of the well known WordPress plugins. They would help you save time and money as by using them you can make cross-posts and other notices at these social networking sites and at other sites pretty easily. You would not have to spend time doing it manually. Similarly, WordPress makes it very convenient to add fresh content with plugins on an automatic basis.
  • It’s the most popular CMS in the market. Meaning it’s easier to find WordPress developer than Joomla or Drupal developer. There are 140 million of WordPress download compared to 30 and 15 million for Joomla and Drupal download. This also mean lots of people out there to help you through any problems you may have. More developer means lower cost and time.
  • It’s easier to use than other CMS like Joomla and Drupal

The above are just a couple of reasons why convert website to WordPress.

We also provide service to convert your site to WordPress. Please contact us if you need help with your website.

OdiSEO ver 1.0

Main Features

  • Keyword Analysis. 
    This tool will help you research your keyword. First you need to have csv file (click here for sample) with 2 columns. First column is your keyword and second column is the search demand. You can have this by exporting from Google Adwords Keyword tool. Don’t forget to edit the file so you have the correct 2 columns. Load this file into OdiSEO and process it. The result will be the number of competitor of that keyword. You can easily compare the demand and competitor for the keyword now.
  • On-Page Analysis. Software will crawl your page and give suggestion on how to improve your SEO On-Page
  • Backlink Searcher. Find blogs with specific niche you can comment for backlink
  • Blog commenting. It loads a website, and you can comment easily. There is a comment template you can choose and implement the template to the page.

Other Features

  • Misspelled keyword for PPC
  • Domain availability
Download OdiSEO here.

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Convert static / HTML / Wix website to wordpress

One day we found out that there are many people still use static HTML or Wix website and want to convert it to WordPress. So here are we providing service to convert your website to WordPress. We can convert these sites to WordPress:

  • Joomla website
  • Drupal website
  • HTML website
  • PHP website
  • Website using dreamweaver

Why Us:

  • We’ve been working with WordPress for more than 7 years and have build various kind of WordPress sites, plugins and themes. See below for our recent work.
  • We are responsive and do a great job. You can see from our testimonial below.
  • When converting, we will take consideration of your old SEO by redirecting your old url to your new url so you won’t lose traffic from search engine. If you like your old design, we can port that design to WordPress. This means we will create a WordPress Theme for you. We can use themes from http://woothemes.com/. Their themes are excellent and has good support.

Our Recent Clients:




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Testimonial

Here are some testimonial of our work.

I want to express my appreciation to Ian for a superb job on creating 2 websites for me. These websites were very complex with a total of over 30 pages, including a number of blogs and several different types of eCommerce. Ian’s communication was first rate and his command of English was exceptional. We had no difficulty at all in communicating back and forth and he was prompt to provide thorough explanations for anything I didn’t understand. He also grabbed onto my needs easily, and made changes as I wanted them when I saw something in my design I didn’t like. He has a great deal of talent, creativity, initiative, and complete command of every aspect of programming and web design. Ian gets my highest recommendation and appreciation.
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Steps

  • We will create WordPress theme based on your current website template or install WordPress theme that you like. It’s better to use the same template as your current website because it is better for your page ranking on search engine result.
  • We will install the WordPress in our server and start copying content.
  • You’ll go through the site and check the site. If there is error, missing page, or there is some page you want to remove just let us know.
  • When everything is fine, we will move the WordPress to your server or make it live

Price

Our price starts from $299 and will depend on how much page you have and how complex it is. This price includes 50 simple pages data entry. Additional data entry will be charged $25 per 40 simple pages.

How to order

  • Fill out the Form below
  • We’ll analyze your website and let you know how long it will takes and the cost. This can take a day.
  • If you agree we can proceed and we’ll send you a link to PayPal for 50% payment.
  • We will convert it to WordPress in our server and let you know when it is done.
  • When you are satisfied, we will send you the remaining Paypal Invoice.
  • Once it is paid, we will transfer the WordPress to your site.

Newsletter Plugin

Our Newsletter Plugin have the following feature:

  • Opt-in form widget, so you can place the opt-in / subscribe form in your sidebar easily.
  • See your subscriber data and their status.
  • Send email to your subscriber.
  • Import and export subscriber data.
  • Set schedule email, where you can set it to send email after a specific day user subscribe. You need to set cron for this. Please read readme.txt in the plugin zip. To setup cron please see this tutorial.
  • Stats for your newsletter. You can check how many people open your email and which link they clicked.

You can download the plugin here.

Please comment here for support of the plugin or additional feature.

Why buying cheap traffic is a scam

Have you ever got an offer to buy cheap traffic? It might offer you 10,000 visits for only $5. Maybe you think you get a great deal. Well if your target is just to increase your website traffic then it is true. But if you think that the traffic will convert then you are wrong.

Cheap traffic has low quality

If you look at its price then you should know that you are getting low quality traffic. $5 for 10,000 visits means 100 visits = $0.05. That is unbelievable. If you advertise at Google Adwords it will be hard for you just to get 1 visit for 5 cents.

How do they do it?

They first buy popunders or paid clicks on get paid to sites with very low price, lower than they charge you. They might be buying 100 visits for $0.01 and sell it to you for $0.05. The traffic will visit your seller webpage, and then he can put iframe in there. These iframe basically open your page and can be hidden so their user can’t see the iframe. This way you will get traffic but there are no people looking at your site. They can put several iframes in the page and make more profit from there. They can buy 100 visits for 5 cents and then put 2 iframe in it. So buy 100 traffics for 5 cents then sell it for 10 cents. It’s a 100% profit.

What to do next?

The best way to gain traffic is by using SEO. Here are some articles about SEO:

http://hubpages.com/hub/Simple-Guide-to-SEO

http://hubpages.com/hub/Basic-Practices-for-SEO

http://hubpages.com/hub/Professional-SEO-Tips

Woothemes

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  • Feature Pitch
  • Flash News
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  • Groovy Blog
  • Groovy Photo
  • Groovy Video
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  • Optimize
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