Author: Catherine Holt

WP Plugins

Top 10 WP Plugins For Your New Blog

Here at Blogging Tips 101 our aim is to help you improve your own website.  Whether you are an experienced veteran or complete novice, there is always one subject that gets people talking, and that is WP plugins.

I recently did a post on some great free WordPress themes for you to check out, but as of yet we haven’t done a list of WP plugins for you to take a look at. 

Well I think it is about time that I did, so here is a list of 10 of the best WP plugins for you.  I’d also like to add that I actively use all of these on my sites, so when I recommend them to you, I do so because I know that they work!

Let’s get to it shall we…

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Be A Better Blogger

Blogging Tips From Kevin Duncan At Be A Better Blogger

If you like to read blogs that have a bit of wit, then you must check out Kevin Duncan’s style from Be A Better Blogger.  Kevin has a gift for conveying a lot of useful information in a manner that is not only interesting but also highly entertaining.  He is certainly a blogger that knows his stuff, and I am delighted to have him here with us today on Friday’s Featured Blogger.  Please make him feel welcome and ask as many questions as you can think of!

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10 Website Design Tips For A Good Blog - Beginners Guide

10 Website Design Tips For A Good Blog – Beginner’s Guide

Following on from our recent post about free WordPress themes for starting a blog, I got thinking about the different website design elements that dictate whether a website is a good blog or not.

Every website is unique, but there are certain features (or rules if you will) that you should follow to make sure your site is competing at the highest level.

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Choosing a domain name

6 Tips For Choosing a domain name

One of the most important decisions you are going to make when you start a blog is choosing a domain name.  The domain name is the representation for your entire site and is so incredibly important in so many ways.

The domain name that you choose should be relevant to the blog’s content AND give people an idea of what to expect from your site.

There are lots of names that could be chosen that sound “nice”, but unless they give an indication of what your blog is about, it wont do you any favors.

Spend the time researching your domain name to make sure you get it right!

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How To Make A Blog Successful Using Freelance

How To Make A Blog Successful Using Freelance Writing

Running out of hours in the day to get everything you need to achieve completed?

Are you finding that writing blog posts as well as connecting on social media, building your online profile and managing to stay afloat is becoming overwhelming?

Enter freelance writing!

A freelance writer is basically someone that you employ on a contractual basis to write a specific piece of work.  You may employ a writer for a one off piece, or employ them to undertake a regular writing schedule.

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