How to Create a WordPress Website With DreamHost

How to create a WordPress website with DreamHost

A step-by-step guide to creating a new WordPress website with DreamHost, from registering a domain to purchasing web hosting and installing WordPress.

I have used DreamHost for many years now, and I still recommend them to new and experienced bloggers looking for affordable and reliable web hosting for their WordPress websites.

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5 Best WordPress Themes for Affiliate Marketing

Best WordPress themes for affiliate marketing

I’m an affiliate marketer by trade, it’s what I enjoy doing most. Affiliate marketing is definitely not for everyone, but I love it as it involves skills that I am passionate about, such as SEO, keyword research and competitor analysis.

Over the years, I’ve built several niche affiliate sites, some more successful than others. One of the most important aspects of building and growing an affiliate site is finding the right WordPress theme.

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15 Best WordPress Themes for Writers and Authors

Best WordPress themes for writers and authors

Writers can use a WordPress blog to not only write and publish their work online, but also to potentially sell their books. Choosing a good quality WordPress theme is essential when setting up your new website as a professional writer or author.

A theme used by writers and authors typically has a simplistic look and feel, without the unnecessary and distracting bells and whistles. You may also need a store attached to your blog, in which case you would need to search for a theme that is compatible with, for example, WooCommerce.

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Review of GeneratePress + GP Premium (7 Reasons to Switch)

GeneratePress review

In this review, I am going to explain what I like about GeneratePress as a WordPress theme solution, and why I think you should use it too.

GeneratePress is a combination of a free, lightweight WordPress theme and a premium plugin. This plugin allows you to add essential features, but only the features that you actually want to use.

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WordPress Tags and SEO (Why You Should Not Use Them)

WordPress Tags and SEO

WordPress Tags, some love them and others strongly dislike them. I belong to the second group, but I’m not against using tags.

When I started blogging, I used to create multiple random tags each time I published a new blog post. As I got older and wiser, I’ve learnt to step away from using WordPress tags.

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How to Speed up Your WordPress Blog with a3 Lazy Load

How to use the a3 Lazy Load Plugin

I personally don’t stress about page speed as a ranking factor at all, but I do care about user experience. And a good way to improve user experience is by lazy loading the images on your website.

By far the best WordPress plugin to lazy load images is a3 Lazy Load. In this article I am going to show you how you can configure this plugin in 5 minutes and have a faster loading website straight away.

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WordPress Category Pages and SEO (How to Optimize Categories)

WordPress category pages and SEO

Perhaps one of the most neglected parts of WordPress blogs is the good old category page. Whenever you navigate to a category page within a blog or website, chances are it’s not much more than a list of the latest blog posts within that category.

And worse, often the title of that category page is something along the lines of “Category Name Archives”.

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Thrive Themes Review (5 Reasons to Make the Switch)

Thrive Themes review

Having used several Thrive Themes products for my websites over the years, I thought it would be good to write a review about their WordPress themes, page builders, and plugins.

I can honestly say that discovering Thrive Themes several years ago was a turning point in my online business. Things have evolved since then, but I am still a happy user of various Thrive products.

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