First of all, WordPress is free and open source. This doesn’t only mean that you get it for free (duh), but also that a team of developers from all over the world works constantly on improving it. Also, there’s a crazy amount of plugins available that integrate with the platform. These allow you to add all sorts of functionalities to your website—from image sliders to calendars, news feeds, spam filters and so on. It’s also very easy to use: its interface is simple and intuitive, and the web is full of WP tutorials of all kinds to help you make the most out of it.


Himmelen is one of the best blogging themes for WordPress websites. It is simple and elegant, capable of improving your page and complementing your content. You will be able to chronicle your experiences or weave incredible stories with ease. Himmelen also offers a limitless number of blog styles and variations for the page layout: 5 blog listing layouts, multiple header styles and 2 featured post slider layouts.
TheMotion is packed with amazing widgets, plugins, features and tools you can deploy with a single click, as well as powerful advanced admin panel options for you to thoroughly make your TheMotion video blogging website your own in the blink of an eye, with comprehensive customization capabilities. A polished About section, a fully widgetized Footer area and attractive Homepage ribbons around off this solid theme. Check out TheMotion today, and sweep them off their feet!
Nowadays, it is almost too easy to start a blog. However, if you truly want to make the most out of it, you better do things like pros do it, with Bridge. It is one of the best personal blog WordPress themes out there which equips you with a ton of material for a fast and reliable blog launch. Bridge comes with a whopping 26 elegant and grade A blog demos which all are a breeze to use. All samples are also 100% customizable so you can truly create a page custom to your needs.
Thank you for your reply 🙂 I am certainly willing to make the switch to .org and self-hosting, but I am not sure how to go about self-hosting. I purchase my domain name (ashlimontgomery.com) from DirectNic which might have a hosting option. And that’s about the extent of my knowledge or understanding of self-hosting. Where do I go to begin that process? If I get that figured out, which themes would you recommend for me? I really would like to take my blogging a step up, and I know that a really professional look that puts the content into a more user-friendly format is important to achieve that goal.
Most sites need to monetize to sustain themselves, and yours is likely no different. However, figuring out how to create a decent income stream can be challenging, to say the least. Google AdSense is a great option – a simple tool that enables you to create ads, place them on your site, and make a little cash (or possibly a lot) with almost no effort required.
Hi and welcome to you how to install Adsense in your WordPress blog the easiest ways to go to plugins click Add new on the left sidebar and then type in the search box type in Adsense here and hit enter now there's lots of Adsense plugins here this one looks decent but I haven't use that one I usually is this one this is the official Adsense plug in Britain by Google you can see Google's name here and as a lotta Dallas lot of people use this one that's on that I lakes or click Install Now I had okay and it will install we can click Activate plugin now the reason this once-great is if you go okay so does enable if you go to your dashboard it'll put a little Adsense thing on your dashboard for you I we might have to pull it out here where is it the K see send teen us saying that since there we go so get started we have to verify our Adsense plug-in okay so now our Webmaster Tools is linking with my actual site so the cool thing about this plugin is you can go to this little thing down here let's see if we can see that a little bit better a zoom in to this series see how miss him you see this your a manage adds that such on a click so once you click that it will take you to your site and you can see all the locations that Adsense can be placed so this is a really great feature this tool will show you you know and leisure site but it'll show you all the places you can put Adsense so it ill show you here have that on a local car put in a few for you but what you wanna do is you can click here to see how it will look oh well I don't want that there that's up to replace okay and I don't want that they are you there I'll see what about this one okay that's nice right below the the toolbar at about the content that's a good place and then appears Tommy I have more than three that's because I don't want this one here so I don't wants one in my content because I like the content to be a lot cleaner this is in the footer thats I don't feel like down as much let's put one here I okay now see that kinda makes it look weird so when we put on here now that works for 20 I let's see where we wanna put another one up here I am I don't know that that might work we'll see we'll have to try it and see what happens so then you click save and activate over here on the right hand side up a bit at the top and it will tell you okay we're gonna put your ads they're so now you can go through in this drop down over here you can go through in this drop-down which pages category single-page single post an archive different pages that you actually want to uh used to put in your AdSense adds there ants you can pick which pages you want to do and then you can go to that page intellectually take you to that page you here's an actual page by itself like use the comment box for this is a specific post here and then you can tell her I wanna put this here on this post I may be on this page I don't wanna put that here on a half-hour ads looks smaller down below so that it doesn't block the sidebar and I can save and activate that never put that on my site on that page yet still means something okay so then we can go to that's the front page again let's go to the about see it's been a little weird I category page to use the SEO...

WordPress' plugin architecture allows users to extend the features and functionality of a website or blog. As of March 2017, WordPress has over 55,286 plugins available,[19] each of which offers custom functions and features enabling users to tailor their sites to their specific needs. These customizations range from search engine optimization, to client portals used to display private information to logged in users, to content management systems, to content displaying features, such as the addition of widgets and navigation bars. Not all available plugins are always abreast with the upgrades and as a result they may not function properly or may not function at all. Most plugins are available through WordPress themselves, either via downloading them and installing the files manually via FTP or through the WordPress dashboard. However, many third parties offer plugins through their own websites, many of which are paid packages.
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