If you have your own domain, most likely you will have to deal with uploading files to your host. Using control panel such as CPanel, DirectAdmin, etc is going to be tedious if you have plenty of files to upload. For instance, uploading new release of WordPress.org package or plugins. An FTP (File Transfer Protocol) will be a better choice in this case. You can install any FTP software like Filezilla, CuteFTP and many more.
If you don’t wish to download any FTP program and want to use a web-base FTP instead, you can install FireFTP. FireFTP is a free FTP client for Mozilla Firefox. Means, you will have to use Mozilla Firefox browser.
Note: The current FireFTP version is not supported in Firefox 3 yet, by the time I’m writing this.
This post will guide you on how to use FireFTP to transfer files to your host. First go to FireFTP Firefox Add-on site to install FireFTP. Click on the “Add to Firefox”.
Very often, we will try to look for great themes for our blogs and maybe do some customization to fit our taste. Or if you are a web designer, you will start designing your own theme from scratch. During customization of your blog theme, you have to consider a question: Is my blog browser compatible?
You may be developing your blog theme in Mozilla Firefox browser running in Ubuntu Linux. But your visitors may be viewing your blog in Internet Explorer or Safari on different Operating System. Your blog may look pretty good in your development platform but it may turn out to be “distorted” in other browsers, which makes your blog not browser compatible.
Either you just launched a new blog or you already have owned a blog for some time, the things that you will always want to gain is traffic to your blog(s). You possibly need blog traffic for the following reasons:
- You want to be heard, someone to appreciate your hard work.
- You want discussion on the topic you post.
- You want to find new friends with similar interests.
- You want to generate some revenue. (this should always be the last to consider)
There are many ways to boost your blog traffic. One of them is to join blog directories. If you are a blogger from Malaysia, here is a good blog directory that you should give it a try. It”s new but the community is growing rapidly. It”s BlogMalaysia, a bloggers directory for Malaysian bloggers.
The founder of BlogMalaysia is Kho King from Malaysia but currently reside in Japan. All the blogs submitted to this BlogMalaysia will be manually reviewed by the admins before listing into the directory, to revoid spam blogs. Hence, blog play australian pokies online quality assurance.
Tags: blog directory
When you think of starting a blog, you might think of starting it out from Blogger or the free WordPress.com just before you go further on buying a domain and host your own blog with your favorite CMS (Content Management System) / blog software.
Although there are several popular CMS other than WordPress, such as Joomla, Drupal, Movable Type, etc.. WordPress seems to be the most widely used platform in the blogosphere.
That derives a new problem. People tend to get jeolous or start to cultivate mischievious ideas when you are getting popular. WordPress, naturally became the target for hackers. It doesn’t mean that other blogging platforms is far from hackers. WordPress, in this case, has a higher percentage of being targetted by hackers.
Now, a question for you as the title suggested:
How secure in your WordPress blog? (if you are running your blog under Wordrpess)
Previously, I have listed some very nice WordPress themes for download. Still, we cannot ignore bloggers who still have their blogs hosted in Blogger (blogspot.com). If you are having a blogspot.com blog, and is using the xml new Blogger (previously known as Blogger Beta), here is a list of beautiful, nice, neat XML templates that you may want to try them out.
Before listing those templates, I would like to remind you that, please backup a copy of your current Blogger template. Just in case you want to change back to your current template later. And also please bare in mind that once you have upload a new template, all your widgets data configuration might be lost. So do whatever backup that you need to do before upload and try out the new templates.
How to upload a new template? (in XML new Blogger)
- Download and unzip the template file.
- Login to your Blogger Dashboard.
- Go to Layout > Edit HTML.
- Browse for the XML template file that you have just downloaded and unzipped.
- Click on the Upload button.
- Save template and you’re done.