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9 Reasons Every Blogger Should Write the Schedule for Posts

The trick to being a successful blogger is simple - consistency. Getting that audience is really not the hard part but rather maintaining it. Getting a loyal audience demands that you need to always have some good quality content, and this doesn’t come easy. It takes a lot of planning, time management, extensive research, and self-discipline. Professional and experienced bloggers admit that ensuring that you regularly have something for your audience is crucial. And remember, not just any content, good quality content!

 

Time is an invaluable asset for every individual. A good blogger must have a grip on his time management. There is a saying that goes ‘time is money’, well of course not literary but rather how you spend it. Having regular posts will dictate that you create a schedule for doing so. It may seem like a trivial matter but trust me when I say that as a blogger you need it. Well, you never know what may arise, causing you not to have the time to prepare your post.

 

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So, why create a schedule in the first place?

 

1. For Consistency

Blogging is all about communicating with your audience. This means that without an audience, your blog is basically useless. Maintaining an audience can be difficult if you don’t have consistency when it comes to posting. Loyal readers always look forward to reading your posts. Picture a scenario where you have no regularity when it comes to posting, your audience looks forward to reading your articles and then it happens that you don’t post anything. There goes your readership!

 

A schedule will help you maintain your audience. You will always have something for them to look forward to. A loyal audience is particularly good for you as it helps generate traffic, which is quite significant if you intend to be a successful blogger.

 

2. To Produce Quality Posts

Preparing a blog post can be quite time-consuming. The implication of this is that you’ll need to set aside some time to write it out. A schedule is an excellent way of ensuring that you always have the time that you need to work on your blog. To avoid a scenario where you prepare half-baked blog posts, you’ll need sufficient time. You also need time to research on your post.

 

A good blog post should be a bit lengthy and adds value to the readers. Therefore, as you work on it, a schedule enables you to realize both goals with ease.

 

3. Comfortability as a Writer

Writing is all about being comfortable to communicate your thoughts to the audience. Therefore, you’ll need to create some level of comfortability for yourself. A successful blogger has positioned himself to be comfortable as a writer, and the best way to do so is to create a schedule which will incorporate all your strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to do excellent work.

 

Without creating comfortability, chances are you won’t be able to effectively pass your message to the audience and you end up publishing low quality work.

 

4. Grow the Value of Your Content

Spend some ample time writing your schedule because you need it if you intend to constantly build on the value of your content. The value of your content is directly proportional to all the effort and hard work you put into your work.

 

Thanks to maintaining a schedule, you’ll be able to effectively prepare your article. You’ll avoid situations where you rush to do work and end up posting content with little or no value to your audience. If you don’t have a schedule yet, try preparing one and see how posts grow rich in terms of content and flow of work.

 

5. Planning Is Key to Any Successful Business

Every successful business person attributes some of the success they enjoy to proper planning. Planning is key in each and every endeavor that we may decide to take part in. Maintaining a schedule for your posts often comes a result of careful planning, getting to identify what is and what isn’t important. It’s all about prioritizing your work!

 

If you desire to be a successful blogger, then planning is an art that you must master and writing schedules are the best way to go about it.

 

6. Avoid Working under Stress

Working under stressful conditions tends to limit our creativity. Therefore, you’ll need to write down a schedule for your posts to prevent yourself from working in such a situation. With a schedule, it means you get to plan for your time and avoid last minute dashes that may make your work be of low quality. Of course, without self-discipline, being to stick to your timetable and your schedule would be hard making your plan plain useless! If you don’t complete your work as planned you’ll just end up rushing through it.

 

7. To Identify the Best Times to Publish Your Posts

A good blogger must have done sufficient research to identify the times and days where their posts tend to generate more traffic. Also, they would have known when they feel more comfortable posting. A schedule will enable you to work on establishing such times. This is because, after having your content ready, you can spend some of your time trying to figure out which day of the week and what time of the day works in favor.

 

This is crucial as you’ll need to capture it in your schedule. As a result, you’ll always be aware of when your audience expects content from you. You could maybe post on Wednesdays during morning hours or whatever time you find your blog generating more traffic.

 

8. You Can Focus On Other Things

The advantage of having a schedule is that you get to complete most of your posts ahead of time. You can then do other things without impacting negatively on your blog. The thing is with a schedule is that you tend to create a system that allows you to constantly have articles to publish maybe weeks or months in advance.

 

However, it’s important though, that irrespective of preparing your work early, to always have fresh content, basically nothing outdated, especially if your area of expertise tends to frequently have changes as a result of new material.

 

9. To Create a Sense of Commitment

The more the effort and time you put into your blog, the more committed you get. It’s that simple! We tend to be more committed to work that consumes a large chunk of our time and energy. Interestingly, with blogging, the more you do it the more you want to because it becomes more of fun.

 

Having a schedule keeps you aware of your expectations and how you intend to work towards realizing them. This means you’ll be committed to completing the tasks at hand. It will require that you have some level of self-discipline which is an important trait for any blogger with the goals of being successful.

 

Conclusion

Blogging is fun, especially if you’re passionate about it. A good blogger invests time into ensuring that they deliver good quality work that adds value to their readers. Writing a schedule for posts allows you to deliver, while also maintaining your loyal readers and getting an even bigger audience. Traffic is what you need to succeed, get as much traffic as possible. It’s not difficult to write up a schedule and doesn’t take much of your time. Planning and self-discipline are crucial for your schedule to be a success. An author understands the value of time when it comes to writing, and therefore you need to value it more. Plus, you may not always be in a position to write, and scheduling posts may help you with that.

 


Author's Bio: Richard Nolan is a writer and a private tutor, sharing his experience in spheres of writing, blogging, entrepreneurship and psychology. Richard writes for numerous blogs and gives useful tips for bloggers and students. Currently, Richard works as a general blog editor for ProWritersCenter. Follow him on Twitter.

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How to Protect Yourselves from WannaCry Ransomware

The Fire Sale is happening all over the world with the massive ransomware (named WannaCry) attack on personal, organizational and government systems and networks by hackers. The predicted WWIII hasn’t started on May 13th but it took a digital course and showed up like this. The courtiers, organizations and government websites have lost massive data on computers.

 

The brutality has also spread to the hospitals leaving no past records of the diagnosis of patients that cast them away on the hopeless island. What is this WannaCry ransomware? How different and powerful is it from the previous ransomwares? Let dig deep into some analysis and at last we will discuss how to protect yourself and your data from being attacked.

 

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What is WannaCry ransomware?

Just like any other ransomware, this WannaCry ransomware is also a type of encryption virus that encrypts the data on the computer and demands huge amounts of money to get it back decrypted.

 

WannaCry is named with WannaCrypt, WannaCrypt0r2.0, WannaDecryptor aliases and is spreading rapidly inside the networks like a rat from computer to computer in no time. More than 200,000 computers were infected over 99 countries including the health systems, parcel services like FedEx, police department websites in India and so on.

 

Sounds scary? It should be

This might sound scary to you as it should be. Ransomware is one of the most annoying virus that a computer catches. Once it is attacked, we will have two options left, one is to pay the huge amounts and another is to format the whole computer and reinstall the operating system fresh.

 

For individuals, there won’t be important data other than family and friends; photos and videos. As there are unlimited online storages available to us like the one Google offers us on ‘Photos’ app, I guess this won’t be a problem; One can easily format the whole computer and have a fresh copy installed.

 

If you have any important documents and files on the personal computer, it is a scary situation for your too. Organizations will have to lose unbacked up data once they are attacked with this virus however.

 

Which computers are at risk?

Computers running on Windows operating system are vulnerable to WannaCry encrptor virus. The virus is focused to exploit forcefully on Windows 10 as well. That means, the previous versions like Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 aren’t safe either.

 

Preventive measures to WannaCry

Just like it is said that prevention is better than cure, it is always better to take precautions to safeguard yourself and your data on the computers. These preventive measures can be applied from personal computers to organizational network of systems.

 

Allow Microsoft updates

The only one who would protect you from being attacked by WannaCry or any other future deadly virus is the original software developer himself – Microsoft, in this case.

 

Microsoft has already released the patch for the underlying vulnerability so recently and you can expect it anytime via OTA. Fortunately or unexpectedly, it has also released updates for the support stopped operating systems Windows XP, Server 2003 and Windows 8. This gesture is most welcomed by the Windows users from Microsoft.

 

Microsoft patch update MS17-010https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx

 

Customer guidance for legacy platforms (older operating systems)https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer-guidance-for-wannacrypt-attacks/

 

Disable SMBv1 if not able to apply the patchhttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2696547/how-to-enable-and-disable-smbv1,-smbv2,-and-smbv3-in-windows-vista,-windows-server-2008,-windows-7,-windows-server-2008-r2,-windows-8,-and-windows-server-2012

 

Allow antivirus updates

Let the antivirus software that you are using on your computer install virus definition updates automatically. Let your antivirus company work this out for you.

 

AVG antivirus WannaCry support pagehttps://support.avg.com/answers?id=906b0000000DmSpAAK

 

Symantec WannaCry solution (Norton)https://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/what-you-need-know-about-wannacry-ransomware

 

Norton WannaCry community pagehttps://community.norton.com/en/forums/which-windows-version-was-just-attacked

 

Kaspersky forum page for WannaCryhttps://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?s=e600f03dd2cc99051a40779cc2d7b47b&showtopic=370192

 

Do not download suspicious files

Some files on the internet would be droolsome. You would want to download them without even knowing who sent them or what are they. If you do it, that means you have fallen for the bait of the hacker.

 

Do not download any suspicious email attachments or torrents without any knowledge. If you get any attachments from your friends, call them up and ask if they did it themselves or it was unintentional. Figuring out the authenticity of the emails will reduce the risks of being attacked with WannaCrypt virus.

 

Stay away from popups and downloads for a while

If you don’t have proper knowledge on computer and internet security, better stay away from downloads for a while, at least until you get the software patch updates to your computer OTA.

 

Most of the download sites will open popups unknowingly which may take your input actions as trigger and exploit the ransomware on to the computer. I recommend you to stay away from downloads for a while.

 

Always have backup of your data

It is said thousand times and over again. Always have a backup of your data to control the damage done by this such new viruses on computers. Always have your data synched on to your Google Drive or online secure place. Even having it on the other disks as local copies is appreciated either.

 

Already infected with WannaCry?

If you notice a screen locking down your computer and asking to pay money to decrypt, never be intrigued to pay a dime. This not only encourages the hacker but also doesn't guarantee over the recovery of the encrypted data.

 

To get back your data, follow the instructions provided by the following country computer emergency readiness teams. Here are the solutions offered by corresponding country governments for their citizens to fight against the attack.

 

US-Computer Emergency Readiness team - https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA17-132A

 

National Cyber Security Center UKhttps://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/ransomware-latest-ncsc-guidance

 

IN-Computer Emergency Readiness teamhttp://www.cyberswachhtakendra.gov.in/alerts/wannacry_ransomware.html

 

Cooperative Republic of Guyana securityhttp://www.motp.gov.gy/index.php/2104-cybersecurity-alert-wanna-cry-or-wanna-decryptor-ransomware

 

Homeland Security-Washingtonhttps://www.dhs.gov/news/2017/05/12/dhs-statement-ongoing-ransomware-attacks

 

Singapore-Computer Emergency Response Teamhttps://www.csa.gov.sg/singcert/news/advisories-alerts/wannacry-ransomware

 

Government of Philippineshttp://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/987348

 

United Arab Emirateshttps://www.tra.gov.ae/en/media-hub/press-releases/2017/5/13/tra-notification-about-wannacry-virus.aspx

 

Government of Israelhttps://cert.gov.il/Updates/Alerts/SiteAssets/CERT-IL-ALERT-W-160%20(1).pdf

 

Spain-CERThttps://www.ccn-cert.cni.es/seguridad-al-dia/comunicados-ccn-cert/4464-ataque-masivo-de-ransomware-que-afecta-a-un-elevado-numero-de-organizaciones-espanolas.html

 

Paraguay-CERThttps://www.cert.gov.py/index.php/noticias/campana-de-distribucion-del-ransomware-wannacry

 

I have tried to bring together at my reach all country wide instructions to fight back against WannaCry cryptor. Comment below if you need any help regarding the information and identification of this ransomware in your system. I will try to help you at my reach.

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Best WordPress Coffee Shop Themes Collection

Best WordPress Coffee Shop Themes Collection
 
WordPress is one of the most versatile CMS that houses thousands of themes to match your business requirements. Along with different genre of themes, it also has a great collection of coffee shop themes. So, if you are looking to establish your own coffee shop you can choose from a wide variety of coffee shop themes that WordPress offers you.
 
The themes offered by WordPress are purpose-built and include all the essential features and tools that a website will need. All the WP themes have such an amazing design that it will create a visual appeal in the minds of your visitors. This will in return have a positive impact on your business.
 
In this post, we are going to discuss the best WordPress coffee shop themes. This will be very beneficial for you to choose a coffee shop theme that will match your needs and requirements.
 

Barista

Barista is a multi-purpose WordPress theme that will enable you to design a beautiful website for your coffee shop, café or bar. With just a single mouse click you can import all the demo content onto your website. The powerful color options will all allow you to customize the colors of all the sections, elements, typography and much more. The café menu functionality will help you to showcase all of your food and beverages.
 
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The website created using the Barista theme will look scintillating on devices of all screen sizes as it is fully responsive. It is compatible with WooCommerce plugin that will enable you to create your shop in an easy way. The support team of the theme is highly professional and friendly that will assist you for all your queries.

LaCuisine

This WordPress theme includes a slider that acts as the main focus of your homepage. It will allow you to showcase the best pictures of your coffee shop. This will allure the visitors to your website and convert them into your customers. LaCuisine is a flexible WP theme that enables its users to customize it according to their own needs. So, you can remove the dynamic slider and use a static image or video in place of it.
 
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The time needed to set up the theme is very less and you can import a demo theme of your choice in literally no time. The theme control panel will allow you to customize the various aspects of your website that include the colors, general information, typography settings and layout properties.
 

Chilli

Chilli has a clean and modern design that promises a very good user experience. This will impart a positive impression on all your website visitors. This is a multipurpose theme, as the design of the theme can be used for restaurants and bistros apart from using it for coffee shops and cafés. This will prove to be very useful if you plan to convert your coffee shop into a full-fledged restaurant.
 
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The theme strongly focuses on the food service as it includes full menus, testimonials, event management etc. It comes supported with WooCommerce. The theme is fully responsive and retina-ready that makes it accessible on devices of all sizes.
 

Hot Coffee

Hot Coffee is a WP café and coffee theme that features a clean and light visual design that also works well with restaurants, bars, and bakeries. The theme houses gorgeous fonts, subtle animations and enough of white space that will put an impact on the minds of your visitors. The customers can reserve tables online as the theme is compatible with the Booked plugin.

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The theme is highly customizable and it is very easy to run and update the theme. You can easily install, run and update the theme. It is highly user-friendly and its flexibility is extended by the custom widgets, shortcuts, and the Visual Composer. The theme is well documented and is constantly updated to keep it feature-rich.
 

Frattini

Frattini is a user-friendly theme that is well-suited for WordPress beginners. As a user, you are presented with three variations that are a coffee shop, cake bakery, and restaurant. The theme is built on Twitter's Bootstrap framework. The theme will work seamlessly across all the latest high-resolution devices and a wide range of smartphones as it is responsive and retina-ready.
 
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Users who are more into customizations, the back-end control panel will be very beneficial tweaking the colors, fonts and much more. The installation and the setup process of the theme along with the included data are very easy.
 

In The End

Above is a brief description of the best WordPress Coffee shop themes. The post will prove to be very beneficial to you if you are planning to design a WordPress website that is based on the coffee theme.
 
There are a wide variety of other WordPress coffee shop themes apart from the ones mentioned above. Please mention them along with your views on the post in the comments section below.
 

Author Bio: A WordPress developer by profession, Kiara Marsh has 5+ years of experience in WordPress theme customization. She is always up to date with WordPress news and loves sharing her knowledge with her readers. She works for Wordsuccor Ltd. and if you’re interested in working with Kiara, you can contact her through her Google+ handle.
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Best One Page Templates for Joomla 2017

Are you looking for One Page Joomla templates for your Next Joomla project? Then One Page Joomla template might be good option for you. One Page websites templates are example of easiness and minimalism. They are built on less code; you can modify the one page Joomla templates easily. All the One Page Joomla templates are come with their unique features like Responsiveness, Drag & Drop Page builder, social networking icons, short codes, unlimited module positions, Blog Section, Google Map ready and more.

 

Here are the best responsive One Page Joomla Templates with updated features. These Joomla templates collected to create single page websites with Joomla CMS.

 

JD OHIO – Premium Joomla 3.7 Template

JD OHIO is responsive Premium Joomla template that targets for Agency, Studio, Corporate, and Business website. JD OHIO Joomla template fits well on both mobile and tablet version with 100% responsive layout, clean and stylish. For technique of this template, it builds on powerful Helix 3 framework with fully Bootstrap CSS Framework, Google Awesome Embed and support K2 extended for blogging. Furthermore, 4 color schemes and Wide and boxed are also included.

 

Features of JD OHIO:

  • Fully responsive
  • Clean and Minimal Style
  • Strong Helix 3 Framework
  • 600+ Google Font
  • Off-Canvas Menu & Mega Menu
  • Article Post Formats
  • Bootstrap 3.2
  • Desktop, Mobile and Retina logo option
  • Improved Layout Manager
  • Social Comments
  • Cross-Browser Support
  • Compatible with Joomla! 3.7

Porto - Ultimate Responsive Joomla Template

Porto – is easy one page Joomla Template. It is fine, professional and convenient to make use of template. It is excellence, dependable and easy to use template. You need to use it for, business, , Freelancers, Portfolio Theme, creative agency etc.

 

Features of Porto:

  • Responsive Joomla Theme & Retina Ready
  • Powerful T3 Framework with Bootstrap 3.x.
  • Drag & Drop Layout Builder and Page Builder Pro Integration
  • 100% Responsive Layout
  • Acy mailing Integration
  • Awesome K2 blog support
  • Awesome Portfolio layouts
  • Multi-languages Support
  • Wide & Boxed Styles

Comet - Creative Multi-Purpose Joomla Template

Comet by Theme Forest is a stylish and modern One Page Joomla template width a responsive layout. Comer template is Ideal for Agency, Restaurant, Architecture, Resume, Landing Page, Photography, Fitness and Model Agency.

 

Features of Comet:

  • Fully Responsive.
  • Retina Ready
  • One Page & Multi-page design.
  • 15+ Home Concepts.
  • 65+ HTML Files.
  • Light and Dark Navbars.
  • Boxed and Wide Portfolio Layouts with Filters.
  • 3 Single Project Templates.
  • Shop Template with Cart and Checkout Pages.
  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • Bootstrap 3.3.5
  • 450+ Icons Fonts.

Leone - Multipurpose One Page Creative Joomla Theme

Leone is a simple & easy to use, Creative One Page Joomla Template with a clean design and neat arrangement of contents. Leone Joomla template is designed for any type of business like design corporate, agency, modern agency, startup, freelancer, mobile app, business etc.

 

Features of Leone:

  • Responsive Layout
  • Mega Menu
  • Comes with Google Fonts &Font Awesome Icons
  • Cross browser compatible
  • Nice Gallery with Filtering
  • Smooth Scrolling

Pride - Multipurpose One Page Joomla Template

Pride is Responsive Multipurpose One Page Business Template. This template is suitable for the creation of stylish websites in a variety of industries and businesses with unparalleled ease and speed.

 

Features of Pride:

  • Compatibility: Joomla 3.x
  • Drag & Drop Layout
  • K2 Component Support
  • Fully responsive
  • Pricing table
  • Browser compatibility

Incorporate - Multi-Concept Business Joomla Template

This Multi-Concept one page Business Joomla Template features a responsive layout, a drag and drop page builder, a color picker for unlimited preset color, and more. Incorporate could be used for different type of sites: landing page, creative agency, Business Company, portfolio and many others.

 

Features of Incorporate:

  • Awesome Mega menu and off canvas Menu.
  • Powerful HELIX 3 framework
  • Drag and Drop layout Builder.
  • Bootstrap 3.3.2
  • SEO Optimized
  • Joomla 3.6.5 Ready

Newtouch - Responsive One Page App Landing Joomla Theme

Newtouch is an ultimate one page multi-purpose Premium Joomla template. Easy to customize: backgrounds, color schemes and content. Newtouch is powered with JoomShaper Helix3 Framework.

 

Features of Newtouch:

  • Creative and Superb
  • Fully Responsive
  • Fast Performance
  • YouTube Video Light box
  • Cross browser compatible
  • Well Documented
  • Font Awesome Icons

Rose - Multipurpose Responsive One Page Joomla Theme

Rose is a powerful Multipurpose Responsive One Page Joomla Templates. This One Page Joomla Template is suited for any style of website, personal or business use. Start using Rose at present and make your internet site more strong then any person else.

 

Features of Rose:

  • One/Multi pages ready
  • E-commerce ready
  • Fully responsive
  • Retina Ready
  • Unlimited colors
  • Google fonts & + 400 icons
  • Advanced Portfolio
  • Clean blog layouts
  • Video background support
  • Documentation
  • Cross browser compatible

About Author: This post is submitted by Team of JoomDev. JoomDev is an Indian Joomla Development Company that offers free & paid Responsive Joomla 3.7 Templates, which are free to use for your personal and commercial purpose.

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How to Create a Blog that Will Last Forever

As is the case with many things in life, blogging is something that pretty much anyone can do. However, not anyone can create a successful one. If you see blogs succeed and fail while approaching the same topics even, it shouldn’t surprise you. The reason for this is that there are some elements that come into play when you create a blog that are needed in order to assure the quality standard of a successful blogging initiative. That being said, if you want to learn how to create a blog that will last and impact viewers, stick around.

 

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Solid material

Make sure that you always post solid material for your blog. There might be some that like small, less significant entries about mundane things, but that will start making your blog look more like a high school diary than a blog. And that’s not necessarily a good thing, by the way. Try to only post when you have something interesting to share, and make your posts longer and more meaningful. That being said, don’t turn to two page long entries either. Make the content more consistent but keep it interesting and easy to read.

 

Personal experience

Depending on the nature of your blog, you will probably use real life experiences for your blog content. Your life might even be the theme of the blog. There’s nothing wrong with that, in fact many people love a good real life story. That being said, don’t stray from the truth and fill your blog with made up stories or story elements. It might look more interesting on the spot, but overall it will be only a matter of time before people start to catch up to your scheme.

 

Other content

Regardless of whether or not you are going to focus the blog on yourself, you can use other content as well. You can make interesting little side-stories to your big adventure in which you present different things which might spark the curiosity of your readers. You and your readers should have similar tastes and be drawn to the same things, so if there’s a book you really enjoyed or a world issue that’s on your mind all the time, be sure to talk about it. It helps you create a deeper connection with your readers and its great material for the blog. A bit of variety can also keep the main blog theme interesting and fresh.

 

Selling out

Just don’t sell out. In online culture, selling out means making publicity or marketing deals with companies that would have you promote different products or services or make modifications to what you usually offer. Even if revenue is the reason for which you started a blog, readers will quickly discard your blog from their daily ritual if you fill the page with ads and chug marketing promotions down their throats, for things they don’t need. Reasonable readers will have nothing against civilized advertisement where the far side of the page has an ad related to the blog, but there’s only a small step from that to doing paid promotion for products in your blog articles.

 

Hope that helps.

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How to Get Involved More In Your Teen’s Smartphone Life

We are all living in the digital age; the age of smartphones. Almost all the adults and teens carry a smartphone with them, in fact, not having one is the odd thing now. This smart gadget lets you do everything on the go and it seems like the world is in your pocket. Where some parents are still trying to grasp the smart technology, the children are several steps ahead and understanding technology is not difficult for them.

 

The Kids are fast learners, they are well accustomed to the working of the internet and digital devices and they are quick in following the latest trends. This becomes a concern for parents as every new trend is not good for them. Another problem that parents face is the overuse of these devices which affects their health and creating a void between the parent-child relations.

 

Parents often find themselves worried about how they should take care of their kids’ smartphone activity. They are aware that they should keep a check on kids so that they can live a balanced life and stay away from the dangers of sexting, porn watching, privacy breach, cyberbullying and online sex solicitation. But they don’t know how to keep a check on all these things without being intrusive. What these parents need are parental control apps that are designed for the exact same purpose.

 

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These apps provide the help parents need. They can get involved in their kids’ lives and ensure their safety, directly from their own smartphone. Remember that communicating with the kids is always the first step and continuously educating them is very important. Parenting apps are an additional help, they make it easier for parents to see that their kids follow the rules.

 

There are many parental control apps out there in which FamilyTime is a prominent name. It has several parenting features on a single platform. Parents can use it individually or add guardians in the loop. Check out how you can get involved in your kids’ life using FamilyTime:

  • Monitor cell phone activity like calls, SMS, and contacts.
  • Monitor their web activity, like browser history and bookmarked pages.
  • Make a balanced screen routine with screen time locks.
  • Block adult rated, unsafe mobile apps.
  • Make sure they drive safe by setting driving limits.
  • Stay aware of their location with location tracking.
  • Get updates with Geofencing places.
  • Get SOS messages and pickup alerts directly from your kids.

All these features help you keep a check on unsafe activity like sexting, bullying, threats etc. and restrict destructive behavior as well.

 

The smartphone life is a whole different life in which the kids get exposed to various things, some of which are bad for them. They can affect them, both emotionally and physically. Technology presents a great way to know what kids are doing on their smartphones in the form of parental control apps. Every parent that has a kid or teen using a smartphone, must supervise their kids and incorporate such apps in their lives.

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6 Tips to Improve WordPress Loading Speed in 2017

Developing your business around WordPress site can be an amazing opportunity, but it comes with its pros and cons. It’s easy to use, intuitive and there are countless plugins, add-ons and similar features that can help you develop your website just the way you want.

 

On the other hand, biggest problem with developing a site with no previous experience can be its optimization. With so many things to keep in mind when maintaining your website, it may seem hard to grasp it all, but we’ve selected 6 tips that will help you increase the loading speed. With these you can get your website flying in no time.

 

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Enable Caching

One of the quickest ways to speed up your loading time is to enable caching. With caching enabled at your site, there is no need for your code to keep generating one page all over again. There are quite a number of really helpful WordPress plugins you can use to help you with various types of caching on your site.

 

There is a down side to it all, however. It takes a little while to set it up, and it can be a bit confusing when you decide to update your site. Sometimes you have to specify whether you’re working on a live page, or cached one. It’s not hard to learn, and once you do, you will see how much it helps.

 

Enable GZIP Compression

Compressing the data transferred through your servers is something you should consider, if you want to increase your loading speed. Enabling gZIP compression for JavaScript, images or CSS helps lower the size of data transferred through the servers.

 

There are some ways you can enable this compression and the reason why it works so great is because it compresses the common strings made from a lot of repeated text and whitespace from CSS and HTML files. This way, page sizes and style sheets are reduced over 60%, which in return, increases your loading speed.

 

Find a Good Host

When deciding to take your business online, you have a lot to think about, and a lot of investments to make. It’s understandable that quite a number of people choose cheap hosting solutions, but this is not a good practice.

 

Higher the number the visitors, higher reliability from your server is needed. If you think of expanding, or professionally represent your business, good hosting is really important. With a good host that provides you with strong and stabile servers, your website is both safer and faster, so don’t worry about that extra few bucks – it will pay off.

 

Check for Unnecessary Plugins

Making your website as user friendly as possible is always a big plus, but do you really need 35 different plugins, some added to your site back when you were starting it?

 

Quickest way to speed up your website is to remove all those unnecessary plugins you have installed. Deleting those plugins, and themes is an easy process, and there are tons of useful tutorials how to properly address this issue. You should also remember to keep all your really useful apps and used themes up to date, to keep the loading speed of your site.

 

Optimize Images

Images are one of the most important elements in every website, and proper optimization is the key to great looking, yet fast website.

 

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that scaling images with HTML can be a true pain in the neck. You should always resize images before uploading them. Generally, images can withstand up to 70% compression rate without noticeably losing quality. There are lots of apps and plugins which can help you with optimization.

 

Smushing images is also a great way to optimize them. This process removes all the additional data from uploaded images, data like GPS coordinates, and camera model or image creation date. This way image size is dropped, which in turn helps your website work faster.

 

Clean Your Database

Great way to make sure your website is working properly and it’s using all of its potential is to optimize and clean your database occasionally. You can think of it like it’s just regular disk formatting and defragmentation on your PC.

 

Database optimization can be quite tricky. It requires monitoring code, finding slow queries, caching queries and optimizing server configuration. Even though this step should require professional help, there are some plugins you can use to easily optimize your website and increase your website’s speed.

 

Conclusion

Naturally, there are a number of ways to help your website loads faster, and these are just some we’ve gathered up for you. These tips can help your website fly, but you should always keep in mind that your business and your services are what visitors are coming for, so even though speed is important, it’s not everything. Regardless, there are lots of easy ways to speed up your website, with practically no trouble at all, and in this way, help you satisfy your visitors.

 


Author Bio: Steven Clarke is a business consultant at WPCREATIVE WordPress Development Sydney. In his spare time, he likes to write about his ideas and share them with the world. Steven is a regular contributor to several websites.

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