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WordPress is a site that maintains a position of superiority for most blog users. There are four steps to optimizing your WordPress blog that will keep your site in the best shape that it can be. This is important for the success of your business or online presence. It should use less server space and still operate in top shape. This is essential to rank well and offer the best content for your blog. The following steps are recommended to help optimize your blog.

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I will keep it simple and straight. What is CDN? CDN is content delivery network. You can make your website load 10 times faster using CDN. RackSpace, Amazon, MaxCDN and many other provide CDN. I will go with MaxCDN which I have used. You will have to purchase MaxCDN bandwidth package. That’s just bandwidth of 1000 GB in $34 for one year. Use it in one year or whenever you finish it up all by using it, buy more bandwidth. Space is separate. 10GB space is in $10 per month which can be used to upload your heavy files to and to serve those from CDN. Why CDN? Your blog or website will be slow when serving all the pages, JS files and CSS files and images. If you use CDN and configure your blog to serve files from CDN, they will use a temp subdomain for your website and serve certain files from that domain. This will significantly improve your website speed and raise page rank of your website pages (Google checks website pages speed to determine page ranks – this is one factor in determining PR). You don’t need space at MaxCDN unless you intend to move heavy files there e.g. pdf, rar, zip etc.

Its like purchase MaxCDN, add W3 Total Cache plugin and activate it. Get API, ID and the Temporary URL from MaxCDN and configure W3 Total Cache to use MaxCDN network and done. It looks all pain in the *** but its one timer. Set it and forget it. You blog/website will be amazingly faster than before.

The problem is configuring all these three together to make them work for you. Here is how.

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WordPress comments spam is a big problem, but how can we stop, ban, block spam comments before they hit our WordPress blogs. There are many ways you can block, ban spammers from your blog. WordPress has got many plugins for this as well. Spammers hit blog using auto bot softwares and spam comments inwhich they through a lot of spammy URLs, links, irrelevant text. If you are able to block spam, you can significantly save bandwidth and do more instead of deleting all the spam you get accumulated daily in your moderation queue. Here are possible ways to block and combating spam.

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I created a theme back some days and it was rejected. WooHoo! People at WP-Themes Directory guided me about the mistakes I was doing and I was able to create another version of it which was accepted and got huge success and downloads. I am going to share some key points which you should care about while developing WordPress Themes for submitting at Wp-Themes Directory. You know! well, there are some rules. If you are creating some WP-Theme for your own blog then there are no rules. You can use backgrounds and all whatever you want. But for themes at WordPress, you are bound to follow some rules. e.g. Header background or image should be customizable. It should be separate so that users at WordPress can change and use their own background for their blog. There are some more rules which I have explained in detail in following.

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I created DarkMystery Theme for me and but I then posted that for public and just uploaded it at WordPress Themes Directory which has less chances of approval I guess because I went through a process and realized that I should have taken care of few things before creating that theme. DarkMystery was not for public though, but anyways I have posted it. That is more of a custom theme with a little bit of Twitter love. I am referring you all about what you should take care before creating a theme, in case you are going to submit it to WordPress Official Directory (O’ Yes! there are rules for the game). For me, I guess I will prepare more themes now and post those there. You need to know where to upload WordPress Theme? What you should include in WordPress Theme CSS? What tags you should use in WordPrerss Theme CSS? Where can you read all about rules and checklists about developing a successful standard WordPress Theme?

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fine-tune-wpSince it is vital to give your readers more, provide them information fast, keep your WordPress installation clean and as light as possible in order to make a difference while saving some money form huge Private server cost. Even if you are at some ‘Private Server’ it is always a plus to customize WordPress to load fast and drop some RAM load for which you are going to pay. Here is how I have done something for me to drop my server load to 50% and yet my WordPress is fast and more responsive.

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WordPress 2.8.3 released a while ago which was an essential security release. Most of people updated their blog to 2.8.2 and they were taken aback when saw after couple of days the admin message about updating their blogging software. Okay I have updated it too and everything looks fresh, more fast with improvements. I am posting right now and looking at its different aspects. I am currently facing problems in saving tags. I have a WordPress builtin ‘Post Tags‘ panel which can select pre used tags or you can add more new tags using it. I am also using ‘Simple Tags‘ plugin currently which can also suggest tags, add tags and auto complete tags while typing something, suggesting you some from your db.

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