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Hi, my name is Jake, I am a photographer, graphic designer, computer repair specialist, self-motivated learner, hardcore Gamer, and Navy Veteran. I created this blog to act as a database for content I have interest in or feel can benefit people.

WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast: Harness the Power of the Search Engines

WordPress is already a fantastic platform for search engine optimization, however WordPress SEO by Yoast, a SEO enhancement Plugin, takes the power of the Internet and places it right in your hands. Properly configured websites that take advantage of SEO can reap the potential benefit of some serious traffic for your site.

It not only usefully supplies the titles and descriptions of a site’s pages and posts, but it helps with the site’s design process by designing it from the inside, out.

Create Content that People will See

The snippet preview lets you see what your page will look like in the search results so that adjustments can be made (such as shortening or elongating code or tags) accordingly to make all the meta data and other attributes fit your SEO plan, and assure that the search engines properly process your site.

Being able to see these issues will help you increase its rankings as well as gage the search engine results to your content, further clarifying if your content is delivering quality content to whatever target niche you chose. Continue reading WordPress SEO Plugin by Yoast: Harness the Power of the Search Engines

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Project Management Made Easy: Project Panorama WordPress Plugin

The Project Panorama WordPress Plugin is designed to enhance your project management experience. It is designed to be a highly visual way of communicating your project progression status and progress updates to your clients, team members, and managers. Issues such as lack of communication and poor decision making are now no longer an issue thanks to Project Panorama and its full coverage of project statistics and updates.

The Plugin is available as free in a limited version, and paid for more functionality. Its second release, (1.2.1) adds many new features to it’s already enhanced functionality and customization options. Continue reading Project Management Made Easy: Project Panorama WordPress Plugin

Posting Tweets on WordPress

With the ever growing popularity of social media, people are constantly seeking out ways to enhance their lives, quickly accomplish tasks, and tell the world about what they do.

Twitter, a micro-blogging platform with a character post capacity of 140 characters, and one of the largest user populations in the world; is often the social media platform of choice despite its limitations.

WordPress on the other hand, a much more feature-rich and complex blogging platform has the ability to take advantage of Twitter activity and display its feeds in real time.

To post a Twitter feed in your WordPress.com site, simply go to Appearance> Widgets> Twitter Timeline.

On a self-hosted site, using the Jetpack Plugin, use the Extra Sidebar Widgets feature to add a Twitter stream. Continue reading Posting Tweets on WordPress

WordPress Social Media: Jetpack and BuddyPress

We live in an ever expanding world thanks to the glorious place we call the Internet, but there is one aspect of the web that has altered the playing field with how we share information and communicate with one another: Social Media.

The social media concept, or web 2.0, revolutionized how businesses and people convey information.

social media concept cloud With the addition of smart devices, we can now use these services even faster. In the last decade, more people than ever before have integrated their business and personal profiles into the social media network, leading to a fast rate of discovery of information and being able to make your voice heard across the entire world.

Social media is a rather powerful tool to use in the arsenal of WordPress and its growing database of WordPress Plugins. Built into the core of WordPress.com, and as a functionality of the Jetpack Plugin, it will provide you with what you need and much more to integrate social media into your WordPress site.

In this case, social media can be used to make your WordPress site more interactive and be able to reach a greater audience. Continue reading WordPress Social Media: Jetpack and BuddyPress

Beer Recipes to Share on WordPress

The American Homebrewers Association alone has over 1,700 homebrew clubs with members in the millions. Thanks to applications such as BeerSmith and sites like Brewtoad, most of the calculations and recipe templates are much easier to follow, making it easier for novices to gain more experience. Derek Springer created the BeerXML Shortcode WordPress Plugin that takes an XML beer recipe and displays it nicely on a WordPress site with an easy-to-use shortcode.

Hat Tip:  WPTavern