Wordpress Tutorials

Creating Custom sidebars in Wordpress

July 12, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

Wordpress is a fantastic tool for creating just about any type of website.  As a website grows, you are likely to add new categories to the site, and with new categories comes a problem.  How to show different ads in the sidebars of different categories. e.g on my diabetes website, I have setup an Amazon feed in the sidebar to pull Amazon products and display them on every page.  This is easy enough to do – if you missed it, read my tutorial on adding Amazon Feeds to Wordpress sites. However, wouldn’t... [Read the full story]

Internet Marketing Tips

Is Wordpress the ideal site building tool?

January 18, 2009 · 8 Comments 

  There is a wide range of site building tools available, some free and some not.  What all site builders have in common  is that they have a learning curve.  That is just the time and effort required to master the tool.   When I first started out in affiliate marketing, I used Site Build It! as my site building tool, and that product was the original inspiration behind my SEO Website Builder (designed for those who wanted to get started online but had zero HTML knowledge).  When I left Site... [Read the full story]

Affiliate Site Tutorials

31. Worksheets for this Fat Affiliate Sites course

September 10, 2008 · Leave a Comment 

Here is a PDF of the worksheets that come with the Fat Affiliate Sites course. Download them and print them off.   Read More →


Case Study #4 – Evidence for the critics

June 5, 2009 · 2 Comments 

Does themeing play a part in Search Engine Rankings? (Original report  data published 31st July 2008) The Idea behind this report I believe that: “With all other things being equal, the page that is the best themed for a search term, will rank higher than the less well themed pages”. Now, this is not something that I can prove because all “other things” will never be equal. All I can do is look for evidence to back up my theory. This isn’t as easy as it may sound, since ranking well in Google depends... [Read the full story]


31 Days To Build a Better Blog

May 31, 2009 · 1 Comment 

When someone recommended 31 Days to Build A Better Blog to me this week, I bought it, and am really glad I did.  This book is refreshing in its approach. It’s packed with great stuff I have not seen anywhere else, and will no doubt do what it says on the cover. This eBook is contains 31 tasks.  Each day you carry out one of the tasks. It’s all about creating a dynamic, stimulating blog - one where people interact and want to come back to read more, as well as develop your standing in that niche community. ... [Read the full story]

Wordpress Tutorials

Creating Custom sidebars in Wordpress

Have you ever wanted to have certain ads only show if the sidebar of certain pages? Wordpress uses a template system that means every page uses the same sidebar, but we can add code to the sidebar to test if a page is in a certain category and then insert code if it is.

July 12, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Top 12 Wordpress Plugins For Wordpress 2.7.x

Here is my top 12 Wordpress plugins for Wordpress 2.7.x

May 10, 2009 | 6 Comments

Artisteer Review

Artisteer is an excellent template creator for Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal and HTML. Artisteer allows you to create Wordpress templates rapidly, with point and click ease.

April 18, 2009 | 1 Comment

Live Writer 500 Internal Server Error – xmlrpc.php

If you get a 500 Internal server error caused by the Wordpress file xmlrpc.php when you try to open posts from your site, you may have an issue with your server trying to use an earlier version of PHP. This video shows you how to fix the issue.

April 14, 2009 | 5 Comments

Using SSI with Wordpress

Using SSI on Wordpress sites is not difficult with the right plugin installed. He is how to do it, and the reasons why you should be using SSI on your sites.

March 8, 2009 | 6 Comments

Wordpress Tags - Uses and Abuses

Wordpress tags are often abused and the consequences can be bad. Learn to use Wordpress Tags effectively.

February 23, 2009 | 11 Comments

Using Wordpress for Affiliate Sites

Wordpress is a fantastic tool for creating affiliate sites, but how do you set it all up? We look at a couple of models you could use.

November 30, 2008 | 8 Comments

Wordpress Tutorial - Adding Similar Posts

Its a great idea to add similar posts to your Wordpress sites, as it encourages site stickiness, as well as giving pages on your site an SEO boost. Not only is the page then linking to other related content on your site, but the pages it links to now have inbound links from relevant content.

November 23, 2008 | 3 Comments

Removing the Gravatar Link from Revolution Template Themes

The Gravatar link has been shown to be a common way my sites are losing visitors. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to remove that link.

November 23, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Changing Header Font Size

Cascading style sheets are used in Wordpress themes to format your content, and layout. It can be quite a task for beginners to sift through the styles.css file, but I’ll show you how easy it really is by changing the H1 header font size in this tutorial.

November 16, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Wordpress Template Hierarchy

Wordpress template system is confusing for those new to Wordpress. There is a simple hierarchy of templates that explains why some templates have certain files, while others do not.

October 24, 2008 | 6 Comments

Wordpress posts & pages – what are the differences?

Wordpress gives you the option of using a post or a page for your content. There is often a lot of confusion anongst Wordpress users as to which one they should use and why.

October 17, 2008 | 4 Comments

Wordpress 2.7 Preview

Since I am using Wordpress almost exclusively for building my own affiliate sites, I decided to join the Wordpress 2.7. beta testers so I could give you a quick overview of what is coming.  What I cover here is only a small part of Wordpress 2.7., and represents what I found interesting in the hour [...]

October 17, 2008 | 3 Comments

Solving Wordpress Problems

Wordpress is a stable product, and in most of the cases that I have come across, problems are usually nothing to do with the core files that Wordpress distribute.  The usual culprit is one or more plugins.
Plugins are small pieces of code that add new features to Wordpress, and these can be written by anyone [...]

October 11, 2008 | 2 Comments

Automatic backups of your Wordpress databases?

Wordpress is a fantastic tool for creating any type of website.  However, servers can crash, MySQL databases can get corrupted and gremlins can get into the works! 
With traditional websites built in HTML, you have always had the option of keeping a backup of your site on your hard disk.  With Wordpress it’s not so [...]

October 2, 2008 | 1 Comment

Adding a Feedburner Subscription Box to your Wordpress Site

Feedburner is a great free service (now owned by Google).  It allows people to subscribe to your feeds, and will even email your subscribers for you whenever you post new material to your blog.  It doesn’t matter whether you post 1 or 100 new articles to your site in any given day – Feedburner will [...]

September 26, 2008 | 4 Comments

Adding Video to your Wordpress Blog posts

There are a few plugins that can help with adding video to your blog posts, and I’ll show you one of these in a future tutorial, because for most popular video sites, adding video is as simple as grabbing the embed code and pasting it into your Wordpress post.
Let’s look at an example:
If you find [...]

September 19, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Using Widgets In Wordpress

Widgets allow Wordpress users to easily add in new features to the sidebars of their templates without having to hack template code.
e.g. you can add a translator widget that will translate your page into multiple languages, or you could add a Feedburner subscription box.  Adding both of these (and the hundreds of other widgets [...]

September 13, 2008 | 1 Comment

Manual Upgrade of Wordpress

It has happened a few times to me.  The automatic upgrade plugin for Wordpress hasn’t worked.  The last time this happened was with Wordpress release 2.6.1. and it happened on all of my blogs.  Is it a hosting issue, or a plugin issue?  I am not sure, but what I am sure about is that [...]

September 5, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Why use Tags in Wordpress

Wordpress Tags?  What are they and why should you be using them?
Since Wordpress 2.3, tags have become an integral part of blogging with Wordpress.
Have a look at sidebar on this page.  Do you see that large box full of words?  That’s a tag cloud.

Each of the words in this box are words I have used [...]

August 29, 2008 | Leave a Comment

New Product Reviews

31 Days To Build a Better Blog

31 Days to Build A Better Blog by Darren Rowse is my current pick of 2009. Excellent product!

May 31, 2009 | 1 Comment

The Money Tree Review

30K in 30 days or your money back?  Actually the guarantee is better than that!
In September last year, Michael Green released one a product that promised to make you $20k in 20 days.  It was called the 20/20 challenge, and I think it was an outstanding product.  Michael’s guarantee was simple.  Make $20k in 20 [...]

September 19, 2008 | 3 Comments

Traffic Geyser Review

Looking for the $1 trial of Traffic Geyser??  How about a completely free trial?  Read on for details.
Several months ago, I started using a service called Traffic Geyser.  I know the name is a bit hypey, but I have now been a Traffic Geyser user for almost a year now, so it’s got to be [...]

September 19, 2008 | 1 Comment

Stomping the Search Engines 2

Mini-Review: Stomping the Search Engines 2 is being released on 4th September 2008. The package comes with 2 DVDs, one the original Stomping course, the second the new and improved Stomping the Search engines 2 course. As art of the deal, you’ll be getting their new magazine – the “Net Effect” with the course.
The original [...]

September 4, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Perry Marshall’s Definitive Guide To Google Adwords (2008)

Perry Marshall has been a leading authority on Google Adwords for as long as I can remember.  A few years back I learnt just about everything I know about Adwords by reading Perry’s excellent Definitive Guide To Google Adwords eBook.  That was a while ago, and things have changed a lot in the Adwords world.  [...]

August 29, 2008 | 1 Comment

Internet Marketing Tips

Is Wordpress the ideal site building tool?

Wordpress may be the ideal site building tool. This article explores some of the reasons I think that, and shows you a video of some results I have obtained using Wordpress for my affiliate sites.

January 18, 2009 | 8 Comments

Different ways of finding theme words for LSI

Two methods to find theme words for any article, keeping LSI in mind.

January 11, 2009 | 3 Comments

Using .htaccess file for affiliate link redirects

Using the htaccess file to handle affiliate links has a number of benefits. Here we show you how easy it is to implement.

January 11, 2009 | 6 Comments

Google Analytics - Find out what your visitors are clicking on.

Finding out what your visitors are clicking on can give you a valuable insight into how your visitors are seeing your website. Google Analytics provides you with a feature to overlay a “click map” ontop of any of your web pages, and this tutorial will show you how to do this.

November 23, 2008 | 1 Comment

Changing File Permissions Using Filezilla

Often when you need to install a script on your server, the instructions require you to change Permissions on a file.  This may sound complicated but really is very simple.
Login to your site using the Filezilla “Client”.
Right click the file or directory that you want to change permissions on:

The following screen will appear:

On [...]

August 3, 2008 | Leave a Comment

LSI & Themeing

Case Study #4 – Evidence for the critics

This report was written in answer to a critic who claimed I had carefully chosen the web pages to include in my previous 3 case studies. Well, in this case study I have included pretty much everything. Judge for yourself!

June 5, 2009 | 2 Comments

Case Study #3 – Themeing Report for PLR v Ghost written articles

How well themed are ghost written articles? What about those PLR articles you are having written? How do they measure up with the top pages in Google?

June 5, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Case Study #2 – Google Ranking Report

Another case study showing the correlation between web page rankings and the themeing of the content

June 5, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Case Study #1 – Google Ranking Report

Case Study showing the correlation between rankings and themeing in Google

June 5, 2009 | Leave a Comment

How to find theme words for your article

Easily find theme words for any article you write.

June 5, 2009 | Leave a Comment

Fat Affiliate Sites

31. Worksheets for this Fat Affiliate Sites course

Here is a PDF of the worksheets that come with the Fat Affiliate Sites course.
Download them and print them off. 

September 10, 2008 | Leave a Comment

30. In Summary

Questions: What separates successful marketers from those that fail?
Simple question, simple answer. Those that fail are the ones who do not take action, or simply give up.
Many of you know how I started online. I wont bore you with the details again, but suffice it to say that it was out of necessity to succeed. [...]

September 10, 2008 | Leave a Comment

29. Issues with running your own Affiliate Program

In the last chapter we looked at a plan for building your own product empire. Here, I want to elaborate a little more on this by looking at a few of the issues raised by running your own affiliate program to help sell you products.
If you are not thinking of selling your own products, you [...]

September 10, 2008 | Leave a Comment

28. Building a Product Empire with “PLR” Content

We looked at Autoresponders (and newsletters) earlier in this course as a great way to keep in contact with your visitors. After all, someone may only go to your site once, but if they sign up for your autoresponder or newsletter, you can bring them back time and time again with the great information and [...]

September 10, 2008 | 1 Comment

27. Legal Requirements for Webmasters

Owning websites do have legal implications, even if you don’t live in the US. Not so long ago a few successful netpreneurs found themselves in deep water and this became very topical. Some were fined heavily, and others were bankrupted.
Now, I don’t want to panic anybody, but I do want to make you aware of [...]

September 10, 2008 | Leave a Comment