How to Create a WordPress Child Theme

Are you looking to create a child theme in WordPress? WordPress child theme allows you change the functionality of the theme without having to edit the original/parent theme template files. Firsty, create a new folder in your themes directory. You can do so using the cPanel or via FTP. The themes directory is the wp-content/themes. So let’s go through the above steps in detail. For this example, I will be creating a child theme for the Twenty Fifteen default theme.

To create a child theme, We create a style.css file in our child theme folder as shown below:

Create a file named functions.php in the child theme folder, edit it, and paste the following:

Uploading and activating a child theme is no different than a normal theme, simply upload it via the Appearances > Themes page in your WordPress Dashboard and activate it. Before you upload it, you must first ZIP it.

Hopefully now you are able to create a child theme and make the customization that you like. Want to say something? Add it in the comments and I will get back to you. Enjoy!

How to Add News Feed WordPress Admin Dashboard

This article is for easy and quick tip on how to add news feed to the WordPress Dashboard. RSS feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. I you ever feel like you want to change the source of the news items on the WordPress dashboard here is how to do it. WordPress developers can add this feature in their theme as a theme support option. I have also developed a plugin for this task. You can download this plugin from WordPress plugin directory.

So let’s start to adding custom news feed your WordPress theme admin dashboard. Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your WordPress theme will let you replace the existing RSS feed widget with another RSS feed. This function adds your custom feed url to the admin dashboard. Customize as required for display your custom news feed WordPress dashboard.

Just paste this on your theme functions.php file and replace “YOUR_FEED_NAME” by your news feed name, “” by your feed URL, “YOUR_FEED_TITLE” by your feed title, input display item no, 0 or 1 for show date & author. That’s all for adding custom news feed you your WordPress theme admin dashboard.


Link Building Basic Tips

I have been using this SEO method of marketing for many years now and from experience, I know that the best way to bring in a steady amount of visitors to your site is by creating quality backlinks.

A lot of inexperienced sites owners think that by just submitting their sites to directories will help them rank better on the search engines and also bring in more visitors to their site. This is far from the truth. Most directories are junk and a waste of valuable time. Not all links are equal. It is better to build inbound links from high authority sites instead of sites with no value at all.

There is also another school of taught amongst Internet marketer’s that it is better to create your links from one quality website instead of randomly using different websites for inbound- links. It’s is very dangerous to focus all your link-building efforts on a particular site because it can prove to be disastrous for your site. It is better to spread your links and have the assurance that goes with it.

Here are some simple link-building SEO tips that will increase your Pagerank and will also draw more targeted traffic to your site.

Paid Links: A quick way to build backlinks is by paying for it. Before buying any backlink, you need to make sure that the link will be beneficial to you. Normally, before you buy any link, you will know whether it is a quality link beforehand. Search engines don’t favor paid links because they believe that by using paid links, you are manipulating the page-rank. If you are caught, you could get sandboxed. If you intend to use paid links, make it no more that three percent of you link building effort.

Blogging: Though it might seem time consuming, blogging is an effective way to build backlinks. Create a blog daily and every time you write content for your blog, don’t forget to include the link to your site. If you don’t have the time to create daily blogs, you can out-source it. There are lots of cheap services that can do it for you.

Basic Backlinking Techniques that Work

Everyone wants their page to be seen. It may rise from drive to earn money or just to get some attention. Sadly most of the pages get lost in wide spaces of the internet and no one ever sees them. You may have groundbreaking information in there, but no one will see it, but no one can find it. That is why you have to know everything about backlinks. The definition of this term is simple: it’s a link in another website that leads back to your website. Search engines look at backlinks as votes of approval that your website has something in it that is worth visiting. Remember that backlinks from respectable websites are way more effective than from some obscure ones.

I can bet you now have fingers itchy fingers to go and post your link everywhere you can. Wait until you read this. If a website has “nofollow” tag turned on all your work will be worthless, because search engine bots ignores links in such websites. Anyway someone can still click on it and get to your website, but if you are spamming it all over the internet no one will be interested.

Blog comments
You can attract traffic by creating your own blog and commenting on other ones. If you will be creative and relevant in your comments you can attract followers from other blogs to your blog. Some blogs can even have “dofollow” turned on so you shoot two birds with one shot. Don’t post irreverent comments or only a link to your blogs, because it will get deleted pretty soon.

Forum posts
Do a little searching and find forums that are relevant to your site’s topic. You can benefit in few ways from this. You will find useful information and your every forum post will leave a signature with your backlink.

Link Exchange
Not much to say about this. Just place a link to some other website and expect that you will get the same back.

You can use all the tips discussed above, but if you will not have quality content you are doomed for failure. All your articles has to be written well and have something new to offer for visitor. Be sure to use keywords, but just use your common sense and take it easy. There can’t be better advertisement for you than happy visitors that will tell about your site to his friends or will post backlink in his profile in some social network. Just remember that everything in internet is based on trust and both sides has to get benefits from each other.

Use these simple backlinking techniques to improve your websites traffic and be the next internet sensation.