Backup WordPress database

Wordpress database includes data such as your WordPress site settings, posts, pages and comments and settings for WordPress themes and plugins that you have installed.

Using WP-DBManager plugin

Author’s Description:
Allows you to optimize database, repair database, backup database, restore database, delete backup database , drop/empty tables and run selected queries. Supports automatic scheduling of backing up and optimizing of database.

1.Download WP-DBManager plugin from http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-dbmanager/

2.upload this plugin to www.yoursite.com\wp-content\plugins\ folder.
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WordPress Watermark plugin ‘Easy Watermark and Images Optimize’

In wordpress if you need to watermark selected  image, ‘Easy Watermark and Image Optimize’ is a good choice.

1.Download ‘Easy Watermark and Images Optimize’ plugin from this link

2.upload this plugin to www.yoursite.com\wp-content\plugins\ folder.

3.Login to wp-admin.In your admin dashboard click plugins and activate the Easy Watermark and Images Optimize plugin.

4.Then go to settings and click imageoptimizer.

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Best SEO WordPress plugins for 2009 and 2010

1) All in One SEO Pack
Author Description:
Optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
* Advanced Canonical URLs
* Fine tune Page Navigational Links
* Built-in API so other plugins/themes can access and extend functionality
* ONLY plugin to provide SEO Integration for WP e-Commerce sites
* Nonce Security
* Support for CMS-style WordPress installations
* Automatically optimizes your titles for search engines
* Generates META tags automatically

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Best WordPress plugins for 2009 and 2010 (Part 1)

Wordpress is one of the most powerful platform for bloggers.It is flexible and customizable.WordPress Plugins can simplify your life by helping you promote your blog faster, easier, and more efficient.

1.Google XML Sitemaps

Author Description:This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo and Ask.com to better index your blog. With such a sitemap, it’s much easier for the crawlers to see the complete structure of your site and retrieve it more efficiently. The plugin supports all kinds of WordPress generated pages as well as custom URLs. Additionally it notifies all major search engines every time you create a post about the new content.

2.All in One SEO Pack

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Unable to create directory.Is its parent directory writable by the server

When you move your wordpress blog from one to another host you may face image upload error. The error message is “Unable to create directory /x******Y*****Z/public_html/wp-content/uploads/2010/02. Is its parent directory writable by the server?”.
The error message means either the above given path is not correct where the server wants to write the image OR the server itself does not have the permissions (CHMOD) to upload your image?.Solutions for this error

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Manually insert adsense ads inside wordpress posts

Login to wp-admin.
Go to your WordPress theme editor under Appearance menu.
You will see the list of theme files at the right side. Click Single Post. The source code of that file will be shown in the screen.

Find out the following line in the code

<div class=”entry”>

If you need to place ads at the top of the post

You need to paste the adsense or any other ads code directly right above this line. This will place the ad unit right after the title of your blog post.

place ads at the End of the Post:
you can also place adsense or other ads right below the post. For this, find out the following line in the source code and paste the necessary codes right above the following line:

<?php comments_template(); ?>

This will make your ad appear at the end of the post.

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How to Exclude Pages from the WordPress Navigation Bar

Exclude Pages is a free wordpress plugin from Simon Wheatley. Using this wordpress plugin you can exclude your wordpress site pages from the navigation bar. It adds a checkbox like “include this page in menus” option. If you want exclude the page just uncheck this “include this page in menus” option.

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Add a favicon to your WordPress blog or any other web site

This quick tutorial will help you add a favicon to your WordPress blog or any other web site.
A favicon is a small 16 x 16 pixels square and the file name should be favicon.ico.
There are so many online services that will allow you to create a favicon for free or try some freeware programs,such as irfanview,Iconedit32.
Creating a Favicon:
1.Edit your favicon image using your favorite image editor.
2.Resize it to 16X16 pixels.
3.Convert it to .ico
4.name it to favicon.ico
Installing a Favicon:

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