Top Level Domains using WordPress

What is WordPress?

WordPress” is a good option if we are looking for a free website provider for our new website. It is a system which is basically designed to manage the content and used all over the world. In fact, it is very popular on the web. If you’re hosting plan which offers the required disk space and bandwidth capacity then it can host a network of blogs and with one admin account all the blogs can be administrated. Thus, we can say it is the best option to run number of web sites on the same hosting account.

There are so many web users who are stay connected with their friends or family members by regularly updating their status through Facebook, Twitter, and Orkut. However, there are some limitations in using these social media channels. In order to use them properly, way of blogging is still the best choice. There are so many blogging platforms, and among them WordPress is definitely one of the most popular. There are two types of WordPress platforms: WordPress[dot]com and WordPress[dot]org.

What are the top level domains which are using WordPress?

Now as we here talking about the top level domains which are using WordPress, thus few domain names are as, .net, .org, .biz, .info, .mobi, .asia, .tel, .in,,,,,,, .co,,

Other than above, there are some domains also available which are using WordPress but mostly the above domains are used.

The bloggers now having a choice to use .co domain when they are planning to obtain a custom made or modified name for their website, but this facility is available with only those bloggers who are using the hosted WordPress[dot]com service. Thus far, we have seen that the users who are planning to obtain WordPress[dot]com-branded domain then they are obtaining it by using their personalized URL i.e. (Uniform resource locator ) in which they have several options like COM, .ME, .NET or a .ORG. and they can choose from among these.

To give the popularity to the domain names all over the world, Internet SAS, a venture formed in which Twitter is their default Uniform resource locator and it contain so many likes also and thus domain names become famous all over the world. Thus this venture formation introduces the first and top domain for WordPress. This represents the first new top-level domain for WordPress users. With this beginning, from 2010 to till date well over around millions of .CO domain names have been registered at the international level i.e. globally, a figure that could be set to leap considerably given WordPress is now on the scene.

How WordPress users can register for a .CO domain name?

The users which are using WordPress can register for a .CO domain name by following the following steps: First go to your dashboard then move to Store option and then move to Domains (Store >Domains in their dashboard).In the next step under the tab ‘Add a Domain’, enter the desired domain. After this the setting-up process is given which you have to follow for proper setup.

But the situation is different for new users as they will be asked to complete their details at the time of signing up for a WordPress account, and they are also required to enter the desired top level domain in the Blog Address field.

What happens when you are planning on running a WordPress Multisite with top-level domains and/or sub domains?

In that case, you are not required to use the domain mapping plug-in because WordPress allows you to change the domain from a sub-domain to a top level domain once you have added the site but here the most important thing is to set the COOKIE_DOMAIN to an empty string in your wp-config.php: otherwise WordPress will always set it to your network’s $current_site->domain and it will not allow you to login into any of the other sites.

Managed Word Press hosting

What is Managed Word Press Hosting?

Managed Word Press hosting refers to Word Press hosting services that are offered by your web hosting provider whereby your web host takes care of the maintenance needs of your website. With Managed Word Press hosting services, you do not need to worry about maintaining your Word Press website as your web host does this for you. Managed Word press hosting services are for you especially you are running an online business and you do not have a lot of time on our hands. For a personal blog, it may not be urgent to use managed Word Press hosting services though it is a must for businesses. Your managed Word Press host will keep your Word press site updated, update your Word press plug-ins and keep your site working quite fast. There are several benefits that accrue from a client using managed Word Press hosting services for their websites, they include:

The fact that maintenance of your Word Press hosting site will be adequately catered for is one of the major benefits of managed Word Press hosting. Your Word Press host will look into all upgrade and compatibility issues along with testing plug-ins before updating them while you deal with the important issues in running our Word Press site.

Another benefit of using Managed Word press hosting for your Word press site is the fact that most of the staff they employ are experts when it comes to Word Press. This way, clients do not have to worry about looking for technical experts to do the maintenance of your word press site.

Clients using managed Word Press hosting services also get the benefit of scalability as their businesses grow.

The performance that managed Word Press hosting offers their clients ensures that clients do not have to worry about caching your Word Press and any other issues.

Security is another great benefit that you get from using managed Word Press hosting. By putting up firewalls, you never have to worry about hackers and malware along with any other security threats.

With a managed Word press web host, you do not have to worry about Word press data backups and updates. This makes your work very easy as all you have to do is run your Word press site while your managed web host does all the maintenance for you.

With managed Word press hosting services from your web host, you don’t need to worry about Word press updates as your managed word press host gives you all the required updates.

Word Press plug in compatibility is very crucial and can be a real headache if they do not work right, with your site. Your managed Word Press hosting services provider ensures that all your lug ins function right while you deal with all the other aspects of running your Word Press site.

With optimized speed, your word press hosting site will load faster. No one wants to work with a slow Word Press site thus the need for excellent loading speed. Your managed Word press hosting provider will ensure that your website works with optimized speed.

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WordPress – Customized alternative better for bloggers

Why Users are looking for alternative to WordPress?

People are using WordPress to create their own web sites and their own WordPress blogs from last several years and in the past they are very happy with its performance but now the time has changed they are not very much satisfied with it as earlier they were, because now they are disappointed as they are getting the news that it is not adequate and bloggers are always required to update their system which is a time consuming task.

WordPress is extremely susceptible or we can say that it is physically or psychologically week as it is susceptible to cyber attacks. The people who have created websites and blogs with the help of WordPress can become the victim of hackers who can hack their sites any time. There is another limitation of WordPress that is, bloggers and webmasters need to constantly keep updating their sites. They are also required to use a variety of tools to keep the design of their websites up-to-date and in this process they are spending huge money.

There is another issue which is facing by WordPress users that it leads to issues with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of the site. Here bloggers can face a lot of web traffic if there is any issue with SEO of the site. Thus, without hassle we can say that bloggers look for alternatives to WordPress these days.

What is the alternative available which users prefer to WordPress?

But now these users are happy because there is an alternative available to WordPress which has been developed by The Agora Group. This can be said that this is another system which is used to manage the content like WordPress, has been created by Agora which also provide better frond end and back end service and it is very user friendly also.

Agora publishing has a website i.e. which is designed for non-for-profit outlet and it worked and removed one limitation of WordPress which most of its users have to face while using it i.e. bloggers are always required to update their system which is a time consuming task. The group offers a reliable alternative to WordPress and this alternative is liked by many of the bloggers.

On the basis of the need of the people and millions of users, provides an alternative to WordPress-system designed to manage the content and their system has been designed in such a way that it meets the needs of online newspapers and other websites or blogs. And now the same system has been offered by the Agora group to bloggers, online newspaper owners and webmasters who are looking for an alternative to WordPress.

Setting WordPress for Better Results

‘Setting’ is the Control center of the WordPress self hosted site is given in the sidebar menu inside the Dashboard. You can control everything about website using it.

Setting -> General

You can control site title and tagline. With tagline, you can use top keyword on your home which you would like to be found in search. It tells the visitors about the relevance, how your site is going to help them.

With Timezone, you can set where you are currently located. Just type the region where you are located like Asia. Then search and click on the the city in your country.

Setting -> Writing

Size of the post box

If you are using the bigger screen, you can change it to 50 or 60 lines, as per your requirement.

Formatting – Uncheck this box which says “Convert emoticons like 🙂 and 😛 to graphics on display” to disable it. When enabled it converts the emotions like 🙂 into graphics.

Check the box which says “WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically”

Update Services – the services which we want to automatically update, when we put new content. This way you are pushing your content more faster and let more people to see it. Fill this with full list:

Setting – Reading

For each article in a feed, show – Change it to summary.

WordPress integration for communities like drop box

What is come with WordPress integration for communities that use WordPress?

Tapatalk 2 now comes with WordPress integration for communities that use WordPress as their primary or main systems for blogs and articles.

Tapatak 2 was discovered last January and around 50,000 communities present on the web presents their forums and discussions and its first edition, has just received its first major update which brings very important new features and several improvements which are notable. But one thing is to notice that in order to used these new features for the community, first of all official tapatalk 2 should be install from

Another important new feature in the new version of Tapatalk 2 is integration of DropBox.

Several months ago, DropBox introduced a new API which is basically designed for easy syncing of files across various applications and devices. The first application which takes advantage of the new API suite is none other than the DropBox-acquired Mailbox.

And now we are talking about Tapatalk 2, which allows you to upload photographs on forums and discussions from your DropBox.

The newly updated Tapatalk 2 also includes the following improvements:

Searching of items can be done easily: Users can now search for the required topics by filter them category wise and sub category wise (i.e. a sub-forum) or search for specific post in a thread by writing the topics in search bar which will be display in the topic listing or discussion view.

Supporting GIF Animation: Tapatalk 2 has another enhancement in which it support and display GIF animation

Page change: You can now change pages in a long discussion by moving left and right quickly.

Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements: Its new version is available as a free update in the application which is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later.


It is very important to access important files in just one go for those people who work on multiple computers and devices. DropBox allows us to store and share our files in an easy way and that is why it is known as the fastest-growing free services on the web. DropBox service-related plugins for WordPress are popping up everywhere and that is why the services of the DropBox play an important part of its user’s workflow. There are few creative ways by which we can integrate the WordPress site with our DropBox account. There are 9 DropBox plugins which can be used for WordPress.

What are the features of DropBox?

We can get all the stuff from our computers, phones, or tablets by putting all the stuff in DropBox. With this we can also edit documents, automatically add photos, and show off videos from anywhere.

DropBox states that you should work with your team but in that case privacy matters so it is necessary that you should control who sees what and after this you can share photos with friends and other members.

All the stuff is safe in DropBox or it can be restored in a snap and all the files with AES-256 bit encryption will be saved in a DropBox.

DropBox is very useful for business because millions of people use this at their work place. Thus they get the power and security of DropBox, robust admin controls, good support, and the required space.

Importance of user Profiles

Admin user is by default created with the ‘WordPress’ installation. You can have as many users and each of them may have their own profile. The profiles can be attached to the posts, pages and comments on the website. These profiles are publicly available, to allow you to share information. You can edit the information given in the profile anytime and changes are immediately being reflected where your profile is being displayed. From the admin panel, profile can be created and edited by clicking on the “your profile” option. Profile is categorized as: ‘Personal options’, ‘Name’, ‘contact info’ and ‘About yourself’. In your profile you can enter your name, email-address, website name, AIM, yahoo or jabber id, name to be displayed publicly on posts and pages for which it provides you the list box from which you can choose. You can’t change the user name, if you have created the admin user and want to get rid of that, create another user with admin rights, login with that new user and delete the admin user.

CPWebHosting recommends that each user must create 2 more social profiles also:

Google+ profile at

It allows you to link your content with your google+ profile. If you already have a gmail id, open the site:

login with your gmail id and password.

Open your Google+ profile by following this link:

Copy your Profile-URL from the address bar to clipboard

Go to your WordPress Admin Panel and click Users » Your Profile. Paste the above mentioned URL to the field where it says „Google Plus Author Link“.

Click Update Profile.

Add a reciprocal link back from your profile to the site you just updated

Follow this link to edit the Contributor To section:

In the dialog that appears, click Add custom link, and then enter your website URL.

If you want, click the drop-down list to specify who can see the link.

Click Save.

Gravatar User Profile at

Gravatar stands for ‘Globally recognized avatar’. It allows you to display your image across the web. Click on the signup button on the site and enter the email address you want to use. Gravatar will send a email for confirmation, click on the activate link there. After that provide the user name and password twice and then click on the signup. Add a image to your gravatar account and then select that image to be associated with your email address. Edit your profile, enter your contact information

WordPress Security

  • Upload the wordpress files and folders in directory with some other name hard to predict like cpweb or here or anything else. A trick can be done to hide this directory, to make it appear as it is installed in home directory. Go to Settings-> General and delete the sub-directory name from the field site address(URL). Site address is the perceived address and WordPress address(URL) is the physical address. Copy the .htaccess and index file on the root of the domain, edit them and change the last line showing:
  • Change the table prefix while creating the configuration file, as it makes tougher for hackers.
  • Put unique phrases in the salts of wp-config.php file. It can be generated using wordpress
  • Don’t use admin as user name, while setting up your site, as admin is the default user, so every hacker might like to attack this user. So choose other name apart from admin.
  • It is very important to secure wp-config.php file and wp-content directory, rest of the files you can delete and upload them again. All the uploaded files are stored in the wp-content folder and database connectivity is saved in wp-config.php file.

Move from Tumblr to Word Press

What is Tumblr?

Before the Social networking sites, blogs were there but we have made efforts and due to this, concept of blogging becomes micro blogging. Thus, Tumblr is a micro blogging platform as well as a social networking website which allows its users to post multimedia content i.e. e-mail, audio, video, text, images, links, quotes and other content to a short form blog i.e. their tumble log. It was founded by David Karp and owned by Yahoo! Inc. on May 20, 2013. It allows its users to keep their blogs private and with this they can follow other users’ blogs also. Many of its website’s features are accessible from the tumblr “dashboard”. Its headquarters are located at 35 East 21st Street in the Flatiron District in New York City’s Silicon Alley.

Why to move from Tumblr to WordPress?

There are few reasons behind this:

Content is all yours-Whatever content you publish on WordPress is all yours. WordPress gives you freedom and feeling of ownership because it not owned by any company and it is open and free software.

Easy to use-Wordpress is quite easy to use, if compared with tumblr and it gives you power to control your site.

WordPress and tumblr are complementary – WordPress and tumblr are like friends and are complementary to each other. In fact, Tumblr’s own blog used to be on WordPress. Migration of entire tumblr site to WordPress only takes a few clicks.

On the basis of the above reasons, one can move from tumblr to WordPress.

What are the steps should be followed to move from Tumblr to WordPress?

The process will take few steps to move from tumblr to WordPress:

Step-1-Getting ready to Import- To import tumble log’s content to WordPress, go to Tools ? Import,display in your WordPress dashboard and see the Tumblr importer. If you are not having an account on WordPress then you are required to sign up first. Click the link to get started and then enter the email address which you used to sign up to Tumblr, then enter your Tumblr password and click Connect to Tumblr.

Step-2- Import Tumblr-The importer will allow you to import the blog which you want to import from the list of blogs. Click on the tab-Import this blog. Once you have started, import page will show you the progress of your import and you will be sent an email when the import is finished and all your Tumblr content, including your Videos, are imported into the WordPress blog. But, if your Tumblr site has a custom domain, then it needs to be temporarily disabled while the import is processed. To disable this, first you need to move to your Tumblr Dashboard, click on the Settings button and then uncheck “Use a Custom Domain” checkbox and then you’ll going to set up Domain Mapping on your WordPress blog so that the readers can use the same domain to reach your site as earlier they do.

Step-3-Design the Site as per your way-We can customize or modify the design of the website while the content is being imported by selecting one of the post format as WordPress supports Post Formats which allow you to distinguish between the different types of content you post on your site.

Installing WordPress with CPWebHosting

For Self Hosting Worpdress on your domain, you need access to your website and also to the MySQL database, which is being provided on your mail from CPWebHosting. You are being provided with cPanel Hosting Panel, from where you can create a FTP account for your website and also you can create MySQL database.

Once you are done with you will be having the following:

FTP – Username, password, URL of the website. It is always recommended to create the FTP account and not to use the master ftp account. If the FTP account gets compromised, you can always delete it and create new one using the hosting control panel cPanel. Also, the custom FTP account can be targeted to the specific folder also, if you choose not to install WordPress on website root. In cPanel, the FTP user name would be in a format


MySQL Database – Database name, Database user name, Database User password & host address, which is normally localhost in most of cases. User created must be having all the privileges.

Download New Version of WordPress from the website WordPress [dot] org. You will find all the latest updates on WordPress on the site very frequently. You can click on the blue download button or the top menu download option, a zip file will be downloaded on local PC. Unzip the file and move wordpress directory to a location, from where it can be uploaded to the server using FTP client like core FTP or FileZilla.

For better security you can upload the files of the wordpress directory in some folder with some other name not related to wordpress like cpweb.

Next, step is to open the browser and open your site with the directory in which you have uploaded the wordpress directory files and folders.

If everything is uploaded properly, on your browser you will be show with the message that “There doesn’t seem to be a wp-config.php file, I need it before we can get started”

If you are viewing this screen, it means everything is properly uploaded and now it is ready to set. The message is coming; as yet configuration is not being given. 5 minute install screen is there which also shows the button “Create Configuration File” click on it. The next step asks for the database details and also table prefix. It is always a good idea to change it to make the site more secure. Once everything entered by you is correct you will be taken to page which will show the button “Run Install”. Next step will ask you to enter the Title of the site, username, password twice and email. If you forget the password, you can use the forget password facility provided by wordpress to email your password.

Small businesses hosting packages on WordPress

Small businesses hosting packages

What hosting packages are available on WordPress for small businesses? WordPress has launched WordPress Business, a new hosting package designed for small businesses.

The new WordPress business package includes live support, unlimited premium themes and unlimited storage and all the features included in its Premium Bundle. WordPress introduces its new business package for small businesses or non-profits and its new option may make users, more inclined to upgrade. While there are some small businesses or non-profits which are already using WordPress to host their websites for free.

To win customers in this segment is increasing, due to this new package and SMBs are good for web hosts and cloud providers. Premium themes starting at $50/each and storage upgrade cost around $290/year, WordPress Business starts saving your money whenever you sign up, said by WordPress. WordPress in 299$ per year allows business saves more in developer, designer, and support costs, making it a great choice for your business. It also provides you live support when you have the problem of website crisis.

“If you are planning to start a small business, you understand the need of a good website which ultimately helps you to grow business but if you don’t have money or enough time to build the website then with WordPress Business all the things can be done as it makes available all

the tools which you required to build a rich, engaging website that support and meet your objectives and goals without hiring a web developer and it also take care of backups, disk storage capacity, bandwidth and other things which are available in the package.

Small businesses needed a domain, storage, and a wide selection of themes for building a Web site. WordPress provide not only site hosting and a free domain, but also live support in the form of chat, or email when chat is not available, unlimited storage and so many unlimited premium themes in which you can select yours, SMB without ads and all this will cost only 299$ annually. But if you are planning to buy all the items and upgrades separately, then they will cost around 700$.Without doubt we can say that there are slightly cheaper hosting options are also available, but unlimited storage, support, and themes make WordPress Business a compelling and a very good choice.

Here is a list of things which are available in the hosting packages used for small businesses- Basically there are three plans offered by WordPress which are named as- first Standard, second business i.e. meant for Business users and third starter for the beginners or starters.

Disk storage and bandwidth capacity of different sizes which varies with the plan, free setup, lite speed, ticket or phone support, 99.9% uptime guarantee, Instant and daily backups, c panel which is SSL secured, money back guarantee mostly of 60 days in all the three plans, sub/addon domains which also varies with the plan, support for cloud fare, softaculous, cloud linux operating system, My SQL databases also varies with the plan. Duration of the plan is also different for all the users i.e. varies with the plan, means plan can be of 3 months,6 months,1 year or 2 year.