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Select Theme and Plugins to wordpress blog / website (Day 3)

After getting blog / website with CMS you need to do few changes like Template design selection plugins installation.  Take care about the following things to best results.


Decide good Theme:

Wordpress theme selection is very important. You should have a theme which matches the topic of your blog. There are plenty of sites that provide good themes. Installation is also very easy. There are many themes that are available free.


Wordpres theme selection 

Compatibility with Latest Wordpress versionIts very important that the theme that you use is compatible with the latest version of Wordpess

  1. Search Engine Friendly – Most of the themes are SEO friendly, but it’s always better to check if the SEO part is taken care.
  2. Well optimized – Too much of features and widgets may not load your website in full pace. Fast loading of pages is very important.
  3. Customizable – If you have an options page for your theme where you can do your customization, then it would be helpful for you to do necessary changes without playing with the theme code.
  4. Widgets Enabled – Now a days, most of the themes are Widget Enabled, but just check if your theme is up to date. Usage of more widgets in site / blog reduces site loading and site speed.
  5. Layout - There are two popular type of themes available, like the Magazine style and the Regular blog style.


Search-Select-Install-Activate the plugins / Addons

Wordpress is a great tool and will suit most of the needs. You will find tons of plugins which are free at the WordPress Extension Directory.


Some of the most important plugins are recommended. They are


See the links for the given plugins, search each plugin and get it


  • Akismet (default plugin it comes with CMS)
  • All in One SEO Plugin – (Very important  for SEO)
  • WP Minify (It cleanup complex javascripts & CSS files)
  • Backupwordpress
  • Google analyticator
  • Broken Link Checker
  • SEO Friendly Images
  • WP-Super cache Plugin (It increases site speed)
  • Cbnet ping optimizer (It contels unnecessary plugins)
  • Platinum SEO pugin
  • SEO no duplicate wordress plugin
  • Redirection plugin
  • WP
  • Google XML sitemap
  • Linkwithin
  • Pagenavi
  • CommentLuv

You can search and install the required plugins under “Plugins” section in site Dashboard. After few changes your blog is ready to post the content. Adding content is next step.

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