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Top 5 Free WordPress themes for Business Websites 2018

Top 5 Free WordPress themes for Business Website Development

  1. Enlighten by AccessPress Themes

Enlighten is a free theme by Accespress. This theme has an impressive homepage template. The homepage template contains a Posts Slider which can be used to showcase your top articles or categories.

Another 3 column slider Is there in the home page which is perfect for latest posts or Products & services

You can showcase your achievements which come with auto loading numbers. This section can also be used to showcase your skills.

Below achievements section there is a Introduction Video section. It can be connected with Youtube.

There is a beautiful call to action section with orange background just below the video section.

Client testimonials create a good impact on readers and potential clients. It can be added in the section below call to action section.

A very creative part of this theme is the latest news section with Author or Owner Info that can be connected with the twitter feeds.

You can showcase a client logo carousel as well.

This theme has a multicolumn footer as well.

You can see a live demo of this theme at

http://digital-marketing-course.slidescope.com/

Top 5 Free WordPress themes

  1. Hashone

Hashone is developed by Hashthemes and it is a very professional looking theme with Red progress bars and icons. It is a multipurpose theme.

It has following Sections:

  • About section with progress bars.
  • Four columns section – Our Features Section with Icons. This section can be connected with pages of website.
  • Portfolio Section to provide tab wise projects.
  • Two Column section for why chose us.
  • Lastest Blog, Client Carousel and Contact Us section.

This theme can work as a single page theme as well as a multi-page theme.

Best wordpress themes for 2018 business websites

  1. Travel Eye by WenThemes

Travel blogging is one of the trending career options. Travel Eye is a theme dedicated to travel bloggers and Tour & Travel Service Providers.

  • It has stunning slider.
  • Easy to use Page builder with drag and drop feature.
  • Portfolio and recent blog section.
  • Service section with icons.

You can see a website developed using  this wordpress theme on this URL – http://holidayhillz.com

  1. Promote Theme by Themezwp

Promote theme is a treat to eyes. You can configure menu color as per your business logo and see the magic. It can be used with creative icons to create and impression on visitors.

It has a unique world map section that can be use to showcase number of clients and their locations.

This theme is suitable for Startups, Corporate Business and Digital Marketing Agencies.

This wordpress theme is installed and working fine on this website –  JobsExams.com

  1. Education Hub Theme by Wenthemes

As the name suggests this theme is suitable for Educational Institutes and Communities.

Education hub has a unique color combination of Blue and Yellow which makes the look and feel of this theme magical.

It has a Slider on homepage that can carry some text in the heading and a short paragraph.

You can see this screenshot to see the slider:

Just below the slider there are grids which look really beautiful. This theme is responsive and we have used it to create a Book Swapping Website.

 

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How to create a WordPress website in less than 25 minutes

Create a WordPress website in less than 25 minutes

Worpress is one of the best Content Management tool on internet. I am sharing this simple step by step tutorial for creating fast and attractive WordPress website in less than 25 minutes.

Step 1. Buy a domain name for your website. If you don’t want to pay you can start with a dot TK domain name as well. We recommend Bigrock for buying paid domain name. Domain name is important for branding of any website.

Step 2 – Buy a WordPress or Linux Hosting plan. It comes at a cheap price of 70 Rs per month also. We recommend Hostgator to buy WordPress hosting. CPANEL hosting is best for WordPress websites.

Step 3 – Hosting provider will give you 2 or four NAME Servers which look like – ns1.example.com, ns2.example.com etc. Go to your domain control panel and paste the name servers in DNS setting.

Step -4 Inside your hosting panel Go to ADD NEW DOMAIN name section and enter the domain name is bought in step 1.

Step – 5 – Search for Script autoinstaller in your hosting. Softaculous is the most famous autoinstaller and all good hosting panels have it. In the Autoinstaller window look for WordPress script and click install.

Step 6 – Select the domain name on which you want to install wordpress.

Step 7 – Select your website title and tagline. Give a unique admin name and enter a secure wordpress password. The password should be alphanumeric with 10-15 characters.

Step 8 Click Install WordPress button and after some seconds wordpress installation will be finished.  You will get wordpress files in your public_html or root folder.

A new database will also be created automatically. You can see all databases in phpMyadmin section.

Step 9 – Go to www.example.com/wp-admin  , here replace examplecom with your domain name.

Step 10 – Enter Admin ID and password you created earlier.

Step 11 – Install your desired theme and your wordpress website will be ready after its configuration.

We provide Professional WordPress Training as Well.

You can download wordpress from http://wordpress.org and install it in locahost also. You can later migrate your website to web hosting.

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Best WordPress Plugins for creating stunning Forms

Form is an important element in website development process.

Forms are used to collect actionable data from users. Without forms, users won’t be able to contact business owners easily.

Forms are also important in increasing engagement on your website.

WordPress has thousands of plugins that can be used to create interactive and attractive contact forms.

We are sharing our list of Form Plugins in wordpress which are used by us on more than 200 websites.

  1. Contact Form 7

Contact Form 7 is one of the most famous and used plugin on wordpress depository. It is used by millions of users because it is awesome.

Using Contact form 7 you can create contact forms in minutes. You can select any form element from the tabs given in this plugins setting window.

Once the form is created, you will get a SHORTCODE which can be placed inside any Page, Post or Widget.

One big advantage of Contact form 7 is that it is automatically styled in any theme.

You can also use reCaptcha to prevent bots and spammers from posting useless crap.

Submitted values are automatically sent to your administrative email.

You can download it for free from this url –

You can see this plugin in action –

Contact-form-7 in action

There are other plugins which can be used in conjunction with Contact form 7 to store the values in database as well.

  1. Visual Form Builder Plugin

We are a fan of VFB. It has a unique style which fits it in any theme. We have used this plugin on many websites. Form creation is very easy. You can use simple drag and drop to insert any form input in your form. You can apply validations as well.

All the values that are submitted in this plugin can be viewed in the Entries section in wordpres dashboard.

This plugin also has a math captcha inbuilt.

You can see this plugin in action –

visual form builder in action - WordPress Plugins for creating stunning Forms

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How to create a child theme in WordPress?

A WordPress child theme is a part of main WordPress theme which inherits the property of its parent theme and ads some functionality and style of its own to the main theme.

Why is Child Theme Important?

Child theme is very important when theme customization are taken into account.  WordPress is an open-source website building tool.  Open-source tools can be customized to any extent as per requirement. If customized code is written in the theme files and the theme owner releases an update to the theme, all customization will be erased by the updated theme. To avoid the hassle of rewriting the code (example: theme functions) again and again we can take help of a Child Theme.

Advantages of Child Theme

Instead of creating a new theme from initial level you can simply use any theme and its functionality and modify it as per your requirement.

Updates will not be able remove your code.

In case if the code of child theme fails, there is always a working parent theme to serve clients.

Step by Step Child Theme Development

You will need two files in your child theme initially:

  1. Functions.php – To modify theme functions.
  2. Style.css – To modify or adapt parent theme styling.

Create a folder with above mentioned files.

Rename the folder as done in the image above:

 

As you can see clearly in image Twentyseventeen Child is written as “parenttheme-child”.

Rename the Folder with –child in the end.

Now in your Style.css file paste following code:

/*

 Theme Name: 2017 Child by Slidescope

 Theme URI: https:// slidescope.com

 Author: Ankit Srivastava

 Author URI: https:// slidescope.com/ankit

 Template: twentyseventeen

 Description: Child theme for Twenty Seventeen.

 Version: 0.1

 License: GNU General Public License v2 or later

 License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

 Tags:

 Text Domain: twentyseventeen-child

 */

You have to modify author name, url and website as per your records..

And in your Functions.php file place the following code:

<?php

 add_action( ‘wp_enqueue_scripts’, ‘theme_enqueue_styles’ );

 function theme_enqueue_styles() {

 wp_enqueue_style( ‘parent-style’, get_template_directory_uri() . ‘/style.css’ );

 }

This code will inherit Parent Theme’s style.css styling.

Now you can create your own functions by editing the Child Theme’s Functions.php file from wordpress editor.

If you have any problems in setting up a child theme like this you can comment your problems below.

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Important tips for Security of a WordPress Website

Security of a WordPress Website

  1. Protect from Spammers : Find this line in the header.php file of your wordpress –
<meta name=”generator” content=”WordPress <?php bloginfo(’version’); ?>” />

and remove the php code and make it look like:

<meta name=”generator” content=”WordPress  | Or Whatever You want here” />

If you can’t find the meta tag:

Place this line of code in your functions.php file.

 

remove_action(‘wp_head’, ‘wp_generator’);

 

This will remove <meta name=”generator” > tag from wordpress.  Changing this meta tag is important because of spammers. If they know the version of your wordpress website it becomes easy for them to post spam comments. It also prevents hack attempts.

  1. Use Passwords that are atleast of 8 characters with mix of numbers, special characters, capital and small alphabets etc.
  2. Use plugins to restrict number of login attempts, there are many security plugins like wordference, etc. to protect your site from unauthorized access as well.
  3. You must protect your /wp-admin/ directory using the .htaccess file in your root folder. You can set access controls to particular IP addresses.
  4. Protect your website from BAD BOTS which try to hack your site using Libwww-perl .

Simply write this line in your .htaccess :

SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent “^Libwww-perl” bad_bot

<Limit GET POST>

Order Allow,Deny

Allow from all

Deny from env=bad_bot

</Limit>

To do this Go to You Hosting >> Root Domain of your site >> Find .htaccess file and past the code just above the line “# END WordPress”

This step will help you in improving your SEO score as well.

 

  1. You can use robots.txt file to allow or disallow directory access for search engine bots –

User-agent: *Disallow: /abc/wp-admin/Allow: /abc/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php Here “abc” is the directory where you have installed your wordpress.

 

  1. When you are on the urge of installing a new theme or a plugin make sure to have a look at it’s rating, reviews and bugs report. Install trustworthy plugins with considerable amount of installations.

Please comment below if you have more suggestions security of a wordpress website.

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वर्डप्रेस वेबसाइट को लोकल कंप्यूटर पर कैसे होस्ट करें ?

वर्डप्रेस वेबसाइट को लोकल कंप्यूटर पर होस्ट करने के लिए आपको निम्नलिखित सॉफ्टवेर टूल्स की आवश्यकता होगी :
१. विंडोज ऑपरेटिंग सिस्टम या लिनक्स ऑपरेटिंग सिस्टम वाला लैपटॉप या डेस्कटॉप कंप्यूटर

२. xampp या ampps  सॉफ्टवेर जो की आपके कंप्यूटर में ज़रूरी अपाचे सर्वर (Apache Server) और माईएसक्यूएल mysql सर्वर इनस्टॉल  कर देगा

३. इसके बाद आपको wordpress.org वेबसाइट पे जाकर wordpress की फाइल डाउनलोड करनी है

४. जब आप xampp या ampps इनस्टॉल करते है तो वो आपकी C: ड्राइव में एक फोल्डर बना देता है जिसमे htdocs नाम का फोल्डर होता है

५. wordpress से डाउनलोड की गयी ज़िप फाइल को htdocs में किसी फोल्डर में पेस्ट करें और एक्सट्रेक्ट करें

६. जिस नाम से अपने फोल्डर बनाया है वो आपकी वेबसाइट की तरह काम करेगी

७. आप xampp या ampps कण्ट्रोल पैनल से अपाचे सर्वर और mysql सर्वर को ओपन कर लें

८. गूगल क्रोम, मोजिल्ला फायरफाक्स जैसे किसी भी ब्राउसर में localhost/yourwebsitename टाइप करे

९. ब्राउज़र में localhost/phpmyadmin लिखें और एक नया डेटाबेस बना ले और उसका नाम उसके आईडी पासवर्ड के साथ लिख ले

१०. localhost/yourwebsitename में इनस्टॉल पे क्लिक करें और अपनी भाषा का चुनाव करें

११. डेटाबेस का नाम दर्ज करें और डाटाबेस का यूजर नाम  और पासवर्ड दर्ज करें

१२. अपनी वेबसाइट के administrator यूजरनेम और पासवर्ड को चुने और ईमेल दर्ज करें

१३. अब आपकी वेबसाइट के डैशबोर्ड में आप localhost/yourwebsitename/wp-admin लिख के पहुच सकते है

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How to Host WordPress Website Locally

Step By Step Tutorial to Host wordpress Website Locally

Local wordpress Install Steps

1. Download WordPress from WordPress.org
2. Download Apche & MySql Server for windows/linux/mac – Eg. is Xampp, Ampps etc.
3. Run Xamp -> Start Apache and MySql Servers.
4. Copy and extract the WordPress-{version}.zip file in C: / Xampp / htdocs / YOURDIRECTORYNAME
5. You can access your latest wordpress using any browser and typing http://localhost/YOURDIRECTORYNAME
6. Installation will begin and proceed with selecting your desired language
7. You have to create a MySql Database – Open http://localhost/phpmyadmin to bring MySql Server Management Window
8. In the left sidebar you will find a list of pre-created databases. Select one of them or create a new db.
9. Click on new and name your database my_wp_db or any name of your choice.
10. Go to your YOURDIRECTORYNAME folder and edit wp-config-sample.php in notepad.
11. You have to fill the data as follows :
define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘my_wp_db’);

/** MySQL database username */
define(‘DB_USER’, ‘root’);

/** MySQL database password */
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ”);

/** MySQL hostname */
define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);

/** Database Charset to use in creating database tables. */
define(‘DB_CHARSET’, ‘utf8’);

/** The Database Collate type. Don’t change this if in doubt. */
define(‘DB_COLLATE’, ”);

If you don’t know your Db User and Password you can create one using the Privilages >> User Accounts in phpmyadmin.
Or got to Xampp >> Passwords.txt
12. If worpress installation presents a form to you enter the respective details.

If you have any queries you can write to us or contact us

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How to Install WordPress on your domain or subdomain | Part 1

Install WordPress on your domain or subdomain.

  1. Add a new domain to your hosting.
  2. Add your hosting nameservers to your domain.
  3. Open file manager in your hosting and upload the zipped WordPress folder that can be downloaded from WordPress.org
  4. If you don’t want to use option ‘c’ you can look for hosting with Autoinstallers like Softaculous.
  5. If you are following option ‘c’, extract your zipped WordPress in your root folder (directory) or directory of your choice.
  6. Look for a file named Wp-config-sample.php, right click and open it in php/file editor.
  7. Go to your hosting control panel and look for Database >> Create New MySql Database
  8. After creating the database add a user to your database, remember or write down the name of database user and its password.
  9. Now open the window in step ‘f’ and Look for Entries like – Database Name, Database User, Database Password and Host. Paste the respective credentials between the opening and closing single quotes ‘…..‘. Important: If you are on cPanel Hosting – In the Host – use ‘localhost’ (works in most of the cases) or you can ask your hosting provider about the Server IP of MySql database. In the case of Plesk hosting your server IP is provided by the hosting provider. You can use that IP as the host for MySql.

The code looks like this :

// ** MySQL settings – You can get this info from your web host ** //

/** The name of the database for WordPress */

define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘database_name_here’);

/** MySQL database username */

define(‘DB_USER’, ‘username_here’);

/** MySQL database password */

define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘password_here’);

/** MySQL hostname */

define(‘DB_HOST’, ‘localhost’);

 

10. Now save this Wp-Config-Sample.php file as Wp-Config.php.

11.Open http://yourdomain.com/wp-admin/install.php if you installed it the root folder and http://yourdomain.com/directory/wp-admin/install.php if you installed in the directory folder named ‘directory’.

12. If your wp-config.php file was configured perfectly you will see a screen to enter your Site Name, Site Tag Line and Create Administrator User, Else you be asked to enter the credentials you entered in the step ‘i’.

13. After Installing your WordPress and creating a user you will be able to see your website on ‘yourdomain.com’ OR ‘yourdomain.com/directory’ and you will be able to login to your dashboard by writing ‘/wp-admin’ followed by your site url.

If you have difficulty in understanding any step of this tutorial please comment below.