26 Aug

Best 15 Free and Premium Business/Corporate WordPress Themes

U-Design Portfolio WordPress Theme

 

Business/Corporate WordPress Themes is one of the most popular areas of WordPress theme development. With lots of free and premium options available, you can easily start your business website on WordPress platform. These themes are highly customizable even for users with no or very little programming background.

Here is the list of Top 15 Free and Premium Business/Corporate WordPress Themes:

1) U-Design WordPress Theme(Price: $50)

U-Design Portfolio WordPress Theme

An amazing SEO optimized Corporate WordPress theme for users with no programming background as well as advanced developers. You can easily change colors, fonts, links, background, menu links, etc.

Demo & Download

2) Striking Premium Corporate & Portfolio WordPress Theme(Price: $50)

Striking Corporate and Portfolio WordPress Theme

Highly customizable theme with 16 custom widgets, unlimited colors font customization, custom Headers, and custom fonts.

Demo & Download

3)Karma – Clean and Modern WordPress Theme(Price: $40)

Karma Business WordPress Theme

A great SEO optimized theme with intelligent options panel, customizable options, 3D effects, 20 Color options, 20 Shortcodes and much more.

Demo & Download

4) RT-Theme 9 / Business Theme 5 in 1 For WordPress (Price: $40)

Corporate Portfolio WordPress Theme

RT WordPress Theme 9 is best suited for any business, corporate, service or portfolio websites. It comes with 5 premium skin options.

Demo & Download

5) RT-Theme 15 Premium WordPress Theme(Price: $40)

RT Portfolio WordPress Theme

Another great theme for business, corporate, product catalogue, services or portfolio web sites.

Demo & Download

6) Minimo / Corporate, Business, Portfolio, BlogTheme(Price: $40)

Minimo Corporate Portfolio WordPress Theme

Demo & Download

7) Whiteboard WordPress Theme (Price:$40)

WhiteBoard Corporate WP Theme

WhiteBoard is a premium Corporate WordPress theme with countless customizable options & features.

Demo & Download

8) Corona – Business & Portfolio Theme(Price: $50)

Corona Business and Portfolio WordPress Theme

Demo & Download

9) Satoshi / WordPress Theme(Free)

Satoshi Free Corporate WP Theme

Demo & Download

10) Cobera WordPress Theme (Free)

Cobera Business WordPress Theme

Demo & Download

11) SimpleFolio- Free WordPress Theme

SimpleFolio Free Business WordPress Theme

Demo & Download

12) Complete Free Business WordPress Theme

Complete Business and Portfolio WordPress Theme

Demo * Download

13) Academica WordPress Theme(Free)

Academica WP Theme

Academica is a free non-profit / education WordPress theme with a elegant design and customizable features.
Demo * Download

14) Heliumified Reloaded WordPress Theme(Free)

Heliumified Reloaded

Demo * Download

See Also:
15 Under Construction/Coming Soon WordPress Themes
5 Awesome Tumblr-Like WordPress Themes
5 Awesome Pinterest-Like WordPress Themes
Top 7 Best Free WordPress Photography Themes For 2012
11 Free Premium WordPress Magazine Themes
Top 10 Premium Magazine WordPress Themes For Tech Blogs

15) Workz Free Business WordPress Theme

Workz Free Business WordPress Theme

Workz is a great WordPress theme for business and portfolio style websites where you can showcase your work and what your business is all about.

Demo * Download

11 Jun

5 WordPress Plugins To Protect Your Content From Being Copied

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If you are a blogger, you must be aware and annoyed by the fact that many a times your content is being easily copied by other websites without giving you proper credit. And with constant changes in Google Algorithm these days, you may also notice that sometimes the copied content is even ranked higher in search results. Though it is impossible to completely protect your content from being copied but you can take protective measures.

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So, I have compiled a list of 5 WordPress Plugins To Protect Your Content From Being Copied:

1) WordPress Prevent Copy Paste Plugin

Personally, I am using this plugin to protect the content from being copied. There are four options viz Posts protection(It means you can disable selection of texts), Disable Right Click Option(To protect your images being copied), Protection by CSS(to protect the content even without JavaScript) and Home Page protection. Though, I have enabled Right click option because else it gives bad user experience as you can’t open content in new tab.

2) Simple Feed Copyright

It adds a copyright notice at end of full text articles in RSS feeds – “Copyright Year. Blog Title. All Rights Reserved”. Your Website title is linked to your website Url. With this WordPress plugin, now RSS scrappers will always link back to the original source.

3) Watermark My Image

Watermark my Image WordPress plugin lets you to automatically watermark your images, by placing a simple, and customizable watermark beneath the original images (just like the 9GAG watermark). You can also try Transparent Image Watermark Plugin.

4) iCopyright Toolbar

iCopyright plugin lets you adds article tools such as print, email, share & replublish and an Interactive Copyright Notice to enable sharing, tracking, licensing, syndication, & monetization of content.

5) CopyLink

CopyLink places automatic links on text copied from your blog.

6) Add Copyright Banners To Your Posts

Add Copyscape copyright banner to your posts at a highly visible location to warn potential plagiarists against stealing or copying your blog content.

7) Bring My Blog Visitors Back:

Now turn your RSS Feed into automated marketing machine with this plugin from MaxBlogPress. It offers multiple features such as Add custom content to the header and footer in RSS Feed, add comments in RSS Feed, add social sharing options, add related posts on your RSS Feed, etc. Buy this at an introductory price of $67.

07 Jun

7 Free WordPress Plugins To Generate Sitemap For Your Blog

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A Sitemap is a XML file which contains list of pages(URLs) of a website  along with additional metadata about each URL such as (when it was last updated, how often it usually changes, & how crucial it is, in comparison to other URLs on the website) so that search engines can easily crawl your website. In short, A sitemap is a complete index of your website. Creating sitemap will help major search engines to better discover your website and show in search results. Read Google’s Guide To Sitemaps.

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Check out 7 Free WordPress Plugins To Generate Sitemap For Your Blog Posts, Images, Video or Mobile Website:

1) Google XML Sitemaps

The most popular WordPress plugin to generate sitemap of your website. This plugin generate a special XML sitemap to help various search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing to better index your website or blog.
With this sitemap, it’s very easy for the search engine crawlers to see the complete structure of your website & retrieve it better in search results.
Apart from that, it also notifies various search engines every time you post something on your website.

2) Google XML Sitemap for Images

This plugin is developed by India’s First Professional blogger and legend in this field – Amit Agarwal. The Image Sitemap plugin will generate a sitemap for your WordPress blog with all the image URLs that are used in your posts & pages so that major search engines can discover images on your website easily.

3) Google XML Sitemap for Mobile

The Mobile Sitemap plugin will generate a sitemap for your WordPress blog with URLs that serve your mobile web content and helps in better indexing of mobile version of your website by search engines.

4) Google XML Sitemap for Videos

This plugin will generate an XML Sitemap for your WordPress website using all YouTube videos that you have embedded in your blog posts or pages. If the video that you have embedded has been removed from YouTube, that information in the sitemap file will also be ignored by search engine bots.

5) WP Archive-Sitemap Generator

It is another simple plugin that Generates Archives/Sitemap based on your posts & pages.

6) RPS Sitemap Generator

A simple and lightweight XML sitemap generator with Multisite awareness.

7) XML-Sitemaps

Generate XML, HTML, ROR or TEXT sitemaps of your website online.

08 Mar

Best Alternative To ‘All in One SEO Pack’ – ‘WordPress SEO By Yoast’ Plugin

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SEO-Plugins-for-Wordpress

No doubt ‘All in One SEO Pack’ is a great WordPress SEO plugin to automatically optimize your WordPress blog for Search Engines. But its full version is not free and it lacks many features.
I was using this plugin for very long until I got to know about ‘WordPress SEO By Yoast’ Plugin.

‘WordPress SEO By Yoast’ Plugin is an awesome free plugin which helps you to have a fully optimized WordPress site and adds many other functionality to your wordpress site.

Let’s take a look at some of the features that makes this plugin unique and very useful:

Helps in writing Good SEO Optimized content

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wordpress seo by yoast

This plugin helps in writing SEO Optimized content. The first thing it shows is snippet preview with which you can see a rendering of what your post will look like in the search results, whether your title is too short or too long & whether your meta description makes sense in the context of a search result.
You can put a focus keyword and this plugin will generate whether you have included that keyword in Article heading, page title, page url, content and page description.

In ‘All in One SEO Pack’ plugin, it was only limited to Title, Description and Keywords.

Page Analysis

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wordpress seo by yoast

Page Analysis functionality of this plugin checks simple things about your page which helps in SEO. For instance, if you have images in your post & whether they all have an alt-tag containing the focus keyword for that post.
It also checks your keyword density, length of the post, meta description and many other small & important things which helps in SEO.

XML Sitemaps

Though there are many plugins available for XML Sitemaps, but you can also access this functionality in this plugin. Once you check the box, it automatically creates XML sitemaps & notifies search engines of the sitemaps existence. These XML sitemaps include the images in your posts and pages too, so that your images can also be found better in the search engines.

Social Integration

This plugin comes with a Facebook OpenGraph implementation also.

Edit your .htaccess and robots.txt file

You can easily edit your .htaccess and robots.txt files using the built-in file editor.

Verify Your Website

You can easily verify your website in one click with Google and Bing Webmaster Tools and Alexa with this plugin.

These are some of the features which I love the most about this plugin. But once you use it, you will realize that this plugin is a source of so many more functionality for your wordpress blog.

Some of the big sites using this plugin includes Mashable, The Next Web and Search Engine Land.
I’d recommend everyone to try this plugin atleast once. And I’m sure once you use it, you will stick to this only.

07 Feb

Top 15 Must Have Plugins for your new WordPress Blog

1) Akismet: It is one of the best and must have plugin for your wordpress blog which is used by millions of people around the world. It protects your blog from comment & trackback spam.
It keeps your site protected from spam even while you sleep or not working on your site.

2) All in One SEO Pack: It Optimizes your WordPress blog for Search Engines (Search Engine Optimization).
Update: Best Alternative To ‘All in One SEO Pack’ – ‘WordPress SEO By Yoast’ Plugin

3) Google XML Sitemaps: This plugin will generate a special XML sitemap which will help search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, & Ask.com to better index your blog.
With this plugin, crawlers would be able to see the complete structure of your site & retrieve it more effectively. Also it notifies all major search engines every time you post new content on your blog.
Update: You should also use PubSubHubbub Plugin that notifies all major search engines in a much faster way(real time).

4) Google Site Verification Plugin: One-click Google verification for your site for Google Webmaster tools and other services.
Update: This function is also available in “WordPress SEO by Yoast”.

5) Strictly Auto Tags: Tired of finding tags for each post? You can use this plugin to auto generate tags on each post and get easy SEO. Though I would suggest you to tag post manually for better site links and infrastructure.

6) Facebook Comment: With more than 800 million people on Facebook, you can’t miss this plugin. Full Facebook Comments moderation & management for your WordPress site. Very easy and quick to set up.

Update: Try Facebook Official WordPress Plugin.

7) Contact Form: A super customizable contact form that lets your visitors send you email. Very easy to set up forms on any page or post.

8 ) The Slide by SimpleReach: One of the few plugins which is growing at a tremendous speed. It helps your readers to discover more content on your site and increasing users’ engagement.
Update: Best Alternative To Simplereach Slide – nrelate Flyout WordPress Plugin

9) WP About Author: Easily display customizable author bios below your posts.

10) User Photo: It Allows users to associate a photo with their account on wordpress site & this photo to be displayed in their posts & comments too.

11) Add Post URL: This plugin allows you to insert a specific text such as advertisements, copyright, etc. at the beginning and ending of your posts.

12) Yet Another Related Posts Plugin: It displays a list of related entries on your site & feeds based on a unique algorithm. Out of all the related post plugin I’ve used till now, this is the best related posts plugin.

Update: Best Alternative To Yet Another Related Posts – Efficient Related Posts Plugin

13) Disqus: One of the most used commenting plugin for websites. It allows your visitors to choose their identity (Facebook Connect, OpenID, Twitter) when they leave a comment. You can use this plugin only in place of “Facebook Comment’ plugin explained above.
Read: Top 5 Best Commenting Systems For Your Blog

14) Shareaholic: One of the most used and best plugin for users to share your posts. You have the option to put it above or below the posts.

15) TF Social Share: Another must have plugin for your wordpress blog to give floating share options on the left side of the posts. One more great plugin to add vertical share box to the left of the post is Sharebar.

Update: Review: Awesome Socialize Plugin To Add ‘Call To Action’ Box

Additional Plugins:

W3 Total Cache: This plugin improves your site performance & user experience via caching: browser, object, database, page, minify & content delivery network support.
Highly recommended.
Update: Now, I am using WP Super Cache. to improve site performance as I found it lighter than W3 Total Cache.

Auto Post Thumbnail: It automatically generates the Post Thumbnail (Featured Thumbnail) from the first image in any post if Post Thumbnail(Featured Image) is not set.

See Also:

7 Free WordPress Plugins To Push Your Email Marketing Campaigns
5 WordPress Plugins To Protect Your Content From Being Copied
7 Free WordPress Plugins To Generate Sitemap For Your Blog