WordPress Website Resources

This blog is about building WordPress Websites and is not directly associated with the WordPressfoundation.org, however I am one of their biggest fans! I would not even bother using any other content management system. ( I have tried my fair share)

Here is my collection of cool tools and websites that help me make money with my WordPress websites. I use these websites and tools everyday but this does not mean they will work for you. Please be aware that these tools (mostly free) and resources are listed here as a great source of information and I do not actually sell any of these products but will get a commission if you buy a product from some links. I have purchased most of them though, but only after long and tiresome research.

If you are making an online business you can only survive for so long on free tools. So if you are a newbie I recommend not going out and buying everything at once as you can easily start a business using free tools. When your business grows you will have to start buying software to automate some jobs, and even move to outsourcing other jobs.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post below are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. Most Resources are free, especially if you don’t mind putting in a bit more work. 

The Absolute Most Important WordPress Resources!

http://wordpress.org/

Free Open source software. (The absolute best!)

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/

Over 17,000 free plugins in the WordPress Plugin directory.

http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/

Over 1,400 WordPress free themes to choose from. Fantastic for newbies on a tight budget!

http://wordpress.com/

Free blog hosted on WordPress.com/

CODE SNIPPETS for WordPress

My WordPress Website Checklists

Website Maintenance Checklist

Successful WordPress Website Checklist

Traffic Checklist 

SEO Checklist

Social Media Checklist

Advertisement Checklist

Internet Browsers

Firefox:

Firefox is a free web browser that is used by webmasters because it has great addons that help with research and SEO.

http://www.mozilla.com

Seoquake allows user to obtain and investigate many important SEO parameters of the internet project under study on the fly.

http://www.seoquake.com/

Social Media Websites

http://www.Facebook.com

http://www.twitter.com

http://www.Ning.com

http://www.Linkedin.com

http://www.Xanga.com

http://www.Orkut.com

http://www.Fubar.com

http://www.bebo.com

http://www.Zorpia.com

Social Media Tools

**SocialAdr**

http://socialadr.com/

Join this website and you can bookmark other peoples content to earn credits, then other random people bookmark you. This definitely brings you traffic.

**Twitters own “Twitter for business 101″ guide

http://business.twitter.com/twitter101/

**Twitter Search

http://search.twitter.com/

**Tweet Deck:

TweetDeck is your personal real-time browser, connecting you with your contacts across Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Google Buzz and more. Update all these social medias from your desktop.

http://www.tweetdeck.com/

**Ping.fm:

Ping will automatically update multiple social profiles at once, and provides you with the opportunity to schedule future updates, so your accounts can stay active and fresh even when you aren’t around!

http://www.Ping.fm

**Social Oomph

Auto-posts updates to your Twitter feed and enables you to send automatic tweets to those who follow you.

http://www.SocialOomph.com

**Onlywire

Auto bookmarks your website posts. You can add a plugin to WordPress or add a HTML button to your website. But be careful because over bookmarking can get you banned from everywhere.

http://www.onlywire.com

Webmaster Forums

http://forums.digitalpoint.com/

http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/

http://www.warriorforum.com/

Feeder Sites / Link Wheels

http://www.Wordpress.com

http://www.Hubpages.com

http://www.Squidoo.com

http://www.Blogger.com

Press Release Creation Services:

http://www.pressequalizer.com

http://www.pressedge.com/

Press Release Distribution Channels:

http://www.PRWeb.com

http://www.PRNewsWire.com

Article Submission websites:

http://www.Buzzle.com

http://www.GoArticles.com

http://www.ArticlesFactory.com

http://www.WebProNews.com

http://www.ArticleDashboard.com

http://www.ArticlesBase.com

http://www.directorycritic.com/article-directory-list.html

Keyword Research Tools

https://adwords.google.com.au/select/KeywordToolExternal

http://freekeywords.wordtracker.com/

http://www.goodkeywords.com/

http://www.prweb.com/

http://www.google.com/trends

http://spyfu.com/

http://www.nichebotclassic.com/

www.alexa.com

www.flippa.com

https://ads.youtube.com/keyword_tool

Video Editing

http://www.tubechop.com/

Web Design

Html color codes

Resources List (some affiliate links)

Hostgator – Not the cheapest hosting but the best for me…No downtime in 3 years for me.. Nothing but support

NameCheap.com – Free bonuses when you buy a domain name here. Also cheap.

Keyword Research

Google keyword tool – Free to use. Enter a keyword and press search. Free SEO Guidelines from Google.

Google search – Still need to check out your competition.

Keyword Elite – What I use to do all this hard work for me. Finding the right keywords is the most important step

when building a website.

Installing a WordPress website through fantastico

http://letsbuildwebsites.com/install-wordpress-using-fantastico-in-cpanel-hosting/

Installing a WordPress theme

http://letsbuildwebsites.com/install-or-change-a-theme-on-your-wordpress-website/

WordPress Themes

Artisteer – Make your own WordPress themes.

Socrates – The theme I use on most of my websites.

Elegant Themes – Best deal for website themes. Real estate, E commerce, Review themes, and more all for one price.

Thesis – A WordPress theme framework to build on. This website is using it..A barebones frame to build up.

Outsourcing

Elance.com – Find someone to do a job for you. I usually get articles written and sometimes SEO.

odesk.com – I like Elance better but they are pretty much the same.

SEO

SEOPressor – The number one on page SEO plugin. I cannot live without this. It’s easy to use, not like others.

Back linking

Squidoo – Create a free blog and earn revenue from it and get backlinks.

Email marketing

Mailchimp – The email marketing crew I use..Free to use until you get too big.

Aweber – I think these guys have one month trial. One of the best but I prefer Mailchimp.

WPSubscribers – Email capture boxes anywhere you want on your blog without any coding.

Research

Warrior Forum – Learn from other webmasters who are in the same boat.

Guest Posting WordPress Website Resources

My Blog Guest – Join for free and offer to take guest posts and publish them to your blog! This is a great way to get content for your website or a great way to submit your own guest posts!

Internet Marketing SEO Tools

Internet Marketing and SEO Tools.

SEOMoz.org – Go and register and checkout their free tools.

Top Competitor Tool – Shows the top 10 sites for a keyphrase in Google, Yahoo and MSN.

Keyword Density Analysis Tool – Enter a URL get all the keyword density for the page.

online link checker – W3C has a tool for finding broken and malformed links.

Affiliate Websites

http://www.clickbank.com

http://www.cj.com

https://www.ebaypartnernetwork.com/files/hub/en-US/index.html

https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/

Spotmau – Top computer repair software and computer maintenance software that sells like crazy!

Affiliate Tools

Clickbank RSS feed to your WordPress Website:

http://www.hoprss.com/

Webinar Tools

AnyMeeting (free with ads)

Submitting an Ebook


Free-eBooks.net

Free eBook Directory

Wit Guides

eBook Freeway

e-Library.net

E Course Web

Project Gutenberg

eBooklet Directory

Mind Like Water

ebook88

eBooks4free.net

Published

EBooks Library

The eBook Directory

eBook Broadcast

EBook Jungle

WISDOM ebooks

E-Book Directory.com