Earlier it was really difficult for people who own a company, organization or personal domain name to manage email in a neat way as the email provided by web host is not really up to the mark. So the easy way for them was to use Gmail (as it is neat and easy to manage) but they had to use [email protected], which doesn’t look professional and in addition, it also looks like they are promoting Gmail instead of their own domain.
But now Google has come up with G Suite, which is easy to use and allow you to use your custom email address with your domain name to access Gmail and doesn’t charge much for it.
If you are still in any doubts about using Gmail custom email address for your own domain. You can ask your question below at comment section.
The web is a vulnerable place. There are tons of sneakers, who look forward to getting the access to your website. Once they manage to do it, you will be locked out of your site, maybe forever.
That’s why you should take some precautions to keep yourself secure. In this article, I am going to help you change your WordPress login URL for better security.
Are you ready to dive into the core of this post? Here you go!
Before you proceed to the process, you must know why you should do this.
Firstly, the default URL for WordPress login is the same for all sites that is wp-login.php. And the dashboard URL is wp-admin. If you enter either of these URLs, you can get the login form for most of the websites.
Once a hacker gets the access to your login page, he can dig in a lot of additional information using various techniques like brute force attacks, which eventually leads to leakage of your password.
You don’t want that to happen, do you? That’s why you must change the default URLs.
Now, let’s know how it is done.
Step 1: The very first step is installing a plugin for this purpose because WP doesn’t provide us with an option to change the default URLs once our blog is up and running.
You can go with a plugin named Custom Login URL.
I hope you know how to install a plugin. You can go with manual zip uploading method or the regular installation from the admin panel as well.
Step 2: Once you install the plugin, you have to go to Settings>> Permalinks. There, you will see different authentication permalinks.
Step 3: You can change login URL, registration URL, lost password URL, logout URL, login redirect URL (dashboard), and logout redirection URL too.
In case you don’t want to fiddle with all those, I recommend you change at least login URL and login redirect URL.
Don’t forget to hit Save Changes button after you apply all the necessary alterations. Chances are you may forget the URL. So, note it down inside a text file.
What if you don’t want to change all the URLs, but the login only?
Don’t worry! A plugin for your purpose is available on the WP repository, named WPS Hide Login.
Install the plugin like you regularly do. Then, go to Settings>> General. Under WPS Hide Login, you can see a text box next to Login URL. Change it to anything you want. That’s it.
I hope you know how to change login URL of your WordPress website now.
Don’t forget to share this article with your friends and followers. And, I think you got no issues in changing the login URL of your site.
Needless to say, you must use a strong password. Seek the help of a random password generator for that.
It is hard!
Yes, choosing a perfect domain is a tough row to hoe if you don’t know the art of doing it.
Recently, I have published one of my article on how to start a blog. And if you get inspired by that article and thinking about starting your own blog. Before starting a new blog you must consider tips mentioned in this article about “how to choose a perfect domain name“.
Sometimes, we come up with great domain names and find it unavailable when trying to buy them. Has it ever happened to you?
Don’t worry! I am going to help you select the best domain for you. The article you are reading is specially crafted for people like you.
So, shall we start?
I have divided this article into different segments in order to ease the reading experience. First up, we are going to check out what a domain name is. Later on, we will look into 7 Tips for choosing the perfect domain name for your business.
Simply, put domain name is the online address of your website. Every domain follows some basic principles of domain name system aka DNS.
Your website has a unique IP address. And, it is possible to visit your site by entering those digits into the address bar of the browser. Nonetheless, it really is a headache to remember unique 10+ digits for every site.
What a domain does is connecting your browser to the IP address and fetching the site content.
I hope you now know what a domain name is. Let me give you an overview of the domain extensions then.
A typical domain name has four parts, of which two we commonly use.
Let’s take the example of this site. The domain is https://www.loudtechie.com.
Http – The prefix of the domain. Some sites use https.
www – It is called the sub-domain. Not every site uses this. You can reach the target without using it.
Loudtechie – This is the unique part of the domain name.
Com – The domain extension. It can be com, org, net etc. One should have a unique domain+ extension. In my case, it is loudtechie.com.
Do you know what a domain extension is, right?
Yeah, the last three- four characters after the dot are called a domain name extension. You are free to choose anyone. Still, .com is the popular choice.
We all know a domain name should be unique. So, I am not going to include that in this list of tips.
Shorter is always better.
You heard it, don’t you? People find it easy to remember a short domain name than a longer one. I once stumbled upon a site with domain teck.in. See, how cool is that?
The site owner has made the domain shorter even in the case of extension as well. I know it isn’t always easy to get a short domain name provided almost all of them are taken. Still, I swear you can find some.
All you have to do is keep on searching for it until you find the best one.
Aimless brainstorming doesn’t help in choosing a domain name. Then, how can you do it?
At first, you should keep the niche of your blog in mind. And, try to gather all the words that come to your mind when you think about the niche. You can seek the help of a friend to collect the words or you can go with available online tools for domain name suggestions.
Can you recollect the domain I said in the tip above? It is teck.in. See, the owner has changed tech to teck and, it is pretty cool. You can adapt this trick to select the best domain.
Clubbing two words is always a good idea. If you want to start a tech blog, what about geekmonster.com as a domain? Here I mixed geek and monster together.
It is not easy to remember hyphens, symbols and numbers in a domain name. I have seen many blogs with the same, though.
Most probably, a large percent of your direct visitors confuse with the domain name and, they visit another website. I know how you feel when you find a cool domain as unavailable.
Once you figure it out, don’t try to insert symbols, numbers or other symbols in between.
Still, there are some instances you can use numbers in a domain. Take the example of 2createawebsite.com. It is easy to recall there’s a number, isn’t it?
Cut the thoughts right NOW.
You can register the domain without any issues. Once they know about it, you will have to face legal actions and most probably, they will ask for compensation as well.
So stay safe!
If you want to make your blog a brand, you must check the availability of social media accounts on the chosen name.
In my case, LoudTechie is the name for all the social network accounts associated with this blog. And, I was pretty fortunate to avail them.
The reason why it is asked you to decide first what business or services you want to offer. Then go for a domain name for your business or services.
When you include your keyword in your domain name, it gives your domain name a priority to get better visibility on search engines ranking. Suppose your business is taxi services, you then may want to register HireaTaxi.com or BookaTaxi.com.
Many businesses are meant to be local only. For that kind of business and services, you may want to register a domain name including the name of your city or state. It will be helpful for local customers to remember or find it easily.
I recommend you shouldn’t use any domain registrar’s websites to check the availability. The following are the best tools I found apt for this purpose.
Just open the website from the link given above. You can see a field there.
Simply, enter the domain name, of which you want to check the availability. There you go! The best thing about it is you can get the owner details of domains (only if they don’t hide it).
I hope you now know how to choose the perfect domain name for your business.
In case you have any doubt, don’t forget to reach out to me using the comment section down below. I will reach out to you at the earliest.
I appreciate if you share this article with your social media friends and followers.
Is it your first time installing WordPress on Godaddy hosting account?
Trust me it’s very easy!
Everything happens for the first time. Let me help you with it, with my simple step-by-step tutorial to install WordPress on Godaddy hosting. It will be done in no time.
Godaddy is one of the most prominent web hosting providers. I have been using their service for years now. So as a part of my complete guide to starting a WordPress blog, you will read here how to install WordPress on Godaddy.
It is not a Mammoth task as you think. The installing process will hardly take about a couple of minutes. In case you don’t have Godaddy hosting, I recommend purchasing one now.
I hope you are ready to install WordPress. Without further ado, let’s dive deep into the core of this post.
For your convenience, I have divided this guide into several steps. All you have to do is just following the steps given below. At the end, you will have a functional WordPress website.
Are you ready to get into the business? Here we go!
Step 1: First, you have to visit godaddy.com. In case you use any country specific domain of Godaddy, don’t worry. The redirection will take place on its own.
It’s up to you whether to go with which browser.
Step 2: You can see a sign in option on the top right corner of the screen. Hovering the mouse pointer over the same reveals a login form.
You have to enter your login credentials into the given fields. Then, press Enter.
Step 3: Now you are into your GoDaddy account. Now you will see your user name displayed on a top right side of your screen. Click on it and you will see “My Products” associated with your Godaddy account there. Click on my products option there.
Step 4: Here all your products will be displayed on your screen domains, hostings, emails, photo albums. Hit the Manage button right next to Web Hosting.
Step 5: Choose the right one (Domain) on which you want to install WordPress.
Step 6: As I just said above, you have to select the right website especially when you have a lot of them. Hitting the manage button will bring you to the cPanel of the website.
Inside cPanel you can see a number of buttons there. Whenever you want to create a custom email address, upload files program or change any configuration related to your website, you must access this section.
You have to scroll down here and look for Web Applications. Under that heading, you can see WordPress. Don’t hesitate to click on the same.
Step 6: On the next page you get, press install this application.
You will be redirected to another page where you have to provide a username, password and an email address here. Once you enter all, simply hit the install button at bottom of this page.
It will only take less than a minute to get the installation process finished. On completion, you will occasion email with the login URL.
There you go! Start blogging right away!
I hope you now know how to install WordPress on Godaddy hosting. As I said earlier, you shouldn’t be a geek to do this.
Do you still have any doubts? Head over to the commenting section and scribble down your issues there. I’ll be more than glad to help you out.
I expect you to share this article with your blogging buddies on social media. Wishing you a profitable journey ahead. Cheers. 🙂
The majority of the people starting their blog on the WordPress.com because there is no need for any initial setup costs. They only need to shop a domain name and they are ready to start their blog. But as soon as the blog grows, it will become difficult to customize it as per their needs. At some point in time, they have to migrate their blog from WordPress.com to a self-hosted platform WordPress.org.
WordPress.org is an awesome place where the users can get the WordPress CMS software which is an open sourced software script. Before installing or using this software script user should find an appropriate hosting provider and domain name on their own. There is a comprehensive documentation available in the WordPress.org where the users can get all the information about using the platform.
On this platform, the users have to find a reliable web hosting company for their blog and can’t rely on the WordPress.com. Here, the bloggers can have a better control on their blog and get much more opportunity to put their own stamp on it.
In this tutorial, we will share step by step procedure to migrate your blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org.
It is a simple process to transfer data from the WordPress.com to a new WordPress.org.
1. First of all, you need to login to your account on the WordPress.com
2. Go to the dashboard of your blog and click on Export option available under the Tools menu.
3. After clicking on the export tool option, you will reach to a new page where you need to select between free or Guided transfer.
4. Select the “Free export” and you will be prompted to a new screen where there will be an option “Choose what to export”. Here choose the “All content” and select the Download Export File option to proceed further.
After selecting the button, an XML file will be downloaded to your computer drive containing all posts, custom fields, comments and custom posts of your WordPress.com.
After exporting your data, you need to configure your WordPress.org page on your web hosting provider. It is very easy to install WordPress and you need to select a few options. You need to follow below steps to configure your WordPress.org site.
1. First of all, you need to login to your hosting provider. Here, we are taking the Bluehost cPanel as your hosting provider as an example.
2. After login, you have to select the website section from the home. Now, select the Install WordPress button.
3. Click on the install button present in the top right section of the computer screen.
4. Click the new domain name you have registered and selected the Check Domain option to proceed further.
5. After that, enter the information and your admin login credentials on your website to complete the installation process. Now click on the install option.
Now the installation work is finished, you need to import the XML file.
You need to follow these steps to import data into your self-hosted WordPress site.
1. In order to import the content to your new site, from WordPress.com, you have to click on tools options. You can see the import option in the dashboard of your self-hosted WordPress.org
2. After that, you have to click on the WordPress option. You will have to install the WordPress Importer plugin and activate it. Now run the importer plugin and this will forward you to a screen where you will have to upload your WordPress.com XML file.
3. There will be an option of assigning your old content to a current user or creating a new user when you start the importing process.
You have to follow this step if you are using links feature on your WordPress.com blog to store links. If you were not using this feature, then skip this step and move on to the next step.
You have to replace the “mine” with the sub-domain of your WordPress.com.
In this step, you have to follow below steps to finish your migrating process.
1. Update your Links
After completing step 1 to 4, you need to do some cleaning work. Always make sure that you have revisited your posts after interlinking them. You should also update them as per your new domain.
2. Making your WordPress.com Blog Private
No one wants visitors to discover their old website in lieu of the new one. In order to get rid of this problem, you need to make your old blog private by selecting the Settings and after that, Reading option on the dashboard of your WordPress.com.
After that, click on the option “I would like my site to be private”.
3. Post Advertising About Domain Change
To make sure that your followers know about your move, make an advertising by informing them about the change of domain. This step will help them to find you easily.
We all know that WordPress.com is an ideal option for beginners who have just started their blog, but you have to move to the upper level at some point in time. We hope that you will find our tutorial “How to Move your blog domain from wordpress.com to wordpress.org in WordPress” helpful and easy to follow.
Have you ever wondered about the song name used in a YouTube video?
If you are a person who uses YouTube, I know I am not talking to a wrong person. Finding a song name in a YouTube video can be hectic given that the music is instrumental.
That’s why you are here reading the article on how to find song’s name used in a YouTube video. Truth be told, it’s not as hard as it seems. And, I am going to walk you through different methods through which you can find the song.
Are you ready to explore? Here you go!
I have collected different methods and presented all of them here under different subheadings.
Observing the video carefully can fetch you what you want. Most of the times, uploaders mention the audio used in the video on the description section itself.
All you need to do is open the video, explore the description and read the text. That’s it. Chances are you can solve the song in video chaos here itself.
Another method that doesn’t confuse you is to bring some job to your ears. Yeah, listen to the audio if you can understand the lyrics. Then, memorize or scribble down the first one or two lines.
Finally, open a browser tab and, google search for the same line. Boom! You will get the song before you right away.
Do you know what is available down the video?
YouTube has a helpful commenting system that can be a lifesaver in many situations. What I mean here is you can check out the comment section of the video, you want to find the song of. You can just press “Ctrl+F” key and search “song name”.
Chances are you can find a bunch of comments that mention the name of the song.
Have you heard of Shazam?
Shazam is a music identification lyrics discovering app service you can use for free. The 100 million downloads and 4.4 rating on the Play Store speak for the app itself.
We all have a smartphone today. Finding a person without a smartphone has become a tough task now. So, I hope anyone can use this app to identify the music.
First, you have to go to Play Store on your Android device. Enter Shazam into the search bar you see on top of the screen.
The topmost one you get, Shazam- Discover music is what we want. You can either tap on the install button right away or do it later from the app page after reading more about it.
Being a lightweight app, Shazam won’t take much time for the installation. Once it gets installed, open the app. Now, play the video, bring your phone near to the speaker of your computer and tap on the blue Shazam logo. That’s it. There you will have the details.
The previous one I shared was using your Android smartphone. Here is a way to find the song used in a YouTube video directly from your computer using online tool.
Open your browser and enter mooma.sh into the address bar. You will get a new website now. In case you are lazy to type the text, click here.
You need to register for an account there, which will not take more than a couple of minutes. They won’t allow you to track the song unless you become a registered user.
When you finish with the registration, copy the video URL and paste into the given field. You will get the name of the song used in that particular video.
If you want to download the song, use Google to search for an appropriate phrase.
Are you an iOS user? Then I know you didn’t pay heed to my fourth method, did you?
You can download their app from iTunes app store. But you have to pay about $3 to get your hands on the app. Though they have an Android app, Shazam is much better according to me.
After the app installation, you can play the video near your iPhone to identify it.
In all the cases, you will find a solution using any of the six methods given above. Still, I have two bonus methods for you that include no installations.
I hope you have a Twitter account. Did you notice the search button on top of the Twitter web page, didn’t you?
Just copy the YouTube video ID (not the YouTube video URL) from your browser’s address bar and, paste the same into the Twitter Search field. You will get at least a few tweets mentioning the video. Sometimes, these tweets contain the name of the song used in the video.
As you can see the video ID in above screenshot, that last random alphabets and numeric is call video ID on YouTube. The main reason behind picking only the YouTube video ID and not the whole YouTube video URL is that same video can have many different links as you may know YouTube has many publishers for the same video. But the video ID is always the same except in few shortURL services.
Sometimes, seeking help does the magic.
You have friends, right? Who doesn’t!
Just send the link to him/her over any social media channel and, ask for a help to identify the song used in the video.
Even if the person whom you asked doesn’t know the answer, he/she will seek help from their friends. Finally, you will get the correct song even if it takes a while.
So, you have got eight different methods to find the song used in a YouTube video.
If you have any unique way to do the same, you are free to use the comment section to share the same with us.
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Also, jot down your experiences with the methods I have mentioned here, in the comment field. I will be more than glad to read it.