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Host Your WordPress Blog On Bluehost

Bluehost has been in the hosting business for a long time. They are one of the best hosting companies for hosting your WordPress blog. They have different types of services for different types of customers. They have Shared Hosting, WordPress Hosting, VPS Hosting and Dedicated Servers.

Shared Hosting

The Shared Hosting is the cheapest service they have. They have three plans within shared hosting – Starter, Plus and Business Pro. The Starter plan is naturally the cheapest. You can have 1 website, 100GB of disk space, unlimited bandwidth, 1 parked domain, 25 sub domains and email accounts. If you’re just starting out with your blogging journey, it’s better to go with the starter plan. Along the way, as your traffic increases, you can upgrade your plan.

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Plus and Business Pro are only meant for sites that have high traffic and high resource usage. With these you can have unlimited websites, unlimited disk space, unlimited bandwidth and unlimited email accounts. With the Business Pro, you get some extra features like 1 SSL certificate, site backup, 1 domain privacy and a very high performance. You also get Global CDN with both Plus and Business Pro which ensures that your site serves content to your readers as fast as possible.

VPS Hosting

For customers, who have website that receives a lot of traffic and consumes a lot of resources, VPS Hosting is recommended. VPS Hosting will enable customers to have a powerful hardware at the backend. Bluehost has 4 plans for VPS hosting – Standard, Enhanced, Premium and Ultimate. The higher you go, more the cost and more powerful the hardware.

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For example, the Standard VPS plan comes with 2 CPU Cores, 30GB SAN, 2GB RAM and 1TB of bandwidth. The most expensive plan – Ultimate comes with 4 CPU cores, 240GB SAN, 8GB RAM and 4TB of bandwidth. You also get a money back guarantee which means if you’re not happy with what you’re getting, you can get your money back.

Dedicated Servers

For any hosting company, Dedicated Servers are the most expensive platforms they have provide. Each customer will have separate servers and high speed servers.

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Dedicated Servers are meant for the highest of the highest resource hogging sites. Here too, they have 3 plans – Standard, Enhanced and Premium. For example, Blog Engage runs on a dedicated server. The Premmium plan for the dedicated server comes with 1 TB of storage, 16GB of RAM and a huge 15TB of bandwidth. You also get 4 3.33GHz CPUs with the premium plan.

WordPress Hosting

Bluehost also provides managed WordPress hosting – Blogger, Professional, Business and Enterprise. The Standard plan comes with websites that support 100 million websites, 30GB storage, 30GB backup and 2GB of RAM.

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For those WordPress sites, which gets a lot of traffic you have the Enterprise plan which comes with 240GB of storage, 240GB of backup, 8GB of RAM along with SSL certificate and Site Backup Pro.

So, if you’re starting on your blogging journey or would like to migrate a high traffic site from your current host, Bluehost is a viable choice. They have a great track record.

About Brian

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I am also the owner of Blog Engage a social network I created specifically for bloggers.

LeanBiz – Premium WordPress Theme by Elegant Themes

Are you looking for a business theme but tired of finding nothing but themes with a ton of options and features that some business owners may not need? If so, I have the theme for you. Recently, Elegant Themes released a business theme LeanBiz that was designed to be light weight but still look good and with only the needed features that any website might need.

LeanBiz not only looks good but it can function as a business site with call to action sliders, a portfolio to display your current products and service or you can setup the theme as a traditional blog with some extra features. Its up to you on how you could use it.

Elegant Themes’ LeanBiz Premium Theme

LeanBiz is a simple but professional business theme. The home page comes with a slider that can help you create some impressive call to actions. The whole point of this theme is to keep it simple and remove as much of the extra junk that many website/blog owners do not want on their home page.

Four Unique color Schemes

LeanBiz comes with four different color schemes. So if you want a little extra color, then you can choose a color other than white. If you prefer white, then go with that color!

Advertising Management

LeanBiz comes with a great advertisement system. The theme allows you to place 125×125 banner images on the sidebar and 468×60 ads in your posts. The system is easy to use and if you do not need the system, you can turn it off in the admin panel.

Automated Thumbnail Resizing

The theme uses timthumb to automatically resize your thumbnail images. With this feature, you only need to have one image per post even though the theme uses several different thumbnail sizes.

Page Templates

LeanBiz gives you pre-made layouts and utilities that can be used on an individual page. This way if you want certain pages to look different, you can use a different layout to make those changes.

For more information and to take LeanBiz for a test drive, check it out here.

About

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I am also the owner of Blog Engage a social network I created specifically for bloggers.

Luscious Child Theme For Studiopress

Are you looking for a fun theme or maybe something a little whimsical? If you are, I have the theme for you. On October 11th, StudioPress Themes announced the release of the Luscious Child Theme. The Luscious theme is a fun theme designed for bloggers and publishers who want to display there content in a fun a way.

In addition to the turn-key child themes, all themes are fully optimized for search engines and it has search engines options such as adding meta descriptions, keywords, and titles. Plus a handful of options that help with search engine rankings.

Features

StudioPress Themes Luscious Child Theme comes in eleven color layout options, drag–and-drop widgets, featured images, footer widgets, and threaded comments.

In order to use Luscious Child Theme, you must already have the StudioPress Themes Genesis Framework installed or purchase it along with the child theme.

For more information and to test drive the theme, Check out the Luscious Child Theme.

What is Studiopress?

Studiopress Genesis Framework is a rock solid set of codes for WordPress designed to make it easy for you to setup your site the way you want it. The framework is designed so you can create your own themes easily or use one of their premium turn-key designs.

When you purchase the Framework, you get unlimited support, unlimited easy updates, and you get lifetime access to the support team and staff.

Check out the StudioPress Themes info page for more information about the Genesis Framework.

About

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I am also the owner of Blog Engage a social network I created specifically for bloggers.

Win a Blog Post Upgrade From Aseponde

Hi everyone, I’m very happy to announce our latest contest hosted by Aseponde. This is also your own chance to win a free Post Upgrade by participating in the rafflecopter contest below.

So what are you waiting for? Join this fun contest, meet a new bloggers, share their latest post and have a chance at getting your latest post upgraded by doing so. This is a great way to read new and fantastic blog content while increasing the chances your blog post had the exact same experience.

Sign in with Facebook and following the instructions below, the contest is easy, and can be done every day for the next 5 days. So visit daily to earn more entries which will increase your chances of winning a post upgrade for yourself.

So What Do You get?

Free Blog Engage Account
Free Post Upgraded To The Home Page
Facebook and Twitter Marketing
Increase in Tweets, Likes and Blog Traffic.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

About

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I am also the owner of Blog Engage a social network I created specifically for bloggers.

Corporate by StudioPress

Are you looking for a professional way to display your corporation or business’ content? If so, I found a theme that has that corporate look that you are looking for. Its designed to show off a lot of content in a way that will showcase your company, services, or whatever you want to share with your clients and employees and look good doing it.

That theme is Corporate Theme by StudioPress. StudioPress Corporate is a child theme designed to work on the Genesis Framework. So when you purchase the Corporate theme and the Genesis Frame, you get all the great features of the Framework plus the custom features that comes with the child theme.

Corporate Child Theme Features

The Corporate Theme comes with custom backgrounds, a custom header, 6 custom layouts, fixed width, featured images, and threaded comments. Plus all the great features of the Genesis Framework and the added security that you have purchased a rock solid framework designed to help you and your company build a better site.

For more information about the Corporate Child Theme and to check out the demo, make sure to take a look at the information page.

What is the Genesis Framework?

StudioPress child themes requires the Genesis Framework. So that means you must have already purchased theme or purchase the Genesis Framework along with the child theme.

The Genesis Framework was designed to complement the WordPress code and take it above and beyond what it was designed to do. It comes with rock solid SEO integrated code and additional SEO options to help the search engines find your content, easy to install child themes, and many other features that will help you and your site.

When you purchase the Framework, you get unlimited support, unlimited easy updates, and you get lifetime access to the support team and staff.

About

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I am also the owner of Blog Engage a social network I created specifically for bloggers.

Lifestyle by StudioPress

Have a lot of content to share? Want to share your content in a magazine style? Then you need a stylish magazine theme to do it.

To get that stylish look, you need a great looking theme to do it. And StudioPress has a great looking magazine styled theme. That theme is Lifestyle and it gives you a lot of options and looks for your website.

Lifestyle Child Theme Features

Lifestyle Theme comes with six different layout options, ten color styles to choose from, feature images, custom header, custom background, and footer widgets. Not only do you get these great features, you also get the new updated features from the Genesis Framework.

For more information and to test drive the theme, check out the Lifestyle information page.

What is the Genesis Framework?

All themes by Lifestyle Theme StudioPress are child themes and you must have the Genesis Framework already installed on your WordPress site to run the child themes. The framework is the parent theme and it adds features to the core files to WordPress. Some of the features include SEO configuration fields in the admin features and SEO options on the article pages.

Also, as of January 20th, StudioPress updated the Genesis Framework to v1.8 and made some great updates to the framework. If you haven’t updated yet, make sure you are running the latest version of WordPress and update your framework.

When you purchase the Lifestyle Theme Genesis Framework, you get unlimited support, unlimited easy updates, and you get lifetime access to the support team and staff.

About

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I am also the owner of Blog Engage a social network I created specifically for bloggers.

Landscape by StudioPress

Are you looking for a Landscape Theme “dark theme” to display your images and projects and still look professional? If so, I have the perfect theme for you. It’s a dark grey theme that looks good in almost any situation. This theme has it all, you can display your best work on the front page and run a blog to display more of your work and projects or use it to update your readers.

StudioPress Landscape Child Theme is a dark theme that was designed to show off your images and not take your readers eye away from your images and content. It comes with a widgeted home page that you can setup a featured image slideshow with a gallery. You can place images or screenshots of your latest projects in the gallery/slideshow. Once they are placed in the gallery, they will be proudly displayed on your front page for everyone to see them.

StudioPress Features

StudioPress Landscape Theme Child Theme comes with a featured images widget, six layout options, fixed width, and threaded comments. Plus, you get all the default extras that comes with the Genesis Framework.

For more information and to test drive the theme, check out the StudioPress Landscape Theme Child Theme info page.

What is the Genesis Framework?

The Genesis Framework is the core files (parent theme) needed to run any StudioPress child theme. The framework adds much needed features that WordPress never added. Some of the features include SEO integration throughout the theme and, SEO options for articles. But that’s not all you get with the Framework. If you want to use any of the child themes by StudioPress Landscape Theme, you must purchase Genesis Framework or already have installed on server before using of the child theme. For more information about the Genesis Framework, check out the information page.

When you purchase the framework, you get unlimited support, unlimited easy updates, and you get lifetime access to the support team and staff.

About

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I am also the owner of Blog Engage a social network I created specifically for bloggers.

Get More Social Media Shares With Monarch

Having social media sharing buttons is crucial. They encourage your visitors to share your content. I have seen many blogs where the content was worth sharing, however, there was no sharing buttons. Not only did I miss out on sharing some great content, but the writer also missed out on having their content shared.

What I wanted to share today with the community was the Monarch WordPress plugin, developed by Elegant Themes. I have seen a lo social sharing plugins, over the years. I have used Digg Digg, Share This, AddThis and many more. However, Monarch is one of the most lightweight social sharing plugin there is. It loads very easily on your site and doesn’t cause any kind of delay in web page rendering.

Why Use Monarch

Monarch has five different kinds of display – sidebar, flyin, popup, inline and media. Apart from that, you can choose from any of the 35 social network sharing buttons that are available.

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In sidebar, you will have the sharing buttons floating on the left side or right side of your blog. It’s actually very handy, because it will always be in front of your visitors. Whenever, visitors find your content interesting, they will be able to share it to major social networks immediately.

The Flyin buttons really grab the attention of the visitors. You can have it displayed once the user reaches the end of of your post or after a certain time interval. They will come up from the bottom of the page. They really encourage visitors to share your content. You also have the option of adding a custom message to the flyin widget asking readers to share your content.

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The popup makes the social sharing buttons appear in the middle of your screen. It’s similar to how a popup optin form works. It catches the attention of your visitor immediately and encourages them to share.

The inline option is the normal display option that shows the sharing button before and after your post. Here too, you have the option of adding as many sharing buttons as you want. You can either one option available or both.

For the media option, you will get to display sharing buttons on your images. It’s similar to the how the Pinterest WordPress plugins where a pinterest button appears on the image. However, here you will have the sharing buttons of all social media networks.

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How To Set It Up

Monarch comes up with a neat user interface. You will have all the settings in a single interface. Each of the display options comes with some specific settings that you can configure. However, there are some settings that are common like share counts, total shares, network names, location etc.

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In my opinion, the best way to set it up is not to use all of them. In fact, I would say that the combination of the sidebar and the flyin is the best. Both of them combined really encourages your visitors to share your content. So, make sure you check out Monarch because it’s a cool plugin.

About Brian

My name is Brian and I’m a Graduate of Business Administration Marketing. I work full time in Sales and Marketing. I am also the owner of Blog Engage a social network I created specifically for bloggers.