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We’ve published a few posts recently about the importance of creating content for your website. It doesn’t matter whether you’re running a directory, vacation rental or eCommerce website, content will play a key role in your ability to attract new visitors. The objective could be one of many things — boosting product sales, enticing advertisers or establishing yourself as an authoritative source in your niche.

Since you’re here reading this, let’s assume that you already understand all that. But unfortunately, creation is only one-half of the battle. The other half involves promotion. You need to make sure that your target audience actually sees what you’re publishing, or really, what’s the point?

In this post, we’re going to cover five ways to promote what you publish. Making sure that the time and effort you’re putting into creating valuable content does not go to waste.

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Firebug is a Mozilla Firefox extension. It allows to view and edit CSS, HTML, and Javascript of any website. It provides some of the best web development tools and is the most popular and powerful tool for web developers. You can change HTML, CSS, text, etc elements of the webpage on the fly, and you can use it for any live website also.

Now let’s learn how to use firebug:

Installing firebug

There are two ways to install firebug

  • Open firefox, go to Tools > Addons > Get Addons and then search for firebug. Now click on Install. Restart firefox after installing
  • Or you can go to getfirebug.com and click on “Install Firebug for Firefox” button.

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Starting a successful directory website is a huge undertaking. You don’t have to spend more than a few minutes searching the web to find a long list of directory sites that were clearly started with a flash of motivation yet quickly died out just as quickly.

It’s sad but true. There are many directory websites out there that look like they had real potential if only someone had stuck with them long enough to generate results and ROI.

The problem is that too many people start looking for ROI before they’ve actually invested any serious time or effort into the project. If visitors sense that your site is about little more than making a quick buck, there’s a good chance they’ll disappear in a flash and never come back.

One of the great things about directory websites is that there are so many different ways to monetize them. That said, monetization isn’t something you want to jump into too quickly — especially when you’re content is still thin. Our last few posts have been about the importance of creating high-quality content before anything else and I’d recommend you read those posts first.

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Last week we talked about a few of the features of our most popular theme, Directory, that we believe make it the best WordPress directory theme on the market. The most important of which is our commitment to continual improvement and adding new functionality via plugins.

We receive a lot of questions about both the technical and practical aspects of launching a successful website using our Directory theme. This post will be the first in a series that center around that exact topic.

One of the things we mentioned last week was the importance of planning. Our Directory theme has a lot of functionality built into it. So much in fact, that if you try to build a site without having a clear direction of where you’re going, you might find yourself off course rather quickly.

To help you with the planning process we’re going to cover two important questions you need to answer before getting started. Let’s take a closer look:

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Searching for and finding the best directory theme for WordPress can seem like a daunting task. There are quite a few options to pick from, truth be told, and those options are bound to leave you scratching your head as you try to figure out which theme presents the best solution.

While our opinion might be somewhat biased (for good reason), we think our Directory theme provides the ideal all-in-one solution. Over the past few years, we’ve put a ton of effort into developing and improving our top selling theme, Directory, and we believe the results speak for themselves. Here’s why:

best WordPress directory theme

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In the previous tutorial we have shown how to use E-Junkie. In this tutorial, lets learn how to add the buy now link from e-junkie in our themes. We’ll take our eBook theme as an example in this tutorial.

Step 1: Getting the link of “Buy Now” from E-junkie:

  • Login to E-Junkie.
  • Click on “Get BUY NOW/CART buttons for your products

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E-Junkie lets you deliver your digital products like eBooks, icons, pictures, etc to your customers.

Advantages of using E-Junkie:

  • E-Junkie works in such a way that it prevents your files from being shared by many people.
  • Cost efficient – The monthly plan starts from just $5 and mostly it would suffice to many people as you can upload upto 10 files totaling 50 MB in size.
  • Saves you from the hassles of hiring a professional programmer to integrate Ecommerce features.

However, E-Junkie is not a payment gateway or processor, you’ll need something like paypal to handle all your payments stuff. So you’ll just link E-Junkie to your paypal account and voila, you’re good to go.

Getting started with E-Junkie:

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I’ll save you the background lecture. Let’s get straight to it. With the 3.0 release, WordPress is now capable of creating and managing multiple blogs/sites with only one install. You don’t need separate databases or plugins to make it work. However, this multi-site feature is not enabled by default because it’s not for everyone. If you do need multisite capability or want to experiment with it, here’s how to enable it:

(Unfortunately, the additional steps for absolute beginners in this article are for Windows users only. Also, this tutorial assumes you have an existing installation of WordPress. Users installing WordPress for the first time, skip Step 1; do Step 2 before you install WordPress.)

Before you even start with Step 1, back up your site and database. For the beginners, it’s simply creating a backup of your site in case anything goes wrong. Your web host control panel should be able to guide you through creating a site backup.

Step 1

Install WordPress 3.0 or upgrade to it.

Step 2

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Good intentions, innovative ideas, hard work and determination surely leads to success. Approving this, is this story, where one of our clients with moderate knowledge of WordPress, developed a translated WordPress Directory website for the people.

The story is of the website – www.chineseinedmonton.com. A community information guide for the Chinese people in Edmonton. The website is running successfully and is assisting a number of Chinese immigrants in Edmonton to easily find their interests in the city.

What is chineseinedmonton.com about?

“Chinese in Edmonton” is an information guide for the Chinese immigrants and students in Edmonton, Canada. The basic purpose of the website is to provide a guide for Edmonton city in the native Chinese language.

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