How to Install WordPress

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WordPress for Hostel Blogs

This page contains information about how to install and configure WordPress. Before reading this page, you may want to view the hostel blogs page.

How to Install WordPress

WordPress Themes

Free themes (designs) for your blog.

WordPress Plugins

There are over 1600 free WordPress plugins available. Some recommended plugins are listed below.

Booking Plugins

Plugins designed to make online reservations or inquires.

SEO Plugins

These plugins are designed to help your blog rank higher in search engines.

Social Media Plugins
  • Simple Facebook Connect -- for connecting WordPress with Facebook
  • Sociable - Allows visitors to easily share and bookmark your posts on various social media sites.
  • Share This - Allows visitors to easily share and bookmark your posts on various social media sites.
  • Twitterfeed -- Syndicates your posts on Twitter. This is an external service; not a plugin.
Newsfeed Plugins (RSS/ATOM)
  • Feed Locations Plugin - Allows you to specify an alternate location for your feeds. Useful if you are using Feedburner to manage your feeds.
  • Full Feed - Allows visitors to subscribe to your full RSS/Atom feeds instead of having them truncated.
Mobile Web
  • WordPress Mobile Edition - Automatically formats your blog for optimal display on mobile devices when visitors are using a cell phone or PDA to visit your site.

Additional Modifications

RSS and ATOM Feeds

Feedburner Integration

Please see the free hostel marketing ebook for a tutorial on how to connect your blog to Feedburner.

Here are some useful WordPress plugins for integrating your feeds with Feedburner.com:

  • Feed Locations Plugin - Allows you to specify an alternate location for your feeds. Useful if you are using Feedburner to manage your feeds.
  • Full Feed - Allows visitors to subscribe to your full RSS/Atom feeds instead of having them truncated.

Blog and Feed Directories

  • Add blog directories here

What to Blog About

Please see the Blog Content Topic Ideas section for ideas on what to blog about.