now create a page "search" and add custom search engine script in that page alone.
Now When user search on any page – it navigates to "yourdomain.com/search" and will display the result using Google Custom Search Engine.
In Search form if you enter "nyc" then the page will navigate to "yourdomain.com/search/?q=nyc"
Google Custom Search Engine will get the search query term from the URL
You can add the Default search form in sidebar, footer or so . . using Widgets .. which is less wait, and no need to load google script all the time. and when user search's it will navigate to a page. and in that page alone Google custom search engine script will loads
For most use cases Cloud based Search Engines are best instead on all the things loaded on your server.
Cloud Based Search Engines crawl, index your site on there server and manages. means less load on you server. And its easy to Setup, Maintain.
If you have large traffic website. Instead of using WordPress plugin which index you site on your Web Server use Cloud based Search Engine. ( for setup may need to use plugin, even if it is cloud based search engine )
But there are some Advantages of using WordPress based Search Engines
WordPress plugins Search Engines can know how your website content is, they know the popular products like Woo commerce, easydigitaldownloads. and know how they are structured. So more customize feature, better search result.
For Large Enterprises any thing is fine. Apache solr may be one of the best choose.
It will navigate to show already created Search Engine list.
But if this is the first one to create
Click on "Create a Custom Search Engine" if not, to create a new Search Engine Click on "Add" or click on "New Search Engine" from the left side menu.
Sites to Search
Enter the sites name to search, Can add multiple domain names. can Add domains that even if you are not owned that we.
Individual pages: To search only on some Individual pages – can that page URL e.g. www.example.com/about.html
Entire Site: To Add Entire Site e.g. www.example.com or www.example.com/* but this is not including all sub domains, search on all pages with in www.example.com. To search on Sub pages add like sub.example.com or sub.example.com/*
Entire Domain: to search on entire domain – all webpages that include sub folder, sub domains *.example.com
parts of site / sub folders: www.example.com/blog/ or www.example.com/blog/*
Add the desired language, Language for search engine Messages to display messages
( this is not the language of what your search result is, or what your website content is. )
This is useful to set the language to display search box. like the search box placeholder – text, sort by – text, powered by google custom search – text and similar messages.
Name of the SearchEngine
Give a name to your Custom Search Engine,
If you are using Custom Search Engine public URL ( will check about that in this page ) This name shown at the top of that page just like an heading.
Click on Create to create a Custom Search Engine
on Success you will get the page which provide links to "Get Code", "Public URL", "Control Panel"
At Any Time to get this information
Click on "Edit Search Engine" – from the left menu. And then click on "Setup" – This is Control Panel – for Search Engine
To get the Code – from "Setup" click on "Get Code"
To get, enable, disable the public URL click on "Public URL".
Copy the code and paste it where you like to display the search box, search result.
e.g if you like to add search box in Sidebar, If you are using WordPress and have your Theme provide to add content on Sidebar using Widgets.
Then form wp-admin – Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets
Select "Custom HTML" Widget and place that widget where you want – sidebar, footer, header ..
and add the code in that widget and save.
We can arrange things like – Display only Search result or Search box or Seach box at one place and Search result at one place.
To do this – Click on "Look and feel" from the left navigation.
or you change the last line of the code by your self
<gcse:search> – To display Search box, Search Result
<gcse:searchbox>, <gcse:searchresults> – Two Colums – To Display Search box, Search result on two columns with in same page.
<gcse:searchbox-only> – To Display only Search Box
<gcse:searchresults-only> – To Display only Search Result
Instead of manually editing this code, Google will generate this code by changing the settings at "Look and feel"
Customize the color of the link, text, buttons, by navigate to Customize tab, or can change the look and feel using themes.
Add Variations for search terms
e.g. in your website you may use term like "New York City" but user may search for different term like "NYC"
Now if search query is "NYC" Search Engine will show results that are related to "New York City"
Things May need to do
Make Google Custom Search or Google Search Engine know your Website, Web pages. Add your Site at Google Search console and add sitemap. So that Google know what the pages, Content exist on your site and what the result have to display based on the search query.
If you are using Google Analytics – You may be already Added Search Query String in filter "S", CSE default Query String is "q". Make sure you added "q" also. or change the Default Query String. ( in all case you don't need, use this in cases where your URL changes and adds "?q" string before the search query )
At "Statistics and Logs" -> Google Analytics. Select a profile to view Analytics.
Don't Enable – Results Browsing History – just back to previous search result. ( by default disabled )
Tips / Hacks
Instead of adding Google Search Engine Script on all pages,
Just add the custom search box on all pages i.e. create your own search form which is less wait – just an input field, submit button inside form, and When user submit that form make sure to navigate to a page where you added Google Custom Search Engine script. ( have to extend the URL with query string, query text )
Instead of creating a new search form, you can use WordPress / theme default Search form, but one issue here – WordPress search Query String is "s" where default CSE query String is "q". either one have to change to match.
In menu add one more item like "search" and make that link to navigate to page where Google Custom Search Engine Script is added. or add a search bar in menu
What about Google Site Search ( GSE ) ?
GSE vs CSE
Google Site Search ( GSE ), is discontinued
GSE is more Enterprise Edition of Google custom Search, can remove Google Branding, can remove Ads. Its not free. ( any how now its discontinued )
Best Social Media Management tools to maintain all your Social Media Accounts, For small to Big Business, Agencies
There is no proper monopoly in Social Media Site, of-course one have more use base then other. The popularity of Social Media sites vary based on Age, Gender, Region, Occupation and some other factor. Some are popular for Making Friends, and some are for Fan Followers
Young people spend most of time in some site, and 35+ age people spend on some other site. Film Industry, Sports followers spend on some site.
As an Entrepreneurs you should not fix to one social media site. your Company must focus on multiple social Media Sites. You have to play smart. You should no go all your social sites for posting, for reading comments, giving reply, or to view Analytics.
Connect all your Social sites to one Social Media Management tool, and make the thing Easy.
What social Media Management tools Do
Helps to Maintain Multiple Social sites , Multiple Accounts of Social Sites from Single Dashboard
Take action at one place and make it happen in all places, view all your social sites data from one one place
Create post in one place and make your social media Manager to post on all you Social Sites
View All your Social Sites Analytics from one place. ..
Advantages of using Social Media Management tools
create, schedule, draft – post
Read, reply to Message / Comments / Chat
Analytics / Insights
Monitor Ads on Social Media Sites
Create Teams to manage Social Media Manager
Here is the list of some popular Social Media Management tools.
Manage all your WordPress Sites from Single Location (Self-hosted WordPress websites or wordpress.com websites ), Manage from the cloud, or from one of your website or from wordpress.com or using Desktop, mobile App.
Manage Themes, plugins, core Updates, backups, clone, security, comments, create/edit posts, and much more tasks for all your WordPress Websites, from single location.
If you have multiple websites or If you are an Agent, Freelancer who Manage your customer Website this Management tools will save lot of time spent on WordPress Maintenance.
There are multiple way we can Manage Multiple WordPress websites from single location
Manage form Cloud – i.e. the remote location from where you signup
From one of your WordPress Installed site
At WordPress.com, Desktop, Mobile App
Update WordPress Version with single click for all your websites
Install, activate, deactivate, delete plugins
Change, update, delete Theme
Read all your Website comments form single location
login to your websites dashboard with a single click
these are basic things, some tools do much more, like Automatically take backup, Security Checks, Check Website performance – page speed insights, uptime monitor ( reports if server downs ), Analytics, SEO, create restore points, Migration and much more ..
If you are an Agent, Freelancer you Can Manage all your customer's websites from the single location. can create custom Dashboard, whitelisted reports.
ManageWP is one of the most popular for its user base, Its Dashboard / UI make things easy to get started and Manage all your sites.
ManageWP is free for unlimited Website, Can handle most of the things with free version.
Some features there is free, paid versions. can take advance by adding a paid add-on.
e.g. like you can take monthly scheduled backup, 1-click restore with free version, with paid backup add-on which is $2 per site per month per site, can take on-demand backup, cloning, migration, send backup to an external destination like Google Drive, AWS S3.
If you have large number of website, or if you are an agent, freelance you can take advantage of taking bundle package – instead of paying $2 per backup addon, can take $75 for up to 100 websites.
or instead of paying for each bundle, pay for – all in one bundle package for $150 per month – for up to 100 websites – this includes several add-ons
If you are already GoDaddy Customer, instead of signup for ManageWP, you can signup for GoDaddy pro for free, Some of the paid features in ManageWP are free if your website is hosted in GoDaddy.
Signup for GoDaddy pro user is free, just like ManageWP can take advantage of paid add-ons, if you are already GoDaddy customer it better to add your sites from GoDaddy pro and manage your bills easily.
While Adding WordPress site in ManageWP Dashboard, if you have given your WordPress Website username and password, ManageWP installs 'Worker plugin' on your Website. or instead of adding username, the password you can install Worker Plugin by your self, and while adding Website in ManageWP Dashboard add the Access key.
Install Jetpack on your self-hosted WordPress website, then connect your website to wordpress.com account. That's all, you can mange your self-hosted website form wordpress.com or you can install Desktop, Mobile WordPress App ( know more about calypso )
If you update to premium plan, you can take advantage of taking backups ..
Jetpack is not just for Manage Multiple website form single location, its have wide range of features. like lazy loading images, image cdn, related post
It basically connect your site to wordpress.com, and from wordpress.com you can mange all the connected site.
here – wordpress.com access your self hosted websites using Jetpack plugin.
With the free Version of Jetpack, you can update the themes, plugins, write, edit posts, Analytics and much more.
Jetpack is really a great tool to Managing WordPress Site – build, Manage, secure.
Jetpack services include Content Delivery, Security Services, Ad program, lazy loading images
While coming to Manage Multiple WordPress Sites it does something using WordPress.com – which are great. ( but it lack some feature when compare with alternates )
So our suggestion is, If you are already using Jetpack, then instead of adding another plugin in your WordPress use Jetpack and access all your sites from wordpress.com from browser or form WordPress Desktop, Mobile App
unlike ManageWP – where your dashboard is in their premises .
MainWP Dashboard is on your WordPress Website,
It might be one of your main site, or a sub site create especially for Managing sites,
or even you can Create your Dashboard in localhost. by installing wamp, xampp, mamp server, or create your own server and install WordPress by using Apache, PHP, MySQL
MainWP Dashboard : install this plugin to get Dashboard to Manage WordPress Sites
MainWP Child : Install this plugin on all your WordPress sites to connect to your Dashboard.
Free tier comes with several features like adding unlimited website, Manage Plugins, Themes, Manage Content of all your WordPress sites, 1-click admin access to your connected sites, taking backup ( multiple options ), uptime monitor and more.. ( Free Features, Add-ons )
There are many tools out of this list, but we found this are top 3 tools for Managing Multiple WordPress sites.
Instead of taking decision from top 10 WordPress Management Services, or from top 100 list – this are the best What we found.
Find what suites for you based on your Who You Are, How Many Websites you have to Manage, are you Interest in paying Monthly, one time fee.
ManageWP is one of the easy option to get started, mostly you will like their user interface. Dashboard is hosted by ManageWP, premium features are monthly bases and per site. ideal for individual users, agents
If you, or your company have enough Money to spend and it okay to pay monthly bills – then go for ManageWP ( wish you will like there User Interface ), Easy to use, Easy to Start, Easy to Maintain
MainWP is one of the best tool to Manage WordPress sites, Dashboard is on one of your WordPress Website. Free for Adding Unlimited WordPress Websites, and there is Monthly, Yearly, lifetime membership plan to use paid extensions. ( can pay for selected extension , or for all extension ). . ideal for Agents, individual users
If you are Agent, and don't like to spend Monthly bills, and like to keep Dashboard form your own website, then MainWP is best choose.
If your are already using Jetpack, instead of adding another add-on, simply Manage all your WordPress sites form WordPress.com, or installing WordPress App on Desktop, Mobile, and can manage easily. Jetpack does great of what it does. Ideal for Individual users for managing multiple wordpress sites.
In case if we miss any of the best tools, please comment ( please add only if it works great then the above list )
In WordPress support system ( https://wordpress.org/support/ ) the messages are not able to edit/ delete after sometime ( that good )
But some times we need to share information to user but not like to stay long
In that cases mostly we do by adding an unlisted video ( can view who have that link ) in YouTube and later will delete that video or make private ( private videos are not visible with out permission, even link exists )