PLR WordPress Websites … Turn Key or Not?

April 25, 2010 by +Marj Wyatt  
Filed under Featured, PLR Products

PLR WordPress Websites are used by internet marketers as a way to get a site online quickly.  If you’ve ever worked with them in the past and have an interest in learning the underlying technologies that make a website work, the instructions and a little time are more than adequate.

Everyone working on the internet must be aware of the rising popularity of WordPress.   If you aren’t, feel free to contact me to learn more about how you can leverage this amazing software for your websites, beyond the traditional blog.

PLR WordPress Under the Covers

WordPress Websites require knowledge of more than simple HTML to set up correctly.  WordPress is a Content Management System (CMS) that uses databases for content storage and PHP scripts to access that content for presentation on a website.  Learning how things all work together can be a rewarding journey if you like knowing how things work.  If you have limited experience with technology and become impatient when things don’t go as expected, your project can be less than fun.

PLR WordPressThe whole idea of PLR is that you can purchase content, slightly modify it, and put it up as your own.  This permits the ability to begin creating a web presence with a minimum of effort and can also save on expense of hiring someone who can adequately translate your vision into a functional website for a product or service launch.  If your goal is to monetize a site quickly and you lack the base technical skills you need to read into the instructions,  you are likely to be confounded by a PLR WordPress Website purchase.

PLR wordpress products will give you all of the information that you need about installation, usage and reselling privileges.  There are some generalized guidelines but PLR products do have differences so reading the license for your new software is advisable.

PLR WordPress Database and Security Matters

A simple WordPress installation creates 11 tables, at this time.  WordPress requires that certain things are set up in order for the software to operate correctly.  These specialized data are stored in various tables within the site database.  The list of items includes a site URL and blog URL, if it is different.

While reviewing the installation script for a recent project, I saw that the PLR WordPress Product had altered the standard WordPress Installation script, apparently in an effort to bypass the need to make these changes in the database.  All things being equal, uploading the database export to the destination database on my client’s servers was easy.  As I analyzed the data that was stored in the tables, however, I realized that the instructions lacked very important information for truly owning the site and its data.

Another observation that I made about the PLR wordpress setup script was that it didn’t follow secure WordPress Website installation practices that have been recommended for more than two years.  As we are all painfully aware, website security is critical … especially if it is a source of income for you.

A new user of WordPress, who may have been misled into believing it is a one-click install would not have known what to look for, let alone how to change it.

PLR WordPress Setup

No one that I know puts up a website, WordPress or otherwise, just for the sake of having a website alone.  At least I hope not!  🙂  The whole idea of having a website is that you want traffic to your site so you can share some specialized knowledge, build authority in a niche or campaign about products and services that you might be offering.  Once again, knowing what settings affect the visibility of your new WordPress website are the key.

The PLR wordpress software package that needed to be installed did not have the privacy settings nor ping list optimized for broad access to the new site.  Indeed, the website was up as predicted but nothing in the installation instructions addressed these critical and necessary changes so it could be found through organic searches and paid advertising campaigns.

The Virtually Marj Service team uses standardized procedure for optimizing settings, as well as a standard list of plugins for analyzing and improving traffic to the site.  This is our “secret sauce” so I won’t be laying all of that out for you here but if you’d like to know more about that, you can contact me.

To PLR or Not to PLR, that is the question

PLR WordPress Products are a great way to jump start your business and niche websites. I’m grateful that people take the time to create them.  As with all business decisions, choosing the “right tool for the job” is an important step along the way.  As for PLR WordPress Websites, they are not recommended for people who do not have the underlying wordpress skills that will allow them to read between the lines of the instructions or who don’t have staff to make them work properly as a business building tool


13 Responses to “PLR WordPress Websites … Turn Key or Not?”
  1. Branchenverzeichnis says:

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  2. Rolland Sodergren says:

    Very good guide, well written I must say.

  3. Hilary Smith says:

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    • Marj Wyatt says:

      You can use the contact form at this site to discuss any contracts. I must confess that I spend much more time on articles for my site than some people think should be spent. Thus, my rates for the quality of content you are reading here would have to be negotiated …

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  6. simsjohan says:

    Learning how things all work together can be a rewarding journey if you like knowing how things work. If you have limited experience with technology and become impatient when things don’t go as expected, your project can be less than fun.

    • Marj Wyatt says:

      Thanks for your comment!

      I agree that it is rewarding to know how everything works under the covers of a WordPress Website.

      I didn’t re-read the post you’ve commented on but, as I remember it, it was a cautionary post informing people who didn’t know how to look at what they were installing had potential to impact the earnings they anticipated.

  7. N Dyna says:

    I really loved reading your blog. It was very well written and simple to understand. Unlike additional blogs I have read. I also found it very interesting. In fact after reading, I had to go show the spouse and she enjoyed it as well!

  8. Julie Wolf says:

    While I am facinated, I guess I am one of those that may find it “less than fun” as you put it Marj. But the comments here are very good. And you have had over 200 views. so I guess its a popular topic. Ill need to study more to really appreciate it… or and read it again.

    You ARE indeed a good writer. Apparently its worth the effort and time you put in (did you get hired?)

    Your Funny to talk to also. You make me laugh on Skype even texting some times! Ok how can I get up to speed on this topic. What else should I read?

    • Marj Wyatt says:

      Thanks for your comment, Julie. And thanks for your appreciation of my sense of humor. 🙂

      WordPress PLR is a relatively new product idea out there. During out talk in Skype earlier tonight, I mentioned that I may be building some PLR WordPress sites and selling them, hopefully for profit.

      As for where to learn more, I guess the best thing to do is to buy a package somewhere and work through the installation process as I did. I will caution you that not all PLR products have “quality” PLR content, however. Cheaper isn’t always better.

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