Easy Blogging: Tips And Tricks For Using WordPress

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Is your blog using WordPress but not gaining a lot of readers? Are you considering creating a WordPress blog but want to be sure you go about it the right way? Blogs don’t just go up overnight; you have to invest time and energy into it. You will get some great tips in this article.

Try learning all the options and tools you can when you blog on WordPress. For instance, clicking the “kitchen sink” button gets you a multitude of formatting and importing options to distinguish your site. Utilize this to manage and format your site.

Make a schedule for your posts. You will be more motivated when you have a schedule. You can even create a week’s worth of content all at once and tell WordPress when to post it to your blog.

TIP! Choose a design that is relatively unique when making your WordPress blog; don’t just choose the design everyone else is using. This may be tempting since it’s a time saver, but users will not be too impressed with your effort.

Eliminate any content that is not adding value to your blog. This makes your site more appealing. Trying using a plugin like Akismet to filter out spam.

Don’t include any special characters in your URLS. They make life hard for search engines when they spider the site, so get rid of them. While utilizing keywords, make sure you keep those URLs short as well.

Posts are always shown chronologically, until you say otherwise. You must start by altering the date. To do this, open up a post and look for the date located at the top of the right corner. Change its position by clicking the date, changing it, and saving the post.

TIP! Make a schedule when you wish to start posting. A schedule helps you keep your eye on the deadline; so as the deadline approaches, it may give you more incentive to write that piece.

Do you have lots of comments? If you do, scanning through every comment can be hard on you and on your other readers. Install a plugin that adds page numbers to the comments section. This makes for easier navigation and a more organized site.

Help users easily send articles to you when they want. This will also allow them to share these articles with others. You can use a plugin called WP-Email to help you do this.

Be careful when setting up usernames. When you are showing as “admin”, your site has a higher chance of being targeted by bots. This is a security risk. Look at each individual page on your site and change admin or administrator usernames. Choose another username altogether.

TIP! If there is content or comments that aren’t of value, remove them. This will keep your site user-friendly to the honest people who are viewing it.

Never share your WordPress password. In addition to that, you need to get your plugins from reputable sites and you need to go over reviews prior to installing them. If your site ever gets hacked or infected with malware, you risk losing the entire thing.

Organize your media library and keep it that way. Otherwise, the images can get jumbled together rapidly. Make a folder structure before uploading, and put the pictures into each correct folder. In time, when you wish to go back and find something, it will be easy to do.

Now that you’ve finished this article, put the advice to work for your WordPress page. Use these ideas, starting today. You will see more visitors to your site fairly quickly. It also makes it more user friendly. Add this page to your list of bookmarks. When you’ve used these suggestions, you’ll have really improved your site.

TIP! Take special characters out of your URLs for your blog posts. This can make it hard for search engine spiders to search your site, so delete them.

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Blake Webster is a WordPress authority, web and multimedia developer, digital product developer, web publisher, search engine optimization consultant, internet marketer, photographer and published author.
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