Many people know about blogging and know a little bit about WordPress. However, you may not be aware of all the amazing tools and plugins available for your use. The concepts that follow are meant to help those needing more information.
Set a publishing time for your blog posts. When editing an article for publication, you can select when it will be published. It’s a good idea to set regular updates for a specific date and time. To really stay on top of keeping your blog up to date, put your blog posts in ahead of time and let WordPress post them to your blog for you.
Keep your permalinks clean and understandable. That means you should look at the permalink box every time you put up a new post. Does the title in the URL make sense? Does it help from an SEO standpoint? If not, click on it and alter it until it is perfect.
Pay attention to your footer. The bottom of your page does not just have to be wasted space. Instead, put in an important link or work in a few words about who you are and what you do. You could even use the footer to tell visitors a little more about the site itself.
Use the “ABC” button to spell check your posts before they go live. Many people overlook this ability, but WordPress can spell check your work for you. This ensures that you continue to give off a professional look with your posts and yet you don’t have to use a separate program to do so.
Do your posts attract lots of comments? If they do, it can be quite a chore for you and your readers to comb through all of them. Install a plugin that can divide this into different pages. Your site will have more visual appeal and be easier for visitors to navigate.
Know that you can write posts and send them in the future via WordPress. All you need to do is change the post from “Publish Immediately” to a specific date and time in the future. This way you can write posts and have them set up to go out even while you are on vacation!
As you begin getting comments on your posts, consider allowing people to post with an avatar. It helps your site feel like more of a community, and it only takes a minute to do. Simply go to the settings area of your dashboard and then click on “discussion.” You should see the option there to enable avatars.
Use targeted titles and descriptions. When people are looking for your pages using a search engine, these are the first things they will encounter. That heightens their importance. If you want more control, try using the SEO program, Scribe. You can use this to make edits on your pages in order to bring more visitors.
WordPress has been around for awhile now and most bloggers have some past with it. There are many people that don’t know how great WordPress really is. Hopefully, this piece has provided you the keys to becoming a satisfied WordPress user.