Master The Art Of Blogging With WordPress

Surely you’ve at least heard about WordPress. More than likely, you’ve even read a blog from someone using this platform or have even messed around with WordPress at some point on your own. If you wish to know more details about just how much this platform can deliver, keep reading.

TIP! If you are doing a Wordpress blog for professional or search engine optimization purporses, don’t let Wordpress actually host your blog. Put your blog on a different host and then just use the Wordpress application there.

Create smart URLs! Don’t use a lot of keywords in the URL, and keep the whole thing simple and straightforward. Avoid excessive verbiage. You want to create smart permalinks that are easy to look at and easy to understand. This helps make your blog more user friendly and comprehensible.

If your post has a long title, clean up its permalink. For example, “Ten Ways for Smart Parents to Tame Their Kids” would appear as a long, cumbersome URL. Instead, try making the permalink “tips-parents-uncontrollable-children” or something comparable based on the SEO keywords.

TIP! Create smart URLs! Don’t use a lot of keywords in the URL, and keep the whole thing simple and straightforward. Avoid excessive verbiage.

Do not let your theme get stale. The first thing you should do if you notice a decrease in traffic is check and see when you last changed your theme. As your site grows and changes, the theme should as well. Make sure that it accurately reflects your brand, and you should see a rise in traffic.

If you haven’t customized your WordPress sidebar, it could be cluttered with useless items that are doing nothing but confusing your readers. Your sidebar should only contain things you actually want visitors to click on. Navigate to Appearance & Widgets to edit the appearance of your sidebar and remove anything there that doesn’t actually benefit you or your visitors directly.

TIP! One reason WordPress is so great to work with is that its plug-ins offer a dazzling array of functions. Be that as it may, you want to be careful when selecting plug-ins.

Organize your media library. Uploading images quickly is tempting, but this can turn into a huge mess. Create several folders and place each image in the appropriate one. You’ll be able to find what you need much more quickly.

Your WordPress is nothing without plugins, and lucky for you, there are plenty to choose from. However, it is very important that you use caution when installing plugins and keep in mind that they aren’t disposable. You can uninstall them, but most of the time they will still affect your content and leave shortcodes behind.

TIP! Have you even worked on your site and thought that the changes you made were not saved? This is likely not the case. Clearing the cache can help solve this.

When you are choosing a WordPress template to use, pick something that gets frequent updates. You do not want to use a template whose creator has abandoned updates because sometimes you have to address security issues. A creator who is proactive in updating his template will give you a better product.

Make sure you have the latest versions of all your plugins. The plugins are capable of adding great power to your site. They will update just like normal software. Make sure to install the updates so you can keep the plugin running smoothly.

If you had any WordPress experience prior to reading this article, then you were already aware that it’s not a complicated platform at all. However, there is much to know and explore so that you can do more with WordPress, and this article has given you some assistance. Get ready to put those new skills to the test.

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