By: Steve Kenneth – 02/06/2015
There’s a lot to learn when it comes to creating a WordPress website. You may feel very overwhelmed by WordPress at first, and you may misjudge the site. Don’t look like an inexperienced blogger and read on for some helpful advice!
If your blog post includes a long title, adjust your permalink. Use only the most important keywords so that your URL isn’t too cumbersome. Use a few words that are descriptive of the blog.
Use Alt and Title tags. text as you are uploading images to your posts. This will allow you to incorporate more SEO phrases.
Eliminate any comments or content that detracts from your site’s purpose. This will ensure your site remains user friendly. Use Akismet if you need a plugin to do this.
There may be times when you devote hours to your WordPress blog only to believe that you neglected to save your changes. If changes are not being saved, there is probably a different problem. Clear your cache to see if it will fix the problem. Try pressing and holding “shift” while refreshing to view your changes.
You must specify if you want your post to appear in other than chronological order. To change the list, you must change the dates. To do this, open a post so that you can see its date near the top-right. Change the date by clicking on it, and save the post to change the order of posts.
Are there a lot of commenters to your posts? If you do, it may be hard to go through the comments for you and visitors. A plugin can separate your comments into pages. This makes for easier navigation and a more organized site.
Search engine ranks can be boosted with just a little more time spent while adding photos. Always use titles and alt text tags. When visitors pin your images to sites like Pinterest, the title you gave is what will be represented on their screen.
Security is key to a WordPress site, so be sure to keep passwords to yourself. 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 becomes compromised, you will have to begin again; therefore, it is important to do everything you can to keep your site secure.
Routinely update your plugins. Your WordPress plugins are a terrific way to add unique power to your website. They will need to get updated though. If you don’t wish to keep up with the update installation, you may miss important upgrades, or they may stop working.
Do not use more plugin installations in WordPress than you need. It can be very tempting and exciting to download as many as possible, but doing so will burden your site with a lengthy load time. This can slow things greatly and affect your search engine ranking. Websites that perform better rank better.
Try a linking plugin to help join your posts so that readers see a greater amount of content. This will attach links to the bottom of your posts based on tags that will show users other blog posts you’ve written that may interest them.
Write blog posts in advance and then schedule them to be posted later. Have the articles posted at times when you are unable to post them. Go to “Edit”, and then find the “Publish” option. Underneath, there should be something that says Publish Immediately. Insert military times. Also, make sure you include years, months, and days. Choose the “OK” option. When the dialog for schedule comes up, look it over and press “Schedule” if everything is correct.
Is it hard for you to post at scheduled times? You can always write your article in advance and post it when you choose. When you start making a new post, you have the option to schedule a future publication. So go ahead and write your posts when you want and have them post when you want.
This article is only an introduction to the many features of WordPress. This article has given you some great information that will assist you in blogging in a more effective, successful way. You will be writing posts all the time, when you get the hang of it.