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Helpful Hints For Using Wordpress Successfully

June 4, 2015



Over the years, there have been more and more people publishing blogs. Lots of people are increasingly turning to WordPress for their blog publishing needs. But even with all its glory, there is a whole lot to learn when starting out with WordPress. This article will give you the information you need to know to keep that from happening to you!

Avoid designs that are commonplace. It saves time, but doesn't make a great impression on others. Take the time to create a unique site that reflects you and your business.

WordPress makes video blogging easy. While this might take a little extra preparation on your part, it is worth it. Most Internet users are very visual. Videos can sometimes convey information more quickly and effectively than the written word.

Sometimes you spend hours changing your WordPress site, and then think that the changes have not been saved. That is usually not the case. To remedy this, try clearing your browser's cache. Press and then hold the shift key as you refresh the browser to make the changes show up.

Unless you change the settings, all your posts will be listed in chronological order. You can change the order of this list by changing the dates on your blog posts. First, open the posts and look for the date in the top-right corner. Change the date after clicking on it to get it moved from the original position.

Improve your position in the SERPs by spending time posting your pictures correctly. Add in the tags for the alternate text and titles. If someone 'pins' one of your images on Pinterest, your title will be what shows up on their blog.

Be certain users have the ability to email posts to themselves if they like. This is essential so that they can easily share your content with others. Set this up using a WP-Email plugin.

Don't use 'admin' for your username. Bots are more likely to attack a blog that has 'administrator' or 'admin' as a username. This puts your site at risk. Eliminate admin type user names altogether. Choose another username.

Be sure to use titles and descriptions that are targeted. As a visitor arrives at your page, they will see both of these things almost immediately. They are crucial to your site. You can use Scribe, which will help you control this on WordPress. You will be able to edit them to your heart's content and draw more people in to your pages.

Keep your plugins updated. WordPress plugins can add unique features to your site. They will need to get updated though. There are many critical upgrades that you may not have been aware of. Older plugins may fail without updates.

Keep your WordPress website updated. Updates contain security patches that eliminate vulnerabilities. Using an older version of WordPress opens up your site to malware attacks. Be diligent about looking for and installing the updates as soon as they become available.

To link your blog posts on your blog or website, make use of a plugin that will allow you to do just that. 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.

Think about scheduling post publishing in advance by using WordPress. You can easily schedule the publication of your posts regardless of where you are. Go to your Edit screen and locate the Publish box. Beneath this, you should see the words, 'Publish Immediately.' Next to it is a place to input time and date. Input your time in military format. Pick OK. When you spot your 'schedule for' screen, select it and then hit 'schedule' if things look right.

You no longer have to manually accept comments. The Akisment plugin can do this task for you. Make sure that 'manual approval' does not have a check mark beside it so that the comments go up automatically. You will waste a great deal of time if you approve every comment that is submitted to your site.

Your drop-down menu should be ignored when it comes to selecting the post's header. Use the keyboard shortcuts. Press Ctrl and single number from one to six for several options. If you frequently use headers, this saves lots of time.

You can always add 'Read More' buttons. A wall of text on the front page of your blog looks unprofessional. The 'Read More' option gives visitors the opportunity to continue reading the posts they find most interesting. Not doing this can make your blog unappealing and rather uninviting.

Hopefully, your understanding of WordPress has improved. It is funny to see the amount of people that use WordPress since many of them do not understand it. This article should be of great assistance as you begin to navigate WordPress.

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